List of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is the third live-action television series in the Star Trek franchise and aired in syndication from January 1993 through June 1999. There were a total of 176 episodes over the show's seven seasons, which are listed here in chronological order by original airdate, which match the episode order in each season's DVD set.

The pilot episode, "Emissary", the episode "The Way of the Warrior", as well as the series finale, "What You Leave Behind", originally aired as two-hour presentations, but were subsequently aired as sets of two one-hour episodes in syndication. This list also includes the stardate on which the events of each episode take place within the fictional Star Trek universe.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
120January 3, 1993 (1993-01-03)June 20, 1993 (1993-06-20)
226September 26, 1993 (1993-09-26)June 12, 1994 (1994-06-12)
326September 26, 1994 (1994-09-26)June 19, 1995 (1995-06-19)
426October 2, 1995 (1995-10-02)June 17, 1996 (1996-06-17)
526September 30, 1996 (1996-09-30)June 16, 1997 (1997-06-16)
626September 29, 1997 (1997-09-29)June 17, 1998 (1998-06-17)
726September 30, 1998 (1998-09-30)June 2, 1999 (1999-06-02)


Season 1 (1993)[edit]

No. in
TitleStardateDirected byWritten byFeatured character(s)Original air dateProd.
"Emissary"46379.1David CarsonStory by : Rick Berman and Michael Piller
Teleplay by : Michael Piller
SiskoJanuary 3, 1993 (1993-01-03)40510-721 (401-402)

A new crew is assigned to a former Cardassian space station: Deep Space Nine. It is a joint Federation/Bajoran force, with Commander Sisko in charge, but his life is dramatically changed when he is declared the Emissary to the Prophets by a Bajoran priest.

  • Originally shown as a two-hour pilot movie, but converted to two separate episodes in syndication.
33"Past Prologue"46397.3Winrich KolbeKatharyn PowersKira, BashirJanuary 10, 1993 (1993-01-10)40510-404
A Bajoran terrorist with ties to Kira arrives on Deep Space Nine and is pursued by the Cardassians. Garak is introduced.
44"A Man Alone"46421.5Paul LynchStory by : Gerald Sanford and Michael Piller
Teleplay by : Michael Piller
OdoJanuary 17, 1993 (1993-01-17)40510-403
Odo is accused of the murder of a Bajoran murderer.
55"Babel"46423.7Paul LynchStory by : Sally Caves & Ira Steven Behr
Teleplay by : Michael McGreevey & Naren Shankar
VariousJanuary 24, 1993 (1993-01-24)40510-405
A mysterious virus plagues the station, causing speech distortions and eventually death.
66"Captive Pursuit"46477.5Corey AllenStory by : Jill Sherman Donner
Teleplay by : Jill Sherman Donner and Michael Piller
O'BrienJanuary 31, 1993 (1993-01-31)40510-406
O'Brien befriends an alien from the Gamma Quadrant who is being hunted.
77"Q-Less"46531.2Paul LynchStory by : Hannah Louise Shearer
Teleplay by : Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Q, VashFebruary 7, 1993 (1993-02-07)40510-407
Q and Vash arrive on Deep Space Nine. However, Vash has realized the annoyance of Q and wants him to leave her alone.
88"Dax"46910.1David CarsonStory by : Peter Allan Fields
Teleplay by : D. C. Fontana and Peter Allan Fields
DaxFebruary 14, 1993 (1993-02-14)40510-408
Jadzia Dax is accused of a murder committed by her symbiont in another lifetime.
99"The Passenger"46570.8Paul LynchStory by : Morgan Gendel
Teleplay by : Morgan Gendel, Robert Hewitt Wolfe and Michael Piller
BashirFebruary 21, 1993 (1993-02-21)40510-409
A sinister criminal is hiding in the mind of someone on Deep Space Nine, but Bashir struggles to understand how it works.
1010"Move Along Home"46612.4David CarsonStory by : Michael Piller
Teleplay by : Frederick Rappaport, Lisa Rich and Jeanne Carrigan-Fauci
VariousMarch 14, 1993 (1993-03-14)40510-410
Quark is forced to play a game by the Wadi, a newly encountered species, and the lives of the crew depend on the outcome.
1111"The Nagus"46657.0David LivingstonStory by : David Livingston
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr
QuarkMarch 21, 1993 (1993-03-21)40510-411
Quark is named as the head of the Ferengi Alliance by Grand Nagus Zek, but he is now surrounded by enemies.
1212"Vortex"46689.6Winrich KolbeSam RolfeOdoApril 18, 1993 (1993-04-18)40510-412
Odo discovers he might not be the only one of his kind when a visitor from the Gamma Quadrant claims he can contact Odo's people.
1313"Battle Lines"46715.2Paul LynchStory by : Hilary J. Bader
Teleplay by : Richard Danus and Evan Carlos Somers
Sisko, KiraApril 25, 1993 (1993-04-25)40510-413
The spiritual leader of Bajor, Kai Opaka, travels with Sisko, Bashir and Kira on a trip to the Gamma Quadrant, but is stranded on a world where the dead are resurrected.
1414"The Storyteller"46729.1David LivingstonStory by : Kurt Michael Bensmiller
Teleplay by : Kurt Michael Bensmiller and Ira Steven Behr
Jake Sisko
May 2, 1993 (1993-05-02)40510-414
O'Brien is recruited to save a Bajoran village from destruction by a mysterious cloud creature.
1515"Progress"46844.3Les LandauPeter Allan FieldsKiraMay 9, 1993 (1993-05-09)40510-415
Kira has to deal with a stubborn farmer (Brian Keith) who refuses to leave his home even though it is slated for demolition.
1616"If Wishes Were Horses"46853.2Robert LegatoStory by : Nell McCue Crawford & William L. Crawford
Teleplay by : Nell McCue Crawford, William L. Crawford and Michael Piller
VariousMay 16, 1993 (1993-05-16)40510-416
Deep Space Nine is put in jeopardy when the crew's thoughts manifest themselves, and such figures as Rumpelstiltskin appear.
1717"The Forsaken"46925.1Les LandauStory by : Jim Trombetta
Teleplay by : Don Carlos Dunaway and Michael Piller
OdoMay 23, 1993 (1993-05-23)40510-417
The Federation ambassador from Betazed, Lwaxana Troi, visits the station, and develops an affection for Odo. Meanwhile, Bashir escorts other Federation ambassadors around the station, and their negative attitudes get on his nerves.
1818"Dramatis Personae"46922.3Cliff BoleJoe MenoskyVariousMay 30, 1993 (1993-05-30)40510-418
A Klingon ship comes through the wormhole and explodes. The crew of Deep Space Nine consider a mutiny.
1919"Duet"46933.4James L. ConwayStory by : Lisa Rich & Jeanne Carrigan-Fauci
Teleplay by : Peter Allan Fields
KiraJune 13, 1993 (1993-06-13)40510-419
A visiting Cardassian, Marritza, may in fact be the notorious war criminal Gul Darhe'el, butcher of Gallitep Labor camp, and Kira is determined to bring him down.
2020"In the Hands of the Prophets"46951.7David LivingstonRobert Hewitt WolfeSisko, KiraJune 20, 1993 (1993-06-20)40510-420
Friction escalates when Vedek Winn arrives on Deep Space Nine and discovers schoolteacher Keiko O'Brien is teaching about aliens in the Bajoran wormhole.

