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Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang 

When a programming glitch won't go away, mobsters take over Vic's and open for business, but the DS9 gang takes it personal when their favorite hangout is no longer their favorite, and they plan to get the new management ousted.

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Michael Vejar (as Mike Vejar)

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Nicole de Boer ... Lieutenant Ezri Dax (as Nicole deBoer)
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Cmdr. Worf
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Colonel Kira
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Kasidy Yates (as Penny Johnson)
Marc Lawrence ... Mr. Zeemo
Mike Starr ... Tony Cicci
Robert Miano ... Frankie Eyes
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
Robert O'Reilly ... Countman (as Bobby Reilly)
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When a programming glitch won't go away, mobsters take over Vic's and open for business, but the DS9 gang takes it personal when their favorite hangout is no longer their favorite, and they plan to get the new management ousted.

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Unlike the other songs Vic sings on the show, the "Alamo" song he sings near the beginning of this episode is not an old standard; it was written specifically for the show. See more »

Goofs

While preparing for the heist, all the characters are practicing their roles, including Captain Sisko, who is practicing rolling dice for craps. During one practice roll, he give a celebratory "haha!", but the number he rolls is a 7, which is the least desirable number to roll in most circumstances in the game of craps. However, Sisko is only playacting and most likely imagining/ practicing his laugh and reaction if he were to win big in the actual holosuite. See more »

Quotes

Vic Fontaine: There's got to be a way for us to bury the hatchet.
Frankie Eyes: I already did - in your head.
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Connections

References Goldfinger (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Night Train
Music by Jimmy Forrest, Oscar Washington and Lewis Simpkins
Taken from a passage in Duke Ellington's "Happy-Go-Lucky Local"
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DS9 Gets Even More Preachy
17 August 2010 | by Island-PubliusSee all my reviews

Look, it's a great show, and the Star Trek series produced some of the best work on television. But it seems that someone along the line in the last two years decided to depart from not only Star Trek way of addressing issues, but the whole role science fiction plays in revealing the modern world to us through metaphor. When Sisco throws his hissy-fit that he won't go in the holo-suite because blacks weren't welcome in Vegas in 1962 - they violate a raft of sci-fi and Star Trek no-no's. First of all, this is the very first time that human racial resentment has been carried into the Star Trek future. Sisco's angry reaction is of someone who has suffered racial bigotry - which is not the case in Rodenberry's future. We've moved beyond it. It makes about as much sense as O'Brien refusing to go with Bashir into his James Bond program because the British oppressed the Irish. Or Bashir refusing to go to the Alamo program because Arabs wouldn't have been accepted in early 19th century Texas. It's idiotic and it violates the truly color-blind approach humanity has reached in the Star Trek universe. Science fiction addresses issues indirectly - like the original Trek's story of the planet that was racially divided by people who had half black/half white faces - but each 'race" had the colors on the opposites side of the face. Metaphor. Misdirection. That's how science fiction gets it done . . . not by throwing an Al Sharpton rant in the middle of the 24th century. Generally, it's a great episode and a lot of fun. But someone involved with that show insisted on grinding an ax - and accomplished the exact opposite of what they wanted to.


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24 February 1999 (USA) See more »

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