First Season

1x01+1x02 EMISSARY

Producer: Peter Lauritson
Teleplay: Michael Piller
Story: Rick Berman, Michael Piller
Director: David Carson
Cast: Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard), Camille Saviola (Opaka), Felicia M. Bell (Jennifer Sisko), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Joel Swetow (Gul Jasad), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Stephen Davis (Tactical Officer), Max Grodenchik (Ferengi Pit Boss), Steve Rankin (Cardassian Officer), Lily Mariye (Ops Officer), Cassandra Byram (Conn Officer), John Noah Hertzler (Vulcan Captain), April Grace (Transporter Chief), Kevin McDermott (Alien Batter), Parker Whitman (Cardassian Officer), William Powell-Blair (Cardassian Officer), Frank Owen Smith (Curzon), Lynnda Ferguson (Doran), Megan Butler (Lieutenant), Stephen Rowe (Chanting Monk), Thomas Hobson (Young Jake), Donald Hotton (Monk #1), Gene Armor (Bajoran Bureaucrat), Diana Cignani (Dabo Girl), Judi Durand (Computer Voice), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

In this, the two-hour pilot movie for the series, we are introduced to the characters who will become the permanent residents of Deep Space Nine. A description of each can be found in the introduction above.

This episode focuses mainly on the station itself and on Commander Sisko.


Producer: Peter Lauritson
Writer: Kathryn Powers
Director: Winrich Kolbe
Cast: Jeffrey Nordling (Tana Loss), Andrew Robinson (Garak), Gwynyth Walsh (B'Etor), Barbara March (Lursa), Susan Bay (Admiral Rolman), Vaughn Armstrong (Denar), Richard Ryder (Bajoran Deputy)

A member of the Bajoran terrorist group, Kohn Ma, comes on board the space station and Major Kira's loyalties are divided between her old loyalties to the Kohn Ma and her new loyalties to Bajor and the Federation. Tana Loss has a plan to obtain a bomb to destroy the wormhole in the belief that if the wormhole is destroyed, neither the Cardassians or the Federation would be interested in Bajor or the station any longer.


Producer: Peter Lauriston
Teleplay: Michael Piller
Story: Gerald Sanford, Michael Piller
Director: Paul Lynch
Cast: Rosalind Chao (Keiko), Edward Laurence Albert (Zaire), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Peter Vogt (Mob Leader), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Stephen James Carver (Ibudon), Tom Klunis (Old Man), Scott Trost (Bajoran Officer), Patrick Cupo (Bajoran Man), Kathryn Graf (Bajoran Woman), Hana Hatae (Molly), Diana Cignoni (Dabo Girl), Judi Durand (Computer Voice)

A man from Odo's past comes to the space station and is found murdered. Naturally, suspicion falls on the alien shapeshifter who had sent him to jail and was seen to have fought with him on the promenade. Sisko and his staff must find a way to clear Odo of Ibudon's murder. Meanwhile, Keiko, restless at having nothing to do on the station as a botanist, decides to open a school for the children living on the station.

1x05 BABEL

Producer: Peter Lauritson
Teleplay: Michael McGreevay, Naren Shankar
Story: Sally Caves, Ira Steven Behr
Director: Paul Lynch
Cast: Jack Kehler (Jaheel), Matthew Faison (Surmak Ren), Ann Gillespie (Nurse Jabara), Geraldine Farrell (Galis), Bo Zenga (Asoth), Kathleen Wirth (Aphasia Victim), Lee Brooks (Aphasia Victim), Richard Ryder (Bajoran Deputy), Frank Novak (Businessman), Todd Feder (Federation Male)

A mysterious illness which has the same symptoms as Aphasia, cripples the staff of the station. The staff race against time to find the cause of the sickness and a cure before people start to die.


Producer: Peter Lauritson
Teleplay: Jill Sherman Donner, Michale Piller
Story: Jill Sherman Donner
Director: Corey Allen
Cast; Gerrit Graham (Hunter), Scott MacDonald (Tosk), Kelly Curtis (Miss Sarda)

A visitor to the station from the Gamma Quadrant turns out to be the prey in a strange form of hunt practiced by his people.

