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The Begotten 

The discovery of an infant Changeling gives Odo a chance to correct what he sees as the "mistakes" in his upbringing. But as Starfleet's pressure for results grows, he has to turn to his "father," Dr. Mora

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Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Avery Brooks ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Cmdr. Worf
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax (credit only)
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Rosalind Chao ... Keiko O'Brien
Duncan Regehr ... Shakaar
Peggy Roeder Peggy Roeder ... Y'Pora
James Sloyan ... Dr. Mora
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The discovery of an infant Changeling gives Odo a chance to correct what he sees as the "mistakes" in his upbringing. But as Starfleet's pressure for results grows, he has to turn to his "father," Dr. Mora

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Trivia

Duncan Regehr (Shakaar) also played the role of Ronin in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Sub Rosa (1994). See more »

Goofs

Dr. Mora refers to the Cardassians but pronounces it "cah-dashuns" See more »

Quotes

Dr. Mora: Spare the rod, spoil the child.
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Connections

References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Disaster (1991) 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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Odo's a daddy.
6 January 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the episode begins, out of the blue Quark offers to sell Odo a dead Changeling. However, it turns out the blob of goo is alive-- and a baby. Now Odo is determined to raise it the right way--not poked and prodded and electrocuted to get it to learn to change shapes the way he was. However, unexpectedly the old Bajoran scientist who raised Odo shows up and insists on staying to watch Odo and the Goo's progress.

The other plot involves Major Kira and her troubles birthing. It seems that Bajoran women only give birth when they are totally relaxed (and it involves a lot of annoying 'music'). Soon, unfortunately, the tension levels rise and it looks as if she'll never have the baby for the O'Briens.

In some ways this was a touching episode--at least the Odo portions. I liked seeing so much emotion in the character and how this story played out for him. As for the O'Briens and the Major, this seemed more like annoying filler and I was glad this was the secondary plot. Overall, a mildly enjoyable mixed bag.


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27 January 1997 (USA) See more »

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