The Klingon Empire has asked the Federation to extradite Worf for murder. Worf commanded the Defiant which was guarding a Cardassian convoy offering medical aid to the Pentath colony. The convoy was attacked by the Klingons and in the heat of battle Worf gave the order to fire on a decloaking ship. It was a civilian transport, 441 Klingons died. The Klingon advocate Ch'Pok is trying to prove to admiral T'Lara in a hearing that Worf's bloodlust took over. Ch'Pok has a hidden agenda and he openly admits it. The Klingons see this as the perfect opportunity to gain sympathy and weaken the Federation. Captain Sisko is defending Worf and asks Odo to try to find out why the civilian transport joined the battle. Sisko's defense in the meantime is not going well. With every witness Ch'Pok's reasoning seems more and more plausible. Written by
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Did You Know?
This episode represents the second time that a Deep Space 9 crewmember is wrongly accused of a crime by a foreign government as a means of discrediting Starfleet or weakening their position (the other being "Tribunal"). Similar situations also occur in TNG: "A Matter of Perspective" and VOY: "Ex Post Facto". See more
While testifying and speaking directly to the camera, Chief O'Brien is seen wearing his standard duty uniform bearing the rank insignia of a Senior Chief Petty Officer. Moments later, in the courtroom, his dress uniform bears the single hollow pip he wore prior to DS9: "Hippocratic Oath". See more
Lt. Commander Worf
Life is a great deal more complicated in this red uniform.
Wait till you get four pips on that collar. You'll wish you had gone into botany.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
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