The Jem’Hadar

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Sisko decides to take Jake and Nog to the Gamma Quadrant so they can survey an unexplored planet for a school science project, but is not so happy when Quark tags along to try to curry favor with the station commander. But even Quark becomes a minor inconvenience when a female of an unknown species stumbles across Sisko’s camp while the boys are off collecting firewood. Alien warriors known as the Jem’Hadar appear out of nowhere using personal cloaking devices and take Sisko, Quark and the fugitive Eris prisoner. Eris reveals that the Jem’Hadar are the most feared and ruthless soldiers in the Dominion, a Gamma Quadrant government which has oft been spoken of by those from the other side of the wormhole, but has yet to make a personal appearance. One of the Jem’Hadar visits the station and delivers an ultimatum to Kira – the Dominion will no longer tolerate unwanted guests from the Alpha Quadrant in their territory. Starfleet sends the Galaxy class starship Odyssey to retrieve Sisko and the others, but even the tallest ship of the fleet cannot withstand the brute force of the Jem’Hadar.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr
directed by Kim Friedman
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Alan Oppenheimer (Captain Keogh), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Cress Williams (Telon), Molly Hagan (Eris), Star Trek: Deep Space NineMichael Jace (1st Officer), Sandra Grando (2nd Officer), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

Notes: Eris’ ability to generate a coherent burst of energy from her own body to use as a weapon was never seen again in other Vorta; either this ability was unique to her, or it was part of the charade. The use of a Galaxy class starship to demonstrate the Jem’Hadar’s offensive power was deliberate; producer Ira Steven Behr has commented that even the Enterprise-D probably would have been destroyed if it had shown up in the Odyssey’s place.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

The Search – Part I

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 48212.4: Preparations are being made aboard DS9 for an inevitable visit from the Dominion, but no one can escape the fact that the station would wither under an attack from the Jem’Hadar. Commander Sisko, having gone to Earth for Starfleet briefings on the threat from the Gamma Quadrant, arrives in the experimental Federation vessel Defiant, a small ship originally created to do battle with the Borg. Carrying more firepower than any other Starfleet ship and a cloaking device loaned by the Romulans, the Defiant is to go to the Dominion before the Dominion arrives in the Alpha Quadrant; if need be, the ship is also to take the fight to the other side of the galaxy. Another innovation brought about by Starfleet Command is the transfer of a Starfleet security officer to the station, relieving Odo of all but station-bound security matters. The shapeshifter withdraws in anger while Sisko assembles a crew for the Defiant’s mission to seek out the Dominion for negotiations, but joins the Defiant crew at the last minute. A trade contact of Quark’s offers some information but little help in the search for the Founders of the Dominion, but does point the crew out to a planet through which most Dominion communications pass. When the Defiant arrives there, Dax and O’Brien beam down and find the possible coordinates of the Dominion command center – and are captured by the Jem’Hadar, who have also arrived in force in orbit. The Defiant manages to take out only one Jem’Hadar ship and barely survives the withering assault of the remaining attackers. The Defiant is boarded and Kira is blasted unconscious in the ensuing melee. Odo takes her and evacuates in an escape shuttle, heading not back to the station, but to a planet in the Omarian Nebula with which he has been preoccupied since arriving in the Gamma Quadrant. The planet turns out to be the home of a race of life forms very like Odo himself, one of which welcomes him home.

Season 3 Regular Cast: Avery Brooks (Commander Benjamin Sisko), Rene Auberjonois (Odo), Siddig El Fadil (Dr. Julian Bashir), Terry Farrell (Lt. Jadzia Dax), Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien), Armin Shimerman (Quark), Nana Visitor (Major Kira Nerys)

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Ronald D. Moore
story by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
directed by Kim Friedman
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Salome Jens (Female Shapeshifter), Martha Hackett (SubCommander T’rul), John Fleck (Karemma), Kenneth Star Trek: Deep Space NineMarshall (Lt. Commander Eddington)

Notes: Salome Jens had previously appeared in a very Odo-esque makeup in the sixth season Next Generation episode The Chase; no connection was intended between the two characters. Martha Hackett would later surface on Voyager in the recurring role of Seska. This episode introduces the Defiant to Deep Space Nine; the new ship was intended to convince disgruntled Next Generation fans that the series’ action wasn’t simply confined to the station.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

