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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What was the highest rated episode of Star Trek?

In all of the televised episodes of Star Trek (TOS, TAS, TNG, DS9, VOY & ENT), what was the single highest Nielsen rated episode?
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“Then our enemies are fortunate” as a response to “today is a good day to die”

A friend of mine remembers a scene in DS9, which she believes was an exchange between Worf and Ezri Dax, where Worf says the immortal Klingon line; Today is a good day to die. To which Ezri ...
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What defines a starbase?

What exactly makes a starbase a starbase as opposed to a space station such as K-7 or DS9. Could a planet bound station such as Farpoint be a starbase?
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Was there any real-world inspiration for the DS9 episodes “Homefront” and “Paradise Lost”?

In Star Trek, I've come to notice that several in-universe events mimic events that were going on in the real world at the time of writing (the Klingon/Federation war in TOS mirrors the Cold War, the ...
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Are there any large private companies in the Star Trek universe? [duplicate]

We know there are small companies on earth like Picard's vineyard and Sisko's (Ben's dad) restaurant, but are there any large private companies that operate within Federation space like say a Procter ...
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Are there intellectual advantages that favor viewing star trek [closed]

Is it culturally pertinent to the extent that it'd duly attract scholarly recognition. Do both TOS, TNG, DS9 fit the rule for this? Have the shows inspired modern scientists of the current time to ...
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What do the Prophets look like?

Do the Prophets have a "form," and if so, what is it? I believe they've only been shown as having taking the form of other individuals or possessing their bodies (Kira, Sisko, etc.). Do they have an ...
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What ships have gone missing or their status is unknown in Star Trek? [closed]

What ships in Star Trek have gone missing by Starfleet/NASA/etc (USS Voyager doesn't count) and considered lost to the cosmos? These can include ships that were later discovered, such as NASA's 21st ...
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Were the silicon-based life forms also seeded from an original race?

Humanoid beings, such as Klingons, Romulans, and Cardassians, all came from an original humanoid race ("The Chase"). Is there anything in EU works which speaks of this applying to the silicon-based ...
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How does Odo copy someone's/something's form?

The EMH from Voyager needed to access personnel files in order to appear as others (see "Renaissance Man"), but I was wondering how Odo does so. Does he merely need to observe the individual, does he ...
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Is latinum a galactic currency?

In DS9 The Search, Quark explains to Cpt Sisko that's he trusts he'll be safe booking passage back to the Alpha Quadrant from Karemma, because He [Ornithar] may serve the Dominion, but I'm the one ...
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Unknown equipment on the back of some runabouts

The runabouts in Deep Space Nine sometimes have additional equipment on their backs; this is a screenshot from S02E15 (Paradise), showing the Orinoco in the background with the unknown equipment & ...
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Do the Changelings (Founders) appear outside of Star Trek: Deep Space 9?

Various Star Trek series and movies have shape-shifting species, but do the Changelings appear in canon outside of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine? If not, has there been any reason stated for this? Major ...
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Is there evidence to suggest the girl at the Bajoran ophanage in “Cardassians” is Gul Dukat's daughter?

In the DS9 episode "Cardassians", we see a visit to a Bajoran orphanage. At the end of the visit, a Cardassian orphan girl rushes out to wave goodbye to the visitors, and says: Excuse me, sir. ...
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Why does a Vorta claim to be a Founder in “The Search” Part 2?

In DS9 Season 3, Episode 2 "The Search" Part 2, we hear the following dialogue: BORATH: Commander Sisko, come in. I've looked forward to meeting you. I am Borath. SISKO: And you're one of ...
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What is a zero point extraction system? [duplicate]

In memory alpha's page on the self-repairing minefield seen in Deep Space 9, it states in the 3rd paragraph of the background information section that, "As stored material [for replicating replacement ...
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How many ships can dock at DS9 at the same time?

How many ships can be docked at Deep Space 9 at the same time? Does the number of ships depend on their size?
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Was there any later evidence of organic Breen vessels?

The final episode of Voyager's third season, "Scorpion" (airdate May 21, 1997) contains this line: TUVOK: Starfleet has encountered species that use organic-based vessels. The Breen, for example. ...
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When Odo was sent out as part of the 100 from the Great Link, what gave him amnesia?

We know that Odo was one of the 100 changelings sent out by the Founders to explore the galaxy. We know Odo was found adrift in his natural gelatinous state in the Denorios belt in the Bajoran ...
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Why was Dr. Bashir a lieutenant instead of an ensign?

In Deep Space 9, Dr. Bashir was posted to the space station as his first assignment, but he had the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. Why didn't he have a rank of Ensign? Was he fast-tracked?
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Did Odo ever transform his head into a weapon?

Years and years ago, before I had ever seen DS9, my friend was telling me that Odo was a badass - he described a scene where Odo transforms his head into some sort of hammer-like weapon and head-butts ...
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How do the Tosk and Jem'Hadar's cloaks function?

In Star Trek; Deep Space Nine, there are two different species that have a biological ability to render themselves invisible DS9 Ep. 1x06: Captive Pursuit has Tosk, and later seasons of DS9 have the ...
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During the Dominion War, why do they keep saying the entire quadrant is at stake?

Why do they always say the entire quadrant is at stake, when obviously the entire Federation combined with the Romulans, the Klingons, the Cardassians, the Breen, and the Ferengi is still a small ...
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What episode of Deep Space 9 came before Star Trek: Insurrection?

I am trying to work out when Worf could have been away long enough in between episodes to have been on the Enterprise E.
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DS9 future mistake?

A UK TV channel has been re-running this here and have just shown an episode, The Visitor, where Sisko meets a much-older Jake. Not the most gripping episode, but the future includes an older and ...
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Do Changelings daydream?

