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In Purgatory's Shadow 

A coded message from the Gamma Quadrant leads Garak to believe his mentor, Enabran Tain, is still alive. He and Worf seek him out, only to discover something much worse: a Dominion invasion fleet poised to attack the Alpha Quadrant.

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A coded message from the Gamma Quadrant leads Garak to believe his mentor, Enabran Tain, is still alive. He and Worf seek him out, only to discover something much worse: a Dominion invasion fleet poised to attack the Alpha Quadrant.

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This episode marks the first appearance of the real Martok. We know this is the first time we have met the real character because when he meets Worf, he merely says "I have heard of you." See more »

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When Ziyal questions Garek's decision to go to the Gamma Quadrant, she pronounces it Camma Quadrant each time. See more »

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Elim Garak: Let this be a lesson to you, Doctor, perhaps the most valuable one I can ever teach you: sentiment is the greatest weakness of all.
Dr. Julian Bashir: If that's true, it's a lesson I'd rather not learn.
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References Star Trek: First Contact (1996) 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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A very good part 1...very, very good.
7 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While I'll be the first to admit that the first couple seasons of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" had quite a few dull episodes, by the 3rd season onward, the show had hit its stride and the quality increased dramatically. The new enemies, the Dominion and their army of Jem'Hadar, were excellent baddies and meant that instead of slow and cerebral episodes, more violent and intense episodes would be to come. Here in part 1 of a 2 part series, the violence level increases, as hostilities from the Dominion seem about to break out once again.

When the show begins, the station intercepts a faint Cardassian signal emanating from the Gamma Quadrant. When Garak is asked to translate the message, he says it's meaningless and unimportant-- which obviously means it's important! So, when Garak tries to escape the base to investigate, Worf is waiting to catch him and the two go on the mission together. Unfortunately, the Jem'Hadar show up and take the two prisoner. Unexpectedly, they meet a couple of folks they thought were dead--a Klingon officer and the nasty leader of the Cardassian Obsidian order, Enabran Tain (Paul Dooley). What's next? See it for yourself! And, be prepared for a few surprises.


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