Season 2 (1993–94)[edit]

No. in
TitleStardateDirected byWritten byFeatured character(s)Original air dateProd.
211"The Homecoming"47101.2Winrich KolbeStory by : Jeri Taylor and Ira Steven Behr
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr
Sisko, KiraSeptember 26, 1993 (1993-09-26)40510-421
Quark gives Kira a Bajoran earring he claims was sent as a message from a Cardassian mining planet. (Part 1 of 3)
222"The Circle"47125.7Corey AllenPeter Allan FieldsSisko, KiraOctober 3, 1993 (1993-10-03)40510-422
The Circle attempts to topple the Bajoran government, but there is more to the situation than meets the eye. (Part 2 of 3)
233"The Siege"47143.9Winrich KolbeMichael PillerSisko, KiraOctober 10, 1993 (1993-10-10)40510-423
Sisko and Li Nalas help stop Deep Space Nine from being commandeered by the Bajorans, while Kira and Dax try to put an end to the Circle by presenting evidence that Minister Jaro is being backed by the Cardassians. (Part 3 of 3)
244"Invasive Procedures"47182.1Les LandauStory by : John Whelpley
Teleplay by : John Whelpley and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
DaxOctober 17, 1993 (1993-10-17)40510-424
A plasma storm leads to the evacuation of most of the station, but a Trill refugee has his own plans.
255"Cardassians"47177.2Cliff BoleStory by : Gene Wolande & John Wright
Teleplay by : James Crocker
Garak, BashirOctober 24, 1993 (1993-10-24)40510-425
Garak investigates the identity of a Cardassian boy, Rugal, abandoned on Bajor, who has been raised by a Bajoran.
266"Melora"47229.1Winrich KolbeStory by : Evan Carlos Somers
Teleplay by : Evan Carlos Somers, Steven Baum, Michael Piller and James Crocker
BashirOctober 31, 1993 (1993-10-31)40510-426
Bashir tries to help Ensign Melora Pazlar, the first Elaysian to join Starfleet, adjust to "normal" gravity.
277"Rules of Acquisition"47261.7David LivingstonStory by : Hilary J. Bader
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr
QuarkNovember 7, 1993 (1993-11-07)40510-427
Quark represents Grand Nagus Zek in a plot to establish a Ferengi business presence in the Gamma Quadrant. Pel, a young Ferengi, teams up with Quark and they learn that to do business in the Gamma Quadrant they must contact the Keremma, a member race of the Dominion (first mention).
288"Necessary Evil"47282.5James L. ConwayPeter Allan FieldsOdo, KiraNovember 14, 1993 (1993-11-14)40510-428
When Quark is shot, Odo re-opens a five-year-old murder case of Mr. Vaatrik who was a Cardassian collaborator.
299"Second Sight"47329.4Alexander SingerStory by : Mark Gehred-O'Connell
Teleplay by : Mark Gehred-O'Connell, Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
SiskoNovember 21, 1993 (1993-11-21)40510-429
A mysterious woman, Fenna, catches Sisko's eye during their fleeting meetings. Meanwhile, an extremely egotistical scientist is working on a project to re-ignite a dead star.
3010"Sanctuary"47391.2Les LandauStory by : Gabe Essoe & Kelley Miles
Teleplay by : Frederick Rappaport
KiraNovember 28, 1993 (1993-11-28)40510-430

The Skrreea, displaced humanoid farmers from the Gamma Quadrant, claim Bajor as Kentanna, their legendary homeland.

  • Second mention of "The Dominion"
3111"Rivals"47349.2David LivingstonStory by : Jim Trombetta & Michael Piller
Teleplay by : Joe Menosky
QuarkJanuary 2, 1994 (1994-01-02)40510-431
Quark feels threatened when a charming swindler, Martus Mazur, opens a competing bar (Club Martus).
3212"The Alternate"47352.1David CarsonStory by : Jim Trombetta and Bill Dial
Teleplay by : Bill Dial
OdoJanuary 9, 1994 (1994-01-09)40510-432
A scientist, Dr. Mora Pol of the Bajoran Science Institute, finds a life-form in the Gamma Quadrant that may be related to Odo.
3313"Armageddon Game"47444.8Winrich KolbeMorgan GendelBashir, O'BrienJanuary 30, 1994 (1994-01-30)40510-433
O'Brien and Bashir help two warring races, the Kellerun and T'lani, erase all knowledge of a deadly biological weapon, but are not trusted to keep what they have learned a secret.
3414"Whispers"47581.2Les LandauPaul Robert CoyleO'BrienFebruary 6, 1994 (1994-02-06)40510-434
While preparing the station for upcoming peace talks, O'Brien discovers that the crew have been hiding information from him and giving orders behind his back. O'Brien begins to suspect everyone on the station is gradually being altered or replaced by an unknown force.
3515"Paradise"47573.1Corey AllenStory by : Jim Trombetta and James Crocker
Teleplay by : Jeff King, Richard Manning and Hans Beimler
SiskoFebruary 13, 1994 (1994-02-13)40510-435
Commander Sisko and Chief O'Brien are stranded on a planet, Aurelius, where their leader, Alixus, rejects technology, even when it means the death of others.
3616"Shadowplay"47603.3Robert ScheererRobert Hewitt WolfeOdo, Kira, Jake SiskoFebruary 20, 1994 (1994-02-20)40510-436

Odo and Dax investigate why a village's residents are disappearing.

  • Third mention of "The Dominion"
3717"Playing God"47678.3David LivingstonStory by : Jim Trombetta
Teleplay by : Jim Trombetta and Michael Piller
DaxFebruary 27, 1994 (1994-02-27)40510-437
Dax is supervising Arjin, a Trill candidate for joining, and she helps him find his voice and discover what he wants from life and from joining. Meanwhile, a proto-universe threatens to destroy the station and Bajor.
3818"Profit and Loss"47701.5Robert WiemerFlip Kobler and Cindy MarcusQuark, GarakMarch 20, 1994 (1994-03-20)40510-438
Quark is reunited with his former Cardassian lover, Natima Lang, but she is engaged in dangerous political intrigue with her students Rekela and Hogue: they want to reduce the political power of the Cardassian military.
3919"Blood Oath"47789.8Winrich KolbePeter Allan FieldsDaxMarch 27, 1994 (1994-03-27)40510-439
Jadzia Dax honors an oath made by Curzon Dax to three Klingons (Kor, Koloth, and Kang), and goes with them on a crusade against their sworn enemy "the Albino" who murdered their firstborn children as revenge for stopping his raid on a Klingon colony. Based on material by Andrea Moore Alton.
4020"The Maquis, Part I"47802.3David LivingstonStory by : Rick Berman, Michael Piller, Jeri Taylor and James Crocker
Teleplay by : James Crocker
Sisko, DukatApril 24, 1994 (1994-04-24)40510-440
Federation colonists reject a treaty with Cardassia and take matters into their own hands, forming a terrorist group called 'The Maquis'.
4121"The Maquis, Part II"47805.1Corey AllenStory by : Rick Berman, Michael Piller, Jeri Taylor and Ira Steven Behr
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr
Sisko, DukatMay 1, 1994 (1994-05-01)40510-441
Federation colonists reject a treaty with Cardassia and take matters into their own hands by planning to destroy a weapons depot at the Cardassian Bryma colony.
4222"The Wire"47849.8Kim FriedmanRobert Hewitt WolfeBashir, GarakMay 8, 1994 (1994-05-08)40510-442
In order to save Garak's life, Bashir must unravel some of the secrets in the Cardassian's past.
4323"Crossover"47879.2David LivingstonStory by : Peter Allan Fields
Teleplay by : Peter Allan Fields and Michael Piller
Kira, BashirMay 15, 1994 (1994-05-15)40510-443
Kira and Bashir accidentally cross into the Mirror Universe, where a Klingon-Cardassian alliance rules and Terrans are slaves on the station. A century before, James T. Kirk had made a similar crossover, affecting human and galactic history.
4424"The Collaborator"47921.5Cliff BoleStory by : Gary Holland
Teleplay by : Gary Holland, Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
KiraMay 22, 1994 (1994-05-22)40510-444
A Bajoran secretary named Kubus, who aided the Cardassian occupation forces, wants to return home from exile. Vedek Winn engages in a power play against Vedek Bareil to become Kai.
4525"Tribunal"47944.2Avery BrooksBill DialO'BrienJune 5, 1994 (1994-06-05)40510-445
O'Brien is declared guilty of an unspecified crime and later "tried" at a tribunal held on Cardassia Prime.
4626"The Jem'Hadar"47987.5Kim FriedmanIra Steven BehrSisko, Quark,
Jake Sisko
June 12, 1994 (1994-06-12)40510-446
Sisko, Jake, Nog, and Quark go camping on a Gamma Quadrant world. Sisko and Quark are captured by mysterious soldiers called the Jem'Hadar and meet a force, the Dominion, to rival the Federation.

