The Orb 72: It's a Trap! / by Trek fm

The Battle of the Omarion Nebula.

The build up to the Dominion War was a slow one, with hints about the Founders and skirmishes with the Jem'Hadar setting the stage. But it wasn't a one-sided affair. Fearful of the Dominion, the intelligence services of the Cardassian Union and the Romulan Empire—the Obsidian Order and the Tal Shiar—teamed up for a preemptive strike against the Founders' homeworld. It was a bold plan to annihilate the Changelings before they could invade the Alpha Quadrant. What they didn't know was that they were walking into a trap.

In this episode of The Orb, hosts Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing discuss the first major battlefield engagement between the Dominion and the Alpha/Beta Powers, the state of cold war between the Dominion and the Federation, and the motivations on both sides of the conflict that led to the battle.

Running Time: 41 minutes 58 seconds


Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing


Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones


Associate Producers

Ruth Ward and Lisa Stevens



Setting the Scene (5:13)
Preemptive Strike (8:41)
Cold War Machinations (19:49)
Playing Into the Bigger Battle (28:37)
Closing (33:43)


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