Capt. Sisko and his away team volunteer to stay with a besieged unit at an isolate outpost.
Did You Know?
One of the most controversial episodes ever made, for the way it shows the harsh realities of war in such an unflinching manner. The director, Winrich Kolbe
was a Vietnam veteran, and used his experience when directing the episode. In essence, people fighting and killing each other for a piece of land not worth the blood that's shed. 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
Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, Nephew. They're a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people... will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You don't believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.
References Hell Is for Heroes
I'll Be Seeing You
Written by Irving Kahal
and Sammy Fain
Performed by James Darren See more