Season 3 (1994–95)[edit]

No. in
TitleStardateDirected byWritten byFeatured character(s)Original air dateProd.
471"The Search, Part I"48213.1Kim FriedmanStory by : Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
VariousSeptember 26, 1994 (1994-09-26)40510-447
Sisko takes the new USS Defiant into the Gamma Quadrant to find the mysterious leaders of the Dominion and avert a war, while Odo is drawn by instinct towards his home planet in the Omarion Nebula.
482"The Search, Part II"48213.1Jonathan FrakesStory by : Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr
VariousOctober 3, 1994 (1994-10-03)40510-448
Odo begins to connect with his fellow Changelings as Sisko attempts to negotiate peace with the Dominion.
493"The House of Quark"48224.2Les LandauStory by : Tom Benko
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
QuarkOctober 10, 1994 (1994-10-10)40510-449
Quark brags falsely about killing a Klingon, Kozak, and is then forced to marry the widow, Grilka, founding his own 'House of Quark'.
504"Equilibrium"48231.7Cliff BoleStory by : Christopher Teague
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
DaxOctober 17, 1994 (1994-10-17)40510-450
A secret from Dax's past could mean the end of the current host's life.
515"Second Skin"48244.5Les LandauRobert Hewitt WolfeKiraOctober 24, 1994 (1994-10-24)40510-451
Kira is kidnapped by Cardassians, surgically altered to look Cardassian and told she is actually an undercover Cardassian agent.
526"The Abandoned"48301.1Avery BrooksD. Thomas Maio and Steve WarnekOdoOctober 31, 1994 (1994-10-31)40510-452
Quark purchases a salvaged ship from the Gamma Quadrant and discovers an infant on board. Sisko invites Mardah, the dabo woman Jake is interested in, to dinner. Odo officially gets quarters aboard DS9.
537"Civil Defense"48388.8Reza BadiyiMike KrohnVariousNovember 7, 1994 (1994-11-07)40510-453
Deep Space Nine is progressively locked down after O'Brien, Jake and Sisko accidentally activate an automated Cardassian security program. The program's counter-insurgency measures keep escalating until it initiates an auto-destruct. Gul Dukat beams on board, but is unable to stop the self-destruct sequence.
548"Meridian"48423.2Jonathan FrakesStory by : Hilary J. Bader and Evan Carlos Somers
Teleplay by : Mark Gehred-O'Connell
DaxNovember 14, 1994 (1994-11-14)40510-454
Dax falls in love with Deral who will soon disappear because he is a member of Meridian, a planet that phases between dimensions every 60 years.
559"Defiant"48467.3Cliff BoleRonald D. MooreSisko, KiraNovember 21, 1994 (1994-11-21)40510-455
Commander William Riker shows up unannounced and Kira shows him the Defiant, where his real identity and his true motives for coming to Deep Space Nine are revealed.
5610"Fascination"48441.6Avery BrooksStory by : Ira Steven Behr and James Crocker
Teleplay by : Philip LaZebnik
VariousNovember 28, 1994 (1994-11-28)40510-456
Lwaxana Troi pursues Odo during the Bajoran Gratitude Festival as members of the crew suddenly become infatuated with one another.
5711"Past Tense, Part I"48481.2Reza BadiyiStory by : Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Teleplay by : Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Sisko, BashirJanuary 2, 1995 (1995-01-02)40510-457
A transporter accident sends Sisko, Bashir, and Dax three centuries into Earth's dark past to a time just before the Bell riots, a violent civil disturbance in opposition to Sanctuaries which are controlled ghettos for the dispossessed.
5812"Past Tense, Part II"48481.2Jonathan FrakesStory by : Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr and René Echevarria
Sisko, BashirJanuary 9, 1995 (1995-01-09)40510-458
Sisko assumes the role of a pivotal historical figure, Gabriel Bell, in order to restore the timeline.
5913"Life Support"48498.4Reza BadiyiStory by : Christian Ford and Roger Soffer
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
Kira, BashirJanuary 30, 1995 (1995-01-30)40510-459
Bashir's ethics are put to the test as he keeps Vedek Bareil alive long enough to help Kai Winn complete negotiations for a peace treaty with Cardassia.
6014"Heart of Stone"48521.5Alexander SingerIra Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt WolfeOdo, NogFebruary 6, 1995 (1995-02-06)40510-460
When Kira's life is put in jeopardy, Odo expresses the depth of his feelings for her. Meanwhile, back on the station, Nog requests a letter of recommendation to Starfleet.
6115"Destiny"48543.2Les LandauDavid S. Cohen and Martin A. WinerSiskoFebruary 13, 1995 (1995-02-13)40510-461
Despite Trakor's Bajoran prophecy of destruction, Sisko assists in a joint scientific venture with the Cardassians to open communications through the Bajoran wormhole. Sisko is forced to face his status as Emissary seriously in the face of the prophecy.
6216"Prophet Motive"48555.5René AuberjonoisIra Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt WolfeQuarkFebruary 20, 1995 (1995-02-20)40510-462
Quark discovers that Grand Nagus Zek has written a new virtuous and benevolent set of the Rules of Acquisition, which would put an end to traditional Ferengi ways. Bashir is oddly disturbed when he is nominated for a highly prestigious medical award.
6317"Visionary"48576.7Reza BadiyiStory by : Ethan H. Calk
Teleplay by : John Shirley
O'BrienFebruary 27, 1995 (1995-02-27)40510-463
Exposure to radiation causes O'Brien to jump five hours into the future for brief periods, including one that shows Deep Space Nine's destruction, while the station hosts Romulan and Klingon delegations.
6418"Distant Voices"48592.2Alexander SingerStory by : Joe Menosky
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
BashirApril 10, 1995 (1995-04-10)40510-464
Approaching his 30th birthday, Julian Bashir is subjected to a telepathic attack by an alien seeking a restricted substance. He wakes up to find the station almost deserted and that he is aging rapidly.
6519"Through the Looking Glass"48601.1Winrich KolbeIra Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt WolfeSiskoApril 17, 1995 (1995-04-17)40510-466
Sisko is convinced by "Smiley" O'Brien from the Mirror Universe to assume the role of the dead Captain Sisko.
6620"Improbable Cause"48620.3Avery BrooksStory by : Robert Lederman & David R. Long
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
Odo, GarakApril 24, 1995 (1995-04-24)40510-465
Garak's tailor shop is bombed, forcing Odo to investigate who is trying to kill the Cardassian exile – and why. (Part 1 of 2)
6721"The Die is Cast"48622.5David LivingstonRonald D. MooreOdo, GarakMay 1, 1995 (1995-05-01)40510-467
Garak reluctantly tortures Odo for information to prove his loyalty to his former mentor, Enabran Tain, as a joint Tal Shiar/Obsidian Order attack on the Founders in the Omarian Nebula is underway. (Part 2 of 2)
6822"Explorers"48699.9Cliff BoleStory by : Hilary J. Bader
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
Sisko, Jake Sisko, BashirMay 8, 1995 (1995-05-08)40510-468
Sisko builds a replica of an ancient Bajoran space vessel and with Jake attempts to prove that the Bajorans developed interstellar travel before Cardassians. Bashir frets over the impending visit of the classmate who graduated first in his class at Starfleet Medical Academy. (Trivia note: first appearance of Cdr. Sisko's beard)
6923"Family Business"48731.2René AuberjonoisIra Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt WolfeQuarkMay 15, 1995 (1995-05-15)40510-469
Quark returns to his home planet to confront his mother (Moogie) after hearing from the Ferengi Commerce Authority that she broke the law by earning profit. Sisko meets Captain Kasidy Yates as a romantic interest, which Sisko has discovered his son has told most of the station about. Brunt is also introduced.
7024"Shakaar"48764.8Jonathan WestGordon DawsonKiraMay 22, 1995 (1995-05-22)40510-470
Kai Winn needs Kira to convince the former resistance leader Shakaar, now a farmer on Bajor, to return soil reclamators needed elsewhere in Rakantha, which used to be Bajor's most productive agricultural region.
7125"Facets"48959.1Cliff BoleRené EchevarriaDaxJune 12, 1995 (1995-06-12)40510-471
Jadzia Dax deals with feelings of inferiority as she encounters past hosts in a Trill Zhian'tara ceremony which is able to transfer the memories of former hosts into another recipient, and Odo takes on the role of Curzon Dax during the experience.
7226"The Adversary"48962.5Alexander SingerIra Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt WolfeVariousJune 19, 1995 (1995-06-19)40510-472
Ambassador Krajensky informs newly promoted Captain Sisko that there has been a coup on Tzenketh. He orders Sisko to take the Defiant to the nearby Federation colonies to ”show the flag” and keep the Tzenkethi quiet. A Changeling hides on board the Defiant and sabotages the ship.

