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Episodes: The Way of the Warrior Parts I and II, The Visitor, Hippocratic Oath, Indiscretion, Rejoined, Starship Down, Little Green Men, The Sword of Kahless, Our Man Bashir, Homefront, Paradise Lost, Crossfire, Return to Grace, Sons of Mogh, Bar Association, Accession, Rules of Engagement, Hard Time, Shattered Mirror, The Muse, For the Cause, To the Death, The Quickening, Body Parts, Broken Link.
The fourth series of Deep Space Nine can be summed up in one word: Klingons! The show's producers apparently felt beset from all sides. Babylon 5 was a huge hit, as was Star Trek: Voyager, the flagship of new channel UPN. Stepping up DS9's action quotient seemed to be the answer. Time would tell, however, whether doing so via Trek's tried-and-tested former bad guys was the best solution. Opening with a special two-hour extravaganza, the new year was immediately unfamiliar. Dennis McCarthy's original theme--despite winning an Emmy--had been deemed too subdued. As its upbeat new rendition kicked off, the station was seen in battle and swarming with activity. Moments later, we met old/new crewmember Worf, whose sudden appearance was the result of a brewing invasive strategy by the Klingons. This initiated the first of many loyalty shifts, as the Cardassians became the victims. With plenty of re-appearances by Gowron, Kor, and Kurn, it was clear that an ongoing space opera was being crafted. Dukat revealed a tragedy-ridden daughter; Odo's relationship with his people (and Kira) became increasingly melancholy; and even the Jem'Hadar foot soldiers were given a sympathetic angle by their drug addiction.
Adding to the layers of ambiguity about Earth's (read: the producers') position over being at war, was the "outing" of Eddington and Sisko's girlfriend as rebel activists. Lest we forget the homely/spiritual side of the Captain, time was spent with a future version of Jake, with his father (Brock Peters), and on the nature of his role as "the Emissary." Avery Brooks worked behind the camera a couple of times, but this year the surprise was LeVar Burton directing five shows. There was still time for comedy: the Ferengi warped back to Roswell in 1947 and Bashir played James Bond. But the year will be remembered predominately for its violence. One of the episodes Burton directed had its fight scenes drastically cut, while the series as a whole won an Emmy for its space battle effects.--Paul TonksSee all Product Description
Anything star trek is very much enjoyed by my children. This was purchased as a Christmas gift for my son to add to his collection.Published 18 months ago by Dale Lucking
No self-respecting sci-fi fan and certainly no self-respecting Trekker (or Trekkie*) can NOT have this series in her/his collection. Read morePublished on July 28 2012 by R3aLiTY_bYt3s
It is great to see star trek in it's best form ,such as this season.Published on Dec 22 2009 by D. R. Fox
John Colicos returns as Kor again to find "The Sword of Kahless". This season also contains "Rejoined"..the most controversial Star Trek episode ever. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2004 by McHenry John
I've found that Deep Space Nine to have the best story line ever. Especially the "Dominion War". I have only manage to collect up to season 3. Read morePublished on Dec 10 2003 by Mohamed Feroz Othman
The fourth season of DS9 sees Worf returning to the Star Trek family. Overall this season is great, with only one mediocre episode (The Muse). Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2003 by M. Brants
There are many episodes I like, but a few get on the seccular humanist soapbox and preach Euthanasia and Sexual Promiscuity. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2003
The introduction of an old friend kicked off DS9's strongest season to date. Worf moved over from TNG to help handle the growing Klingon threat. Read morePublished on Sept. 26 2003 by Michael A. Brown
This season is pretty consistent, with nothing below a three star episode, A whole slew of four star episodes, and even one five star episode (the Visitor), one of two I'd give for... Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2003 by Matt Duane Griffin