Capt. Sisko and his away team volunteer to stay with a besieged unit at an isolate outpost.
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The writers chose Nog, Quark, Bashir and Ezri to carry the story because they had next to no fighting experience. Unlike Kira, Worf and O'Brien, who had all been in battle and knew how to handle themselves in a fight. The writers were keen to see the reactions of people who didn't know how to handle themselves in a fight. 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
I think that's what I'm going to remember most about this war - looking through casualty reports. Sometimes it feels like that's all I do - stare at the names of the dead. When the war started, I read every name. I felt it was the least I could do to honor their sacrifices... But now, the names have begun to blur together.
References Hell Is for Heroes
The Lady is a Tramp
Written by Richard Rodgers
and Lorenz Hart
Variation performed by Max Grodénchik See more