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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How is local transportation managed on Earth

I was wandering how local transportation is managed on earth in the 24th century. In one shot (I don't recall where, when or even if) I remember seeing a train-like glass ball moving near Starfleet ...
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If the Klingons joined the United Federation of Planets would they have to give up their cloaking technology?

The 'Tomed Incident' between the United Federation of Planets and the Romulan Star Empire in 2311 that cost thousands of lives and led to the signing of the 'Treaty of Algeron' which banned Federation ...
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What starship in the Star Trek universe has beaten a Galaxy Class starship in single combat?

The Borg Cube ship is obviously one such ship that has beaten a Galaxy class in single combat. Another is the Tamarian cruiser, TNG 5x02 'Darmok'. ...
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Why does Ezri break the rejoining rules?

In DS9 "Rejoined" we learn that Trills must not pursue romantic relationships with people their former hosts had romantic relationships with. The reason for this rule is that the symbiont transfer is ...
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Is Starfleet military or civilian?

We keep hearing a touchy/feely description of Starfleet as a bunch of explorers out poking around the galaxy wanting to help people and be friends. As Guinan told Picard in TNG 3x15 'Yesterday's ...
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What happened to Nog's field promotion on the Valiant?

During "Valiant" (S06E22), Nog is given a field promotion from Ensign to Lieutenant Commander when he's assigned by Tim Watters (himself only a Red Squad Cadet who received a field commission to ...
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Married Couples in the Star Trek Universe?

It just occurred to me that hardly anyone in any of the series is married! What's up with that? O'Brien is married, Dr Crusher and Cpt Sisko are widowed, Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres get married - ...
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How many sentient bio-ships have been shown in the Star Trek universe?

We're introduced to an amazing creature, a living bio-ship named Gomtuu (called 'Tin Man' by Starfleet) who was observed while orbiting Beta Stromgren in TNG 3x20, 'Tin Man'. Through first contact ...
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What could the Department of Temporal Investigations do in the event of a time paradox?

In the famous DS9 episode Trials and Tribble-ations we see the Department of Temporal Investigations asks some questions of Sisko and his recent unexpected time travel. What would they do in the ...
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Are Dominion War ships weaker than Pre-Dominion War ships

In TOS, TNG, Voyager, the movies and early seasons of DS9 we see great ship to ship battles that last multiple phaser / torpedo hits. In the starship series, we often here Worf / Tasha / Tuvok say ...
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What type of computer systems do Starships use? [closed]

Star Trek starships are massive, incredibly advanced pieces of technology, with a lot of that technology being handwaved most of the time, but references to it cropping up in dialogue frequently ...
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Are there any hidden / subtle references or “easter eggs” in the Star Trek TV series? [closed]

I've been wondering if any subtle or hidden references (or "easter eggs") has been written into the episodes of the various Star Trek tv-shows, and what they might be? As an example I've tried to get ...
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Assimilated Founders

Are there any works, canon or otherwise, that deal with the concept of the Founders, or other shapeshifters, being assimilated or otherwise encountering the Borg. The idea of an assimilated Founder ...
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Has the Federation ever kicked a planet or civilization out of the federation?

I've seen several episodes where planets have petitioned the Federation for membership; and still others where the Federation is watching a planet's development in anticipation for future membership ...
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Why Don't Klingon Weapons Have Sheathes?

Many Klingon weapons are featured during the show, and the chracters display a reverence for them like a Japanese sword master would have for a high piece of craftsmanship. A good traditional ...
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Are the Founders telepathic with solids? [closed]

In the DS9 episode "Things Past" Odo creates a telepathic link with his fellow officers, a link that Dr. Bashir compares to the Great Link formed by the Founders because Odo's humanoid brain still ...
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Why did Dax and Sisko see different worlds when landing in the Wormhole?

I just started watching DS9, and one thing about the pilot episode bugs me - When the shuttle lands in the wormhole, and Sisko and Dax get out to investigate, they see two completely different worlds ...
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Does A Stuffed Toby the Targ Toy Exist?

Have you ever seen a stuffed Toby the Targ toy? It was a toy on star trek DS9 and voyager. If one does exist, where could I find one?
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Has the Defiant beaten any enemy ship comparable to a 'Galaxy Class' starship in single combat? [closed]

This is a spinoff question from Why aren't there any main Federation battleships in the Star Trek universe? The Defiant is presented as a Main Battleship but has also been described as 'just' a ...
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What Star Trek episodes (any series) have been censored?

I just came across this: At one point, Data makes a reference to the Irish Reunification of 2024, and because of that, the BBC refused to air the episode. It didn’t air on the U.K. government’s ...
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Why is Chief O'Brien's rank so low when the senior engineer of Deep Space 9

In all other Star Trek series the chief engineer is a Lieutenant or higher Lieutenant commander Montgomery Scott Lieutenant commander Geordi La Forge Lieutenant junior grade B'Elanna Torres Commander ...
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Did Starfleet personnel have to learn Cardassian to use the computers on Deep Space Nine?

Recently a friend pointed out the Cardassian styling of the consoles in the Ops Center (and other consoles) on Deep Space 9. I've seen no evidence that the consoles have been switched out with ...
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How do Com badges resolve naming conflicts in Star Trek?

When someone taps their badge and talks to say, Riker. Riker and only Riker immediately receives the transmission and replies. Has there ever (in the series, films or books) been an explanation of ...
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What do they do with all the plates and cups in Star Trek?

Whenever someone in Star Trek creates food or drink in the replicator it is generated in the bowl, plate, or cup. It seems like after a few months they would have piles of used dishes from replicator ...
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What (if any) is the symbolism of the Bajoran emblem?

