Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 2 Episode 20

The Maquis (1)

Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Apr 24, 1994 on Syndicado



  • Trivia

    • The Cardassian ship destroyed at the beginning of the episode is a duplicate of the merchant ship that meets with the Klingons in Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock.

    • Goof: After hearing the confession from officer Samuels, Sisko tells Hudson that the Cardassians were aiding Bajoran extremists through the Yiridians. In fact, the third party was the Kressarians.

    • One of the Maquis at the meeting between Commander Hudson and Gul Evek is a colonist of Dorvan V who had appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Journey's End" only a month earlier.

    • Rule Of Acquisition #214: Never begin a business negotiation on an empty stomach.

    • Goof: When Dukat was rendered unconscious by a phaser stun and is dragged through the doorway, you can see him moving his legs and helping his captors 'walk' him over the steps.

    • Goof: As Sisko and Dukat walk down the Promenade after returning from Volon II, the side of Dukat's uniform is loose and flaps around in front of his right arm.

    • Nitpick: Aboard the runabout, Sisko turns off Dukat's flight controls supposedly so he can't memorize the layout, but every other console on the ship is still active and easily visible to Dukat.

  • Quotes

    • Dukat: A good interrogator doesn't allow his subject to die; you lose the advantage.

    • Sisko: (angry) I've got people out there killing people, Major. You suggest I turn a blind eye to that?
      Kira: Don't they have a right to defend themselves?
      Sisko: They've crossed the line!
      Kira: If Starfleet is unwilling to defend them in the Demilitarized Zone...
      Sisko: They chose to live with the Cardassians!
      Kira: Well, I didn't! But I lived with them for twenty-six years before the liberation came. Every Bajoran lived with them in constant fear. I know what those colonists are going through. Most of all, I know the Cardassians can't be trusted to keep their side of the bargain in this treaty.
      Sisko: So, you'd suggest the Federation shouldn't keep our side of the bargain either, perhaps by arming these colonists?
      Kira: I can't answer that, Commander. But I can tell you one thing for certain - the Cardassians are the enemy, not your own colonists. And if Starfleet doesn't understand that, then the Federation is more naive than I already think it is.

    • Sakonna: Very well, I will attempt to respect some of your cultural idiosyncrasies. I will drink the wine, but I won't dance.
      Quark: Maybe you'll change your mind after you drink the wine.
      Sakonna: No, I won't.

    • Hudson: I'm glad to see you had no trouble finding us, Ben. It seems that one disaster after another keeps bringing us back together again.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The Maquis

      The Maquis were a French resistance group, opposed to the German occupation of France, during World War II. They were a guerilla force that assisted the allies in defeating the German's in France by destroying key German military targets. The word "Maquis" came to be known as "armed resistance fighter."

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