||Agreed. What could have been interesting - Quark and his associate trying to obtain a banned substance for nefarious purposes, with Bashir trying to stop them - turns into total bobbah straight away. Bashir is worrying about turning 30 when he's brain-zapped by an alien. When Bashir wakes up, the station is all but deserted and suddenly Bashir is aging rapidly. The DS9 crew, when he finds them, are all acting totally out of character. It's obvious straight away that Bashir is having some kind of nightmare but he isn't smart enough to realise it (so much for the mega-IQ he'll later have). The acting as the crew infight is extremely hammy, perhaps an attempt to justify why humans don't argue with each other in the 24th century. I switched this episode off halfway through when things failed to improve. TL;DR - you'd rather eat your underpants after a night of curry-farts than sit through this.