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[[File:Rom with root beer.jpg|thumb|left|Rom tries some root beer]]
 
[[File:Rom with root beer.jpg|thumb|left|Rom tries some root beer]]
Meanwhile, [[Quark]] enters [[Rom]]'s quarters to find his brother anxiously awaiting Nog's return. Despite his own disapproval of Nog's attending [[Starfleet Academy]], Quark has brought along several dozen bottles of [[root beer]] and is disgusted to see Rom at once gleefully drink one. The door chime rings and Rom grows excited, believing it might be his son, but instead it is [[Odo]]. The usual verbal sparring between Quark and Odo turns serious when Odo announces he has come to arrest Quark once and for all. Whatever has happened, it looks like Quark's shady dealings have finally caught up with him. Rom continues to drink his root beer as his brother is led away by Odo.
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Meanwhile, [[Quark]] enters [[Rom]]'s quarters to find his brother anxiously awaiting Nog's return. Despite his own disapproval of Nog's attending [[Starfleet Academy]], Quark has brought along several dozen bottles of [[root beer]] and is disgusted to see Rom at once drink one. The door chime rings and Rom grows excited, believing it might be his son, but it is [[Odo]]. The usual verbal sparring between Quark and Odo turns serious when Odo announces he has come to arrest Quark once and for all. Whatever has happened, it looks like Quark's shady dealings have finally caught up with him.
   
 
===Act One===
 
===Act One===
 
Alone with Odo aboard the [[runabout]] {{USS|Rio Grande}} now, Quark grows increasingly bored and tries to find ways to pass the time, including him trying to get Odo to play [[fizzbin]]. While he is interested by Odo's reading a romance [[novel]], Quark finds the [[constable]] unwilling to indulge him in a card game or tell him what has happened. All he knows for sure is that a [[Federation]] [[grand jury]] has indicted him for something big.
 
Alone with Odo aboard the [[runabout]] {{USS|Rio Grande}} now, Quark grows increasingly bored and tries to find ways to pass the time, including him trying to get Odo to play [[fizzbin]]. While he is interested by Odo's reading a romance [[novel]], Quark finds the [[constable]] unwilling to indulge him in a card game or tell him what has happened. All he knows for sure is that a [[Federation]] [[grand jury]] has indicted him for something big.
   
Back aboard [[Deep Space 9]], Nog meets {{Captain}} Sisko in his office to take orders. A symbolic moment involving Sisko's {{dis|baseball|object}}, which Nog catches, epitomizes the boy's transition into a model [[cadet]]. When Nog promises to "take care" of Jake and "keep him out of trouble", the captain sarcastically claims Nog inspires him with confidence. However, when Nog and Jake move into their quarters, it is clear things will not be quite the same. Nog seems to have become more disciplined, while Jake has been indulging himself focusing on his writing. They are still best friends, but if Nog's 22:00 "lights out" time and 04:30 [[workout]] are any indication, the boys will not see eye to eye on everything.
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Back aboard [[Deep Space 9]], Nog meets {{dis|Captain|rank}} Sisko in his office to take orders. A symbolic moment involving Sisko's {{dis|baseball|object}}, which Nog catches, epitomizes the boy's transition into a model [[cadet]]. When Nog promises to "take care" of Jake and "keep him out of trouble", the captain sarcastically claims Nog inspires him with confidence. However, when Nog and Jake move into their quarters, it is clear things will not be quite the same. Nog seems to have become more disciplined, while Jake has been indulging himself focusing on his writing. They are still best friends, but if Nog's 22:00 "lights out" time and 04:30 [[workout]] are any indication, the boys will not see eye to eye on everything.
   
The utter lack of conversation and other stimuli has caused Quark's [[lobes]] to notice how annoyingly filled with sound the runabout is. In particular, he claims that Odo, who is eating soup, smacks his lips when he eats. There is also a strange buzzing sound, although Odo does not hear it. A few seconds pass before Quark determines to find what the sound is, and over Odo's impatience, he finds that it is an [[explosive]] underneath an access panel.
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The utter lack of conversation and other stimuli has caused Quark's [[lobes]] to notice how annoyingly filled with sound the runabout is. In particular, he claims that Odo, who is eating soup, smacks his lips when he eats. There is also a strange buzzing sound, although Odo does not hear it. A few seconds pass before Quark determines to find what the sound is, and over Odo's impatience, he finds that it is an [[explosive]].
   
