Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

A Time to Stand (2)

Season 6, Ep 1, Aired 9/29/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Stardate: UnknownSeveral months after Deep Space Nine was handed over to the Dominion, the Federation is losing the war. Being relieved of command of the Defiant, Sisko is placed in command of the salvaged Jem'Hadar warship they discovered several months earlier, and must destroy the main Ketracel-White production facility in the Alpha Quadrant. The mission is a success, but it leaves the ship without warp engines and stranded 17 years from the nearest Federation Starbase.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Armin Shimerman


  • Terry Farrell

    Lt./Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax (Season 1-6)

  • Michael Dorn

    Lt. Commander Worf (Season 4-7)

  • Rene Auberjonois

    Constable Odo

  • Nana Visitor

    Major/Colonel/Commander Kira Nerys

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Another exciting installment in one of DS9's best stretches.

    By pharoahsdance, Nov 21, 2009

  • amaing

    By firehouse731f, Nov 28, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Weyoun: (as Odo enters) Founder, I am honored by your presence. How may I be of service?
      Odo: I want my Bajoran deputies reinstated.
      Weyoun: Consider it done.
      Odo: From now on they'll be responsible for security on the Promenade.
      Weyoun: I don't see any problem with that.

    • Damar: I've doubled security patrols throughout the station. Weyoun: Are such precautions really necessary? Dukat: I've found that one can't be too careful when dealing with Bajorans. Kira: What's the matter, Dukat? Afraid we'll take the station away from you again?

    • Jake: What about freedom of the press? Weyoun: Please tell me you're not that naive.

    • Dukat: Permanent documentation file, Dukat, S.G.. Each day brings reports of new victories. The war continues to go well. The enemy is retreating on almost all fronts. It's only a matter of time before the Federation collapses and Earth becomes another conquered planet under Dominion rule. All in all, it's a good time for Cardassia... and the Dominion.

    • Dukat: Cardassia was on the edge of an abyss, Major. The war with the Klingons left us a third-rate power. My people had lost their way. I've made them strong again. Kira: At what price? You sold Cardassia to the Dominion! Dukat: Yes, a high price to be sure - but look what we're getting in return. The Alpha Quadrant itself!

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    Notes (6)

    • The Admiral shows Sisko the location of the main Dominion Ketracel-White facility, which is on an asteroid labeled 345-447, and the Jem'Hadar ship on a panel that was labeled Stellar Cartography 4747 before the picture came up. Writer Joe Menosky began including references to the number 47 in almost every episode of Star Trek since season four of The Next Generation. It is an in-joke, referring to The 47 Society at Pomona College in California, a college which Menosky attended.

    • The Jem'Hadar attack ship was captured by the crew in the episode "The Ship".

    • O'Brien mentions "three months of bloody slaughter", thus this episode takes place at least three months after the season five finale.

    • This episode marks the firstĀ appearance of Admiral Ross.

    • Jem'Hadar ships are built without chairs, food replicators, viewscreens or sick bays.

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    Trivia (4)

    • Nitpick: When the Jem'Hadar ship goes to warp, the same effects from Klingon ships going to warp are used.

    • Goof: In this and every other episode, when the ketracel white is issued, the Jem'Hadar get it in vials and put them inside their armor. In every episode they never seem to take out the empty vials before inserting the new one.

    • Nitpick: Chief O'Brien tells Nog he's going to be sick of field rations after eating them for three weeks, and that he'd be wishing for a sandwich. But this seems strange, since they already established in previous episodes that O'Brien quite likes field rations, much to the disgust of his fellow crewmates!

    • Nitpick: The USS Centaur does not appear to be of any particular class. It is also an amalgamation of parts from two USS Excelsior models and an USS Reliant model.

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