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The Epic Moments of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

This week, we continue our ongoing series of the most epic moments of Star Trek with the third series, Deep Space Nine.

Set for the first time on a stationary platform, the concept of life aboard a space station was a new idea for the franchise. Throw in the fact that the Federation was coming in to a formerly Cardassian-occupied system and were quite a long distance from direct Federation support, there was the potential for a big fat mess landing in Commander (later Captain) Sisko’s lap. Despite a rocky start, which seems to be the pattern for Trek series, Deep Space Nine followed TNG’s example with seven successful seasons and a triumphant send-off. The darkness of the series, new for the franchise that had portrayed up until then a much brighter future, allowed them to plumb the dark depths of the human soul without disturbing the atmosphere of the series.

Here are a few of my favorites, thought there are others too many to include here!

About Idril Mar

Fleet-Captain Idril Mar has been a member of Starbase 118 for well over a decade. She has held multiple command roles and currently is the senior non-Magistrate member of the Executive Council and the fleet's Judge Advocate General. In real life, she's a wife, a mom, and a sci-fi fan, the last of which amuses her political science colleagues and students to no end.
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