The crew on DS9 is preparing for the arrival of ensign Melora Pazlar. She's the first Elaysian to join Starfleet and used to a very low gravity environment, and as a result, is unable to move in a normal environment and needs to use a special wheelchair. Melora is very tough on herself, and doesn't want to accept any more aid than is necessary. She wants to take a runabout on her own to make maps of the Gamma quadrant, but Sisko demands Dax will join her. Bashir takes more than a passing interest, and invites her to a Klingon restaurant. Meanwhile Quark is about to do a very lucrative transaction on 42 very rare rings of Paltriss with the trader Ashlock, when suddenly, an old acquaintance of him drops in. It's Fallit Kot and Quarks seems not too happy. Kot announces he's on the station to kill Quark and the Ferengi tries everything to convince him to do otherwise.
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A character like Melora Pazlar was initially to be Deep Space 9's science officer, because the producers liked the idea of a character who came from a low-gravity environment. However, due to the difficulty and expense of recreating the effect constantly, the character was replaced by the Trill Jadzia Dax. See more
When the Rio Grande is pursuing the hijacked Orinoco, Bashir asks O'Brien if it's safe to transport between the ships while at Warp Speed, O'Brien responds that "he wouldn't recommend it". This would be in contradiction to Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds
where transport between two vessels at Warp Speed is safe, so long as the speeds match. Coincidentally, it was O'Brien himself in that episode who tells Capt. Picard "We've matched Warp velocity for transport." See more
I'm tired of your gifts, Quark. All I want is your miserable life.
Wait! Everything's negotiable.
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
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