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Today In STAR TREK History: June 17th

It's all coming to an end today in Star Trek history.
Welcome to our round-up of the Star Trek episodes which received their premiere broadcast on this day throughout the show's long history, along with anything else of note that may have taken place. All viewing figures quoted are for U.S. premiere broadcast (unless noted).

June 17th
What a day of cliffhangers it is! First up, on this day in 1991, the fourth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation came to an end of Redemption, Part 1. 10.9 million viewers were tuned in to see Captain Picard travel to the Klingon homeworld. Less than an hour later they were greated by Sela, a mysterious Romulan officer who bears an uncanny resemblance to Tasha Yar, the Enterprise's dead security chief.

Marking the return of Denise Crosby in a guest-starring capacity, Part 1 of Redemption was also the 100th episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and as well as dropping the cliffhanger bombshell acted as a Klingon-heavy episode, with Picard balancing his Federation and Klingon duties as new Klingon Chancellor Gowron faces a civil war, and Worf and his brother Kurn fighting to regain their father's honor.
Moving on to 1996, and the final episode from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's fourth season. Titled Broken Link, it would see DS9's security chief Odo collapse and taken to the infirmary, where Bashir discovers teh Changling is losing his ability to maintain solid form, so the USS Defiant brings him to the Gamma Quadrant in search of a cure.

That's not all from DS9 as two years later season six was coming to an end...
Tears of the Prophets was not only the 26th and final episode of season 6 of Deep Space Nine but also the show's 150th episode to date. It was celebrated with a bit of a game-changer, as it would see the death of Jadzia Dax. Terry Farrell had elected not to renewe her contract for the seventh and final season of the show, so in a twist to the episode the writer's came up with the plot of having Dr. Bashir save the Dax symbiont that shares Jadzia's consciousness, but not Jadzia herself. Although she did survive long enough to say a tearful goodbye to her on-screen husband Worf.

It would be over three months to we were introduced to the new host of the Dax symbiant.

Join us again next time for another round-up of the episodes broadcast, the movie's released, the special events, the birthday's celebrated and anything else of note that went down on this day in Star Trek history.

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