"The Ascent" was the 107th episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the 9th episode of the show's fifth season, first aired during the week of 25 November 1996. The episode was written by Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe and directed by Allan Kroeker.
- Julian Bashir • Jadzia Dax • Kira Nerys • Nog • Miles O'Brien • Odo • Quark • Rom • Benjamin Sisko • Jake Sisko • Worf, son of Mogh • Deep Space 9 personnel (Deep Space 9 residents)
Starships and vehicles
- USS Defiant (Defiant-class escort) • USS Rio Grande (Danube-class runabout) • Janitza-class (in opening credits) • USS Leeds (Nebula-class explorer, in opening credits)
Races and cultures
- Referenced only
States and organizations
- Referenced only
- Federation Grand Jury • Ferengi Commerce Authority • Orion Syndicate • Starfleet Academy
- anodyne circuit • barracks • beetle • blood • blood screening • cadet • card game • class L • cold weather suit • cremation • customs • dabo • distress signal • Divine Treasury • dom-jot • environmental control • Ferengi death ritual • field ration • field study • fizzbin • gym • holosuite • intravenous therapy • latinum • navigational array • Odo's bucket • orange juice • pajamas • Past Prologue • penal colony • replicator • root beer • slug • snail • snail juice • solid • sonic shower • sophomore • Starfleet uniform • Starfleet uniform (2366-2373) • subspace transmitter • transporter • transporter buffer • travois • Vorian pterodactyl • Vulcan Love Slave • worm
- DS9 episode: "Broken Link"
- DS9 episode: "Heart of Stone"
- ST reference: The Star Trek Encyclopedia
- Information about this episode is presented consistently in the third and fourth volumes.
- This is the last episode in the series to regularly feature the DS9 uniforms, which were introduced in the premiere episode, "Emissary", although they would continue to be used for the duration of Star Trek: Voyager. In the next episode, "Rapture", the DS9 crew would switch to the new grey-shouldered uniform, which was introduced in Star Trek: First Contact. The old DS9 uniform would appear three more times in the episodes, "In Purgatory's Shadow" and "By Inferno's Light" worn by the real Julian Bashir while still being trapped in the Internment Camp 371 and in the flashback scenes of the final episode, "What You Leave Behind".
Notable cast and crew
- Written by Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
- Avery Brooks as Benjamin Sisko
- Nana Visitor as Kira Nerys
- Rene Auberjonois as Odo
- Alexander Siddig as Julian Bashir
- Terry Farrell as Jadzia Dax
- Armin Shimerman as Quark
- Michael Dorn as Worf
- Aron Eisenberg as Nog
- Max Grodénchik as Rom
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