The Search – Part II

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Odo has arrived on his home world, greeted by his fellow shapeshifters. He at last learns of his origins – he, along with hundreds of other newly-formed shapeshifters, were dispelled into the far reaches of space and genetically programmed to return home with their knowledge later; Odo is the first to make it back. But his homecoming is not without its complications – his fellow shapeshifters consider him tainted by the many years he has spent in the comapny of “solids,” and he has much to learn about his heritage. In the meantime, Sisko and Bashir, having escaped the Defiant in a shuttle, are picked up by Dax and O’Brien, who return them to DS9. Negotiations are now apparently underway between the Dominion and the Federation, but some of the proposed treaty’s stipulations have sinister undercurrents; the Romulans are being excluded from the talks, though the Cardassians, Ferengi and Klingons are being welcomed, and it is revealed to Sisko that the station – and Bajor – are being handed over to the Dominion. As the Jem’Hadar being walking over the station’s inhabitants, Sisko and his crew – and unlikely ally Garak – take up arms to try to take DS9 back from its new owners. Meanwhile, on the planet of the shapeshifters and unknown to all, the Founders lie in wait, conducting a terrifying experiment.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Ira Steven Behr
story by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
directed by Jonathan Frakes
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Salome Jens (Female Shapeshifter), Andrew Robinson (Garak), Natalija Nogulich (Admiral Nechayev), Martha Hackett (SubCommander T’rul), Kenneth Marshall (Lt. Commander Eddington), William Frankfather (Male Shapeshifter), Dennis Christopher (Borath), Christopher Doyle (Jem’Hadar Officer), Tom Morga (Jem’Hadar Soldier), Diaunte (Jem’Hadar Guard), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

The Abandoned

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Quark obtains the salvaged wreckage of a ship from the Gamma Quadrant and discovers an alien infant in some kind of container. The child is handed over to Bashir, who finds that its metabolic rate is incredibly accelerated. Within hours, the child seems to be at least eight years old and can already talk to and understand others. Later, as the boy evolves even more rapidly, it is discovered that he is an infant Jem’Hadar – and a chance encounter with Odo reveals that the boy is genetically programmed to respect changelings. Odo hopes that he can demonstrate to the boy that, just as Odo is not the same as the Founders of the Dominion, the child does not have to follow in the violent footsteps of his fellow warriors.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by D. Thomas Maio & Steve Warnek
directed by Avery Brooks
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Bumper Robinson (Jem’Hadar Boy), Jill Sayre (Marta), Leslie Bevis (Freighter Captain), Matthew Kimbrough (Alien High Roller), Hassan Nicholas (Young Jem’Hadar Boy)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

The Die Is Cast

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: One of the first priorities of the alliance between the Cardassian and Romulan secret police is to extract whatever information on the Founders that Odo may possess. At the wormhole, they briefly appear to the crew of DS9 as they decloak; Starfleet orders Sisko to keep the Defiant at the ready in the event of Dominion retaliation against the Alpha Quadrant. Starfleet is also sending more ships to the station as well. Sisko, however, deducing that Odo and Garak are aboard one of the ships, decides to leave DS9 ahead of schedule and retrieve Odo. What he does not know is that the Dominion has planned for the Cardassian-Romulan assault for a long time, and that he’s about to take the Defiant into the biggest space battle the galaxy has seen since Wolf 359.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ronald D. Moore
directed by David Livingston
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Andrew Robinson (Garak), Leland Orser (Lovok), Kenneth Marshall (Lt. Commander Eddington), Leon Russom (Admiral Toddman), Paul Dooley (Enabran Tain), Wendy Schenker (Romulan Pilot)

Notes: Leon Russom also wore the braids of the Starfleet Admiralty in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

