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Defiant 

Riker arrives on the station to requisition the Defiant in order to fight with the Maquis. Sisko assists Gul Dukat on Cardassia Prime to prevent the ship from entering Cardassian territory.

Director:

Cliff Bole

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
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
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Marc Alaimo ... Gul Dukat
Tricia O'Neil ... Korinas
Shannon Cochran ... Kalita
Robert Kerbeck ... Cardassian Soldier
Michael Canavan ... Tamal
Jonathan Frakes ... Thomas Riker
Majel Barrett ... Computer Voice (voice)

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Storyline

It's very busy on the station and Kira hasn't even got time to read reports. Now Starfleet also requests a complete report on the computer calibration subroutine. When Bashir asks for a runabout that isn't available to get medical supplies, she snaps. Bashir notices she's overworked and orders her to rest. Not liking it all, her mood becomes better when she meets commander Will Riker from the starship Enterprise in the bar. He has three months of leave and is on his way to the pleasure planet Risa. She seems to really like him and only the thought of Bareil is holding her back. At the end of the next day she runs into him again and offers him a tour of the facility. Riker asks immediately if he can take a look at the Defiant. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Trivia

Quantum torpedoes are used for the first time by a Federation starship in this episode. The Cardassian Union had quantum torpedo technology as early as stardate 47582 (mid-2370) as Cardassian ATR-4107 was equipped with these weapons. See more »

Goofs

Commander Sisko folds his arm while trying to convince Gul Dukat that he wants to help disable the Defiant. We see him fold his arms as he says "Then bring me with you..." He leaves his arms folded for several moments as he continues his argument. The camera leaves him for a moment and then when the shot returns to him, we see him fold his arms again as he says "I want to to try and disable it first". See more »

Quotes

[Sisko has offered to give Dukat the information of the Defiant's sensor logs in return for the Defiant and the Maquis crew members]
Gul Dukat: Impossible! I cannot allow a group of terrorists to just walk away after invading our territory and...
Commander Sisko: Then you must decide which is important to you: your sense of Cardassian justice, or the information contained in the Defiant's sensor logs.
Gul Dukat: I do want that information, Commander; and I would be willing to return your wayward ship. But someone has to pay for ...
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Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: First Contact (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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A great episode, for fans and non-fans
27 April 2012 | by johnjohnson68510See all my reviews

Sometimes on this show, when they are working on a bad or mediocre script, the actors remind me of high school actors with a lesson or two. But when there is a good script, like this one, all the actors fall into place and you can see how good they really are. I assumed this episode was going to be just a treat for fans only, with a wink and a nod and the presence of Jonathan Frakes, from The Next Generation. But a person could enjoy this without any knowledge of Commander Riker.

The script builds with a movie-quality dramatic tension. It is a little cramped as a story, it doesn't quite fit into one episode, and you might find it slightly overdone. But it has a lot to recommend itself, with good straight action and lots of character nuances. If you're cruising episodes looking for some good ones, I'd pick this one. And I looked up the writer: it was Ronald Moore.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1994 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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