Star Trek: Deep Space Nine producers knew what the series needed to succeed.
Trekkies seem to be rather divided on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and how it stands up to the other four original series. Some feel that its more serious and even darker tone brought a much needed sense of realism to the series, while others dismissed it almost out of hand, for the sole fact that it took place on a space station, rather than on a starship that was gallivanting across the galaxy, getting into all sorts of inter planetary shenanigans.
I am the type of Trekkie who is able to see the merits of almost any Trek series, and while I think some series are better than others, I will never dismiss one entire series altogether. I often felt that Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was almost Star Trek’s answer to the work place comedy/drama, for most of the action and antics took place on a space station where its inhabitants worked and lived.
As with any work place comedy/drama, the side characters that make appearances here and there are almost just as important and just as memorable as the main characters themselves. This article is to honor three such characters that in this author’s opinion, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine simply wouldn’t be the same without.