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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Original Feature Length Pilot Episode
3 January 1993 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?
After the attack on the station, Dr. Bashir makes Odo compress a man's wound to stop it from bleeding. This scene, which does not appear in the two-part version, alludes to M*A*S*H
, in which Rene Auberjonois
's character, Father Mulcahy, is called on to do the same thing during an operation. See more
During the attack on the USS Saratoga, we see the Borg cube fire a phaser at the ventral (bottom) side of the ship, yet when Sisko asks for a damage report, the Bolian officer says "Damage to Decks 1-4". Decks 1-4 would be on the dorsal (top) side of the ship, which was not where the Borg phaser was shown to strike at. See more
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.
Red alert. Load all torpedo bays, ready phasers.
"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title"
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more