Episode 1 of 19 within Season One. Item 1 of 175 overall.
Production number 40510-401.
Rick Berman - Story
Michael Piller - Story
Michael Piller - Teleplay
David Carson - Director
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Stardate: 46379.1 Three years after losing his wife during the battle against the Borg at Wolf 359, Commander Benjamin Sisko and his son Jake are reluctantly transferred to the space station Deep Space Nine in Bajoran territory.

Sisko has been ordered to oversee the repair of the station, which was heavily damaged during a period of Cardassian military occupation. But the discovery of a stable wormhole nearby soon turns the backwater station into a prized locale on the edge of an exciting new frontier.

original airdate--January 03,1993

network-- Syndication       

music--"Theme from Star Trek" "Where No Man Has Gone Before" by Dennis McCarthy


Alien Races: Borg, Bolian, Vulcan, Bajorans, Cardassians, Trill, Changeling, Ferengi, Lurian, 'The Prophets'

Starships: U.S.S. Saratoga destroyed, U.S.S. Melbourne destroyed, U.S.S. Rio Grande, U.S.S. Yangtzee Kiang, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D

Trivia--This takes place in 2367 and 2369.

Goof--During the attack, a supposedly solid fallen girder or column on the Promenade is seen to bend like foam when someone lands on it.


Commander Benjamin Sisko has been sent to a highly contested region of space to take control of Deep Space 9. His mission: to help the newly liberated planet of Bajor and guard the entrance to a just discovered, stable wormhole that opens up on the far side of the universe.

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alternative title

Also known as - The Ninth Orb

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