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The Ship 

The crew is forced to retreat in a crashed Jem'Hadar ship after an attack by the Jem'Hadar. They get the feeling there's something very important about this ship.


Kim Friedman


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




Episode complete credited cast:
Avery Brooks ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Cmdr. Worf
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Kaitlin Hopkins ... Kilana
F.J. Rio F.J. Rio ... Muñiz
Hilary Shepard ... Hoya


The crew of Deep Space Nine is on Torga IV in the Gamma Quadrant. The planet is believed to contain cormaline deposits. While determining the feasibility of a mining operation, suddenly a Jem'Hadar warship crashes into the surface. The crew is dead. Sisko decides to salvage it. Then another Jem'Hadar ship arrives. They attack. The crew is forced to retreat into the crashed ship. Engineer Muniz is badly hurt by a phaser blast. Then suddenly the attack stops. It seems the Jem'Hadar are not prepared to wage war inside the ship. A Vorta is even prepared to negotiate and the Jem'Hadar try unusual sneak tactics to gain access. Sisko gets a very strong feeling there's something going on, that there's an object so important in the ship, that the Jem'Hadar can't risk destroying it. While the crew try to find out what it is and the troops of the Dominion lay siege, time is running out for Muniz. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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F.J. Rio (Muniz) also played Enrique Muniz in the DS9 episodes "Hard Time", and "Starship Down", Joleg in Voyager "Repentance" and the Vissian chief engineer in Enterprise "Cogenitor". See more »


As O'Brien and Worf begin to fight, Sisko reminds them that they are both Starfleet officers. But O'Brien had JUST reminded Muñiz that he (O'Brien) was NOT an officer. See more »


Kilana: It seems we're approaching an impasse.
Captain Sisko: We've already arrived.
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Referenced in Star Trek Timelines (2016) See more »


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Strangely Lowbrow
27 September 2020 | by frankeleeSee all my reviews

The writing on this episode shoots so low and it hits its mark. The makers of this show put no weight on their shoulders to make the plot contrivances seem even a little sense. Starfleet officers are so incapable and under-trained for military situations, they come across not unlike the helpless characters in Demolition Man, defenseless, childlike. The only reason they aren't slaughtered easily throughout this episode is because we need them for the series to continue.

Anyway the plot revolves around the command crew of DS9 being stuck days away from help holed up in a Jem'Hadar warship with some precious contents aboard. Jem'Hadar soldiers surround them so they can't leave, but they also can't blow up the ship.

The characters pretend to do things that might help them, but they all fail and eventually nothing happens for so long the episode is allowed to end.

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