The Way of the Warrior1 is a feature length episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine2. It was the opening story of the show’s fourth season. It changed the status quo of the series with the introduction of a new main character, Lieutenant Commander Worf3, and the beginnings of war with the Klingon Empire4. The Klingons are the warriors referred to in the title and their displeasure with the peace treaty with the Federation5 is what drives the action. This essay will explore the development of the story by the use of three analytical works: The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler6, Inside Story the Power of the Transformation Arc by Dara Marks7 and The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri.8
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