|Star Trek: Banshee Squadron episode|
|"Absalom West and the Hijackers"|
- Explosive decompression was a nasty way to die, but it was the price they paid for their assumptions.
No one believes West's outrageous story, and the crowd disperses. Quark comments how odd it was that an anonymous person turned in a Varon-T rifle to station security that morning.
- This story was written in response to a writing challenge I read on the Internet somewhere. The challenge was to write a story beginning with the sentence, "They say explosive decompression is a nasty way to die, but it was the price they paid for their assumption."
- This is the first Absalom West spinoff episode, and establishes West as a teller of tall tales. Or are his crazy stories actually true...?
- The canon Bajor system has eight confirmed planets. In non-canon, the Bajor system has fourteen planets. West claimed to be orbiting planet twelve.