8.4
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Syndication 1993

When the Cardassian occupation of Bajor ended in 2369, the mining space-station Terok Nor was left abandoned, its systems ripped out. By invitation of the provisional Bajoran government, Starfleet stepped in to oversee the rebuilding and day-to-day operations of the newly christened Deep Space Nine. DS9 soon became a center of travel and commerce thanks to a newly found stable wormhole leading to the largely unexplored Gamma Quadrant.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S5E6

#1 - Trials and Tribble-ations

8.55

Season 5 - Episode 6

Stardate:4523.7 While returning to Deep Space Nine with the Bajoran Orb of Time, the crew are thrown back to the 23rd Century. They must infiltrate the original Starship Enterprise in order to stop an undercover Klingon from poisoning a shipment of grain being carried.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 387 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S4E2

#2 - The Way of the Warrior (2)

8.51

Season 4 - Episode 2

The Klingons attack Cardassia in an attempt to overthrow the planet's newly installed civilian government. When the crew of Deep Space Nine saves the members of the new government, they fall under attack from the Klingons as well. Worf is transferred to Deep Space Nine.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 203 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S7E25

#3 - What You Leave Behind (1)

8.47

Season 7 - Episode 25

Stardate: Unknown Sisko launches the Federation/Klingon/Romulan attack against the Dominion on Cardassia. Kira, Damar and Garak destroy a power supply on Cardassia as the Cardassian population rises against the Dominion. Kai Winn asks Gul Dukat to join her in releasing the Pah-wraiths from the Fire Caves. Bashir and Ezri spend the night together on the eve of the war. The Founder Leader orders the execution of Damar, Garak and Kira after Jem'Hadar forces capture them; however, Cardassian forces free them. Meanwhile, on Bajor, Kai Winn recites from the Kosst Amojan in an attempt to release the Pah-wraiths.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 309 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S7E26

#4 - What You Leave Behind (2)

8.46

Season 7 - Episode 26

Stardate: Unknown Sisko launches the Federation/Klingon/Romulan attack against the Dominion on Cardassia. Kira, Damar and Garak destroy a power supply on Cardassia as the Cardassian population rises against the Dominion. Kai Winn asks Gul Dukat to join her in releasing the Pah-wraiths from the Fire Caves. Bashir and Ezri spend the night together on the eve of the war. The Founder Leader orders the execution of Damar, Garak and Kira after Jem'Hadar forces capture them; however, Cardassian forces free them. Meanwhile, on Bajor, Kai Winn recites from the Kosst Amojan in an attempt to release the Pah-wraiths.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 157 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S5E26

#5 - Call to Arms

8.42

Season 5 - Episode 26

Stardate: Unknown Leeta and Rom get married. Sisko decides to mine the wormhole, which will likely start the war. When their plan is detected, Sisko is forced to evacuate the station and endorse the non-aggression pact between Bajor and the Dominion. While patrolling the border, General Martok detects the first wave of Dominion ships headed for Deep Space Nine. All remaining Starfleet personnel are ordered to leave the station. Kira, Odo, Quark, Rom, Morn and Jake stay behind on the station and disable it as it is handed over to the Dominion.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 348 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S6E19

#6 - In the Pale Moonlight

8.40

Season 6 - Episode 19

Stardate: 51721.3 Sisko and Garak lure the Romulans into the Dominion war in order to get them to join the Federation/Klingon Alliance. Without them, the Federation and Klingon Empire would eventually lose the war and fall under Dominion rule.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 356 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S4E1

#7 - The Way of the Warrior (1)

8.38

Season 4 - Episode 1

The Klingons attack Cardassia in an attempt to overthrow the planet's newly installed civilian government. When the crew of Deep Space Nine saves the members of the new government, they fall under attack from the Klingons as well. Worf is transferred to Deep Space Nine.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 344 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S3E21

#8 - The Die is Cast

8.30

Season 3 - Episode 21

Garak must decide whether or not to kill Odo to please his mentor on the eve of a joint Romulan-Cardassian attack on the Dominion.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 317 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S6E6

#9 - Sacrifice of Angels

8.30

Season 6 - Episode 6

Stardate: Unknown Captain Sisko and his taskforce engage the Dominion as Starfleet pushes to reclaim DS9. Meanwhile on the station, the Dominion tries to complete its plan for removing the mines from the wormhole, and meet internal resistance.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 353 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S5E15

#10 - By Inferno's Light

8.25

Season 5 - Episode 15

Stardate: 50564.2 When the Dominion fleet comes through the wormhole, it soon becomes clear that Cardassia has allied itself with the Dominion and that war is not far off. As the forces of the Alpha Quadrant assemble, the changeling posing as Dr. Bashir is wrecking havoc on Deep Space Nine.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 344 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S2E26
#11 - The Jem'Hadar
8.12
Season 2 - Episode 26