1x07 Q-LESS

Producer: Peter Lauritson
Teleplay: Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Story: Hannah Louise Shearer
Director: Paul Lynch
Cast: Jennifer Hetrick (Vash), John de Lancie (Q), Van Epperson (Bajoran Clerk), Tom McCleister (Kolos), Laura Cameron (Bajoran Woman)

A shuttlecraft on an exploratory mission in the Gamma Quadrant finds Vash alone on a planet and in need of help. They bring her back to the station along with her curios from archeological digs in the quadrant. Q pays a visit to the station to try and convince Vash to travel with him again as they did when they left the Enterprise together in the episode QPID. Vash has no plans to go with Q and there is some obvious enmity between them. Instead, she joins with Quark in a business venture to sell the items she has found in the Gamma Quadrant. Meanwhile, a strange energy drain befuddles the crew of the station and draws them inexorably closer to the worm hole.

1x08 DAX

Producer: Peter Lauritson
Teleplay: D.C. Fontana, Peter Allan Fields
Story: Peter Allan Fields
Director: David Carson
Cast: Gregory Itzin (Tandro), Anne Haney (Arbiter), Richard Lineback (Selan Peers), Fionnula Flanagan (Enina)

The son of a woman from Dax's past as Kurzon Dax when he acted as ambassador to another planet, attempts to extradict her for the murder of his father and for treason. Dax refuses to defend herself in any way and the task of her defense befalls to Commander Sisko and Odo who must try to prove that Kurzon Dax (her old Trill identity) and Jadzia Dax (her current Trill identity) are not the same being.


Producer: Peter Lauritson
Teleplay: Morgan Gendel, Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Michael Piller
Story: Morgan Gendel
Director: Paul Lynch
Cast: Caitlin Brown (Ty Kajada), James Lashly (Lt. George Primmin), Christopher Collins (Dag), James Harper (Vantika)

A criminal captured on his way to DS9 to steal a shipment of diridium dies in a fire aboard his ship. Or does he? His captor, Ty Kajada who's spent a large portion of her life tracking Vantika doesn't think so even though Dr. Bashir certifies him dead.


Producer: Peter Lauritson
Teleplay: Frederick Rappaport, Lisa Ricj, Jeanne Carrigan-Fauci
Story: Michael Piller
Director: David Carson
Cast: Joel Brooks (Falow), James Lashly (Lt. George Primmin), Clara Bryant (Chandra)

A new alien race from the Gamma Quadrant pays a visit to DS9 and catches Quark cheating at games. Their leader, Falow, forces Quark to play a game without knowing the rules... or the real players - Sisko, Kyra, Bashir, and Dax.


Producer: Peter Lauritson
Teleplay: Ira Steven Behr
Story: David Livingston
Director: David Livingston
Cast: Max Grodenchik (Rom), Lou Wagner (Krax), Barry Gordon (Nava), Lee Arenberg (Gral), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Tiny Ron (Maihar'du), Wallace Shawn (Zek)

The Nagus, a leader of the Ferengis comes to DS9 to start up profitable enterprises in the Gamma Quadrant. But, he is ailing and cannot continue as Nagus and so selects Quark as his successor instead of others who consider themselves more worthy of the title.


Producer: Peter Lauritson
Writer: Sam Rolfe
Director: Winrich Kolbe
Cast: Cliff de Young (Kroden), Randy Oglesby (Akell), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Gordon Clapp (Myridon), Kathleen Garrett (Yareth), Leslie Engelberg (T'Ravan)

A visitor to the station (Kroden) from the Gamma quadrant tries to rob Quark and twin Myridon's who are trying to fence a valuable item. The robbery attempt is foiled by Odo who takes Kroden prisoner but not before one of the Myridon's is killed. While in custody, Kroden tells Odo that he's encountered other changelings in the Gamma Quadrant and a strange necklace he wears may hold the key to Odo's past.


Producer: Peter Lauritson
Teleplay: Richard Danus, Evan Carlos Somers
Story: Hilary Bader
Director: Paul Lynch
Cast: Camille Saviola (Kai Opaka), Paul Collins (Zlangco), Jonathan Banks (Shel-La)

Kai Opaka, makes a mysterious visit to the station and Commander Sisko, Major Kira and Dr. Bashir take her on a tour through the worm-hole. However, their ship is shot down by probes and crash-lands on a moon occupied by two groups of aliens engaged in an eternal war.


