Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 1 (1993)


Season 1
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Critics Consensus

Deep Space Nine's first season lays the groundwork for what could be the grittiest Star Trek series yet.



Critic Ratings: 15


Audience Score

User Ratings: 103
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Air date: Jan 3, 1993
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Season 1 of this sci-fi series sees Starfleet Commander Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks) and his crew invited to help rebuild Bajor. The discovery of the Bajoran wormhole enables Starfleet to explore the unknown Gamma Quadrant of the Galaxy. The crew includes Kira Nerys (Nana Visitor), the Bajoran liaison officer, Odo (Rene Auberjonois) the security chief, Julian Bashir (Alexander Siddig) chief medical officer, Miles O'Brien (Colm Meaney) the station's chief of operations, and Jadzia Dax (Terry Farrell), the station's science officer. On their journeys the crew find themselves infected with a virus, as well as encountering a hunted species.


Avery Brooks
as Commander Sisko
Nana Visitor
as Major Kira Nerys
Alexander Siddig
as Dr. Bashir
Terry Farrell
as Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton
as Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney
as Miles O'Brien
Max Grodénchik
as Ferengi Pit Boss
Marc Alaimo
as Gul Dukat
James Lashly
as Lt. Primmin
Randy Oglesby
as Ah-Kel/Ro-Kel
Nicholas Worth
as Alien Captain
Keone Young
as Buck Bokai
Felecia Bell
as Jennifer
Clara Bryant
as Chandra
John Carter
as Chancellor
Kay E. Kuter
as The Sirah
Ted Sorel
as Kaval
Philip Anglim
as Vedek Bareil
Ann H. Gillespie
as Nurse Jabara
Van Epperson
as Bajoran Clerk
Michael J. Anderson
as Rumpelstilskin
Jack Shearer
as Vadosia
Kelly Curtis
as Miss Sarda
Peter Vogt
as Bajoran Man
Bo Zenga
as Asoth
Joel Sweto
as Gul Jasad
Matthew Faison
as Surmak Ren
Caitlin Brown
as Ty Kajada
Cliff De Young
as Alien Outlaw
Brian Keith
as Old Farmer
Stephen Davies
as Tactical Officer
Harris Yulin
as Cardassian
Jeffrey Nordling
as Bajoran Terrorist
Stephen Carver
as Dead Bajoran
Joel Swetow
as Gul Jasad
Majel Barrett
as Lwaxana Troi
Hana Hatae
as Molly O'Brien
Lily Mariye
as Ops Officer
Wallace Shawn
as Grand Nagus
April Grace
as Transporter Chief
Kevin McDermott
as Alien Batter
Anne Haney
as Judge Renora
Parker Whitman
as Cardassian Officer
Norman Large
as Captain
Megan Butler
as Lieutenant
Stephen Rowe
as Chanting Monk
Susan Bay
as Admiral
Thomas Hobson
as Young Jake
Kathleen Garrett
as Vulcan Captain
Gene Armor
as Bajoran Bureaucrat
Tom Klunis
as Old Man
Tiny Ron
as Maihar'du
Daniel Riordan
as 1st Guard
Scott Trost
as Bajoran Officer
Richard Ryder
as Bajoran Deputy
Frank Novak
as Businessman
Patrick Cupo
as Bajoran Man
Todd Feder
as Federation Male
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Critic Reviews for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

It was never quite as popular as Next Generation, but that was a tough assignment to follow.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The tension between Picard and Sisko was INTENSE.

Oct 23, 2017 | Full Review…

The show's complicated setup provides endless opportunities for drama.

Oct 23, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In fact, for much of Season One, the characters are actively irritating.

Oct 23, 2017 | Full Review…

What sets the show apart-the same thing that makes "The Next Generation" such a joy-is its aim to give us serious stories that deal with philosophical and social matters.

Nov 21, 2018 | Full Review…

I must also say that I've never been able to get hooked on these shows... But Deep Space creators Rick Berman and Michael Piller... seem to have taken viewers like me into account this time.

Nov 21, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It's soapy fun, flirts with actual ideas and has great stereo-surround effects during the explosions.

Nov 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Here's a trade secret: In television science-fiction, there is no final frontier.