Sisko, Jake, Nog, and Quark go camping on a Gamma Quadrant world but are captured by mysterious soldiers called the Jem'Hadar and meet a force to rival the Federation.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 347 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S4E26
#12 - Broken Link
8.11
Season 4 - Episode 26

Odo is forced to return to his people, the Changelings, to face judgment for killing one of his own.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 292 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S4E3
#13 - The Visitor
8.10
Season 4 - Episode 3

An elderly Jake Sisko relates the story of how he lost his father to a temporal displacement accident.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 335 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S6E1
#14 - A Time to Stand
8.09
Season 6 - Episode 1

Stardate: Unknown Several months after Deep Space Nine was handed over to the Dominion, the Federation is losing the war. Being relieved of command of the Defiant, Sisko is placed in command of a salvaged Jem'Hadar warship they discovered several months earlier, and must destroy the main Ketracel White production facility in the Alpha Quadrant. The mission is a success but it leaves the ship without warp engines and stranded 17 years from the nearest Federation Starbase.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 367 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S1E19
#15 - Duet
8.05
Season 1 - Episode 19

A visiting Cardassian may in fact be a notorious war criminal, and Kira is determined to bring him down

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 362 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S3E2
#16 - The Search (2)
8.05
Season 3 - Episode 2

Odo begins to connect with his fellow Changelings as Sisko attempts to negotiate peace with the Dominion.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 341 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S6E5
#17 - Favor the Bold
8.05
Season 6 - Episode 5

Stardate: Unknown Odo struggles with his choices between his friends and the link. Sisko faces a suicide mission in order to reclaim Deep Space Nine. Rom is ordered to be executed. Ziyal is assaulted by Damar - Kira sees this altercation and nearly kills Damar over it.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 339 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S4E8
#18 - Little Green Men
8.04
Season 4 - Episode 8

Quark, Rom and Nog are accidentally thrust back in time to Roswell, New Mexico, Earth in 1947.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 315 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S5E1
#19 - Apocalypse Rising
8.03
Season 5 - Episode 1

Stardate: Unknown Gowron is suspected of being replaced by a changeling. Sisko, Odo and O'Brien go undercover as Klingons, only to discover things may not be what they seem.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 330 votes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - S3E26
#20 - The Adversary
8.02
Season 3 - Episode 26

A Changeling sabotages the USS Defiant as it attempts to start a war in the Alpha Quadrant.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 305 votes.

Last updated: mar 04, 2021

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Great show even better premise. We need more like it...

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In it's first year this felt like a "Star Trek" series with no ambition and little progress but with a cool premise. Then suddenly it started to become bolder and more interesting. It dared to go deeper into religion, politics and character studies than any of the other Trek series did on the air. Today I would say that this series began a kind of production that we would later see on cable with long-running story arcs, a huge cast list and pushing the envelope on what was allowed on TV. The last 10 episodes of this show (and beginning of the 6th) was like seeing a long-running 10 episode HBO series on syndicated TV to be blunt. I also liked that this was "Star Trek" where the leads were flawed and not perfect so they actually had to have internal fights with themselves and their own demons at times. They even managed to make their villains three-dimensional and sympathetic and I liked them all. What would have helped the show would have been an even healthier budget would have given some scenes better effects, more action and detailed battle sequences as this show had bigger ambition and tried to be more epic than what they really could manage to get through on screen. Some lousy embarrassing comedy and weak B-plots ruined some episodes too but this show produced some magic moments and is the show that has more hits than any of the other newer Trek shows that I have seen so far. This is the one show that deserve a revisit if one only skip over most of the filler episodes in season 1, 2 and major part of the third one.

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Not as good as The Original Series and The Next Generation, but it is not bad.

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I have been re-watching the every season of Deep Space Nine in these binge batches, and my brother Jomo (RIP) was right: It is Star Trek’s darkest turn, and it’s most heart breaking.

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Since the wonder of DVD's I have re-watch this series again. Personally this is my favorite Star Trek series. I am a Star Trek nerd and will randomly watch different parts of Star Trek for background when I am working on other projects. Deep Space Nine is the one series that I normally re-watch from beginning to end once ever year. It is easy to just power through them, which is pretty easy to do. One of the strengths of this series is that it has a series long story to tell while most of the episodes stand alone. The full story of Sisko starts in the very first episode and continues along in every season to develop the story and come to a sad, but fulfilling ending. If you are on the edge of Star Trek, this is a great series to watch. I would not use this series to introduce a new user to Star Trek. It does avoid and make some assumptions about the viewers understanding of Star Trek lore.

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I´m at the point in my personal Star Trek re-run where I reached the beginning of DS9. And althought I´ve seen the show twice already I´m tickling with anticipation of what awaits me. There aren´t many shows that have that effect on me.

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This is the best Star Trek Series!

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This is definitely not my favourite Star Trek, however, the lasts seasons are great. You just need to get through the first ones.

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IMHO the best Star Trek show up to date. We get to see more of "everyday" life in the future and not just the life on-board a star ship.

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nice show

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