Discussion in 'Deep Space Nine' started by LeadHead, Aug 20, 2012.
Kira: We're on our way.
SISKO: One of our listening posts in the Gamma Quadrant picked this up a few minutes ago.
Dax: It looks like a Cardassian military code, but the computer doesn't recognise it.
KIRA: Oh, it's Cardassian all right. But I didn't think there were any Cardassians in the Gamma Quadrant.
SISKO: None that we know of.
ODO: Not Elgol-red or Fifth Order military encryption.
KIRA: Try courier code five nine.
Odo: Strange. Most Cardassian codes use a recursive encryption algorithm, but this has a completely different coding system.
KIRA: Bajoran Intelligence has a lot of experience breaking Cardassian codes. Why don't you send it to them?
Jadzia: We did, as soon as it came in. We still haven't heard from them.
Odo: It might take some time.
Sisko: If someone's sending coded Cardassian messages from the Gamma Quadrant, I want to know what they're saying. Now.
ODO: We do have an expert in Cardassian codes living on the station.
Sisko: You're right. Dax, get me Mister Garak.
GARAK: Sorry for the interruption.
Ziyal: Well, how did it go?
GARAK: I'm afraid I disappointed them. I think they were hoping that message they picked up would contain the key to defeating the Dominion. You should've seen the looks on their faces when I told them it was a five-year old planetary survey report.
BASHIR: A planetary survey report?
GARAK: That's the look exactly.
BASHIR: I would have thought you'd be a little disappointed, too. After all, it could have been from one of the survivors of the Cardassian fleet that was lost in the Gamma Quadrant.
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