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Rocks and Shoals 

Sisko and his crew crash on a barren world when their commandeered Jem'Hadar ship is shot down. They encounter Jem'Hadar who crashed there earlier, and have taken Nog and Garak hostage in exchange for medical aid for their Vorta overseer.


Michael Vejar


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Captain Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Commander Worf (credit only)
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Commander Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark (credit only)
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Andrew Robinson ... Garak (as Andrew J. Robinson)
Phil Morris ... Remata'Klan
Christopher Shea ... Keevan
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
Paul Eckstein ... Limara'Son (as Paul S. Eckstein)
Lilyan Chauvin ... Vedek Yassim


In the episode outline on the page it says the following: "After a daring mission, the runabout crew is stranded on a remote planet, surrounded by a nebula, where Nog and Garrack are captured and offered as trade for the doctor to aid the enemy's injured Vorta". Specifically, it is not a runabout, ie, "runabout crew", it was a captured Jem H'Dar warship, which was being used by the crew... Written by Tombo1984

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Release Date:

6 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Paul Eckstein (Limara'Son) also played Morak in Voyager "Prophecy" and an unnamed Jem'Hadar in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Dogs of War (1999). See more »


When Sisko is comforting Dax and referring to the cavern as a "hotel", he tells her they have "24 hour room service". The Starfleet time scale has a 26 hour day. The Starfleet invented the Stardate to count Time, Bajor just has a 26 hour cycle while orbiting it's Sun, the Earth for example has still a 24 hour long day See more »


[first lines]
Captain Sisko: Captain's log, supplemental - O'Brien needed three days to restore main power to our commandeered Dominion ship. But he's not going to get them. Sensors have detected two Jem'Hadar fighters heading our way, and without main power our chances of survival are slim to none.
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References None But the Brave (1965) See more »


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Moral Issues and War
2 November 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

While Kira works with the Cardassian/Dominion group on board the station, she begins to feel restlessness and helplessness. Of course, she and her people are once again at the mercy of evil. The Vorta runs things and makes promises that are utterly worthless. Then one day an event occurs that makes her realize that she has betrayed her people. The main plot, however, involve our usual band of crew members who have the Jem'Hadar ship they seized in a previous episode. They come under attack by their own Federation and crash on a planet in a desert area. So do some Jem'Hadar and their Vorta. Because of injuries, the sickening Vorta makes a kind of deal. Since the Jem'Hadar are genetically developed to do harm, they can sometimes be seen as victims themselves. This has an interesting conclusion that causes one to think deeply.

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