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To the Death 

A renegade group of Jem'Hadar plunders Deep Space Nine. Sisko agrees to a combat operation with loyal Jem'Hadar to prevent the renegades completing a planetary gateway.


LeVar Burton


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Avery Brooks ... Captain Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Commander Worf
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Commander Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Brian Thompson ... Toman'torax
Scott Haven ... Virak'kara
Jeffrey Combs ... Weyoun
Clarence Williams III ... Omet'iklan


A renegade group of Jem'Hadar have captured a Gateway, a device allowing instantaneous transport virtually anywhere. Sisko must lead a combined task force of Federation, Bajoran and loyal Jem'Hadar fighters to destroy the Gateway before it can be used on missions of conquest. Written by Anonymous

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13 May 1996 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Some of the locations displayed on the Iconian Gateway include Starfleet HQ in San Francisco, the Federation President's office in Paris, two different regions on Bajor, and the exterior shot of the Tau Cygna V colony from Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Ensigns of Command (1989). See more »


When Sisko and Omet'iklan discuss their views on disciplinary methods, the corpse on the floor can be seen breathing (chest rising and falling). See more »


[after a brawl between Worf and a Jem'Hadar, Omet'iklan has executed his subordinate for discipline, while Sisko has only sent Worf to his quarters]
Omet'iklan: You call that discipline?
Sisko: A dead man can't learn from his mistakes.
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Alternate Versions

The UK DVD and video versions of the episodes "To The Death" and "Sons And Daughters" have been cut. A neck-break, and the accompanying sound are removed from the former, due to it being regarded as too strong. A Klingon ritual involving two people exchanging blood is removed from the latter. Given the risks of HIV transmission - and the established teenage audience for Star Trek - it was felt by the BBFC that this should be removed regardless of category to prevent any viewers emulating this. See more »


References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Contagion (1989) See more »


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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A Temporary Alliance
25 October 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Here, the Federation officers find themselves allied with the Jem'Hadar to go after a group of rebels who have attacked the station, killing several people. These odd fellows train together. The Jem'Hadar are humorless figures who are only wishing to kill. They don't tolerate rebellion within their own ranks. There is lots of action in this episode. What isn't mentioned are the numbers of bodies lying on the ground, many of them young soldiers (red shirts, so t.o speak). Like so many shows, if it's not a main character, the others are treated as cannon fodder. The next time these forces meet there will be hell to pay

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