The Assignment Ds9

We get a look at some of the changes that have taken effect around the station, including Quark’s (Armin Shimerman) brother, Rom (Max Grodenchik) now working with the engineering department.

The Ferengi is working to fit in, and prove himself, and it’s a lot of fun to see the character growing.

Benjamin Sisko: I have enough evidence to convict you of treason. Maybe I am seeking to regain my former position, one which I earned through hard work, dedication, and sacrifice, but redemption is not my sole motivation.

[Jem'Hadar soldier angrily hits Garak in the face with a rifle and takes him and Worf hostage]Gul Dukat: [speaking to his people] You might ask, should we fear joining the Dominion? And now that we are joined together, equal partners in all endeavors, the only people with anything to fear will be our enemies. To him, and to Cardassians everywhere, I make the following pledge: By the time his birthday dawns, there will not be a single Klingon alive inside Cardassian territory. Cardassia will be made whole, all that we have lost will be ours again. Benjamin Sisko: At 0800 hours, station time, the Romulan Empire formally declared war on the Dominion.

Exploring darker themes than its predecessors, 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' presents a Federation with a sinister side, developed interpersonal conflicts and a heavy focus on war.

Commanded by Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks), Deep Space Nine sits at the mouth of the Bajoran wormhole, making the space station a hub for trade, political maneuvering and conflict.

The sets, the props, the costumes, the lighting, the look of the episode, looks amazingly like the Original Series.

One cannot help but sit and enjoy everything that happens in this episode.

