Knight Templar wrote:
I think the writers basically pulled them out of their ass when they realized that "Hey!, there is no way we can plausibly have the Federation/Klingon forces win".
This argument can easily be dismissed with a single change to the episode: Rom disables the station's weapons one second earlier. Bam! No need for the Prophets.
The writers did not write themselves into a corner, that's a nonsensical argument and it's about time that people stopped using it. The writers made the conscious decision to have the Prophets intervene when they could have written any number of other more mundane endings. You may not like that they made that choice, and I can understand why, but it was a choice and not the desperate last resort of a resolution that some people make it out to be.