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Star trek: Deep Space Nine 4.12b - The Quickening

Stardate around 49930
Threat advisory: Under evaluation

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While travelling in the Gamma Quadrant, Kira (Nana Visitor), Dax (Terry Farrell) and Bashir (Siddig el Fadil) respond to an automated distress call from a planet that the Jem'Hadar destroyed 200 years ago. The attackers contaminated the inhabitants with a terminal disease that is passed on from generation to generation. The Blight, as the malady is known, causes blue lesions all over the faces of sufferers. When the afflicted near death - a period called The Quickening - the welts become red and inflamed while the disease grows very painful.

Bashir and Jadzia transport to the planet's surface, where they encounter a woman and take her to a hospital. But they soon discover that Trevean (Michael Sarrazin), the hospital's healer, is in reality a man who poisons those who are Quickening in order to end their suffering. Bashir wants to help save them, but Trevean insists that there is no cure.

Persons of interest

  • Avery Brooks .... Commander Benjamin Lafayette Sisko
  • René Auberjonois .... Constable Odo, Director
  • Michael Dorn .... Lieutenant Worf
  • Siddig el Fadil .... Doctor Julian Bashir
  • Terry Farrell .... Lieutenant Jadzia Dax
  • Cirroc Lofton .... Jake Sisko
  • Colm Meaney .... Chief O'Brien
  • Armin Shimerman .... Quark
  • Nana Visitor .... Major Kira Nerys
  • Michael Sarrazin .... Trevean
  • Ellen Wheeler .... Ekoria
  • Dylan Haggerty .... Epran
  • Heide Margolis .... Norva
  • Loren Lester .... attendant
  • Alan Echeverria .... patient
  • Lisa Moncure .... Latia
  • Judi Durand .... station computer voice
  • Naren Shankar .... Screenwriter

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report


Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence, adult themes)

Not for public release in Australia before date

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