 
===Act Two===
 
===Act Two===
[[File:USS Rio Grande crashed on Class L planet.jpg|thumb|right|Crashed on an icy Class L planet]]
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Things go from bad to worse when they try to [[transporter|beam]] the explosive off the ship, which causes it to explode and nearly destroy the ship. The ''Rio Grande'' limps to a nearby [[planet]], where they have to crash-land because the [[life support]] systems have been virtually destroyed. On the way down, Quark mentions the bomb was planted by the [[Orion Syndicate]], to Odo's surprise; it seems the lack of information about the charges against [[Quark]] was an attempt by [[Odo]], who also knew nothing, to gain information. Both men lose consciousness during the violent crash.
Things go from bad to worse when they try to [[transporter|beam]] the explosive off the ship, which causes it to explode and nearly destroy the ship. The ''Rio Grande'' limps to a nearby [[class L]] [[planet]], where they have to crash-land because the [[life support]] systems have been virtually destroyed. On the way down, Quark mentions the bomb was planted by the [[Orion Syndicate]], to Odo's surprise; it seems the lack of information about the charges against Quark was an attempt by Odo, who also knew nothing, to gain information. Both men lose consciousness during the violent [[crash landing|crash]].
 
   
[[File:Odo and Quark in crashed Rio Grande.jpg|left|thumb|"''Now we either freeze to death or starve to death. Take your pick.''"]]
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[[File:USS Rio Grande crashed on Class L planet.jpg|thumb|right|Crashed on an icy Class L planet]]
Quark awakens to find their situation grim; the class L planet on which they have landed is freezing (although the weather is otherwise hospitable), the communications system and most supplies were destroyed in the crash, and the local [[plants]] appear [[poison]]ous. They do have a couple of [[emergency ration|ration pack]]s, but as Odo points out, they now have a choice between starving to death and freezing to death.
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Quark awakens to find their situation grim; the [[Class L]] planet on which they have landed is freezing (although the weather is otherwise hospitable), the communications system and most supplies were destroyed in the crash, and the local [[plants]] appear [[poison]]ous. They do have a couple of [[emergency ration|ration pack]]s, but as Odo points out, they now have a choice between starving to death and freezing to death.
   
On his first morning with Nog, Jake sleepily walks out of his bedroom to find his friend lifting weights. As usual, Jake passes on his own workout. Nog has found one of Jake's [[PADD]]s lying around with a story, "[[Past Prologue]]," on it, so Jake asks what he thought. However, Nog did not read for "content," but rather to correct grammar and spelling errors. While Nog's having made the corrections himself is "sacrilege" to Jake as a writer, Nog doesn't seem to care. He claims Jake needs some muscles.
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On his first morning with Nog, Jake sleepily walks out of his bedroom to find his friend lifting weights. As usual, Jake passes on his own workout. Nog has found one of Jake's [[PADD]]s lying around with a story, "[[Past Prologue]]," on it, so Jake asks what he thought. However, Nog did not read for "content," but rather grammar and spelling errors. While Nog's having made the corrections himself is "sacrilege" to Jake as a writer, [[Nog]] doesn't seem to care. He claims Jake needs some muscles.
   
Meanwhile, Quark has found a [[survival suit]] in the aft section of the ''Rio Grande'', which he plans to wear ("finders keepers"), and a [[transceiver array]], which they can use to send a [[distress call]]. As the communications system and signal booster have been destroyed, he uses his [[Ferengi]] brain to calculate that they will need to send the signal from somewhere with less [[atmosphere]] – namely, from the top of a nearby mountain.
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Meanwhile, Quark has found a [[survival suit]], which he plans to wear ("finders keepers"), and a [[transceiver array]], which they can use to send a [[distress call]]. As the communications system and signal booster have been destroyed, he uses his [[Ferengi]] brain to calculate that they will need to send the signal from somewhere with less [[atmosphere]] – namely, from the top of a nearby mountain.
   
