History Recap / StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E08TheSiegeOfAR558

16th Apr '18 8:49:56 AM StarTropes
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** Subverted by Vargas, who describes his dead friend as a loudmouth jerk.

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** Subverted by Vargas, who describes his dead friend as a loudmouth jerk.KnowNothingKnowItAll jerk, though even he believes that one should NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead.



* TragicKeepsake: Vargas's bandage, made from the uniform of a dead comrade.

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* TragicKeepsake: Vargas's bandage, [[FromDressToDressing made from the uniform of a dead comrade.comrade]].
15th Apr '18 5:55:10 PM SpaceDrake
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* HollywoodTactics: Other than the mines, neither side brings any weapons more powerful than rifles. The Dominion don't try to shell the Federation position, and the Federation doesn't emplace anything heavier to cover the single line of approach beyond re-purposing the Dominion's own mines.

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* HollywoodTactics: Other than the mines, neither side brings any weapons more powerful than rifles. The Dominion don't try to shell the Federation position, and the Federation doesn't emplace anything heavier to cover the single line of approach beyond re-purposing the Dominion's own mines. Granted, this is ''kind of'' justified with the space above AR-558 being a combat mess (making it hard to get anything really heavy beamed down and in place), and the Dominion wanting to recapture the transmitter as opposed to blowing it up, so they avoid using anything too heavy, but it's still a bit flimsy.



* WriterOnBoard: The director of the episode had fought in the Vietnam War, and allowed his own experiences as a soldier to color the atmosphere of the scene and really brought out the WarIsHell trope to the forefront.

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* WriterOnBoard: The director of the episode had fought in the Vietnam War, and allowed his own experiences as a soldier to color the atmosphere of the scene scenes and really brought out the WarIsHell trope to the forefront.forefront, far moreso than was typical for ''Trek''.
24th Feb '18 8:52:51 PM Toadofsteel
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* WriterOnBoard: The director of the episode had fought in the Vietnam War, and allowed his own experiences as a soldier to color the atmosphere of the scene and really brought out the WarIsHell trope to the forefront.
23rd Feb '18 6:34:13 PM slvstrChung
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The ''Defiant'' makes a supply run to planet AR-558, the site of a Dominion communications relay that Starfleet captured. The relay has been under constant siege, with the crew defending it overdue to be relieved by a new crew. Sisko, Bashir, Nog, and Quark find themselves stuck on the planet and having to help hold the relay against a Jem'hadar batallion, while dealing with deadly Dominion booby-traps.

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The ''Defiant'' makes a supply run to planet AR-558, the site of a Dominion communications relay that Starfleet captured. The relay has been under constant siege, with the crew defending it overdue to be relieved by a new crew. Sisko, Bashir, Nog, Ezri Dax, Nog and Quark find themselves stuck on the planet and having to help hold the relay against a Jem'hadar batallion, while dealing with deadly Dominion booby-traps.
17th Nov '17 7:46:42 PM slvstrChung
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* CombatMedic: Bashir expertly field-strips, cleans and reassembles a phaser rifle (impressing Vargas), commenting on the irony of his having "joined Starfleet to ''save'' lives." He acquits himself well in the battle.
17th Nov '17 7:44:50 PM slvstrChung
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* NewMeat: The relief troops at the end.

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* NewMeat: The ProudWarriorRaceGuy Worf has the conn on the ''Defiant''; IronLady Major Kira Nerys, CowboyCop Odo and BadassNormal Miles O'Brien are back home at the station. (ActionGirl Jadzia Dax is dead.) Sisko beams down with EnsignNewbie Nog, NaiveNewcomer Ezri Dax and TheBartender Quark at his side, all of whom are untried in infantry situations. His most battle-tested asset is CombatMedic Dr. Bashir!
** And then there's the
relief troops at the end.
4th Oct '17 7:26:58 PM baseproduct
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** Subverted by Vargas, who describes his dead friend as a loudmouth jerk. Zigzagged, as he's on the verge of tears as he does.

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** Subverted by Vargas, who describes his dead friend as a loudmouth jerk. Zigzagged, jerk.
*** Justified,
as he's on this incident pretty clearly caused Vargas to suffer from PTSD. He has no idea how to deal with the verge of tears as he does.emotions it brought on.
31st Aug '17 6:25:23 PM Peteman
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* DramaticIrony: Quark makes a big speech about how humans, when pushed to their limits, can be every bit as bloodthirsty and violent as any Klingon warrior, with an implicit attitude of being above this sort of thing. Then during the climactic battle, a Jem'hadar storms the infirmary and Quark guns him down without a second thought, with the realization that his previous speech applied to him just as much.
29th Jun '17 5:23:55 PM StClair
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** Subverted by Vargas, who describes his dead friend as a loudmouth jerk. Though it's zigzagged as he's on the verge of tears as he does.

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** Subverted by Vargas, who describes his dead friend as a loudmouth jerk. Though it's zigzagged Zigzagged, as he's on the verge of tears as he does.
29th Jun '17 5:23:06 PM StClair
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-->'''Reese:''' Those were are orders, sir.

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-->'''Reese:''' Those were are our orders, sir.
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