Jake's traveling with Doctor Bashir, to write a report about his activities. It's different from what he expected though, all Julian talks about is prion replications, amino acid re-sequencing and quantum dynamics. Jake would rather write a report about the doctor battling Cartalian fever, for example and thinks that readers would relate to that more. Jake's wish for more action may come true when a distress call is sent in from the Ajilon Prime colony. They are under attack by the Klingons. They urgently need medical supplies and a doctor in a hospital near the front line. Bashir doesn't want to take Sisko's son with him, but Jake is able to convince him otherwise. Jake is delighted, but is the young reporter really prepared for the horror that is war? Meanwhile captain Sisko hears the Farragut will pick the two up the next day, but gets more anxious as time progresses. —Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"The Red Badge of Courage" It Ain't
Jake Sisko is kind of a throw-away character. For me, he just sort of fill out his father's world. He spends so much time on that upper level of the Promenade watching people walk by. His whole writing thing seems so dull, like they had to have him do something. Anyway, this is the heaviest episode where he is featured. He arrogantly thinks that he will go to the medical outpost, have an experience, and write about it. The problem is that he sees death and experiences cowardice, his own and others. It is a major growth experience. He needs a rougher edge. Until he shows up at the makeshift hospital, he is still acting lice a child. We'll see.
- Oct 26, 2018
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