Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Quark returns from two weeks on Ferenginar and announces that he has been diagnosed with Dorek syndrome – a rare, incurable, fatal disease – and has six days to live. In order to pay off his debts, he offers his vacuum-desicated remains for sale on the Ferengi Futures Exchange, and is shocked when a 500-bar bid comes through. Naturally, Quark accepts – only to learn that he doesn’t have the disease after all. But then his mysterious buyer – Brunt of the FCA – arrives…and he doesn’t want a refund. Meanwhile, an accident forces Bashir to transfer Keiko’s baby to Kira, and the parties involved must adjust to the unexpected situation.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Hans Beimler
story by Louis P. DeSantis & Robert J. Bolivar
directed by Avery Brooks
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Rosalind Chao (Keiko), Max Grodenchik (Rom/Grand Nagus Gint), Hana Hatae (Molly), Jeffrey Combs (Brunt), Andrew J. Robinson (Garak)

Notes: The transfer of Keiko’s baby to Major Kira was written into the story for a practical reason – Nana Visitor was pregnant at the time.

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover with notes by Earl Green