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The Passenger 

Rao Vantika, a captured criminal, is badly burned and dies in Bashir's arms but the criminal's captor believes that he is still alive.


Paul Lynch


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




Episode complete credited cast:
Avery Brooks ... Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir / Rao Vantika (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien (credit only)
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Julie Caitlin Brown ... Ty Kajada (as Caitlin Brown)
James Lashly ... Lieutenant Primmin
Christopher Collins Christopher Collins ... Durg
James Harper ... Rao Vantika


Deep Space Nine expects a deuridium shipment for Kobliads. They are a dying race who need the material to extend their life. Kira and Bashir respond to a distress call of a Kobliad ship on fire. On board they meet Ty Kajada. She's escorting a dangerous prisoner, Rao Vantika. Ty claims prisoner Rao set the ship on fire, something he'd done previously. Bashir wants to rescue him against Ty Kajad's advice, but, is unable to do so. He confirms Rao died, but Kajada isn't convinced. She claims Vantika faked his death many times, and she has the feeling this time as well. No one on Deep Space Nine believes her, until suddenly all memory banks are purged. Meanwhile a new security officer, George Primmin, is assigned. Odo dislikes him and the feeling seems mutual. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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22 February 1993 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Morgan Gendel scripted a song for Quark to sing, but decided not to use it. See more »


Dr. Bashir tells Dax that transferring consciousness has only been done by Vulcans, yet he's talking to someone who had her own consciousness transferred from Curzon Dax. Further, she doesn't attempt to correct him. See more »


[first lines]
Major Kira: I've never seen anything like that.
Doctor Bashir: Hm?
Major Kira: I've never seen anything like that.
Doctor Bashir: What, the woman?
Major Kira: She was dead! The tricorder clearly showed...
Doctor Bashir: Ah yes, well, tricorders - very accurate with live people, not so accurate with dead ones. We learn that first year medical school.
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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The Plot Is Just Too Far Fetched
25 September 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

When a horrible criminal/murderer is brought on board, supposedly dead, and manages through a bizarre technology, to gain back his consciousness, things start to go wrong. He engages confederates, set up by Quark. Meanwhile, his Captain Ahab, a woman determined to get him to prison, never relents. She has been obsessed for years and has seen some of the things he is capable of and can't accept the findings of the doctor and the crew. Eventually, there is a transfer of his consciousness. This is a fun episode, but how does Quark get away with his involvement. The final scene is a bit surprising as well.

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