Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 1, Episode 1

Emissary (3 Jan. 1993)

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When the troubled Commander Sisko takes command of a surrendered space station, he learns that it borders a unique stable wormhole.

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Commander Benjamin Sisko, whose life has changed after his wife was killed in the battle with the Borg at Wolf 359, is to take command of the space station Deep Space Nine near Bajor. The station was built by the Cardassians, but recently taken over by the Bajorans after a very oppressive occupation of their planet was ended. Sisko has one hell of a task before him. The station is in ruins after the Cardassians stripped it, merchants are preparing to leave and its Bajoran commander major Kira Nerys seems to dislike the Federation. When Sisko gets to talk with Kai Opaka, the Bajoran religious leader, she tells him he is the long awaited emissary and shows him a 'Tear of the Prophet', a mysterious looking orb that enables him to relive memories. Kai Opaka tells the other orbs were stolen by the Cardassians looking for the Celestial Temple. She urges the DS9 commander to find it before they do. After science officer Jadzia Dax, a Trill, thinks she has found the possible location, she and... Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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The "Battle of Wolf 359" prologue takes place concurrently with one of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)'s most famous miniseries: Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds: Part 1 (1990)/Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds: Part 2 (1990). That miniseries aired in 1990, three years before this production "Emissary". The Battle scenes in "Emissary" are based on a subplot written for "The Best of Both Worlds," when it was planned to have 3 parts rather than just 2, but were not filmed in 1990 due to budget constraints. Thus this "Emissary" is the first time when the much-discussed Battle was finally shown to viewers rather than simply talked about. See more »

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During the attack, a supposedly solid fallen girder or column on the Promenade is seen to bend like foam when someone lands on it. See more »

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Locutus of Borg: Resistance is futile. You will disarm your weapons and escort us to sector 0-0-1. If you attempt to intervene, we will destroy you.
Vulcan Captain: Red alert. Load all torpedo bays, ready phasers.
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Spoofed in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Prophet Motive (1995) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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7 August 1999 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

Emissary is a very good start for Deep Space Nine. It shows hoe Deep Space Nine has conflict and is darker than it's "older brother" the Next Generation. A fascinating thing about Emissary, is how it takes us back to the Next Generation two parter, Beast of Both Worlds. And the use of Picard in this adds to the fun.


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