Season 4 (1995–96)[edit]

No. in
TitleStardateDirected byWritten byFeatured character(s)Original air dateProd.
"The Way of the Warrior"49011.4James L. ConwayIra Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt WolfeWorfOctober 2, 1995 (1995-10-02)40510-718 (473-474)
A Klingon fleet arrives on its way to expand the Klingon Empire at the expense of the Cardassians in the face of the Dominion threat, and Worf is brought to DS9 to negotiate.
753"The Visitor"49037.7David LivingstonMichael TaylorJake Sisko, SiskoOctober 9, 1995 (1995-10-09)40510-476
An elderly Jake Sisko relates the story of how he lost his father to a temporal displacement accident.
764"Hippocratic Oath"49066.5René AuberjonoisStory by : Nicholas Corea and Lisa Klink
Teleplay by : Lisa Klink
Bashir, O'Brien, WorfOctober 16, 1995 (1995-10-16)40510-475
Bashir is captured, with Chief O'Brien, by a rogue group of Jem'Hadar who are attempting to overcome their genetic addiction to Ketracel White. Their leader, Goran'Agar, is able to survive without it and forces Bashir to find out why. Worf is finding it difficult to leave security matters to Security Chief Odo.
775"Indiscretion"49122.4LeVar BurtonStory by : Toni Marberry & Jack Treviño
Teleplay by : Nicholas Corea
Kira, DukatOctober 23, 1995 (1995-10-23)40510-477
Forced to bring along Dukat on a personal mission to investigate the fate of the Cardassian prison ship Ravinok, which disappeared 6 years ago, Kira discovers the real reason her old enemy wants to accompany her. Sisko appears to have reservations about Kasidy Yates' coming to live on the station.
786"Rejoined"49195.5Avery BrooksStory by : René Echevarria
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore and René Echevarria
DaxOctober 30, 1995 (1995-10-30)40510-478
Dax is reunited with Lenara Kahn, whose previous host was the wife of one of Dax's former hosts, Torias Dax, and the two struggle with their feelings for one another.
797"Starship Down"49263.5Alexander SingerDavid Alan Mack and John J. OrdoverVariousNovember 6, 1995 (1995-11-06)40510-479
The USS Defiant becomes trapped in the atmosphere of a gas giant while battling with the Jem'Hadar.
808"Little Green Men"49201.3James L. ConwayStory by : Toni Marberry & Jack Treviño
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Quark, Rom, NogNovember 13, 1995 (1995-11-13)40510-480
Quark, Rom, Nog, and Odo are accidentally thrust back in time to Roswell, New Mexico, Earth, in 1947.
819"The Sword of Kahless"49289LeVar BurtonStory by : Richard Danus
Teleplay by : Hans Beimler
WorfNovember 20, 1995 (1995-11-20)40510-481
Worf, Dax and a revered Klingon Dahar master, Kor, search for the Sword of Kahless to unite the Klingon Empire.
8210"Our Man Bashir"49300.7Winrich KolbeStory by : Robert Gillan
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
BashirNovember 27, 1995 (1995-11-27)40510-482
Bashir plays a 1960s secret agent in a holosuite, when Garak unexpectedly intrudes, but his help is needed when the DS9 computer uses the holosuite to store the patterns of other crew members during a transporter accident.
8311"Homefront"49370.0David LivingstonIra Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt WolfeSiskoJanuary 1, 1996 (1996-01-01)40510-483
Sisko and Odo are brought to Earth when it's suspected Changelings are infiltrating Starfleet. (Part 1 of 2)
8412"Paradise Lost"49482.3Reza BadiyiStory by : Ronald D. Moore
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
SiskoJanuary 8, 1996 (1996-01-08)40510-484
As Sisko and Odo prepare for a Dominion invasion, they discover a plot to place the Federation under military control. (Part 2 of 2)
8513"Crossfire"49517.3Les LandauRené EchevarriaOdoJanuary 29, 1996 (1996-01-29)40510-485
Odo's hidden feelings for Kira surface when the visiting Bajoran First Minister, Shakaar Edon, begins to court her.
8614"Return to Grace"49534.2Jonathan WestStory by : Tom Benko
Teleplay by : Hans Beimler
Dukat, KiraFebruary 5, 1996 (1996-02-05)40510-486
Dukat seeks Kira's help in regaining his rank in the Cardassian Union. Damar is introduced.
8715"Sons of Mogh"49556.2David LivingstonRonald D. MooreWorfFebruary 12, 1996 (1996-02-12)40510-487
Cast out of Klingon society because of Worf's dishonor, his brother, Kurn, asks Worf to kill him. Kira and O'Brien investigate a mysterious high-energy discharge just outside Bajoran space.
8816"Bar Association"49565.1LeVar BurtonStory by : Barbara J. Lee & Jenifer A. Lee
Teleplay by : Robert Hewitt Wolfe and Ira Steven Behr
Quark, RomFebruary 19, 1996 (1996-02-19)40510-488
After he nearly dies because his contract kept him from seeking medical help, Rom organizes the Guild of Restaurant and Casino employees, a union for Quark's downtrodden staff, and they go on strike when their demands for fairer treatment are rejected.
8917"Accession"49600.7Les LandauJane EspensonSiskoFebruary 26, 1996 (1996-02-26)40510-489
A famous Bajoran poet, Akorem Laan, who disappeared over 200 years ago, appears from the wormhole and convinces Sisko that he is the true Emissary, but when he announces a return to the pre-occupation caste system, Sisko points out it would disqualify Bajor for membership in The Federation. O'Brien is less than enthusiastic when Keiko announces she's expecting.
9018"Rules of Engagement"49665.3LeVar BurtonStory by : David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
WorfApril 8, 1996 (1996-04-08)40510-490
Worf accidentally destroys a civilian ship during battle and faces a hearing to determine whether he should be extradited to the Klingon Empire.
9119"Hard Time"49680.5Alexander SingerStory by : Daniel Keys Moran and Lynn Barker
Teleplay by : Robert Hewitt Wolfe
O'BrienApril 15, 1996 (1996-04-15)40510-491
O'Brien's mind has been altered to create memories of being incarcerated for 20 years on an alien world on charges of espionage and sedition.
9220"Shattered Mirror"49699.1James L. ConwayIra Steven Behr and Hans BeimlerSisko, Jake SiskoApril 22, 1996 (1996-04-22)40510-492
Sisko attempts to rescue Jake after he is lured into the war-torn Mirror Universe by his mother's living counterpart.
9321"The Muse"49702.2David LivingstonStory by : René Echevarria and Majel Barrett-Roddenberry
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
Odo, Jake SiskoApril 29, 1996 (1996-04-29)40510-493
While Odo assists a pregnant Lwaxana Troi, Jake falls under the spell of a mysterious woman, Onaya.
9422"For the Cause"49729.8James L. ConwayStory by : Mark Gehred-O'Connell
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
SiskoMay 6, 1996 (1996-05-06)40510-494
Sisko learns that his girlfriend Kasidy might be a Maquis smuggler. Garak has taken interest in Gul Dukat's half Bajoran daughter, Tora Ziyal.
9523"To the Death"49904.2LeVar BurtonIra Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt WolfeVariousMay 13, 1996 (1996-05-13)40510-495

