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Trek: Deepspace Nine is a reference book from Pioneer Books that focuses on the beginning of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. It was published soon after the series first aired.


From the publishers of Trek: The Next Generation, The Trek Encyclopedia, Trek: The Lost Years and Trek: 25th Anniversary Celebration comes the definitive book of Deepspace Nine.
  • Exclusive behind the scenes visit to the set
  • Revealing profiles of the actors and actresses
  • Biographies of the major characters
  • Unique look at the scripts and episodes
Deepspace Nine continues the adventure of Star Trek in a direction never before taken. It is the vehicle to usher in Star Trek's next 25 years, but it is very different from any of its predecessors. This crew doesn't serve aboard the Enterprise or any other starship. Instead, the action occurs aboard a space station. It is a darker and grittier Star Trek.
For the first time in print, Trek: Deepspace Nine reveals the complete behind the scenes tale of the creation of the new series. Learn how each major character was developed. Explore each of their fantastic voyages. Meet the actors, actresses, and creative staff that bring the adventures to life.
Trek: Deepspace Nine explores the beginnings of this new science fiction series and places it firmly within the context of the Star Trek universe.

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  • Introducing Deepspace
  • Welcome Aboard
  • Creating Deepspace
  • Profiles: Cast and Crew
  • Casting Deepspace
  • Man and Vision: Roddenberry
  • Building the Space Station
  • The Novelization of Deepspace
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Aliens in Deepspace
  • Rivals of Deepspace
  • The Debate: Affirmative
  • The Debate: Negative