Niner or Niners may refer to:
The baseball team the crewmembers create is called the “Niners“, which in turn became the term for fans of the series.
Assembled to meet a challenge issued by Captain Solok and his team, the Vulcan Logicians of the starship T’Kumbra, the Niners participated in one baseball game in one of DS9′s holosuites. With only team members Benjamin Sisko, his son Jake Sisko and girlfriend Kasidy Yates having any experience with the game, the Niners experience was one of intense training. Benefiting the team were the gymnastic talents of Ezri Dax, the genetically-engineered physical abilities of Julian Bashir and the natural strength of Klingon player Worf, the team nevertheless lost to the Logicians. With both Sisko and Solok ejected from the game by umpire Odo, the Niners scored a single run from Nog, on an accidental (but triumphant) squeeze bunt by Rom. (DS9: “Take Me Out to the Holosuite“)
Niners, eventually became a term for all fans of Deep Space Nine. Like a disassociation from the General Term “Trekkies”, “Niners” is a term adopted by DS9 Fans who believe that Deep Space Nine is the best series of the franchise and many who consider that proclaiming it is a way to isolate themselves from the Trekkie Community, as many are either not fans of Star Trek in general but believe that DS9 is superior to other Trek Series and they do not want to be associated with the franchise as a whole.
The only Niners I know of are Deep Space Nine fans.
1. United States 2. United Kingdom 3. Canada 4. Germany 5. Italy 6. Australia
7. Russian Federation 8. Netherlands 9. France 10. Spain
It seems this site had gained a bit in Non-English Speaking Countries such as Russia, Germany, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Japan & Slovakia along with many others – I think the most gains came from Russia, so Greetings to Russian Niners!
The United States still holds the most views
Thank you for everyone who thought this site was useful in any way
Sisko’s Tough Little Ship (1) Got the most views along with the Home Page
Other Posts that had many views include Dominion Warships/Breen Warships/Garak/Dukat/Weyoun
And DS9 Diaries Series
People viewing or getting to the Blog seem to be interested in the Breen, Jem’Hadar, Starships along with the USS Defiant
I guess those are clear in this list but mostly it can be summarized that the Dominion and the Dominion War are the most popular topics in this Blog
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So, just set back and enjoy the amazing creations of Niners
1) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was a spin-off of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and began while the latter was still on television. There were several crossover episodes between the two shows, and two of the Next Generation characters, the Irish Chief of Operations Miles O’Brien and the Klingon Worf, became regular members of the Deep Space Nine cast.
2) Bond Girl ex-model Famke Janssen was originally offered the role of Jadzia Dax. The character was planned as an alien from a low-gravity world, forced to use a wheelchair and fly around her quarters, but the concept was eventually scrapped. However, the idea was eventually recycled and used for the character of Elaysian Melora Pazlar.
3) After production of Deep Space Nine ended, the show’s sets were dismantled and the bridge of the Defiant was put into storage. But the famed command centre wasn’t destined to gather cobwebs – it was re-dressed and re-used as both the bridge of an alien cargo ship and a Klingon battlecruiser on Star Trek: Voyager and the bridge of the ECS Fortunate on Star Trek: Enterprise.
4) Deep Space Nine stars Alexander Siddig and Nana Visitor got married for real in 1997, after season four of the show aired. Some time later, the sub-plot detailing Kira carrying the O’Briens’ baby was scripted to explain away Visitor’s pregnancy, and in one episode, a pregnant Kira screams at Dr. Bashir, “This is all your fault!” – an in-joke about the fact that Visitor and Siddig were expecting a child in real life!
5) All of the ranks used in Star Trek are rooted in authenticity – they’re based upon actual military ranks. Starfleet ranks are the same as the one used in the US Navy, and Bajoran ranks follow those of the US Army, Air Force, and Marines. But in the world of the Cardassians, things are a little more historically-inclined – their ranks are based on those of the ancient Roman Empire.
6) The character that finally evolved into Vic Fontaine was originally written for Frank Sinatra Jr., but despite being a fan of the show, the singer and conductor turned it down after declaring that he was only interested in appearing as an alien. In a weird name coincidence, his dad, ol’ blue eyes himself, was rumoured to be the inspiration behind the fictional character Johnny Fontane in Mario Puzo’s novel The Godfather.
7) The man behind Dr Julian Bashir, Alexander Siddig, is the nephew of British cinema legend Malcolm McDowell. The Clockwork Orange star expressed an interest in appearing on the Deep Space Nine, but only if Siddig went behind the camera and directed. It never happened – but the respected film actor did manage to squeeze in an appearance as Dr. Tolian Soran in the 1994 flick Star Trek Generations.
8) Sharp-eared Niners may have noticed a smattering of classic comedy in the season four episode Homefront. When Bashir and O’Brien talk to Quark dressed as WWII RAF pilots, most of O’Brien’s jargon originates from the Monty Python sketch RAF Banter. It’s not the only time Python’s influenced the DS9 script, either – in the episode The Dogs of War, Zek uses the phrase “the shoals of bankruptcy” – which is taken from the Monty Python song Accountancy Shanty, found in the Python film The Meaning of Life.
9) A spot of Sisko-related trivia now: His middle name is Lafayette, and the actor behind the Captain, Avery Brooks is the only actor to appear in all 175 episodes of the series. Incidentally, Wolf 359, the battle site between the Borg and the Federation where Sisko lost his wife, is a real star that is 7.5 light-years from Earth,
10) The drinking vessels used in DS9 aren’t quite what they seem. The square glasses used in Quark’s bar are actually upside-down candle holders, and the tankards used for Klingon blood wine are actually measuring cups, normally used for baking. One more drink-related fact – one of the characters who frequents Quark’s bar is called “Morn”, which is an anagram of “Norm”, named after the Cheers regular who also had a reserved seat at the bar of his favorite establishment…