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

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

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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.

Cast

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
Paul Collins
as Zlangco
Ann H. Gillespie
as Nurse Jabara
Ted Sorel
as Kaval
Philip Anglim
as Vedek Bareil
Van Epperson
as Bajoran Clerk
Majel Barrett
as Computer
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
Richard Lineback
as Selin Peers
Caitlin Brown
as Ty Kajada
Cliff De Young
as Alien Outlaw
Camille Saviola
as Kai Opaka
Brian Keith
as Old Farmer
Stephen Davies
as Tactical Officer
Jeffrey Nordling
as Bajoran Terrorist
Stephen Carver
as Dead Bajoran
Tom Towles
as Klingon
Harris Yulin
as Cardassian
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.

October 23, 2017 | Full Review…

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

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

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

October 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.

November 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.

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

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

½

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.

DannM.

Super Reviewer

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