Terry Farrell, formerly Jadzia Dax on DS9 who now stars on CBS'
can be seen in two magazines currently on newstands. She is on the
cover of Walking Magazine (left) and a travel diary of her trip
to Kenya can be found in In Style Magazine.
Some pictures are below, courtesy of Suzanne Gordon. The full
photo spreads of both magazines in their full size can be found here.
Star Trek News in the News: This Site Mentioned
in USA Today!
In an article published in USA Today
on Friday, May 28 this site was mentioned in a feature about the end of
Deep Space Nine and the future of the Star Trek franchise. Check
out the article here!
The Future of DS9
Although at this point, Paramount has no plans to bring back Deep Space
Nine in any form-- whether that be a feature film or TV movie, this section
of the site will remain active for the next little while, focusing primarily
on viewer reactions to the end of DS9 and the show as a whole, as well
as continue to keep up with news dealing with the cast or producers of
Deep Space Nine Nominated for Emmys!
OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION FOR A SERIES
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine • Prodigal Daughter • Paramount Pictures
Herman Zimmerman, Production Designer; Randy McIlvain, Art Director;
Laura Richarz, Set Decorator.
Competition: Ally McBeal, Buddy Faro, The Sopranos, The X-Files.
OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A SERIES
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine • Badda-Bing Badda-Bang • Paramount
Norma Lee, Head Hairstylist; Brian Andrew Tunstall, Gloria Pasqua
Casny, Rebecca DeMorrio, Laura Connolly, Lauren Upshaw, Frank Fontaine,
Timothy Jones, Susan Maust, Angela Gurule, Gloria Ponce, Virginia Grobeson,
Linda Sharp, Hairstylists. Competition: MADtv, Saturday Night Live, Tracey Takes On...,
That 70s Show.
OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A SERIES
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine • Dogs Of War • SYN • Paramount Pictures
Camille Calvet, Michael Westmore, Dean Jones, Mark Bussan, Mary
Kay Morse, Ellis Burman, Belinda Bryant, Karen Iverson, Karen Westerfield,
Bradley M. Look, David Quaschnick, Earl Ellis, Joe Podnar, Stephen R. Weber,
Jeffrey Lewis, Sandra Rowden, Toby Lamm, Michael Blake, June Westmore,
Judith Silverman-Orr, Craig Smith, Kevin Haney, Suzanne Diaz, Scott Wheeler,
James Rohland, Tina Kalliongis-Hoffman, Natalie Wood, Makeup Artists. Competition: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Saturday Night
Live, Tracey Takes On..., The X-Files.
OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS FOR A SERIES
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine • What You Leave Behind • Paramount
Dan Curry, Visual Effects Producer/Supervisor; Gary Hutzel, David
Stipes, Visual Effects Supervisors; Adam Buckner, Arthur J. Codron, Judy
Elkins, Visual Effects Coordinators; Gary Monak, Special Effects Supervisor;
Paul Maples, Visual Effects Cameraman; Steve Fong, Don Greenberg, Paul
Hill, Davy T. Nethercutt, Visual Effects Compositors; Kevin P. Bouchez,
Greg Rainoff, Visual Effects Animators; Rob Bonchune, David Lombardi, CGI Supervisors. Competition: Total Recall 2020, Voyager: "Dark Frontier",
"Thirty Days", "Timeless".
Nana Visitor Chat
Nana Visitor had a chat at TV Guide Online. [Transcript]
Deep Space Nine on the Cover of TV Guide
In honor of the series finale of Deep Space Nine, TV Guide has issued
four collector covers for it's issue coming out the week of May 24.
The article dealing with the end of the series can be found at:
Deep Space Nine on the Cover of TV Guide in Canada
The Canadian edition of TV Guide
also issued four collector covers in honor of the end of DS9. The
covers were different than those issued in the United States, and featured
only Sisko, Kira, Odo and Quark.
There have been a number of interviews recently with the cast and producers
of DS9, regarding the end of the series and the show as a whole.
