Jump to navigation Jump to search „Deep Space Nine“ redirects here. American science fiction star Trek: New Adventures Volume 5 PDF series created by Rick Berman and Michael Piller. It originally aired from January 3, 1993 to June 2, 1999 on syndication, spanning 176 episodes over seven seasons.
Författare: Mike Johnson.
Following the success of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Paramount Pictures commissioned a new series set in the Star Trek fictional universe. Changes were made to the series over the course of its seven-year run. The Next Generation, as a recurring character. Deep Space Nine centers on the formerly Cardassian space station Terok Nor. According to co-creator Berman, he and Piller considered setting the new series on a colony planet, but they felt a space station would appeal more to viewers, and would save the money required for a land-based show’s on-location shooting. They did not want the show set aboard a starship because Star Trek: The Next Generation was still in production, and in Berman’s words, it „seemed ridiculous to have two shows—two casts of characters—that were off going where no man has gone before.
While its predecessors tended to restore the status quo ante at the end of each episode, allowing out-of-order viewing, DS9 contains story arcs that span episodes and seasons. One installment often builds upon earlier ones, with several cliffhanger endings. Unlike Star Trek: The Next Generation, interpersonal conflicts were prominently featured in DS9. DS9, who felt that Roddenberry’s prohibition of conflicts within the crew restricted their ability to write compelling dramatic stories. In Piller’s words, „People who come from different places—honorable, noble people—will naturally have conflicts“.
Benjamin Sisko is the Starfleet officer placed in charge of Deep Space Nine. Kira Nerys is a Bajoran militia officer, former guerrilla fighter during the Cardassian Occupation of Bajor, and, as the station’s Bajoran liaison officer, Sisko’s second-in-command. Constable Odo is the station’s chief of security. He is a Changeling, capable of assuming any shape he wishes, but usually assumes a shape of a male adult humanoid.
Quark is the owner of a bar. Julian Bashir is the station’s chief medical officer. Although Human, his parents had him illegally genetically enhanced when he was a child because he could not keep up with his peers. Somewhat tactless, he nevertheless develops friendships with several of the station’s residents, particularly Miles O’Brien and, more ambiguously, a mysterious Cardassian named Garak. Jadzia Dax is the station’s Trill science officer. She shares a symbiotic existence with a long-living symbiont named Dax, who has already experienced seven prior lives „joined“ with other Trills.
Ezri Dax was added to the series after the abrupt departure of Terry Farrell. Farrell’s character was killed off and the writers introduced Ezri as a young Trill Starfleet officer and the next host of the Dax symbiont. Unprepared and untrained for the role, she is often frustrated by aspects of the symbiotic relationship and the eight lifetimes worth of memories she inherits. The fourth season saw the addition of Michael Dorn to boost ratings. Dorn had recently finished seven years on Star Trek: The Next Generation as the Klingon Worf. Miles O’Brien is the Chief of Operations, keeping the station in working order. He is married to botanist and teacher Keiko.
They have a daughter, Molly, and later a son, Kirayoshi. He decides not to follow in his father’s footsteps as a Starfleet officer, desiring to be a writer and reporter instead. He at first resents the idea of living on an old Cardassian space station, but soon learns to adapt. He develops a deep friendship with Nog, a Ferengi who is the station’s only other inhabitant in his age group. The setting of the series—a space station rather than a starship—fostered a rich assortment of recurring characters. It was not unheard of for „secondary“ characters to play as much of a role in an episode as the regular cast, if not more.