RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,150
Posts: 5,343,699
Members: 24,595
Currently online: 556
Newest member: jagmegyan

TrekToday headlines

New Funko Trek Figure
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

Saldana As A Role Model
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

San Diego Comic-Con Trek Fan Guide
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

Cumberbatch As Turing
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

Retro Review: In the Pale Moonlight
By: Michelle on Jul 19

Trek Beach Towel
By: T'Bonz on Jul 18

Two New Starships Collection Releases
By: T'Bonz on Jul 17

Giacchino Tour Arrives In North America
By: T'Bonz on Jul 17

IDW Publishing October Star Trek Comics
By: T'Bonz on Jul 16

Cho As Romantic Lead
By: T'Bonz on Jul 16


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek TV Series > Deep Space Nine

Deep Space Nine What We Left Behind, we will always have here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old October 4 2008, 01:59 AM   #1
Garak007
Lieutenant
 
Question about Garak?

I wondered about this for sometime I thought I must find a forum of sorts and ask this question.

At what point did the crew of DS9 enlist (not officially of course) Garak in the war effort? I know in the last series he turned into a freedom fighter but at what point did he realise he had to join the Fed against the Dominion?


One episode he is at his shop and the next he is warring a Federation Com badge when they all crashed landed in that Gem'adar ship. At what ponit did they accept him into their group? I.E the DS9 crew.
Garak007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 4 2008, 02:49 AM   #2
simmsbc
Lieutenant
 
Re: Question about Garak?

It was right after Cardassia joined the Dominion and a price was put on Garak's head by Gul Dukat ( I know it was never actually said but it was implied when all of Garak's sources died)
simmsbc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 4 2008, 03:25 AM   #3
Navaros
Commodore
 
Re: Question about Garak?

He was never enlisted persay. They let Garak aboard when they evacuated for the incoming Dominion station occupation, because Garak requested they do so so he wouldn't be executed by Dukat while Dukat was occupying the station.

Other than that, they just used his expertise/connections from time to time, when applicable.
Navaros is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 4 2008, 05:54 AM   #4
Temis the Vorta
Fleet Admiral
 
Temis the Vorta's Avatar
 
Location: Tatoinne
Re: Question about Garak?

I'm a bad Niner because I can't recite chaper and verse for the episode, but there was a scene in which the DS9 crew sat around chatting ostentatiously about something they wanted Garak to communicate to his contacts on Cardassia - I think Garak was there to measure Sisko for a suit or some such - basically Sisko decided to use Garak as a conduit for the info and Garak tacitly agreed without anyone saying a word officially. It might have been around the time of the episode "Defiant" - maybe that episode? That seemed to be when Garak "came on board."
Temis the Vorta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 4 2008, 09:06 AM   #5
AdmiralGarak
Rear Admiral
 
AdmiralGarak's Avatar
 
Location: TrekBBS, apparently
Re: Question about Garak?

That was from "Way of the Warrior". It wasn't about enlisting Garak. It was about leaking the news of the imminent Klingon invasion to the Cardassians without the Klingons knowing that they had done so. In fact, he relayed the news directly to Dukat.

Garak basically threw his lot in with the Federation when the Dominion took over the Cardassia. I don't really think we saw him actively working for them though until "Call to Arms" or "A Time to Stand".
AdmiralGarak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 4 2008, 01:13 PM   #6
Garak007
Lieutenant
 
Re: Question about Garak?

For some reason I can't quote on this forum but what Navaros says make sense. For that point he was enlisted and trust from his fellow station friends was a all time high from that point
Garak007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 9 2008, 10:31 PM   #7
Apogeal Alpha01
Rear Admiral
 
Apogeal Alpha01's Avatar
 
Location: SoCal
Send a message via Yahoo to Apogeal Alpha01
Re: Question about Garak?

To my memory, Temis is correct. He would never be enlisted officially because he was Cardassian, but his expertise and contacts were enlisted from time to time, starting with notifying the Cardies that the Klingons were invading. He was also helpful in unraveling the mystery of the young Cardassian orphaned on Bajor at the close of the occupation for a start, being allowed to question Dukat directly on the matter.
__________________
I'm a lucky guy, and I'm happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary. -- Yogi Berra at a dinner in his honor
Apogeal Alpha01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 9 2008, 10:46 PM   #8
SoM
Commander
 
SoM's Avatar
 
Re: Question about Garak?

By early S7 though, they were coming to rely on him (even if still not in a formal role) - Starfleet Command were sending intercepted communications to DS9 specifically for Garak to decode on a regular basis (to the point where Garak closed his shop and worked full-time on the intelligence), and thus when Garak's claustrophobic attacks in Afterimage forced him to stop, it was a major blow.
SoM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 9 2008, 11:28 PM   #9
Jono
Rear Admiral
 
Jono's Avatar
 
Location: Australia
Re: Question about Garak?

Also during the break between seasons 5 and 6 Garek was "debriefed" by Starfleet Intelligence.
Jono is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.