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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Episode cast overview:
Jake Sisko (credit only)
Ensign Hoya


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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This takes place in 2373. See more »


As O'Brien and Worf begin to fight, Sisko reminds them that they are both Starfleet officers. But O'Brien had JUST reminded Muñiz that he (O'Brien) was NOT an officer. See more »


[Muñiz is injured; O'Brien treats him]
Muñiz: Don't worry, Jefe. I'll get you through this.
Chief O'Brien: I feel better already!
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Salvaging a Jem'Hadar ship
21 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What starts as a fairly standard away mission looking for minerals in the Gamma Quadrant becomes a fight for survival when a Jem'Hadar ship crashes and as the away team search it another one turns up. The runabout in orbit is destroyed, one member of the away team is killed and another is seriously wounded. Surprisingly the Jem'Hadar don't storm the ship and the Vorta leading them invites Captain Sisko to talk, he claims salvage rights but she does not recognise his claim. It becomes clear she couldn't be trusted when a Jem'Hadar enters the ship and attacks O'Brien and Dax, luckily for them they are saved by wounded crew member Muñiz. The team struggle to get the ship in to a flyable state as well as trying to keep Muñiz from dying. The Vorta makes another offer to Sisko, this time she says they can have the ship on condition that they cam take a certain unnamed item first. Sisko refuses sure that they can't be trusted and that if such an offer were to be serious the item must be of enormous value so was worth fighting for.

This was a gripping episode; as there were people on the away team who weren't main cast members it seemed likely that some of them might not make it, although I thought Muñiz would survive as he lasted so long after being wounded and had appeared in a couple of episodes already. F.J. Rio did a good job as Muñiz, it seemed like he was really suffering, Kaitlin Hopkins was also good as Kilana, the Vorta Sisko had to deal with even if she showed more of her impressive cleavage that was strictly needed... not that I'm complaining. When we learn what the precious cargo is it isn't much of a surprise but still it provided a good ending to the episode. While this episode doesn't really have a secondary plot there was an amusing scene where Odo arrests Quark and Dr. Bashir for smuggling just before Kira sets off in the Defiant to rescue the away team.

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