The Big Game (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, #4) by Sandy SchofieldWhen Quark holds a poker tournament on Deep Space Nine someone from almost every sentient race -- Klingons, Cardassians, Romulans, Vulcans, Ferengi -- shows up for what is sure to be the highest-stakes game of all time. But when one player is killed, the stakes get higher than even these big-money players had counted on.
With the station rocked by subspace waves that threaten its destruction, Commander Sisko and Security Chief Odo must hunt down the killer in time to save the players, a killer who has information that can save those on board Deep Space Nine from the invisible enemy they do not even know they face, a killer who holds all the cards.
'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' Almost Had a Meta Finale
Originally conceived by Gene Roddenberry as his own version of the then wildly popular TV series "Wagon Train" but set in outer space, "Star Trek" quickly evolved into something much greater. Across numerous TV shows, films, comic books, novels and other media, "Star Trek" became a global juggernaut that channeled Roddenberry's hopeful vision of the future by taking on challenging social issues while still featuring exciting and memorable stories. For example, the original "Star Trek" TV series was born of the tumult of the s in America and was unafraid to challenge racism, classism, sexism, the Cold War and nuclear annihilation, and how best to create a just and moral society. Likely the most popular of all "Trek" series, "TNG" was a product of the triumph of America and the West over Soviet Communism and the hopes quickly dashed about what that moment would mean for democracy and Pax Americana. Set on a space station rather than a starship, "Deep Space Nine" featured the "Star Trek" universe's first African-American captain, Benjamin Sisko, as the central character, played by the distinguished theater actor Avery Brooks. Perhaps most importantly in terms of "DS9's" legacy, the show was serialized rather than episodic, meaning it had a long, slowly unfolding story arc rather than simply a series of self-contained stories.
As TrekMovie describes , the convention ended with a panel dedicated to a single, beloved episode: Season 6's "Far Beyond the Stars. He was no longer a member of Starfleet, but a science fiction author in s New York named Benny Russell. Russell has written a story about a black space station captain titled "Deep Space Nine," but is unable to get it published thanks to the racism of American society. Originally pitched by writer Marc Scott Zicree, the metafictional elements of "Far Beyond the Stars" stuck with Behr, particularly how the episode was "about the dreamer and the dream and who is dreaming and what they're dreaming about. Berman questioned what this ending could mean for other Star Trek series. In the version that aired, series finale "What You Leave Behind" depicted the final battle of the Dominion War, including the catastrophic toll suffered by the Cardassians, who changed the tide of battle by turning against the Dominion. Ultimately peace was secured by Odo, who agrees to return to his homeworld and help bring about more civil relations between the shapeshifting Founders and the "Solids" they look down upon and fear.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is the third live-action television series in the Star There were a total of episodes over the show's seven seasons, which Most of the remaining cast from the final episode of DS9 journey back to the station.
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