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The third season of Deep Space Nine was produced and aired in 1994 and 1995.


With Star Trek: The Next Generation over, Ronald D. Moore and Rene Echevarria joined the writing staff. The season premiere introduced the USS Defiant in a story that followed up the season two finale "The Jem'Hadar". At the end of the season, Sisko is promoted to captain.

Characters introduced in the third season include the Female Changeling, Kasidy Yates, Leeta, Michael Eddington, Ishka, Shakaar, Legate Ghemor, Iliana Ghemor, Joran Dax and Grilka.

Licensed publications[]

Tie-in publications by Pocket Books and Malibu Comics, both novels and comic books, were produced in conjunction with the production of this season.


Novels set during the third season[]



See Category:Memory Beta images (DS9 season 3 images).


Star Trek television seasons
The Original Series TOS season 1TOS season 2TOS season 3
The Animated Series TAS season 1TAS season 2
The Next Generation TNG season 1TNG season 2TNG season 3TNG season 4TNG season 5TNG season 6TNG season 7
Deep Space Nine DS9 season 1DS9 season 2DS9 season 3DS9 season 4DS9 season 5DS9 season 6DS9 season 7
Voyager VOY season 1VOY season 2VOY season 3VOY season 4VOY season 5VOY season 6VOY season 7
Enterprise ENT season 1ENT season 2ENT season 3ENT season 4
Discovery DSC season 1DSC season 2DSC season 3
Picard PIC season 1
Lower Decks LD season 1