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Nature of the Wormhole Edit

How does the test signal get through from the alpha quadrant when the wormhole isn't open? ThetaOrion 05:21, December 25, 2009 (UTC)

The comet fragments leaked a small amount of silithium through the field around the shuttle, which created a subspace filament back through the wormhole that acted like a carrier wave for subspace signals.The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jswitte (talk • contribs).

Citation needed Edit

Indeed, most of the writing staff consider "Destiny", "Accession" and "Rapture" to be a self-contained "Emissary trilogy", showing Sisko's different stages of acceptance of his role.

Since this has been left uncited for a while, I thought I'd move it here for discussion. If anyone has a source for this, feel free to re-add it. --| TrekFan Open a channel 05:04, March 17, 2011 (UTC)

More background information Edit

I've added all of the background information I can find on this episode. If anyone knows of any more please do add it. :) --| TrekFan Open a channel 05:27, March 17, 2011 (UTC)

Removed Edit

I've removed the following section as per this discussion:

  • As of March 2011:
    • GEOS.tv users gave this episode an average rating of 7.86/10 based on 414 votes, ranking the episode fourteenth in the season and 107th of 175 episodes produced overall.
    • TV.com users rated this episode 8.1/10 based on 116 votes.
    • Ex Astris Scientia gave this episode a rating of 5/10.
    • Jammer's Reviews.com gave this episode a 31/2-star "Standout" rating.

It's here so we can always re-add it later should the community decide as such. --| TrekFan Open a channel 14:29, August 14, 2011 (UTC)

Continuity additionEdit

In this episode, O'Brien surprises the crew for completing a job well before the estimated time. He then explains that he gives larger time figures in order to have a more comfortable margin. This seems to mirror a similar line by Scotty: in one of the TOS films he implied to give larger time figures so that he seems a genious when he completes his work earlier than expected. I thought adding this similarity in a Trivia or Continuity section, but I can't remember the exact film Scotty said this line. MoffRebusMy Talk 09:54, March 9, 2014 (UTC)

I believe Scotty said that to Geordi La Forge in "Relics". Definitely worthy of a note in the "Continuity" section. --| TrekFan Open a channel 14:35, March 9, 2014 (UTC)

Found it MoffRebusMy Talk 18:03, March 9, 2014 (UTC) "Having completed his work sooner than expected, Miles O'Brien reveals that he gave larger time figures in order to maintain a margin of leisure. This seems to mirror Montgomery Scott who has hinted to James T. Kirk that he might overstate some problems to make a better name of himself after he solves them (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock). In TNG: "Relics" Scotty advised Geordi LaForge to make his Captain expect less and then offering more."

I'm not sure this is right, doesn't Miles give himself a margin due to the unique blend of Federation, Bajoran and Cardassian equipment he has to work with rather than because it makes him look good. (It could be noted that it backfires as later on Sisko and Kira give him impossible deadlines all the time) Lt.Lovett (talk) 18:28, March 9, 2014 (UTC)
I don't think a note is appropriate here unless there is evidence of being deliberately similar to TSFS; overestimating is hardly a phenomenon unique to Scotty, and Lovett makes a good point above. 31dot (talk) 18:42, March 9, 2014 (UTC)
My memory of this episode is that Gilora accuses Miles of over estimating as by fiishing faster than expected he throws her schedule off, it's more part of the misunderstanding between the two (ie she thinks he has done it to annoy her as part of an expression of desire). Later in the series when Jake is working for O'Brian I think he has a line about giving himself a good margin and slyly telling Jake not to tell his father (this could be "Civil Defense" but I'm not sure. Lt.Lovett (talk) 15:15, March 10, 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, actually, I think Lovett is correct about the context of the exchange. It therefore probably isn't suitable for a background note then. I'd have to take a look at "Civil Defense" again to get an idea of the reference in that episode. --| TrekFan Open a channel 15:21, March 10, 2014 (UTC)

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