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The Way of the Warrior I
Stardate 49011.4
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, episode 73 (4.1)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

         
Cast:
Avery Brooks   IMDB   Captain Benjamin Sisko
Michael Dorn   IMDB   Lt. Commander Worf
Rene Auberjonois   IMDB   Odo
Terry Farrell   IMDB   Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton   IMDB   Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney   IMDB   Miles Edward O'Brien
Armin Shimerman   IMDB   Quark
Siddig El Fadil   IMDB   Lieutenant Julian Bashir
Nana Visitor   IMDB   Major Kira Nerys
Guest Cast:
Penny Johnson   IMDB   Kasidy Yates
Marc Alaimo   IMDB   Gul Dukat
Robert O'Reilly   IMDB   Gowron
J.G. Hertzler   IMDB   General Martok
Obi Ndefo   IMDB   Drex
Christopher Darga   IMDB   Kaybok
William Dennis Hunt   IMDB   Huraga
Patricia Tallman   IMDB   Weapons Officer
Andrew Jordt Robinson   IMDB   Elim Garak
Judi Durand   IMDB   Cardassian Computer Voice
Music:
Dennis McCarthy   IMDB
Director:
James L. Conway   IMDB
Author:
Ira Steven Behr   IMDB
Robert Hewitt Wolfe   IMDB
Published
VHS   ST:DS9 VHS 4.1
Teaser
Deep Space Nine Teaser #073: The Way of the Warrior I

When the Klingon Empire withdraws from its peace treaty with the Federation, Sisko must help Klingon Starfleet officer Worf decide where his loyalties lie.
Synopsis
A fleet of Klingon ships is stationed around Deep Space Nine, and the Promenade is swarming with Klingons. However, the warriors aren't their usual antagonistic selves. General Martok, who leads the force, tells Sisko they have come to help the Federation fight the Dominion. Sisko finds this odd, since the Federation neither requested nor expected help. Garak and Odo then have a run-in with Drex, a young Klingon, who later attacks Garak for no apparent reason.

When a freighter is stopped by a Klingon Bird-of-Prey, Sisko confronts its commander, Kaybok. Under orders from the Klingon High Council to assist the Federation alliance, he insists the freighter must be inspected for Changelings. But Sisko, aboard the Defiant, forces him to let the vessel pass. Martok later has Kaybok killed for not carrying out his orders. Since Martok will not explain their motives, Sisko summons Lieutenant Commander Worf, formerly of the U.S.S. Enterprise, hoping the Klingon officer can determine their plans.

Worf starts a fight with Drex, Martok's son, in order to get the general's attention, but Martok won't reveal why the Klingons are on Deep Space Nine. Worf's allies are equally closed-mouthed, but he soon learns the truth from a Klingon officer indebted to his family. Realizing he is betraying his own people, Worf reluctantly informs Sisko that the Klingons are planning a massive invasion of Cardassia. Apparently, a coup on that world has left a civilian regime in power, one which the Klingons insist is backed by the Dominion. But, with no proof to support this belief, Martok is asked by Sisko to call off the invasion. However, the Klingon general instead leads his fleet on a course into Cardassian space.

The Federation orders Sisko to remain neutral until word is heard from the Klingon leader, Gowron, who Worf believes is using the Dominion takeover idea as an excuse to reclaim their race's warrior heritage. Garak is allowed to learn about the dire situation, after which he tips off Gul Dukat on their homeworld, allowing the Cardassians a chance to defend themselves. The Federation condemns the invasion, at which point the Klingon Empire withdraws from their peace treaty. Gowron then comes to Deep Space Nine and offers Worf the chance to redeem himself by joining his people in the assault on Cardassia.
Reviews

By Dark Materia on 14 Dec 2002 18:58:27
The Klingon Sherif is back in town. Great episode that had the a most spectacular battle sequence ever. I was a bit sceptical when I heard Worf was joining the DS9 cast but after seeing this, I was convinced that he was excactly what was missing. Sadly he faded into the background in later seasons. The series takes a drastic turn for the better with this episode.

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