Julian Subatoi Bashir, MD is a fictional character from the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, portrayed by Alexander Siddig. Bashir is the Chief Medical Officer of the USS Defiant; as a child, Julian Bashir fell behind in school, was evaluated as having learning difficulties. Because of this, his parents and Amsha Bashir, had him subjected to genetic engineering; the procedure made him mentally superior to most humans, enhanced his physical abilities. However, because human genetic engineering is illegal in the United Federation of Planets and his parents kept his procedure a secret throughout most of his adult life. Bashir graduated second in his class at Starfleet Medical Academy, having intentionally missed a question on his final exam, he had his choice of assignments anywhere in the fleet, so chose Deep Space Nine for the opportunity to practice "real-life frontier medicine". He holds the rank of Lieutenant at the time of the series pilot, Lieutenant from the fourth season premiere until the series finale.
Early on, his overly enthusiastic and self-important nature made some members of the crew, such as Miles O'Brien and Kira Nerys, reluctant to spend time with him. However, he becomes friends with O'Brien, Jadzia Dax, Elim Garak. Bashir flirts with Jadzia, who goes on to marry Worf. After her death, Bashir joins Worf on a dangerous mission to ensure Jadzia's soul a place in Sto-Vo-Kor. Bashir's closest friend is O'Brien, they are shown playing games or visiting the holodeck for the recreation of one of several historical battles such as the Alamo or the Battle of Britain, he is close friends with Elim Garak, with whom he shares lunch in the Replimat. During pre-Dominion war tensions, Bashir is kidnapped and sent to a Dominion prison camp and replaced with a shapeshifter, his replacement attempts to destroy the Bajoran sun, with the goal of wiping out Bajor, DS9, a fleet of Federation and Romulan ships. The DS9 crew foil the plan, the real Bashir, along with his fellow captives, shortly thereafter free themselves.
The experience began a slow personality change over the course of the series into a much more somber, dark character. Bashir attempts to integrate several other genetically engineered individuals into Federation culture, with mixed success; the covert operations group Section 31 becomes interested in him and tries twice, unsuccessfully, to "recruit" him. As depicted in the series finale "What You Leave Behind", Bashir remains aboard Deep Space Nine, begins a romantic relationship with Ezri Dax. In the Mirror Universe, the alternate Bashir is a freedom fighter in the Terran Rebellion, it is unknown whether he was given the genetic enhancements his counterpart was. Unlike the regular Bashir, friendly and personable, alternate Bashir is an angry, unkempt former slave who joins the rebellion against the Klingon/Cardassian Alliance; the character of Julian Bashir sparked fan criticism. Alexander Siddig expressed his enthusiasm for the fact that he, with his English accent, unusual screen name at time of casting, North African heritage was a main character on a prominent television show despite being not as racially identifiable to audiences as many other actors and characters were on TV at the time.
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Jadzia Dax, played by Terry Farrell, is a fictional character from the science fiction television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Jadzia Dax is a joined Trill. Though she appears to be a young woman, Jadzia lives in symbiosis with a wise and long-lived creature, known as a symbiont, named Dax; the two share a single, conscious mind, her personality is a blending of the characteristics of both the host and the symbiont. As such, Jadzia has access to all the memories of the symbiont's seven previous hosts. Jadzia holds academic degrees in exobiology, zoology and exoarchaeology, all of which she earned before the joining. Jadzia Dax is the station's chief science officer, is close friends with commander Benjamin Sisko and Bajoran first officer Kira Nerys. In the series, she becomes involved with the Klingon character Worf, they marry during the sixth season of the show, her character is killed by Gul Dukat during the sixth-season finale. The character of Dax re-emerges in the seventh-season premiere in the form of Ezri Dax.
When selecting the characters for Deep Space Nine, the production staff knew that they'd have humans, a changeling. They decided on a Trill, as seen in the form of Odan in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Host". Although Michael Westmore's alterations to make the Odan headpiece more feminine was as good as all of his work, the writers did not like it. After she had put on the Odan forehead appliance, someone looked at Terry Farrell and said to Westmore, "What did you do to her head, she used to be beautiful?" Instead of changing species, as they'd come to like the idea of an "old man", a person with centuries of experience to guide Sisko, Westmore suggested to "just give her spots like we gave Famke", who played a Kriosian in TNG: "The Perfect Mate". This make-up was used on all Trill afterwards; when the show began, the writers had difficulty defining the character of Dax. Michael Piller explained, "Having a Trill seemed like a really good idea at the time, but it was the most difficult character for us to define.
