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You know I flow like a river, just like the Rio Grande(1)
Coming back through the wormhole, but it doesn't go as planned.
Kira and Bashir cross over to an alternate reality
Of dubious morality, Terrans treated with brutality
And the Intendant's the one who cows them all to submission
So in love with herself this must've been her lifelong ambition(2)
As she explains to herself what the Terrans did to the Bajorans
Pushed her over the edge, like the Borg with Dr. Soran(3)
Not like Soren's not sure if she's a boy or a girl(4)
But like Soran become Death, the destroyer of worlds(5)
And baby, I got verses like arms on Shiva(6)
Got jams so def that the people call me Riva(7)
Maybe he could come to the station for a little mediation
'Cause all the different players have their own motivation
Garak expresses to the Major that he's got his own agenda
Make a swap at the top like The Prisoner of Zenda(8)
But while they're convening in Quarks for a night of entertainment
There's a diversion in the mines, busted thorium containment
No one wastes a second to make the most of the distraction
Attack back at the Alliance, humans springing into action.
Infecting humans with hope, the Doctor's caused an epidemic
Odo tries to stop him, gets his head blown up like Remmick(9)
Gotta make a run through the wormhole, even if it's hazardous
Or else they're lost forever, just like asking "What of Lazarus?"(10)
- All the runabouts on Deep Space Nine are named after Earth rivers.
- From The Undiscovered Country, after Kirk is incredulous that he kissed the shapeshifter which has now assumed his form.
- Villain of Star Trek: Generations, who claims to he wouldn't have hurt a fly before the Borg killed his entire family.
- From TNG's "The Outcast", about androgynous J'naii. Also a reference to David Bowie's "Rebel, Rebel".
- Line from the Bhagavad Gita, famously quoted by Robert Oppenheimer on the occasion of the first atomic bomb test.
- Multi-armed Hindu deity, serving as the Destroyer or Transformer among the Trimurti.
- Deaf mediator from TNG's "Loud as a Whisper"
- Classic adventure novel, where a monarch is replaced by an identical tourist, to avoid revealing the true king has been kidnapped.
- Starfleet commander who served as a host for the alien insect queen in "Conspiracy", and suffered perhaps the goriest death in Star Trek history.
- From the closing of TOS's "The Alternative Factor", where a scientist Lazarus and his insane alternate universe double are left locked in an eternal struggle.