57. Civil Defense

Attention Bajoran Workers! Perry and David discuss Civil Defense and just how much Gul Dukat is one annoying, creepy SOB.

The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
57. Civil Defense

What to expect from episode 57: Civil Defense?


Civil Defense…or why Gul Dukat is so insufferable!

Perry and David are back LIVE!

A fun bottle episode.

Why this is one of Perry’s favorites.

The Sisko’s work as a team.

Jakes makes a tight squeeze.

O’Brien is weak, Sisko way too strong!

Kira shoots everything.

Garak makes an appearance and kinda makes it worse.

Dukat’s laugh.

Dax is insightful but otherwise useless.

Quark and Odo: who is trapped with whom?

Attention Bajoran Workers….

Gul Dukat is glad he came.

What we learn about Bajoran suffering on the station.

And just like that, a meme is born.

Bashir is really only there for support.

David and Perry discuss how Picard would have handled this situation.

Behind the scenes of Civil Defense.

What makes this episode work.

Jake doesn’t listen.

O’Brien owes the kid his life.

Dax burns her hands.

Why isn’t there a better medkit in Ops?

Gul Dukat attempts to blackmail Kira.

Gul Dukat the failure.

Everyone duck for cover!

Weapon discipline is clearly not taught in the Bajoran Resistance.

Dukat drops the ball.

Garak and Dukat have a history.

Odo doesn’t have all the codes.

Do we still call them Jeffries Tubes on DS9?

Can Sisko make it in time?

Isolinear chips vs Isolinear Rods.

The Station shields are the real heroes.

Perry and David discuss similar episodes in Trek history.

Successes and Failures of Civil Defense.

When can David watch Star Trek: Generations?

What’s new in NuTrek.

Star Trek Picard and the fate of Worf.

Perry and David discuss the Youtube content.

Where can you find more Fire Caves.

The Fire Caves After Dark.

Civil Defense is more fun than you think.

Episode Credits


  • David Wampler
  • Perry Freeze


  • Perry Freeze

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The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
57. Civil Defense