In contrast to the first two series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was to be set on a space station instead of a starship. In another twist, the main character would be a commander, not a captain; and the show would run concurrently with The Next Generation. How did fans react to this news and the January 1993 premiere?
In this episode of Postcards from The Edge, host Amy Nelson is joined by Brandi Jackola to discuss the announcement of DS9 and hear from listeners about their memories of the lead-up and debut. We share fan thoughts on Avery Brooks as lead, a station instead of starship, the fact that—for the first time—there would be two Star Trek series sharing the airwaves, and why the development of DS9 shares some important parallels with that of Discovery.
DS9 Story (00:02:09)
Avery Brooks (00:04:04)
Immobile Space Station (00:05:26)
TNG Characters on DS9 (00:07:56)
Fan Response (00:09:04)
Babylon 5 (00:13:03)
Title Issues (00:21:28)
TNG Affection (00:23:55)
DS9 Current Thoughts (00:28:55)
Thoughts from The Orb (00:30:06)
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Tony Robinson (Associate Producer) Lisa Slack (Associate Producer) Tom Puleo (Associate Producer) Shoaib Mirza (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)