The Quickening

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Responding to a distress call, Kira, Dax and Bashir find a planet ravaged by a virus that results only in fatalities…

The Trekzone Review

Bashir’s sense of hubris cops a severe reality check here as we watch an allegory of AIDS. Up to this point in the series our good Doctor has only succeeded in everything he’s set his mind to… and now he’s confronted by something he can’t comprehend or understand and it hurts him, and kills dozens of patients in the process…

The worst part of it is, one of the locals who seeks his help and agrees to all of his treatments ends up being killed by him. It takes Dax, with her hundreds of years of experience, to convince him that this is one problem that probably can’t be solved.

Thankfully though, in a redeeming feature, after weeks in montage form, Bashir does indeed find a cure for the next generation…

Cast and Crew


Avery Brooks as Benjamin Sisko

Nana Visitor as Kira Neyrs

Terry Farrell as Jadzia Dax

Michael Dorn

Alexander Siddig as Julian Bashir

Colm Meaney as Miles O’Brien

René Auberjonois as Odo

Armin Shimerman as Quark

Cirroc Lofton as Jake Sisko

Special Guests

Michael Sarrazin

Guest Cast

Ellen Wheeler

Dylan Haggerty

Story By

Naren Shankar

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