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CreditsEdit

Both Leland Crooke and Kevin Quigley are credited as playing Gelnon in this episode - Rebelstrike2005 15:22, 19 Mar 2005 (EST)

Yes, however, I do believe the episode credits overrule IMDB, which is not, by any means, an official source. --Gvsualan 16:11, 19 Mar 2005 (EST)

Background note Edit

I am editing the following note:

  • It is revealed in this episode that the Dominion have begun producing Jem'Hadar in the Alpha Quadrant that have a different genetic makeup than the ones produced in the Gamma Quadrant. The 'Alphas' as they are called are supposed to be better suited for battle in the Alpha Quadrant than their predecessors, the 'Gammas'. There were plans to further develop the differences and animosity between Alpha and Gamma Jem'Hadar in later episodes, but the plotline was abandoned after this episode. No other mention of the two breeds is made; presumably, the Gammas were phased out in favor of Alphas.

It is the final line that is of concern, "presumably, the Gammas were phased out in favor of Alphas." THis is pure speculation. There is no evidence of this, especially since the Alphas are never mentioned again. In fact, it is just as reasonable to speculate that after their failure in this episode, the Founders decided not to make anymore Alphas, feeling them to be a poor design. Therefore, here is my rewrite:

  • It is revealed in this episode that the Dominion have begun producing Jem'Hadar in the Alpha Quadrant that have a different genetic makeup than the ones produced in the Gamma Quadrant. The 'Alphas' as they are called are supposed to be better suited for battle in the Alpha Quadrant than their predecessors, the 'Gammas'. There were plans to further develop the differences and animosity between Alpha and Gamma Jem'Hadar in later episodes, but the plotline was abandoned after this episode. No other mention of the two breeds is made.

Sound good? --OuroborosCobra talk 18:14, 18 July 2006 (UTC)


Is there a source for this? If not it should be:

  • It is revealed in this episode that the Dominion have begun producing Jem'Hadar in the Alpha Quadrant that have a different genetic makeup than the ones produced in the Gamma Quadrant. The 'Alphas' as they are called are supposed to be better suited for battle in the Alpha Quadrant than their predecessors, the 'Gammas'. No other mention of the two breeds is ever made again.

Without the: There were plans to further develop the differences and animosity between Alpha and Gamma Jem'Hadar in later episodes, but the plotline was abandoned after this episode.Saphsaph 03:12, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Tesla reference Edit

I readded "tesla" to the reference section. It was deleted because it was the only reference to tesla on the whole site, but if we use that as a criteria for deletion, there are others that should be deleted as well. If it's a valid reference in that episode, then it should stay; if not, then it should be deleted. And just because it's currently the only reference on the site doesn't mean it wasn't referenced in another episode but not noted. -- Renegade54 02:19, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure it is not a valid reference, in terms of dialog; it's in neither the script nor transcript. --Alan 05:45, 5 August 2007 (UTC)
Then again, it seems that I was the one who added the reference, so I might need to look into that a little better... --Alan 05:48, 5 August 2007 (UTC)
 :-) --Jörg 11:26, 5 August 2007 (UTC)
What does "tesla" refer to? -- DS9 Forever 15:05, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

At around 24:15-24:25, Sisko: "Maybe not on Dominion ships, but I need to use the display to monitor warp plasma stability." Kira in background: "Seventh, power up the magneto-impellers and advance the field coils. Call out every five teslas until I tell you to stop." It's in the DVD subtitles and just barely audible. It's part of Kira instructing the Seventh how to repair the warp drive. Setacourse 21:07, November 13, 2009 (UTC)

Removed for discussion Edit

  • A quote from David Weddle to Chicago Tribune reporter Mo Ryan, about a recent CSI episode Weddle and Bradley Thompson wrote: "The scene that Jonathan Danson presents from his reinterpretation of 'Astro Quest' was inspired by an experience that Brad and I had with Ron Moore on 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'. In the episode ["One Little Ship"], Jem'Hadar board the Defiant and take the crew hostage. Ron wrote a scene in which the Jem'Hadar's leader holds one of Sisko's crew at gun point and demands that Sisko cooperate in the repair of the ship. Sisko refuses and reassures the crewmember, saying 'It's going to be all right.' The Jem Hadar says, 'No it won't.' Then blows the crew member's head off. Brad and I LOVED the audacity of that scene and the way it defied all the expectations of a 'Star Trek' episode. Ultimately, it was decided that this was inappropriate for a comedic episode. At a production meeting, Ron sadly announced he'd been forced by his superiors to take it out of the show. Brad and I always remembered that scene, and mourned its loss. It illustrated Ron's boldness as a writer, and the moribund aesthetics of science fiction that very nearly strangled the genre in the 1990s. When he finally made 'Battlestar,' Ron rebelled against such restrictions and reinvented and revitalized the genre." (http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2009/04/csi-space-oddity-battlestar-star-trek.html)

While this comment mentions the episode, I wonder if it would be better placed on Moore's or Weddle's page, as it deals more with their thoughts on sci fi/Trek in general. Perhaps a more condensed comment about the unwritten scene?--31dot 19:35, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Perhaps the quote dealing with the written scene should go on the page. There must be a way to shorten this down to an episode specific note. Darrellmstark 22:23, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
It actually should probably go to the tributes page and not here - since most of the information can be found on the link why not just state something like "such and such was inspired by the episode "One Little Ship"" or whatever. — Morder 23:29, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
The bit from "Ron wrote a scene..." to "...Brad and I always remembered that scene" is perfectly relevant to this page, as it describes something that happened while the episode was being produced. – Cleanse 23:38, 17 April 2009 (UTC)


  • May I offer this as a better worded entry?

A quote from David Weddle to Chicago Tribune reporter Mo Ryan about a scene in a Sci-Fi styled "CSI" episode written by Weddle and Bradley Thompson: "The scene was inspired by an experience that Brad and I had with Ron Moore [on DS9]. In "One Little Ship", Jem'Hadar board the Defiant and take the crew hostage. Ron wrote a scene in which the Jem'Hadar's leader holds one of Sisko's crew at gun point and demands that Sisko cooperate in the repair of the ship. Sisko refuses and reassures the crewmember, saying 'It's going to be all right.' The Jem'Hadar says, 'No it won't.' then blows the crew member's head off. Brad and I LOVED the audacity of that scene and the way it defied all the expectations of a 'Star Trek' episode. Ultimately, it was decided that this was inappropriate for a comedic episode. At a production meeting, Ron sadly announced he'd been forced by his superiors to take it out of the show. Brad and I always remembered that scene, and mourned its loss." (http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2009/04/csi-space-oddity-battlestar-star-trek.html)

This is much shorter and stays to the pertinent info. Darrellmstark 03:28, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Removed quote Edit

"The magnetic plasma guides are heating up."
"They must've initiated the impulse prestart sequence."
"What does that mean?"
"It means this entire conduit is about to be filled with superheated plasma."
"When you say superheated..."
"If I can't find another way out of here, we'll be vaporized. Is that clear?"
"Crystal."

- O'Brien, Dax, and Bashir

A bit pedantic for such a long quote, I think. (I think superheated plasma should mean obvious death to Bashir, but I guess they needed to spell it out to viewers.) Setacourse 03:08, November 14, 2009 (UTC)

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