Jake's traveling with Doctor Bashir, to write a report about his activities. It's different from what he expected though, all Julian talks about is prion replications, amino acid re-sequencing and quantum dynamics. Jake would rather write a report about the doctor battling Cartalian fever, for example and thinks that readers would relate to that more. Jake's wish for more action may come true when a distress call is sent in from the Ajilon Prime colony. They are under attack by the Klingons. They urgently need medical supplies and a doctor in a hospital near the front line. Bashir doesn't want to take Sisko's son with him, but Jake is able to convince him otherwise. Jake is delighted, but is the young reporter really prepared for the horror that is war? Meanwhile captain Sisko hears the Farragut will pick the two up the next day, but gets more anxious as time progresses. Written by
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Did You Know?
While talking to Jake, Burke mentions an officer in his platoon named Brice. Brice R. Parker is the name of the story writer for this episode. See more
When the doctors are sitting in the break room joking about the best way to die you hear Jake replicate a drink off camera. Jake only has time for one sip but you see him slinging the cup around and spilling nothing. See more
It's funny - one minute your life's moving along, just like you always thought it would. And the next you do somethin'... that changes everything - that makes you realize you're not who you thought you were. At the Academy, I did really well in the battle simulations; I never had any problems. But when you're out there, and the live shells are detonating all around you, it's a whole different thing.
All you can think about is getting away from the explosions...
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
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