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The Assignment 

An alien entity has possessed Keiko's body and is holding it hostage until O'Brien completes an assignment for it.

Director:

Allan Kroeker

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Cmdr. Worf
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira (credit only)
Rosalind Chao ... Keiko O'Brien
Max Grodénchik ... Rom
Hana Hatae ... Molly O'Brien
Patrick Egan Patrick Egan ... Jiyar (as Patrick B. Egan)
Rosie Malek-Yonan ... Tekoa
Judi M. Durand Judi M. Durand ... Station Computer Voice (voice) (as Judi Durand)
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Storyline

An alien entity has possessed Keiko's body and is holding it hostage until O'Brien completes an assignment for it.

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Certificate:

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Trivia

This was Allan Kroeker's first Star Trek directing job. Kroeker would go on to direct almost forty episodes across DS9, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise including the finales of the fifth, sixth and seventh seasons of DS9, the finales of the sixth and seventh seasons of VOY, and the finales of all four seasons of ENT. See more »

Goofs

Bashir says that Keiko has a "hairline fracture of the right parietal lobe." The parietal lobe is part of the brain; he meant to say "parietal bone", part of the skull. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Quark: You know, Morn... There's nothing more invigorating than breakfast in a bar. Where else can you get raw slug liver first thing in the morning?
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Connections

References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Power Play (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Not recommended for abused men.
20 February 2019 | by hippiefreakSee all my reviews

If any man has ever been on a short leash with his wife or lived under fear of what she could do to him in a divorce, do not watch this episode or you will have PTSD trauma. This is nightmarish for abused men who have survived such marital treatment. Keiko is the wife from h*ll who everyone thinks is the sweetest thing. She has Miles jumping, and tells him when to jump and how high. Or else...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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