Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9) is a television series in the Star Trek Universe. It is the only Star Trek series to be set aboard a space station rather than a starship, and is notable for its lengthy story arcs. It first aired in 1993 and ran for seven seasons, being well-received by critics and ...

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How are self-replicating mines supposed to work?

Standard replicators are able to replicate mundane materials and smaller not-too-complex machines. At one point, under the influence of a Cardassian anti-riot program, the replicators in DS9 are ...
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Are Chameloids related to the founders?

The character Martia in Star Trek VI is very similar to that of the founders, is there any indication that she and her species (The Chameloids) are related to the founders? Could she have been one of ...
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How could Odo be knocked unconscious?

In the DS9 episode Vortex (S1:E11), Odo is knocked unconscious in the cavern by falling rocks. Being a changeling, how is this possible? Despite his outward appearance, he is not actually a humanoid ...
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How did they make it look like Agent Sloan from Section 31 was disintegrated in front of the Romulan council?

DS9 "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges": NERAL: It is the finding of this Committee that Senator Cretak has conspired to commit treason against the State. Sentence to be determined at a later date. ...
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“Introduction” of Enterprise E in DS9

In the DS9 episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" (season 5 episode 6) there is this small piece of dialog: Dulmur: Be specific, Captain, which Enterprise? There've been five. Lucsly: Six. Was ...
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Is the USS Defiant (Defiant class) or the NCC 1701-E Enterprise (Sovereign class) a stronger ship for battle?

I'm rewatching DS9 and have been watching a lot of the Dominion war battles. I see a lot of the Galaxy class ships in the battles. I don't recall seeing any of the sovereign class ships in any of the ...
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How did Dukat beam onto DS9?

DS9 "Tears of the Prophets": (Dax lights a couple of big candles then turns to the Orb box.) DAX: I'm not sure if I'm doing this correctly. I don't come here a lot. And to be perfectly ...
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Did the prophets stop all ships from coming through the wormhole or just the Dominion forces?

DS9: "Tears of the Prophets": DAMAR: I believe you owe me an apology. WEYOUN: I believe you're right. DAMAR: Now, if Dukat can get our reinforcements through the wormhole WEYOUN: ...
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Who are the “soulless minions of orthodoxy?”

DS9 "In the Cards": GIGER: Doctor Bathkin of Andros Three was the first to come up with the answer to solving the puzzle of death. Keep the cells energised. Keep them in the game by teaching ...
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Did the USS Olympia go forward in time?

DS9 "The Sound of her Voice": LISA [OC]: My name's Lisa Cusak. Until a couple of days ago, I was the commanding officer of the Olympia. SISKO: The Olympia. LISA [OC]: We left the ...
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What happened to the time portal in DS9 “Time's Orphan”?

DS9 "Time's Orphan": DAX: It's some sort of time portal. From the chroniton signature, we think it sent Molly about three hundred years into the past. So the Federation now has it's hands on a ...
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Why did they use a transporter instead of somebody simply walking through the field grabbing Molly and walking back to the current time?

DS9 "Time's Orphan": DAX: It's some sort of time portal. From the chroniton signature, we think it sent Molly about three hundred years into the past. KIRA: I wonder what this place was ...
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Why do the O'Briens or anybody else remember the events that occured once Molly is returned to the original timeline?

DS9 "Time's Orphan": [Portal chamber] (All the tech stuff is gone except for lights.) O'BRIEN: Everything's ready to go. I've recalibrated the temporal field generator. We should be ...
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Do we know any of the details about Worf's fights with the Kelvans?

DS9 "Time's Orphan": WORF: No. I am a Klingon warrior and a Starfleet officer. I have piloted starships through Dominion minefields. I have stood in battle against Kelvans twice my size. I ...
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How did they find Captain Sisko at the end of the DS9 episode “Waltz?”

DS9 "Waltz": DUKAT: I'm so glad we had this time together, Benjamin, because we won't be seeing each other for a while. I have unfinished business on Bajor. They thought I was their enemy? ...
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Do we ever find out what happened to Dr. Giger or The Cellular Regeneration and Entertainment Chamber after the DS9 episode “In the Cards?”

DS9 "In the Cards": GIGER: Doctor Bathkin of Andros Three was the first to come up with the answer to solving the puzzle of death. Keep the cells energised. Keep them in the game by teaching ...
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Why didn't the Ferengi Commerce Authority take Quark's mother's house and possessions?

