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Deep Space Marvels - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Netflix
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (sometimes abbreviated to DS9) is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe in the Milky Way galaxy, in the years 2369–2375. In contrast to other Star Trek TV series, it primarily takes place on a space station rather than a starship, so as not to have two series with starships in the same time period; the series ran concurrently with Star Trek: The Next Generation during its first two seasons and with Star Trek: Voyager for the remainder of its run. The starship USS Defiant was introduced in season 3, but the space station Deep Space Nine remained the series' primary setting. The series is noted for its well-developed characters, original and complex plots, religious themes, and for starring the first black captain in any of the televised Star Trek incarnations. Rather than following the classical Star Trek focus of space exploration, the series often showcased complex and darker social themes, and in later seasons, an emphasis on many aspects of war. DS9 premiered in 1993 and ran for seven seasons until 1999. Although rooted in Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek universe, it was the first Trek spin-off created without Roddenberry's direct involvement, although he did give the concept his blessing shortly before his death in 1991. DS9 began while Star Trek: The Next Generation was still on the air, and there were a few cameos featuring characters from either series (such as Picard's appearance in the DS9 pilot). The station appeared in TNG during the sixth-season episode “Birthright”. In addition, two Next Generation characters, Miles O'Brien and (from season 4 onwards) Worf, became regular members of DS9. The station also appeared in the first part of the Voyager pilot episode, “Caretaker”.
Deep Space Marvels - The Mirror Universe - Netflix
Several episodes of DS9 explore the theme of the Mirror Universe, first touched upon in the TOS episode “Mirror, Mirror”. In the second-season episode “Crossover”, the DS9 crew first becomes aware of this alternate universe when Kira and Dr. Bashir experience operational difficulties while traveling through the Wormhole and wind up back on the station in the Mirror Universe dominated by the Klingon–Cardassian alliance. They discover that it is not DS9 to which they have returned but Terok Nor. Bajor is not friendly and there is no Federation here. “Terrans”, as they are called in this universe, are ruthless barbarians according to the Intendant (Kira's mirror self) – the Terran Empire occupied Bajor for decades much as Cardassia had in the normal universe. The Klingon–Cardassian alliance eventually formed and Bajor was freed from Terran occupation, later enslaving Terrans as ore miners on the orbiting space station Terok Nor. Enslaved as they are, the Terran workers liberate themselves and form a resistance movement, as seen in several other DS9 episodes (“Through the Looking Glass”, “Shattered Mirror”, “Resurrection”, “The Emperor's New Cloak”).
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