Memory Alpha
Memory Alpha
Real world article
(written from a Production point of view)


Title Episode Production number Stardate US release date
"Apocalypse Rising" 5x01 40510-499 Unknown 1996-09-30
"The Ship" 5x02 40510-500 50049.3 1996-10-07
"Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" 5x03 40510-501 50061.2 1996-10-14
"Nor the Battle to the Strong" 5x04 40510-502 Unknown 1996-10-21
"The Assignment" 5x05 40510-504 Unknown 1996-10-28
"Trials and Tribble-ations" 5x06 40510-503 4523.7 1996-11-04
"Let He Who Is Without Sin..." 5x07 40510-505 Unknown 1996-11-11
"Things Past" 5x08 40510-506 Unknown 1996-11-18
"The Ascent" 5x09 40510-507 Unknown 1996-11-25
"Rapture" 5x10 40510-508 Unknown 1996-12-30
"The Darkness and the Light" 5x11 40510-509 50416.2 1997-01-06
"The Begotten" 5x12 40510-510 Unknown 1997-01-27
"For the Uniform" 5x13 40510-511 50485.2 1997-02-03
"In Purgatory's Shadow" 5x14 40510-512 Unknown 1997-02-10
"By Inferno's Light" 5x15 40510-513 50564.2 1997-02-17
"Doctor Bashir, I Presume" 5x16 40510-514 Unknown 1997-02-24
"A Simple Investigation" 5x17 40510-515 Unknown 1997-03-31
"Business as Usual" 5x18 40510-516 Unknown 1997-04-05
"Ties of Blood and Water" 5x19 40510-517 50712.5 1997-04-14
"Ferengi Love Songs" 5x20 40510-518 Unknown 1997-04-21
"Soldiers of the Empire" 5x21 40510-519 Unknown 1997-04-29
"Children of Time" 5x22 40510-520 50814.2 1997-05-05
"Blaze of Glory" 5x23 40510-521 Unknown 1997-05-12
"Empok Nor" 5x24 40510-522 50901.7 1997-05-19
"In the Cards" 5x25 40510-523 50929.4 1997-06-09
"Call to Arms" 5x26 40510-524 50975.2 1997-06-16


Sisko, Odo, O'Brien, and Worf are sent on a mission to expose Chancellor Gowron as a Changeling infiltrator, only to discover that it was Martok who had been replaced. The Changeling impersonating Martok is killed, but Gowron is still not ready to end the war with the Federation but does agree to call a cease fire and begin talks. The crew is able to capture a crashed Jem'Hadar ship and return it to Starfleet. Worf helps Quark woo his ex-wife Grilka, while he and Jadzia Dax start a relationship initiated by Dax.

Jake Sisko is doing a report on Julian Bashir in a later episode when they are called to help a Federation colony against a Klingon attack, and Jake has his first real dealings with death and the horrors of war. Keiko O'Brien later gets possessed by a strange noncorporeal being who forces Miles to do whatever she says or else she'll kill Keiko. Miles is, of course, able to outwit the entity, which turns out to be a pah-wraith, who was attempting to kill the Prophets.

The crew travels back in time to the 23rd century and thwarts a plot by Arne Darvin to kill James T. Kirk, (unwittingly reintroducing the previously-extinct tribble species to the galaxy in the process). Odo is forced to reveal that during the occupation, he had three innocent Bajorans executed as he had placed order over justice and did not investigate the crime fully. Later, he and Quark crash on an L-class planet and must climb a mountain in order to get a signal through to Deep Space 9. After an accident in the holosuite, Sisko begins having visions of past, present and future, preventing Bajor from joining the United Federation of Planets by claiming that it will be disastrous for Bajor to do so.

A few weeks before giving birth to Kirayoshi O'Brien, Kira Nerys tracks down an insane Cardassian who has been killing members of the Shakaar resistance cell as revenge for civilians who were killed in one of their attacks. Odo receives a sick infant Changeling from Quark which he attempts to nurse back to health, but with no success. However, before it "dies", it absorbs itself into Odo's body and gives Odo back his shape-shifting abilities.

Sisko vows to track down and arrest Maquis renegade Michael Eddington after he attacks a Federation starship. Sisko poisons a Maquis colony and Eddington agrees to surrender.