 
===Act Three===
 
===Act Three===
The pair begin their trek out into the wilderness, conversing along the way. Quark believes Odo got what he wanted when his people made him a [[Solids|Solid]], and while Odo denies it, in a way he seems to know this is true. On the other hand, were he still a [[Changeling]], Odo could have flown to the top of the mountain already. Quark trips on a rock, prompting concern from Odo. While Odo's concern is clearly for Quark, he quickly changes it into concern for the [[subspace transmitter|transmitter]]. They agree to split the environmental jacket between them.
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The pair begin their trek out into the wilderness, conversing along the way. Quark believes Odo got what he wanted when his people made him a [[Solid]], and while Odo denies it, in a way he seems to know this is true. On the other hand, were he still a [[Changeling]], Odo could have flown to the top of the mountain already. Quark trips on a rock, prompting concern from Odo. While Odo's concern is clearly for Quark, he quickly changes it into concern for the [[subspace transmitter|transmitter]]. They agree to split the environmental suit between them.
   
Tension between Jake and Nog continues to mount. Nog comes home to find that, in the process of working on his story, Jake has left a mess in their quarters, and despite his claims of "working", Jake is playing computerized [[dom-jot]] to "clear his mind" so he can continue to write. Nog claims Jake wouldn't last a day at the academy, to which Jake retorts with a comparison of the Starfleet uniform to [[pajamas]]. Nog angrily declares that he's moving out.
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Tension between Jake and Nog continues to mount. Nog comes home to find that, in the process of working on his story, Jake has left a mess in their quarters, and despite his claims of "working", Jake is playing computerized [[dom-jot]] to "clear his mind". Nog claims Jake wouldn't last a day at the academy, to which Jake retorts with a comparison of the Starfleet uniform to [[pajamas]]. Nog declares that he's moving out.
   
 
[[File:Odo and Quark climbing mountain.jpg|thumb|left|Their journey might take longer than expected]]
 
[[File:Odo and Quark climbing mountain.jpg|thumb|left|Their journey might take longer than expected]]
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===Act Five===
 
===Act Five===
Forming a crude, makeshift splint for Odo's leg, Quark determines to carry him to the top of the mountain. Although Odo tells Quark not to be an idiot, he claims to be bringing the other man along not to save him but for food when Odo dies. The Ferengi continues to pull Odo using a [[travois]], but eventually collapses, exhausted. Odo attempts to pull the transceiver himself while crawling on the ground. Quark, realizing that Odo is getting one up on him (and balking at the thought that his remains won't be sold if he dies on the mountain), picks himself up and pushes on.
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Forming a crude, makeshift splint for Odo's leg, Quark determines to carry him to the top of the mountain. Although Odo tells Quark not to be an idiot, he claims to be bringing the other man along not to save him but for food when Odo dies. The Ferengi continues to pull Odo using a [[travois]], but eventually collapses, exhausted. Odo attempts to pull the transceiver himself. Quark, realizing that Odo is getting one up on him (and balking at the thought that his remains won't be sold if he dies on the mountain), picks himself up and pushes on.
   
 
Sisko surprises his son with a visit to inform Jake of some bad news: station "regulations" say that a single person cannot occupy double quarters, and unfortunately, there are no other quarters available. The solution, of course, is to get Jake a roommate, so Sisko calls Nog in. Overruling both boys' objections (as Jake's father and as Nog's commanding officer), Sisko makes them stay in the room together and leaves them alone. They both know how foolish they have been and attempt to reconcile. Jake suggests they go to the [[gym]], Nog suggests dom-jot instead.
 
