This page features some of the aliens encountered in the fifth season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Michael Westmore was the makeup designer for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Ensign Hoya: In the episode ‘The Ship’ Ensign Hoya (Hilary Shepard Turner) was a female Benzite who served on Deep Space Nine. She died during a mission to the Gamma Quadrant planet Torga IV, when the runabout she was in was destroyed by the Jem’Hadar. She was the only female Benzite seen in any of the Star Trek movies or TV shows. Benzites are characterized by blue skin and facial tendrils. They are unable to breathe a standard oxygen/nitrogen atmosphere so early Benzite characters were seen wearing a respirator: later this problem was either solved or conveniently forgotten as subsequent Hoya did not need to use such a device.