Jadzia Dax escaped us. At first we thought she was going to be ethereal, a Grace Kelly/Audrey Hepburn kind of goddess, I think Ira Behr figured it out not until the second season, when he made her a smart-talking, wise-cracking tough cookie." In 2014, Farrell admitted she found the character frustrating. "The writers didn’t know what to do with the character they created," saying she was asked to portray the character as a cross between Grace Kelly and Yoda. She was annoyed by a scene written where Dax gossiped about, dating whom on the station, questioning "Why would a 350 year old person care about who you're going out with?" Pillar explained, "The more we've written her, the more we're finding that she is not what she appears to be. That underneath this placid exterior, there's all these various personalities that she's gone through that are in turmoil and there's a lot of inner conflict. You know all the voices. Ira Behr spoke further on the character, announcing that they had intentionally changed the character by Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
He said, "We changed Dax in year two. She was going to be the Spock character, the wise old owl, the wise old man, and we realized that she could be the one who's ready to go out and kick anyone's butt, go out and have an adventure and have fun, be kind of witty and mercurial. And that turned out to be great; when we found that part of the character, we just ran with it." Speaking in 2002, Terry Farrell said of playing Dax, "It was a character who had lived seven lifetimes, been a man and a woman. Before I walked in and met everybody, I felt a little bit intimidated about this, I thought'Oh my God, I need to meet them so they're going to tell me what I need to know.' And when I got here and spoke to everyone, they kind of didn't know. And I was twenty-eight, they kind of wanted me to be wiser than my years, just have the physicality of a twenty-eight year old, but have a three hundred and fifty year old wise person inside me, they tried to find what they wanted in adjusting me here and there, I think what happened was surrender to that it was all new for this Dax, Jadzia Dax, this experience of the seven lifetimes, Michael Piller made the decision that she was trying to come to terms with all of these entities, all of these memories that were inside of herself.
And I think that helped me a lot as an actress to try to assimilate the job, in a lot of ways, made me feel a little lost and uncomfortable as Terry, which got played out as Jadzia, so it was okay that she felt more comfortable, so did I, by the time they decided to make me a little bit more roguish in the second or third season, I felt much more comfortable about the dialogue and the other actors, my lack of stage experience. And when I had to start doing action sequences, work with Michael Dorn, I felt a lot more comfortable. I had my own voice." When asked how she would like Jadzia Dax to be remembered, Terry Farrell said, "wisely mischievous." Following the confirmation of Farrell's departure and plans to
Kira Nerys is a fictional character in the American science fiction television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She is played by the actress Nana Visitor. Per Bajoran custom, her family name, precedes her given name, Nerys, she has two brothers, her parents' names are Kira Taban and Kira Meru. The backstory of the character states that Kira Nerys was born 2343, in Dakhur province, during the 50-year Cardassian occupation of the planet, she was raised in a labor camp. Her family were namely sculptors of clay, or potters. At age 13, Kira was recruited into the Shakaar resistance cell, part of an underground movement which carried out guerrilla attacks against Cardassian military and civilians with the ultimate goal of ending the occupation. Kira is assigned as the senior Bajoran Militia officer aboard Deep Space Nine, acting as the station's executive officer under the Starfleet commander Benjamin Sisko, who commands the facility. In the early episodes of the series after Cardassia's withdrawal from Bajor, the ranked Major Kira, now age 26, becomes an influential figure in Bajor's reconstruction and the politics of the region, due to her assignment to Deep Space Nine, her closeness to Benjamin Sisko, whom the Bajorans believe to be an emissary from the Bajoran Prophets.
Kira is opposed to the Federation presence on DS9, feeling that the Bajoran people should have nothing to do with the Federation as Bajor has just endured a 50-year occupation by the Cardassians and Bajor needs to be able to stand on its own two feet. Over time, her sentiments change and she becomes one of the strongest supporters of Bajor joining the Federation and an essential ally to Benjamin Sisko; this contrasts to her nuanced religious faith that came from dealing with the Bajoran religious leader, Winn Adami, for whom Kira holds increasing contempt for her shamelessly treacherous opportunism and arrogance. As a member of the Bajoran Militia, Kira is an invaluable help to Starfleet in its mission on DS9, she commands Starfleet personnel directly through her authority as DS9's executive officer. In the third season of the show, she serves as the first officer of the Defiant, a Starfleet warship based at DS9, until Lt. Commander Worf, assumes the role in the fourth season; when the Dominion recaptures Deep Space Nine at the start of the Dominion War, at the end of the fifth season, Kira remains aboard the station as liaison officer, as a result of Bajor's non-aggression pact with the Dominion.
