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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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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 / 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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24th century | second part | See All (2) »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1996 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shares a title with the 17th-century English epic poem by John Milton, describing Man's Fall away from God's Grace in Judeo-Christian theology. The poem has also been quoted in other Star Trek (1966) productions, most notably Star Trek: Space Seed (1967). 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

Captain Sisko: Are you willing to risk a civil war? If the Lakota fires on the Defiant, you will be opening up a Pandora's Box that may never be closed!
Admiral Leyton: Then contact the Defiant, and tell them to stand down.
Captain Sisko: I won't do that.
Admiral Leyton: I didn't think so. But don't kid yourself, Ben. This Pandora's Box of yours - we're opening it together.
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Connections

References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Homefront (1996) 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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