Sisko surprises his son with a visit to inform Jake of some bad news: station "regulations" say that a single person cannot occupy double quarters, and unfortunately, there are no other quarters available. The solution, of course, is to get Jake a roommate, so Sisko calls Nog in. Overruling both boys' objections (as Jake's father and as Nog's commanding officer), Sisko makes them stay in the room together and leaves them alone. They both know how foolish they have been and attempt to reconcile. Jake suggests they go to the [[gym]], Nog suggests dom-jot instead.
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[[File:Quark and Odo in Sickbay.jpg|thumb|Business as usual]]
 
[[File:Quark and Odo in Sickbay.jpg|thumb|Business as usual]]
:"''Begin recording. [[Chief of Security's log|Chief of security… log]]…final entry. It looks like Quark didn't make it… Can't say I'm surprised. You'll find his body further up the slope… No doubt he'd want you to vacuum-desiccate his remains and auction them off. Not that they're worth much. As for myself… Cremate me, stick my ashes in [[Odo's bucket|my bucket]], shoot me through the [[Bajoran wormhole|wormhole]]. Might as well end up where I began. Or better yet…''"
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:"''Begin recording. [[Chief of Security's log|Chief of security.. log]]... final entry. It looks like Quark didn't make it... Can't say I'm surprised. You'll find his body further up the slope... No doubt he'd want you to vacuum-desiccate his remains and auction them off. Not that they're worth much. As for myself... Cremate me, stick my ashes in [[Odo's bucket|my bucket]], shoot me through the [[Bajoran wormhole|wormhole]]. Might as well end up where I began. Or better yet...''"
   
Odo is beamed off the surface by the {{USS|Defiant|2370}} as he speaks and rushed to [[sickbay]] by [[Doctor]] [[Julian Bashir|Bashir]]. It seems the ship was looking for Odo and Quark and picked up the signal from the transceiver. [[Worf]] and [[Jadzia Dax|Dax]] inform him that they found Quark slumped over the emitter. Dax says that Quark saved both their lives, to Odo's dismay. The two of them end up in the ''Defiant''{{'}}s [[sickbay]] alongside one another, where they reassure each other that they meant their words of hatred earlier – their own way of apologizing and reassuring themselves that they are still friends, or at least adversaries.
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Odo is beamed off the surface by the {{USS|Defiant|2370}} as he speaks. It seems the ship was looking for Odo and Quark and picked up the signal from the transceiver. [[Worf]] and [[Jadzia Dax|Dax]] inform him that they found Quark slumped over the emitter. Dax says that Quark saved both their lives, to Odo's dismay. The two of them end up in the ''Defiant''{{'}}s [[sickbay]] alongside one another, where they reassure each other that they meant their words of hatred earlier – their own way of apologizing and reassuring themselves that they are still friends, or at least adversaries.
   
 
==Memorable quotes==
 
==Memorable quotes==
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"''All we have to do is haul this transmitter to higher ground, more altitude less atmosphere. Go high enough and we just might get a signal out.''"<br />
 
"''All we have to do is haul this transmitter to higher ground, more altitude less atmosphere. Go high enough and we just might get a signal out.''"<br />
 
"''How much higher do we have to go?''"<br />
 
"''How much higher do we have to go?''"<br />
"''Carry the seven, take the square root, times pi&hellip; I'd say ah&hellip; (points to a VERY high peak) that high.''"<br />
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"''Carry the seven, take the square root, times pi... I'd say ah...(points to a VERY high peak) that high.''"<br />
 
: - '''Quark''' and '''Odo'''
 
: - '''Quark''' and '''Odo'''
   
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"''There are no beetles, Quark.''"<br />
 
"''There are no beetles, Quark.''"<br />
 
"''A nice slug would do.''"<br />
 
"''A nice slug would do.''"<br />
"''There are no slugs either. No slugs, no beetles, no worms, no snails&hellip; nothing but rocks and trees and we can't eat any of it!''"
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"''There are no slugs either. No slugs, no beetles, no worms, no snails... nothing but rocks and trees and we can't eat any of it!''"
 
