A Man Alone
Episode 3 of 19 within Season One. Item 3 of 175 overall.
Production number 403.
Michael Piller - Story
Gerald Sanford - Story
Michael Piller - Teleplay
Paul Lynch - Director
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Stardate: 46421.5-Odo is faced with a pressing problem when he spies Ibudan, a Bajoran he once arrested for murder, gambling in Quark's. His attempts to rid the station of the criminal proves unsuccessful. However, when Ibudan is found stabbed to death in a Holosuite, Odo becomes the prime murder suspect.

orig. airdate--January 17,1993

music--"Theme from Star Trek" "Where No Man Has Gone Before" by Dennis McCarthy


  • When Odo is checking Ibudan's activity log in his quarters on the transport ship, a couple of the events listed on the log are "Departure from Alderaan Spaceport" and "Dinner with Della Santina". Alderaan is a planet from the Star Wars galaxy. "Della Santina" is coordinating/line producer Robert Della Santina.
  • After Odo is relieved of duty by Sisko, he returns to his security office to find it had been ransacked and graffiti was sprayed on the walls. Look carefully, the word "SHIFTER" is what's graffitied on the wall.
  • The title is based on the biblical story of the The Tower of Babel in the Book of Genesis. Man wanted to be closer to God so they built this extremely high tower. God was angered, destroyed the tower and punished the men by making them speak many different languages (everyone was babbling), thus beginning the various nations and cultures after all of man had descended from the same tribe since he was driven out of the Garden of Eden.

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Previous episode :
002 Past Prologue
Next episode :
004 Babel

regional titles

A Man Alone
Un homme seul
Unter Verdacht
Uno strano delitto
Un hombre solitario