Garak receives a signal from Enabran Tain, indicating that he is alive in a Dominion prison. He and Worf attempt a rescue, but are captured themselves, where they discover the real Martok and Julian Bashir, who has also been captured and replaced by a shapeshifter. Tain acknowledges Garak as his son before he dies. The rest escape and return to the station. An attempt to seal the wormhole to prevent the impending arrival of a Dominion fleet is unsuccessful, thanks to an act of sabotage by Bashir's Changeling replacement, who is later killed during a failed attempt to destroy the Bajoran system by triggering a supernova within the Bajoran sun. Dukat reveals that he has negotiated Cardassia's entry into the Dominion, becoming absolute ruler of his planet under Dominion rule. In response to the sudden change of fortune in the Klingon's war against the Cardassians, Gowron agrees to Sisko's proposal to reinstate the Khitomer Accords, restoring the alliance between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. General Martok stays on DS9 as Klingon representative for the new alliance.

Julian Bashir meets Lewis Zimmerman, the creator of the EMH, who wants to use Bashir for his next Emergency Medical Holographic program. It is discovered that Bashir had been genetically altered to make him stronger and smarter as he was "slow" as a child. Odo falls in and out of love with a mysterious woman, Quark begins smuggling weapons "illegally," but has a change of heart.

Tekeny Ghemor returns to the station and reveals all his secrets to Kira before he dies. Dukat and Weyoun 5 try to prevent it, but are too late. Quark finds out his mother and the Grand Nagus had fallen in love, and Worf accompanies Martok on a mission to rescue another Klingon ship from the Jem'Hadar. In return, Martok lets Worf into his House. The crew discovers an alternate timeline by the crew aboard the USS Defiant which has the Defiant being thrown back in time and crashing on a planet, and a world of eight thousand being created by the survivors of this crash. This event, however, is prevented by an alternate version of Odo, who confesses his love to Kira.

After the Cardassian-Dominion alliance has nearly wiped out the Maquis, Eddington tricks Sisko into releasing him so they can prevent a last strike. He dies in a blaze of glory, allowing the survivors to escape from the Jem'Hadar. O'Brien, Garak, and Nog travel to Empok Nor to salvage station parts, but Garak is infected by a Cardassian virus and turns to a murderous rage.

Jake and Nog manage to cheer Sisko up by offering him a baseball card. The Dominion offers Bajor a nonaggression pact, which they resist at first, but Sisko endorses it so they will stay out of the fighting. After the crew decides to mine the wormhole to prevent further Dominion reinforcements from coming through, the Dominion attacks and the crew – including Garak – is forced to abandon the station, escaping on the Defiant. Odo, Kira, Quark and Jake stay behind as Dukat, Weyoun, and the Jem'Hadar occupy the station. The Dominion War has begun…

Background information[]



Also starring[]