The Adversary

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 48959.1: The party surrounding Sisko’s promotion to Captain is cut short when a Federation ambassador brings disturbing news regarding the Tzenkethi, former enemies of the Federation. According to the ambassador, a change of government within the Tzenkethi could spell trouble for Federation outposts along their border, and the Defiant is ordered to patrol that area to show the Federation flag. But en route, O’Brien finds that the Defiant has been sabotaged, and someone else has pointed the ship toward an attack on the Tzenkethi. The crew learn that their saboteur is a changeling on a mission to spark a war between the Federation and the Tzenkethi, thus keeping those two powers too busy fighting each other to defend against a Dominion invasion. Naturally, the task of tracking down and fighting the intruder falls to Odo, who will become the first changeling to break with a sacred tradition and harm one of his own kind.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
directed by Alexander Singer
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Kenneth Marshall (Eddington), Lawrence Pressman (Krajensky), Jeff Austin (Bolian), Dennis Madalone (Defiant Officer)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Hippocratic Oath

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 49066.5: Bashir and O’Brien, in the runabout Rubicon, are on their way home to the station after a routine biosurvey in the Gamma Quadrant when O’Brien detects a subspace magneton pulse which could indicate a ship in trouble. They track it to a planet thought to be uninhabited, where the runabout hits a plasma field and is forced to crash-land. The two are captured by a group of Jem’Hadar. But these Jem’Hadar are different – their leader, Goran’Agar, is actually free of their race’s genetic addiction to the enzyme known as Ketracel-white, and has brought the others here in hopes of freeing them as well from the “white” and the Dominion. Goran’Agar forces Bashir to work on a cure for the addiction, while O’Brien tries to convince the doctor to escape with him. Meanwhile, on the station, Worf finds he has a lot to learn about the way things are done in his new home, as he clashes with Odo over a smuggling investigation.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Lisa Klink
story by Nick Corea and Lisa Klink
directed by Rene Auberjonois
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Scott MacDonald (Goran’Agar), Stephen Davies (Arak’Taral), Jerry Roberts (Meso’Clan), Marshall Teague (Temo’Zuma), Roderick Garr (Shady Alien), Michael H. Bailous (Jem’Hadar #1)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

Homefront

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: As Dax observes that the wormhole has been opening and closing for no apparent reason lately, news comes that an important Federation/Romulan conference on Earth has been bombed, and security cameras have recorded a Changeling in the room at the time. Sisko and Odo go to Earth, where Sisko is made the acting head of Starfleet security, as well as visiting his father with Jake. With the help of Sisko’s old CO, Admiral Leyton, Sisko and Odo convince the Federation President to authorize stringent security measures. But it may be too late, as Earth’s power relays are sabotaged and Sisko is forced to institute martial law.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
directed by David Livingston
music by Dennis McCarthy

Deep Space NineGuest Cast: Robert Foxworth (Admiral Leyton), Herschel Sparber (Jaresh-Inyo), Susan Gibney (Benteen), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Brock Peters (Joseph Sisko), Dylan Chalfy (Head Officer)

Notes: Susan Gibney had previously played the part of Dr. Leah Brahms, one of the designers of the Galaxy class starship, in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (Booby Trap, Galaxy’s Child) and was even under consideration for the role of Voyager’s Captain Janeway.

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover with notes by Earl Green

Paradise Lost

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: A state of emergency has been declared on Earth, and armed Starfleet security officers are on the streets. But the activities of an elite cadre of Academy cadets on the night of the power outage arouse Sisko’s suspicions. He and Odo investigate, and learn that the sabotage was caused not by Changelings but by “Red Squad” under orders from Admiral Leyton, whose goal is to oust the President and take over Earth to fortify it against the Dominion. And Leyton is willing to do anything, even order one Starfleet ship to destroy another, to carry out his plans.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
story by Ronald D. Moore
directed by Reza Badiyi
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Robert Foxworth (Admiral Leyton), Herschel Sparber (Jaresh-Inyo), Susan Gibney (Benteen), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), David Drew Gallagher (Riley Shepard), Mina Badie (Security Officer), Rudolph Willrich (Academy Commandant), Brock Peters (Joseph Sisko), Bobby C. King (Security Chief)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

To The Death

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 49904.2: The Defiant returns from a mission to find that DS9 has been attacked by the Jem’Hadar. In pursuit of the raiders, they find another, damaged Jem’Hadar ship and beam aboard its crew and their Vorta supervisor, Weyoun, who tells Sisko that renegade Jem’Hadar have seized control of an Iconian gateway in the Gamma Quadrant. Sisko enters into an uneasy alliance on a mission to destroy the gateway before the renegades manage to restore it and gain the ability to instantly travel to any planet.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
directed by LeVar Burton
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Clarence Williams III (Omet’iklan), Brian Thompson (Toman’torax), Scott Haven (Virak’kara), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

