Sisko becomes uncomfortable when the Klingons station a task force to help defend against the Dominion. Worf is summoned to find out their true intentions.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Sisko (credit only)
Kasidy Yates (as Penny Johnson)
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The crew of Deep Space Nine is preparing for a possible attack by the Dominion. There's a drill to find shapeshifters and the station is retrofitted. Suddenly, the massive Klingon flagship decloaks. It's General Martok and he's not alone. An entire Klingon fleet has been stationed nearby. Sisko welcomes them and Martok claims the fleet is at Deep Space Nine to fight with the Federation against the Dominion. Soon the trouble starts. The Klingons harass Morn, they beat up Garak and try to hijack Kasidy Yates' ship to look for shapeshifters. They continue checking ships outside of Bajoran space after. Sisko doesn't trust this anymore and asks the only Klingon in Starfleet, Worf, to find out what the Klingon fleet is really doing. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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2 October 1995 (USA)  »

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According to the Stardate, 49011, the events of this episode take place at the same time as the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Non Sequitur". See more »


Quark claims that the ambient noise level in the bar is less than 30 decibels. In the decibel scale, normal conversation is rated at 60 db and a quiet whisper can be as little as 20 db. Given that Quark and the others are speaking normally, the ambient level is significantly higher than 30 db, and in a crowded bar, could be as high as 90 - 100 db. See more »


Elim Garak: How thoughtless of me not to consider the effects the destruction of my home world would have on your business; These must be trying times for you, be brave.
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References Star Trek: Generations (1994) See more »


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Lots of stuff happenin' here--though I didn't think it was always logical.
28 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a double-length episode and like many of these lengthy episodes and season openers, LOTS of stuff is happening! The biggest change is Worf becoming a regular on "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" but Captain Sisko is now bald and once again pretty much ignores his commanding officers' orders. This isn't new but is at least the third time Sisko gets away with this!

The show begins with Worf begin transferred, at least temporarily, to DS9 because some problems are now brewing with the Klingons around the wormhole. They have arrived en masse on the station and they are in a VERY argumentative mood. Why all the posturing and anger on the part of the Klingons? What is their goal? And how does this all fit into the wicked Founders' plans?

This show is decent because LOTS happens and there is lots of action. On the other hand, the show is NOT especially logical and Sisko's intervention in the Cardassian-Klingon war makes little sense--nor does his risking everything to save Dukat and the Cardassian council. Sitting back and just letting things take their course would have made a lot more sense. Plus, how is it that Sisko wasn't taken up on charges for his latest insubordination?!

By the way, in a tiny role aboard the Defiant you see Patricia Tallman--the same lady who would begin playing Lyta the telepath on "Babylon 5"this same year. Several other Trek actors would also appear on "Babylon 5" and vice-versa over the years, such as Andreas Katsulas playing a recurring role as a Cardassian on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" as well as a regular role on "Babylon 5". So, for fans of both franchises, this is a particularly noteworthy episode.

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