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A Time To Stand 

Borrowing a captured Jem'Hadar attack ship, Sisko and crew embark on a mission to destroy the hidden base where all of the ketracel-white is stored for the entire Alpha Quadrant.


Allan Kroeker


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Cmdr. Worf
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Andrew Robinson ... Garak (as Andrew J. Robinson)
Jeffrey Combs ... Weyoun
Marc Alaimo ... Gul Dukat
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
J.G. Hertzler ... Martok
Casey Biggs ... Damar


Borrowing a captured Jem'Hadar attack ship, Sisko and crew embark on a mission to destroy the hidden base where all of the ketracel-white is stored for the entire Alpha Quadrant.

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This episode marks the beginning of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)'s experiment with serialization. The first six episodes of Season 6 form a single story arc in which Starfleet has lost the station to the Dominion/Cardassian faction. Although each episode picks up where the previous one left off, they do not end with "To be continued" messages, with the exception of episode 5. The series would do this again for the last nine episodes of the series. See more »


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Doctor Bashir: I'm so glad that you find the lack of proper medical facilities amusing; but if trouble breaks out, it's not a viewscreen or a chair or even a sandwich you'll be wanting. It's a bio-bed, with a surgical tissue regenerator.
Lieutenant Commander Jadzia Dax: Maybe. But right now I would settle for a viewscreen.
Nog: Or a chair.
Chief O'Brien: Or a sandwich.
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Is the pending invasion about to begin?
18 January 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Like many of the seasons of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Star Trek: Deep Space 9", this is part of a season ending and season beginning two-part episode about a pending intergalactic war. These were all very good episodes--exciting, action-packed and fun.

In the previous show, the Cardassians and Jem'Hadar have assembled a fleet in the Alpha Quadrant--poised to take on DS9. Additionally, more ships are waiting to come flying through the wormhole to assist in the attack. So, Sisko orders his folks to mine the entrance to the wormhole with self-replicating mines--perhaps, if needed, this can cut off these additional ships.

Here in part two, two main things are occurring. First, the Defiant and their Klingon friends are going to try to take out a station that supplies Ketracel--the drug needed to sustain the Jem'Hadar soldiers. Second, the Cardassians/Dominion will try to figure out some way to disable the mines. How the Prophets play in all this is something you'll just need to see for yourself.

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