This Day in Television History – May 6th, 1998 – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s “Valiant” Airs

Nog and Jake are taken aboard a ship run by cadets, who are trapped behind enemy lines, in an episode that aired on this day in television history.

“Valiant” is the 22nd episode of the 6th season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Written by Ronald D. Moore and directed by Michael Vejar, it first aired on May 6th, 1998.

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Jake and Nog see the Valiant appear to battle the Jem’Hadar ships of the Dominion. Courtesy: Paramount / Viacom / CBS

In the episode, Nog and Jake Sisko are attacked by the Dominion and rescued by the Valiant, a ship trapped in Dominion space that is run by a group of elite cadets known as Red Squad. But, instead of returning home, the young crew take it upon themselves to try to stop a massive Dominion vessel.

The Valiant is a ship of the same class as the Defiant, and include members of Red Squad, previously mentioned in episodes of Deep Space Nine.


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