Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 5, Episode 2

The Ship (7 Oct. 1996)

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The crew is forced to retreat in a crashed Jem'Hadar ship after an attack by the Jem'Hadar. They get the feeling there's something very important about this ship.



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The crew of Deep Space Nine is on Torga IV in the Gamma Quadrant. The planet is believed to contain cormaline deposits. While determining the feasibility of a mining operation, suddenly a Jem'Hadar warship crashes into the surface. The crew is dead. Sisko decides to salvage it. Then another Jem'Hadar ship arrives. They attack. The crew is forced to retreat into the crashed ship. Engineer Muniz is badly hurt by a phaser blast. Then suddenly the attack stops. It seems the Jem'Hadar are not prepared to wage war inside the ship. A Vorta is even prepared to negotiate and the Jem'Hadar try unusual sneak tactics to gain access. Sisko gets a very strong feeling there's something going on, that there's an object so important in the ship, that the Jem'Hadar can't risk destroying it. While the crew try to find out what it is and the troops of the Dominion lay siege, time is running out for Muniz. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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The Benzite that was piloting the doomed runabout was not wearing his portable gas emitter that Benzites use to breathe. See more »


Captain Sisko: [about the Jem'Hadar ship] Can we use the runabout's tractor beam to haul this thing into orbit? This would be the greatest intelligence find in the last ten years. We're not going to leave it here to rot. What d'you say, Chief?
Chief O'Brien: Well, we're not gonna haul it out with a runabout.
Captain Sisko: Then we need something with a little more muscle.
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Why do the Vorta and Jem'Hadar want this ship THIS badly?
4 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The Captain is leading a team on an expedition to a planet within the Gamma Quadrant. They're looking to see if the planet has valuable minerals that can be exploited. However, out of the blue, a Jem'Hadar ship comes crashing onto the plant's surface. All the Jem'Hadar aboard are dead and the Captain and his folks investigate. Soon, another Jem'Hadar ship arrives--this one with angry soldiers and the obligatory Vorta handler and they want to take possession of the wreck. However, Sisko sees it as a great opportunity to bring back this technology to the Federation--and they are willing to fight to keep it. So what's on board that is THIS important? After all, the Jem'Hadar SHOULD just blow the thing up!

This is an interesting episode because it shows how the Vorta are basically lying machines--folks who ingratiate and lie with such ease that you'd swear that they are politicians! This and the exchanges between her and Sisko are very interesting and make this is a memorable episode.

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