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 3 (1994-1995)

  • 9/26/1994. The Search, Part I 3.5 stars. — Hoping to negotiate peace with the Dominion before they launch an invasion of the Alpha Quadrant, Sisko takes a prototype Federation starship into the Gamma Quadrant to seek the Founders of the Dominion.
  • 10/3/1994. The Search, Part II 2 stars. — While Odo searches for his roots on a rogue planet in the Gamma Quadrant, Sisko must discover why Starfleet plans to sign a bogus treaty with the Dominion.
  • 10/10/1994. The House of Quark 3 stars. — The accidental death of a Klingon in Quark's bar leads the Klingon's family to chase Quark down and force him into a marriage with the widow.
  • 10/17/1994. Equilibrium 3 stars. — An imbalance between Dax's symbiont and host causes a rift in her personality that places her life in danger.
  • 10/24/1994. Second Skin 3.5 stars. — The Cardassians kidnap Kira and tell her she is really an undercover Cardassian operative whose appearance had been altered and memory erased.
  • 10/31/1994. The Abandoned 3 stars. — When an orphaned Jem'Hadar finds its way onto the station, Odo attempts to alter its violent nature.
  • 11/7/1994. Civil Defense 2 stars. — A buried anti-takeover program seizes control of DS9 and threatens the station with annihilation.
  • 11/14/1994. Meridian 2 stars. — Dax falls in love with a man on a phase-shifting world which may be on the verge of extinction. Back on the station, Quark tries to fill a "special order" holosuite program.
  • 11/21/1994. Defiant 3.5 stars. — During a seemingly routine visit to the station, Commander Riker steals the Defiant and invades Cardassian space with dangerous intentions.
  • 11/28/1994. Fascination 1 star. — A mysterious virus causes the DS9 characters to begin falling in love with each other on sight.
  • 1/2/1995. Past Tense, Part I 4 stars. — Sisko, Bashir and Dax find themselves lost in the 21st century just days before a pivotal moment in Earth's history.
  • 1/9/1995. Past Tense, Part II 3 stars. — The temporally displaced Starfleet officers must ensure history plays out correctly after having disrupted the time line with their presence.
  • 1/30/1995. Life Support 2.5 stars. — En route to DS9 to complete peace negotiations with the Cardassians, a shuttle accident critically injures Vedek Bareil. Bashir performs an experimental procedure in hopes of saving Bareil's life.
  • 2/6/1995. Heart of Stone 2.5 stars. — While tracking a Maquis terrorist on a rocky planet, Kira becomes trapped in a crystal that begins growing around and enclosing her body.
  • 2/13/1995. Destiny 3.5 stars. — Sisko finds his role as Emissary tested when a Bajoran prophecy states a mission with disastrous consequences lies at hand.
  • 2/20/1995. Prophet Motive 2 stars. — Quark must determine why Grand Nagus Zek has become a free-wheeling philanthropist.
  • 2/27/1995. Visionary 3 stars. — A large dose of radiation causes O'Brien to be pulled several hours into the future, where he witnesses his own death and worse.
  • 4/10/1995. Distant Voices 2.5 stars. — An alien attack leaves Bashir in a coma where he must utilize individual components of his personality to fight death.
  • 4/17/1995. Through the Looking Glass 3.5 stars. — Sisko must ally himself with the rebels of a parallel universe to free humanity from slavery.
  • 4/24/1995. Improbable Cause 4 stars. — An attempt on Garak's life leads Odo to investigate what may be one small piece of a very large, dangerous and startling puzzle.
  • 5/1/1995. The Die Is Cast 4 stars. — As a combined fleet of Romulan and Cardassian ships travel into the Gamma Quadrant to carry out a first strike against the Dominion, Sisko organizes a dangerous mission to search for Odo.
  • 5/8/1995. Explorers 3 stars. — Sisko and son Jake embark on an adventure to prove ancient Bajorans had the capability of interstellar space travel.
  • 5/15/1995. Family Business 2 stars. — When Quark's mother has been discovered earning profit, he must confront her or risk losing his entire business.
  • 5/22/1995. Shakaar 2.5 stars. — Kira becomes a fugitive when she rejoins Shakaar, the leader of her resistance cell from the Occupation, in defiance of Kai Winn's attempts to reclaim property belonging to the Provisional Government.
  • 6/12/1995. Facets 3 stars. — Jadzia undergoes her Zhian'tara, the Trill Rite of Closure, in which the previous hosts of her symbiont borrow the bodies of her friends and offer insights into her own personality.
  • 6/19/1995. The Adversary 3 stars. — On patrol of the Tzenkethe border, the Defiant is taken over by a Changeling spy who intends to start a war between the Tzenkethe and the Federation by launching an offensive on their territory.
  • Third Season Recap — A capsule review of each episode, their overall rankings in the season, and a brief discussion on the season as a whole.

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