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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 ... Captain Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Commander Worf
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Commander Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief 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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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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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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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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Trivia

The history of the Celestial Prophets and the Pah Wraiths resembles the plot of John Milton's Paradise Lost, a literary work often alluded to in Star Trek (1966) productions. E.g. Star Trek: Space Seed (1967) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Paradise Lost (1996). 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 »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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I much prefer Keiko this way and wish they'd done this sooner.
5 January 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the episode begins, Miles, Julian and Molly are worried because during Keiko's absence, they let her plants die. However, oddly, Keiko is just fine with this and all smiles...until she reveals that she's possessed!!! And, the possessed Keiko promises to murder her host unless Miles helps her! What follows is a really cool version of Keiko--evil, scheming and yet sweet and normal when anyone other than Miles sees her. Personally, I loved this version--especially since 'normal' Keiko was one of the most boring recurring characters on the show. This is not a slam against the actress playing her, Rosilind Chao, as she could only be who the writers let her be. Unfortunately, the possessed Keiko only lasts this episode!

This episode was nice as an introduction to the Pah Wraiths--nasties who would appear in some interesting future episodes. However, the episode also is a bit hard to accept because you would think anyone in this situation would IMMEDIATELY alert the crew as to what was happening--yet Miles O'Brien keeps it to himself throughout the show. Odd to say the least--as are ALL his actions during the episode. Perhaps he just thought the new and improved Keiko was better than the boring old one...like I did.


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