On January 3, 1993, Star Trek's second live-action spin-off series hit the airwaves and featured a completely different setting and mission! Over the years, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has grown in popularity and is finally getting the love and respect it so richly deserves. This week, Bill and Dan consider the 25th anniversary of what has become their favorite Star Trek series by examining the pilot episode, "Emissary," and talking about the characters and relationships in this most different of Star Treks. Plus, lots of Star Trek news, 2017 by the numbers, and Dan and Bill talk about not winning the Parsec Awards. Journey with us to the Bajor Sector in Episode 125 of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast! FIVE YEAR MISSION We can’t thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough. We are truly grateful to them for allowing us to use their music for every episode of Trek Geeks. You really should check them out–they’re writing and recording one original song for each episode of the classic Star Trek series from the 1960’s. Warp on over to their website at FiveYearMission.net and check out all of their fantastic albums! You can hear them all: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, the amazing Spock’s Brain! Plus, they’re wrapping up Year 4 right now! Please show them some support and download all their music!