And now, a comprehensive list of Star Trek episodes where a key dramatic pivot is whether the captain is willing to divert power from the holoemitters:
1. "Fair Haven"
2. "The Graceful End"
A friend pointed this out. We embrace this kinship.
#ExcelsiorFact: During his brief posting as helmsman aboard the U.S.S. Defiant in the 2370s, Lt. Alcar Dovan enjoyed reminiscing with commanding officer Worf about life on their shared homeworld of Gault.
Commander Worf did not.
The posting was *very* brief.
IN THE DARKEST DAYS OF THE DOMINION WAR...
“Did you ever wonder why we’re here?”
“We are here because it furthers the glory of the Founders. Victory is life, Seventh!”
“No, no -- I mean, why have we been posted right in front of this door?”
“I don’t follow.”
“I mean… let us suppose -- hypothetically -- that a Starfleet special operations team is about to attack this outpost.”
“Impossible! Starfleet could never reach this far into their old Demilitarized Zone. Not after our victory at Tyra. They are in full retreat.”
“Of course, of course. But, supposing.”
“Supposing they did attack. A three-man team comes right through this door and we’re standing in front of it. What happens?”
“We would fight until victorious or dead!”
“Wouldn’t take very long, would it?”
“…what do you mean?”
“Well, what sort of explosive would you use to get through this door?”
“You mean, if I were a Starfleet soldier?”
“I believe the appropriate tool would be an M-2240 high-yield photon grenade.”
“Just what I’d use. What would happen when it explodes?”
“Total vaporization of the door; fragmentation of the surrounding area, resulting in severe shrapnel; and a superheated wave of plasma-heated air instantly destroying all organic life within three meters.”
“About how close to this door would you say we’re standing?”
“Perhaps… one point five meters?”
“I shall raise the matter with the Vorta as soon as—”
Happy 51st Anniversary, Star Trek! To celebrate, we're giving another listen to our special from last year, when Dovan, Cortez, and Lorhrok met Uhura, Chekov, and Saavik!
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