Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is an American science fiction television series created by Rick Berman and Michael Piller for syndication. It is a spin off of Star Trek. It ran from January 3, 1993 to June 2, 1999 for seven seasons. It spun off Star Trek: Voyager.
Series summary Edit
Starfleet Captain Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks) is sent to oversee space station Deep Space Nine, formerly owned by the brutal Cardassian race and used - among other things - to keep an eye on the planet Bajor, which the Cardassians oppressed. This tense political situation is made even more complicated by the presence of a wormhole next to the station, which leads to a distant part of space. Soon, Sisko and his allies including his Bajoran first officer Kira Nerys (Nana Visitor), shape-shifting security officer Odo (René Auberjonois), chief medical officer Julian Bashir (Alexander Siddig), chief science officer Jadzia Dax (Terry Farrell), and chief engineer O'Brien (Colm Meaney) - find themselves facing a threat from beyond the wormhole, as well as potential invasion by the Cardassian Empire.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is a direct spin-off of Star Trek: The Next Generation and indirect spin-off of Star Trek. In the pilot, Miles O'Brien from The Next Generation became a main cast member and Captain Jean-Luc Picard made a special appearance. Worf, also from The Next Generation, became a main cast member later in the series.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine spun off Star Trek: Voyager with Quark appearing in the pilot.
Franchise connections Edit
Several guest characters from The Next Generation appeared on Deep Space Nine.
- Keiko O'Brien, played by Rosalind Chao, became an often recurring character along with Molly O'Brien.
- Lwaxana Troi, played by Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, appeared in three episodes. She marries Odo in her last appearance.
- Q, the antagonist played by John de Lancie, appeared in "Q-Less".
- Thomas Riker, William Riker's transporter clone played by Jonathan Frakes, appeared in "Defiant".
- Kurn, Worf's brother played by Tony Todd, appeared in "Sons of Mogh".
Westphall diconnection Edit
Later episodes contain a recurring character Vic Fontaine, a holosuite character based upon an in-universe famous crooner and Las Vegas lounge singer from the 1960s. The "real" Vic Fontaine is mentioned on the series Vegas (2013) starring Dennis Quaid.