Honestly, I'm glad the episode wasn't a crossover with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
. Can you imagine the writers doing justice to the concept? Better to do a comic romp, something much more in the arena of Star Trek: Voyager
, than to attempt something serious.
You haven't gotten there yet, but in season five the series will make direct reference to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
in the episode "Extreme Risk" (although there are no character crossovers). The result is an utter failure.