What a great pilot episode! I’m not sure I ever appreciated how good this pilot is. It really does a thorough job of introducing the prime players and setting up their relationships. It also establishes early on who the major political factions are and how they relate to each other. I always loved the political intricacies of DS9, something none of the other Trek series really had much of. Plus we get to go on a convincing emotional journey with Sisko that helps him close the door on one part of his life and open the door to another while setting things up for the series to move forward. Continue reading