Stardate 51825.4: Just after leaving a starbase with a diplomatic message for the Grand Nagus, a runabout carrying Nog and Jake is attacked by Jem’Hadar fighters, but the two are rescued by the USS Valiant, a Defiant-class ship manned by a crew of Red Squad cadets who were out on a training cruise when the war broke out. Nog is made Chief Engineer by Captain Watters, who plans to complete the Valiant’s mission of obtaining technical data on a Dominion battleship. Once this is accomplished, however, Watters decides to destroy the battleship – which may be a fatal mistake.
Guest Cast: Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Paul Popowich (Watters), Courtney Peldon (Farris), David Drew Gallagher (Shepard), Ashley Brianne McDonogh (Dorian), Scott Hamm (Parton), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)
LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover