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
Arnoud Tiele (email@example.com)
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Episode uses classic film-noir plot device of having witnesses flashback and give their testimony as if they were third-party observers of the events they are testifying to. See more
During Worf's trial, Captain Sisko starts with 4 rank pips on his uniform, but in subsequent shots, only 3 pips are present. (This is not only a continuity error, but a factual error too: Sisko is indeed a captain.) See more
[on behalf of his crew, Sisko has invited Worf to a party at Quark's
Lt. Commander Worf
But I do not feel like celebrating.
Part of being a captain is knowing when to smile. Make the troops happy, even when it's the last thing in the world you want to do. Because they're your troops, and you have to take care of them.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more