In the Cards
©1997 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.
Episode:  123     Airdate:  June 9, 1997
A Call to Arms
©1997 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.
Episode:  124     Airdate:  June 16, 1997

Catalog Number 05896-7
Running Time 92 minutes
Issued October 7, 2003
Languages / Channels English 5.1
English 2.0
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In the Cards
Directed by Michael Dorn
Teleplay by Ronald D. Moore
Story by Truly Clark and Scott Neal
Executive Producers Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Starring Avery Brooks
Also Starring René Auberjonois
Michael Dorn
Terry Farrell
Cirroc Lofton
Colm Meaney
Alexander Siddig
Armin Shimerman
Nana Visitor
Stardate Unknown
Jake Sisko (Cirroc Lofton) is sure he knows how to brighten his father's recent downbeat mood. All he has to do is give him the mint-condition Willie Mays baseball card being offered at an auction. "How hard can that be?" Jake confidently asks. Plenty hard. Outbid by a crackpot inventor, Jake and his friend Nog (Aron Eisenberg) make a series of deals to obtain the card. Deal #1: they'll deliver scientific supplies to the inventor in exchange for the card. Deal #2, 3, 4 and more: they take on jobs for the staff - everything from routine maintenance to stealing a prized teddy bear - in exchange for the supplies. It all turns out to be a much bigger deal than Jake and Nog expected when their zealous efforts result in them being hauled into a Jem'Hadar interrogation room!

A Call to Arms
Directed by Allan Kroeker
Written by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Executive Producers Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Starring Avery Brooks
Also Starring René Auberjonois
Michael Dorn
Terry Farrell
Cirroc Lofton
Colm Meaney
Alexander Siddig
Armin Shimerman
Nana Visitor
Stardate Unknown
The Dominion continues to make inroads into Alpha Quadrant, stockpiling vessels at Cardassian shipyards and signing non-aggression treaties with tenuous Federation allies. The activity can only lead Sisko (Avery Brooks) to one conclusion: war is imminent. Preparing for the inevitable, Deep Space Nine command turns the access to the quadrant into an impassable minefield and oversees the evacuation of all but a few station personnel. The fighting soon begins. Outgunned but determined not to be outfought, the station holds its own against an overwhelming armada. But Sisko is only buying time, keeping the enemy in place while Federation forces strike elsewhere. Then comes the dreaded order: Abandon Deep Space Nine...but not before Sisko leaves an unmistakable indicator that he'll be back.


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