Q, the Enterprise-D's consistent omnipotent annoyance, comes to harass the DS9 crew when his traveling companion, Vash, refuses to travel with Q any longer.

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Odo
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Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
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Jake Sisko (credit only)
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The runabout Ganges returns to Deep Space Nine in serious trouble. The ship has no power, the hatch can't be opened and oxygen is running out. Also there seems to be an extra person on board. O'Brien is able to open the hatch and recognizes the guest as Vash, a corrupt archaeologist, from his time on Enterprise. She tells she has been traveling in the Gamma Quadrant for two years and has collected artifacts there. O'Brien meanwhile can't find anything wrong with the ship other than the power was being drained. Then the same malfunction appears on DS9. Dangerous blackouts are hitting the station. Meanwhile Vash gets a unexpected visit in her quarters. It's Q, the omnipotent being and he seems upset Vash left him. He wants her back. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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7 February 1993 (USA)  »

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This takes place in 2369. See more »

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When O'Brien is escorting Vash to her quarters on the station, he is carrying her bag with the thick strap visible on his right shoulder. At the entrance to the cabin, the camera angle shifts to Vash, as she turns to face O'Brien. When the angle shifts again to O'Brien, the strap is gone, yet we have not seen him put the bag down (we know he did, however, as Vash is seen picking it up from the deck at the end of the scene). See more »

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Q: I suppose it's my fate to be the galaxy's whipping boy. Oh, heavy is the burden of being me.
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
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One of the worst Star Trek episodes I've seen
21 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is pretty much terrible. The appearance of Q seems forced in the first place and the writing is just inconsistent; for instance, is Q omniscient or not? How'd he not spot O'Brian, and so on. The acting throughout is pretty terrible from Dr. Bashir's opening monologue to his corny ending joke line. In between, we have a silly story arc that just isn't very captivating. This entire cast seems to lack charisma and verisimilitude. Even when his entire station is at risk, Cisco barely even seems to get his blood pressure up. I feel like the director should have been shouting, "People, your lives are supposed to be at stake!". Even the auction feels like a high-school production instead of a prime-time TV show and resembles in no way a convincing real-life auction.


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