Oct 23, 2017 | Full Review…

The series was grittier and more serialized than any Trek that came before.

Oct 23, 2017 | Full Review…

This first season lays the groundwork for the rest of the show, and while it is no where close to the excellence shown by the last three or four years, it is a little bit better than the first year of TNG.

Oct 23, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 1

  • Feb 08, 2018
    Boldly going where no Star Trek series has gone before, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine delivers an exciting first season that presents a daring vision. After Bajor achieves independence from the Cardassian Empire they invite the Federation to help in their reconstruction by taking control of a former Cardassian space station and provide security, but everything changes when a stable wormhole to the Gamma Quadrant is discovered. Creators Rick Berman and Michael Piller do a good job at honoring Gene Roddenberry's vision while also expanding on it by looking at how an evolved humanity interacts with societies that are still struggling (i.e. the war torn Bajorans). And in true Roddenberry fashion the show addresses a host of sociopolitical issues; particularly terrorism and post-war reconciliation. Also, the sendoff from The Next Generation is done fairly well, with Colm Meaney (Chief O'Brien) joining the cast and appearance by several TNG characters; including Captain Picard, Q, Lwaxana Troi, and Lursa and B'Etor. Like any first season show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has some problems finding its voice and figuring out what works and what doesn't, but overall it's an impressive series that explores the darker side of Star Trek.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 11, 2019
    The first season of DS9, like TNG before it, had a rough start while trying to find its identity. The first season is more episodic than later seasons and had one of the worst episodes of the entire show with "Move Along Home". It also didn't help that there were some episodes that felt like retooled TNG scripts such as "Babel". The one thing that DS9 does perfectly is lay the groundwork for the future. Having the setting be a stationary space station allowed for the more long-form story arcs of the later seasons. Instead of having it be just a starship travelling from encounter to encounter, DS9 has the rest of space come to the station itself; the station may be the same and the same people are there, but they are allowed to grow and develop.
  • Jan 17, 2019
    This season has the best episode of the whole series: "Duet" episode 19
  • Nov 27, 2018
    The first 2-3 seasons are painfully bad, but it's worth it, I promise, for seasons 4-6, which are among the best Star Trek has to offer
  • Oct 14, 2018
    Will you like this Star Trek series? Well it depends on what you like in Star Trek. This one is about the characters most of all. As it’s set on a space station you probably won’t see too much frontier exploration especially in the first few seasons.
  • Apr 07, 2018
    Ds9 has a rough start, but there are still few very enjoyable episodes in this season.
  • Jan 06, 2018
    Star Trek is notorious for having rough first seasons, and DS9 is no exception to that. However, it has probably the best first season of any show save TOS. "Duet" alone is such an amazing episode that its worth watching the duds just to get there.
  • Oct 28, 2017
    the best trek tv show but it took a couple of seasons to get going but i loved they way they had recurring characters and ongoing plots and stories
  • Jul 16, 2017
    I'll be honest here and say that I only made it through three episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. I realized that this isn't an adequate amount of episodes to fairly judge this season. Here's the thing, though: I found myself so incredibly bored while watching those three episodes that (at least at this point) I have no desire to continue watching any further. From what I have heard (from people who really like DS9), the attraction is that the show is much more serialized than other other Trek show. It takes a few seasons to get to that point, though, and I just don't have the patience right now to weed through multiple seasons of average material to (potentially) get to that point. Another reason why I'm stopping my DS9 experiment before it really ever even got off the ground? Besides TOS & TNG (the series that everyone seems to enjoy), I'm a "Voyager" guy. I watched every episode of that series and very much enjoyed it. It seems like Voyager & DS9 are polar opposites in terms of type of show, so perhaps DS9 really isn't for me. What I didn't like in the early goings was how slow everything unfolded and how much politics was involved. It was like they took all the things I didn't care for on TNG (Klingon/Cardassian politics, plotted space wars) and made a show about that. I have no doubt that the show improves in quality as it goes along, but I just don't know if I'm ready (or ever will be) to put in the time to see it through.
  • Jun 06, 2017
    The Dark Trek, deep space nine sets itself apart quickly from TNG but really hits it stride from season 2 and with the exception of having to deal with the forced Klingon addition of season four stays the course to bring great story telling. The only Trek

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