Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 5 Episode 26

Call to Arms (1)

Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Jun 16, 1997 on Syndicado

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  • Among the best episodes in the series. A monumental cliffhanger.

    The 8-episode epic that begins here and runs into season 6 may be THE best stretch of DS9, though I'd say that the stretch which closes out season 7 is a serious competitor. It's a testament to the writers and producers that they manage to juggle so many balls in the air, but nevertheless manage to tie it all together so effectively.

    One of the features of these arcs is that they manage to find interesting roles for each of the many characters - this isn't JUST the A- and B-plot scheme that characterized many other DS9 episodes.

    The last 10 or 15 minutes of the episode are particularly gripping. The decision to abandon the station (under siege for the 3rd or 4th time in the series) is a shocker, and of course we have Sisko's speech at the end (reminiscent, to me, of McArthur in the Philippines). Fortunately with DVDs we don't have to wait 3 months to see what happens next.
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