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The Ship 

The crew is forced to retreat in a crashed Jem'Hadar ship after an attack by the Jem'Hadar. They get the feeling there's something very important about this ship.


Kim Friedman


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Avery Brooks ... Captain Siskoo
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Commander Worf
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Commander Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Kaitlin Hopkins ... Kilana
F.J. Rio ... Muñiz
Hilary Shepard ... Hoya


The crew of Deep Space Nine is on Torga IV in the Gamma Quadrant. The planet is believed to contain cormaline deposits. While determining the feasibility of a mining operation, suddenly a Jem'Hadar warship crashes into the surface. The crew is dead. Sisko decides to salvage it. Then another Jem'Hadar ship arrives. They attack. The crew is forced to retreat into the crashed ship. Engineer Muniz is badly hurt by a phaser blast. Then suddenly the attack stops. It seems the Jem'Hadar are not prepared to wage war inside the ship. A Vorta is even prepared to negotiate and the Jem'Hadar try unusual sneak tactics to gain access. Sisko gets a very strong feeling there's something going on, that there's an object so important in the ship, that the Jem'Hadar can't risk destroying it. While the crew try to find out what it is and the troops of the Dominion lay siege, time is running out for Muniz. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Release Date:

7 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


F.J. Rio (Muniz) also played Enrique Muniz in the DS9 episodes "Hard Time", and "Starship Down", Joleg in Voyager "Repentance" and the Vissian chief engineer in Enterprise "Cogenitor". See more »


The Benzite that was piloting the doomed runabout was not wearing her portable gas emitter that Benzites use to breathe. See more »


[Sisko and Dax are discussing the five dead]
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: [of Rooney] You know something else I remember about him? How *proud* he was to wear his uniform. And how proud he was to serve under you. The same as Hoya, T'Lor, Bertram, and Muñiz. They chose a life in Starfleet. They knew the risks. And they died fighting for something that they believed in.
Captain Sisko: That doesn't make it any easier.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Maybe nothing should.
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Referenced in Star Trek Timelines (2016) See more »


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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The Vorta, the Jem'Hadar, and Their Gods
26 October 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

While on a geological expedition, the DS9 people see a Jem'Hadar ship crash. They decide it would be a significant military prize, but while they are trying to figure out how to get it skyworthy, another group of Jem'Hadar come in and confront them, along with a young, pretty Vorta girl. They also destroy the shuttle they arrived in. These aliens could have just blown them all to Hades, but there is something on the ship, a prize, that they don't want to lose. Sisko and his modest crew, including a badly wounded man, try to negotiate, but the Vorta are master liars and it doesn't go well. Sisko must face the absurdities of war and that is the real strong point of this episode.

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