Star trek: Deep Space Nine 6.11b - Valiant
Stardate around 51870
Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities
Episode propagandaAttacked by Dominion fighters and pursued behind enemy lines, Jake (Cirroc Lofton) and Nog (Aron Eisenberg) are rescued by a Starfleet warship on a covert mission. Finding the vessel crewed entirely by cadets who have assumed officers' roles, Jake's doubts turn to fear when he discovers the youthful captain's intention to lead his crew on a suicide raid against the Dominion's most powerful battleship...
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
- Aron Eisenberg .... Ensign Nog
- Paul Popowich .... Tim Watters
- Courtney Peldon .... Farris
- David Drew Gallagher .... Ensign Riley Aldrin Shepard
- Ashley Brianne McDonogh .... Chief Dorian Collins
- Ronald D Moore .... Screenwriter
- Michael Vejar .... Director
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Intelligence reportAn episode that kept getting twisted away from the most interesting storyline.
Having Jake and Nog head off to Ferenginar on a covert diplomatic mission is a great story. So is having Quark fall in love with Dax. So is a ship full of cadets roaming around the Cardassian Empire. So is Nog falling in with the crew. So is Jake trying to stop the captain. But those aren't the stories I got to see.
What I ended up witnessing was the beginning of each of those stories, then just when it was about to get to the middle, the next one started. Like its partner in volume 6.11, this episode is disjointed and patchy. So many of its golden opportunities are wasted, so many clichés are thrown in instead.
It's great to see the two boys (Jake and Nog) in their own episode again, now that they've grown up and grown apart, but that doesn't compensate for the shortcomings of the script. Perhaps it's one for the more ardent Trekkies among you with dreams of joining Starfleet...
Security censorship classification
PG (Low level violence, adult themes)