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.
Did You Know?
"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
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.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more