Written by René Echevarria, Directed by
When Worf is reported MIA after a battle with the Jem'Hadar, Ezri,
overwhelmed by memories of Dax's life with Worf, steals a runabout to continue
the search for him. After finding him in the Badlands, the two are
forced to evacuate their runabout and take refuge on a planet surface,
they are found and taken prisoner by the Breen.
Said Nicole deBoer in her recent chat
at the Star Trek Continuum:
Q: Do you get along better with Michael Dorn than Ezri does with
Nicole deBoer: I get along with Michael very well. However, I don't get along
as well as Ezri gets along with Worf at times... and I don't want to give
From EON MAGAZINE's interview
with Nicole de Boer:
It wasn’t long after getting settled into the role DeBoer began
to assert her re-visioning of her character, and began to engage in the
long tradition of TREK actors suggesting to the writers how things should
"There have been a couple of times when the writing wasn’t natural,"
she says. "I did some stuff with Michael Dorn recently where it’s just
Ezri and Worf, because we’re trapped together somewhere. [In the upcoming
episode PENUMBRA]. I knew one thing for sure: that was important. Ezri
and Worf are important for the viewers. They’re all waiting to see what
will happen with Ezri and him because of his history with Jadzia. It was
a pivotal scene. Michael and I both worked really hard because there were
a couple of lines where we didn’t feel natural or right or it wasn’t working
for us. We wanted this scene to work for us. The writer came down to the
set and we all worked with it and we shot the scene and it worked really
well. I think it’s going to be a really good show. You walk away from that
thinking you put in a good day’s work."
WHILE EZRI SEARCHES FOR A MISSING WORF, SISKO MAKES PLANS TO MARRY
As Sisko revels in the purchase of Bajoran land, where he hopes to
finally build his dream house, word reaches the station that Worf is missing
in action after a fierce battle with the Dominion. Due to strategic concerns,
Sisko calls off the search party before Worf can be found. Overcome by
memories of Jadzia's life with Worf, Ezri steals a runabout and goes in
search of Worf herself.
Guest starring Penny Johnson as Kasidy Yates,
Jeffrey Combs as Weyoun, Marc Alaimo as Gul Dukat, Casey Biggs as Damar,
Deborah Lacey as Sarah and Salome Jens as Female Shapeshifter.
Damar is shown to be troubled by the sacrifice of the Cardassians fighting
the war, noting that there isn't one family that hasn't been directly affected
by the losses endured by the conflict. At the same time, he expresses bitterness
at the Dominion's insensitivity to Cardassia's casualties, given their
use of replacable and expendible troops like the Jem'Hadar. This conflict
likely lays the seeds for Damar's change of heart.
After having no success in curing the Changeling Degenerative Disease,
the Female Shapeshifter orders the extermination of all Vorta doctors and
the activation of their clones, whom she hopes will bring a fresh perspective
to the problem.
The Female Shapeshifter has a new subspace communications terminal installed
in her quarters, probably used for negotiating with the Breen.
Also, the Female Shapeshifter expresses worry that the Dominion will show
weakness (due to the illness) which their Cardassian allies will capitalize
Til Death Do Us Part
Written by Bradley Thompson
and David Weddle, Directed by Winrich Kolbe.
On the eve of his marriage to Kasidy Yates, Sisko continues to recieve
ominous visions from the Sarah-Prophet warning him against the union.
Meanwhile, Worf and Ezri, who are still being held by the Breen, contemplate
their renewed relationship. Masquerading as a Bajoran named
Anjohl, Gul Dukat returns to the station as the Guide appointed to Kai
Winn by the Pah Wraiths, who are trying to seduce her away from the Prophets.
AS SISKO AGONIZES OVER HIS BROKEN ENGAGEMENT, DUKAT'S LATEST EVIL PLAN
Kai Winn arrives at the station to "assist" Sisko with his wedding,
and he admits the Prophets warned he would face a great trial in his future.
Later, Winn has a long-awaited vision from the Prophets, who reveal that
a "Guide" will soon visit her; the Prophets hope that, together, the two
will lead Bajor's Restoration. Shortly before Sisko tells Kasidy that they
must call off their wedding, Dukat, surgically altered to look like a Bajoran,
appears on the Promenade.
