Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 3, Episode 25

Facets (12 Jun. 1995)

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Dax asks the crew to join her Zhian'tara ritual. The memories of her former hosts will take over their bodies. Nog is preparing for Starfleet Academy.



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Episode credited cast:
Doctor Bashir / Torias Dax (as Siddig El Fadil)
Guardian (as Jefrey Alan Chandler)
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Dax asks her friends to take part in a Trill ritual where she meets with her previous hosts, who temporarily take over the minds of the friends. Meanwhile, Nog practices for his entry into Starfleet Academy, much to the disliking of his uncle. Written by Anonymous

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When O'Brien briefs Nog in the Holosuite about Starfleet Academy entrance exams, the prop PADD the Chief carries reads "GO AWAY". It is a reuse of the PADD that Bashir hands to Dax in "Explorers" to get her to leave while he flirts with Leeta. See more »


When Chief O'Brien is briefing Nog on the Starfleet Academy entrance exam in the Holosuite, he holds a PADD that clearly says "GO AWAY" on it. This is the same prop as used in the opening scene of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Explorers, wherein the text was relevant. In this context, however, the text makes no sense and was certainly intended to be illegible on screen. See more »


Doctor Bashir: [as Torias] We're part of something bigger than any one of us.
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References Star Trek: The Corbomite Maneuver (1966) See more »


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Written by Dennis McCarthy
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Kind of weird but a lot of fun.
28 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The episode begins with Jadzia Dax asking several of the crew members for a strange favor--to borrow their bodies for a short amount of time! It's part of an odd Trill ceremony where the old hosts' spirits are brought back through some mumbo jumbo--and the spirits will inhabit their temporary hosts. They agree and the results vary quite a bit. One is an evil murderer and he only inhabits Sisko briefly (because he's so nasty), my favorite is a female host who inhabits Quark (it's pretty funny) and then there is Curzon Dax--who turns out to be quite the character.

The other plot (and there are almost always two in every episode) involves Nog working hard to get into a special training program for folks wanting to get into Starfleet. While a minor plot compared to the one above, it was quite touching seeing him and his father-- especially with Rom being so very proud of his boy.

All in all a very inconsequential episode since nothing earth-shattering occurs and it seems like filler, BUT it's also quite fun and great when it comes to character development. Well worth seeing.

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