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A Dreadful Operation is the sixth episode of the second season of Star Trek: Swiftfire.

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Summary

Special Operations Command (SOC) takes command a platoon of Starfleet Marines and a squadron of fighters from the USS Swiftfire-A for a covert operation. The mission, head deep into Dominion space, infiltrate a secret Dominion shipyard and gather information on the Dominion's latest warship.

Memorable quotes

“You want to steal the ship now?”
“Why not?”
“It’s huge! I think the Dominion might miss it if you take it.”
--Rachel Daley and Colonel Lazenie discuss the Colonel's decision to steal a Jem'Hadar dreadnought.
"I love my job!"
— Wing Commander Maxine Benton after her squadron is given the order to attack any and all targets in the Cardassian shipyards.
"I’ve seen Vulcan comedians that were more entertaining."
— Rachel Daley to Captain Masters as they watch the repairs to the Swiftfire-A.

Background information

  • Occurs simultaneously with the story "The True", which was part of this series contribution to the Star Trek: Unity crossover.
  • The Federation assault rifle and Hazard suit used in this story are from the game Elite Force II.
  • There are many allusions to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in this story as it was written during the lead up to the final instalment of the saga.
  • The opening scene is meant to be a copy of the first scene of A New Hope.
  • Some of the SOC pilots have nicknames such as "Biggs", "Porkins" and "Wedge", a reference to three pilots involved in the attack on the first Death Star.
  • The USS Devastator is a reference to the first Star Destroyer to appear on the screen. Its captain, Alec Cushing, is a joining of the names of two actors from the first movie, Alec Guinness (Obi Wan Kenobi) and Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin).

References

Aeneid; Biggs; Cushing, Alec; Daley, Rachel; USS Devastator; Emar; hazard suit; Jem'Hadar dreadnought; Lazenie; Listening Post 334; Overcome Squadron; Page; Porkins; Pratt; Ress, Angrad; Scorpion-class; Special Operations Command; Val'toka II shipyards; Val'toka system

External link

A Dreadful Operation at Star Trek Swiftfire

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