BRUNT: Of course there is. You can break the contract. QUARK: Me, break a Ferengi contract? Never. BRUNT: Never? I wonder if there's enough Ferengi left in you to stick to that. Part of ...
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Do the Jem'hadar contain a tinge of compassion, empathy, and fairness which goes against their genetic encoding?

DS9: "By Inferno's Light": [Internment centre] (Ikat'ika stops Worf as he crawls to a post.) IKAT'IKA: Enough, Klingon. You have proven your worth. MARTOK: Worf, you heard him. ...
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How exactly did the prisoners escape the Jem'hadar prisoner camp?

DS9 "By Inferno's Light": MARTOK: He wired the message and the transmission coordinates directly into the system circuitry. That way all he had to do was connect the transmitter to the power ...
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Was the Doctor Bashir on the DS9 station the real Doctor Bashir or his Changeling replacement during the episode “The Begotten”?

DS9 "In Purgatory's Shadow Part-1": GARAK: When were you brought here? BASHIR: Over a month ago. I was attending a burn treatment conference on Meezan Four. I went to bed one night and ...
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How did the Klingon war that Sisko refers to spread Starfleet thin?

DS9 "In Purgatory's Shadow (Part 1)": SISKO: A Dominion invasion of the Alpha Quadrant will affect Cardassia every bit as much as it's going to affect us. Besides, we need all the help we can ...
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Is Sisko referring to the events of First Contact here and if so how does it affect things?

DS9 "In Purgatory's Shadow (Part 1)": SISKO: A Dominion invasion of the Alpha Quadrant will affect Cardassia every bit as much as it's going to affect us. Besides, we need all the help we can ...
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In the opening credits to Deep Space Nine what are those flashing things on the outside of the station?

At the 1:18-1:20 mark of the following opening credits video for DS9 there are some flashing objects that I've never seen in an episode. ...
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Did Sisko violate Starfleet regulations or Federation laws when he fired a torpedo to devastate a planet's atmosphere & force it's occupants to flee?

DS9 "For The Uniform": SISKO: Major, I want you to send the following message on all Maquis frequencies. To all the members of the Maquis resistance. This is Captain Sisko of the USS Defiant. ...
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Was “Far Beyond the Stars” ever written up by anyone?

In the DS9 episode "Far Beyond the Stars", Sisko experiences a vision, induced by the Prophets, in which he is a struggling science fiction short story writer named Benny Russell, living in 1950s ...
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How does the baby changeling transfer itself into Odo?

After reading my question if there's an obvious answere in a later episode, then just let me know and I'll delete my question. DS9 "Begotten": QUARK: A Yridian I've been dealing with sold me ...
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What was the phaser setting when Sisko took the wall down to find the Bajoran hidden city of B'hala?

DS9 "Rapture" 19:30 min mark: KASIDY: Ben, it's a wall of stone. SISKO: But what's behind the wall? (Sisko fires his phaser and the stone dissolves to reveal that they are looking ...
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How is Odo able to establish a link with solids or is he linked to the great link somehow and they are manipulating the situation?

There is a similar question here that was closed for some reason as being opinion based. My question is not a general question about whether or not the Founders are able to establish a telepathic link ...
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How was Sisko able to fight a changeling in hand to hand combat?

DS9 "Things Past": THRAX: Halt! (Dax whirls and shoots the guard behind them, then gets shot herself. Odo fights that guard, Sisko fights Thrax. Garak shoots the guard who is throttling ...
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Shouldn't the Deep Space Nine crew now be in TOS episode “Trouble with Tribbles?”

I just got done watching the DS9 episode "Trials and Tribble-ations". In the episode some of the crew from DS9 go back in time to the the time of TOS "Trouble with Tribbles." Now Sisko, Dax, Odo, ...
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What gives Raktajino its kick?

Does Raktajino contain caffeine or some other stimulant? How potent is it?
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Transporter capability of Danube-class runabout

What was the capability of the transporter of a Danube-class runabout? I am aware there were only two pads, but on multiple occasions we see more than two people being being beamed onto one pad (ST: ...
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Which, in order are the physically strongest & quickest; Vulcan, Klingon, Romulan, Jem'Hadar, Borg drone, Cardassian, Bajoran, & Trill? [closed]

I used the major protagonists and antagonists in the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. If you'd like to add some Delta Quadrant like the Vidiians or the Kazon, you're more than welcome. If you have other ...
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Where can I get a “Welcome to Quarks” mug? [closed]

This is a merchandise question. If it's not appropriate to the forum then please let me know the rule and I'll delete the question. DS9 "The Quickening": WORF: How did you do it? O'BRIEN: ...
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Why would the Federation allow a trial and request for extradition of Worf without formal relations in place with the Klingons?