Sisko and the Defiant crew join forces with the Jem'Hadar to stop a group of Jem'Hadar renegades from gaining power using an Iconian Gateway discovered in the Gamma Quadrant.

Note: First appearance of the Vorta Weyoun.
9624"The Quickening"49909.7René AuberjonoisNaren ShankarBashirMay 20, 1996 (1996-05-20)40510-496
Bashir tries to free the population of a Gamma Quadrant world in the Teplan system of an engineered disease left by the Dominion 200 years previously.
9725"Body Parts"49930.3Avery BrooksStory by : Louis P. DeSantis & Robert J. Bolivar
Teleplay by : Hans Beimler
QuarkJune 10, 1996 (1996-06-10)40510-497
Quark is diagnosed with a terminal disease, Dorek's Syndrome, and given a week to live. Due to an unavoidable accident on the runabout Volga, Miles' and Keiko's unborn baby is transferred to Major Kira by Dr. Bashir.
9826"Broken Link"49962.4Les LandauStory by : George A. Brozak
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
OdoJune 17, 1996 (1996-06-17)40510-498
Odo collapses and is taken to the infirmary. Bashir discovers Odo is losing his ability to maintain solid form.

Season 5 (1996–97)[edit]

No. in
TitleStardateDirected byWritten byFeatured character(s)Original air dateProd.
991"Apocalypse Rising"50015.9James L. ConwayIra Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt WolfeSisko, Worf, Odo, O'BrienSeptember 30, 1996 (1996-09-30)40510-499
Starfleet assigns Sisko to expose the Changeling infiltrator in the Klingon Empire.
1002"The Ship"50049.3Kim FriedmanStory by : Pam Wigginton & Rick Cason
Teleplay by : Hans Beimler
Sisko, Dax, O'BrienOctober 7, 1996 (1996-10-07)40510-500
While exploring in the Gamma Quadrant, Sisko, Dax, Worf, and O'Brien see a Jem'Hadar warship crash on a planet's surface. Odo arrests Dr. Bashir and Quark.
1013"Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places"50061.2Andrew J. RobinsonRonald D. MooreQuark, Worf, DaxOctober 14, 1996 (1996-10-14)40510-501
Worf finds himself attracted to Grilka, Quark's ex wife (episode 3.3), when she visits the station.
1024"...Nor the Battle to the Strong"50098.7Kim FriedmanStory by : Brice R. Parker
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
Jake Sisko, BashirOctober 21, 1996 (1996-10-21)40510-502
Dr. Bashir has been away at a conference and Jake Sisko has accompanied him to research a profile he is writing about the doctor. Returning in a runabout, they get a distress call from a Federation colony under Klingon attack.
1035"The Assignment"50124.3Allan KroekerStory by : David R. Long & Robert Lederman
Teleplay by : David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
O'BrienOctober 28, 1996 (1996-10-28)40510-504
Keiko returns from a journey and informs O'Brien that she is really an entity that has taken possession of his wife's body.
1046"Trials and Tribble-ations"4523.7Jonathan WestStory by : Ira Steven Behr and Hans Beimler & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore & René Echevarria
VariousNovember 4, 1996 (1996-11-04)40510-503
Darvin, a disgraced Klingon spy, travels back in time. The DS9 crew must prevent him from altering the timeline. Based on the original Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" by David Gerrold.
1057"Let He Who Is Without Sin..."50136.7René AuberjonoisRobert Hewitt Wolfe and Ira Steven BehrWorf, DaxNovember 11, 1996 (1996-11-11)40510-505
Worf and Dax vacation on the pleasure planet, Risa, and encounter unexpected dangers.
1068"Things Past"50144.6LeVar BurtonMichael TaylorSisko, Odo, Dax, GarakNovember 18, 1996 (1996-11-18)40510-506
Sisko, Odo, Dax and Garak are found unconscious. While Bashir attempts to revive their bodies, the four wake up during the Cardassian occupation of Bajor several years earlier.
1079"The Ascent"50245.2Allan KroekerIra Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt WolfeOdo, QuarkNovember 25, 1996 (1996-11-25)40510-507
Forced to crash land on a desolate planet, Odo and Quark learn they lost their communications system, replicator, and most rations in an explosion. Jake and Nog (temporarily back at DS9) find sharing quarters isn't as enjoyable as they thought it would be.
10810"Rapture"50387.9Jonathan WestStory by : L.J. Strom
Teleplay by : Hans Beimler
SiskoDecember 30, 1996 (1996-12-30)40510-508
An accident causes Sisko to have prophetic visions. When he finds an ancient Bajoran city, lost for 20,000 years, Kai Winn reconsiders her attitude towards him.
10911"The Darkness and the Light"50416.2Mike VejarStory by : Bryan Fuller
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
