Deep Space Nine

Series Summary

Theme

After 50 years of occupation by the Cardassians, the planet Bajor is now free again. But, because of the social, cultural, economic, and environmental devastation the Cardassians caused, the Bajoran people are in need of assistance from the Federation to help them rebuild. When they withdrew, the Cardassians left behind a space station that they had used to mine the planet. At the request of the Bajoran Provisional Government, Starfleet takes over the administration of the station, which they call Deep Space Nine (the Cardassian name for the station was Terok Nor). However, when the Starfleet officers arrive on Deep Space Nine, they find that the Cardassians basically trashed the place before they left. All major systems have to be repaired or replaced. However, not all political factions on Bajor accept Starfleet's presence, causing political turmoil on the planet.

Deep Space Nine is composed of a central Operations Center, a commercial area known as the Promenade, docking and service bays for visiting space vessels of all sizes, and a habitation ring. Although, at first the station was a virtual "ghost town" on the frontiers of explored space, the discovery of a stable wormhole close to Bajor has transformed Deep Space Nine into a hub for trade with the still mysterious Gamma Quadrant (a sector of the Galaxy that lies tens of thousands of light years away). But through the wormhole also comes trouble, in the form of the Dominion and its slave warriors, the Jem'Hadar, who pose one of the most dangerous threats ever faced by the races of the Alpha Quadrant.

DS9 Cast
Deep Space Nine season 4 cast

Ezri Dax
Ezri Dax - Season 7 cast

Deep Space Nine
Space station Deep Space 9

USS Defiant
The starship USS Defiant NX-74205

DS9 Poster
Captain Sisko vs the Jem'Hadar

[Photos copyrighted by Paramount Pictures Television]

The Main Cast

  • Captain Benjamin Sisko -- Avery Brooks
  • First Officer Kira Nerys -- Nana Visitor
  • Science Officer Jadzia Dax -- Terry Farrell (Seasons 1-6)
  • Dr. Julian Bashir -- Alexander Siddig (Siddig El Fadil)
  • Chief of Operations Miles O'Brien -- Colm Meaney
  • Security Chief Odo -- Rene Auberjonois
  • Commander Worf - Michael Dorn (Seasons 4-7)
  • Quark -- Armin Shimerman
  • Jake Sisko -- Cirroc Lofton
  • Keiko O'Brien -- Rosalind Chao
  • Garak -- Andrew Robinson
  • Gul Dukat -- Marc Alaimo
  • Rom -- Max Grodenchik
  • Nog -- Aron Eisenberg
  • Leeta -- Chase Masterson
  • Counselor Ezri Dax - Nicole deBoer (Season 7)

The Episodes

Season One

Emissary (2-Hour Premiere)                      01/03/93
Past Prologue                                   01/10/93
A Man Alone                                     01/17/93
Babel                                           01/24/93
Captive Pursuits                                01/31/93
Q Less                                          02/07/93
Dax                                             02/14/93
The Passenger                                   02/21/93
Move Along Home                                 03/14/93
The Nagus                                       03/21/93
Vortex                                          04/18/93
Battle Lines                                    04/25/93
Storyteller                                     05/02/93
Progress                                        05/09/93
If Wishes Were Horses                           05/16/93
The Foresaken                                   05/23/93
Dramatis Personae                               06/06/93
Duet                                            06/13/93
In the Hands of the Prophets                    06/20/93

Season Two

The Homecoming                                  09/25/93
The Circle                                      10/02/93
The Siege                                       10/09/93
Invasive Procedure                              10/16/93
Cardassians                                     10/23/93
Melora                                          10/30/93
Rules of Acquisition                            11/06/93
Necessary Evil                                  11/13/93
Second Sight                                    11/20/93
Sanctuary                                       11/27/93
Rivals                                          01/02/94
Alternate                                       01/09/94
Armageddon Game                                 01/30/94
Whispers                                        02/06/94
Paradise                                        02/13/94
Shadow Play                                     02/20/94
Playing God                                     02/27/94
Profit and Loss                                 03/20/94
Blood Oath                                      03/27/94
The Maqius (Part 1)                             04/24/94
The Maqius (Part 2)                             05/01/94
The Wire                                        05/08/94
Crossover                                       05/15/94
The Collaborator                                05/22/94
Tribunal                                        06/05/94
The Jem'Hadar                                   06/12/94

