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Today In STAR TREK History: June 20th

Religeous tensions aboard Deep Space Nine.
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 20th
On this day in 1993, the first season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine came to an end with its twentieth episode,titled In The Hands of the Prophets. Providing a deeper focus on Bajoran politics and religion and highlighting what happens when the values and beliefs of one culture are imposed on another, In The Hands of the Prophets revisited the religious themes introduced in Emissary, the series premiere, and saw Bajoran cleric Vedek Winn (Louise Fletcher) arrive on DS9 to find schoolteacher Keiko O'Brien (Rosalind Chao) teaching Bajoran children that their gods are merely "wormhole aliens".

8.8 million people viewed the episode on its first broadcast, the lowest of any first-run episode during season one, but critical reception to In The Hands of the Prophets was very positive, with Fletcher and Avery Brooks receiving praise for their performances.

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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