I've been watching DS9 a lot lately and I've noticed that the Bajorans use the Emblem of the Bajoran People extremely regularly. Aside from being a common design for jewelry and insignia, they're used ...
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DS9: The Romulans in the Dominion war [closed]

In the DS9 episode 'In the Pale Moonlight", Captain Sisko undertook an act of coercion with the help of Elim Garak, implicating the Dominion in an assassination plot against a high ranking Romulan ...
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Who is the Magistrate?

Odo refers to the "Magistrate" a handful of a dozen times. But he's never shown, that I remember. So, who is he? Is he someone that is on the station, a character we know?
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Klingon evolution of Koloth

I just realized yesterday that the actor who played Koloth in DS9 is the same actor who played him in TOS. Kudos to them for that. Now, my question is: When did Koloth start looking like a modern ...
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How do people exit an airlock from the Defiant to DS9?

Okay, so this has been something that has bothered me for a long time. Whenever anyone enters or leaves the Defiant, they do so through an airlock. Yet, when you look at how the Defiant docks, it ...
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In “Whispers”, is O'Brien's coffee order significant?

On both Star Trek series where he appears, O'Brien's standard coffee order seems to be "black, double sweet." In the TNG episode "Rascals," Keiko even knows that it's his standard order. However, in ...
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Do ST:DS9 Changeling/Founders Regenerate Their Matter?

On a number of occasions, e.g. S07E21 with Odo, Changelings give a sample of themselves for studies. As they don't seem to eat or consume, are they permanently losing mass when they do so? They seem ...
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How do the Star Trek com badges stay attached?

Several times, in several episodes throughout all the series', there's a time when someone just rips off their com badge, or they put one on. There's no pin on it, and it's a seemingly flawless ...
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Why does the computer have a human female voice?

In Star Trek all Federation computers have a human female voice, provided by Gene Roddenbery's wife Majel Barrett. This, of course, is the out of universe reason; however is there ever an in universe ...
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How did humans get to the planet?

In Episode 15 of Season 2 of Deep Space Nine, "Paradise", how is it that humans got to the other side of the wormhole? The colonists say they were there for 10 years, and Yet, they are in the Gamma ...
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In Star Trek, how can a Federation World go through a famine?

I just started watching ST:DS9. In one of the earlier episodes an alien race displaced from their home world in the Gamma Quadrant asks to be able to settle on Bajor. The Provisional government ...
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In the Deep Space Nine Episode “Defiant”, what was the dispute between Riker & O'Brien?

In the episode "Defiant" of Deep Space Nine, Tom Riker (Will Riker's transporter- accident-created-twin from Next Generation) comes to DS9 disguised as Will. When he (still in disguise) bumps into ...
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Where was Verad Dax?

In the episode "Facets", Jadzia is able to communicate with all the previous Dax hosts. Verad is not represented among these. Is any reason given for this?
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How come the Enterprise-D shows up in the Deep Space 9 finale?

I am watching the last episode of DS9 right now, and I realized that when the Federation ships were leaving DS9 for the battle, the Enterprise-D was sitting right in the middle of the fleet. At that ...
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DS9 Odo's perception

I'm still on my DS9 kick, and one thing struck me. Odo is a shape-shifter whose natural state is a liquid. I know there is one episode where he basically outlines that he keeps human form because it ...
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DS9 Sisko and the title Emissary?

I'm not entirely sure what prompted this, but I'm trying once again to slog through ST:DS9 (I've never finished it, possibly because it seems so... un-trek to me). From the pilot episode Kai Opaka ...
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Why did Odo not change his face? (season 5)

Why did Odo not change his face at the end of season 4 and beginning of season 5? At the beginning of season 5 the doctor surgically alters his appearance so he looks like a Klingon. Why didn't ...
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Why was the Defiant so small?

The USS Defiant (NX-74205) and other ships of its class were developed as experimental warships by the Federation to fight the Borg. These ships had massive and powerful armaments including phaser ...
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Is there software in Star Trek with a brand name? [closed]

What I'm really asking is, in the post-ENT era, are there references to any specific (named) software corporations, brands, packages, or projects? Are we really supposed to believe that everyone is ...
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Enterpise S01E18 Rogue Planet: Is the planet the same one the changelings are from in DS9?

The shape shifters on the rogue planet are they actually the changelings that create the dominion ? Seems a big coincidence to have two rogue planets with shape shifters on it.
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Does DS9's “Prodigal Daughter” imply that Trill is not a Federation world?

In DS9's "Prodigal Daughter", Morica Bilby is asking money of the Tigan family. As the Federation gave up on the concept of currency, does this imply that Trill is not a Federation world, hence its ...
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How is the Gamma Quadrant called by its inhabitants?

Gamma Quadrant is a term invented and used by the sentient beings of the Alpha Quadrant - yet, how do the "natives" of the Gamma Quadrant call the area of space they inhabit?
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Why was Jadzia Dax written out of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine so late?

At the end of season 6 of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: At the start of season 7: This results in quite a few episodes in the first half of season 7 featuring Ezri heavily (including three full ...
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Did less idealistic, more realistic themes enter the Star Trek franchise before Deep Space Nine?

Even today, Star Trek is generally perceived as an optimistic, idealistic show, even though this perception is too simplistic. When did more realistic ideas enter on a regular basis? Only with DS9 or ...
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How long would it take the Defiant to travel from DS9 to Earth (or vice versa)?

I'm having some problems understanding the distances involved in Star Trek, but primarily around the size/shape of federation space. One key question I have is the position of DS9 -- the "deep space" ...
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Why didn't Star Trek: The Next Generation change their uniforms when ST:Deep Space 9 came out?

DS9 came out during the 6th season of TNG. From the onset of the show, DS9 used uniforms that looked like this: However, TNG continued the use of this uniform(taken from episode 10 of season 7): ...