I have to admit that I may be a bit biased going into this review because DS9 is my favourite of the many Trek series. I’m always on the hunt for DS9 swag, but I’m also not desperate for mediocre products. My love of the series doesn’t blind me from whether or not something is terrible, so I hold DS9 to a higher standard when it comes to those rare pieces of merchandise that pop up from the show. When I heard Hero Collector was releasing a guide all about the space station and its ships, I was excited but also approached it with an ounce of trepidation. I’m glad to report that the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Illustrated Handbook lives up to the hype, and was certainly worth the wait for a tome like this.