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Questions tagged [mirror-universe]

A universe parallel to that of the regular *Star Trek* franchise, the Mirror Universe features the same characters as the so-called Prime universe, but with the democratic Federation replaced by the corrupt and authoritarian Terran Empire and the main characters in different stations as a result. Later in its history, the Empire is overthrown by the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance

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Science fiction short story of mirror universes

I remember reading a science fiction short story in the 1980s about two mirror universes, where the same incident is going on at the same time. In one universe, the keyword is Sleep and in the other, ...
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Why does the Regent want a cloaking device?

In "The Emperor's New Cloak" (S7E12 of DS9), Grand Nagus Zek (foolishly) travels to the mirror universe looking for new business opportunities, and is captured by Regent Worf. Mirror Worf demands a ...
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Why would mirror Jadzia be joined to Dax?

In "Through the Looking Glass" (S3E19 of DS9), mirror O'Brien kidnaps Benjamin Sisko from the primary universe to temporarily replace the dead mirror Sisko who is/was the leader of the Terran ...
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What's the rationale behind the endurance of the Terran Empire in Star Trek's Mirror Universe?

What is the rationale behind both the endurance and the success of the Terran Empire? Given the hot-headedness, the backstabby attitude, the lack of long-term planning and the generally undisciplined ...
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Was Enterprise the only Star Trek show to have different intro credits during mirror universe episodes?

In Enterprise, the credits at the beginning of episodes with the mirror universe are different. Did any other Star Trek series have altered introduction scenes during mirrored universe episodes, or ...
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Who is the most recurring Star Trek character who was always themselves? [closed]

Impersonation, simulation, alternate universes and general xeno- and techno-shenanigans are a mainstay of the Star Trek franchises. It occurred to me that I can't really think of a main character who ...
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What is the U.S.S. Defiant's backstory on Discovery?

There are frequent mentions in the second half of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery of the U.S.S. Defiant Am I supposed to know about this already? What is the supposed backstory and in ...
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Had this Mirror Universe Terrans' trait ever been referred to before Discovery?

Spoilers ahead from the latest DIS episode! You have been warned. In DIS: Vaulting Ambition, we find out that: Has there been any confirmation about this trait in any previous Mirror Universe ...
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Why is this character called “The Prophet”?

In Star Trek Discovery 1x11 "The Wolf Inside", we meet the Mirror Universe version of Sarek, who is called "The Prophet". Apparently he has this title because he can mind meld with people to discover ...
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Why does the Discovery-era Mirror Universe Emperor go by that title?

At the tail end of 1x11 "The Wolf Inside", we discover... However, in the finale of the Star Trek: Enterprise episode 4x19 "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II", Why does this Mirror Universe character go ...
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Are there any “captain's men” in the Mirror Universe?

In the Star Trek mirror universe, there are often "captain's women", who provide companionship to male captains. Notably, we have Marlena Moreau, who served Kirk, and Hoshi Soto, who served both ...
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Is the Mirror Universe the same one across all Star Trek shows?

Is the Mirror Universe in Enterprise, Discovery, TOS and TNG (The Terran Empire) the same Mirror universe that is in Deep Space Nine? If it is the same Mirror Universe what happened to the Terran ...
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Why didn't Star Trek TNG explore the mirror universe?

Star Trek has an ongoing motif of the Mirror Universe: The "mirror universe" is an informal name for a parallel universe first recorded as visited by James T. Kirk and several officers from the USS ...
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Did the events of First Contact create the Prime Universe?

In the Enterprise episode "In a Mirror Darkly", the Mirror Universe's First Contact is shown with the Vulcans acting normally, but Zefram Cochrane pulling a shotgun on them and boarding their ship. ...
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What's special about the Mirror Universe?

The Mirror Universe is depicted in no fewer than eight Star Trek episodes. It's established that these take place in the same universe. In "Crossover", Mirror Kira recaps the TOS episode "Mirror, ...
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How many ways are there to travel to or from the Mirror Universe?

The Mirror Universe is depicted in no fewer than eight Star Trek episodes. Yet I believe it was reached many different ways, intentional and not. How many ways are there to travel between the ...
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Was Ezri Dax's hairstyle based on Mirror Jadzia Dax?

Here are three images of Dax: Regular Dax: Mirror Dax and Ezri Dax: Was Ezri Dax's hairstyle based on Mirror-Universe Jadzia Dax? (For example, perhaps they wanted Ezri to be reminiscent of ...
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How did the Terran Empire take over the Vulcans?

In the episode "In the Mirror Darkly", the Terran Empire consider the Vulcans as slaves, but the Terrans only obtained one Vulcan scout ship - how would have this been enough to take over a warp-...
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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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Why was Spock logical in the mirror universe?

In the famous TOS episode "Mirror, Mirror", we see Uhura, Kirk, Scotty & McCoy transported to the mirror universe. If this was a true mirror universe, then why would Spock be logical and not ...
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Is the Abrams-timeline just another mirror universe?

Excluding the narrative function of the mirror universe, does the alternative timeline established by the Abrams-movies relate to the "regular" TOS universe in the very same way the mirror universe ...
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What happens to Odo when he is hit by a phaser?

At the end of Deep Space Nine, Season 2, Episode 23 - Crossover (which takes place in the Mirror Universe) Prime Universe Dr. Bashir is fleeing from Mirror Universe Odo and Bashir shoots him with a ...
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Why was Shakespeare's work in the mirror universe no different than in the normal universe?

In the mirror universe, Archer and his team captured the USS Defiant of the normal universe. After analysing the data of its computers, they found that the works of Shakespeare in both universes were ...
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What is the “mirror” universe depicted in Star Trek?

I see many mentions to another universe in Star Trek questions, but I've never actually remember seeing an episode of Star Trek that dealt with this other universe. I've watched all of TNG and all of ...
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How did the return “mirror switch” work in the episode Mirror Mirror?

In the episode Mirror Mirror the landing party get sent to a mirror universe during a transporter malfunction while beaming back to the Enterprise. They conclude that they must have switched places ...
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What's the full-form & significance of USS & ISS prefixes in name of Star Trek starships?

In the Star Trek normal universe, almost all of Starfleet's starships were named with the prefix USS: Count from list. Some popular ones: USS Enterprise - series, USS Stargazer, USS Exeter, USS ...
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Is Q capable of travelling to mirror universes and/or fluidic space?

Are the Q capable of travelling to mirror universes, alternate universes and/or fluidic space?
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Does Earth in the Mirror Universe rotate in the opposite direction?

Inspired by this question: The introduction to the Enterprise episode "In A Mirror Darkly" ends with an animation of the Terran Empire's sword-through-the-Earth logo. It shows the Earth spinning in ...
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Is the Prime Directive Limited to This Universe?

The Prime Directive seems to grow over time. Originally it seemed more focused on non-warp civilizations, but later it's also a reason to not interfere with internal events in the Klingon Empire. ...
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What Kind of Universe is the Star Trek Mirror Universe?

This question started me thinking about the nature of the mirror universe. Just what kind of universe is the mirror universe in Star Trek? I can think of three possibilities (and realize there may ...
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Does the new Star Trek timeline have a new mirror universe as well?

In the Star Trek universe, there's a Mirror Universe where the Federation and our familiar Trek characters are basically the opposite of what it is in the main universe. Instead of a force for good, ...