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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When Sisko and Dax cross into the Gamma Quadrant for the first time, the computer incorrectly identifies the nearest star system as a ternary system. It says that the star system is comprised of twin O-type companions. A ternary (also called trinary) system would have three stars in it, as this one only has two it would be called a binary star system. Also it seems highly unlikely that Sisko and Dax would know this system from memory, it's a obscure, uninhabited star system over 70,000 light-years from Federation space and has only been scanned by long range sensor probes, yet some how they both know off the top of their heads where this star system is. 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 »