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Will Kurn be able to enter StoVoKor?

In ST:DS9 4x15 "Sons of Mogh," Kurn attempts Klingon ritual suicide so as to enter StoVoKor by dying with honor. By the end of the episode, Worf has his memories erased and he is taken in by ...
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What role do Targs serve in Klingon society?

In the TNG episode Where No One has Gone Before and DS9's Apocalypse Rising, the animals called targs are said to be kept as pets but in the Enterprise episode Sleeping Dogs it is implied they were ...
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What are the 12 Alpha Quadrant Alliances?

In The Search, it is mentioned that there are at least 12 Alpha Quadrant Alliances (Taken to mean powers/governments), excluding the Romulans. What are these governments? The Ones I can think of are: ?...
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When did Morn not speaking on-screen become a running joke?

Morn had remained silent during the duration of the series (the English series, that is). At some point, it became a running joke ("You know Morn, he never shuts up"), but when was the ...
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Do we ever see Morn speak?

In the entirety of the DS9 series (or in his appearances in the other shows), do we ever see Morn speak? Do we hear him speak? The difference between the two: seeing someone speak could be where we ...
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Why is the phrase “assure you” used so much in Star Trek? [closed]

The phrases "I can assure you..." and "I assure you" are used very often in Star Trek shows. The phrase is used so much that it seems as if its frequency must be a deliberate ...
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Tactical systems in Akira vs. Galaxy

In terms of the total power outputs of the Akira and Galaxy classes' tactical systems, which is more powerful? In terms of the total potential energy output of each class's phaser arrays, which ship ...
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Were the changelings who infiltrated Earth ever caught?

In Homefront, the episode begins with the premise that Sisko and Odo are going to Earth to find changelings who have infiltrated and are actively causing destruction (having just blown up a conference,...
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Why did the Defiant's phasers draw power from power cells rather than the power grid?

Has there ever been an in-universe explanation for why the phasers on the Defiant are powered by power cells, and not by drawing power from the power grid? With the ship being overpowered, surely ...
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Why is Sisko not court martialed?

During the course of Deep Space 9, Sisko directly causes two wars- both the result of direct orders that he knowingly violated. In The Die Is Cast (Season 3, Episode 21), Odo is being held against his ...
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What was the “deal” that Sisko and Bashir made in the episode “Past Tense, Part I”?

In the episode, Sisko and Bashir want to enter a building to take a look at the area from the top of the roof. The inhabitants of the building deny their request at first. But then they say "they ...
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Worf's trial: why are there duplicate witnesses?

E18, S4: Rules of engagement I use the part with Quark from chakoteya transcript to expose my doubts. [Quark's] QUARK (to camera): It was about seventeen hundred hours. I was doing some cleanup work. ...
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How to get Flight Training outside Starfleet in the TNG era?

How to get Flight Training (and an according rating) during the TNG era for persons who did not want to join Starfleet but were inhabitant of a planet within the Federation? We have, as an example, ...
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Why didn't the Romulans retreat in DS9 episode “The Die Is Cast”?

I was trying to word the question so the title is not a spoiler, but also so it was not too vague. I am assuming that any person concerned with spoilers would stop reading at this point. In Deep Space ...
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Why do Trills die if the symbiont is removed?

In ST:DS9 S2E04 "Invasive Procedures" (and in other scenes where symbionts are implanted/removed) they imply that a joined Trill that has a symbiont removed will, without doubt, die within a ...
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Is there an official process to remove a high-ranking Starfleet officer for misconduct?

In DS9's Paradise Lost episode (season 04, episode 12), the plot is heavy with Starfleet intrigue: Sisko discovers that Admiral Leyton is plotting to take over control of Earth and put it under a ...
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What is Starfleet's governance model? [duplicate]

In DS9's Paradise Lost episode (season 04, episode 12), the plot is heavy with Starfleet intrigue: Sisko discovers that Admiral Leyton is plotting to take over control of Earth and put it under a ...
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Holosuite vs holodeck – out of universe

I've seen this question which is looking for an in-universe answer, but I'm wondering about the usage of the word IRL. I've been rewatching DS9, and just saw an episode where O’Brien is talking with ...
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In-Universe explanation why the founder seem so crude [duplicate]

In Star Trek - Deep Space 9, it is explained that Odo has some troubles (for lack of a better word) with shapeshifting. This results in him to look crude, his features unfinished (e.g. his ears are ...
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Does Odo have eyes?

