After the death of Star Trek
creator Gene Roddenberry in 1991, writers/producers Rick Berman and Michael Piller carried on the Star Trek
franchise with the second spinoff television series, Deep Space Nine
. Considered by many to be the best of the Star Trek
spinoffs, Deep Space Nine
broke with its predecessors' peripatetic tradition by centering the action in a single location--a space station orbiting the war-torn planet of Bajor--thus allowing for a non-episodic story arc and sophisticated character development. The series also broke new ground with Star Trek
's first African-American ship commander, Captain Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks), who presided over a diverse group of crew members that included an alien shapeshifter, Odo (Rene Auberjonois), among its numbers. Dark, imaginative, and compelling, Deep Space Nine
is presented in its entirety with this seven-series collection.