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Daphne Ashbrook


Daphne Ashbrook comes from a theatrical family in San Diego. Her father is head of Palomar College's drama department, and her mother is a teacher who still acts in local theater. Her sister Taylor and brother Dana are also actors. Dana played Bobby Briggs in the series Twin Peaks.

Daphne has appeared in both television and movies. She is best known to science fiction fans as Ensign Melora Pazlar from the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine second season episode "Melora." Melora was a beautiful and strong-minded but wheelchair-bound woman. Doctor Bashir falls in love with her and tries to help her, but she decides that she is better off as she is.

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Based on a second viewing of "Melora," it seems likely that Daphne will be playing a strong, not-to-be-trifled with character, a far cry from the traditional Doctor Who runner and screamer. We shall see.

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