Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 1, Episode 4

Babel (24 Jan. 1993)

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The crew and civilian population of Deep Space Nine begin to gabble when a plague, engineered by the Bajorans as a weapon against the Cardassians, accidentally gets released into the station's atmosphere.

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Cardassian technology isn't as good as it seems. Chief O'Brien is very very busy as systems all over the station are failing. While Trying to free people stuck in an airlock and promising a ship's captain a repair crew by the end of the day, Dax wants him to repair a malfunction in the lab. Then he must repair the navigational computer for Kira, only to be ordered by Sisko to make sure he gets good coffee by fixing the replicators. A while later all of the sudden O'Brien has become aphasic. Bashir has no clue what happened, there seems to be nothing wrong physically with him. Then out of the blue Dax also turns aphasic, right in front of his eyes. All over the ship people are displaying the symptoms, it seems an epidemic caused by a virus. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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47 Reference: when Kira and Dr. Surmak get to the station, the first file they look at is file 839472-39. See more »

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[Quark is testing his dabo wheel when Odo enters]
Quark: Care to place a friendly wager?... If it's your reputation you're thinking about, no one need ever know.
Odo: It has nothing to do with my reputation. The truth is, I never... learned the game.
Quark: You mean you sat here for all these years and you don't even know how to gamble?
Odo: That's correct.
Quark: No wonder you always look so bored.
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Experimental Episode with some Decent Character Development
2 February 2008 | by (Vulcan) – See all my reviews

This unusual episode takes a very different look at a standard Star Trek plot - the ship-wide seemingly insurmountable threat story.

In fact, it starts out as a comedic episode following Miles O'Brien around as he tries to repair chronically failing Cardassian technology all over DS9. Shortly after, however, the story takes a very sinister turn as O Brien becomes heavily aphasic and is followed very quickly by many others on the station. Eventually, Sisko quarantines the station, and Kira is sent on a mission of mercy to try to locate the one person who may be able to save the crew.

Brooks and Visitor turn in excellent performances in this episode, and the episode is important in the development of O'brien, Jake and Ben and Kira's characters. And there is a good amount of conservative exposition about the Bajoran underground.

A solid, if not entirely original, episode.


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