In the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "In a Mirror, Darkly", the Defiant (NCC-1764) is once again seen in the Terran mirror universe. The producers didn't allow him to use that name for the new ship, as the USS Voyager's name also begins with a "V". The compact type-10 shuttlecraft was designed alongside the Defiant-class and two can be held in its shuttle bay. (DS9: "The Search, Part I", "Defiant", "The Way of the Warrior"), Because of the amount of power the Defiant used, the cloak did not completely hide the ship from Jem'Hadar sensors during normal operation. As a result the Defiant was able to escape back to DS9 with the Council. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, p. 158) In hindsight, Behr explained, "It couldn't be like Voyager. Ron Moore said in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion that the new ship was intended to be designated "Defiant-A", but it would have been too costly to redo the CG model for one episode because stock shots from earlier episodes had to be used as well for budgetary reasons. "I was planning on just doing a standard fly-by for that shot when we ran into some technical problems with the motion control rig," explained Gary Hutzel. Defiant-class vessels crewed 50 officers and crew, with room for a maximum of 150 in evacuation situations. (Cinefantastique, Vol. A week after the discovery on Gaia, the Defiant discovered the wreckage of the Columbia, although the approach of Jem'Hadar starships prevented a salvage operation or a detailed investigation. These options were numbered Types, Upgrade and Veteran. Commander, später Captain Benjamin Sisko 1.1.2. Even though we're not a Star Trek series that takes place on a ship, when the Defiant went down, that hurt." After the Prophets intervened and caused the reinforcements to disappear, the Defiant returned to the Alpha Quadrant and fired on Terok Nor. They want a ship, we'll give them a ship.' Terran Rebellion launch configuration, 2372. This page is for the lead ship of the Defiant-class. Following the Dominion War Starfleet developed a ship based on the lessons of the Defiant-class, the first and so far only vessel of this type, the USS Incursion is fitted with a holographic masking system and is operated by Starfleet Intelligence. In early 2372, the Klingon Empire launched an invasion of the Cardassian Union believing that the recent coup and rise of the Detapa Council were the result of Changeling infiltrators. Oberth (Gagarin (23rd century) • Sagan) • Although officially designated as an escort, the Defiant ships were the first type of starship Starfleet ever created as a dedicated-purpose warship, and they are sometimes referred to as destroyers. Although the USS Sao Paulo commissioning plaque gives a registry of "NCC-75633", in all exterior shots the new ship has the "NX-74205" registry. 30, No. Officially classified as an escort vessel, the Defiant was nothing less than Starfleet's first design of a warship intended to combat the Borg. While the vessel was in orbit, Garak unsuccessfully attempted to use the Defiant's weapons to attack the Great Link, but he was caught and prevented from doing so by Worf. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, p. 335), The creative staff decided to represent the Defiant with CGI in Star Trek: First Contact. By the end of "The Search, Part II", the writers had given up on the idea of the Defiant using its cloaking device and didn't expect to use it ever again. [6] The addition of the USS Defiant helped the show dig deeper into stories set in the Gamma Quadrant, as well as the long war-saga arc of the show's later seasons. (DS9: "Equilibrium"), When Major Kira was abducted by the Cardassian Union's Obsidian Order, Commander Sisko took the Defiant into Cardassian space in a rescue attempt. 6/7, p. 45) In the story, the damage to the ship meant the vessel had to be operated manually. (DS9: "Broken Link"), In early 2373, the Defiant tractored a Jem'Hadar fighter captured by Captain Sisko back to Federation space. (Star Trek - Where No One Has Gone Before, paperback ed., p. 189), Various rumors circulated about the origins of the Defiant. The designation is only for use in Starfleet records. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 142, p. 49) Piller's advice to speak with Berman was because he might have concerns due to the fact the starship Voyager was about to also be introduced. 689 & 693), The DS9 writing staff were pleased with how emotionally effecting they were able to depict the Defiant's destruction, making it as deep an emotional impact as the death of a regular character. (USS Defiant, DS9 Season 3 DVD special features) He also commented, "The Defiant was a direct result of the need on the part of the writer/producers of the show to get away from the station, to give them a vehicle that would allow them to travel at higher warp speeds than the Runabout [...] is capable of, and to carry more armament and more personnel." When the Defiant arrived at the rendezvous point they discovered that the Prakesh was under heavy fire from three Klingon Bird-of-Prey's and a Vor'cha-class attack cruiser. (Cinefantastique, Vol. Cruising speed: The annihilation of the vessel would prove needless in a story that didn't even involve the Deep Space Nine characters (apart from Worf) and inconvenient for the television show. The Starfleet Chief of Operations grants special dispensation to rename the ship Defiant. Da die Defiant der Raumstation Deep Space 9unterstellt ist, hat sie keinen festen Kommandostab, sondern wird auf Anordnung des Kommandanten der Station je nach Einsatz mit Offizieren aus dem Stab der Station bemannt. A month later, Commander Sisko took the Defiant into the Gamma Quadrant against orders in order to retrieve Odo and Elim Garak from the combined Tal Shiar-Obsidian Order fleet that were planning to destroy the Founder's homeworld and execute them all. Defiant in 2375, the U.S.S. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, p. 361), There was an ulterior motive for including the Defiant in Star Trek: First Contact. Ira Behr wanted the Defiant to be a "fun" environment, remarking, "We're hoping that we get that with the Defiant." Commenting on how the vessel joins a combined Starfleet-Klingon fleet in the footage, Visual Effects Supervisor David Stipes commentated, "The Defiant comes in and it's like, 'Here we are. The Olympia had crashed on an L-class planet in the Rutharian sector of the Beta Quadrant. Sentinel (Emissary • Nomad cruiser • Vanguard) • Her body was taken back to DS9 and a memorial service was held for her by the crew. In exchange for intelligence data on the Dominion, the Defiant was equipped with a cloaking device on loan from the Romulan Star Empire. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, pp. USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-G) (Excalibur class). As well as liking the name Defiant, Ron Moore believed it required some backstory, wondering, "Why would you name a ship the Defiant?" Observed Behr, "[He] got all excited at the thought of this [....] Ron was ecstatic, 'cause he got to play with the Defiant." 6/7, p. 51) The day before "Call to Arms" entered production, Ron Moore likewise commented that the Defiant would be a setting for "some very interesting stuff" in the show's sixth season. limit)[2] After the Dominion forces retreated, the Defiant docked at the station. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, pp. Worf had just ordered the Defiant to ram the cube when the USS Enterprise-E arrived, blocking an energy beam fired at the Defiant by the cube in the process. Commander Worf took the Defiant to Earth to assist Captain Sisko in foiling a plot by Admiral Leyton which would have overthrown the Federation government and established martial law. The senior officers were taken to the Founders' homeworld in the Omarion Nebula and were placed in a simulation which depicted the Dominion attempting to gain a foothold in the Alpha Quadrant.