Stardate 46853.2: The strange behavior of space near the wormhole and the sudden appearance in Chief O’Brien’s quarters of a character from a bedtime story read to Molly signal the beginning of an alien study of the station’s crew from the vantage point of manifestations of their imaginations, ranging from a favorite baseball player of Sisko’s to a pair of ravishing beauties (appearing, naturally, on Quark’s arms) to the girl of Bashir’s dreams – Dax, but with a far different personality. At first the apparitions seem harmless, but it then seems that they are capable of posing a danger to the crew.
teleplay by Neil McCue Crawford & William L. Crawford and Michael Piller
story by Neil McCue Crawford & William L. Crawford
directed by Robert Legato
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Rosalind Chao (Keiko), Hana Hatae (Molly), Keone Young (Buck Bokai), Michael John Anderson (Rumpelstiltskin)
LogBook entry by Earl Green