“Homefront” is the 83rd episode of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the 11th episode of the fourth season.
When 27 people are killed at a diplomatic conference being held in Antwerp on Earth, and the Changelings are the chief suspects, Odo, Captain Sisko and Jake Sisko travel to Earth to investigate what looks like a bold new offensive by the Dominion that could be a prelude to war. Joining forces with Vice-Admiral Leyton, they begin to introduce new security measures, hoping to be prepared if the Changelings attack again. While stationed in San Francisco, Sisko, his son Jake and Nog regularly visit the Sisko family home and restaurant in New Orleans. Nog asks Captain Sisko to help him become a member of the Red Squad, an elite and selective group of Starfleet Academy cadets.
With the Dominion threat ever looming, paranoia begins to grow, and even Sisko momentarily suspects his own father of being a Changeling. As matters escalate, all the power on Earth is knocked out, and sabotage is believed to be the cause. Sisko and Leyton decide to prepare Earth for war, and they convince the President to declare a state of emergency on Earth. As the episode ends, Jake and his grandfather witness armed Starfleet security personnel begin materialising on the streets of New Orleans. The story is continued in “Paradise Lost“.
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): David Livingston.
- Writer(s): Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe.
- Release Date: 01 January 1996.
- Running Time: 45 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.