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It was a federation ship, why couldn't they have just disabled the ship and stopped it before it got anywhere near DS9 or the Wormhole? The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Because then there would not have been the dramatic scene following that of Kira fighting to take it back. Other than that, we can't really answer why something was not done. Maybe remotely taking over the ship would have taken too long. 31dot (talk) 09:04, March 17, 2014 (UTC)
Los, like the Bashir Changeling a few years later, probably disabled the ability to take telemetry from elsewhere. Or as in "Coming of Age" there was too much interference, the denorius belt where the wormhole is is full of eddies, takions and other stuff, so perhaps Sisko and the Chief knew they couldn't remote. Lt.Lovett (talk) 16:23, March 21, 2014 (UTC)