Star Trek: Deep Space Nine brought us the fantastic Dominion War story arc.
The Dominion War was the pinnacle in storytelling for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. It featured the Federation teaming up with the Klingons, Romulans, and Bajorans to take on the Dominion, The Breen, and the Cardassians for control of the Alpha Quadrant.
The battles were intense, the villains insidious and the drama so palpable. While the writing and acting made it a must-see, the fact is that (for the time) the CGI and special effects really delivered it for fans. Some shows that use CGI or models don’t hold up over the years but Deep Space Nine’s use of both to create the space-battles during the Dominion War were among some of the best that fans had ever seen.
StarTrek.com agrees, which is why they took time out of their day to highlight the specific ships from the war. Sans Federation of course.
Star Trek.com ranks the Dominion War players.
Now it doesn’t expressly state that these are ranked, but it’s sort of implied considering who the first and the last ships are. It really breaks down more of a “list in a list”, with the individual aliens getting their ships rated from least to most successful in combat situations. No wonder that the Bajorans started off the list, as it’s hard to remember they even had a “fleet” and it’s even harder to remember what happened to them.
The Dominion ships top the list and why shouldn’t they? The war was called the Dominion War, so it’s heavily implied that they were the more powerful enemy on their own, even if you didn’t want every episode.
Now if you want to check out the Starfleet version of this list, StarTrek.com posted that last year, which you can find right here.
What was your favorite alien ship during the Dominion War?