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Star trek: Deep Space Nine 5.11a - Soldiers of the Empire

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General Martok (JG Hertzler) receives orders from the Klingon High Council to search for a Klingon vessel, the B'Moth, missing near the Cardassian border. The mission will be Martok's first since he escaped from a Dominion prison. Assigned a Klingon ship, the Rotarran, to command, he gets permission to take along Worf (Michael Dorn) as his First Officer, while Dax (Terry Farrell) joins them as the ship's Science Officer. They board their vessel and begin the search, only to discover that their crew is hardly the group of proud Klingon warriors they expected. Instead, it is an embittered ensemble whose morale has been destruction: by a series of punishing losses at the hands of the Jem'Hadar.

Persons of interest

  • Avery Brooks .... Commander Benjamin Lafayette Sisko
  • René Auberjonois .... Constable Odo
  • Michael Dorn .... Lieutenant Worf
  • Terry Farrell .... Lieutenant Jadzia Dax
  • Cirroc Lofton .... Jake Sisko
  • Colm Meaney .... Chief O'Brien
  • Armin Shimerman .... Quark
  • Alexander Siddig .... Doctor Julian Bashir
  • Nana Visitor .... Major Kira Nerys
  • Majel Barrett .... Starfleet computer voice
  • JG Hertzler .... General Martok
  • David Graf .... Leskit
  • Rick Worthy .... Koman
  • Sandra Nelson .... Tavana
  • Aron Eisenberg .... Cadet Nog
  • Ronald D Moore .... Screenwriter
  • LeVar Burton .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

Lots of Klingon stuff. Cultural education: shouting, shoving, hitting and stabbing.

I have always been disappointed in Klingons (as they've been shown) because they were too one-dimensional (a hangover from the days when someone had to try and make Shat look two-dimensional) but in this episode you see losers and winners and a greater variety of Klingon fashion. LeVar Burton's direction occasionally veers toward cheesy, but not too much.

Security censorship classification

PG (Adult themes, low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

20 October 1997

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