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...Nor the Battle to the Strong 

Jake, reporting from the front lines, sees what war truly is.

Director:

Kim Friedman

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Captain Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Commander Worf
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Commander Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Andrew Kavovit ... Kirby
Karen Austin ... Kalandra
Mark Holton ... Bolian
Lisa Lord ... Nurse
Jeb Brown Jeb Brown ... Ensign
Danny Goldring ... Chief Burke
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Storyline

Jake's traveling with Doctor Bashir, to write a report about his activities. It's different from what he expected though, all Julian talks about is prion replications, amino acid re-sequencing and quantum dynamics. Jake would rather write a report about the doctor battling Cartalian fever, for example and thinks that readers would relate to that more. Jake's wish for more action may come true when a distress call is sent in from the Ajilon Prime colony. They are under attack by the Klingons. They urgently need medical supplies and a doctor in a hospital near the front line. Bashir doesn't want to take Sisko's son with him, but Jake is able to convince him otherwise. Jake is delighted, but is the young reporter really prepared for the horror that is war? Meanwhile captain Sisko hears the Farragut will pick the two up the next day, but gets more anxious as time progresses. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The 100th episode of Deep Space Nine. See more »

Goofs

When the doctors are sitting in the break room joking about the best way to die you hear Jake replicate a drink off camera. Jake only has time for one sip but you see him slinging the cup around and spilling nothing. See more »

Quotes

Ensign: I don't deserve to be in Starfleet. Therapy won't change what I did. Nothing will. I just wish I'd aimed that... phaser a little higher.
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Connections

Featured in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: What You Leave Behind (1999) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Time for Jake to grow up a bit more...
5 January 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the episode begins, Dr. Bashir is in a runabout doing whatever when they learn that the truce between the Klingons and Federation has broken down. As a result, a colony has been attacked and there are casualties. While Dr. Bashir would love to go help, he's hesitant because Jake, a non-com, is with him. However, Jake insists that they go--after all, he understands the risk and he's over 18. Plus, there is a part of Jake that wants to experience life since he has visions of being a brilliant writer. Instead of an exciting adventure, however, Jake finds that war sucks and makes you want to wet your pants!

This is a decent episode--not great, but decent. But it also made me think of a few things. First, Dr. Bashir is the only doctor anywhere near the colony? That seems very odd. Second, what Jake learns is amazingly obvious--especially if he'd read "The Red Badge of Courage". Decent but that's all.


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