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The Abandoned 

Odo tries to change the nature of a rapidly maturing Jem'Hadar infant, Quark finds, whilst Sisko tries to break his son's relationship with a 20 year old Dabo girl.


Avery Brooks


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




Episode complete credited cast:
Avery Brooks ... Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Bumper Robinson ... Jem'Hadar Teenager
Jill Sayre ... Mardah
Leslie Bevis ... Rionoj
Matthew Kimbrough ... Alien High Roller
Hassan Nicholas Hassan Nicholas ... Jem'Hadar Boy


For 3 bars of latinum, Quark buys the rights to salvage a stranded ship from the Gamma Quadrant. Apart from a crying baby, he doesn't find anything of value. Bashir notices the boy has a very fast metabolic rate, and is growing at an accelerated rate. Before the crew knows it, he's a teen, who starts fighting on the promenade. Only Odo's able to calm him down, and Jadzia realises he's Jem'Hadar. When Odo hears the boy's to be examined in a Federation laboratory, he convinces Sisko he should take charge of the young man. Odo wants to try to change his nature, so he could live on Deep Space Nine as a normal humanoid. Meanwhile, Sisko invites Jake's girlfriend, Mardah for dinner. She's 4 years older than Jake, and a Dabo girl at Quark's. Sisko's very opposed to their relationship. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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The weapon used by the Jem'Hadar was based by Dan Curry on a Tibetan fighting cleaver. See more »


In the infirmary, when Bashier is administering the ketracel white, he first says he will start with 2 milligrams and then bumps it up to 3 cc's. These are not the same measurements. Milligram is a mass and a cc is a volume. Assuming the density of the white is the same as water, a cc would equal 1 gram of white or 1000 milligrams. See more »


Mardah: Jake seemed like just another teenage boy at first. But there's more to him than that.
Commander Sisko: I'm beginning to realize that myself...
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Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Hippocratic Oath (1995) See more »


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
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Collateral Damage
10 October 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Quark purchases a destroyed ship for a pittance. Unfortunately, on board, in a kind stasis pod, is a baby. When brought on board, it grows at an alarming rate. It turns out it is a biologically developed Jem'Hadar, a killing machine. Odo, knowing what it is like to be an outcast, does what he can to teach the young monster. Unfortunately, he has been programmed to do what he wants. We are getting more and more examples of what these awful beings are like, that they can genetically produce their own kind with predisposed abilities.

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31 October 1994 (USA) See more »

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