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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 4 Episode 18

Rules of Engagement

2
Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Apr 08, 1996 on Syndicado

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  • Trivia

    • Goof: Worf's hearing takes place on Stardate 49665.3, while the incident occurred on Stardate 49648.0.

    • Goof: Worf ordered Kira to prepare the quantum torpedoes just before firing on the de-cloaking transport. However, the torpedoes shown on the view screen glowed red-orange, using the photon torpedo special effect. Quantum torpedoes are usually shown using a blue-glow effect.

    • Goof: Sisko is only wearing commander (3) pips at the end of Dax's questioning, but he wears captain's (4) pips the rest of the time.

  • Quotes

    • Ch'Pok: It's an interesting system of justice you have, Captain. It does have its flaws however. It emphasizes procedure over substance... form over fact.

    • Ch'Pok: (referring to Worf's trial) I look forward to fighting on your terms.
      Sisko: This is not a fight! It's the search for the truth.
      Ch'Pok: The truth must be won! I'll see you on the battlefield.

    • Ch'Pok: I apologize, Worf. Actually, I pity you. But you know who I pity more? Alexander. Because someday he will turn to you and say, "Father, who am I?" And you'll have to tell him that he is the son of a small, frightened man who destroyed a ship full of children just to prove his own courage.

    • Worf: Life is a great deal more complicated in this red uniform.
      Sisko: Just wait until you get four pips on that collar. You'll wish you'd gone into botany.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Episode Plot:
      Writers David Weddle and Bradley Thompson based the episode's story on the 1988 Vincennes incident, where a US warship shot down an Iranian passenger aircraft when it wandered into hostile territory.

    • Rules Of Engagement

      The episode title refers to the standards military forces use in deciding whether or not to engage an enemy.

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