Two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, live together on a peaceful planet known as Caprica, where a startling breakthrough in artificial intelligence brings about unforeseen consequences. A spin-off of the Sci Fi Channel series "Battlestar Galactica" set 50 years prior to the events of that show.
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protects a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony of Earth.
Edward James Olmos,
Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.
A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive.
The stable wormhole discovered by the Deep Space Nine crew is known to the Bajoran people as the Celestial Temple of their Prophets. Sisko, as discoverer of the wormhole and its inhabitants, is therefore the Emissary of Bajoran prophesy. The wormhole's other end is in the Gamma Quadrant, halfway around the galaxy from Bajor. That section of space is dominated by the malevolent Dominion. The Dominion is led by the Changelings, the race of shapeshifters to which Odo belongs. As of the beginning of the sixth season, Cardassia has joined the Dominion, and together they are waging war on the Federation and their Klingon allies. The war is quickly becoming the most costly war ever for the Federation, and the Deep Space Nine crew must fight to protect their way of life. Written by
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In various episodes throughout the show's 6th and 7th seasons, there are several mentions of "good years" for blood wine, with vintages given in Earth years. Why would the Klingons measure the vintages of blood wine in Earth years, instead of Kronos years or Stardates? See more »
You don't have anything to hide, do you?
[Looks at Leeta as she walks past]
You certainly don't.
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The opening credits for "Emissary" lacked the wormhole opening that all future episodes featured. Starting with Season 4, the opening credits included additional spacecraft and activity around the station, including the Defiant flying into the wormhole. See more »
Prior to "Improbable Cause/The Die Is Cast," I had always compared DS9 to TNG, or DS9 to its then new sister show VOY...but no longer. :)
In your honest opinion, when do you believe that DS9 stopped simply being "at least as good as TNG..." to achieving the greatness that we all come to love and enjoy today?
Although the producers attempted it with "Past Tense, I & II" (it was more of a self-congratulatory pat on the back for the writers, but the earth didn't move, and it didn't generate the kind of buzz that "The Best of Both Worlds, I & II" produced, which they had hoped for, but simply did not happen, because oftentimes, you can't force lightning in a bottle..) for me, it happened when I saw "Improbable Cause/The Die Is Cast." At that moment, I realized that these very 2 episodes were something that I had never seen out of Star Trek before, and both episodes simply blew just about everything else out of the water! The dialogue-intense "Improbable Cause" and (at the time..) the f/x-heavy "The Die Is Cast" (Star Trek's 1st, all-out, full-blown fleet battle!!) packed a one-two punch that not even "Emissary," "The Best of Both Worlds, I & II," and "Past Tense, I & II" could beat in terms of sheer brilliance, awe, and execution. At that moment, I knew that there was no turning back for DS9. Prior to "Improbable Cause/The Die Is Cast," I had always compared DS9 to TNG, or DS9 to its then new sister show VOY...but no longer.
It feels good to know that (not coincidentally..) this occured at the exact moment Michael Piller handedover the baton to Ira Behr (the transfer of power happened between the 2 episodes..). If you want proof, just look how Behr allowed Avery Brooks to have a goatee in the following episode, the episodes were more action-packed (no longer limited to the once or twice a year "token action moments" in Piller's otherwise pacifistic approach..) and you hardly heard much technobabble from that moment onward...
Those 2 incredible episodes finally completely won me over that DS9 could stand on its own 2 feet, and create superior episodes that needed no comparisons whatsoever to its sister series TNG and VOY. Everything was uphill from there and onward...DS9 didn't have to prove itself to anybody, being free to showcase episodes without the limitations that constricted the show that came before it, and the shows that came after it.
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