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Episode 6 of 19 within Season One. Item 6 of 175 overall.
Production number 407.
Hannah Louise Shearer - Story
Robert Hewitt Wolfe - Teleplay
Paul Lynch - Director
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Stardate: 46531.2--Vash, a frequent visitor to the Enterprise, is found in the Gamma Quadrant and brought to Deep Space Nine.

Meanwhile Q, who stranded Vash there, soon follows to cause mischief, while the officers struggle to save the station from imminent destruction.

orig. airdate--February 07,1993

music--"Theme from Star Trek" "Where No Man Has Gone Before" by Dennis McCarthy

Goofs--When the clerk in the station's assay office is entering in the items Vash is putting into her locker, after he enters in each item except for the last one into the computer it beeps. With the last item, the computer doesn't beep. The next beep is several seconds later after Vash says something and the Clerk says, "End inventory."

Factual Error--The operations crew tries to track the power drain by releasing tritium gas into the station's atmosphere. It is frequently mentioned that tritium is extremely toxic. However, tritium is simply a heavy form of hydrogen, which is not toxic even in fairly strong concentrations, provided there is oxygen present for people to breathe. Despite it being mildly radioactive, the principal danger in a case like this is from igniting the oxygen-hydrogen (i.e. tritium) mixture, not from poisoning the station inhabitants.

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Previous episode :
005 Captive Pursuit
Next episode :
007 Dax
Related to this story :
066 Captain's Holiday
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093 Qpid
  Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season Four

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