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Old 06-16-2009, 10:09 AM
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firstly, I know having Worf command the Defiant in the battle with the Borg in FIRST CONTACT was "because the plot required it", rather than have Sisko in command and therefore either be beamed to the Enterprise in a coma (an injustice to the character) or have him in the movie (too complicated).

what I am curious about is there an "in-universe" explanation as to why Sisko is not commanding the Defiant?
surely he wouldn't pass up a chance to fight the Borg?
was Worf already near Earth on another mission at the time?
He was running a Space Station on the front line with a major Galactic conflict brewing that could flare up at any moment.

He had no need to command the Defiant in the circumstance of the film - Worf was more than capable of commanding a ship that just had get into a fight.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:32 AM
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Sisko, however, was too busy dealing with the Dominion (the war was actually just ramping up to full pitch at that point), so Worf went in his stead...
so, Sisko's priority was DS9 and the Dominion. Worf and O'Brien were his most combat-experienced officers, but Worf held the highest rank so he got the gig.
makes sense.

case closed I guess. cheers.
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He was running a Space Station on the front line with a major Galactic conflict brewing that could flare up at any moment.

He had no need to command the Defiant in the circumstance of the film - Worf was more than capable of commanding a ship that just had get into a fight.
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Agreed, Sisko had to remain with the station. Made sense to send the cheif tatical officer in hsi stead.
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I always assumed there was an explanation in DS9 somehow, as I never watched the show. It is interesting though. Was Worf a commander in rank, or a lieutenant commander?
There is nothing in DS9 that explains why Worf was commanding the Defiant. I would love to know what the novel says about it.
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It was a slick way of reuniting the original cast of TNG, as with Insurrection. In Nemesis, it appears that Worf had been reassigned to The Ent E. Maybe I will have to get the novels and read them.
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It was a slick way of reuniting the original cast of TNG, as with Insurrection. In Nemesis, it appears that Worf had been reassigned to The Ent E. Maybe I will have to get the novels and read them.
In Insurection wasn't there a line from Picard about Worf being on leave?
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Worf was the Commander of the Defiant when Sisko wasnt able to. maybe the Defiant was at or near Earth for an upgrade when the Borg hit. and since it was not an important mission Worf had to go.
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Worf was the Commander of the Defiant when Sisko wasnt able to. maybe the Defiant was at or near Earth for an upgrade when the Borg hit. and since it was not an important mission Worf had to go.
That's what I was thinking.
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Hi,

firstly, I know having Worf command the Defiant in the battle with the Borg in FIRST CONTACT was "because the plot required it", rather than have Sisko in command and therefore either be beamed to the Enterprise in a coma (an injustice to the character) or have him in the movie (too complicated).

what I am curious about is there an "in-universe" explanation as to why Sisko is not commanding the Defiant?
surely he wouldn't pass up a chance to fight the Borg?
was Worf already near Earth on another mission at the time?
I figure Sisko was kept away from the fight for the same reason Picard was. As a man who once lost everything to the Borg, he could become an 'unstable element' in the fight due to fear or vengeance.

That, and keeping DS9's commander at his post would've been a high priority too.
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