Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 4, Episode 11

Paradise Lost (8 Jan. 1996)

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When Starfleet institutes martial law to combat the Changeling Menace, Sisko begins to question if the Dominion is the real threat.

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All power has been cut and president Jaresh-Inyo finally agreed to Sisko and Leyton's request to put Earth under Martial Law. Starfleet security personnel is roaming the streets of every city. It's been four days since then, but still there's no sign of a Dominion invasion. Joseph Sisko decides to reopen the restaurant. Meanwhile Odo brings a strange security report to the attention of captain Sisko. Apparently Red Squad was demobilized just moments after the power was cut. While the two first think that it was to get them out of harm's way, new evidence pops up. Apparently the entire group of cadets was reassigned to field duty three hours later. Sisko gets very suspicious, especially after a Starfleet member asks him to immediately delete the report. He orders Nog to provide him the name of one of the members of Red Squad to conduct an interview. He doesn't like what the cadet tells him. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Captain Benteen commands the USS Lakota. These names allude to the Little Bighorn War of 1876 where Captain Frederick Benteen was one of the United States Cavalry commanders who fought against the Lakota Sioux, an American Indian nation. See more »

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The rank insignia worn by Admiral Leyton at the end of the episode has two pips, but in "Homefront" he is clearly shown with three. See more »

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Captain Sisko: Are you willing to risk a civil war? If the Lakota fires on the Defiant, you will be opening up a Pandora's Box that may never be closed!
Admiral Leyton: Then contact the Defiant, and tell them to stand down.
Captain Sisko: I won't do that.
Admiral Leyton: I didn't think so. But don't kid yourself, Ben. This Pandora's Box of yours - we're opening it together.
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References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Homefront (1996) See more »

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Coup d'état
27 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After the attack on Earth's power supply in the previous episode Admiral Leyton has in effect declared martial law and there are Star Fleet troops on the streets of every city. While the people accept that this is a necessary evil to protect against a Dominion attack Captain Sisko believes something isn't quite right; why would the Dominion do something that didn't further their aims and served to raise the alertness of Earth. Sisko's investigations lead him to believe that the power system was in fact sabotaged by a group of cadets acting on the orders of an unknown officer. When he goes to present his evidence to the president he finds himself arrested after a rigged blood test suggests that he is a changeling. With Odo's help he escapes and confronts the Admiral while waiting for the Defiant to arrive with the evidence he needs to expose the coup attempt.

This was another great episode, it was good that while the admiral's actions were clearly wrong they were motivated by good intentions. As well as the plotting on Earth we get a nice action scene where the Defiant must fight against another Star Fleet vessel which believes it is protecting Earth from a ship which has been taken over by changelings.


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