KiraJanuary 6, 1997 (1997-01-06)40510-509
Someone is killing former members of Kira's resistance cell and she might be next.
11012"The Begotten"50430.1Jesús Salvador TreviñoRené EchevarriaOdoJanuary 27, 1997 (1997-01-27)40510-510
When Quark discovers an infant Changeling, it has a profound effect on Odo. Meanwhile, Kira goes into labor.
11113"For the Uniform"50485.2Victor LoblPeter Allan FieldsSiskoFebruary 3, 1997 (1997-02-03)40510-511
Michael Eddington returns and Sisko becomes obsessed with catching him.
11214"In Purgatory's Shadow"50560.1Gabrielle BeaumontRobert Hewitt Wolfe and Ira Steven BehrVariousFebruary 10, 1997 (1997-02-10)40510-512
Worf and Garak journey to the Gamma Quadrant to investigate a coded Cardassian message. (Part 1 of 2)
11315"By Inferno's Light"50564.2Les LandauIra Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt WolfeVariousFebruary 17, 1997 (1997-02-17)40510-513
Gul Dukat aligns the Cardassians with the Dominion. The station must deal with a Changeling infiltrator. (Part 2 of 2)
11416"Doctor Bashir, I Presume"50590.1David LivingstonStory by : Jimmy Diggs
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
BashirFebruary 24, 1997 (1997-02-24)40510-514
Julian Bashir is selected to become the model for a Long-term Medical Hologram, until a family secret is revealed. Rom has great difficulty in telling Leeta something.
11517"A Simple Investigation"50606.6John T. KretchmerRené EchevarriaOdoMarch 31, 1997 (1997-03-31)40510-515
Odo falls in love with a woman, Arissa, involved in the Orion Syndicate.
11618"Business as Usual"50675.5Siddig El FadilBradley Thompson and David WeddleQuarkApril 7, 1997 (1997-04-07)40510-516
Quark's cousin Gaila, knowing Quark is desperate for funds, takes him on as a junior partner in his highly lucrative arms dealing business. With his mother Keiko away dealing with a plague on Bajor, Yoshi O'Brien will only stop crying when Miles holds him, making things difficult.
11719"Ties of Blood and Water"50712.5Avery BrooksStory by : Edmund Newton & Robbin L. Slocum
Teleplay by : Robert Hewitt Wolfe
KiraApril 14, 1997 (1997-04-14)40510-517
Tekeny Ghemor (episode 3.5) arrives on Deep Space Nine and reveals that he is dying.
11820"Ferengi Love Songs"50701.2René AuberjonoisIra Steven Behr and Hans BeimlerQuarkApril 21, 1997 (1997-04-21)40510-518
At the end of his rope, Quark returns home and discovers Moogie has a secret lover.
11921"Soldiers of the Empire"50839.2LeVar BurtonRonald D. MooreWorf, DaxApril 28, 1997 (1997-04-28)40510-519
Martok, Worf, and Dax go on a mission aboard a Klingon ship to search for a missing Klingon vessel. However, Martok's uneasiness about battle, a result of his captivity, affects his crew's morale.
12022"Children of Time"50814.2Allan KroekerStory by : Gary Holland and Ethan H. Calk
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
VariousMay 5, 1997 (1997-05-05)40510-520
An accident causes the crew to meet their own descendants - and presents them with an ethical dilemma.
12123"Blaze of Glory"50862.4Kim FriedmanRobert Hewitt Wolfe and Ira Steven BehrSiskoMay 12, 1997 (1997-05-12)40510-521
An act of desperation by the Maquis could plunge the Federation into war. The Maquis have 30 cloaked missiles headed to Cardassia which will cause an outbreak of war in the alpha quadrant.
12224"Empok Nor"50901.7Mike VejarStory by : Bryan Fuller
Teleplay by : Hans Beimler
O'Brien, GarakMay 19, 1997 (1997-05-19)40510-522
O'Brien, Garak, Nog and an engineering team go to Deep Space Nine's abandoned sister space station, Empok Nor, to salvage components. The away team soon discover that all is not as it seems.
12325"In the Cards"50929.4Michael DornStory by : Truly Barr Clark & Scott J. Neal
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
Jake Sisko, NogJune 9, 1997 (1997-06-09)40510-523
Jake wants to give his father a present to cheer him up, a 1951 Willie Mays baseball card. He enlists Nog to help him obtain it, but they run into complications with a mysterious geneticist, Dr. Giger. Kai Winn, worried over the prospect of a Federation/Dominion war and its effects on Bajor, meets with Dominion representative Weyoun.
12426"Call to Arms"50975.2Allan KroekerIra Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt WolfeVariousJune 16, 1997 (1997-06-16)40510-524
Faced with the realization that the Dominion are taking over the Alpha Quadrant, Sisko decides to mine the entrance to the wormhole with self-replicating cloaked mines, thus beginning the Dominion War.

Season 6 (1997–98)[edit]