Kai Opaka: I can't unite my people until I know the prophets have been warned. Not for Bajor, not for the Federation, but for your own pagh. Sisko: The Bajorans who have lived with us on this station, who have worked with us for months, who helped us move this station to protect the wormhole, who joined us to explore the Gamma Quadrant, who have begun to build the future of Bajor with us. But we always come away from them with a little better understanding and appreciation of the other. Quark: That's the kind of irresponsible spending that causes so many business ventures to fail. Right now, peace could be bought at a bargain price, and you don't even realize it. Quark: Having me fight D'Ghor is nothing more than an execution. [he kneels] And when you one day tell your children how you came to power and took Grilka's house from her, I hope you remember to tell them how you "heroically" killed an unarmed Ferengi, half your size. I didn't want to believe the things he said about you yesterday... I know that our past makes it difficult for you to accept me as an ally. And if it takes me the rest of my life, I'll see you standing before a court-martial that'll break you and send you to a penal colony where you'll spend the rest of your days growing old and wondering whether a ship full of replicators was really worth it. Then you die, your relatives sell everything and start the cycle all over again. Kira: I hated it, because it had grown so huge, its branches blocked out the sun for kelipates, and its roots buried themselves so deep in the soil nothing else could grow there. Oh, I can understand your wish that there had been a war. If I'm not back within 78 hours I want you to take that rod and eat it. Benjamin Sisko: I'm no writer, but if I were it seems to me I'd wanna poke my head up every once in a while and take a look around - see what's going on. Make sure it is fresh, as if you had just killed it. Benjamin Sisko: [referring to Dax] He taught me to appreciate life in ways I'd never thought about before. Your need to indulge some pathetic fantasy about brave Bajoran soldiers marching to honorable defeat, but in fact, Major, you and I know there was no war. Benjamin Sisko: I finally realized that it wasn't Starfleet that I was trying to get away from. The Klingon Empire will remember what has happened today. Then, use the leg to sweep aside everything on the table... Do you suppose those people give a damn that you lied to get into Starfleet Medical? We deal with threats to the Federation that jeopardize its very survival. Entire worlds are struggling for their freedom, and here I am still worrying about the finer points of morality! I had to keep my eye on the ball, win the war, stopping the bloodshed, those were the priorities. You see, when the Tal Shiar finishes examining the wreckage of Vreenak's shuttle, they'll find the burnt remnants of a Cardassian optolithic data rod that somehow miraculously survived the explosion. Because you knew I could do those things that you weren't capable of doing. And you'll get what you want: a war between the Romulans and the Dominion. Station log: stardate 4523.7 One of the best episodes of DS9 EVER is Trial and Tribble-ations, written by Ronald D.Moore and Rene Echevarria from a story by Ira Steven Behr, Hans Beimler and Robert Hewitt Wolfe. It was created to celebrate Trek’s 30th anniversary, and sees the crew of the Defiant traveling back to the 23rd century, and encountering James T.I was trying to escape the pain I felt, after my wife's death. and declare in a loud voice, "I have brought you this. If you knew how many lives we've saved, I think you'd agree that the ends do justify the means. So I pushed on, and every time another doubt appeared before me, I just found another way to shove it aside. you're the Commander of Deep Space Nine and the Emissary to the Prophets, decorated combat officer, widower, father, mentor and oh yes, the man who started the war with the Dominion. After painstaking forensic examination, they'll discover that the rod contains a recording of a high level Dominion meeting at which the invasion of Romulus was being planned. Because any imperfections in the forgery will thought to be as a result of the explosion! And the more they deny it, the more the Romulans will think that they are guilty because it is exactly what they would have done in their place. And if your conscience is bothering you, you should soothe it with the knowledge that you may have just saved the entire Alpha Quadrant. I thought I could take the uniform, wrap it around the pain and toss them both away. Running may help for a little while, but sooner or later the pain catches up with you, and the only way to get rid of it is to stand your ground and face it. From this day, I wish to provide food for you and your House, and all I ask is to share your company... Julian Bashir: (examining an injured Quark) A compound fracture of the right radius, two fractured ribs, torn ligaments, strained tendons, numerous contusions, bruises and scratches. Elim Garak: [Jem'Hadar soldiers beam onto Runabout] Ah! Now would you kindly point us in the direction of the wormhole? The Dominion recognizes us for what we are, the true leaders of the Alpha Quadrant. Now I'm not afraid of bending the rules every once in a while if the situation warrants it. Benjamin Sisko: My father always used to say that "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions." I laid the first stone right there. I'd pay any price, go to any lengths, because my cause was righteous, my... Benjamin Sisko: That was my first moment of real doubt, when I started to wonder if this whole thing was a mistake. So, with a seemingly legitimate rod in one hand, and a dead senator in the other, I ask you Captain... And all it cost was the life of one Romulan senator, one criminal... I don't know about you, but I'd call that a bargain. I can't tell you the heartbreak I suffered, knowing that rampant inflation and currency devaluation were burning like wildfires through the lush financial foliage of my home. I remembered thinking my accounts needed me and there was nothing I could do! I'm a much more complicated man than you give me credit for. It amazes me that a woman as intelligent and sophisticated as you could be attracted to such a lumbering, simplistic fieldhand. Not to mention Lela's, Tobin's, Emony's, Audrid's, Joran's, Curzon's. When the Great Monetary Collapse hit Ferenginar, I was hundreds of light-years away serving as a ship's cook on a long-haul freighter. We have Lieutenant Arriaga in custody on the Defiant and he is ready to admit that under your orders, he attached a subspace modulator to the relay satellite on the far side of the wormhole. I care about my people and I don't intend to allow the Klingons to get away with murdering them. You are probably asking yourself, who is this person? Surgically altered, he was forced to lead an assault on Starfleet at Wolf 359. The boy should be with his family, not in some cold jail cell. And that is why I am here: not to conquer you with weapons or ideas, but to coexist and learn. Gul Dukat: You know how to organize a resistance cell, you're an expert at terrorist tactics, you have close ties with Bajoran and Federation officials and besides all that, it would give you a chance to do what you were meant to do. On Deep Space Nine you're nothing but a bureaucrat, an administrator. Think about it, Major, the chance to fight again against a superior foe in a righteous cause, to protect a defeated and broken people from a cruel aggressor. Benjamin Sisko: You know, Quark, that poor boy is about to spend the best years of his life in a Bajoran prison. Kai Opaka: Tradition says that the orbs were sent by the prophets to teach us. The Cardassians will do anything to decipher their powers. You know as well as I do that if Cardassia falls, Bajor is next. I don't give a damn what you think of the Federation, or the Maquis, or anything else.

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