With the continuing battalions of Jem'Hadar entering the Alpha Quadrant in preparation for war, Sisko decides to mine the wormhole to prevent further troop movement. This provokes a ... See full summary »

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With the continuing battalions of Jem'Hadar entering the Alpha Quadrant in preparation for war, Sisko decides to mine the wormhole to prevent further troop movement. This provokes a confrontation between the Dominion and the Federation, forcing Sisko to abandon DS9. Written by Anonymous

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This takes place in 2373. See more »

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When the Defiant and the Rotarran join the mixed Klingon/Federation fleet, several Galaxy-class vessels, being the most notorious among others, have no registry number or identification at all. Also, there are three small ships that would appear to be Defiant-class, although the Defiant itself was said to be the only one in service. See more »

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[Rom and Leeta are looking at one of many potential wedding dresses for Leeta]
Rom: What do you think?
Leeta: I don't know. What do you think?
Rom: I like it. Don't you?
Leeta: Rom, it's two handkerchiefs and a loin cloth!
Rom: I suppose we could lose the handkerchiefs.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
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Had Jake been less annoying, I could have easily given this one a 9.
19 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Often "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" would end their seasons with exciting cliffhangers about pending intergalactic wars. Generally, these were among the best of the show, as they were really exciting and action-packed--and a bit contrast to the usually cerebral episodes. So, the fact that I really liked this one is certainly no surprise.

There is a HUGE build-up of Jem'Hadar ships poised to come through the wormhole. At the same time, a combined Cardassian and Jem'Hadar fleet has assembled near DS9. So, it looks pretty obvious that the long-awaited war is about to occur. In a last-ditch effort, Sisko orders the Defiant to mine the entrance to the wormhole and Rom has figured out a way to make these mines self-replicating! Will they have to use the mines or can war be somehow averted?

Apart from some annoying antics from Jake, this is a very good show- -as is the follow-up that will follow. Well worth seeing and one of the better shows of the season.


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