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Title Episode Production number Stardate US release date
"Image in the Sand" 7x01 40510-551 Unknown 1998-09-30
"Shadows and Symbols" 7x02 40510-552 52152.6 1998-10-07
"Afterimage" 7x03 40510-553 Unknown 1998-10-14
"Take Me Out to the Holosuite" 7x04 40510-554 Unknown 1998-10-21
"Chrysalis" 7x05 40510-555 Unknown 1998-10-28
"Treachery, Faith and the Great River" 7x06 40510-556 Unknown 1998-11-04
"Once More Unto the Breach" 7x07 40510-557 Unknown 1998-11-11
"The Siege of AR-558" 7x08 40510-558 Unknown 1998-11-18
"Covenant" 7x09 40510-559 Unknown 1998-11-25
"It's Only a Paper Moon" 7x10 40510-560 Unknown 1998-12-30
"Prodigal Daughter" 7x11 40510-561 Unknown 1999-01-06
"The Emperor's New Cloak" 7x12 40510-562 Unknown 1999-02-03
"Field of Fire" 7x13 40510-563 Unknown 1999-02-10
"Chimera" 7x14 40510-564 Unknown 1999-02-17
"Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang" 7x15 40510-566 Unknown 1999-02-24
"Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" 7x16 40510-565 Unknown 1999-03-03
"Penumbra" 7x17 40510-567 52576.2 1999-04-07
"'Til Death Do Us Part" 7x18 40510-568 Unknown 1999-04-14
"Strange Bedfellows" 7x19 40510-569 Unknown 1999-04-21
"The Changing Face of Evil" 7x20 40510-570 Unknown 1999-04-28
"When It Rains..." 7x21 40510-571 52684.3 1999-05-05
"Tacking Into the Wind" 7x22 40510-572 Unknown 1999-05-12
"Extreme Measures" 7x23 40510-573 52645.7 1999-05-19
"The Dogs of War" 7x24 40510-574 52861.3 1999-05-26
"What You Leave Behind" 7x25/26 40510-575 52902.0 1999-06-02


Benjamin Sisko discovers his mother was a Prophet, a new Dax host arrives on Deep Space 9, Odo discovers that his people have been infected with a fatal disease and Julian Bashir undertakes an assignment for Section 31. Kai Winn turns on the Prophets, and with the assistance of Dukat summons the pah-wraiths. The Breen join the war and side with the Dominion. In the concluding episodes of the season (and the series), the Cardassian-Dominion alliance breaks down, Colonel Kira leads a Cardassian resistance movement involving Legate Damar and Elim Garak, and the alliance of Federation, Klingon, and Romulan forces claim victory in the Dominion War.

Background information[]

  • Nicole de Boer joins the cast as Ezri Dax.
  • This season was broadcast concurrent with Star Trek: Voyager Season 5, and Star Trek: Insurrection (featuring Worf) was released during its run, between the episodes "Covenant" and "It's Only a Paper Moon"
  • Several sources, including an episode guide book of the first six seasons, entitled SFX: The Essential Guide to Deep Space Nine, mentioned an episode called "Dysfunctional", where Ezri was to secretly arrange to have Dax removed. The guide also made predictions for season seven and was right about most of them. The writer accurately predicted the return of Section 31, either Bashir or Jake gets the hots for Ezri, and Sisko will die a hero's death or move onto a higher plane of existence. [1]
  • In this season, the makers of DS9 were allowed to do what they liked to the show, within reason. "As Rick Berman said to me, 'Look, Ira, I want you to know something. Deep Space Nine might be going off the air, but the Star Trek franchise has to continue on. So you can't destroy the Federation,'" laughed Executive Producer/writer Ira Steven Behr. "Which we weren't planning on doing, but I think what that comment said to me was that there's no limits to what we can possibly do." Speaking just prior to the season beginning, Behr went on to say, "In the seventh season, I want to make sure that no story remains on the sidelines. I've told everyone this should be the strangest season yet. We should do whatever we want, get every story out of our system we want to tell. Go places where people don't expect the show to go. Wrap up as many threads of this series as possible. And end on a satisfying note." Behr also planned for the new season to deal with the death of Jadzia Dax, saying, "It's going to give us a hell of a lot of great Worf and Sisko stories next year." (Sci-Fi Universe, issue 33, p. 47) Not everyone gave the series' creative personnel free reign to do whatever they wanted, though. Behr later commented, "It wasn't like we had everyone saying, 'Oh good – give us serialized episodes, give us anything.' People had definite opinions about the show. It was a journey into the unknown every time we dared to try something different, even in the seventh season, by which time you'd think they'd be saying, 'Oh, just go do what you want already.' That never happened." (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, p. ?)
  • In terms of the first half of the season being composed of stand-alone episodes, and the second half comprising a single ten-episode arc, co-executive producer/writer Ronald D. Moore comments, "Going into Season 7, we knew everything was canted towards the end. We were seeing plot threads and characters and where they were going. Even in the stand-alones, we could see that the tapestry was getting woven tighter and tighter. So we had to be careful, especially on the stand-alones. Because on these episodes, I wasn't walking into René Echevarria's office telling him, 'I'm doing this on "Once More Unto the Breach",' and I hope it doesn't contradict what you're doing now'." (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, p. ?)
  • Characters which "crossover" from other incarnations of Star Trek: Neral in ("Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges").



