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"If Wishes Were Horses" was the 16th episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in the show's first season, first aired on 16 May 1993. The episode was written by Nell McCue Crawford, William L. Crawford and Michael Piller and directed by Robert Legato.


Peoples' imaginations become real as a strange phenomenon threatens to destroy the space station and the Bajoran star system.

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Races and cultures

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Starships and vehicles

USS Horizon (Daedalus-class model)

States and organizations

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