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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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 ...
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What genuine references are there in Voltaire’s “U.S.S. Make Shit Up” song?

Since Voltaire claims the quotes were mostly based on fan input and his own recollection of the series, I was wondering if it would be possible to get all the episodes together that contain the scenes ...
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When did Cardassia first achieve interstellar travel?

I know that it is established in DS9 that Bajorans used their solar sailors to travel as far as Cardassia before the Cardassians had achieved interstellar travel, but when did the Cardassians actually ...
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Do energy creatures come in various sexes?

Other than the Q (who can change their appearance at will, so it's hardly convincing), it seems that "male" and "female" only appear to be functions of physical beings in the Star Trek universe. Are ...
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Could Data or Odo be knocked out with a hypospray?

(I don't know if it's okay to ask about two different characters in the same question. I doubt it, but someone please let me know.) We know that Data's systems can be affected on occasion (see "The ...
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Are changelings immortal?

In a particular DS9 episode, the Female Changeling tells Odo something along the lines of, "When you're a changeling, you're timeless." Does this statement mean that changelings don't age, and ...
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Why are starships in Star Trek so slow to retaliate when fired upon in battle?

This question is with respect to starships battles in Star Trek TNG and DS9. In many episodes, the Enterprise (or other Federation starship) is fired upon, but they don't retaliate quickly enough. ...
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Were the Hebitians ancient Cardassians or a different species?

The Memory Alpha page on Cardassian history talks about an ancient civilization on Cardassia called the Hebitians, who were supposedly peaceful and spiritual. Due to lack of resources as well as ...
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Can I skip DS9, Season 1 entirely? [closed]

I started Deep Space Nine : Season 1, Episode 1 and I found it boring Based on that, I'm debating whether to skip season 1 and jump to season 2. Are there any episodes in Season 1 that are essential ...
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Do transportees experience the passage of time?

In Star Trek when one is transported, does it feel instantaneous regardless of if there is a need to store the person's pattern in the pattern buffer for any length of time? Is the sensation of ...
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Location of notable Star Trek planets [duplicate]

What is the approximate location of the following planets (and their distance from each other)? Has this ever been detailed in canon sources? A) Romulus B) Vulcan C) Ferenginar D) Cardassia E) Bajor ...
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What nations are represented by the flags in the background in the episode Rapture?

In the season 5 episode "Rapture", during the ceremony scene, in the background we can see a number of colourful flags. One is quite clearly the flag of the Federation... But there are at least ...
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Androids in the 24th century?

There seems to be a considerable lack of androids in the 24th century aside from Soong-type androids. We do, however see that the area of robotics still is progressing, especially at the Daystrom ...
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Who has been denied membership in United Federation of Planets?

During the TNG series, several planets are shown in various stages of the application process for membership with the UFP but we don't see the final outcome of those applications, but it doesn't look ...
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Why do they drink synthehol in the Star Trek Universe?

Synthehol is a chemical variant of alcohol. It appears to have the same taste and smell as "real" alcohol to most individuals, but none of the intoxicating effects associated with alcohol. This being ...
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How old is Q from Star Trek? [duplicate]

Based on when the last child was born in the Continuum, we know that he's at least a millennia old. How old is he? Following the death of Quinn, a massive Q Civil War broke out, as the forces of the ...
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Were there any hints about this character’s true identity in Deep Space Nine?

The episode In Purgatory's Shadow reveals that: and their appearance in this episode wearing their old uniform suggests that the switch had occurred several episodes ago. Do any of these episodes ...
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Where did all the Tribbles go?

At the end of Trials and Tribble-Ations, we see the whole station swarming with the Tribbles brought back from DS9's excursion to the past episode The Trouble With Tribbles. Everyone, short of ...
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Do we ever hear from O'Brien's 'dog' again?

The Forsaken details the incursion of an electronic being into DS9, named 'Pup' by O'Brien, who is eventually placed in a recursive program by O'Brien to keep it from running amok with the station. ...
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Were blood screenings ever an effective way to test for changelings?

In DS9, the concept of bleeding to test for changelings is introduced by Gowron, who seems convinced that taking blood is an effective countermeasure to changeling incursion. However, during the ...
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What produces the sound of transportation?

Whenever people transport in Star Trek, we hear a distinctive sound which seems to be unique for each Trek series. In-universe, where does this sound come from, what produces it and why is ...
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What is the punishment for violating the Treaty of Algeron?

Both the Romulans and the Federation have regularly violated the Treaty when it suits them. Starfleet has obviously developed and manufactured cloaking/stealth technology and the Romulans make regular ...
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What is the smallest cloaking device in the Star Trek universe?

Like all technology improvements, the power and size requirements for cloaking technology seem to be getting smaller and more efficient. In 2370, Quark illegally acquired a small cloaking device and ...
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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 a military or civilian organization?

If they are civilian in the common sense, why then do they wear military style uniforms, have a military hierarchical command and military rank structures; have a Starfleet Command and a Starfleet ...
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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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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 ...