The crew detects an unusual energy reading; elevated thoron emissions near the Denorios belt. Sisko and Dax think it might have something to do with the increased traffic since the wormhole was found and Dax investigates to find out if it poses any danger to the station. Meanwhile chief O'Brien is telling the story of Rumpelstiltskin to his daughter Molly and after he leaves Molly tells him the fairy character appeared in her room. To his astonishment Molly tells the truth, he faces Rumpelstiltskin. All of a sudden all over the station people's secret imaginations appear in for real, causing chaos. Quark is escorted by two beautiful ladies and seems very happy until he finds out everybody is winning with dabo. Bashir finds Jadzia Dax in love with him and baseball player Buck Bokai appears before Sisko. Odo must work in the snow to keep the promenade safe.
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Did You Know?
Chief O'Brien's fantasy was going to be a leprechaun, but Colm Meaney
refused to give in to clichés about his Irish heritage. He remembered his irritation with the portrayal of Irish people in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Up the Long Ladder
(1989), but, now had the clout to insist on script changes, so he had the creature changed to the German imp Rumpelstiltskin. This recalls a change to one of the first Trek productions Star Trek: The Original Series: The Naked Time
(1966), where George Takei
, wishing to avoid clichés about the Japanese, insisted that Sulu's alternate personality be changed from a Samurai to a Frenchman. See more
O'Brian said that in the past 200 years since the Vulcans encountered a similar anomaly pulse-wave technology has improved a lot. However Jadzi said that this anomaly was encountered in the mid 23rd century, which was 100 years prior to the events of Deep Space Nine, not 200. See more
Ladies and gentlemen...
[Morn walks by
...and all androgynous creatures, your attention please!
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more