Broken Link

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 49962.4: As Gowron agitates for the Federation to pull out of a sector claimed by the Klingon Empire, Odo begins suffering from a destabilization of his molecular structure which makes it difficult for him to maintain solid form. The only answer is for the Defiant to take Odo into Dominion space and ask for the Founders’ assistance. The Founders agree – in fact, they admit to causing Odo’s condition to force him to return and be judged for killing another Changeling. Odo accepts their judgment, pays the price…and learns a secret that will shake the Alpha Quadrant.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Robert Hewitt Wolfe & Ira Steven Behr
story by George A. Brozak
directed by Les Landau
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Salome Jens (Female Changeling), Robert O’Reilly (Gowron), Jill Jacobson (Aroya), Leslie Bevis (Freighter Captain), Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Andrew Hawkes (Amat’igan)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

Apocalypse Rising

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: The Federation and the Klingon Empire are now at war, and the only way to stop it is to prove that Gowron, the leader of the Klingon High Council, is a changeling. To expose the spy, Sisko and three officers – Worf, O’Brien, and a now-human Odo – must infiltrate a Klingon ceremony in disguise, and activate devices which will cause the changeling to lose its shape. But getting there, and staying undetected long enough to accomplish their mission, is much easier said than done…

Season 5 Regular Cast: Avery Brooks (Captain Sisko), Michael Dorn (Lt. Commander Worf), Rene Auberjonois (Odo), Terry Farrell (Lt. Commander Dax), Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien), Armin Shimerman (Quark), Alexander Siddig (Dr. Bashir), Nana Visitor (Major Kira)

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
directed by James L. Conway
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Robert O’Reilly (Gowron), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Marc Alaimo (Dukat), Casey Biggs (Damar), Robert Budaska (Burly Klingon), Robert Zachar (Head Guard), John L. Bennett (Towering Klingon), Tony Epper (Drunken Klingon), Ivor Bartels (Young Klingon)

Notes: Kira blames her pregnancy on Bashir in this episode, a gag which puts a crack in the fourth wall as Alexander Siddig really was the father of the child Nana Visitor was expecting at the time.

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover with notes by Earl Green

The Ship

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 50049.3: Sisko is leading an away team conducting a mineral survey on a planet in the Gamma Quadrant, when a Jem’Hadar warship crashes nearby. The team investigates and decides to take it home as a potentially invaluable aid to Starfleet intelligence. However, another Jem’Hadar ship arrives and destroys the away team’s runabout. It soon becomes plain that the Jem’Hadar and their Vorta supervisor desperately want something aboard the crashed ship. To stay alive, Sisko and the others must find out what it is.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Hans Beimler
story by Pam Wigginton & Rick Cason
directed by Kim Friedman
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Kaitlin Hopkins (Kelana), F.J. Rio (Muniz), Hilary Shepard (Hoya)

Notes: Apparently, Benzite medical science has either eliminated or minitaurized the breather apparatus worn by the Benzites seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation (Coming Of Age, A Matter Of Honor), since Hoya does not wear one.

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover with notes by Earl Green

The Begotten

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: When Quark sells him an injured baby Changeling he obtained through a trader, Odo becomes determined to find a way to communicate with it by teaching it to shapeshift. Unwanted help arrives in the form of Dr. Mora, the Bajoran scientist who studied Odo. Mora advocates the electrostatic techniques he used with Odo, while Odo is determined not to subject the Changeling to the pain he went through in his early days; their arguments resurrect the bitterness of their past history. Meanwhile, Kira prepares to give birth to the O’Briens’ baby at last.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Renè Echavarria
directed by Jesus Salvador Trevino
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Rosalind Chao (Keiko), Duncan Regehr (Shakaar), Peggy Roeder (‘Pora), James Sloyan (Dr. Mora Pol)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

