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Star trek: Deep Space Nine 7.11b - Tacking into the wind

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Episode propaganda

While Kira (Nana Visitor) reviews tactical plans with the Cardassian resistance leaders, Odo (René Auberjonois) returns from a mission, weakened by the disease that's ravaging his race. At the station, Bashir (Alexander Siddig) works through the night, trying to find a cure for Odo, while Sisko (Avery Brooks) reproves Chancellor Gowron (Robert O'Reilly) for reckless attacks which left General Martok (JG Hertzler) injured. Back at rebel HQ, Kira, eager to discover why the Federation's Klingon ships aren't damaged by Breen-Dominion technology, proposes stealing the enemy's weaponry so that the Federation can engineer a countermeasure.

Persons of interest

  • Avery Brooks .... Commander Benjamin Lafayette Sisko
  • René Auberjonois .... Constable Odo
  • Michael Dorn .... Lieutenant Worf
  • Nicole de Boer .... Lieutenant Ezri Dax
  • Cirroc Lofton .... Jake Sisko
  • Colm Meaney .... Chief O'Brien
  • Armin Shimerman .... Quark
  • Alexander Siddig .... Doctor Julian Bashir
  • Nana Visitor .... Colonel/Commander Kira Nerys
  • Majel Barrett .... Starfleet computer voice
  • JG Hertzler .... General Martok
  • Robert O'Reilly .... Chancellor Gowron
  • Andrew J Robinson .... Garak
  • Jeffery Combs .... Weyoun
  • Casey Biggs .... Damar
  • John Vickery .... Gul Rusot
  • Salome Jens .... Changeling
  • Ronald D Moore .... Screenwriter
  • Michael Vejar .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

  • FYI: The title is a tautological use of the sailing verb to tack. Tacking allows a boat to sail into the wind by making a zig-zag course and adjusting the set of the sails.
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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

The previous episode's tasty mélange becomes a rich and fulsome broth full of hearty chunks of tender meat and replete with taste sensations.

Every major force in the Alpha Quadrant is shook up by the war: the Dominion rumbles relentlessly toward its victory, the Cardassian Liberation Force struggles desperately to resist, the United Federation of Planets lies like a stunned mullet before the approaching behemoth and the Klingon Empire turns to feed upon itself.

This is by no means a rewarding episode but it is definitely one that you need to watch. The twists and turns are worthy of a Romulan. At this stage of the final story arcs, anything and everything can happen, and it is!

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS rental and retail: 7 November 1999

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