In episodes of Voyager, it's shown that both the EMH and Seven of Nine can, and do, daydream. I was wondering if anything in canon suggested that Changelings (or Vulcans for that matter) daydream. ...
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Why are shields often not visible in Deep Space Nine battles?

In all the Deep Space Nine battles none of the ships appear to have shields, when they are hit by weapons fire the shield bubble is not visible. Why don't they show the shields?
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What is Klingon hell? Is it really the Klingon afterlife?

What is Klingon hell? Is it another planet, an illusion, just a dream, or is it really the afterlife?
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Does Q know about the prophets, from DS9?

Does Q know about the prophets, since he was once on DS9 so close to the Bajoran worm hole? Had he ever met them, or commented on them?
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How can you obtain a sample of changeling?

In the middle of Paradise Lost Captain Sisko is framed into allegedly being a changeling. Plot is achieved by presenting a sample of something, that looks like a Sisko's blood, which then turns out to ...
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What are the relative sizes of the various political factions in Star Trek

In the Next Generation/DS9/Voyager timeline (ignoring the reboot films) what was the comparative size of the various factions, i.e Federation had x worlds and covered x size of space. Any recurring ...
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Why didn't Sisko die as forseen at the end of Deep Space Nine?

In Deep Space Nine - Episode 4.02 - The Visitor - we see a 'vision' of Jake in the future saying that Sisko had died. This leaves open a plot question about how this will be fulfilled in the rest of ...
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In DS9 episode 5.15 (By Inferno's Light) is one of the prisoners wearing Leia's Boushh helmet from Return of the Jedi? [duplicate]

In Return of the Jedi we see Leia wearing a Boushh helmet. In Deep Space Nine episode 5.15 (By Inferno's Light) we see a prisoner wearing what appears to be the same helmet. My question is: In ...
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Isn't it inappropriate for Dax to touch Quark's ears?

My DS9 memory is very hazy but I'm sure I can remember a number of instances where Dax or perhaps Kira persuade Quark by rubbing his ears. If memory serves then Oo-mox is a Ferengi sex thing. If ...
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How did Odo give it to the founders in the Gamma quadrant?

Towards the end of the Dominion War, the founders and the Great Link become and from that point the wormhole was impassable to the Dominion (due to the mines and then the wormhole prophets), so how ...
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How could destroying the entire power relay system render Earth completely defenseless?

Near the end of Homefront episode, we learn that (probably) changeling spies have destroyed entire Earth's power relay system, and that has rendered Earth virtually defenseless. How is this possible? ...
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Would it really matter, if Odo had never contacted The Great Link?

Close to the end of Homefront episode, we hear, that captain Sisko says, that it would be much better, if Odo would never found The Great Link and other changelings. Odo agrees. How could that be ...
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How did changelings learn who killed one of them?

In the middle of Homefront, we hear that the Changelings know that (in the earlier episode The Adversary). How it this possible? How could this information reach The Great Link? From our ...
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Why is there no Borg threat in the DS9 series?

The Borg are a major threat in Star Trek: TNG and Star Trek: Voyager (I haven't watched the latter, but looking at this it seems is). Those two series happen at roughly the same time as DS9, but the ...
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How did this Changeling pass the blood test?

In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Way of the Warrior”, General Martok met with Benjamin Sisko and Kira Nerys aboard Deep Space Nine. Before they began the meeting, General Martok insisted on ...
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Why is Miles O’Brien a Non Commissioned Officer (non-com)

In Deep Space Nine it is explained that Chief O’Brien is what they call a “non-com” (Non Commissioned Officer). It is never explained exactly what this means, or how one goes about becoming one, but ...
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Is there a significance to this hat worn by Benny Russell in DS9 episode “Far Beyond the Stars”

In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Far Beyond the Stars”, Benjamin Sisko has a vision in which he is “Benny Russell,” an African-American writer in the 1950s. In some of the scenes he is seen ...
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When and why did Worf return to Starfleet duty?

In DS9 s6e11 "Waltz", Worf is back on duty as a Starfleet officer. Last I remember, he was serving as first officer of the IKS Rotarran. I guess I wasn't paying attention. When and why did Worf ...
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In Star Trek, what are the General Orders?

From the famous General Order 1 (The Prime Directive) to General Order 24 about destroying all life on a planet, Star Fleet regulations guide the men and women exploring the distant reaches of space ...
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Are the Olympics a Federation-wide event?

I noticed the following line in DS9 "Take Me Out to the Holosuite": EZRI DAX: My third host Emony was an Olympic gymnast. Is Ezri referring to an analogue of the Olympic Games that take place on ...
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Was Klingon Empire actually in war with the Federation during events shown in DS9: The Way of the Warrior?

I have just watched "The Way of the Warrior" (first episode of 4th season of Deep Space Nine) and I one of Sisko's expression at least weird. The thing, that seems strange to me is, when he says to ...
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Is it possible to detect a cloaked ship?

I have just watched "The Way of the Warrior" (first episode of 4th season of Deep Space Nine) and I found one of orders, Sisko gave to Worf, at least weird. On board "The Defiant", Sisko orders Worf: ...
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What happened to the Enterprise after ST:TNG?

In the beginning of the fourth season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ("The Way of the Warrior") we have at least two references to the destruction of the Enterprise after events presented in Star Trek: ...
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Were ST:TNG “Force of Nature”-related issues ever addressed in ST:DS9? [duplicate]

If I'm not mistaken, last two seasons of Star Trek The Next Generation were aired in parallel with first two seasons of Star Trek Deep Space Nice, and most of the episodes in both series had their ...
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How could Jake knock runabout's window in “Facets” episode?

I completely don't get the opening scene of "Facets" episode. How could Jake stand (?) outside a runabout and knock its window, even if it was just a holosuite simulation? What kind of space flight ...