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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine To the Death (1993–1999) Online

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine To the Death (1993–1999) Online
Original Title :
To the Death
Genre :
TV Episode / Action / Adventure / Drama / Sci-Fi
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Directror :
LeVar Burton
Cast :
Avery Brooks,Rene Auberjonois,Michael Dorn
Writer :
Gene Roddenberry,Rick Berman
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TV Episode
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine To the Death (1993–1999) Online

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

First appearance of Weyoun.

Worf makes reference to the Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) episode "Contagion," in which the crew of the Enterprise-D destroy an Iconian gateway to keep it out of the hands of the Romulans.

Plot reveals that The Dominion has been in existence for over 2000 years - which would put its emergence around the 4th century A.D. on Earth.

This episode was directed by LeVar Burton, who played Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).

This episode featured the second Iconian gateway after its introduction in TNG: "Contagion". Some of the places shown in the Iconian gateways are Starfleet Command, Paris, and Bajor.

Jeffery Combs has the distinction of portraying eight different characters on Star Trek series. He has played the roles of Brunt, Weyoun, Shran, Tiron, Kevin Mulkahey, Penk, Krem, and a holosuite guest. He is one of only five actors to play seven or more different characters in the Star Trek franchise, the others being Randy Oglesby, J.G. Hertzler, Vaughn Armstrong and Thomas Kopache. Coincidentally, Combs has appeared on Star Trek with all four of those actors.

Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun) and Brian Thompson (Toman'torax) later appeared in ENT: "Babel One", "United", and "The Aenar" together, playing Commander Shran and Admiral Valdore respectively.

The name of Clarence Williams III's character, Omet'iklan, may be a reference to Robinson Crusoe on Mars and/or one of the Mayan languages. In RCoM, actor Victor Lunden drew much of his character's alien language from Mayan, and oh-meh-TEEK-lahn was a term his character used for a friend.

This episode was filmed after "The Quickening" but it aired the week before.

47 Reference - Sisko gives his briefing in front of a display of Tactical Scan 047.

"To the Death" was the fifth episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine that LeVar Burton directed and the first of his five to feature the Jem'Hadar.

Worf says he was part of the mission that discovered the Iconian gateways. This is true. In the 1989 episode "Contagion", the three characters who beamed down to Iconia were Picard, Data and Worf.

This takes place in 2372.

User reviews



"To the Death" is a surprising episode because it involves the Federation and Jem'Hadar working together--at least temporarily. It all begins with the Defiant returning to the station--only to find that it's been attacked by Jem'Hadar. However, in pursuing the attackers back through the wormhole, Sisko finds a Jem'Hadar ship-- stricken and on the verge of implosion. The surviving Jem'Hadar soldiers are beamed aboard and that is when they learn that the ones who attacked DS9 are renegades--Jem'Hadar who are independent of their overseers and who COULD take over the entire quadrant. So, to prevent this, the new passengers on the Defiant and the Defiant's crew must work together to stop the renegades.

Much of the show consists of the Federation and Jem'Hadar learning from each other. The Jem'Hadar are clearly super-arrogant and consider humans, Klingons and the like to be wimps--and they cannot understand how these inferior begins could be of any value. Jadzia Dax is surprised to learn how incredibly efficient the Jem'Hadar are. They never sleep, never eat, have no need for procreation or women BUT it comes at a price--they only live to be, at most, about 15!

What follows is good but surprisingly easy. After all, these Jem'Hadar are supposed to be the greatest warriors in the universe and you'd think the battle with the renegades would be a lot tougher! But, given all you learn about this race and the action, this is a very good episode and well worth seeing.


After returning from a mission in the Gamma Quadrant the crew of the Defiant are shocked to discover that DS9 had been subject to an attack from the Jem'Hadar while they were away, several people were killed and various pieces of equipment were stolen. Sisko immediately returns to the Defiant along with Worf, Dax, Odo and O'Brien and heads back to the Gamma Quadrant in pursuit. They soon find a Jem'Hadar ship, this isn't the one that attacked DS9 however, indeed it has been attacked and is about to explode. The crew are beamed to the Defiant and their leader, a Vorta called Wayoun informs them that they were attacked by the same renegade Jem'Hadar group that attacked DS9. When Sisko learns that the renegades are in control of an Iconian Gate which they are trying to repair. These gates were constructed millennia ago by a long extinct species which allow the users to transport across the galaxy. If the Jem'Hadar were to gain control of such a gate they could use it to instantly transport millions of troops to any planet they wish to invade. As they prepare to attack the renegades' base it is clear that the Jem'Hadar have a very low opinion of the fighting abilities of the Star Fleet officers but after fighting side to side on the raid the develop a grudging respect.

This was a pretty good episode which is notable for being the first to feature Weyoun, played by Jeffrey Combs who had previously appeared as the Ferengi Brunt. The raid while exciting was over quite soon but the build up was interesting and gave us plenty of good scenes showing the interaction of the two groups. The only scene that was a little weak was the holodeck simulation which was introduced as if it were the actual raid, this seemed a somewhat clichéd trick, I'd rather the viewer knew it was a simulation from the start, still that is a small gripe about an episode which was of a high quality overall.


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