The destruction of a Cardassian ship leads Sisko, Dukat, and Sisko's old friend Cal Hudson to the fact that there is an unofficial war between the Maquis and the Cardassians.

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The Cardassian freighter Bok'Nor is blown up while leaving Deep Space Nine. It doesn't look like an accident. While both the Federation and Bajor expect retaliation by the Cardassians, they haven't even made contact. Then Commander Calvin Hudson arrives to discuss the tense situation. He is attaché to the Federation colonies in the Demilitarised Zone and a good friend of Sisko. Hudson tries to convince Sisko giving away territory to the Cardassians was a bad idea and that the Federation colonists on the Cardassian side are abandoned. Sisko still believes the treaty was a reasonable compromise. When he returns to his quarters, he is surprised to find Gul Dukat. Gul Dukat tells Federation citizens were responsible for the attack and wants to show him something in the Demilitarised Zone. After arriving the two receive a distress call from a Federation merchant vessel under attack by Cardassians. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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The Maquis settlement is a re-use of a set from Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Ensigns of Command (1989). See more »

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Sisko tells Cal Hudson about how they caught the Cardassians smuggling weapons to Bajoran extremists through a third party - the Yridians. If Sisko was referring to the events depicted in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Homecoming, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Circle, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege, then the third party involved was the Kresari, not the Yridians. See more »

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[Sisko and Dukat have witnessed a space battle between Federation and Cardassian colonists]
Gul Dukat: Now do you begin to see, Commander? That without any help from either one of us they've managed to start their own little war out here.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Journey's End (1994) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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The Maquis is tired of the Federation being so passive....and so am I!
19 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This two-part episode marks a radical departure for this series. Usually, the shows are very cerebral and subdued, however, here we have shows that are violent and full of intrigue...yippee!!

The episode concerns a new rebel group called the Maquis. These folks hate and distrust the Cardassians and instead of making peace with them (which is the boring Federation way), they are in favor of confrontation and attack. Naturally, the Cardassians are not happy about the Maquis and their attacks but they don't complain too loudly. Why? Because through the course of these two episodes, it turns out that the Maquis is generally right--the Cardassians are lying scum who cannot be trusted. But Sisko and his crew are very duty-bound and don't quite know what to do--to side with their friends (with the Maquis) or the Federation? This one ends with Sisko and others being captured by the Maquis.

Exciting and a nice change of pace--this on is worth seeing.


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