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Synopsis: Commander Sisko and his son move to a station in orbit of Bajor for his new position. There appears to be more than a Starfleet assignment involved here, though.


Reaction: This is a fine first season. The show took a little while finding its own unique style, but this is a solid beginning.


Personal Rating: 7/10


Highlights
"Captive Pursuit" and "Duet"

Select Guest Cast
Amy Benedict => Woman (The Storyteller)
Gina Philips => Varis (The Storyteller)
Jim Jansen => Faren (The Storyteller)
Jordan Lund => Woban (The Storyteller)
Kay E. Kuter => Sirah (The Storyteller)
Lawrence Monoson => Hovath (The Storyteller)
Ann Gillespie => Nurse Jabara (Babel)
Jack Kehler => Jaheel (Babel)
Matthew Faison => Surmak Ren (Babel)
Anne Haney => Renora (Dax)
Fionnula Flanagan => Enina Tandro (Dax)
Gregory Itzin => Ilon Tandro (Dax)
Richard Lineback => Selin Peers (Dax)
Annie O'Donnell => Keena (Progress)
Brian Keith => Mullibok (Progress)
Nicholas Worth => Lissepian Captain (Progress)
Terrence Evans => Baltrim (Progress)
Barbara March => Lursa (Past Prologue)
Gwynyth Walsh => B'Etor (Past Prologue)
Kevin Grevioux => Security Officer (Past Prologue)
Susan Bay => Admiral (Past Prologue)
Vaughn Armstrong => Gul Danar (Past Prologue)
Benita Marti => Anara (as Benita Andre) (The Forsaken)
Constance Towers => Taxco (The Forsaken)
Jack Shearer => Vadosia (The Forsaken)
Majel Barrett => Lwaxana Troi (The Forsaken)
Michael Ensign => Lojal (The Forsaken)
Camille Saviola => Kai Opaka (Emissary)
Felecia M. Bell => Jennifer Sisko (Emissary)
Frank Owen Smith => Curzon (Emissary)
J.G. Hertzler => Vulcan Captain (as John Noah Hertzler) (Emissary)
Lynnda Ferguson => Doran (Emissary)
Patrick Stewart => Locutus of Borg / Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Emissary)
Chris Latta => Durg (as Christopher Collins) (The Passenger)
James Harper => Rao Vantika (The Passenger)
James Lashly => Lieutenant Primmin (The Passenger)
Julie Caitlin Brown => Ty Kajada (as Caitlin Brown) (The Passenger)
Cliff De Young => Croden (as Cliff DeYoung) (Vortex)
Randy Oglesby => Ah-Kel / Ro-Kel (Vortex)
Edward Albert => Zayra (as Edward Laurence Albert) (A Man Alone)
Stephen James Carver => Ibudan (A Man Alone)
Gerrit Graham => The Hunter (Captive Pursuit)
Scott MacDonald => Tosk (Captive Pursuit)
Harris Yulin => Marritza (Duet)
Norman Large => Kobheerian Captain (Duet)
Robin Christopher => Neela (Duet)
Tony Rizzoli => Kainon (Duet)
Jennifer Hetrick => Vash (Q-Less)
John de Lancie => Q (Q-Less)
Tom McCleister => Kolos (Q-Less)
Joel Brooks => Falow (Move Along Home)
Jonathan Banks => Shel-la (Battle Lines)
Patricia Tallman => Nima (Battle Lines)
Paul Collins => Zlangco (Battle Lines)
Keone Young => Buck Bokai (If Wishes Were Horses)
Michael J. Anderson => Rumpelstiltskin (as Michael John Anderson) (If Wishes Were Horses)
Lee Arenberg => Gral (The Nagus)
Lou Wagner => Krax (The Nagus)
Tiny Ron => Maihar'du (The Nagus)
Wallace Shawn => Zek (The Nagus)
Select Cast and Crew
Cliff Bole => Director
Corey Allen => Director
David Carson => Director
David Livingston => Director
James L. Conway => Director
Les Landau => Director
Paul Lynch => Director
Robert Legato => Director
Winrich Kolbe => Director
D.C. Fontana => Writer
Don Carlos Dunaway => Writer
Evan Somers => Writer
Frederick Rappaport => Writer
Ira Steven Behr => Writer
Jeanne Carrigan-Fauci => Writer
Jill Donner => Writer
Joe Menosky => Writer
Katharyn Powers => Writer
Kurt Michael Bensmiller => Writer
Lisa Rich => Writer
Michael McGreevey => Writer
Michael Piller => Writer
Morgan Gendel => Writer
Naren Shankar => Writer
Nell McCue Crawford => Writer
Peter Allan Fields => Writer
Richard Danus => Writer
Robert Hewitt Wolfe => Writer
Sam Rolfe => Writer
William Crawford => Writer
Dennis McCarthy => Composer
Gene Roddenberry => Creator, Original Series
Alexander Siddig => Doctor Bashir
Andrew Robinson => Garak
Armin Shimerman => Quark
Aron Eisenberg => Nog
Avery Brooks => Captain Sisko
Cirroc Lofton => Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney => Chief O'Brien
Hana Hatae => Molly O'Brien
Judi M. Durand => Cardassian Computer Voice
Louise Fletcher => Kai Winn
Majel Barrett => Federation Computer
Marc Alaimo => Gul Dukat
Mark Allen Shepherd => Morn
Max Grodénchik => Rom
Nana Visitor => Major Kira
Philip Anglim => Vedek Bareil
Rene Auberjonois => Odo
Rosalind Chao => Keiko O'Brien
Terry Farrell => Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Reportedly, Gene Roddenberry was made aware of plans for [DS9] not long before his death in 1991, making this the last [Star Trek] TV series that he was connected with.
  • Dax was originally envisioned as an alien from a low-gravity world forced to get around in a wheelchair and who flew around her quarters; the concept was scrapped and recycled into the character of Melora because the "flight" cables were too difficult to rig.
  • Wolf 359, mentioned as the battle site where Sisko lost his wife, is a real star that is 7.6 light years from Earth.
  • Alexander Siddig was producer/creator Rick Berman's first choice to play Benjamin Sisko, but he was eventually deemed too young. Instead, he got the role of the genetically-enhanced Julian Bashir.
  • In the episode {Man Alone}, the planet Alderaan is listed as a recent place visited by a murder victim. Alderaan is the planet destroyed by the Death Star in Star Wars.