Quote of the Day

Nog: This is bad, very bad.

Kira Nerys: You say that every time we take the Defiant into battle.

Nog: Impulse manifold purged and clear. – If we lose the Chin’toka system, we lose our only foothold in the Dominion territory. I think that qualifies as bad.

Kira Nerys: Oh, we haven’t lost it yet. – Initiating impulse pre-start sequence.

Nog: Microfusion generators online. – But the Breen, they seem unstoppable. First Earth, now Chin’toka?

Worf: Ensign, no one is unstoppable. – Collimate the nadion emitters.

Nog: Collimation sequence in progress.

[Bashir and O’Brien enter the bridge]

Julian Bashir: What more can I say, Miles, but ‘I’m sorry’?

Miles O’Brien: Dilithium matrix is aligned and calibrated. – Just be a bit more careful, that’s all I ask.

Kira Nerys: Opening antimatter injector ports. – Trouble in paradise?

Julian Bashir: It was nothing. – Emergency life support and damage control systems standing by.

Miles O’Brien: I wouldn’t call it nothing.

Ezri Dax: Autonomous guidance system initialized and active.

Miles O’Brien: He lost Travis.

Kira Nerys: Hm – sounds serious. – Verify astrometric database.

Julian Bashir: Miles built this Alamo model, replete with small figures. Quite spectacular, actually. – Data sets loaded and verified. – Anyway, he was showing it to me in Quark’s when we – rather I – accidentally misplaced Colonel Travis.

Nog: Phaser safeties engaged. – Can’t you make another one?

Miles O’Brien: What, so he can lose it again? – Field stabilizers online.

Kira Nerys: Well, that’s what happens when you share your toys. – Synchronizing warp plasma flow…

Miles O’Brien: It’s not a toy! It’s a model, built to scale.

Julian Bashir: He really did a fantastic job.

Miles O’Brien: Nacelles holding at pre-warp threshold.

Julian Bashir: Miles, look…

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Episode 20 – “The Changing Face of Evil”