Her role allows her to organize a resistance cell whose actions are instrumental in allowing Starfleet to retake Deep Space Nine. Kira's earns a promotion to colonel in the final season of the series, she plays a significant role in helping the Cardassian Resistance wage a war of independence against the Dominion, infiltrating Cardassia itself to teach Damar the tactics of organizing a resistance movement with a decentralized command. At the conclusion of the war, Kira takes command of DS9 after the disappearance of Sisko. Kira becomes romantically involved with a prominent Bajoran cleric. Following his death, she becomes involved with Shakaar Edon, a former resistance leader during the Cardassian occupation, who becomes Bajor's First Minister. After a couple of years, the couple decide to end their relationship. Kira forms a romantic relationship with the shapeshifter Odo, who had pined after her for years, though this too ends when Odo rejoins his people in the Gamma Quadrant at the conclusion of the series.
Kira becomes surrogate mother to Kirayoshi O'Brien, the then-unborn child of Chief Engineer Miles O'Brien and his wife Keiko. When the pregnant Keiko was injured in a shuttle accident, Dr Julian Bashir saves the fetus by transporting it into Kira's womb. Kira continues to carry the fetus until birth becoming a part of the O'Brien family. Following the conclusion of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the character of Kira Nerys takes charge of the Deep Space Nine space station as its permanent commanding officer. With the conclusion of the first wave of Deep Space Nine novels in "Unity", Bajor joins the Federation, Kira is given the Starfleet rank of captain. In "Unity", Kira opens every Bajoran Orb in a sacred place in order to defeat a monstrous enemy, announcing, "You want Bajor? Here it is." This caused the return of Benjamin Sisko from the Celestial Temple to the corporeal world. In current novel continuity, Kira has resigned from Starfleet and is now a Vedek in the Bajoran religious order.
All of this is unofficial, because Star Trek novels are not canon. The character of Kira Nerys exists in the Mirror Universe. In the DS9 episode "Crossover", Kira encounters her mirror self, the cruel, powerful Intendant of the station, with Elim Garak as her first officer. Kira convinces the mirror-Sisko to start the Terran Resistance; this group is successful in taking command of Terok Nor and capturing the Intendant, but she manages to escape with the help of mirror-Nog. The escaped Intendant convinces the alternate universe's Bareil Antos to travel to the regular universe in order to obtain an Orb of the Prophets; the mirror Kira falls in love with her double from the other universe. At the time, Nana Visitor dismissed the idea of her character being bisexual, saying that she intended to portray this as "total narcissism on her part, it had nothing to do with sexuality". However episodes continued to show her surrounded by a mixed-gender harem, and
Worf, son of Mogh is a fictional character in the Star Trek franchise. He appears in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and seasons four through seven of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as well as the feature films Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: Nemesis. Worf is the first Klingon main character to appear in Star Trek, has appeared in more Star Trek franchise episodes than any other character, he is portrayed by actor Michael Dorn. Worf was not intended to be a regular character, as Gene Roddenberry wanted to avoid "retreads of characters or races featured prominently in the original Star Trek series". Accordingly, the June 1, 1987 cast portrait did not include Worf. Several "tall, black actors" auditioned for Worf before Michael Dorn came along, walking into the audition in character and not smiling. Not only did the Worf character become a regular on The Next Generation, he was continued on the Deep Space Nine series for several more years and talk of a spin-off Worf show continued into the 2010s.
He made his debut in 1987 in Encounter at Farpoint, last appeared in character in 2002. Dorn as Worf made 282 on screen appearances, the most appearances of any actor in the Star Trek franchise to-date. Worf's family ties are revealed across several hundred episodes and the movies. An important aspect to understanding Worf is that he was adopted by Federation parents, so he has both adoptive and biological family, he has a total of two brothers each with a unique backstory, as well as two adoptive human parents, one son. Important Star Trek episodes for Worf family include "The Bonding", "Sins of the Father", "Family", "Reunion", "Homeward", "You Are Cordially Invited" The House of Mogh was a family of high social and political rank, for a time represented on the Klingon High Council. In Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Colonel Worf appears as the legal advocate of Captain James T. Kirk and Dr. Leonard McCoy after they are accused of killing Chancellor Gorkon of the Klingon High Council.
