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Emissary 

When the troubled Commander Sisko takes command of a surrendered space station, he learns that it borders a unique stable wormhole.

Director:

David Carson

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Commander Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lieutenant Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard / Locutus of Borg
Camille Saviola ... Kai Opaka
Felecia M. Bell ... Jennifer Sisko
Marc Alaimo ... Gul Dukat
Joel Swetow ... Gul Jasad
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
Stephen Davies ... Tactical Officer
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Storyline

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 (imdb@tiele.nl)

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The Original Feature Length Pilot Episode


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1993 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
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.
Vulcan Captain: Red alert. Load all torpedo bays, ready phasers.
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Alternate Versions

The two-hour pilot was cut into two parts for re-airing during the DS9 run, and in syndicated reruns. See more »

Connections

Featured in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine': Behind the Scenes (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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A legend is born
7 August 1999 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

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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