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
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The first officer aboard DS9 would have been Ro Laren, but she was replaced by Kira Nerys (Nana Visitor) because Michelle Forbes did not want to commit to a six-year contract working on DS9. Indeed, the reason the producers had decided to set the show on Bajor in the first place was because of Ro. See more »
The "Prophets", when speaking to each other, say "The creature must be destroyed before it destroys us", and "Destroy it now" when referring to Cisco, but the words "before" and "now" describe concepts of linear time, which the "Prophets" do not understand. 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 »
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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