He was a member of the Klingon delegation at Camp Khitomer. Although not explicitly stated, he was intended to be Worf's grandfather. Worf has a son named Alexander with a half-human half-Klingon woman named K'Ehleyr, a character introduced in "The Emissary", however she is killed in "Reunion", a "sequel" to that episode and part of the Worf story arc, leaving Worf as a single parent. Worf fathers a son with K'Ehleyr, Alexander has to live aboard Enterprise-D when K'Ehleyr is killed. After TNG ends, Worf gets moved to the Deep Space Nine space station where he marries the Trill symbiont Jadzia Dax. On DS9 Worf misses the Enterprise-D "family" that he had bemoaning the cut-rate work ethic and unfriendliness on the wayward outpost; the episode "Sins of the Father" introduces Worf's long lost brother Kurn, an orphan of the House of Mogh. His adoptive parents have Nikolai Rozhenko whom Worf grew up with. Nikolai and Worf interact in "Homeward" where it is revealed that Worf will have a nephew or niece.
In "The Bonding" Worf adopts an orphan boy into the House of Mogh. In the first Star Trek written by famous screen writer Ron Moore, the orphan Jeremy has a has a special Klingon ceremony to be adopted into Worf's family. Since Worf leaves for Martok's house taking Alexander and Kurn is brain wiped, Jeremy would have been left as the last remaining member of House of Mogh. Worf was born in 2340 on Qo'noS as the son of Mogh. Five years his parents moved to the Khitomer colony. Worf's parents were killed during a surprise attack by the Romulans on the Khitomer outpost; the colony's distress call was answered by the Federation starship USS Intrepid. Chief Petty Officer Sergey Rozhenko found Worf in the rubble and took him in after failing to find any living relatives. Rozhenko and his wife Helena raised him on a small farm colony on the planet Gault, a world of about 20,000 inhabitants all of them human. Worf has a human brother, with whom he quarreled, he spent time on Earth in his parents' native city of Minsk recommending it to Miles O'Brien as one of his favorite places on Earth.
Worf did not take the Rozhenkos' last name, preferring to be addressed by the Klingon designation "Worf, son of Mogh". However, his son Alexander Rozhenko, raised by the Rozhenkos after his mother K'Ehleyr died, did use their surname. Although Worf was raised by humans, he considered himself a Klingon at heart and studied the ways of his people; as an adult, his mannerisms and personality, as well as his innate sense of honor, became more Klingon than human. Worf's brother Kurn a year old at the time of the Khitomer attack, had been left behind on the Klingon homeworld Qo'noS by his parents. Lorgh, a friend to House of Mogh, was charged with the care of the younger son expecting Mogh's stay at the Khitomer outpost to be short-term. Lorgh adopted Kurn after the attack, but informed Klingon authorities that he had died with the rest of the family. Kurn was not revealed as being alive. In 2357, Worf entered Starfleet Academy, he graduated in 2361 and was commissioned with the rank of Ensign, becoming the first Klingon officer in Starfleet.
Although Worf took immense pride and a sense of honor from serving in Starfleet, most other Klingons shunned and belittled his choice of vocation. In 2359, he became
Elim Garak is a fictional character from the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in which he is portrayed by Andrew J. Robinson. In the series, Garak is an exiled spy from the Cardassian Union and a former member of the feared Cardassian intelligence group called the Obsidian Order. Garak was exiled to the space station that became known as Deep Space Nine and established a tailoring business there. While during most episodes of the series, he is indeed a harmless tailor, he is a complex character whose portrayal hints at hidden secrets and back-story, he displays competence in a wide range of skills and knowledge in a crisis. Garak sometimes wilfully or coincidentally plays a role in covert operations on the side of the United Federation of Planets running Deep Space Nine. Other Cardassians warn Federation personnel that he is "a dangerous man with a traitorous mind", but in general he plays a rather positive, though sometimes sinister or multi-layered role during the series. Garak is introduced in the third episode of the first season of Deep Space Nine "Past Prologue".
