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
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)
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