Special Guest Star: Louis Fletcher as Kai
Winn. Guest starring Jeffrey Combs as Weyoun, Penny Johnson as Kasidy Yates,
Marc Alaimo as Gul Dukat/Anjohl, Casey Biggs as Damar, Barry Jenner as
Admiral Ross, Deborah Lacey as Sarah, Aron Eisenberg as Nog, James Otis
as Solbor and Salome Jens as Female Shapeshifter.
Kai Winn returns to the station and her first name is revealed: Adomi.
Winn has never had a vision from the Prophets, but the Pah Wraiths and
Dukat are working hand in hand to seduce her over to their side.
Solbor, Kai Winn's aide, is introduced, and will soon be killed by her
when he becomes suspicious of her involvement with the Pah Wraiths.
Strange Bedfellows (was: Eclipse)
Written by Ronald D.
Moore, Directed by Rene Auberjonois.
Worf and Ezri are given to the Dominon as "gifts" from the Breen on
the eve of their alliance. Slated for execution, Worf manages to
kill Weyoun during an interrogation and is assisted in escape by Damar,
who has grown to come against the Cardassian/Dominion alliance.
WHILE WORF AND EZRI FACE EXECUTION, AN ALLIANCE BETWEEN ENEMIES THREATENS
TO TURN THE TIDE OF THE WAR AGAINST THE FEDERATION.
Worf and Ezri are beamed aboard a Jem'Hadar ship, where the Female
Shapeshifter and Thot Gor, the respective leaders of the new Dominion-Breen
alliance, prepare to sign a treaty designed to destroy the Federation and
end the war. However, Damar objects to signing it because of concessions,
made to Thot Gor, which could harm Cardassia. Meanwhile, Kai Winn and Dukat
seal their bond by pledging to restore Bajor - even if the Emissary stands
in their way.
Special Guest Star: Louis Fletcher as Kai
Winn. Guest stars Penny Johnson as Kasidy Yates, Jeffrey Combs as Weyoun,
Marc Alaimo as Gul Dukat/Anjohl, Casey Biggs as Damar, J.G. Hertzler as
Martok, James Otis as Solbor and Salome Jens as Female Shapeshifter.
Worf and Ezri decide that they are just "friends", and a little bit more.
Kai Winn abandons the Prophets, in the pursuit of personal power.
The Changing Face of Evil
Written by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler,
Directed by Mike Vejar.
Kai Winn begins investigating the existence of the Pah Wraiths and
is forced to turn against her aide; meanwhile she learns Anjohl's secret.
The Dominion/Breen Alliance is bolstered by a powerful Breen weapon
which manages to destroy the Defiant in a battle to retake the Chin'toka
system, which was captured in "Tears of the Prophets" and lost here.
Growing more disturbed by the nature of the Cardassian/Dominion alliance,
Damar plots to create a Cardassian resistance movement and announces that
Cardassia is really under Dominion occupation.
Special Guest Star: Louise Fletch as Kai
Winn. Guest Starring: Jeffrey Combs as Weyoun, Penny Johnson as Kasidy
Yates, Marc Alaimo as Gul Dukat/Anjohl, Casey Biggs as Damar, J.G. Hertzler
as Martok, Aron Eisenberg as Nog, Barry Jenner as Admiral Ross, James Otis
as Solbor, John Vickery as Gul Rusot and Salome Jens as Female Shapeshifter.
Winn learns that Anjohl is really Dukat. Although she severs her
romantic affiliation with him, since he still offers her unlimited power,
they are still allies.
The Chin'toka system is re-taken, and thus the Federation no longer has
a foothold in to Cardassian territory.
When it Rains...
Written by Rene Echevarria, Directed by Michael
Odo finds that he has become a victim of the Changeling Degenerative
Disease, while Bashir and O'Brien race to find a cure.
Eager to aid Damar's rebel movement on his homeworld against the Dominion,
Sisko orders Kira to put her antipathy for the Cardassian aside and train
his staff in resistance tactics. Bashir asks Odo to assist in his medical
project by donating the Changeling-equivalent of a skin sample. On Bajor,
Kai Winn studies the forbidden text of the Kosst Amojan to learn how to
release the evil Pah-wraiths. Hoping to ease Cardassian sentiment against
the Bajoran Kira, Sisko givers her a Starfleet commission and uniform.
