Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9) is part of the Star Trek Universe. It's the only Star Trek series to be set aboard a space station rather than a starship. It first aired in 1993 and ran for seven seasons, being well-received by critics and winning several TV awards.

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Wouldn't a Star Trek mirror universe become unrecognisable within a few generations?

In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Crossover" two members of the DS9 crew cross over to an alternate universe. It is the same universe that Kirk went to many years earlier in the TOS episode ...
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Where are and what is the status of other species in the mirror universe at the time of DS9? [closed]

In the DS9 episode: "Crossover" the federation has fallen and humans (Terrans) are slave laborers. The federation is made up of a bunch of species (Andorians, Vulcans, etc.), not just humans. What ...
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Why would freedom and peace leave the Federation in the Mirror Universe unable to defend itself?

In TOS episode: "Mirror, Mirror" KIRK: The illogic of waste, Mister Spock. The waste of lives, potential, resources, time. I submit to you that your Empire is illogical because it cannot endure. I ...
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Why didn't the mirror universe Major Kira and Doctor Bashir crossover at the same time?

In the Star Trek, Deep Space Nine, episode "Crossover" two members of the DS9 crew crossover to an alternate universe. It is the same universe that Kirk went to many years earlier in the TOS Episode: ...
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How did Dukat contact the founders about joining the Dominion?

As far as I know Dukat never traveled to the gamma quadrant through the wormhole, so how did he reach them to present his offer for Cardassia to join the Dominion?
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Was the Theory of Relativity's Time Dilation addressed in Star Trek Universe?

According to my limited understanding of the Theory of Relativity and Time Dilation, objects that are further away age at a different "speed" than here on earth. A simple example are the astronauts ...
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How does a sonic shower work?

What is the mechanism behind a sonic shower in the STU? A shower with water does various things, namely; get rid of odors, raise body temperature, acts as a disinfectant, has a soothing massage ...
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Does Tosk kill the hunters when he shoots them?

In the DS9 episode "Captive Pursuit" Tosk shoots the hunters: O'BRIEN: Come on, Tosk. Round this corner and we're there. (Hunter and two aliens beam in.) HUNTER: No. He is mine. (Hunter ...
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Do we know whatever happened to Tosk?

In the DS9 episode "Captive Pursuit" Tosk an alien from the Gamma Quadrant comes to DS9 and then escapes with the help of O'Brien. Do we know what happens to that particular Tosk after he leaves ...
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Why didn't they just transport Tosk out, why did they wait for him to be released?

In the Star Trek:DS9 episode "Captive Pursuit" the Hunter species does the following: O'BRIEN: They're bombarding us with some kind of radiation I've never see before. Very rapid magnetic flux ...
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Do Klingons not bathe or not like to take baths?

In TNG episode "Conspiracy": TROI: Data, it's just not the same. Have you ever been for a real moonlight swim? DATA: One can swim in moonlight? TROI: How about you, Mister Worf? ...
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What does it cost to make an episode of Star Trek?

I am curious about the cost to make an episode of Star Trek and the comparative cost between the various series. What did it cost on average to do a single episode of Star Trek TOS, TNG, VOY, DS9, ...
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What did the Romulans do with the internal space of D'deridex-class ships?

Sorry if this question was already asked, but even if we accept that a D'deridex-class warbird was 1,041 meters long, it still has several times the internal space of a Galaxy-class starship, itself ...
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What happened to Commander Shelby after TNG episode Best of Both Worlds part II?

This is the final dialogue of the episode as well as being Shelby's last time on TNG show: RIKER: And Earth Station McKinley has advised they're ready to begin refitting the Enterprise. ...
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In the Battle of Wolf 359, one ship survives. Which one was it and why did it survive?

In "TNG: The Best of Both Worlds," 40 Starfleet starships under the command of Admiral J.P. Hanson gather near Wolf 359 to intercept a Borg cube ship traveling to Earth. (The Star Trek Encyclopedia ...
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Why is Worf always called by one name?

Members of the crew are either called formally by their rank and last name, ie; Captain Picard, Commander Riker, or called by their first name informally, Jean Luc, Will, etc. Although there are ...
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If the Q are all powerful, how does the continuum affect punishment on an individual Q? [duplicate]

Since one Q is all powerful, then two q's aren't really double all powerful are they? ALL powerful would mean they could do pretty much anything. Couldn't one Q kill all the other Q if he wanted to?
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Do any of the known species besides the Srivani in Star Trek use a phase shift as a cloaking device?

Please keep in mind "TNG: The Pegasus." It would appear that this would be a superior cloaking device as a ship could pass through objects.
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In anything Star Trek, what does it mean to be in or out of phase?

In many Star Trek episodes term/concept in phase, out of phase, phase variance, etc. are used many times. What does phase mean exactly? Please give as detailed and technical an answer as you can ...
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What is the minimum amount of morphogenic enzyme required to store the consciousness and memories of a changeling?

In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, we learn that changelings consist of a morphogenic enzyme, made from specialized macromolecules that give them their shapeshifting ability. When changelings join the ...
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Why does the USS Enterprise always have the same registry number?

Is there any in universe explanation as to why the Enterprise always gets to keep its 1701 registry number? Also I don't recall any other starships from the TNG, DS9, Voyager time period that had ...
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What happened to the holo-communicator?

In the Deep Space Nine episode For the Uniform the holo-communicator is introduced. This tele-presence device allows for people in a long range conversation to appear as though they are in the same ...
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Is there foreshadowing that Bashir was genetically modified?

I was rewatching DS9 recently and I realized that, in light of Bashir's genetically modified status. For example, his statement [Doctors] seemed to know everything. It was as if they held the ...
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How much did Sisko change the timeline?

