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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Jonathan Frakes has appeared in all of the live-action Star Trek (1966) spin-offs. In addition to playing the role of Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), he also appeared on Star Trek: Voyager (1995) season two, episode eighteen, "Death Wish", as Commander William T. Riker. On this show, season three, episode nine, "Defiant", he reprised his role from Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) season six, episode twenty-four, "Second Chances" as Thomas Riker. On Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) season four, episode twenty-two, "These Are the Voyages...", he reprised his role as Commander William T. Riker set during Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) season seven, episode twelve, "The Pegasus". See more »
Several times, Starfleet or Bajoran military characters remove their comm badges to avoid location by the station computer. However, in one episode, Sisko uses the computer to find Jake, which means it must have a secondary location algorithm that, for some reason, never kicks in when it would be inconvenient to the plot. See more »
[referring to the people on DS9 during the threat of a Dominion invasion]
Look around. There's something in the air. People are scared.
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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 »
Several episodes were originally shown as 2-hour movies. They were later edited into two-part 60 minute episodes for later airings. See more »
Before Deep Space Nine aired back in 1993 I felt quite a bit of apprehension. How could they have a Star Trek series without a ship going off exploring? I wasn't going to watch it but being a fan Star Trek and Star Trek:The Next Generation I had to watch it.
I was pleasantly surprised by Deep Space Nine. The stories were fantastic. The writers were very imaginative-they had to be. There was no jetting off in starships from planet to planet. Everything was set on Deep Space Nine which made for more interesting storylines. And storylines continued throughout the season. Deep Space Nine was not like most sci-fi shows where starships leave a planet at the end of the episode and jet off to their next adventure. Instead, all the action came to Deep Space Nine instead.
The characters were good too and not all of them were buddies with each other. Avery Brooks made a good Commander and the talented Nana Visitor did a good job playing Kira. Two other memorable characters were the mysterious Odo and the slimy Quark.
If anyone wants to watch a thought provoking show without seeing starships jetting off from galaxy to galaxy then this is the show for you.
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