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"By Inferno's Light" was the 113th episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the 15th episode of the show's fifth season, first aired during the week of 17 February 1997. The episode was written by Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe and directed by Les Landau.


As the Dominion fleet enters the Alpha Quadrant, Dukat reveals the Cardassians have joined them. Meanwhile, Julian Bashir and Garak work on a way to escape the internment camp, as Worf fights powerful Jem'Hadar soldiers.



Amar'itakJulian BashirJulian Bashir (changeling)Jadzia DaxDeyosSkrain DukatEmokElim GarakGowron, son of M'RelIkat'ikaJanokJonesKira NerysMartok, son of UrthogMiles O'BrienOken'alakQuarkRodak'kodenRogeshBenjamin SiskoTora ZiyalVarakWorf, son of MoghDeep Space 9 personnel (Deep Space 9 residents)
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GilhoulyJaparKahless the UnforgettableKeederaOdoEnabran Tain


Alpha QuadrantBajoran wormholeBajor-B'hava'elCardassiaCardassia CityDeep Space 9Gamma QuadrantInfirmaryInternment Camp 371Operations centerPromenadeQuark'sStation commander's officeWardroom
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BajorImperial PlazaTzenketh

Starships and vehicles

USS Defiant (Defiant-class escort) • D'deridex-classExcelsior-classJanitza-class (in opening credits) • Jem'Hadar battle cruiserJem'Hadar fighterUSS Leeds (Nebula-class explorer, in opening credits) • Miranda-classNaprem (K'vort-class) • IKS Negh'Var (Negh'Var-class) • Vor'cha-classUSS Yukon (Danube-class runabout)
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IKS Y'tem

Races and cultures


States and organizations

Bajoran MilitiaCardassian UnionDominionKlingon EmpireRomulan Star EmpireStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Klingon High CouncilMaquisObsidian Order

Other references

asparagusblood screeningbloodwineclaustrophobiacloaking devicedocking clampdocking pylongraviton emitterindustrial replicatorKhitomer AccordsKlingon-Cardassian WarKlingon operaStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2373-2386)novaraktajinotachyontekasitetractor beamtrilithiumPADDprotomatterquantum torpedoself-sealing stemboltsolar systemwarp signatureyamok sauce


Related media

Video releases


Notable cast and crew

Captain Benjamin Sisko.




published order
Previous episode:
In Purgatory's Shadow
DS9 episode produced Next episode:
Doctor Bashir, I Presume
Previous episode:
In Purgatory's Shadow
DS9 episode aired Next episode:
Doctor Bashir, I Presume
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Pocket Next Adventure:
Letting Go
Sections 7-10
Previous Adventure:
In Purgatory's Shadow
Deep Space Nine Adventures Next Adventure:
The Conquered

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