Trek Survivor wrote:
On the latter point: That's a "fault" with DS9 (Behr was unhappy at how the Defiant was treated in FC, hence the refusal to acknowledge the damage);
Actually, the original intention was to destroy
the Defiant in FC. Behr was upset about the Defiant's destruction, and suggested he'd ignore it on DS9 and co ntinue using it anyway. Hence the scene was rewritten with the "tough little ship" being "damaged but salvagable."