The Passenger
Episode 8 of 19 within Season One. Item 8 of 175 overall.
Production number 40510-409.
Morgan Gendel - Story
Morgan Gendel - Teleplay
Michael Piller - Teleplay
Robert Hewitt Wolfe - Teleplay
Paul Lynch - Director
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Stardate: 465570.8--Traveling in a Runabout, Kira and Bashir pick up a distress signal from a disabled ship and beam over to discover an injured security officer named Ty Kajada.

Her passenger - a murderer named Rao Vantika, had set the ship on fire in order to escape, but dies from his injuries after attempting to strangle Bashir. When strange things begin to happen on the station, his captors believe he is not dead, despite the body in Bashir's morgue.

original airdate--February 21,1993

network-- Syndication       

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


Goofs--when the Koblian officer opens Vantika's eyes to run a retinal scan, his pupils dilate, despite the fact that he is dead.

Alien Races: Kobliad, Lurian

Spaceships: Freighter Norkova, U.S.S. Rio Grande


Commander Benjamin Sisko has been sent to a highly contested region of space to take control of Deep Space 9. His mission: to help the newly liberated planet of Bajor and guard the entrance to a just discovered, stable wormhole that opens up on the far side of the universe.

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regional titles

The Passenger
Le passager
Der Parasit
Il clandestino
El pasajero