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TitleStardateDirected byWritten byFeatured character(s)Original air dateProd.
1251"A Time to Stand"UnknownAllan KroekerIra Steven Behr & Hans BeimlerVariousSeptember 29, 1997 (1997-09-29)40510-525
Three months into the war, DS9 is still under Dominion control. Sisko and his crew are given a mission to destroy a vital Ketracel White facility deep in Dominion space using a captured Jem'Hadar ship. Jake is working for the Federation News Service. Odo is head of Terok Nor's security supported by the Vorta Weyoun.
1262"Rocks and Shoals"51107.2Mike VejarRonald D. MooreVariousOctober 6, 1997 (1997-10-06)40510-527
Sisko and his tired crew crash on a planet where they encounter a band of Jem'Hadar.
1273"Sons and Daughters"UnknownJesús Salvador TreviñoBradley Thompson & David WeddleWorf, KiraOctober 13, 1997 (1997-10-13)40510-526
While on General Martok's ship Worf is reunited with his estranged son, Alexander.
1284"Behind the Lines"51149.5LeVar BurtonRené EchevarriaSisko, Odo, KiraOctober 20, 1997 (1997-10-20)40510-528
Sisko creates a risky plan to disable a critical Dominion sensor array able to see 5 sectors out, while on Terok Nor, Kira, Jake, Rom and Odo seek to undermine the Cardassian/Dominion Alliance.
1295"Favor the Bold"UnknownWinrich KolbeIra Steven Behr & Hans BeimlerVariousOctober 27, 1997 (1997-10-27)40510-529
Learning of thousands of Dominion reinforcements gathering in the Gamma Quadrant, Sisko initiates a plan to retake Deep Space Nine and secure the wormhole before the minefield is detonated. (Part 1 of 2)
1306"Sacrifice of Angels"UnknownAllan KroekerIra Steven Behr & Hans BeimlerVariousNovember 3, 1997 (1997-11-03)40510-530
Sisko commands the Defiant and 600 Federation ships against a Dominion/Cardassian armada to retake Deep Space Nine. Damar has Kira, Jake, and Leeta arrested. (Part 2 of 2)
1317"You Are Cordially Invited"51247.5David LivingstonRonald D. MooreDax, WorfNovember 10, 1997 (1997-11-10)40510-531
Worf's plans for a traditional Klingon wedding hinge on Martok's demanding wife, Sirella, accepting Dax into their family.
1328"Resurrection"UnknownLeVar BurtonMichael TaylorKiraNovember 17, 1997 (1997-11-17)40510-532
The Mirror Universe counterpart of Kira's dead love, Vedek Bareil, takes her hostage on Deep Space Nine as he is running from the evil Alliance of his universe.
1339"Statistical Probabilities"UnknownAnson WilliamsStory by : Pam Pietroforte
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
BashirNovember 24, 1997 (1997-11-24)40510-533
Bashir attempts to reintegrate genetically engineered misfits into society, but they are asked by Starfleet to become a think tank when they provide insightful analysis of upcoming Dominion peace talks.
13410"The Magnificent Ferengi"UnknownChip ChalmersIra Steven Behr & Hans BeimlerQuarkJanuary 1, 1998 (1998-01-01)40510-534
Quark mounts a rescue mission when his mother, Ishka, is captured by the Dominion and Grand Nagus Zek offers a reward for her return.
13511"Waltz"51413.6René AuberjonoisRonald D. MooreSisko, DukatJanuary 8, 1998 (1998-01-08)40510-535
An attack on the Starfleet ship carrying Gul Dukat to a hearing for war crimes, as well as Captain Sisko who is to testify at the hearing, leaves the two of them stranded on a deserted planet together.
13612"Who Mourns for Morn?"UnknownVictor LoblMark Gehred-O'ConnellQuarkFebruary 4, 1998 (1998-02-04)40510-536
Morn is killed in an ion storm and Sisko informs Quark that Morn left his entire estate to him. But Quark has a little competition.
13713"Far Beyond the Stars"UnknownAvery BrooksStory by : Marc Scott Zicree
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
SiskoFebruary 11, 1998 (1998-02-11)40510-538
As Sisko considers leaving Starfleet due to the destruction of Captain Swofford's ship, the Cortez, he has a vision of himself as a science fiction writer in the 1950s.
13814"One Little Ship"51474.2Allan KroekerDavid Weddle & Bradley ThompsonVariousFebruary 18, 1998 (1998-02-18)40510-537
Dax, O'Brien, and Bashir board a Runabout, which is shrunken to four inches long as they investigate a rare subspace compression phenomenon.
13915"Honor Among Thieves"UnknownAllan EastmanStory by : Philip Kim
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
O'BrienFebruary 25, 1998 (1998-02-25)40510-539
Starfleet Intelligence recruits Chief O'Brien to infiltrate the Orion Syndicate to find a Starfleet informant.
14016"Change of Heart"51597.2David LivingstonRonald D. MooreWorf, DaxMarch 4, 1998 (1998-03-04)40510-540
When Jadzia Dax is critically injured on an away mission, Worf must choose between saving his wife and completing their assignment. O'Brien becomes obsessed with beating Quark at Tongo.
14117"Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night"UnknownJonathan WestIra Steven Behr & Hans BeimlerKiraApril 1, 1998 (1998-04-01)40510-541
When Dukat tells Kira that her mother, Kira Meru, did not die when Nerys was three, but was actually Dukat's lover, Kira goes into the past using the Bajoran Orb of Time to find the truth.
14218"Inquisition"UnknownMichael DornBradley Thompson & David WeddleBashirApril 8, 1998 (1998-04-08)40510-542
Bashir is accused of unknowingly spying for the Dominion.
14319"In the Pale Moonlight"51721.3Victor LoblStory by : Peter Allan Fields
Teleplay by : Michael Taylor
Sisko, GarakApril 15, 1998 (1998-04-15)40510-543
Sisko asks Garak to help him get the Romulans to join the war against the Dominion. However, Sisko finds that he might not be able to keep his ethics intact to do it.
14420"His Way"UnknownAllan KroekerIra Steven Behr & Hans BeimlerOdoApril 22, 1998 (1998-04-22)40510-544

Bashir shows off a new Holosuite program of a martini lounge with a 1960s Vegas singer named Vic Fontaine who is very perceptive; and gives advice to Odo when Kira visits her ex-lover Shakaar.

  • James Darren makes his first of several appearances as Vic Fontaine.
14521"The Reckoning"UnknownJesús Salvador TreviñoStory by : Harry M. Werksman & Gabrielle Stanton
Teleplay by : David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
SiskoApril 29, 1998 (1998-04-29)40510-545
Sisko is called to Bajor when an ancient tablet addressing the Emissary is discovered at B'hala.
14622"Valiant"51825.4Mike VejarRonald D. MooreJake Sisko, NogMay 6, 1998 (1998-05-06)40510-546
Jake and Nog come under attack by the Jem'Hadar and are rescued by a rogue Defiant class starship, the Valiant, under the command of Starfleet Red Squadron cadets.
14723"Profit and Lace"UnknownSiddig El FaddilIra Steven Behr & Hans BeimlerQuarkMay 13, 1998 (1998-05-13)40510-547
Quark helps out when Zek's status as the Ferengi Grand Nagus is put in jeopardy by proposing equal rights for Ferengi females.
14824"Time's Orphan"UnknownAllan KroekerStory by : Joe Menosky
Teleplay by : David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
O'BrienMay 20, 1998 (1998-05-20)40510-548
Molly O'Brien disappears in a vortex and reappears as an 18-year-old woman, but she is now feral, bringing great difficulty for her parents.
14925"The Sound of Her Voice"51948.3Winrich KolbeStory by : Pam Pietroforte
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
VariousJune 10, 1998 (1998-06-10)40510-549
The Defiant picks up a distress call from Captain Lisa Cusak, whose escape pod has crashed on a remote planet following the destruction of her ship, the Olympia.
15026"Tears of the Prophets"UnknownAllan KroekerIra Steven Behr & Hans BeimlerSisko, Dax, Quark, BashirJune 17, 1998 (1998-06-17)40510-550
Starfleet Command begins an offensive against the Dominion, and Sisko is chosen to lead the invasion of Cardassia, but the Cardassian/Dominion Alliance has secretly reinforced their borders with unmanned orbital weapons platforms.

Season 7 (1998–99)[edit]

