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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 ... Commander Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir / Rao Vantika (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lieutenant Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief 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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Release Date:

22 February 1993 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This takes place in 2369. See more »


Ty Kajada was examining Rao Vantika's eyes, who is in stasis. In the infirmary, as she was checking the second eye, you can see the first eye squinting. 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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Dr. Mengele of the future
17 October 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This DS9 story concerns Major Kira andd Dr. Bashir rescuing a peace officer and her prisoner. Alexander Siddig reaches James Harper just as he is dying and he performs all kinds of tests on Julie Caitlin Brown's prisoner to make sure. But she's not buying it.

There's a valuable fuel shipment coming to DS9 and StarFleet has sent over a security officer of their own James Lashly and he does get on Odo's nerves. Avery Brooks has to settle a jurisdictional dispute. But Lashly does prove valuable in the end.

As for the prisoner. Seems he's a regular Dr. Mengele and Brown is right to be so paranoid.

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