The second Star Trek spinoff, Deep Space Nine takes the action off a starship and onto a space station. The series stars Avery Brooks as Commander (later Captain) Benjamin Sisko, in charge of the space station at the planet Bajor and the newly discovered wormhole.
Like The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine was also filmed at Paramount Studios. The show was filmed on Stage 18, one of the largest and most historic on the lot.
The show also used the New York backlot several times throughout the series. Some episodes filmed on the backlot include “Past Tense Parts I and II” and “Far Beyond The Stars” The backlot can be visited on the Paramount Studio Tours.
In the episodes “Homeward” and “Paradise Lost”, this facade on the backlot was used as the exterior of Joseph Sisko’s New Orleans restaurant.
In “Little Green Men” the outside of the woodshop on the Paramount lot was used as the exterior of Hangar 18.
Leo Carrillo Beach
Scenes from the pilot episode “The Emissary” were filmed on Leo Carrillo Beach in Malibu. These scenes involved flashbacks of Ben Sisko and his wife. Later in the episode, we see the beach again when Sisko enters the wormhole and has visions. This beach area is a popular filming location, having appeared in The Karate Kid, The Good Place, and Grease.
Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch
Scenes in the pilot episode “The Emissary” were also filmed at Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch. This location was used to film scenes where Benjamin Sisko and his son Jake are fishing. The Golden Oak Ranch is a large and remote facility with a lot of land, and is often used for scenes in natural locations.
Following the setting established on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine continues to use the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in Van Nuys as Starfleet Headquarters. The building appears several times throughout the series, including my personal favourite episodes “Homefront” and “Paradise Lost”. The majority of these episodes take place on Earth, and we see a variety of scenes at Starfleet.