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 had been built by the Cardassians, as Terok Nor, but recently taken over by the Bajorans after a very oppressive occupation of their planet was ended. Sisko's task: The station had been left in ruins - stripped by the Cardassians after they withdrew. 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 of the Bajorans. Once Commander Sisko arrives with his teen-aged son, Jake, they're introduced to the constable of DS9, a 'shape-shifter' named Odo, and Quark, a Ferengi, who, as owner of the bar on the stations promenade, is also head of the Promenade's Merchant Association. Soon, the Federation's science officer, Jadzia ...Written by
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Being set in a specific place, as opposed to a show on the move, "Emissary" and its subsequent series presents the first (and so far only) Trek premise in which the main setting is not a starship, being set instead aboard space station Deep Space 9. See more »
When Sisko and Dax cross into the Gamma Quadrant for the first time, the computer incorrectly identifies the nearest star system as a ternary system. It says that the star system is comprised of twin O-type companions. A ternary (also called trinary) system would have three stars in it, as this one only has two it would be called a binary star system. Also it seems highly unlikely that Sisko and Dax would know this system from memory, it's a obscure, uninhabited star system over 70,000 light-years from Federation space and has only been scanned by long range sensor probes, yet some how they both know off the top of their heads where this star system is. 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.
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The two-hour pilot was cut into two parts for re-airing during the DS9 run, and in syndicated reruns. See more »
I'll start by saying it is a nice change from the constant problems of starships. To make the setting a ramshackle space station that has been decimated by its previous tenants, makes for a new dynamic. We are also informed of a race of people, the Bejorans, whose population is living in poverty and despair, waiting for their religious leader to gain some sort of stability and avoid a civil war. The space station has a Bejoran woman running the show and a shape shifter, Odo, who is a constable. There are so many others and so many plot lines set up that it would be silly to try to mention them all. Mostly, the hero is a man who is putting his life together after losing his wife to a Borg attack. He starts out with a huge weight, unhappy at the assignment to get DS9 back in line. I appears to be quite promising. I saw a few episodes when it came out, but missed any continuity.
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