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Star Trek - Deep Space Nine, Episodes 1 & 2: The Emissary

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The time: the 24th Century. The setting:Deep Space Nine,a ramshackle space station orbiting the planet Bajor. The mission: to help the Bajorans rebuild their world from the wasteland left by their enemies, The Cardassians. For Commander Ben Sisko (Avery … see full wiki

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The best pilot of all the Star Trek series, by the end you know all the main characters and the situation very well

  • Apr 5, 2009
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I watched the ST:DSN series for several years before I ever watched this one, the pilot episode. Therefore, it took me some time before I began to understand the situation and the regular characters of the series. Clearly, in this, the third Star Trek series, the producers got the pilot exactly right. Unlike the pilot of the original series and The Next Generation, the context and the main characters are all clearly established. The situation on Bajor, the Cardassian threat, Commander Sisko's past and his dislike of Captain Picard are all handled in just the right amount of detail to get the series off in the proper manner.
Commander Sisko is ordered to take command of Deep Space Nine, a space station orbiting Bajor that has just been abandoned by the Cardassians. However, before they left the Cardassian soldiers destroyed everything they could. Sisko is also unfamiliar with Bajor religious tradition, so at first he is baffled by his invitation to visit with the high priestess of Bajor. There is also the recurring threat from the Cardassians, as there are still elements of the Cardassian military that would like to regain control of the station and the planet Bajor.
Through it all, Sisko maintains a smiling and jovial demeanor when dealing with his crew, which keeps him on an even keel and helps pull him through the difficult times, especially when he is reliving his most precious moments with his dead wife Jennifer. She was killed in the original battle between the Borg and the Federation when Captain Picard was captured and assimilated by the Borg. I enjoyed this episode, having watched it several times, which is more than what has happened with "Encounter at Farpoint", the pilot of "The Next Generation." Even the presence of "Q" in that episode has not been enough to attract me to watch "Encounter at Farpoint" on a regular basis.

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Studio: Paramount

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