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Second Skin 

Kira finds herself on Cardassia as a Cardassian. She is told she is called Iliana Ghemor and was a Cardassian spy.

Director:

Les Landau

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien (credit only)
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Andrew Robinson ... Garak
Gregory Sierra ... Entek
Tony Papenfuss Tony Papenfuss ... Yeln
Cindy Katz ... Yteppa
Lawrence Pressman ... Ghemor
Christopher Carroll Christopher Carroll ... Gul Benil
Freyda Thomas Freyda Thomas ... Alenis Grem
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Storyline

Kira's contacted by Alenis Grem of the Bajoran Central Archives, who's doing research on the former Elemspur detention center. Grem has proof Kira was once detained there, but she's sure it isn't true. When the only remaining living inmate recognizes her, Kira decides to travel to the Archives to sort things out. But she never arrives. While the crew searches for her, Kira awakes on Cardassia. She's been turned into a Cardassian, and is told she served as a spy on Bajor, whose long term memory was altered to avoid discovery. Her name is Iliana Ghemor, daughter of legate Tekeny Ghemor. Though she denounces the situation as preposterous as first, she starts having serious doubts when Entek of the Obisidian Order provides more convincing proof. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Hewitt Wolfe's original idea for this episode revolved around O'Brien discovering that he was a deep-cover Cardassian operative who had replaced the 'real' O'Brien twenty years previously and had had O'Brien's real memories implanted into his own mind. This would have meant that the O'Brien seen throughout Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and this series was actually a Cardassian spy. Wolfe ran into trouble with this idea when he had to try to explain how a Cardassian and a human woman (Keiko) could have a fully human child (Molly). At this point, Wolfe modified the idea so that it revolved around Kira instead of O'Brien. See more »

Quotes

Garak: A pity. I rather liked him.
[after vaporizing Entek]
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Connections

Edited from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Duet (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Quite Dull
10 October 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Kira is at the center of all this. She is altered to look like a Cardassian so she can be used to get information. She is made to think she was held in a prison camp. A man who lost his daughter is made to think she is the missing one. The forces move in. Garak gets off the space station for the first time in years, which is interesting.


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