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Story

Only Kira Nerys would risk going to war over an earring. With the witty and wise second-season opener "The Homecoming," the writers started taking chances with the direction of Deep Space Nine--and the payoffs are immediate and far-reaching. It's the first episode in a complex trilogy involving the fate of the tenuous Bajoran Provisional Government, an extremist group called the Circle, and a legendary member of the resistance whom Sisko believes might be able to unite Bajor.

Continuing its blend of action, mystery, intergalactic politics, and religion, the second season gave prominent parts to Jadzia Dax ("Invasive Procedures," "Playing God," "Blood Oath"), Kira Nerys ("The Collaborator," in which Odo gives the first sign of his feelings toward her), the Cardassian Garak ("Cardassians"), Odo ("The Alternate"), Chief O'Brien ("Whispers," "Tribunal"), Commander Sisko ("Paradise"), and Quark ("Profit and Loss"), and Dr. Bashir developed relationships with both O'Brien ("Armageddon Game") and Garak ("The Wire").

Highlight episodes include the alternate-universe "Crossover," which pays homage to the original series' "Mirror, Mirror," and the two-part spotlight on the Maquis (first introduced in The Next Generation), a loose-knit organization of disenfranchised Federation colonists who resort to terrorist methods to provoke a new war between the Federation and the Cardassians. By the end of season 2, the only thing DS9 lacked was a really good villain. It got three for the price of one. Turns out the Dominion (first discovered in the underappreciated Ferengi spotlight "Rules of Acquisition") is a trinity of evil: the Founders, the Vorta, and the Jem'Hadar, those born-and-bred bad guys whose mission in life is to serve the Founders. The season-closer "The Jem'Hadar" is an intelligent, powerful episode that reveals all--and nothing--about the Dominion. --Kayla Rigney

DVD Features

  • Available Subtitles: English
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Broadcast episodes of the entire second season (1993-94)
  • 26 episodes on 7 DVDs: The Homecoming, The Circle, The Siege, Invasive Procedures, Cardassians, Melora, Rules of Acquisition, Necessary Evil, Second Sight, Sanctuary, Rivals, The Alternate, Armageddon Game, Whispers, Paradise, Shadowplay, Playing God, Profit and Loss, Blood Oath, The Maquis Part I, The Maquis Part II, The Wire, Crossover, The Collaborator, Tribunal, The Jem'Hadar
  • New Frontiers--The Story of Deep Space Nine (Rick Berman, Michael Piller, Ira Behr, and Robert Hewitt Wolfe discuss the creation of the legend and its development through the second season)
  • Michael Westmore's Aliens--Season Two (from Trill symbiotes to Cardassian voles)
  • Deep Space Nine Sketchbook--Season Two (Richard Sternbach and Jim Martin discuss designs and props)
  • Crew Dossier--Jadzia Dax (an exclusive interview with Terry Farrell featuring insights from Ira Steven Behr)
  • New Station, New Ships (Dan Curry, Robert Legato, Robert Sternbach, and others describe the designs and models for the Space Station, Runabout, and Cardassian warships)
  • Section 31 Hidden Files

Cast

Avery BrooksCommander Sisko
Rene AuberjonoisOdo
Alexander SiddigDoctor Bashir
Terry FarrellLieutenant Jadzia Dax
Cirroc LoftonJake Sisko
Colm MeaneyChief O'Brien
Armin ShimermanQuark
Nana VisitorMajor Kira
Richard BeymerLi Nalas
Frank LangellaMinister Jaro
Peter CrombieFallit Kot
Wallace ShawnZek
Tiny RonMaihar'du
Leland OrserGai
Majel BarrettFederation Computer
Michael AnsaraKang
Bernie CaseyCal Hudson
Tony PlanaAmaros
Alan OppenheimerCaptain Keogh

  • Genre: TV
  • Director: Corey Allen
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Length: 1182 mins.
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaSep 26, 1993
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaApr 1, 2003
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