Dukat, trying to read the forbidden Book of the Kosst Amojin has his eye
sight taken by the Pah Wraiths.
Winn, now having the secrets of the Pah Wraiths for herself, throws Dukat
on to the street until he can return in to the favor of the Pah Wraiths.
Odo now begins exhinbiting the signs of the Changeling disease, which was
introduced to him when he was at Starfleet Headquarters in "Homefront"/"Paradise
Lost" (and then spread to the rest of his people when he linked with the
Female Founder in "Behind the Lines".
When Odo got the disease is a bit of a mystery: the timeframe would
seem to match "Homefront" and "Paradise Lost". Interestingly, Odo
was to the home planet of the Changelings in "Broken Link", where he was
in contact with the Great Link. Does this mean that every
Changeling has the disease, or just the Alpha Quadrant Changelings?
And why would Section 31 commit an act of genoicide against a species that
the Federation isn't formally at war with?
Gul Rusot is also the name of Odo's informant in "Treachery, Faith and
the Great River", yet oddly, Odo doesn't seem to recognize him. Maybe
Rusot is just a popular name on Cardassia.
Tacking in to the Wind
Written by Ronald D. Moore, Directed by Mike
Odo continues to suffer from the Degenerative Disease afflicting his
people, but tries to hide it from Kira, with whom he is on a mission to
steal a Jem'Hadar ship equipped with the Breen weapon.
Chancellor Gowron, who was last seen in "By Inferno's Light", returns
in this episode. Making risky decisions on the part of the Klingon Empire
in fighting the war, Sisko, Martok and Worf come to oppose Gowron. Worf
challenges Gowron to a battle to the death-- and is successful. Renouncing
his title for himself, he offers it to Martok instead.
Vorta Luaran is played by Kitty Swink, Armin Shimerman's real life wife.
The Changeling Disease is accelerated by shapeshifting activity, which
still doesn't explain why Odo is only experiencing the symptoms now and
why they are taking a toll on him so quickly.
Worf does the Klingon Death Howl for Gowron.
Odo can replicate the exact level of decay of the Female Changeling, even
though he's never seen her while she's been sick.
Rusot is killed by Damar.
Extreme Measures (was: Night Tremors)
Written by David Weddle & Bradley Thompson,
Directed by Steve Posey.
Deals with Quark, Rom, Leeta and Nagus Zek.
Bashir and O'Brien toil with curing the Changeling disease, ultimately
learning that Section 31 may be involved with it, leading them to try to
lure Sloan back to the station in hopes of curing Odo. Unfortunately
for them, Sloan is fatally injured and to extract the information they
need from him O'Brien and Bashir must enter his mind.
Presumedly guest stars William Sadler.
This episode will tie up the Sloan character, but not the Section 31
Sloan's first name is Luther.
It's no wonder the war is going so badly with this "intelligence" agency
working for the Federation: Not only do they send the agent who knows
Bashir personally to the station, they send him straight to his bedroom.
Speaking of which...
Bashir and O'Brien really, really like each other. But O'Brien still
loves his wife. Take that as you may.
Shapeshifting activity is known to speed up the progress of the Degenerative
Disease, and yet Odo retains his humanoid form. Shouldn't he revert
to a liquid if he wants to slow it down?
Bashir is suddenly "passionate" about Ezri, even though he barely spends
any time with her.
The cure for the disease takes full effect in no less than 15 seconds.
Sloan formats his mindscape to look exactly like DS9 to make Bashir and
O'Brien feel comftorable, even though it's unlikely that he has spent enough
time on the station to be able to remember, much less duplicate all of
the station's interior design.
Speaking of the "intelligence" of Section 31's agents, Sloan insists he
doesn't know the cure, but when Bashir tells him that he's going to look
in to his mind Sloan yells "No, don't do that!" Real subtle,
Sloan dies, thanks to a suicide pill.
Section 31 doesn't have an office or base of operations.
