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Rocks And Shoals 

Sisko and his crew crash on a barren world when their commandeered Jem'Hadar ship is shot down. They encounter Jem'Hadar who crashed there earlier, and have taken Nog and Garak hostage in exchange for medical aid for their Vorta overseer.


Michael Vejar


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Cmdr. Worf (credit only)
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark (credit only)
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Andrew Robinson ... Garak (as Andrew J. Robinson)
Phil Morris ... Remata'Klan
Christopher Shea ... Keevan
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
Paul Eckstein ... Limara'Son (as Paul S. Eckstein)
Lilyan Chauvin ... Vedek Yassim


In the episode outline on the page it says the following: "After a daring mission, the runabout crew is stranded on a remote planet, surrounded by a nebula, where Nog and Garrak are captured and offered as trade for the doctor to aid the enemy's injured Vorta". Specifically, it is not a runabout, ie, "runabout crew", it was a captured Jem H'Dar warship, which was being used by the crew... Written by Tombo1984

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This episode marks the first time a Jem'Hadar states "that is the order of things". See more »


When Nog is crawling ashore after the crash landing, before he collapses and rolls onto his back, you can see that there is debris on the back of his head thus revealing that that was not the first take. See more »


[first lines]
Captain Sisko: Captain's log, supplemental - O'Brien needed three days to restore main power to our commandeered Dominion ship. But he's not going to get them. Sensors have detected two Jem'Hadar fighters heading our way, and without main power our chances of survival are slim to none.
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References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: To The Death (1996) See more »


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Moral Issues and War
2 November 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

While Kira works with the Cardassian/Dominion group on board the station, she begins to feel restlessness and helplessness. Of course, she and her people are once again at the mercy of evil. The Vorta runs things and makes promises that are utterly worthless. Then one day an event occurs that makes her realize that she has betrayed her people. The main plot, however, involve our usual band of crew members who have the Jem'Hadar ship they seized in a previous episode. They come under attack by their own Federation and crash on a planet in a desert area. So do some Jem'Hadar and their Vorta. Because of injuries, the sickening Vorta makes a kind of deal. Since the Jem'Hadar are genetically developed to do harm, they can sometimes be seen as victims themselves. This has an interesting conclusion that causes one to think deeply.

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6 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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