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Recap: Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 06 E 01 A Time To Stand
The war against the Dominion is in full swing, but it isn't going well. In the wake of abandoning Deep Space Nine to the Dominion and the Cardassians three months before, Sisko is given a mission to destroy a storage depot that distributes ketracel-white. If he can do so, the Dominion may lose control of the Jem'Hadar. But the depot is inside Cardassian territory, and the best way to attack it is by using a captured Jem'Hadar ship. Meanwhile, on what is once again Terok Nor, Kira and Odo are trying to find ways to limit the power of the Dominion in the area, such as reinstating the Bajoran security forces on the station, and Jake finds his efforts to report on the situation blocked by Weyoun.

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  • Easy Logistics: Averted. While Dukat boasts that the war is going well, Weyoun is heavily concerned with resupply and reinforcement, which are heavily dependent on the wormhole. The Jem'Hadar depend on drugs which, if not regularly provided, forces them into homicidal rampages, and Cardassia's infrastructure hasn't fully adapted to support the Dominion war machine.
  • Ludicrous Precision: Bashir, when he glumly notes how long the trip will be without warp drive.
    Bashir: Seventeen years, two months and three days, give or take an hour.
  • The Main Characters Do Everything: It really doesn't make much sense that Bashir tells Sisko that an entire fleet got obliterated, but we can accept it.
  • Outrun the Fireball: The Jem'Hadar fighter ends up doing this. She survives, but she catches some of the fireball and her warp drive gets hosed.
  • What a Piece of Junk: The crew spends a full scene griping about everything the Jem'Hadar fighter doesn't have—chairs, food replicators, a sickbay, a viewscreen. She still gets the job done.
Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 05 E 26 Call To ArmsRecap/Star Trek: Deep Space NineStar Trek Deep Space Nine S 06 E 02 Rocks And Shoals

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