Questions tagged [section-31]

In Star Trek, Section 31 is a shadowy organization of the Federation that has its own infrastructure outside of Starfleet. Use with the [star-trek] tag and any relevant series tags.

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Are Holograms supposed to blink in Star Trek?

In Star Trek DS9 S07E16 Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges, we see that when Dr. Bashir is briefing the director of Section 31 (Sloan,) he's showing him holo images of different Romulans, during which, if ...
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Were Sloan's wife and son real?

In DS9, the head of Section 31, Luther Sloan, claims to have a wife and a son who died during the Dominion War. The only time we see them was inside his mind. Is there any source to suggest they were ...
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What happened to Section 31 after DS9?

It would seem by the time of Lower Decks, Section 31 isn't a total secret anymore, so officially, what happened to Section 31? Did they dissolve it into Starfleet intelligence?
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Can you join Section 31 by choice?

In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Bashir is "recruited" by Sloan and in Discovery, Georgiou and Ash Tyler are recruited into Section 31. In any canon material, has anyone ever joined Section 31 by ...
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Is Sloan Dead or did he trick Bashir?

In the DS9 episode "Extreme Measures", Bashir and O'Brien enter into Sloan's mind to find a cure for Odo. Sloan, who is unwilling to give up the cure, attempts suicide by releasing a toxin into his ...
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Who is responsible for creating Section 31?

According to CIA history, President Truman was responsible for the creation of the CIA, and according to the NYT, it was because of the unforseen attacks of Pearl Harbor. The Starfleet charter states:...
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Why create or use Section 31 to carry out Article 14, Section 31 of the Starfleet charter when Starfleet intelligence can do it themselves?

According to the Starfleet charter: Article 14, Section 31 of the Charter made allowances for bending Starfleet regulations in times of extraordinary threat. Right below that sentence on the ...
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Did Section 31 appear in Star Trek: The Next Generation?

Can anyone confirm whether Section 31 ever appeared in a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode?
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Why is Section 31 a big deal to USS Discovery?

In the end of S02E12 of Star Trek: Discovery, I can understand that Section 31 possesses advanced technologies and USS Discovery can't stand a chance in a direct battle. But, USS Discovery has one ...
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Are "Star Trek: Section 31" books canon?

The recently released S02E03 of Star Trek: Discovery showed operations of Section 31, a secret defence organization of Starfleet. Section 31 was also mentioned in Star Trek Into Darkness movie. Some ...
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Did Garak know Julian was to join section 31

in the first season of DS9 garak seems to specifically seek out Julian Bashir and then across the duration of the TV show has regular lunch with him and involves him in assorted Obsidian order Hi-...
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How did Luther Sloan get to Deep Space Nine so fast?

In DS9: Extreme Measures, Section 31 operative Luther Sloan seems to be able to travel great distances in short periods of time. It appears he can travel at faster than warp speeds. Some ...
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How is Section 31 funded?

How is Section 31 funded? In Star Trek, money doesn't really exist, although there seems to be a finite limit to star ship production.
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Is Section 31 unofficially sanctioned to any extent?

From all the episodes on TNG and DS9 I always get the impression of Section 31 and its operatives as being part of a secret underground organization that is not part of or sanctioned by the official ...
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How did they make it look like Agent Sloan from Section 31 was disintegrated in front of the Romulan council?

DS9 "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges": NERAL: It is the finding of this Committee that Senator Cretak has conspired to commit treason against the State. Sentence to be determined at a later date. ...
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Did Section 31 have any physical locations?

At least, prior to Star Trek: Into Darkness. That makes candidates in DS9, VOY, and ENT. As far as I recall, Sloan had told Bashir that Section 31 had no physical location nor even anything written ...
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