He appears in the replimat on Deep Space Nine, where he introduces himself as "Garak", a tailor exiled from Cardassia, to the station's doctor, Julian Bashir. In the same episode, it is discovered that Garak was known as "The Spy" to the crew of Deep Space Nine, being the only Cardassian left on the station after Cardassia withdrew their occupation from the nearby planet Bajor. Garak denies involvement with the feared Cardassian intelligence agency the Obsidian Order, only to reveal his connections as he requires; as Garak's friendship with Bashir develops, it is revealed that he was one of the Obsidian Order's highest ranking operatives and that he was exiled from Cardassia for unspecified reasons. It is suggested that his exile resulted from either letting prisoners escape during the occupation of Bajor or the betrayal of Enabran Tain, head of the Order, discovered to be Garak's resentful biological father. Garak's secrecy keeps him a character of importance. Garak appears in 37 of the 176 episodes of Deep Space Nine, including the series finale and appears in each of the seven seasons.
Garak was intended to be a one-off character. The producers were impressed with Robinson's performance and decided to develop the character after Robinson agreed to return; the decision to incorporate Garak into more of the series led to Garak becoming a pivotal character—transforming him to a character of importance and unusual complexity and resonance. Robinson's initial performance as Garak received scrutiny as his portrayal was interpreted as Garak being homosexual or bisexual. Robinson denied that his portrayal was intended to portray Garak as homosexual and implied that he was omnisexual; as a result of the controversy, Robinson removed the particular characteristic from Garak. I had planned Garak not as homosexual or heterosexual but omnisexual, the first episode I had with Bashir played that way gave people fits. So I had to remove that characteristic from him. Garak changes from a simple mysterious character to one of complexity and secrecy. Robinson stated that the complexity of Garak's character did not come from his lies but rather his refusal to elaborate on himself.
The important thing about Garak is. Again, with the iceberg analogy, the substance of Garak is. It's. Garak's early life is revealed little by little to the audience and the other characters in the series. Garak has a long-standing antagonistic relationship with the prefect of Gul Dukat. In the episode "Civil Defense", Dukat states that it was a mistake for his father to have once trusted Garak and in "For the Cause", it is revealed that Garak had Dukat's father tortured and killed; the episode "The Die is Cast", in which Garak was reinstated to the Obsidian Order, there is mention of an incident with Dukat and Garak that involved an arms merchant, with Garak admitting he plans to kill Dukat when he returns to Cardassia. Garak fell from grace and was exiled from Cardassia, he fled to the Cardassian space station Terok Nor when the Cardassians withdrew from the station, leaving it to the Federation and Bajorans. The reasons for Garak's exile were never stated explicitly. In "The Wire", a delirious Garak gave three contradictory stories for his exile: first that he had killed some escaping Bajoran prisoners in the last days of the occupation but in the process killed the daughter of a powerful Cardassian military official.
The name he gives this person, "Elim", is his first name, which the others did not know while he was telling the story. In "Improbable Cause", Garak's former mentor Enabran Tain plainly accuses him of betraying Cardassia but no details are given. Garak's character is elaborated upon. Garak, whose father, Enabran Tain, was the head of the Obsidian Order, is seen to have an acute form of claustrophobia as an adult, his claustrophobia is suggested to have resulted from his father locking him in a closet as punishment for him not doing his chores for hours at a time exacerbated by an incident as an adult where he may have been trapped in a collapsing building. In “Afterimage”, Garak only overcomes an acute attack of this condition with the help
What You Leave Behind
"What You Leave Behind" is the series finale of the television show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the 175th and 176th overall episodes, the 25th and 26th episodes of the seventh season. The episode was written by showrunner Ira Steven Behr and Hans Beimler and directed by Allan Kroeker, it aired on June 2, 1999. Set in the 24th century, the series is centered on Deep Space Nine, a space station located near a stable wormhole between the Alpha and Gamma quadrants of the Milky Way Galaxy; the final episode of the series, "What You Leave Behind" sees the end of the Dominion War as the alliance of Starfleet, the Klingons and rebel Cardassians launch a final attack against the Dominion on Cardassia Prime, as well as the resolution of Dukat and Kai Winn's dealings with the Pah-wraiths on Bajor. The episode was well-received, with most critics considering it a satisfying end for the series, though the final confrontation between Sisko and Dukat was criticized. After this episode, Star Trek: Voyager became the sole carrier of the Star Trek franchise, starting with "Equinox", until its end in May 2001.
