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The series returns to the storyline of the Dominion War ravaging the Alpha Quadrant three months after it began, and matters are not going well for the former crew of Deep Space 9 nor those who remained on the station. The crew enters enemy space to destroy a ketracel-white facility, meanwhile Kira and those on the station start to organize a resistance, and Sisko leads a fleet to retake DS9. After driving the Dominion from the station and Bajor, Worf and Jadzia marry, Bashir meets with Augments to see about helping them, and O'Brien goes undercover to infiltrate the Orion Syndicate. As matter take a turn for the worst Sisko enlists the help of Garak to bring the Romulans into the war against the Dominion, later Sisko returns to Earth after losing his connection to the Prophets. Bashir encounters Sloan of Section 31 for the first time.
One very notable episodes is "Far Beyond the Stars", where Sisko experiences the life of a black science fiction writer in 1950s America. The episode was also adapted as a novelization.
This season also shows what happened with a group of Red Squad cadets who were mentioned to have gone on a training exercise in season 4.
Returning characters include Dukat, Garak, Nog, Rom, Kai Winn, Kasidy Yates, Leeta, Keiko, Molly, Zek, Brunt, Damar, Weyoun, Martok, Joseph Sisko, Ziyal, the Female Changeling and Ishka. The season introduces Vic Fontaine, Admiral William Ross and Sloan. Worf's son Alexander makes two appearances.
- "A Time to Stand"
- "Rocks and Shoals"
- "Sons and Daughters"
- "Behind the Lines"
- "Favor the Bold"
- "Sacrifice of Angels"
- "You Are Cordially Invited"
- "Statistical Probabilities"
- "The Magnificent Ferengi"
- "Who Mourns for Morn?"
- "Far Beyond the Stars"
- "One Little Ship"
- "Honor Among Thieves"
- "Change of Heart"
- "Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night"
- "In the Pale Moonlight"
- "His Way"
- "The Reckoning"
- "Profit and Lace"
- "Time's Orphan"
- "The Sound of Her Voice"
- "Tears of the Prophets
Novels set during the sixth season
- DS9 novel: Hollow Men
- DS9 novelization: ...Sacrifice of Angels
- DS9 novelization: Far Beyond the Stars
- DS9 novel: The Mist
- DS9 short story: "Dorian's Diary"
- DS9 - Millennium novel: The Fall of Terok Nor
- DS9 - Millennium novel: The War of the Prophets
- DS9 - Millennium novel: Inferno
- DS9 short story: "Ninety-three Hours"
- DS9 - The Lives of Dax short story: "Second Star to the Right..."