This article or section is incompleteThis page is marked as lacking essential detail, and needs attention. Information regarding expansion requirements may be found on the article's talk page. Feel free to edit this page to assist with this expansion.
Executive Producers
Creative Consultant
Coordinating Producer
Co-Supervising Producer
Supervising Producers
Associate Producer
Casting by
Music by
  • Dennis McCarthy ("Apocalypse Rising", "Nor the Battle to the Strong", "Trials and Tribble-ations", "Rapture", "For the Uniform", "In Purgatory's Shadow", "Doctor Bashir, I Presume", "A Simple Investigation", "Ferengi Love Songs", "Blaze of Glory")
  • Jay Chattaway ("The Ship", "Things Past", "The Darkness and the Light", "The Begotten", "By Inferno's Light", "Ties of Blood and Water", "Ferengi Love Songs", "Empok Nor", "Call to Arms"")
  • David Bell ("Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places", "The Ascent", "Business as Usual", "Soldiers of the Empire", "In the Cards")
  • Gregory Smith ("The Assignment")
  • Paul Baillargeon ("Let He Who Is Without Sin...", "Children of Time")
Main Title Theme by
  • Dennis McCarthy (credit appears only in episodes not composed by McCarthy)
Director of Photography
  • Jonathan West, A.S.C. ("Apocalypse Rising" – "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places", "The Assignment" – "Things Past")
  • Kris Krosskove ("Nor the Battle to the Strong", "Trials and Tribble-ations", "The Ascent" – "Rapture")
Production Designer
  • Herman Zimmerman ("Trials and Tribble-ations" – "Let He Who Is Without Sinhellip;")
Art Director
Unit Production Manager
  • Robert della Santina
First Assistant Directors
Second Assistant Director
  • Paul Lawrence (all episodes except "Trials and Tribble-ations")
  • Robin Winter ("Trials and Tribble-ations")
Costume Designer
Visual Consultant
  • Herman Zimmerman ("Apocalypse Rising" – "Nor the Battle to the Strong")
Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Supervisors
  • Gary Hutzel ("Apocalypse Rising", "Trials and Tribble-ations", "The Ascent")
  • David Stipes (even-numbered episodes)
  • Edward L. Williams ("Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places")
  • Dan Curry ("Let He Who Is Without Sinhellip;")
Post Production Supervisor
Scenic Art Supervisor/Technical Consultant
Senior Illustrator/Technical Consultant
Make-up Designed and Supervised by
Set Decorator
Set Designers
  • Fritz Zimmerman ("Apocalypse Rising", "Nor the Battle to the Strong", "The Assignment", "Things Past")
  • Anthony Bro ("The Ship")
  • Ron Wilkinson ("Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places", "Trials and Tribble-ations", "Let He Who Is Without Sinhellip;", "The Ascent")
Visual Effects Coordinators
Visual Effects Series Coordinator
Visual Effects Associate
Script Supervisor
  • Stuart Lippman ("Apocalypse Rising", "The Ship")
  • Judi Brown ("Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" – "The Ascent")
Wardrobe Supervisor
Special Effects
Property Master
Construction Coordinator
Scenic Artists
Hair Designer
Make-up Artists
  • Sonny Burman ("Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" – "Trials and Tribble-ations")
  • Mark Bussan ("The Ship" – "Nor the Battle to the Strong", "Things Past", "The Ascent")
  • Camille Calvet ("Apocalypse Rising", "Trials and Tribble-ations" – "Let He Who Is Without Sinhellip;")
  • Karen Iverson ("Apocalypse Rising" – "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places", "Let He Who Is Without Sinhellip;" – "The Ascent")
  • Dean Jones ("Apocalypse Rising", "The Ship", "Trials and Tribble-ations" – "Things Past")
  • Karen Westerfield ("Nor the Battle to the Strong", "The Assignment", "The Ascent")
Hair Stylists
  • Jacklin Masteran ("Apocalypse Now", "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places", "Nor the Battle to the Strong", "The Assignment", "Let He Who Is Without Sinhellip;")
  • Brian Andrew-Tunstall ("Apocalypse Now", "The Ship", "Nor the Battle to the Strong", "Trials and Tribble-ations", "Let He Who Is Without Sinhellip;", "Things Past")
  • Alicia Tripi ("The Ship", "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places", "The Assignment")
  • Linle White ("Trials and Tribble-ations", "Things Past")
  • Caryl Codon-Tharp ("The Ascent")
  • Rebecca De Morrio ("The Ascent")
Sound Mixer
Camera Operator
  • Kris Krosskove, SOC (all episodes except those on which he served as Director of Photography)
  • Bill Asman ("Nor the Battle to the Strong", "Trials and Tribble-ations", "The Ascent")
  • Gary Huddleston ("Rapture")
Chief Lighting Technician
First Company Grip
Key Costumers
Music Editor
Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Editors
Assistant Editors
  • Jonathan Paul Ramirez (every third episode after "Apocalypse Rising") (credited as Jonathan Ramirez in "Apocalypse Rising")
  • Craig Galloway (every third episode after "The Ship")
  • Jonathan Posell (every third episode after "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places")
Visual Effects Assistant Editor
Production Coordinator
Post Production Coordinator
Production Associates
Main Title Design
  • Dan Curry
Stunt Coordinator
Pre-Production Coordinator
Science Consultant
Casting Executive
Assistants to Producers
  • Chad Zimmerman ("Apocalypse Rising", "Trials and Tribble-ations", "The Ascent")
  • Meril Davis ("The Ship", "The Assignment")
  • Mike Mistovich ("Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places", "Let He Who Is Without Sinhellip;")
  • Jill Sherwin ("Nor the Battle to the Strong", "Things Past")

Uncredited crew[]

  • Hala Gabriel – Production Accountant
  • Gary Kerr – Production Illustrator ("Trials and Tribble-ations")


Digital Optical Effects
Pacific Ocean Post
Special Video Compositing
CIS Hollywood
Motion Control Photography
Image "G"
Computer Animation
Editing facilities
Unitel Video
Post Production sound
Modern Sound
Filmed with
Panavision Cameras and Lenses

See also[]

External links[]

Previous season:
DS9 Season 4
Seasons of
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Next season:
DS9 Season 6