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Chimera 

After searching out and finding Odo, another changeling asks him to leave DS9 with him, even though the rest of the crew aren't convinced the new changeling is not part of the Founders.

Director:

Stephen L. Posey (as Steve Posey)

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
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
J.G. Hertzler ... Laas (as Garman Hertzler)
John Eric Bentley ... Klingon
Joel Goodness ... Deputy
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Storyline

After searching out and finding Odo, another changeling asks him to leave DS9 with him, even though the rest of the crew aren't convinced the new changeling is not part of the Founders.

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Trivia

The title of the episode is a reference from Greek mythology. The Chimera was the daughter of Typhon and Echidna, and sister to Cerberus and the Hydra. Legend says that she had three heads; the head of a lion, the head of a dragon, and the head of a goat (which could breathe fire). Obviously, the relevance for the episode is to be found in Laas's ability to be anything; similarly, Chimera was no one thing. Interestingly, Chimera was ultimately slain by Bellerophon, riding on the winged horse Pegasus. The very next episode that went into production after "Chimera", "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges", features the USS Bellerophon. See more »

Goofs

Laas shouldn't be able to turn himself into fog, because fog is a collection of water drops. It has been established, that a changelings can only take forms that are one connected mass. This has been used to test characters for being changelings, if a part of their body (blood in that case) were disconnected from the rest it would return to its natural state. See more »

Quotes

Chief O'Brien: Where is all this fog coming from?
Odo: It's not fog; it's Laas.
Chief O'Brien: Laas?
Doctor Bashir: What's he doing?
Odo: Being fog. What's it look like?
Chief O'Brien: Can't he be fog somewhere else?
Doctor Bashir: Or at night, when nobody's around?
Odo: He's not hurting anyone.
Chief O'Brien: Still - it's kinda creepy.
Doctor Bashir: Careful, Miles, he might hear you.
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Connections

Featured in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: What You Leave Behind (1999) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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A personally important episode exploring societies
25 November 2020 | by smj-92022See all my reviews

A well considered exploration of societies, the boundaries of personal existence, speciesism and the judgement of individuals.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1999 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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