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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Amongst the actors to read for the role of Captain Sisko were Carl Weathers and Eriq La Salle. James Earl Jones and Tony Todd were offered the role but declined. Todd (who appeared as Worf's brother Kurn on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)) made two appearances on this show; first as an elderly Jake Sisko in season four, episode three, "The Visitor", then as Kurn in season four, episode fifteen, "Sons of Mogh". He appeared in Star Trek: Voyager (1995) season four, episode sixteen, "Prey". See more »
In S1 E17 Major Kira switches from jacket and trousers to an all in one jumpsuit yet in several episodes she is suddenly wearing her light coloured top. See more »
[Bashir is trying to expose a Replicant disguised as O'Brien under the pretence of giving him a physical]
Any dizziness? Oversleeping? Lack of energy? Euphoria?
Yes! All of them! Especially euphoria! Lots of euphoria!
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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 »
As a writer I appreciate this Star Trek series more than all the others, the sheer intricacies of the various weaves of character's lives is beyond the imagination and follows the Vulcan Idic like no series ever did before nor after.
One constant of life is death,and deep space nine never tries to take you to far away from that simple reality,it doesn't hide in the points of view made, it's the braver series by far in terms of writing, mainly because it shatters the perfect veneer ,that most fans have, Star Trek does speak as a whole for a better future for humanity, but the galaxy is a huge place, with cultures beyond the count, and one day hopefully we will make contact, but in the meantime ds9 reminds us that while earth has become a paradise, maybe other places in the universe are struggling to reach theirs , life is not all sunshine and roses at least not yet, but this series offers more insight into the various races of Star Trek like no other series ever did, the depths they went to is in part a clue to the sheer brilliance of its writing, the interpersonal relationships that develop along the way seem almost a natural happenstance of real people put together in a real place ,such is the quality, sadly never to be repeated in my life time, the talents of the actors that portray this side of the trek universe do so with such passion ,it sells you , so if your ready to take the trip do so, but do it with eyes open ,there are more prospectives to learn from than just the great bird of the galaxy's , overall personally I believe that as a writer Gene Roddenberry would be proud that his creation both inspired others to write and to make other people think as an end result, Star Trek has taken on a life of its own , but of deep space nine I would simply say chun dol go daná , (to boldly go) and added it's own colour to the ever.growing tapestry started 50 years ago.
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