10 Most Inappropriate Moments In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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Widely considered the grittiest Star Trek series, at least prior to the launch of Discovery and Picard, Deep Space Nine loved to set itself apart from the the likes of The Next Generation and Original Series.

By focusing on serialized storytelling and interpersonal conflict, as well as darker themes like war and trauma, Deep Space Nine succeeded in showcasing a different side of the Star Trek universe. But that doesn't mean the path to the Gamma Quadrant was always smooth. Deep Space Nine's desire to stand out occasionally pushed the show into questionable territory. And no, we're not talking about the Badlands.

Whether sexual, violent, or just downright nasty, Deep Space Nine was no stranger to inappropriate moments best left in the dank corner of Quark's holosuites.

These scenes made us question not only our favourite characters' underlying motives, but also our devotion to the series as a whole. And that's a shame because some of these moments spoil otherwise fantastic episodes. They just didn't know where to draw the line. Where's Picard when you need him?

Here are 10 of the most inappropriate moments in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.


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