In Purgatory’s Shadow

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: A coded message comes through the wormhole from the Gamma Quadrant, which Garak recognizes as a signal from his old superior and mentor, Enabran Tain, who had been presumed dead in the Dominion massacre of the Obsidian Order/Tal Shiar fleet. Worf and Garak are sent to investigate, but they are captured by Jem’Hadar and put in a prison where they find Tain, the real General Martok…and someone familiar from DS9 who has been replaced by a Changeling. Meanwhile, Sisko is faced with an imminent Dominion invasion, and must make the decision to close the wormhole.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Robert Hewitt Wolfe & Ira Steven Behr
directed by Gabrielle Beaumont
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Melanie Smith (Ziyal), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), James Horan (Ikat’ika), Paul Dooley (Enabran Tain), Carrie Stauber (Romulan), Jim Palladino (Jem’Hadar Guard)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

By Inferno’s Light

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: As a Dominion fleet comes through the wormhole, Dukat joins them, announcing that after months of secret negotiation, Cardassia is now a member of the Dominion. Dukat is now head of the Cardassian government. The Klingons are expelled from Cardassian space, and Dukat vows to retake the station; a new era dawns when Sisko meets with Gowron. Meanwhile, Garak and Bashir work on an escape plan, while Worf is put to work helping the Jem’Hadar train by fighting them. And the search for the saboteur aboard DS9 goes on.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
directed by Les Landau
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Melanie Smith (Ziyal), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Ray Buktenica (Deyos), James Horan (Ikat’ika), Carrie Stauber (Romulan), Robert O’Reilly (Gowron), Barry Wiggins (Jem’Hadar Officer), Don Fischer (Jem’Hadar Guard), Judi Durand (Station Computer Voice)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

A Call To Arms

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 50975.2: In order to stop the Dominion from sending caravans to Cardassia, Starfleet authorizes Sisko to place a minefield at the entrance to the wormhole. With war now imminent, a Bajor/Dominion non-aggression pact is signed with Sisko’s endorsement, to ensure Bajor’s survival. Rom and Leeta are married, and Worf and Dax become engaged, while Odo and Kira agree to set aside their relationship for now. When the Dominion attacks, the station must fight them off until the Defiant finishes setting the minefield – but all may already be lost.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Melanie Smith (Ziyal), Casey Biggs (Damar)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

A Time To Stand

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: It is three months after the beginning of the war, and things look bleak for the Federation. After a major defeat for Starfleet, Sisko and his crew are taken off the Defiant and given a new assignment. Bajorans return to Terok Nor under the Dominion treaty. Kira and Odo want the Bajoran security force restored as well, armed and with full authority as before. However, there will be a price. Meanwhile, Sisko’s new mission is to take the Jem’Hadar ship he captured last year and destroy what is believed to be the main Ketracel-white storage facility in the Alpha Quadrant, deep in Cardassian space. But will they even manage to make it there?

Season 6 Regular Cast: Avery Brooks (Captain Sisko), Michael Dorn (Lt. Commander Worf), Rene Auberjonois (Odo), Terry Farrell (Lt. Commander Dax), Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien), Armin Shimerman (Quark), Alexander Siddig (Dr. Bashir), Nana Visitor (Major Kira)

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Casey Biggs (Damar), Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross), Brock Peters (Joseph Sisko)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

Rocks And Shoals

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: In their commandeered Jem’Hadar warship, crippled and under attack, Sisko and crew take refuge in a nebula where they crash on a planet which is deserted – except for a troop of Jem’Hadar who have also crashed there. Their Vorta supervisor, Keevan, has been severely injured, and their supply of Ketracel-white has dwindled to one vial. When Garak and Nog are captured, Keevan arranges a trade for Sisko and Bashir, who is able to treat the Vorta. In exchange, Keevan makes a proposal which will enable Sisko and crew to survive–but not without a moral dilemma. Meanwhile, on Terok Nor, Kira finds it increasingly difficult to maintain neutrality.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ronald D. Moore
directed by Mike Vejar
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Phil Morris (Remata’Klan), Christopher Shea (Keevan), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Paul S. Eckstein (Limara’Son), Lilyan Chauvin (Vedek Yassim), Sarah MacDonnell (Neeley), Joseph Fuqua (Gordon)

