USS Defiant

Maximum Defiant

Front page of Maximum Defiant in December 2004
Front page of Maximum Defiant in December 2004

Maximum Defiant, created by James T. Fazar, was quite probably the most comprehensive website about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s tough little ship while it was online.

Branding itself as the “only choice for information on the Deep Space Nine warship USS Defiant,” the website was primarily devoted to the ship itself. It leveraged information from not only the television series, but from the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual, the Star Trek Encyclopedia and the magazines Star Trek: Communicator and Star Trek: The Magazine.

Maximum Defiant also has biographies for each of Deep Space Nine‘s main cast members, several hundreds of images of the ship and a “Miscellaneous” section that contained information on such various topics as the Defiant‘s captain’s chair and origami starships.

There was also a “Behind the Scenes” section that contained an article about the Defiant‘s design process that could well have been published here at Forgotten Trek!

In November 2002, Fazar announced that he had handed over management of the website to Sean P. Stephenson of LCARSCom.Net, writing:

Like a child that you love, but are unable to care for, I must hand over this web site so it can thrive and go on. I have chosen a good friend and fellow webmaster that in my opinion will take care of this website with the utmost respect and attention to detail that I always strived for.

Although Maximum Defiant came online in 1996, the earliest version available in the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine is from February 2003 while the last dates from December 2004, after which it was presumably taken down.

4 thoughts on “Maximum Defiant

  1. Hi! I was just searching for fun about my old website Maximum Defiant and I found your post, wow, cool! I’m surprised anyone even remembers it almost 20 years later. I had loads of fun working on that website and have recently tried to get the domain back but the company wants some crazy amount for it. Anyway, I’m happy to supply more information, images, whatever you’d like if you want to expand upon this article or any other Defiant related article. Take care.
    Jim

  2. Jim, thanks for your message! It’s nice to hear from you.

    Sorry it took me a while to approve your comment, I don’t spend as much time on this site as I used to, which is also why not many new articles are appearing. I’ve been meaning to do a whole series on “forgotten” Star Trek fansites, but so far I haven’t gotten far.

  3. I would love to see the behind the scenes pics of one of my favorite sbips and who ky boat is named after ~ The Defiant

  4. Maximum Defiant was one of my favorite pages. I loved visiting this. I miss this page a lot. You made the tough little ship–feel less small and more impact-full. thank you for the ‘love’ you put into the site.

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