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Jake and Nog's runabout come under attack from the Jem'Hadar, and are rescued by the Valiant, a ship manned by Red Squad, an elite group of young Starfleet cadets.


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




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 (credit only)
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
Paul Popowich ... Tim Watters
Courtney Peldon ... Farris
David Drew Gallagher David Drew Gallagher ... Riley Shepard
Ashley McDonogh Ashley McDonogh ... Collins (as Ashley Brianne McDonogh)
Scott Hamm ... Parton


Jake and Nog's runabout come under attack from the Jem'Hadar, and are rescued by the Valiant, a ship manned by Red Squad, an elite group of young Starfleet cadets.

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"Valiant" was the original intended name for the Defiant, but development of Star Trek: Voyager (1995) saw a directive handed down from executives that DS9's starship couldn't have a name that began with V too, as they were concerned about causing confusion for the audience. See more »


As can be seen from the unit crest, the cadets belong to the "Red Squadron". It is incorrect to state that they are "Red Squad" as that is a different type of organization. A squad (or flight for the USAF) is comprised of about 10-12 individuals. Multiple squads are in a platoon (or a squadron for the USAF). See more »


Tim Watters: This ship is special, Jake. This crew is special. And whatever fates guide this universe, they've chosen us to achieve some purpose in this conflict, I know that - just as surely as I know your presence on this ship is no coincidence. You're here to write the story - to tell people of the Valiant and her crew. Don't interfere with the story, Jake; don't become a part of it. Just let it unfold around you, observe, listen, and then write it down.
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Kiddy Corps
8 November 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Another opportunity to see Jake Sisko, one of the most boring characters ever produced. He an Nog end up on a starship, the Valiant, which is run by a group of young people. They are all members of the Red Squad, a group of elite cadets. They have have some success after the original leaders of the crew were killed. Nog fits right in. Jake walks around, whining. He probably has some good points about the mission, but he is such a dork no one will listen to him. The whole reporter thing is so poorly presented. He is abundantly lazy and lacking in drive. Eventually, experience is going to be the most significant factor--that and immaturity.

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