Section 31 had an Agent in former President Jaresh-Inyo's cabinet.
The Dogs of War
Written by Ronald D. Moore & Rene Echevarria,
Directed by Avery Brooks.
A new Defiant arrives at DS9 to aid in the war effort, while
Kira and Garak, on Cardassia to assist the resistance, are forced to take
Damar in to hiding.
Features the return of Mila, Tain's housekeeper from "The Wire".
Kasidy Yates is carrying Sisko's child. (Is that where Jake
Rom is appointed the new Nagus for Ferenginar.
Ferenginar is in the midst of significant reforms: the introduction
of taxes and social programs such as pensions and health care. You
even have to get a receipt to claim a tax deduction on bribes! What
has Ferenginar come to?
The Dominion has appointed a new leader to take the place of Damar.
The Dominion cracks down on Damar's rebel forces, crushing them completely.
Weyoun's addresses to Cardassia uses heavy doses of (surprise, surprise)
The scenes of destruction in Weyoun's address are all re-used effects shots,
most of them come from "Tears of the Prophets" or "Once More Unto the Breach".
The new ship stationed at Deep Space Nine was originally named the U.S.S.
Sao-Paulo, but Starfleet has given special dispensation to Sisko to rename
it the Defiant-A.
What You Leave Behind
Written by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler,
Directed by Allan Kroeker, Composed by Dennis McCarthy.
Deals with, in part, the end of the war, Odo's status as a changeling
and his relationship with Kira, Worf's status as a Klingon and his relationship
with Dax, Sisko's status as a Starfleet officer and Emmisary to the Bajoran
people and his relationship with Kasidy, Jake's status as a "reporter"/loiterer
on the station, and his relationship with whoever he had a relationship
with on the show, Nog's status as an Ensign and his artificial leg, O'Brien
and Bashir's friendship, Kira's faith in the Prophets, Dukat's latest diabolical
plans et al.
But to answer the question you really wanted answered: Yes! Vic Fontaine
sing in this episode!
The Cardassians turn on their Dominion allies in battle, causing the Female
Changeling to order all Dominion troops to fall back to Cardassia.
(Whether this means they surrendered all their occupied worlds is never
Choosing to press on with the battle despite the likelihood of massive
losses, the Federation bottles the Dominion around the planet, but the
Female Changeling, who is dying, vows to make Federation victory taste
After resistance forces commit acts of sabotage on Cardassia against the
government, the Dominion responds by destroying Lakarian City, a city of
over two million.
Mila is killed by Dominion troops looking for Damar.
The door to the Dominion Headquarters was made out of the extremely durable
neutronium, the element that the Doomsday Machine was composed of in the
original TOS episode of that name, as well as Kurros' vessel in "Think
Tank". Neutronium is a material that neither the Federation or the
Borg have been able to produce, although the Dominion had been using forms
of neutronium at least as far back as "To The Death".
Damar is killed trying to get in to Dominion HQ.
Weyoun is killed by Garak, and while the Female Changeling says that he
was the last clone, it is somewhat inconsistent with the implication that
Weyoun's genetic material was safely stored elsewhere, thus allowing him
to be cloned again later, as the Female Changeling mentioned in "When it
Dukat gets his eyesight back, off screen.
Odo is apparently also a carrier of the cure for the Degenerative Disease,
which can be simply transmitted to other Changelings. (And again,
it takes effect in five seconds! Amazing!) Odo convinces the
Female Changeling to give up the war, but we have no idea why she ascedes
to his request.
Although the Female Changeling still doesn't have a name that we've heard
of, she gives her signature to the peace treaty.
Although the Female Changeling agrees to stand trial, we have no idea what
the terms of the Treaty are.
The Female Changeling says that the war between the Dominion and the "Federation
Alliance" is now over. That must have made the Klingons and Romulans
No less than 600 million Cardassians were killed in the Dominion's scorched-earth
policy as they were losing the war.
Garak stays behind on Cardassia, which doesn't have any clear leader.
Apparently, all that was needed to release the Pah Wraiths was the reciting
of a magic spell from the magic spell book.
