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Paradise Lost 

When Starfleet institutes martial law to combat the Changeling Menace, Sisko begins to question if the Dominion is the real threat.

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Reza Badiyi

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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 / Changeling
Armin Shimerman ... Quark (credit only)
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Robert Foxworth ... Admiral Leyton
Herschel Sparber Herschel Sparber ... President Jaresh-Inyo
Susan Gibney ... Captain Erika Benteen
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
David Drew Gallagher David Drew Gallagher ... Riley Shepard
Mina Badie ... Security Officer
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Storyline

All power has been cut and president Jaresh-Inyo finally agreed to Sisko and Leyton's request to put Earth under Martial Law. Starfleet security personnel is roaming the streets of every city. It's been four days since then, but still there's no sign of a Dominion invasion. Joseph Sisko decides to reopen the restaurant. Meanwhile Odo brings a strange security report to the attention of captain Sisko. Apparently Red Squad was demobilized just moments after the power was cut. While the two first think that it was to get them out of harm's way, new evidence pops up. Apparently the entire group of cadets was reassigned to field duty three hours later. Sisko gets very suspicious, especially after a Starfleet member asks him to immediately delete the report. He orders Nog to provide him the name of one of the members of Red Squad to conduct an interview. He doesn't like what the cadet tells him. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Trivia

Red Squad was seen again in the sixth season episode "Valiant", in which David Drew Gallagher reprised the role of Riley Shepard. See more »

Goofs

After the Lakota opens fires on the Defiant, steam begins pouring onto the Defiant bridge. The device releasing the steam is visible. See more »

Quotes

Joseph Sisko: [on the Starfleet troops] The streets are gonna seem emptier with them gone.
Odo: Would you be happier if they'd stayed?
Joseph Sisko: Oh, if they'd stayed it wouldn't be Earth anymore, would it? It didn't seem right, all those phasers everywhere.
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Connections

References Catch-22 (1970) 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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The excellent and extremely paranoid follow-up.
29 December 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the show begins, Sisko is extremely tense. After all, the power on Earth is down and he knows that the Changelings are up to something. However, who the real enemy is you'll have to discover-- but Sisko realizes that Red Squad and other HUMANS are behind something big! The problem now is that Sisko might not be up to the task of stopping them--especially since their leader appears to be Sisko's old Captain and friend, Admiral Leyton (Robert Foxworth).

This episode was super-paranoid--even more than the first one. It also shows some of the worst parts of human nature--which I love. This is because all too often, the Star Trek future seems way too rosy and sweet. Here is evidence that people are still people! And, that Changelings aren't the only thing folks need to fear. Excellent and well worth seeing.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

8 January 1996 (USA) See more »

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