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TitleStardateDirected byWritten byFeatured character(s)Original air dateProd.
1511"Image in the Sand"UnknownLes LandauIra Steven Behr & Hans BeimlerSisko, Worf, KiraSeptember 30, 1998 (1998-09-30)40510-551
With the Bajoran wormhole collapsed, Sisko struggles for a way to contact the Bajoran Prophets. The Romulans receive permission from the Bajorans to open a military hospital on the moon Dorna. General Martok offers Worf an opportunity to gain admission to Sto'Vo'Kor for Jadzia.
1522"Shadows and Symbols"52152.6Allan KroekerIra Steven Behr & Hans BeimlerSisko, Dax, Worf, KiraOctober 7, 1998 (1998-10-07)40510-552
A new Dax appears on the scene. Sisko's quest leads him to the truth about his existence. The discovery that the Romulan hospital is heavily armed leads Colonel Kira to set up a blockade of Derna. Bashir, O'Brien, and, surprisingly, Quark join Worf and Martok on a dangerous mission to destroy the Dominion shipyard.
1533"Afterimage"UnknownLes LandauRené EchevarriaDaxOctober 14, 1998 (1998-10-14)40510-553
Everyone who knew Jadzia Dax reacts strongly to Ezri Dax's presence, particularly Worf. Meanwhile Garak suffers from bad attacks of claustrophobia.
1544"Take Me Out to the Holosuite"UnknownChip ChalmersRonald D. MooreVariousOctober 21, 1998 (1998-10-21)40510-554
Sisko must train his staff to play baseball when the Vulcan Captain Solok, an old rival of his, challenges Sisko to a game while his ship is being repaired.
1555"Chrysalis"UnknownJonathan WestRené EchevarriaBashirOctober 28, 1998 (1998-10-28)40510-555
Bashir falls for a genetically enhanced patient, Sarina Douglas, that he brought out of a catatonic state using an experimental medical procedure.
1566"Treachery, Faith and the Great River"UnknownSteve PoseyStory by : Philip Kim
Teleplay by : David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
Odo, O'Brien, NogNovember 4, 1998 (1998-11-04)40510-556
A Vorta defector, Weyoun-6, gives Odo valuable information in exchange for asylum. Weyoun-7, the next clone in the series, pursues them. Meanwhile Nog engages in a series of barters to get a Graviton Stabilizer for Miles.
1577"Once More unto the Breach"UnknownAllan KroekerRonald D. MooreWorfNovember 11, 1998 (1998-11-11)40510-557
Kor (Ep 2.19, Blood Oath & 4.9, The Sword of Kahless), an aging Klingon hero, asks Worf to find him a battle assignment. Martok plans a "cavalry raid" of five birds of prey, hitting several key targets behind enemy lines to throw them off balance.
1588"The Siege of AR-558"UnknownWinrich KolbeIra Steven Behr & Hans BeimlerSisko, Dax, Quark, Bashir, NogNovember 18, 1998 (1998-11-18)40510-558
Sisko and crew relieve Starfleet troops under siege by Jem'Hadar at a key communications outpost, AR-558, the largest Dominion communications array in the sector.
1599"Covenant"UnknownJohn KretchmerRené EchevarriaKira, DukatNovember 25, 1998 (1998-11-25)40510-559
Dukat, now a religious leader of a Bajoran Pah-Wraith cult, holds Kira hostage. Mika, one of Dukat's followers, gives birth to a half-Cardassian child.
16010"It's Only a Paper Moon"52235.7Anson WilliamsStory by : David Alan Mack & John J. Ordover
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
NogDecember 30, 1998 (1998-12-30)40510-560
Nog struggles with PTSD from the traumatic battle of AR-558 where he lost his leg. So, he begins living with Vic Fontaine.
16111"Prodigal Daughter"UnknownVictor LoblDavid Weddle & Bradley ThompsonDaxJanuary 6, 1999 (1999-01-06)40510-561
Ezri goes to New Sydney to find O'Brien and uncovers some disturbing family secrets. Miles goes in search of the widow of Liam Bilby, Morica Bilby, whom he befriended in an undercover operation.
16212"The Emperor's New Cloak"UnknownLeVar BurtonIra Steven Behr & Hans BeimlerQuarkFebruary 3, 1999 (1999-02-03)40510-562
Quark and Rom cross into the alternate universe to rescue Grand Nagus Zek.
16313"Field of Fire"UnknownTony DowRobert Hewitt WolfeDaxFebruary 10, 1999 (1999-02-10)40510-563
Ezri summons Joran, a homicidal Dax incarnation from her past, for help in understanding the mind of a serial killer loose on the station.
16414"Chimera"UnknownSteve PoseyRené EchevarriaOdoFebruary 17, 1999 (1999-02-17)40510-564
A Changeling, Laas, asks Odo to leave the station and join his search for other shapeshifters.
16515"Badda-Bing Badda-Bang"UnknownMike VejarIra Steven Behr & Hans BeimlerFontaineFebruary 24, 1999 (1999-02-24)40510-566
The crew attempt to help Vic Fontaine when Vic's hotel is bought by mobsters Frankie Eyes and Carl Zeemo.
16616"Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges"UnknownDavid LivingstonRonald D. MooreBashirMarch 3, 1999 (1999-03-03)40510-565
While attending a diplomatic conference on Romulus, Bashir becomes an unwilling pawn of Section 31.
16717"Penumbra"52576.2Steve PoseyRené EchevarriaSisko, Dax, WorfApril 7, 1999 (1999-04-07)40510-567
Ezri searches for a missing Worf; Sisko makes plans to marry Kasidy Yates.
16818"'Til Death Do Us Part"UnknownWinrich KolbeBradley Thompson & David WeddleSisko, Dax, Worf, Dukat, WinnApril 14, 1999 (1999-04-14)40510-568
Captured by the Breen, Ezri and Worf undergo mental torture. Sisko agonizes over his broken engagement.
16919"Strange Bedfellows"UnknownRené AuberjonoisRonald D. MooreDax, Worf, Dukat, WinnApril 21, 1999 (1999-04-21)40510-569
An alliance is born between the Dominion and the Breen which will prove devastating for the Federation. Ezri and Worf are sentenced to death on Cardassia.
17020"The Changing Face of Evil"UnknownMike VejarIra Steven Behr & Hans BeimlerVariousApril 28, 1999 (1999-04-28)40510-570
The war reaches a crucial turning point when the Dominion retakes the Chin'Toka system, the only Allied foothold in enemy space. Meanwhile, Winn learns that Dukat plans to release the Pah-Wraiths, and Damar leads a revolt against the Dominion.
17121"When It Rains..."UnknownMichael DornStory by : René Echevarria and Spike Steingasser
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
VariousMay 5, 1999 (1999-05-05)40510-571
Sisko orders Kira, Garak and Odo to Cardassia to assist Cardassians in resistance tactics as Damar's rebellion gains ground; meanwhile, Bashir makes a shocking discovery about the disease that is ravaging the Founders.
17222"Tacking Into the Wind"UnknownMike VejarRonald D. MooreVariousMay 12, 1999 (1999-05-12)40510-572
Kira masterminds a plot to steal the Breen energy-dampening weapon and Worf instigates a power shift in the Klingon Empire.
17323"Extreme Measures"52645.7Steve PoseyDavid Weddle & Bradley ThompsonBashir, O'BrienMay 19, 1999 (1999-05-19)40510-573
As Odo falls gravely ill to the shape-shifter disease Bashir and O'Brien must get inside the mind of Luther Sloan, who holds Odo's cure.
17424"The Dogs of War"52861.3Avery BrooksStory by : Peter Allan Fields
Teleplay by : René Echevarria & Ronald D. Moore
Rom, Sisko, Kira, Garak, Zek, Worf,May 26, 1999 (1999-05-26)40510-574
Sisko takes command of a new ship; Kira and Garak face a Dominion ambush on Cardassia. Grand Nagus Zek has an announcement to make, as well as the Siskos.
"What You Leave Behind"UnknownAllan KroekerIra Steven Behr & Hans BeimlerVariousJune 2, 1999 (1999-06-02)40510-749 (575–576)

Sisko leads the Federation/Klingon/Romulan alliance in the offensive on the Cardassian homeworld. Dukat and Winn journey to the fire caves to release the Pah'Wraiths, and Damar leads his people in a revolution in an attempt to overthrow their Dominion oppressors.

  • Originally shown as a two-hour series finale, but in syndication is shown as two episodes.


In 1999, Trek Nation's Greg Fuller said the series had been successful among its peers, writing, "Even when it became a near-serial show (usually, long-term serial shows are ratings disasters -- witness Babylon 5) airing in prime-time in less than 60 percent of the nation, DS9 managed well over a 4.0 average in its final two years. As a general rule, a syndicated show needs to maintain a 3.0 to be successful, DS9 always maintained that despite the strikes against it."[1]

In 2019, CBR rated all Star Trek seasons, including separately ranking each season of each series.[2] They rated Season 6 as the very best season of any Star Trek season up to that time.

Their rankings
  • 1 – Season 6
  • 6 – Season 7
  • 15 – Season 5
  • 18 – Season 2
  • 20 – Season 3
  • 21 – Season 4
  • 26 – Season 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fuller, Greg (July 7, 1999). "Star Trek Ratings History". Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  2. ^ Roberson, Chris (January 4, 2019). "Every Star Trek Season of TV Ever, Ranked from Worst to Best". CBR. Retrieved March 26, 2019.

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