- MA files from this episode (22)
- Template:Titles/Rules of Engagement yields Rules of Engagement (DS9 4x18)
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Removed Goof Edit
Here is the goof I removed from the article. ----Willie 13:06, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
- Goof: Due to a costuming error, Sisko is missing his fourth rank pip in some of the scenes during the hearing.
Removed nitpick Edit
I removed the following because it's a nitpick, and besides the scenario was a hypothetical posed by Ch'Pok:
- O'Brian taking command in the event of Worf's death, may represent a conflict as he is not a Starfleet Officer, but a Non-Commissioned Officer as referenced elsewhere in the series. Thus his taking command presumes there are no other officers left alive to take command.
—Josiah Rowe 01:33, August 15, 2010 (UTC)
- At one point in the episode, when Dax is being questioned, Sisko wears only three pips instead of four on his uniform.
---Derekbd 22:09, March 3, 2011 (UTC)
Removed note about O'Brien being in commandEdit
- Miles O’Brien is a noncom which is a senior enlisted personnel. When ch’pok asked what he would do if he where in command, that would be an impossible situation in present day Earth forces. Enlisted personnel never command ships if there are still commission officers aboard.
- NCO's have been seen giving orders to junior officers in starfleet in the past, and OBrien is a department head despite not being an officer. Starfleet clearly uses a rank structure where NCO's can exercise a role similar to warrant officers.
I was about to undo an edit by an anon when I realised that the background note the anon edited could probably do with removing in its entirety anyway as its speculation/discussion and Ch'Pok was being hypothetical to get a point across. The first section is the original note while the second part is the anon's contribution. And as I typed this I just realised this has been discussed before and removed so here it is again. --| TrekFan Open a channel 01:31, January 27, 2018 (UTC)
Removed "trivia" nitpicksEdit
- When Ch'Pok is questioning Jadzia Dax, Benjamin Sisko is shown with the rank pips of a commander. Moments before, and after, he is shown with the correct rank of captain.
- While testifying and speaking directly to the camera, Chief O'Brien is seen wearing his standard duty uniform bearing the rank insignia of a Senior Chief Petty Officer. Moments later, in the courtroom, his dress uniform bears the single hollow pip he wore prior to DS9: "Hippocratic Oath".
- When Worf orders to fire quantum torpedoes at the Klingon transport, it can be seen that the torpedoes are glowing orange, while quantum torpedoes usually have a bluish glow.
Moved from Talk:Golar ProvinceEdit
Again, the part about Kira's attack in this province was only in the script, but not in the actual episode, so merge with Rules of Engagement...I wonder, how many articles based solely on scripts are still out there. Kennelly 18:17, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
- Many more I guess, especially DS9 related ones. It's good that finally somebody checks the actual episodes! :-) --Jörg 18:37, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
parts cut? Edit
I viewed this ep just yesterday on a region 2 season 4 box. There are two parts in the summary that I haven't seen in the ep: the part about Worf being bailed out of his cell and not being allowed to wear his baldric; and Nerys' testimony. Where is this info from? -- Bakabaka 11:22, 14 August 2007 (UTC)
- It's as simple as that: the user who added the extensive summary in mid-January didn't use the actual episode for reference, but the script that can be found on the net. Those two scenes are still in the script but were cut from the actual episode. Teaches us again never to use the scripts but always the actual episodes for reference... --Jörg 11:31, 14 August 2007 (UTC)
Are the quotes here taken directly from the script or transcribed? Edit
As "'til" is a mispelling, a common one based on the mistaken folk etymology that till came from until, rather, it's the reverse and till is much older than until. However, if it's in the script as that I believe that it should stay, perhaps with a "[sic]" added. GarakxBashirKawaii 02:48, December 12, 2009 (UTC)
- Script says 'until', however and the episode is 'til. Since 'til is a commonly accepted short form of "until" it's still valid. That's the beauty of language...it changes when people want it to change. — Morder (talk) 03:01, December 12, 2009 (UTC)
- I think you misread me, 'til is a misspelling of 'till' and not a short form of until as till is older than until, it's simply a mispelling because many people assumed that till came from until while actually until is a neologism coined from un+till.
- A transcript of the episode says till, which I think should be okay here too. *shrug* Setacourse 03:08, December 12, 2009 (UTC)
- Actually I meant to say exactly what I said. "'til" has been accepted as a shortened form of until. (which your link confirms) Just because that site says everyone is wrong doesn't change the fact that people use it as such. — Morder (talk) 03:11, December 12, 2009 (UTC)
- Then what you mean is wrong I'm afraid, 'til has been 'accepted' as a common mispelling of till, and accepted is far from it, it's just common but it's not a mistake you want to make on your English exams. GarakxBashirKawaii 03:13, December 12, 2009 (UTC)
- Eh, real life isn't an exam. People use language how they see fit and when something is common it's accepted - just because academics don't accept it doesn't change that fact - but anyway, you changed it and it's done. — Morder (talk) 03:16, December 12, 2009 (UTC)
- Some quick googling, plus past experience, is that "until", "till", and "'til" are all accepted words, with "till" being discouraged because of how many other meanings it has. Plus, my age group generally knows about "until" and "'til", but has never heard of "till", thus the misunderstanding of origin. "Til" (one L and no apostrophe) is the only form that's actually considered to be wrong. Izkata 23:29, January 15, 2011 (UTC)