Producer: Peter Lauritson
Teleplay: Kurt Michael Bensmiller, Ira Steven Behr
Story: Kurt Michael Bensmiller
Director: David Livingston
Cast: Lawrence Monoson (Hovath), Kay E. Kuter (The Sirah), Gina Philips (Varis), Jim Jansen (Faren), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Jordan Lund (Wolban), Amy Benedict (Woman)

Two Bajoran factions in dispute over territory enlist Sisko's aid in negotiations. One faction, led by a inexperienced child named Varis, is holding lands claimed by the other faction, led by Wolban. The original boundary between the two is a river which had been diverted from its course by the Cardassians. Varis is befriended by Jake and Nog, who help her to find a compromise.

Meanwhile, Dr. Bashir and Chief O'Brien travel to Bajor to tend to an ailing leader of a village. The leader, known as The Sirah, is responsible for chasing away the Dal Mok that visits the village for 5 nights every year. The Dal Mok is a fearsome storm made up of unknown energy and The Sirah (or Storyteller) is the only one who can chase it away. When the Sirah dies of old age, he chooses O'Brien as his successor.


Producer: Peter Lauritson
Writer: Peter Allan Fields
Director: Les Landau
Cast: Brian Keith (Mullibok), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Nicholas Worth (Alien Captain), Michael Bofshever (Minister Turan), Terrence Evans (Baltrim), Annie O'Donnell (Keena), Daniel Riordan (First Guard)

On a mission to evacuate a Bajoran moon, Kira has to choose between her duty and her affection for a crusty old colonist who refuses to leave.


Producer: Peter Lauritson
Teleplay: Nell McCue Crawford, William L. Crawford, Michael Piller
Story: Nell McCue Crawford, William L. Crawford
Director: Robert Legato
Cast: Rosalind Chao (Keiko), Keone Young (Buck Bokai), Michael John Anderson (Rumpelstiltskin), Hana Hatae (Molly)

The imaginations of the inhabitants and guests of Deep Space 9 run wild, much to the detriment of the station.


Producer: Peter Lauritson
Teleplay: Don Carlos Dunaway, Michael Piller
Story: Jim Trombetta
Director: Les Landau
Cast: Majel Barrett (Lwaxana Troi), Constance Towers (Taxco), Michael Ensign (Lojal), Jack Shearer (Vadosia), Benita Andre (Venara)

A mysterious probe from the Gamma quadrant causes problems for the inhabitants of Deep Space Nine. Meanwhile, Lwaxana Troi causes problems for Odo because he recovered a piece jewelry of hers that had been stolen in Quark's.


Producer: Peter Lauritson
Writer: Joe Menosky
Director: Cliff Bole
Cast: Tom Towles (Klingon), Stephen Parr (Valerian), Randy Pflug (Guard), Jeff Pruitt (Ensign)

A Klingon ship returning from the wormhole explodes but not before the crew of the station are able to transport the captain to the station. The captain dies almost immediately, only able to tell them one word "Victory". After his death, all of the inhabitants, except Odo begin to behave... differently.

1x19 DUET

Producer: Peter Lauritson
Teleplay: Peter Allan Fields
Story: Lisa Rich, Jeanne Carrigan-Fauci
Director: James L. Conway
Cast: Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Robin Christopher (Neela), Norman Large (Captain), Tony Rizzoli (Kainon), Ted Sorel (Kaval), Harris Yulin (Marritza)

A Cardassian in need of medical help arrives at the station and is mistaken for a war criminal who commanded a mining camp where many Bajorans were forced to work for the Cardassians and where many of them were killed.



Producer: Peter Lauritson
Writer: Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director: David Livingston
Cast: Rosalind Chao (Keiko), Robin Christopher (Neela), Philip Anglim (Vedek Bareil), Louise Fletcher (Vedek Winn), Michael Eugene Fairman (Vendor)

In a wonderful parallel to our society, a Bajoran religious leader (Vedek Winn), objects to the things Keiko is teaching in her school on board the space station. In particular, she objects to Keiko not teaching Bajoran religion. Vedek's Winn's complaint, and the reaction of Bajorans on the station, sets Bajor against the Federation and threatens to destroy everything that Commander Sisko and the Federation have done to establish an alliance.