In the first three seasons of DS9 it is strongly implied that Commander Sisko's father is dead, but from season 4 and up Joseph Sisko makes several appearances in the show. Now I would like to know if ...
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How many Starships did the Federation lose during the Dominion War?

Is there any record of how many Starships the Federation lost in battle with the Dominion forces during the war?
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Are there any other changeling species in the Star Trek universe besides the Founders?

I'm currently watching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and as all you know there are many appearances of shapeshifting/changeling characters like the Founders and Odo. I watched Star Trek Voyager 5-6 ...
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How did the Klingons Wage a War with Cardassia?

In Deep Space 9, there was an ongoing plotline involving a war between Cardassia and The Klingon Empire. Obviously the did have the war, but the crux of my question is how they managed to do so ...
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Why is Bashir allowed to gamble?

In Deep Space 9 S6E9, Statistical Probabilities, there are a couple of scenes in Quark's where Bashir is gambling. This is after it's been revealed that Bashir which seems to be general knowledge. ...
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Why addict the Jem'Hadar to Ketracel White?

One of the few things that bothers me about the Dominion arc in Deep Space Nine is the Jem'Hadar. I enjoy the concept but I don't understand why they would be genetically addicted to Ketracel White ...
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Why fire phasers like (ballistic) guns?

In the Dominion War arc of Star Trek: Deep Space 9, we see several scenes involving ground battles between Federation troops and Jem'Hadar soldiers. One thing that always strikes me as odd is the ...
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Could the Quadros 1 probe have been launched in 2193?

The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Emissary" establishes the existence of the Quadros-1 probe, which surveyed the Gamma Quadrant. Apparently it encountered the Idran system, close to the Gamma ...
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Could telepaths read a changeling's mind?

Has anyone ever heard of an instance where somebody from a race of telepaths (for example, Betazeds) tried to read the thoughts of a changeling posing as a solid and what the results were? Could a ...
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Is Worf still an ambassador?

In the final episodes of DS9, Martok became Chancellor of the Klingon High Council and Worf was named Federation Ambassador to the Klingon homeworld. However, in Nemesis, Worf is back in uniform and ...
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In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, what was the Prophets' penance?

In episode S6E6 of Deep Space Nine, titled "Sacrifice of Angels", Captain Sisko convinces The Prophets to stop the Dominion fleet which is heading through the wormhole. They agree, but tell them there ...
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Was the Defiant escorted back out of Dominion space in Broken Link?

In the episode "Broken Link," Odo needs to go to the Great Link to be cured. However, having been attacked by the joint Tal Shiar/Obsidian Order fleet, the Founders have relocated and don't want ...
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Any idea what was the final verdict in DS9 [duplicate]

In Deep Space Nine, The whole serie is centered around "The Prophets". Through the show there are questions about what they are and what they can do. At first, Benjamin Sisko (The Emissary) think of ...
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Why did Bajor allow the Cardassians to retake DS9?

In "A Call to Arms" (DS9, episode 5x26), it is made clear that the Dominion has a non-aggression pact with Bajor, which would prevent the Cardassians from retaking Bajor. However, since DS9 is under ...
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Are energy beings considered “biological?”

In "Forsaken," Dax posits that non-biological life could exist---mechanical life, for instance. We know this is the case since nanites, among other mechanical life, exist. My question is whether Dax ...
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Was the Dominion the Federation's greatest enemy? [closed]

Of course the Federation has had many enemies throughout its existence that have provided very compelling cases as to how severe of a danger they are to them. Even the Borg represented an extremely ...
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How did they know which O'Brien was the original?

In the Deep Space Nine episode "Whispers" Miles O'Brien is apparently replaced with a replicant that was supposedly programmed to interrupt some peace talks in the Parada system. At the end of the ...
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How did the Great Link transform Odo into a human?

Maybe I'm not appreciating the Founders as I should, but literally creating organs and such inside of Odo, changing his DNA, etc., seems to be Q-level ability. Does the canon ever explain how Odo was ...
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Star Trek Next Gen/DS9 crossovers?

How many times does the Next Gen storyline cross over with that of DS9? And how significant are those crossovers to either storyline, if any?
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What culture or (cultures) did the Albino recruit his troops from?

On the Memory Alpha page for the DS9 episode "Blood Oath", the Albino's second-in-command is identified as a Markalian. However, the rank and file are shown with one-way visors that cover their faces ...
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Were Jem'Hedar always genetically engineered?

Did the Founders create them from scratch or did they 'corrupt' a species that once bred naturally?
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How did Bajoran light ships get into space?

I don't recall there ever being any mention of these craft having rocket or ion propulsion or anything of the like, how did they overcome Bajor's gravity (the garv-plate Sisko added himself and the ...
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Does Odo lose consciousness when he goes into his bucket?

Not sure if Odo is totally unconscious or if he retains some sort of awareness while "resting" in his bucket. What do the episodes say?
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Can changelings be knocked out?

Not with a hypospray, but with a strong blow to the head, or a sufficiently powerful phaser blast. Could Odo, Laas, or the Female Changeling, etc., be knocked unconscious?
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Is Deep Space Nine supposed to be a dream?

In the episode "Far Beyond the Stars", Sisko speculates that maybe his entire world is just the imagination of Benny Russell, a science fiction writer in the 1950's on Earth. Did the writers intend to ...
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Why does the changeling turn to black powder after dying?

In DS9's "The Adversary," Odo kills the Ambassador Krajensky Changeling by slamming it into the Defiant's warp core. Injured, the changeling whispers final words to Odo and then crumbles into black ...
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Shouldn't the Federation have apologized to the Dominion?

Context: At the end of DS9 season 2, a Jem'Hadar directly tell Sisko - "The Dominion will no longer stand by and allow ships from your side to violate our territory." Question: Isn't the Dominion's ...