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Behind The Lines

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 51145.3: On Terok Nor, Kira and Rom engineer a brawl between the Cardassians and the Jem’Hadar, a ploy which Odo had disapproved of. At this time comes the female Changeling, who has been trapped in the Alpha Quadrant by the minefield. Odo’s need for answers soon overcomes his distrust of her, and soon they are sharing the Link, to Kira’s dismay – which could spell disaster for the entire Alpha Quadrant. Meanwhile, Sisko is promoted to the position of adjutant to Admiral Ross, and must stay behind as the Defiant goes on a mission to destroy a vast Dominion sensor array.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Rene Echavarria
directed by LeVar Burton
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Casey Biggs (Damar), Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross), Salome Jens (Female Changeling)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

Favor The Bold

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Sisko’s plan to take back DS9 is approved by Starfleet, while on the station, Kira and Quark are anxious to free Rom, who has been scheduled for execution; but Rom urges Quark to destroy the antigraviton beam instead. Ziyal tries to talk to her father on Rom’s behalf, but he refuses, causing a renewed estrangement. With the minefield coming down within a week, Jake sends a message (via Morn) to his father, who hastens the assembling of the task force. Finally Sisko sets out, once more in command of the Defiant, to retake DS9 and prevent Dominion reinforcements from arriving through the wormhole – but Weyoun and Dukat are ready.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Melanie Smith (Ziyal), Casey Biggs (Damar), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross), Salome Jens (Female Changeling), William Wellman Jr. (Bajoran Officer), Bart McCarthy (Admiral Coburn), Ericka Klein (Admiral Sitak), Andrew Palmer (Jem’Hadar Soldier)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

The Sacrifice Of Angels

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: As the battle begins, Kira and her associates are “held for questioning.” Ziyal aids Quark in freeing them, and Kira and Rom head for the central computer core, aided along the way by Odo, who has broken away from the Female Changeling’s influence. Meanwhile, the Defiant breaks through the Dominion lines and heads for DS9 – too late to prevent the detonation of the mines. Then Sisko orders the Defiant into the wormhole to face the Dominion reinforcements.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Melanie Smith (Ziyal), Casey Biggs (Damar), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Salome Jens (Female Changeling), Darin Cooper (Cardassian Officer)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

Statistical Probabilities

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Four people who were genetically engineered as children and were institutionalized due to side effects of the treatment are brought to DS9 to meet Bashir, as an example of someone like them who is leading a productive life. Their insights into the war lead Bashir to believe they could be invaluable to Starfleet – but then they make a series of calculations which indicate that the only way to save Federation lives is to surrender to the Dominion.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Rene Echavarria
story by Pam Pietroforte
directed by Anson Williams
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Tim Ransom (Jack), Jeannetta Arnette (Dr. Loews), Hilary Shepard-Turner (Lauren), Michael Keenan (Patrick), Casey Biggs (Damar), Faith C. Salie (Sarina)

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The Magnificent Ferengi

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: The Grand Nagus contacts Quark with the news that Quark’s mother Ishka has been captured by the Dominion; Zek offers Quark 50 bars of latinum to rescue her. Quark, who wants to prove that Ferengi can be as heroic as anyone else, puts together a team consisting of himself, Rom, Nog, Leck, Gaila, and Brunt. They are hopeless as commandos, so Sisko arranges a prisoner exchange: Starfleet lets the Ferengi trade Keevan, a Vorta POW, for Ishka. But will Quark and his team survive long enough to make the exchange and save Moogie?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Chip Chalmers
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Jeffrey Combs (Brunt), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Cecily Adams (Ishka), Josh Pais (Gaila), Christopher Shea (Keevan), Hamilton Camp (Leck), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Iggy Pop (Yelgrun)

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One Little Ship

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 51474.2: The Defiant is surveying a rare subspace compression phenomenon in Federation space, with the aid of the runabout Rubicon, which is miniaturized (along with Dax, O’Brien, and Bashir), when they are attacked by Jem’Hadar who board the Defiant and capture its officers. The tiny Rubicon manages to get inside the Defiant, where the officers are working to retake the ship as they are made to repair the warp drive. Can the Rubicon’s crew somehow aid them…and can they ever return to normal size?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Scott Thompson Baker (First Kudak’Etan), Fritz Sperberg (Second Ixtana’Rax), Leland Crooke (Vorta), Christian Zimmerman (Third Lamat’Ukan)

