Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 3, Episode 9

Defiant (21 Nov. 1994)

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Thomas Riker, impersonating Will Riker, steals the Defiant in order to fight with the Maquis. Sisko assist Gul Dukat on Cardassia Prime in stopping the ship entering Cardassian territory.

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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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47 Reference - There is a perimeter alert at Cardasian outpost 47. See more »

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Major Kira: Be a Starfleet officer one last time, think of your crew. I know you want Tom Riker to go out in a blaze of glory that they talk about for the next ten years. Don't drag them along with you.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Second Chances (1993) See more »

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A great episode, for fans and non-fans
27 April 2012 | by (Lincoln, Nebraska) – See 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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