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The Search, Part I 

Instead of waiting for the Jem'Hadar to attack, Sisko wants to try a different tactic; he wants to take a new class starship to try to find the Founders.

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Kim Friedman

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Avery Brooks ... Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Salome Jens ... Female Shapeshifter
Martha Hackett ... T'Rul
John Fleck ... Ornithar
Ken Marshall ... Lt. Commander Michael Eddington (as Kenneth Marshall)
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Storyline

The crew of the station is preparing for an expected attack of the Jem'Hadar, but the prognosis are not looking good. Within two hours, the station will be taken over. Suddenly a cloaked ship is detected very close to the station. They are being hailed by captain Sisko. He's on board of the Defiant, a prototype of a new class of starships, a warship specifically designed to fight the Borg. The ship is flawed, but equipped with cloaking technology borrowed from the Romulans. Sisko and Starfleet's idea is not to wait for the Jem'Hadar to attack, but to penetrate into the Dominion's territory to in order to locate the Founders, and try to solve matters diplomatically. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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First appearance of the new style of Starfleet combadges. See more »

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When Kira and Odo arrive at the Founder planet inside the nebula, Kira states there is no star system and the planet is a rogue planet (to which Odo agrees). However, when the shuttle is shown landing, a very prominent star is shown, lighting half the planet. This would not be the case if the planet wasn't part of a system. Except in the event this is a so-called "star nursery", where new stars are being formed from and within the cloud of gas and dust. See more »

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[Odo has rescued Kira from the Jem'Hadar and escaped with her in a shuttle]
Major Kira: Where are we?
Odo: We're approaching the Omarion Nebula.
Major Kira: You should have taken us back to the wormhole.
Odo: You didn't object at the time.
Major Kira: I was unconscious!
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Featured in Star Trek: First Contact Review (2009) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Thems a lot 'o changes....
19 December 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

With the final episode of the previous season, the Federation came into contact with the Dominion's soldiers, the Jem'Hadar. These super-soldiers are insanely powerful, 100% dedicated to their masters and see humans as worthless maggots. And, in battle, the Jem'Hadar seriously kicked the Federation's butts! So, when season three begins, there are some big changes in store in order to meet this awful threat.

Commander Sisko is away doing briefings with Starfleet. When he returns, he has a HUGE surprise for everyone...a new ship! The USS Defiant is a very small but insanely powerful ship designed to meet the threat of the Borg. But, now that the Borg threat seems to have gone, it's to be based at Deep Space 9 in order to help protect it. But the biggest surprise is that this super-ship has a cloaking device--and a Romulan officer to serve on her!! Obviously the Romulans now consider the Dominion to be a greater threat than the Federation. Plus, over the last few seasons of "Star Trek: The Next Generation", the Federation has done a lot to improve relationships with their old enemies.

This two-part episode concerns the Defiant's first mission into the Gamma Quadrant. The plan is to sneak through the wormhole and take the attack to the Jem'Hadar and hopefully find their masters, the Founders--who are the real force behind the Dominion. Unfortunately, the ship, though powerful, fairs VERY poorly and Odo and Kira escape in a pod...seemingly before the ship is destroyed.

Chock full of excitement and violent--that's what I like in this series. While it took a long time to happen,...it's here! Well worth seeing.


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26 September 1994 (USA) See more »

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