: - '''Quark''' and '''Odo'''
 
: - '''Quark''' and '''Odo'''
   
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"''Well, you never told me the Orion Syndicate was after you.''"<br />
 
"''Well, you never told me the Orion Syndicate was after you.''"<br />
 
"''You never asked.''"<br />
 
"''You never asked.''"<br />
"''If I had, would you have told me the truth, or would you have lied&hellip;like you&hellip;lie about&hellip; everything?''"<br />
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"''If I had, would you have told me the truth, or would you have lied...like you...lie about...everything?''"<br />
 
"''Have I ever told you how much I hate that smug, superior attitude of yours?''"<br />
 
"''Have I ever told you how much I hate that smug, superior attitude of yours?''"<br />
 
"''Have I ever told you how much I hate your endless lying, your pathetic greed, your idiotic little schemes?''"<br />
 
"''Have I ever told you how much I hate your endless lying, your pathetic greed, your idiotic little schemes?''"<br />
"''Well, I hate&hellip;''"<br />
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"''Well, I hate...''"<br />
 
"''What do you hate?''"<br />
 
"''What do you hate?''"<br />
 
"'''You.'''"<br />
 
"'''You.'''"<br />
"''Well, that's fine with me&hellip; 'cause I hate you, too. You're nothing but a petty thief!''"<br />
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"''Well, that's fine with me...'cause I hate you, too. You're nothing but a petty thief!''"<br />
 
"''You're an arrogant prude.''"<br />
 
"''You're an arrogant prude.''"<br />
 
"''LECHER!''"<br />
 
"''LECHER!''"<br />
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"''Now, I know the two of you are very different people, but you're still friends, and somehow, some way, you'll make this work.''"<br />
 
"''Now, I know the two of you are very different people, but you're still friends, and somehow, some way, you'll make this work.''"<br />
"''I don't know&hellip;''"<br />
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"''I don't know...''"<br />
 
"''Neither do I.''"<br />
 
"''Neither do I.''"<br />
 
"''Well I do. (to Nog) And I'm your captain. (to Jake) And your father. And what I say goes. Good day, gentlemen.''"
 
"''Well I do. (to Nog) And I'm your captain. (to Jake) And your father. And what I say goes. Good day, gentlemen.''"
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"''You remember back there, when I told you I hated you, and you told me you hated me?''"<br />
 
"''You remember back there, when I told you I hated you, and you told me you hated me?''"<br />
 
"''Vividly.''"<br />
 
"''Vividly.''"<br />
"''I just wanted you to know&hellip; I meant every word of it.''"<br />
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"''I just wanted you to know... I meant every word of it.''"<br />
 
"''So did I.''"<br />
 
"''So did I.''"<br />
 
(both chuckle)<br />
 
(both chuckle)<br />
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== Background information ==
 
== Background information ==
 
===Story and script===
 
===Story and script===
* Before this episode was even written, actors [[Rene Auberjonois]] and [[Armin Shimerman]], who played [[Odo]] and [[Quark]] respectively, were eager to learn more about the motivations behind their characters' relationship. As such, Shimerman pre-empted this episode by stating, "''Rene Auberjonois and I would like to learn their reasons for liking and hating each other, so we need to see them together for an entire episode. What will be the result of that scenario? Are they going to reach an understanding? And will their relationship improve or worsen?''" ({{STC|101|51}})
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*The origin of this episode is to be found in [[Ira Steven Behr]]'s love for the 1949 [[Samuel Beckett]] play {{wt|Waiting for Godot}}; Behr had always wanted to do an episode with [[Odo]] in the role of Vladimir and [[Quark]] in the role of Estragon. The problem Behr had was with the story. The play has no discernible plot at all; it is simply about two characters sitting around waiting for something undefined and something which never arrives, and they spend most of the play insulting one another. According to Behr, the only plot he could come up with for a [[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine|''Deep Space Nine'']] episode was having Odo and Quark waiting somewhere for [[Benjamin Sisko|Sisko]] to bring them a [[runabout]], but they've no idea why or how long they've been there. Behr never got around to doing the episode, but when the writing staff decided to do a story about Odo and Quark getting into mortal danger somewhere off the [[Deep Space 9|station]], he revived his ''Godot'' idea, and he and [[Robert Hewitt Wolfe]] used it as their template for "The Ascent". (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
* The origin of this episode is to be found in [[Ira Steven Behr]]'s love for the 1949 [[Samuel Beckett]] play {{wt|Waiting for Godot}}; Behr had always wanted to do an episode with [[Odo]] in the role of Vladimir and [[Quark]] in the role of Estragon. The problem Behr had was with the story. The play has no discernible plot at all; it is simply about two characters sitting around waiting for something undefined and something which never arrives, and they spend most of the play insulting one another. According to Behr, the only plot he could come up with for a [[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine|''Deep Space Nine'']] episode was having Odo and Quark waiting somewhere for [[Benjamin Sisko|Sisko]] to bring them a [[runabout]], but they've no idea why or how long they've been there. Behr never got around to doing the episode, but when the writing staff decided to do a story about Odo and Quark getting into mortal danger somewhere off the [[Deep Space 9|station]], he revived his ''Godot'' idea, and he and [[Robert Hewitt Wolfe]] used it as their template for "The Ascent". (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
 
