Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 7, Episode 5

Chrysalis (28 Oct. 1998)

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Dr. Bashir attempts to bring one of his genetically engineered friends out of the catatonic state she is in, and when he is successful, he begins to fall for her.



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Episode cast overview:
Lieutenant Ezri Dax (as Nicole deBoer)
Lt. Commander Worf (credit only)
Jake Sisko (credit only)
Sarina Douglas (as Faith C. Salie)
Lauren (as Hilary Shepard Turner)
Michael Keenan ...
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Dr. Bashir attempts to bring one of his genetically engineered friends out of the catatonic state she is in, and when he is successful, he begins to fall for her.

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Director Jonathan West found shooting the musical scene a very difficult thing to do. One person had to lead into somebody else and flow with the music at the same time. Also, the quartet all reacted differently to singing. Hilary Shepard-Turner (Lauren) had been in an all-girl punk band back in the 80s and had no problem with it. Michael Keenan (Patrick) enjoyed it: though not being a professional, he surely could sing. Tim Ransom (Jack) was completely tone deaf and had to be dubbed (and mostly acted as "director"). And Faith C. Salie (Sarina) discovered she had a wonderful singing voice. She enjoyed the experience more than anyone. They were all very pleased with the whole sequence. See more »


Chief O'Brien: [referring to Bashir's relationship with Sarina] I haven't seen you like this for a long time; and I'm really happy for you. But don't you think it's all happening just a little too fast?
Doctor Bashir: We're genetically engineered. We do everything fast.
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Doctor in love
2 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is another stand alone episode that doesn't advance the main story arc but concentrates on Doctor Bashir who is trying to cure a young genetically engineered woman called Sarina who has been in a catatonic state all of her life. She has been brought to the station by three other genetically engineered people who while brilliantly clever have personality disorders which make it hard for them to function amongst normal people. Once the doctor has performed the operation it is clear that she doesn't suffer from these disorders and she gets on well with Dr Bashir's friends and very well with the doctor himself who finds himself falling in love with her only to find that she appears to have slipped back in to her catatonic state.

Alexander Siddig does a fine job as Doctor Bashir and Faith Salie did well guest starring as Sarina. I found the other genetically engineered guest characters somewhat irritating although that was down to the way the characters were written rather than the acting. Over all it wasn't a bad episode but I look forward to a return to the main story arc.

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