Until that, the Pah Wraiths could not be released. However, this
is woefully inconsistent with the depiction of the Pah Wraiths and the
Fire Caves throughout the duration of the series. Dukat remarks how
the Fire Caves has been forbidden and it's a place that frightens Bajorans.
However, in previous episodes, the Fire Caves have been mentioned as a
Bajoran tourist attraction, and they have hardly been abandoned as was
suggested by this episode. Despite the fact that the Pah Wraiths
can't be released without being summoned by the magic book, one still was
able to possess Keiko when she visited the Fire Caves just previous to
Kai Winn is killed by Dukat.
Dukat is stopped by Sisko, who leaps off a cliff with him. Neither
die, per se-- rather they are taken back "home" by the alien sides they
represent. Dukat is apparently with the Pah Wraiths now, and Sisko
is exploring life with the Prophets.
Miles takes a job at the Academy.
Worf becomes Federation Ambassador to Kronos, a job once held by his former
Odo returns to his people.
Nog is promoted to Lieutenant.
Kira is in command of the station.
Morn gets medication for his baldness.
And, as Quark says in the last words of the episode, "the more things change,
the more they stay the same."
Paramount's Emmy Award-Winning STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE Marks
the End of Its Seven-Year Run with a Two-Hour, Final Episode
HOLLYWOOD, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount's STAR TREK: DEEP
SPACE NINE, the #1 first-run drama series in national syndication,* ends
its highly successful seven-year run with the filming of a two-hour final
episode entitled ``What You Leave Behind.'' Production began last week
and continues through April 20. ``What You Leave Behind,'' written by Ira
Steven Behr and Hans Beimler and directed by Allan Kroeker, will air the
week of May 31, 1999.
Since its debut on January 4, 1993 to widespread acclaim and unprecedented
ratings, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE has aired over 170 episodes. ``Like
'Star Trek: The Next Generation,' we had always intended to tell the story
of DEEP SPACE NINE in the span of seven years,'' states series Creator/Executive
Producer Rick Berman. ``However, now that the show is coming to an end,
there isn't a single character that we don't wish we had more time to develop
Executive Producer Ira Steven Behr adds, ``There will be closure of
the story arcs for all nine main characters, as well as for the over 20
guest stars that will appear in the episode. Additionally, viewers can
expect one of the biggest special effects sequences the show has ever done.''
Throughout its seven-year history, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE has followed
the adventures of a diverse group of individuals representing many different
species, after the Federation assumed command of the space station known
as Deep Space Nine. Over the years, the show's high production values and
riveting storylines have attracted such accomplished recurring guest actors
as Louise Fletcher, Wallace Shawn and Frank Langella, and have enabled
the show to hold the spot as the #1 first-run drama series in national
syndication* for its entire seven-year run.
Since its premiere, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE has garnered four Emmy
Awards and 26 Emmy nominations, and has won numerous accolades, including
two Hugo Awards for ``Outstanding Writing for a Television Series'' (1995-96,
1996-97) and the 1996 Screen Actors Guild Award for ``Outstanding Portrayal
of the American Scene,'' which it shared with the other Star Trek series.
Last season, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE ranked as the third-most-nominated
drama series on television, receiving six Emmy Award nominations. STAR
TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE stars Avery Brooks as Captain Benjamin Sisko; Rene
Auberjonois as Chief of Security Odo; Cirroc Lofton as Jake Sisko; Colm
Meaney as Chief of Operations Miles O'Brien; Armin Shimerman as Quark;
Alexander Siddig as Dr. Julian Bashir and Nana Visitor as Colonel Kira
Nerys, all of whom have been with the series for its entire seven year
run. Michael Dorn joined the series in season four as Lieutenant Commander
Worf and Nicole deBoer joined this year as Lieutenant Ezri Dax.
Rick Berman and Ira Steven Behr are executive producers of STAR TREK:
DEEP SPACE NINE. STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE was created by Rick Berman
and Michael Piller and is based on Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry.
STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE is produced by Paramount Network Television
and distributed by Paramount Domestic Television. The Paramount Television
Group is part of the entertainment operations of Viacom Inc.