 
* A major motivator for this episode was to deal with [[Odo]]'s new status as a [[solids|solid]]. According to [[Robert Hewitt Wolfe]], "''we wanted to do an episode emphasizing Odo's Human frailty, showing the effects on him of not being able to shape-shift. But we didn't want him to be fighting bad guys because we'd done stuff like that already. We wanted to have him going somewhere that would have been easy for Odo to get to if he could morph. So we put him and [[Quark]] up against the elements and had them climb a mountain''." (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
 
* A major motivator for this episode was to deal with [[Odo]]'s new status as a [[solids|solid]]. According to [[Robert Hewitt Wolfe]], "''we wanted to do an episode emphasizing Odo's Human frailty, showing the effects on him of not being able to shape-shift. But we didn't want him to be fighting bad guys because we'd done stuff like that already. We wanted to have him going somewhere that would have been easy for Odo to get to if he could morph. So we put him and [[Quark]] up against the elements and had them climb a mountain''." (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
 
 
===Production===
 
===Production===
[[File:Allan Kroeker directing 'The Ascent'.jpg|thumb|[[Allan Kroeker]] sets up a shot during the location shoot of "The Ascent"]]
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[[File:Allan Kroeker directing 'The Ascent'.jpg|thumb|[[Allan Kroeker]] sets up a shot during the location shoot of "The Ascent".]]
 
* The outdoor scenes for this episode were filmed on {{w|Mt. Whitney}}, a 14,500' mountain in central California. (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
 
* The outdoor scenes for this episode were filmed on {{w|Mt. Whitney}}, a 14,500' mountain in central California. (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
* Normally, Armin Shimerman has no problems with the Quark prosthetics, but shooting on this particular location proved different. When they arrived for the first day of shooting, the pressure inside the Quark head became too much for Shimerman and he nearly passed out. At first, there were fears that the entire episode may have to be pulled, but the on-set medic had actually prepared for altitude reactions and was able to ensure that Shimerman could shoot. According to Shimerman, "''the medic's the hero of that episode''." (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
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* Normally, [[Armin Shimerman]] has no problems with the [[Quark]] prosthetics, but shooting on this particular location proved different. When they arrived for the first day of shooting, the pressure inside the Quark head became too much for Shimerman and he nearly passed out. At first, there were fears that the entire episode may have to be pulled, but the on-set medic had actually prepared for altitude reactions and was able to ensure that Shimerman could shoot. According to Shimerman, "''the medic's the hero of that episode''." (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
* [[Odo]]'s inquiry as to how it could be so cold when the sun is shining was added on-set because of the excellent weather during production. Although it was supposed to be freezing cold on-camera, in reality, temperatures went as high as 65 °F/18 °C, making shooting extremely uncomfortable for both Armin Shimerman and Rene Auberjonois. To make it look colder than it actually was, director of photography [[Kris Krosskove]] used a very wide lens and a filter to give the film an "icy" look. In the evenings he used a neutralizing filter to tone down the orange-ness of the setting sun, while for the telecine transfer, Krosskove told the lab to keep the color spectrum towards blue to enhance the frigid tone he wanted. (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
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* [[Odo]]'s inquiry as to how it could be so cold when the sun is shining was added on-set because of the excellent weather during production. Although it was supposed to be freezing cold on-camera, in reality, temperatures went as high as 65 &deg;F/18 &deg;C, making shooting extremely uncomfortable for both [[Armin Shimerman]] and [[Rene Auberjonois]]. To make it look colder than it actually was, director of photography [[Kris Krosskove]] used a very wide lens and a filter to give the film an "icy" look. In the evenings he used a neutralizing filter to tone down the orange-ness of the setting sun, while for the telecine transfer, Krosskove told the lab to keep the color spectrum towards blue to enhance the frigid tone he wanted. (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
 
