Capt. Sisko and his away team volunteer to stay with a besieged unit at an isolate outpost.
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This controversial episode was one of the first primetime network series to portray the personal effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in relation to combat involving the main characters of a series. See more
During the big land battle scene with the Jem'Hadar, this installment displays an huge equipment goof that is present in many Star Trek Battles- not just in this show but in all the Star Trek television series and movies.
It involves the use of phasers; specifically, when firing a weapon like the phaser that is basically a "continuous stream" laser beam weapon, why fire it in short, brief bursts only (like a conventional cartridge firearm), as the Starfleet officers due during the battle? Firing in this manner allows the oncoming Jem'Hadar soldiers to dodge & duck the plasma bursts, and also gives them time between shots to find cover & return fire. Why not hold the trigger down on the phaser- and keep it held down- to create a continuous sweep of plasma fire (like water from a fire hose)? By then sweeping the weapon from one side to another (again, like a fire hose), one could easily create & maintain a continuous stream of fire that would be much more deadly and impossible to avoid, dodge & duck (of course, if the Starfleet personnel fired their weapons in this manner, it would be a very short battle!) See more
Those were our orders, sir.
References Hell Is for Heroes
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more