Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 2 (1993 - 1994)


Season 2
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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Air date: Sep 26, 1993

Deep Space Nine launched its second season with this episode, which originally aired on September 24, 1993. Richard Beymer guest stars as Li Nalas, a legendary Bajoran freedom fighter. Hoping to rescue Li Nalas from a prison colony, the hero-worshipping Kira risks sparking a war between the Cardassians and the newly reunited Bajoran radical factions. Another of the series' many "loyalty vs. duty" exercises, "The Homecoming" was written by Ira Steven Behr and Jeri Taylor.

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Air date: Oct 3, 1993

Exiled to Bajor, Kira becomes acquainted with The Circle, a radical Bajoran resistance movement. Apparently breaking away from the status quo, The Circle announces its intention to join the Federation. But the DS9 crew rightly suspects that there's a sinister motive behind The Circle's altruistic posture. Oscar winner Louise Fletcher guest stars as imperious Bajoran spiritual leader Vedek Winn, while Frank Langella is cast as the duplicitous Jaro. Originally telecast October 2, 1993, "The Circle" was written by Peter Allan Fields.

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Air date: Oct 10, 1993

Sisko has his hands full when the Bajoran insurrectionist group The Circle mounts an invasion of DS9. Meanwhile, Dax and Kira race to Bajor with evidence (gleaned in the previous week's episode) that The Circle is being covertly assisted by the Cardassians. Frank Langella and Louise Fletcher reprise their roles as the ruthless Jaro and Bajoran spiritual leader Vedek Wynn, respectively. Scripted by Michael Piller from a story by John Whelpley, "The Siege" first aired October 9, 1993.

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Air date: Oct 17, 1993

A sudden space storm forces an evacuation of DS9. During the crew's absence, a band of outlaws, headed by a Trill named Verad (John Glover), seizes control of the station. Verad refuses to relinquish control of DS9 until Jadzia surrenders a valuable Dax symbiont which will give Verad powers that, in his hands, are all but guaranteed to prove dangerous and deadly. Originally telecast October 16, 1993, "Invasive Procedures" was written by John Whelpley and Robert Hewitt White.

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Air date: Oct 24, 1993

Vidal Peterson guest stars as Rugal, an orphaned Cardassian boy who is rescued by DS9. Raised by the Bajorans, Rugal has been conditioned to hate all Cardassians. Even so, his own people demand that he be returned to his biological father (Robert Mandan), sparking a major diplomatic crisis involving Dr. Bashir, Garak, and Gul Dukat (Marc Alaimo). Scripted by James Crocker from a story by Gene Wolande and John Wright, "Cardassians" was first aired October 24, 1993.

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Air date: Oct 31, 1993

Daphne Ashbrook guest stars as Ensign Melora Pazlar, a DS9 cartographer from a low-gravity world who requires a wheelchair to move about in normal gravity. Falling in love with Melora, Bashir tries to find a cure for her affliction. On a less lofty plateau, the redoubtable Quark is targetted for extinction by his old enemy Fallit Kot (Peter Crombie). First telecast October 30, 1993, "Melora" was written by Evan Carlos Somers, Steven Baum, Michael Piller, and James Crocker.

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Air date: Nov 7, 1993

Despite his spotty previous record, Quark is recruited by Grand Nagus Zek (Wallace Shawn) for the next session of Gamma Quadrant Negotiations. This occurs just after Quark has himself recruited a new partner. Little does he realize that his male cohort is actually a disguised female Ferengi outlaw named Pel (Helene Udy). He also doesn't suspect that Pel has fallen in love with him, a fact that could prove ruinous for them both. Scripted by Ira Steven Behr from a story by Hilary J. Bader, "Rules of Acquistion" originally aired November 6, 1993.

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Air date: Nov 14, 1993

After an assault on Quark, a long-unsolved murder case is reopened. As had been the case five years earlier, Odo is put in charge of the investigation, but he wishes that he wasn't. If the existing evidence proves to be reliable, it will be Odo's unenviable task to charge Kira with the murder. Marc Alaimo once again appears in the role of Gul Dukat. Originally telecast on November 13, 1993, "Necessary Evil" was written by Peter Allan Fields.

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Air date: Nov 21, 1993

Emotionally distant since the death of his wife, Sisko finds himself falling in love. The object of this passion is a mysterious young woman named Fenna (Salli Elise Richardson). Fenna's uncanny resemblance to the wife of an arrogant visiting scientist (Richard Kiley) is not something that can, or will, be passed off lightly, as Sisko learns to his dismay. Scripted by Mark Gehred-O'Connell, Ira Steven Behr, and Robert Hewitt Wolfe, "Second Sight" was first aired November 20, 1993.

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Air date: Nov 28, 1993

A group of destitute aliens led by Haneek (Deborah May), arrive at DS9. The group insists that it is en route to its fabled "promised land," which turns out to be the planet Bajor. Persuaded that the aliens are indeed the chosen people of Bajor, Kira is once more torn between loyalty to her homeland and duty to her colleagues. Originally broadcast November 27, 1993, "Sanctuary" was scripted by Frederick Rappaport, from a story by Gabe Essoe and Kelly Miles.

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Season 2 of this sci-fi series sees the crew of DS9 face a a new threat in the form of the Bajoran extremist group "The Circle".

Critic Reviews for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 2

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

For anyone still wondering what a departure [DS9] was from [TNG] those questions were thrown out the window by the conclusion of this murder mystery.

Oct 23, 2017 | Full Review…

It's good. Like, 'exceeding expectations' good, and in a way that completely caught me off-guard.

Oct 23, 2017 | Full Review…

The end result finds everyone involved in the case guilty of something, and the series finally crosses a long-awaited threshold.

Oct 23, 2017 | Full Review…

[This] season built up steam from the very beginning.

Oct 23, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The second and third seasons dig into the internal politics of both the Bajoran government and religious order dominate the opening of the season.

Oct 23, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 2

  • Mar 25, 2019
    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine warps into a second season full of exciting adventures on the edge of the frontier. When there's an uprising against the Bajoran government Deep Space Nine finds itself caught in the middle of a civil war, and as ships continue to explore the Gamma Quadrant they begin to hear whispers of a totalitarian regime called the Dominion. Additionally, the series returns to the Mirror Universe from the original series in the episode "Crossover," and begins to lay the foundation for Star Trek: Voyager with "The Maquis Part 1 & 2." And there's some good character development as well, with Odo and Quark matching wits, Bashir building a relationship with the mysterious Garak, and Kira falling in love with Vedek Bereil. Also, several notable guest stars are featured, including Frank Langella, John Glover, Chris Sarandon, and Paul Dooley. Season 2 of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine does a great job at building the series and continues to explore interesting new facets of the Star Trek Universe.
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  • Jan 15, 2021
    A decent season. The best form this season are Necessary Evil, The Wire and The Jem'Hadar.
  • Dec 22, 2020
    I liked DS9 a lot, and I miss it.
  • Oct 29, 2020
    However there's a lot of star trek shows
  • Oct 27, 2020
    Yeah another great season of star trek
  • Sep 23, 2020
    Episode 5-7 are where the series finds itself, but it doesn't stay consistent.
  • Sep 14, 2020
    Building... but guarantee you'll be rewatching for years
  • Feb 10, 2020
    Berman still holding and no devlopment achieve, but the rise of the series is comming
  • Feb 02, 2020
    A little dated now but still great viewing. A good running story with fun sub plots and great characters
  • Apr 15, 2019
    I love this show LOVE IT! Come on Quark is the best!

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