*Rene Auberjonois enjoyed the location filming, commenting "''that was fun because it meant at night afterwards we'd all have dinner together and hang out together, which doesn't usually happen''". (''Section 31 Hidden File 02, [[DS9 Season 5 DVD]])
 
*Rene Auberjonois enjoyed the location filming, commenting "''that was fun because it meant at night afterwards we'd all have dinner together and hang out together, which doesn't usually happen''". (''Section 31 Hidden File 02, [[DS9 Season 5 DVD]])
 
===Reception===
 
===Reception===
 
*Rene Auberjonois commented "''That was great for us to really get to work together, because Armin and I are very dear friends''". (''Section 31 Hidden File 02, [[DS9 Season 5 DVD]])
 
*Rene Auberjonois commented "''That was great for us to really get to work together, because Armin and I are very dear friends''". (''Section 31 Hidden File 02, [[DS9 Season 5 DVD]])
 
===Trivia===
 
===Trivia===
* This is the final episode to regularly feature the [[Starfleet uniform (late 2360s-early 2370s)|original ''DS9''-style uniforms]] originally created for the series that were introduced in the premiere episode, {{e|Emissary}}. From the next episode {{e|Rapture}} onward, the ''DS9''-style uniforms are replaced by the [[Starfleet uniform (2370s)|new uniforms]] that were introduced in ''[[Star Trek: First Contact]]''. However, they would continue to be used for the duration of {{s|VOY}}, due to the ''Voyager'' crew being stranded in the [[Delta Quadrant]]. The old ''DS9'' uniforms were seen on ''Deep Space Nine'' three times more: in {{e|In Purgatory's Shadow}} and {{e|By Inferno's Light}} (worn by Bashir, captured before the uniform change) and in the flashback scenes of {{e|What You Leave Behind}}.
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* This is the final episode to regularly feature the [[Starfleet uniform (late 2360s-early 2370s)|''DS9''-style uniforms]] originally created for the series that were introduced in the premiere episode, {{e|Emissary}}. From the next episode {{e|Rapture}} onward, the ''DS9''-style uniforms are replaced by the [[Starfleet uniform (2370s)|new uniforms]] that were introduced in ''[[Star Trek: First Contact]]''. However, they would continue to be used for the duration of {{s|5}}, due to the ''Voyager'' crew being stranded in the [[Delta Quadrant]]. The old uniforms were seen on ''Deep Space Nine'' three times more: in {{e|In Purgatory's Shadow}} and {{e|By Inferno's Light}} (worn by Bashir, captured before the uniform change) and in the flashback scenes of {{e|What You Leave Behind}}.
 
* [[Quark]] offers to teach [[Odo]] to play [[Fizzbin]]. This card game was invented by [[James T. Kirk]] in [[2268]] in {{TOS|A Piece of the Action}}.
 
* [[Quark]] offers to teach [[Odo]] to play [[Fizzbin]]. This card game was invented by [[James T. Kirk]] in [[2268]] in {{TOS|A Piece of the Action}}.
 
* Jake's story that Nog proofreads in this episode shares the same title as the series' second episode, {{e|Past Prologue}}.
 
