Terry J. Erdmann was given unprecedented access to every aspect of the production of Star Trek Deep Space Nine - the sets, the scripts, the production staff, the directors, the actors and the crew - in order to compile this book which is, quite simply, the ultimate guide to Star Trek's grittiest and most complex series. In the seven years it has been on our television screens, Deep Space Nine has seen its characters grow and develop, mature and meet challenges, learn to cope in their turn with disaster and joy, reconciliation and loss, defeat and victory. Each individual character has had his or her own stories to pursue, woven around the central thread of life at the frontier of Federation space. Human and Klingon, Cardassian, Bajoran, Ferengi and Romulan - not to mention the invading forces of the Dominion: allies and enemies all come together on space station Deep Space Nine, guarding the wormhole under the gaze of the Prophets - aliens or gods? Episode by episode, the Deep Space Nine Companion takes the reader through the seven-year drama, reliving moment by moment as the overall story unfolds. Many talents made the unique viewing experience that was Deep Space Nine possible, from the writers and producers who shaped it to those who created the sets (the Promenade, Quark's, the Defiant, the darkness - in every sense - of occupied Terok Nor) - to the actors who brought both its heroes and its villains so thrillingly to life. Each of them has given Terry Erdmann rare insights into the making of the hit series from its inception to its explosive final episode. Hailed by many fans as the best-acted, best-plotted and best-scripted of all the Star Trek series, in this book Star Trek Deep Space Nine has the companion it so richly deserves.