The Search (I)
Episode 1 of 26 within Season Three. Item 46 of 175 overall.
Production number 40510-447.
Ira Steven Behr - Story
Robert Hewitt Wolfe - Story
Ronald D. Moore - Teleplay
Kim Friedman - Director
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Stardate: 48213.1--Preparing for possible invasion by the Jem'Hadar, the soldiers of the Dominion, Kira determines that Deep Space Nine lacks the firepower to defend itself - until Sisko arrives in an experimental vessel called the Defiant, a warship originally designed to fight the Borg.

His plan is to travel with his officers into the Gamma Quadrant and locate the "Founders", the unseen leaders of the Dominion, with the purpose of demonstrating the Federation's peaceful intent. If this is impossible, the presence of the Defiant with all of its weaponry will show Sisko's determination to defend against an invasion.

original airdate--September 26,1994

network-- Syndication

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


Alien Races: Romulan, Jem'Hadar,Karemma, Changelings

Spaceships: U.S.S. Defiant NX-74205


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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regional titles

The Search (I)
La quête (I)
Die Suche (1)
In cerca dei Fondatori (I)
La búsqueda (I)