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Dr. Bashir attempts to bring one of his genetically engineered friends out of the catatonic state she is in, and when he is successful, he begins to fall for her.


Jonathan West


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




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 (credit only)
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Colonel Kira
Tim Ransom ... Jack
Faith Salie ... Sarina Douglas (as Faith C. Salie)
Hilary Shepard ... Lauren (as Hilary Shepard Turner)
Michael Keenan ... Patrick
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
Randy James Randy James ... Officer


Dr. Bashir attempts to bring one of his genetically engineered friends out of the catatonic state she is in, and when he is successful, he begins to fall for her.

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2 September 2018 | by Ar_Pharazon_the_goldenSee all my reviews

I would not be assuming the mantle of Captain Insightful by pointing out that Statistical Probabilities, the episode where we were first acquainted with dr Bashir's genetically enhanced patients, was hardly worth a sequel. The characters were rather annoying and the show's view on transhumanism rather shallow.

Despite that, this episode is slightly better, as there is less focus on the obnoxious characters - aside from them providing silly resolutions, with corny lines like "you can't break the lows of physics but you can bend them".

The problem is that the main themes of the episode have received better treatment elsewhere - the loneliness of the genius is something that has been shown both in Star Trek, and DS9 in particular, since Bashir is not so different from Sarina, and elsewhere. For instance, there is an episode of House that goes pretty deep into it. Additionally, the whole plot is pretty reminiscent at first of the film Awakenings, although the show, understandably, hints but eventually backs away from that bleak narrative.

In any case, the view of genetically engineered humans as human computers who can solve problems an hour after becoming acquainted with a field remainds naive.

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28 October 1998 (USA) See more »

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