In the vicinity of the liberated planet of Bajor, the Federation space station Deep Space Nine guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the galaxy.
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 Captain Benjamin Sisko / ... (173 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Odo / ... (173 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Jake Sisko / ... (173 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Dr. Julian Bashir / ... (173 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Chief Miles O'Brien / ... (173 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Major Kira Nerys / ... (173 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Quark / ... (173 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax / ... (150 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Lt. Commander Worf / ... (102 episodes, 1995-1999)
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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 Matthew D. Wilson <mdw1900@rit.edu>

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At the edge of the Final Frontier, the Universe's greatest mystery is about to unfold!


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Trivia

The "Maquis" was actually the name of the French resistance fighters during World War 2. See more »

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During the opening title sequence, the wormhole is shown at inconsistent angles to how it looks as the crew observe it from the station's windows. In the title sequence, the wormhole is angled upward at approximately a 40° angle. When the crew observes it from the station, it's pointed down at about a 260° angle. See more »

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Gowron: Think of it! Five years ago no one had ever heard of Bajor or Deep Space Nine, and now, all our hopes rest here!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Best show ever
20 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I will say it started off kinda strange. most star trek series is spent having adventures on a star ship. This series for the most part stays on Deep space nine. Although there is still plenty of adventure. The thing that really makes this show so good is its large cast. It has many reoccurring secondary characters that help the the space station seem like a fascinating place for the show to take place. This story is much darker and more thought provoking than the other series. This series has so many things going for it.

Characters actually grow and change realistically and has reoccurring villains that have real depth and you never know quite what they are going to do. kai Winn and gul dukat both grow and change from series beginning to end and are the best villains ever.

This show has depth. It not all simple good guy and bad guy. There are complex motives behind many of the bad guys. Even the federation does some very bad things when they are in dire situations. People really have to live with the choices they have made. Problems from one episode don't just end with the episode like with TNG or the OS. you have to watch this from episode 1 to the end in order.

This show is still very relevant today. Terrorism, genocide, martial law are all seen in this series.


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