The Defiant is severely damaged after entering a planet's atmosphere to save a Karemma crew from the Jem'Hadar.
- Julian Bashir • Sarita Carson • Jadzia Dax • Hanok • Janklow • Kira Nerys • Morn • Enrique Muñiz • Miles O'Brien • Odo • Quark • Benjamin Sisko • Fabian Stevens • Worf, son of Mogh
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- Bajoran language • baseball • class J gas giant • cloaking device • crewman • dabo • darts • deflector dish • dualitic inverter • Emissary of the Prophets • Ferengi Rules of Acquisition • fluorine • gas giant • Ha'mara • holosuite • hot dog • Jefferies tube • kava • medkit • navigational deflector • Occupation of Bajor • probe • quantum torpedo • structural integrity field • tetryon • tractor beam • turbolift • warhead • warp core
- Stevens would later become a main character in the Star Trek: Corps of Engineers eBook series. Stevens recalls the events of "Starship Down" in War Stories and Wildfire. Carson later appeared in Star Trek: Prometheus.
- The Defiant enters the atmosphere of a planet for the first and only time on the series. The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual shows that the starship possesses landing gear. The Defiant would be illustrated maneuvering through the atmosphere of the planet Trill in the Divided We Fall comic "United We Stand" by the same writers.
- David Mack (one of the writers of the episode) included an interesting twist on the Brothers from Jo'kala story in the DS9 novel: Warpath, where the situation is reversed and Sisko tells Kira the story.
- Avery Brooks as Benjamin Sisko
- Nana Visitor as Kira Nerys
- Rene Auberjonois as Odo
- Alexander Siddig as Julian Bashir
- Terry Farrell as Jadzia Dax
- Armin Shimerman as Quark
- Michael Dorn as Worf
- Starship Down article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.
- Starship Down article at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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