Nearly 20 years ago, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine wrapped up its seven season run with a few dangling threads as the characters parted and the universe moved on. Two decades later, the majority of the cast is reuniting for an upcoming expansion of Star Trek Online. And this may be the closest thing we’ll ever get to a DS9 reunion.
Cryptic has brought together 12 performers from Deep Space Nine for Star Trek Online: Victory is Life. While there are a few major characters who aren’t appearing, including the Siskos, Dax, O’Brien, and Worf, the returning cast members are offering an intriguing glimpse of their characters’ futures. For example, Nana Vistor’s Kira Nerys is now Kai, the religious leader of the Bajoran people. Aron Eisenberg’s Nog has risen to become the first Ferengi captain in Starfleet history, while Elim Garak (Andrew Robinson) is now a Councilor, and Odo (René Auberjonois) is an ambassador for the Dominion. Alexander Siddig will also reprise his role as the former chief medical officer of the station, Doctor Julian Bashir.
Quark (Armin Shimerman) is refreshingly the same conniving DS9 bartender, while his brother Rom (Max Grodénchik) has flourished as the Ferengi Grand Nagus alongside his wife, Leeta (Chase Masterson). Despite the fact that the last Weyoun clone was supposedly killed in the series finale, Jeffrey Combs is reprising his role as that character alongside Salome Jens as the unnamed female Changeling. There’s also a teaser video for the expansion which is narrated by J.G. Hertzler’s Klingon General Martok, who will also be returning.
Victory is Life will allow gamers to play as the Jem’Hadar, the fiercely loyal genetically engineered soldiers of the Dominion. In fact, the Victory is Life title comes from a Jem’Hadar expression. But they are not the enemy in this tale. Instead, players will unite with the DS9 characters to face the Hur’q, a new alien threat which has severely damaged the famous space station.
Star Trek Online: Victory is Life will launch in June.