On Deep Space Nine, as they prepare to embark on a final, decisive offensive in the Dominion War, Bashir wakes up with Ezri, O'Brien talks with his family about accepting a transfer back to Earth, Sisko comforts a pregnant, nauseated Kasidy. While heading for battle on the Defiant, Sisko's mother Sarah, a Prophet of Bajor, appears to him in a vision, telling him his journey's end "lies not before you, but behind you"; the battle between the Jem'Hadar/Breen/Cardassian and Federation/Klingon/Romulan fleets begins. Kira and Damar, hiding on Cardassia Prime, incite a revolt and sabotage Cardassia's power grid, cutting off communication between the Dominion fleet and the command center. In retaliation and the diseased Founder order the Jem'Hadar to wipe out an entire Cardassian city. Kira and Damar are captured, but as the Jem'Hadar prepare to execute them, the Cardassian soldiers turn on their former Jem'Hadar allies in revenge for the destruction of their city; as Starfleet and their allies are experiencing heavy losses, the Cardassian ships switch sides when they learn of the atrocity, turning the tide of the battle.
When the Founder discovers this, she orders the eradication of the Cardassian race, the Jem'Hadar begin leveling entire cities. The Dominion fleet retreats and regroups around Cardassia Prime, the alliance fleet prepares to mount a final offensive. Kira and her team storm the command center, capture the Founder, kill Weyoun, but Damar is killed in the process; the Founder refuses to surrender, choosing instead to make the battle as costly as possible for the alliance. As Sisko prepares for the assault on Cardassia, Odo beams to the command center, tries to reason with the Founder, she argues that her people will never be safe from the solids, but Odo defends the Federation's intentions, despite its flaws, links with her over Kira and Garak's objections, curing her disease. She orders her forces to surrender. Odo explains to Kira that he has agreed to cure the other Founders as well, but needs to join them permanently, so he can persuade the rest of them to trust solids instead of dominating them.
Meanwhile and Garak are reunited in the command center as a flood of casualty reports indicate over 800 million Cardassians have been systematically murdered. Bashir tries to reassure him that Cardassia will recover, but Garak laments that it will never be the same. Meanwhile, on Bajor, still disguised as a Bajoran, Kai Winn, who has turned against the Prophets, travel to the fire caves with an ancient book to release the Pah-wraiths only to find the caves dark and barren. Winn recites a chant that releases the Pah-wraiths, filling the cave with fire poisons Dukat as a sacrifice, expecting to become the wraiths' emissary. However, the wraiths possess Dukat instead, resurrecting him and restoring his Cardassian appearance. A peace treaty is signed on DS9, the crew celebrates in Vic's lounge, but Sisko becomes aware that he must go to the fire caves. Once there, he attacks Dukat, but Dukat subdues him with his newfound powers. Winn tries to destroy the book when she realizes she made a mistake by turning against the Prophets, but Dukat kills her.
While Dukat is distracted, Sisko attacks Dukat, falling with the book into the fiery chasm. Sisko finds himself in the Celestial Temple, where Sarah tells him that the Pah-wraiths have been returned to their prison in the fire caves and will never emerge again, it is time for him to rest with the Prophets, having completed his task; the DS9 crew is puzzled by Sisko's disappearance until he comes to Kasidy in a vision, telling her that he has moved on to a new stage of his life. He assures her he will return, though he doesn't know when, she promises to be waiting for him; the crew goes their separate ways. O'Brien will teach at Starfleet Academy giving a stable home to Keiko and their children and Kirayoshi. Worf is appointed the Federation ambassador to the Klingon Empire, moving to Qo'noS where he will maintain his close friendship with Chancellor Martok. Nog learns that one of Sisko's last acts was to promote him to Junior Grade. Bashir and Ezri discuss their future together; when Odo leaves DS9 to fulfill his promise to the Female Changeling, he refuses to give Quark the satisfaction of a fond farewell, but Quark interprets it favorably anyway.