Season Three

The Search (Part 1)                             09/25/94
The Search (Part 2)                             10/02/94
The House of Quark                              10/09/94
Equilibrium                                     10/16/94
Second Skin                                     10/23/94
The Abandoned                                   10/30/94
Civil Defense                                   11/06/94
Meridian                                        11/13/94
Defiant                                         11/20/94
Fasincation                                     11/27/94
Past Tense (Part 1)                             01/01/95
Past Tense (Part 2)                             01/08/95
Life Support                                    01/29/95
Heart of Stone                                  02/05/95
Destiny                                         02/12/95
Profit Motive                                   02/19/95
Visionary                                       02/26/95
Distant Voices                                  04/09/95
Through the Looking Glass                       04/16/95
Improbable Cause                                04/23/95
The Die Is Cast                                 04/30/95
Explorers                                       05/07/95
Family Business                                 05/14/95
Shakaar                                         05/21/95
Facets                                          06/11/95
The Adversary                                   06/18/95

Season Four

The Way of the Warrior (2-Hour Special)         10/01/95
The Visitor                                     10/08/95
Hippocratic Oath                                10/15/95
Indiscretion                                    10/22/95
Rejoined                                        10/29/95
Little Green Men                                11/05/95
Starship Down                                   11/12/95
The Sword of Kahless                            11/19/95
Our Man Bashir                                  11/26/95
Homefront                                       12/31/96
Paradise Lost                                   01/07/96
Crossfire                                       01/28/96
Return to Grace                                 02/04/96
The Sons of Mogh                                02/11/96
The Bar Association                             02/18/96
Accession                                       02/25/96
Rules of Engagement                             04/07/96
Hard Time                                       04/14/96
Shattered Mirror                                04/21/96
The Muse                                        04/28/96
For the Cause                                   05/05/96
To the Death                                    05/12/96
The Quickening                                  05/19/96
Boby Parts                                      06/09/96
Broken Link                                     06/16/96

Season Five

Apocalypse Rising                               09/29/96
The Ship                                        10/06/96
Looking for Par'mach in All the Wrong Places    10/13/96
...Nor the Battle to the Strong                 10/20/96
The Assignment                                  10/27/96
Trials and Tribble-ations                       11/03/96
Let He Who Is Without Sin...                    11/10/96
Things Past                                     11/17/96
The Ascent                                      11/24/96
Rapture                                         12/29/96
The Darkness and the Light                      01/05/97
The Begotten                                    01/26/97
For the Uniform                                 02/02/97
In Purgatory's Shadow                           02/09/97
By Inferno's Light                              02/16/97
Doctor Bashir, I Presume                        02/23/97
A Simple Investigation                          03/30/97
Business as Usual                               04/06/97
Ties of Blood and Water                         04/13/97
Ferengi Love Songs                              04/20/97
Soldiers of the Empire                          04/27/97
Children of Time                                05/04/97
Blaze of Glory                                  05/11/97
Empok Nor                                       05/18/97
In the Cards                                    06/08/97
A Call to Arms                                  06/15/97

Season Six

A Time to Stand                                 09/28/97
Rocks and Shoals                                10/05/97
Sons and Daughters                              10/12/97
Behind the Lines                                10/19/97
Favor the Bold                                  10/26/97
The Sacrifice of Angels                         11/02/97
You Are Cordially Invited                       11/09/97
Resurrection                                    11/16/97
Statistical Probabilities                       11/23/97
The Magnificent Ferengi                         12/28/97
Waltz                                           01/04/98
Who Mourns for Morn?                            02/01/98
Far Beyond the Stars                            02/08/98
One Little Ship                                 02/15/98
Honor Among Thieves                             02/22/98
Change of Heart                                 03/01/98
Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night               03/29/98
Inquisition                                     04/05/98
In the Pale Moonlight                           04/12/98
His Way                                         04/19/98
The Reckoning                                   04/26/98
Valiant                                         05/03/98
Profit and Lace                                 05/10/98
Time's Orphan                                   05/17/98
The Sound of Her Voice                          06/07/98
Tears of the Prophets                           06/14/98

Season Seven

Image in the Sand                               09/27/98
Shadows and Symbols                             10/04/98
Afterimage                                      10/11/98
Take Me Out to the Holosuite                    10/18/98
Chrysalis                                       10/25/98
Treachery, Faith, and the Great River           11/01/98
Once More into the Breach                       11/08/98
The Siege of AR-558                             11/15/98
Covenant                                        11/22/98
It's Only a Paper Moon                          12/27/98
Prodigal Daughter                               01/03/99
The Emperor's New Cloak                         01/31/99
Field of Fire                                   02/07/99
Chimera                                         02/14/99
Badda-Bing Badda-Bang                           02/21/99
Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges                    02/28/99
Penumbra                                        04/04/99
'Til Death Do Us Part                           04/11/99
Strange Bedfellows                              04/18/99
The Changing Face of Evil                       04/25/99
When It Rains...                                05/02/99
Tacking into the Wind                           05/09/99
Extreme Measures                                05/16/99
The Dogs of War                                 05/23/99
What You Leave Behind (2-Hour Finale)           05/30/99

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