* Jake's story that Nog proofreads in this episode shares the same title as the series' second episode, {{e|Past Prologue}}.
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=== Starring ===
 
=== Starring ===
* [[Avery Brooks]] as {{Captain}} [[Benjamin Sisko|Sisko]]
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* [[Avery Brooks]] as {{dis|Captain|rank}} [[Benjamin Sisko|Sisko]]
   
 
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===References===
 
===References===
[[arrest]]; [[backpack]]; [[Bajor]]; [[Bajoran]]; [[Bajoran wormhole]]; [[boot]]; [[brooch]]; [[businessman]]; [[cadet barracks]]; [[carry]]; [[class L]]; [[cliché]]; {{dis|cloak|clothing}}; {{dis|club|organization}}; [[Constable]]; [[cremation]]; [[customs inspector]]; [[customs inspection]]; {{USSr|Defiant|2370}}; [[dabo girl]]; [[deafness]]; [[deck]]; [[Divine Treasury]]; [[domjot]]; [[even number]]; [[fascism]]; [[Federation Grand Jury]]; [[Ferengi]]; [[Ferengi Commerce Authority]]; [[field study]]; "[[finders, keepers]]"; [[fizzbin]]; [[foot]]; [[grammar]]; [[gym]]; [[hand]]; [[heart]]; [[heaven]]; [[holosuite]]; [[Inferna Prime]]; [[IV drip]]; [[latinum]]; [[lightning]]; "[[lights out]]"; [[long range scanner]]; [[lung]]s; "[[make love]]"; [[mechanical engineering]]; [[membership fee]]; [[Morn]]; [[navigational array]]; [[odd number]]; [[orange juice]]; [[Orion]]; [[Orion Syndicate]]; {{dis|pi|number}}; [[pigsty]]; {{dis|plot|event}}; [[poison]]; [[poly-nutrient solution]]; [[preposition]]; [[punctuation]]; [[Quark's]]; [[ration pack]]; [[Replimat]]; [[rhythm]]; {{USSr|Rio Grande}}; [[roommate]]; [[root beer]]; [[runabout]]; [[shoulder]]; [[signal booster]]; [[skin]]; [[snail juice]]; [[sonic shower]]; [[sophomore]]; [[space]]; [[spelling]]; [[square root]]; [[Starbase 137]]; [[Starfleet Academy]]; [[station regulation]]; [[survival suit]]; [[temperature]]; [[throat]]; [[thunder]]; [[transporter buffer]]; [[travois]]; [[Vorian pterodactyl]]; [[vacuum-desiccation]]; ''[[Vulcan Love Slave]]''; [[wood]]
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[[arrest]]; [[backpack]]; [[Bajor]]; [[Bajoran]]; [[Bajoran wormhole]]; [[boot]]; [[brooch]]; [[cadet barracks]]; [[carry]]; [[class L]]; [[cliché]]; {{dis|cloak|clothing}}; {{dis|club|organization}}; [[Constable]]; [[cremation]]; [[customs inspector]]; [[customs inspection]]; {{USSr|Defiant|2370}}; [[dabo girl]]; [[deafness]]; [[deck]]; [[Divine Treasury]]; [[domjot]]; [[fascism]]; [[Federation Grand Jury]]; [[Ferengi]]; [[Ferengi Commerce Authority]]; [[field study]]; "[[finders, keepers]]"; [[fizzbin]]; [[foot]]; [[grammar]]; [[gym]]; [[hand]]; [[heart]]; [[heaven]]; [[holosuite]]; [[Inferna Prime]]; [[IV drip]]; [[latinum]]; [[lightning]]; "[[lights out]]"; [[long range scanner]]; [[lung]]s; [[membership fee]]; [[Morn]]; [[navigational array]]; [[orange juice]]; [[Orion]]; [[Orion Syndicate]]; {{dis|pi|number}}; [[pigsty]]; {{dis|plot|event}}; [[poison]]; [[poly-nutrient solution]]; [[preposition]]; [[punctuation]]; [[Quark's]]; [[ration pack]]; [[Replimat]]; [[rhythm]]; {{USSr|Rio Grande}}; [[roommate]]; [[root beer]]; [[runabout]]; [[shoulder]]; [[signal booster]]; [[skin]]; [[snail juice]]; [[sonic shower]]; [[sophomore]]; [[space]]; [[spelling]]; [[square root]]; [[Starbase 137]]; [[Starfleet Academy]]; [[station regulation]]; [[survival suit]]; [[temperature]]; [[throat]]; [[thunder]]; [[transporter buffer]]; [[travois]]; [[Vorian pterodactyl]]; [[vacuum]]; ''[[Vulcan Love Slave]]''; [[wood]]
   
 
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