Kira takes Odo to the Founders' planet, where they bid farewell, Odo sinks into the Link and cures the disease. Now the station's commander, she continues Odo's and Sisko's example by going to Quark's to shut down his betting ring on who will be the new Kai, leading Quark to tell Morn, "the more thin
Starfleet is a fictional organization in the Star Trek media franchise. Within this fictional universe, Starfleet is a service maintained by the United Federation of Planets as the principal means for conducting deep-space exploration, defense and diplomacy. While the majority of Starfleet's members are human and it is headquartered on Earth, hundreds of other species are represented; the majority of the franchise's protagonists are Starfleet officers. During production of early episodes of the original series, several details of the makeup of the Star Trek universe had yet to be worked out, including the operating authority for the USS Enterprise; the terms Star Service, Spacefleet Command, United Earth Space Probe Agency, Space Central were all used to refer to the Enterprise's operating authority, before the term "Starfleet" became widespread from the episode "Court Martial" onwards. However, references to the United Earth Space Probe Agency, its abbreviation UESPA, are to be found in episodes of series.
For example, the Friendship One probe is marked with the letters UESPA-1 in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Friendship One". Other background props included additional UESPA references, such as Captain Jean-Luc Picard's family album in Star Trek Generations. During the production of Star Trek: Enterprise, some larger Starfleet insignia designs included the name "United Earth Space Probe Agency". Many Star Trek: Enterprise episodes refer to Starfleet having been in operation in 2119, when it funded research begun by Cochrane and Henry Archer leading to the first successful flight of Warp 3 vessels in the 2140s; this research is said to have evolved into the NX Program, which led to Starfleet launching its first Warp 5-capable starship, Enterprise, in 2151, followed by Columbia, in 2155, as well as other vessels. However, the Starfleet, in existence before the Federation is a different organization than that of the Federation Starfleet. Starfleet acts under a Prime Directive of non-interference with developing worlds or their internal politics.
This is said not to be a Human construct, but stems from policies implemented by the Vulcans, who regarded an alien civilization's attainment of warp speed as the sign of their importance and reason for making first contact with them. The Prime Directive and Starfleet's first-contact policies are at the center of several episodes in each Star Trek series and the film Star Trek: First Contact. Starfleet Headquarters is shown to be located on Earth, northeast of the Golden Gate Bridge in the present-day Fort Baker area. Starfleet Academy is located in the same general area. Additionally, various episodes show Starfleet operating a series of starbases throughout Federation territory, as ground facilities, or as space stations in planetary orbit or in deep space. Starfleet has been shown to handle scientific and diplomatic missions, although its primary mandate seems to be peaceful exploration in the search for sentient life, as seen in the mission statements of different incarnations of the USS Enterprise.
The flagship of Starfleet is considered to be the starship USS Enterprise. Starfleet has many components, including: As early as the original Star Trek, characters refer to attending Starfleet Academy. Series establish it as an officer training facility with a four-year educational program; the main campus is located near Starfleet Headquarters in what is now California. Starfleet Command is the headquarters/command center of Starfleet; the term "Starfleet Command" is first used in TOS episode "Court Martial". Its headquarters are depicted as being in Fort Baker, across the Golden Gate from San Francisco, in Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Overlooking the Command from the other side of the Golden Gate is the permanent site of the Council of the United Federation of Planets in what is now the Presidio of San Francisco. Throughout the Star Trek franchise, the main characters' isolation from Starfleet Command compels them to make and act upon decisions without Starfleet Command's orders or information in Voyager when the main protagonists have no means of contacting Earth for several years.
StarTrek.com notes. It states: Located on San Francisco's Mare Island, with additional starship assembly facilities located in Earth orbit, Starfleet's San Francisco Navy Yards is the site where the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 was built in 2245. Captain Robert April, the Enterprise's first commanding officer, was present at the San Francisco Navy Yards when the vessel's major components were built and prepared for assembly in Starfleet's orbital drydock facilities; the Enterprise-D and USS Voyager are depicted to have been constructed at a shipyard named Utopia Planitia in Mars orbit. Utopia Planitia served as Starfleet's main ship yards throughout a large portion of Starfleet's existence. After the Enterprise-D encountered the Borg in the episode "Q Who" the size of the Utopia Planitia shipyards was doubled out of fear of a Borg strike, they were once again doubled. In the 2009 film, Jim Kirk arrives at a shipyard near his home in Iowa and boards a shuttle to enlist in Starfleet. In the 2013 sequel, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott discovers a covert Starfleet facility, near Jupiter, that has built a m