DS9 "Rules of Engagement": T'LARA: This hearing will come to order. We are here to consider the request of the Klingon Empire that Lieutenant Commander Worf be EXTRADITED for trial on charges ...
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How does this restore Kurn, Worf's brother's, honor?

DS9 "Sons of Mogh": KURN: I have never understood you, Worf. But I do know this. In your own way you are an honourable man. (Kurn passes out.) WORF: And you will be an honourable man ...
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Morally/Legally how could Dr. Bashir, a Federation doctor, perform the operation he did to Worf's brother Kurn by wiping his memory?

DS9 "Sons of Mogh": KURN: I have never understood you, Worf. But I do know this. In your own way you are an honourable man. (Kurn passes out.) WORF: And you will be an honourable man ...
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When did our universe and the Star Trek universe diverge?

Note that my question assumes as a given that Star Trek is in an alternate universe which diverged from ours at some point in history. That seems really, really obvious and undeniable to me. So the ...
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Is there any out-of-universe meaning to starship registry numbers?

In the Star Trek universe, Starfleet vessels have registry numbers that typically begin with the prefix NX or NCC. The most famous of these is NCC-1701, the registry number of the USS Enterprise and ...
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As soon as Dukat said he intended to kill his daughter shouldn't Major Kira have locked Dukat up immediately back at the ship?

DS9 "Indiscretion": KIRA: Now I know why you're in such a hurry to find the survivors. You're hoping that she's still alive and you can rescue her. DUKAT: Not quite. You see, if my ...
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Why didn't the Federation get Picard involved when Gowron pulled out of the Khitomer Accords since he is “Arbiter of Succession?”

DS9: "The Way of The Warrior": SISKO: They've decided to condemn the Klingon invasion. In response, Gowron has expelled all Federation citizens from the Klingon Empire and recalled his ...
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Was Odo the first changeling to harm or kill another changeling?

DS9 Adversary: (The Founder knocks out O'Brien as the blast doors come down. Odo grabs him.) COMPUTER: Engine room sealed. (The founder morphs his arm into Odo's abdomen, and Odo starts ...
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Why did they have such difficulty figuring out if one of the crewmen was a changeling?

In DS9 the "Adversary" a changeling takes over the ship. I'm not exactly sure how he takes over the ship. But what I really don't understand is why Dr. Bashir doesn't scan the crew to see who isn't ...
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Can a changeling survive in space?

They don't eat, breathe, etc. Can Changelings survive in space? Could a changeling transform into a ship and fly?
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Why was Sisko promoted to captain?

In DS9 "Adversary" Sisko is promoted to Captain. Why was he promoted? Doesn't he need a ship to be a captain? Is he now the Captain of the Defiant? As a side note, wouldn't a Captain or higher ...
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Why don't they remove negative hosts from the Trill symbiont like Joran?

DS9 "Facets": DAX: The zhian'tara is a ritual where joined Trills get a chance to actually meet their previous hosts. KIRA: Meet them? How? DAX: That's where you come in. If you don't ...
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Why do the trill need a symbiont if the Guardians can transfer memories?

DS9 "Facets": DAX: The zhian'tara is a ritual where joined Trills get a chance to actually meet their previous hosts. KIRA: Meet them? How? DAX: That's where you come in. If you don't ...
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After Dax's rite of closure does she now have some of the past memories of the temporary hosts?

DS9 "Facets": DAX: The zhian'tara is a ritual where joined Trills get a chance to actually meet their previous hosts. KIRA: Meet them? How? DAX: That's where you come in. If you ...
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How did Miles O'Brien time travel?

In DS9 "Visionary" O'Brien time travels 5 hours into the future because of a quantum singularity in a cloaked Warbird orbiting DS9. I just watched the episode and am really confused. Here's the ...
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Was sisko the first corporeal/linear being to meet the prophets?

DS9 "Prophet Motive" (Prophets speaking to Quark): ROM: (quarters) Did the Sisko send you? QUARK: What? Sisko? What does he have to do with anything? SISKO: (office) The Sisko taught ...