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 did a Star Trek writer's name end up in The X-Files?

André Bormanis is a television producer, screenwriter, and consultant who worked on several series of Star Trek. He was the principal scientific consultant for TNG, DS9, and Voyager. He also ...
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Why was Dr Bashir a lieutenant?

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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Was there any mention of Starfleet grooming standards?

My wife recently accused me of trying to grow a "Riker" beard. I found myself arguing that my beard is longer than anything Riker OR Worf ever had on the show, and that got me thinking as to what ...
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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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How come O’Brien out-ranked Nog? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, how come O'Brien (a non-comissioned officer) outranked Lt. Commander Nog?
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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 ...
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How could the Female Changeling survive direct phaser blasts many times?

This question clearly proves, that any changeling is not able to survive phaser blast. An answer, that follows it explains, that changelings are immune only to metal weapons. Yet, in "Heart of ...
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Are Bajorans of human origin?

A recall at least two or three examples in Deep Space 9 (one in Shakaar episode), when major Kira is asking Odo about some strange behavior observed among their own people (Bajorans) and Odo replies, ...
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Do changelings have their own gods?

Jem'Hadar and Vorta see the changelings as gods. I'm not sure if changelings are deluded enough to actually believe this, or if they just appreciate the attention. However, is there anything in the ...
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Do these two articles appear in Trek Magazine and Best of Trek?

Two articles by Mark A Golding, "Shortcuts Though Space in Star Trek" and "Subspace Radio and Space Warps" advocate the theory that much interstellar travel in Star Trek is done through wormholes or ...
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What was the command relationship between Captain Sisko and General Martok in the DS9?

In the Season 5, Episode 26 (''Call to Arms''), we see Captain Sisko communicating with General Martok in these kinds of tone: General Martok, take a defensive position near the Defiant. They have ...
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At the beginning of DS9 Season 6, under what justification did the Dominion occupy DS9? [duplicate]

At the beginning of DS9 Season 6, the Dominion (including the Jem Ha'dar and the Cardassians) took DS9. At this time Bajor was neutral and in a non-aggression treaty with the Dominion. How was this ...
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Does it cost anything to use the Replimat?

On Deep Space Nine people commonly went to a place called the replimat to eat. With Bajor not yet a member of the Federation they didn't have the Federation's moneyless economy (however that's ...
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Why does Captain Kirk wear green in the DS9 episode Trials and Tribble-ations?

We know that in TOS era Star Trek command officers wore gold and operations officers wore red. In the DS9/TOS cross-over episode Trials and Tribble-ations O'Brien explains why Sisko (pretending to be ...
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Why do the Ferengi still use latinum as currency?

In DS9 (and to a much lesser extent, TNG), the financial acumen of the Ferengi is repeatedly emphasized. Yet they always seem to cart around physical latinum (usually in gold-pressed form in-universe ...
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What is the meaning of 'Nor' in Cardassian?

In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine we find out that the Cardassian name for the Deep Space Nine space station is "Terok Nor." Later, the Maquis (in The Maquis, Part I) use a protomatter implosion device ...
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Do we ever see the full Promenade directory on screen in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine?

According to memory-alpha the Deep Space Nine promenade directory of businesses contained a large number of in-jokes and references to other sci-fi shows: The directory appeared on the Promenade ...
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Did Bashir intentionally screw up his Starfleet final exam to hide his condition?

It's revealed in the episode "Distant Voices" that Bashir intentionally failed his final exam to make sure he wouldn't be valedictorian. BASHIR: I made a mistake on the final exam. ALTOVAR: ...
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Jake Sisko: Space Cosby?

Did Jake Sisko ever wear this remarkably ugly sweater on screen, or was it just for a this photoshoot?
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Do the other changelings need to regenerate?

In the earlier seasons 0f DS9 it was established that Odo needs to spend at least some time in his liquid form every 16 hours (which he referred to as 'regenerating'); does this apply to the rest of ...
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Why can't changelings regulate temperature?

In DS9, the changelings can change their forms to all sorts of fantastic things including changing states of matter, such as to a plasma, which would take a marked increase in energy. Why then, can ...
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Was the Sword of Kahless inspired by the One Ring?

Appearance-wise, the Sword of Kahless, as seen in the eponymous Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode, looks nothing like the One Ring: But in terms of their effect on the holder, they are quite ...