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When Lwaxana Troi visits the station for the Bajoran Gratitude Festival, the crew is stricken with intense romantic attractions to one another.


Avery Brooks


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




Episode cast overview:
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
Majel Barrett ... Lwaxana Troi
Philip Anglim ... Vedek Bareil
Rosalind Chao ... Keiko O'Brien
Hana Hatae ... Molly


It's the time of the The Bajoran Gratitude Festival and presider Kira is making preparations. She's expecting Vedek Bareil and chief O'Brien is anxiously awaiting the arrival of his wife and daughter. Odo is less happy. He had hoped to spend the festival with Kira, Jake is experiencing love sickness. His girlfriend Mardah left for an university 300 light years away. When Bareil and O'Brien's family arrive, the Betazoid ambassador Lwaxana Troi is also in their shuttle. She has one goal: start a romantic relationship with Odo. When the festival starts some more unusual attractions pop up; Jake suddenly falls in love with Kira and Bareil abandons Kira to pursue Dax. Meanwhile O'Brien's love life isn't too well. The two days he has to spent with Keiko start off on the wrong foot. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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28 November 1994 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This is Armin Shimerman's least favorite DS9 episode. See more »


Lwaxana Troi is able to affect Quark telepathically, but it has been established in Star Trek canon that Betazoids cannot telepathically read or affect Ferengi due to the Ferengi's quad-lobed brain structure. See more »


Quark: That's right, genuine latinum-plated renewal scroll inscription pens, blessed by Vedek Redab himself, shortly before he passed away. Each pen is engraved with the words 'Deep Space Nine's Third Annual Gratitude Festival', today's date and a lovely portrait of the station, by Ermat Zimm. So, get them while you can! They're sure to become collector's items.
[Quark's advertising slogan]
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You Either Like It or You Hate It
11 October 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This was really remindful of a Restoration comedy. It has all kinds of interconnected romantic attractions that cause distress to one of the partners. I won't comment much on this. Yes, it is filler. When a series goes on so long and a much more intense episode is coming up, it's not unusual for there to be a lighter motif. Lwaxana is one of my least favorite characters. The whole Betazoid thing is hard to take. But there are some funny moments and some that are a bit touching. It's hard for me to get all out of joint over a few minutes of lightheartedness. Especially, if things get back on track soon.

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