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In The Pale Moonlight

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 51721.3: With things looking grim for the war effort against the Dominion, Sisko becomes convinced that he must somehow bring the Romulans into the conflict on the Federation side. He enlists Garak to find evidence of possible Dominion plans to attack Romulus; but such evidence can’t be obtained legitimately, so Garak persuades Sisko that they can manufacture the evidence – a fake holoprogram. What lengths will Sisko go to, and what rules will he break, even if it saves lives?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Michael Taylor
story by Peter Allan Fields
directed by Victor Lobl
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Casey Biggs (Damar), Howard Shangraw (Tolar), Stephen McHattie (Vreenak)

Original title: Patriots

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The Valiant

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 51825.4: Just after leaving a starbase with a diplomatic message for the Grand Nagus, a runabout carrying Nog and Jake is attacked by Jem’Hadar fighters, but the two are rescued by the USS Valiant, a Defiant-class ship manned by a crew of Red Squad cadets who were out on a training cruise when the war broke out. Nog is made Chief Engineer by Captain Watters, who plans to complete the Valiant’s mission of obtaining technical data on a Dominion battleship. Once this is accomplished, however, Watters decides to destroy the battleship – which may be a fatal mistake.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ronald D. Moore
directed by Michael Vejar
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Paul Popowich (Watters), Courtney Peldon (Farris), David Drew Gallagher (Shepard), Ashley Brianne McDonogh (Dorian), Scott Hamm (Parton), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

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The Tears Of The Prophets

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Starfleet has finally decided to go on the offensive in the war against the Dominion, and Sisko is chosen to lead the task force that will be sent to attack the Chin’taka system, a “weak spot” in Cardassian space. This he does, despite a warning vision from the Prophets. Meanwhile, Dukat has returned to Cardassia with what he claims is the key to victory. He breaks an ancient Bajoran relic, and becomes possessed by the pagh wraith inside. The results will be devastating to the Federation and Dominion alike, as well as to the crew of Deep Space Nine, who will lose someone very dear to them.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Marc Alaimo (Dukat), David Birney (Letant), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Casey Biggs (Damar), Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross), James Darren (Vic Fontaine), Michelle Horn (Saghi), Bob Kirsh (Glinn)

Notes: This was Terry Farrell’s final episode as a member of Deep Space Nine’s regular cast. As with Next Generation, Deep Space Nine’s cast was originally contracted for a six-year run with the option to renegotiate their contracts between the sixth and seventh seasons. Farrell opted not to return when she felt that the offered salary was not commensurate with her years of experience on the show, and tried to persuade the writers to reassign Dax to a new mission rather than killing the character off.

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Shadows And Symbols

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 52152.6: With Ezri Dax, Jake, and his father, Sisko goes to Tyree to seek the Orb of the Emissary. On the way there, and as he is digging in the desert, he begins having visions again – but are they from the Prophets or their enemies? Meanwhile, Kira leads a blockade against the Romulans in order to stop more weapons from being brought to Durna; and Worf, Bashir, O’Brien, Quark, and Martok go to Monak IV to destroy a Dominion shipyard so that Jadzia’s soul can get into StoVoKor.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Casey Biggs (Damar/Dr. Wyckoff), Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Deborah Lacey (Sarah Alien), Megan Cole (Cretak), Brock Peters (Joseph Sisko), Lori Lively (Siana), Cuauhtemoc Sanchez (Bajoran Crewman)

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Treachery, Faith, And The Great River

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Having received a coded message from a Cardassian informant, Odo goes to meet him, but instead meets Weyoun, who makes the astonishing statement that he has decided to defect to the Federation. On the way back to DS9 with the Vorta, Odo learns that this is actually the successor clone to the Weyoun he has known – and that another Weyoun has been activated and is demanding that his predecessor commit suicide. Meanwhile, O’Brien gets a lesson in the art of scrounging parts and navigating the “Great Material Continuum,” from Nog.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
story by Philip Kim
directed by Steve Posey
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun 6 and 7), Casey Biggs (Damar), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Salome Jens (Female Changeling)

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