For 3 bars of latinum, Quark buys the rights to salvage a stranded ship from the Gamma Quadrant. Apart from a crying baby, he doesn't find anything of value. Bashir notices the boy has a very fast metabolic rate, and is growing at an accelerated rate. Before the crew knows it, he's a teen, who starts fighting on the promenade. Only Odo's able to calm him down, and Jadzia realises he's Jem'Hadar. When Odo hears the boy's to be examined in a Federation laboratory, he convinces Sisko he should take charge of the young man. Odo wants to try to change his nature, so he could live on Deep Space Nine as a normal humanoid. Meanwhile, Sisko invites Jake's girlfriend, Mardah for dinner. She's 4 years older than Jake, and a Dabo girl at Quark's. Sisko's very opposed to their relationship.
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Director/star Avery Brooks
saw this episode as something of a metaphorical study of racial tension and gang culture. According to Brooks "for me, it was very much a story about young brown men, and, to some extent, a story about a society that is responsible for the creation of a generation of young men who are feared, who are addicted, who are potential killers." See more
In the infirmary, when Bashier is administering the ketracel white, he first says he will start with 2 milligrams and then bumps it up to 3 cc's. These are not the same measurements. Milligram is a mass and a cc is a volume. Assuming the density of the white is the same as water, a cc would equal 1 gram of white or 1000 milligrams. See more
[referring to the Founders
I still don't understand why they would engineer someone to be addicted to a certain chemical.
I suspect it's another way of ensuring the loyalty of the Jem'Hadar to the Founders. If your soldiers are addicted to a drug that can't be replicated and only you can provide, that gives you a great deal of control over them.
Seems a pretty cold-blooded thing to do.
My people don't have blood, Chief.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
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