Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Reviews of Deep Space Nine were written from 1994-1999 during the original run of the series, with seasons 1 and 2 reviewed retrospectively during a brief period in 1997 (hence the shorter format). Note: All reviews contain spoilers.

Content Listing

Season 1 (1993)

  • 1/4/1993. Emissary 3.5 stars. — On the eve of the discovery of the wormhole and his new role in Bajoran mythos, a reluctant Commander Benjamin Sisko takes the first steps in building a relationship between Bajor and the Federation.
  • 1/11/1993. Past Prologue 3 stars. — Kira finds her loyalties divided when a Bajoran extremist wanted by the Cardassians comes to the station with questionable intentions.
  • 1/18/1993. A Man Alone 2 stars. — When the return of a man Odo sent to prison years earlier leads to his murder aboard the station, Odo becomes the prime suspect and a target for harassment.
  • 1/25/1993. Babel 2.5 stars. — A deadly virus created by the Bajorans 18 years earlier inadvertently breaks loose aboard the station, and prompts a race against the clock to find a cure.
  • 2/1/1993. Captive Pursuit 3 stars. — When O'Brien befriends the station's first visitor from the Gamma Quadrant, he learns that the mysterious alien is on the run from determined pursuers.
  • 2/8/1993. Q-Less 2.5 stars. — A Runabout crew's discovery in the Gamma Quadrant of Q's former companion Vash leads Q to come to DS9 with questionable intentions.
  • 2/15/1993. Dax 3.5 stars. — Jadzia Dax is charged with a murder that her symbiont's previous host Curzon allegedly committed. Now an extradition hearing may decide whether Jadzia can be held responsible for the actions of a previous life.
  • 2/22/1993. The Passenger 2.5 stars. — A dangerous killer dies in an apparent accident, but the security officer providing his transport to prison believes the criminal's consciousness may have yet survived.
  • 3/15/1993. Move Along Home 2.5 stars. — When alien gamblers from the Gamma Quadrant come to the station, they bring with them a device that makes Sisko, Kira, Dax, and Bashir the pawns in a dangerous game—and Quark, as the game player, may be the only one who can see them to safety.
  • 3/20/1993. The Nagus 3 stars. — Grand Nagus Zek, the leader of Ferengi society, comes to DS9 to oversee the introduction of a Ferengi business presence in the Gamma Quadrant and announce Quark as his successor.
  • 4/19/1993. Vortex 3.5 stars. — A wanted man from the Gamma Quadrant with questionable motives reveals to Odo stories about other "Changelings," which may hold clues to Odo's mysterious origin.
  • 4/26/1993. Battle Lines 3 stars. — Sisko, Kira, and Bashir take Kai Opaka through the wormhole for a brief excursion in the Gamma Quadrant. But when they crash-land on a desolate planet, they find a divided, warring penal colony where no one ever dies.
  • 5/3/1993. The Storyteller 3 stars. — When O'Brien and Bashir beam down to a Bajoran village, the community selects O'Brien as their next Sirah—expecting him to save them from a menacing entity.
  • 5/10/1993. Progress 3 stars. — Kira finds herself in a difficult moral situation when her job demands she force an adamant Bajoran man from his home in the name of progress.
  • 5/17/1993. If Wishes Were Horses 2 stars. — The DS9 crew's own imaginations cause mysterious beings with unknown intentions to appear on the station.
  • 5/22/1993. The Forsaken 2.5 stars. — Odo and Lwaxanna Troi come to a mutual understanding when a computer malfunction causes them to become trapped in a turbolift.
  • 5/31/1993. Dramatis Personae 2.5 stars. — An alien "telepathic matrix" causes the DS9 crew to re-enact an ancient power struggle, leading Kira to attempt mutiny and overthrow Sisko.
  • 6/14/1993. Duet 4 stars. — Kira hopes to find justice when she arrests a believed Cardassian war criminal responsible for the genocide at a horrific Bajoran labor camp.
  • 6/21/1993. In the Hands of the Prophets 3.5 stars. — The Federation and Bajoran people of DS9 fall into conflict when a Bajoran religious extremist comes to the station and challenges the secular teachings of Keiko O'Brien's school.
  • First Season Recap — Some brief comments about season one as a whole and a ranking of the episodes.

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