I always liked how the Defiant left DS9 -- how it slowly was in reverse, turned on its running lights, and left. But I always wondered where the docking port was on the front of the ship. I'd think it would make for sense for the docking port to be in the side of the ship (like on Archer's Enterprise we see it dock with another ship on its side. You would think it would also dock on the side. I suppose then if Defiant docked on the port or starboard side of the ship, the "taking off" scene from DS9 would be as "cool looking" Your thoughts?