Sisko heads off to war.
Yikes this is a big change for Star Trek. Firstly, there’s the tone. They capture a pretty good war feel (albeit not exactly as gritty as Nor Battle to the Strong). Then, there’s the story telling – this is now almost completely serial story telling, with the story being told only barely advanced during this episode.
There are some discordant notes. Dr Bashir appears to have had some kind of arrogance supplement during the off-season, but I suppose that could be written off as his reaction to combat. Most of the other crew seem to have been looking up the appropriate war movie cliche to follow. But it’s early days yet, I’m prepared to see where this all goes.
485 down, 252 to go.