To save the Federation in a critical scheme, Sisko comes to realize that he must violate its fundamental principles to do so.
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According to Ronald Moore, the title of the episode was a reference to the phrase "Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?" from the film Batman. See more
At the end of the episode, Sisko says "Computer, erase that entire personal log."
This command would result it the erasure of all entries in the Personal log stored in the computer.
I doubt this was in intent, he should have said "erase that entire log entry"
Also, it is far too easy to erase computer data. It is unlikely that the computer would not prompt an "Are you sure?" step, as computers have done this almost from the beginning. See more
Captain's personal log, stardate five one seven... thr-, uh... Five one seven... four - Computer, what day is it?
Cardassian Computer Voice
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more