While making plans to attend a medical conference on the Romulan home world, Dr. Bashir is contacted by Sloane of Section 31 and recruited to determine the health of a high-ranking Romulan ... See full summary »

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While making plans to attend a medical conference on the Romulan home world, Dr. Bashir is contacted by Sloane of Section 31 and recruited to determine the health of a high-ranking Romulan official. Things turn more desperate, though, when the ranking Starfleet admiral traveling with him, who knows about Section 31's interest in the conference mysteriously suffers a brain aneurysm after Dr. Bashir finds out that Sloane is traveling with the group, as well. Written by Moviedude1

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This takes place in 2375. See more »

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In the last external view of the USS Bellerophon, the designation NCC-74656 can be seen on the hull. NCC-74656 is the designation for the title ship from Star Trek: Voyager, from which the stock footage came. See more »

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Sloan: Let's make a deal, Doctor: I'll spare you the 'ends justify the means'-speech and you spare me the 'we must do what's right'-speech. You and I are not going to see eye to eye on this subject, so I suggest we stop discussing it.
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Referenced in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: The Gift of Gab (2001) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
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Kind of boring, actually.
28 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When the episode begins, the representative from the ultra-secret Section 31 (William Sadler) appears in Dr. Bashir's quarters while the Doctor is sleeping. It seems he wants Dr. Bashir to do some spying for them during his upcoming conference on Romulus. Naturally the Doctor is horrified, as he wants nothing to do with Section 31 but goes along with it to find out what these folks are up to. What follows is a whole lot of spy stuff--and the viewers are left wondering what the $%@@ they are watching. By the time the show is over, it isn't much more clear and you may just feel that the entire effort was a bit of a waste of time.

This episode is very unusual because it is all Dr. Bashir all the time. You don't get to see the rest of the DS9 crew and how much you enjoy all this might have a lot to do with how much you enjoy Dr. Bashir as a character and if you enjoy all this spy stuff. I didn't on both accounts.


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