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"Soldiers of the Empire" was the 119th episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the 21st episode of the show's fifth season, first aired during the week of 29 April 1997. The episode was written by Ronald D. Moore and directed by LeVar Burton.


Worf and Jadzia Dax join Martok on a mission to find a missing Klingon warship.



Julian BashirBroikJadzia DaxKira NerysKornan, son of ShovakLeskitMartok, son of UrthogNogMiles O'BrienOdoOrtikanBenjamin SiskoTavanaWorf, son of MoghDeep Space 9 personnel (Deep Space 9 residents)
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Curzon DaxMoghShovak


Deep Space 9InfirmaryOperations centerQuark'sStation commander's office
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Internment Camp 371Qo'noSTong Beak Nebula

Starships and vehicles

IKS B'Moth (K't'inga-class) • Danube-class runabout (in opening credits) • USS Defiant (Defiant-class escort) • Janitza-class (in opening credits) • USS Leeds (Nebula-class explorer, in opening credits) • Jem'Hadar fighterIKS Rotarran (K'vort-class)

Races and cultures

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States and organizations

Bajoran MilitiaDominionHouse of MartokKlingon Defense ForceKlingon EmpireStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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FoundersHouse of MoghKlingon High Council

Other references

alert statusarteryasteroidautosuturebloodbloodwinebok-ratbok-rat livercloaking devicecombat loggeneralholographic safety protocolholosuitekellicamKlingonesemahk-chaocular implantPar'Mach'kaiphaserphaser riflepolaronsecurity clearancesensor ghostStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2373-2386)tova'dokWarrior's AnthemYear of Kahless


Related media

Video releases


Notable cast and crew

Captain Benjamin Sisko.




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Ferengi Love Songs
DS9 episode produced Next episode:
Children of Time
Previous episode:
Ferengi Love Songs
DS9 episode aired Next episode:
Children of Time
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Real Life
Pocket Next Adventure:
... Loved I Not Honor More

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