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Fascination 

When Lwaxana Troi visits the station for the Bajoran Gratitude Festival, the crew is stricken with intense romantic attractions to one another.

Director:

Avery Brooks

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Avery Brooks ... Commander Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lieutenant Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Majel Barrett ... Lwaxana Troi
Philip Anglim ... Vedek Bareil
Rosalind Chao ... Keiko O'Brien
Hana Hatae ... Molly
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Storyline

It's the time of the The Bajoran Gratitude Festival and presider Kira is making preparations. She's expecting Vedek Bareil and chief O'Brien is anxiously awaiting the arrival of his wife and daughter. Odo is less happy. He had hoped to spend the festival with Kira, Jake is experiencing love sickness. His girlfriend Mardah left for an university 300 light years away. When Bareil and O'Brien's family arrive, the Betazoid ambassador Lwaxana Troi is also in their shuttle. She has one goal: start a romantic relationship with Odo. When the festival starts some more unusual attractions pop up; Jake suddenly falls in love with Kira and Bareil abandons Kira to pursue Dax. Meanwhile O'Brien's love life isn't too well. The two days he has to spent with Keiko start off on the wrong foot. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1994 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The "genuine latinum-plated renewal scroll inscription pens" which Quark tries to sell are "engravened with a lovely portrait of the station by Ermat Zimm". Ermat Zimm is a play on the name of production designer Herman F. Zimmerman. See more »

Goofs

Quark is selling latinum plated renewal scroll pens. It is established later that latinum is liquid, and therefore could not plate anything. See more »

Quotes

Commander Sisko: [to Chief O'Brien about Quark] Easy, Chief. He doesn't know what he's doing.
[points to Lwaxana, they all look at her]
Lwaxana Troi: What are you looking at me for?
[Cuts to sickbay]
Lwaxana Troi: Zanthi Fever? Oh, that's ridiculous. That's impossible. That only affects older Betazoids.
Doctor Bashir: That may be, but according to my tests, you show all the symptoms. Zanthi Fever is a virus which affects the empathic abilities of, uh, mature Betazoids. It causes them to project their emotions onto others.
Commander Sisko: Then Mrs. Troi's amorous feelings ...
[...]
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Midsummer's Night Star Trek
1 May 2012 | by johnjohnson68510See all my reviews

This one's a little hard to watch at first, but if you yield to the premise, as I finally did after fifteen minutes of being irritated, you might find it enjoyable. Otherwise, it's a pretty far departure from the show's norm. The story is about a big festival day with a lot of lovers reuniting. But for some funny reason, love runs amuck, and many unusual crushes and flirtations appear. I chose to watch this episode for Majel Barrett, who proves she is still one of the best TV actresses from 1960's, if you like that exaggerated style. Majel's character (Counselor Troi's vampy mother) has a romantic fixation on Oto. Many other characters get fixations, too, and things get topsy-turvy as love goes out in all directions. Love, love, love—too much love, and none of it quite right. There are a lot of fun twists in this Midsummer's Night Star Trek, and some viewers will like it while others will hate it. I will say this, Nana Visitor never looked prettier.


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