Also starring[]

The credits for the first three episodes of the season, "Image in the Sand", "Shadows and Symbols", and "Afterimage", all initially credited "Nicole deBoer as Ensign Ezri Dax".

Guest and co-stars[]


Executive Producers
Rick Berman, Ira Steven Behr
Terri Potts
Executive Story Editors
Bradley Thompson, David Weddle
Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson, CSA, Ron Surma
Music By
  • Dennis McCarthy ("Image in the Sand", "Shadows and Symbols", "Once More Unto the Breach", "Prodigal Daughter", "The Emperor's New Cloak", "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges", "Penumbra", "Extreme Measures", "What You Leave Behind")
  • Jay Chattaway ("Afterimage", "Chrysalis", "It's Only a Paper Moon", "Chimera", "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang", "Strange Bedfellows", "The Changing Face of Evil")
  • David Bell ("Take Me Out to the Holosuite", "Treachery, Faith and the Great River", "Covenant", "'Til Death Do Us Part", "Tacking Into the Wind", "The Dogs of War")
  • Paul Baillargeon ("The Siege of AR-558", "When It Rains...")
  • Gregory Smith ("Field of Fire")
Main Title Theme By
Dennis McCarthy (credit appears only in episodes not composed by McCarthy)
Directors of Photography
Jonathan West, ASC, Kris Krosskove
Production Designer
Herman Zimmerman
Michael Westmore, Jr., Steve Rucker, David Ramirez
Unit Production Manager
Robert della Santina
First Assistant Directors
Joe Candrella, Louis Race, B.C. Cameron
Second Assistant Director
Tamu Blackwell, Joe Candrell
Costume Designer
Robert Blackman
Art Director
Randy McIlvain
Visual Effects Producer
Dan Curry
Visual Effects Supervisors
David Takemura, Adam Buckner, Judy Elkins, David Stipes
Scenic Art Supervisor/Technical Consultant
Michael Okuda
Post Production Supervisor
April Rossi
Make-Up Designed and Supervised by
Michael Westmore
Set Decorator
Laura Richarz, SDSA
Set Designer
Anthony Bro, Fritz Zimmerman
Senior Illustrator
John Eaves
Visual Effects Coordinator
A.Y. Delara, Adam Buckner
Visual Effects Associate
Laura Matz
Script Supervisor
Judi Brown
Wardrobe Supervisor
Carol Kunz
Special Effects
Gary Monak
Property Master
Joe Longo
Construction Coordinator
Thomas J. Arp
Scenic Artists
Denise Okuda, Doug Drexler, Anthony Fredrickson
Hair Designer
Norma Lee
Make-up Artists
Camille Calvet, Karen Westerfield, Sonny Burman, Mark Bussan, Dean Jones, Mary Kay Morse
Hair Stylists
Brian Andrew-Tunstall, Rebecca De Morrio, Gloria Casney
Sound Mixer
Bill Gocke
Camera Operator
Kris Krosskove, SOC, Michael St. Hilaire, SOC
Chief Lighting Technician
Ralph Johnson
First Company Grip
Steve Gausche
Key Costumers
Michael Chapman, Jerry Bono, Phyllis Corcoran-Woods, Cleo Mannell
Music Editor
Stephen M. Rowe
Supervising Sound Editor
Mace Matiosian
Sound Editors
Ruth Adelman, Guy Tsujimoto, Jivan Tahmizian, Eric Williams
Laura Feder Behr ("Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang")
Assistant Editors
Noel A. Guerra, Craig Galloway, Jonathan Paul Ramirez
Visual Effects Assistant Editor
Edward Hoffmeister
Production Coordinator
Heidi Smothers
Post Production Coordinator
Monique K. Chambers
Production Associates
David Rossi, Maril Davis, Robbin L. Slocum
Main Title Design
Dan Curry
Stunt Coordinator
Dennis Madalone
Pre-Production Coordinator
Lolita Fatjo
Science Consultant
André Bormanis
Casting Executive
Helen Mossler, CSA
Assistants to Producers
Nicole Ann Gravett, Philip Kim, Barbara Covington, Michael Gerbosi


Filmed with
Panavision cameras and lenses
Visual Effects Compositing
POP Television
Special Video Compositing
CIS Hollywood
Motion Control Photography
Image "G"
Computer Animation
  • Digital Muse ("Shadows and Symbols", "Treachery, Faith and the Great River", "The Siege of AR-558", "Chimera", "'Til Death Do Us Part", "The Changing Face of Evil", "Tacking Into the Wind", "The Dogs of War", "What You Leave Behind")
  • View Studio, Inc. ("Chimera", "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang", "Penumbra", "Strange Bedfellows", "Tacking Into the Wind")
  • Foundation Imaging ("Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges", "What You Leave Behind")
  • Station X Studios ("What You Leave Behind")
Matte Painting(s)
Illusion Arts, Inc. ("Prodigal Daughter", "What You Leave Behind")
Special Visual Effects
Illusion Arts, Inc. ("The Changing Face of Evil")
Brazil-Fabrication & Design ("Penumbra", "'Til Death Do Us Part", "Strange Bedfellows", "The Changing Face of Evil", "What You Leave Behind")
Editing Facilities
Four Media Company
Post Production Sound
4MC Sound Services

See also[]

External links[]

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Seasons of
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Final season in series