|Episode||1 & 2|
|Airdate||January 4, 1993|
|Directed by||David Carson|
|Teleplay by||Michael Piller|
|Story by||Rick Berman & Michael Piller|
|Executive Producers||Rick Berman & Michael Piller|
|Also Starring||René Auberjonois|
Siddig El Fadil
Deep Space Nine, a ramshackle space station or bitting the planet Bajor. For Commander Ben Sisko (Avery Brooks), this will be no easy assignment. He and his crew must help the Bajorans rebuild their world from the wasteland left by their enemies, the Cardassians. His crew includes a Bajoran ex-terrorist (Nana Visitor), a curmudgeonly shape-shifter (René Auberjonois), a Ferengi thief (Armin Shirmerman), and a dual entity (Terry Farrell) whose beautiful humanoid body is inhabited by a 300-year-old slug like lifeform.
Sisko's leadership abilities are soon put to the test as he faces a war with the Cardassians and a fateful encounter with the one man he holds responsible for the death of his wife - Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart)!