I was watching the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode, "The Alternate", wherein Doctor Mora and Odo were reminiscing about when Odo was a young blob, and Odo said something about seeing (...
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When was the Defiant engine room set last seen/torn down?

The set for the engine room of the DS9 USS Defiant was built at the end of season 3 as a permanent set. In later seasons the engine room was seen increasingly less, and I wonder when it was last seen /...
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Why does this dialogue appear in the transcript but not the episode?

The Chakoteya transcript of DS9: The Maquis, Part I contains a long chunk of dialogue between Sisko and the Admiral. S2, E20 ("The Maquis", part 1, third last scene [Ops]). SISKO: I'm ...
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Question on what Kira said to Vedek Bareil

E2, S2. You get: BAREIL: It's not important. I was just wondering if I was part of yours. KIRA: No. No, you weren't. I'm wondering why Kira denies, considering that in a previous scene she clearly ...
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Apparent incongruity

In the last episode of S1, you get this: O'BRIEN: Aquino never went anywhere near pad A. It doesn't make sense. ODO: On the contrary, it makes perfect sense. Ensign Aquino goes to runabout C because ...
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Are joined Trills responsible for the crimes of their predecessors?

I was watching the Star Trek: Deep Space 9 episode, "Dax", wherein a hearing is conducted about whether Jadzia Dax should be extradited for murder and treason committed by Curzon Dax. I know ...
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When is the last time we see the Gamma Quadrant in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine?

When is the last time we see the Gamma Quadrant in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine? I recall it felt like it was quite far from the end of the series but I cannot recall which episode was the last and what ...
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Who is actually playing the game in DS9 “move along home”?

In the Star Trek DS9 episode "Move Along Home" Quark is forced into a game by the aliens of the week. He rolls dice and the aliens move pieces around the board while saying if a good thing ...
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When the Dominion left the station, why did they leave it intact?

Towards the end of the episode 6x06 "Sacrifice of Angels", Given that the station has proven very valuable close to the wormhole why would the Dominion not activate the self-destruct ...
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Did this woman mean what I think she meant?

At the beginning of the DS9 episode Necessary Evil, a Bajoran woman named Vaatrik Pallra approaches Quark, enlisting his aid in recovering a box hidden in what used to be her late husband's shop on ...
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Why does Kira pronounce Bajor differently?

I'm hardly a linguist, but it's impossible to not notice. Throughout the show, Major Kira refers to Bajor and Bajoran with a hard J, while everyone else (it seems) uses a soft J. Is there any in-...
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Is there any official correspondence between Starfleet and Bajoran Militia ranks?

This question is borne mainly out of this statement given on the Memory Alpha page for Bajoran ranks: The Star Trek Encyclopedia (2nd ed.), proposes that the ranks below major were captain, ...
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Why did Ikat'ika not want to kill Worf?

In ST:DS9 "By Inferno's Light" Worf is captured by the Dominion and made to battle a series of Jem'Hadar. In the final battle, he fights First Ikat'ika. When Worf will not yield, Ikat'ika ...
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Why did Starfleet not attempt to make contact with the Prophets?

I was recently rewatching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and in particular, the episode Tears of the Prophets (Season 6, episode 26). A major plot point in this episode revolves around former Leader of ...
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Is Bajor's post-occupation economy money-based?

Other than a single reference to money in DS9: "Necessary Evil" (which could well be edited away without hurting any story arc), I don't remember the Bajoran economy being portrayed as being based on ...
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Why did Winn Adami handle Bajor foreign affairs despite not being First Minister?

In DS9 Season 3, elections are held for the Premiership/First-Ministership of Bajor, and Winn Adami is a candidate - wishing to secure political as well as spiritual/cultural leadership of the planet. ...
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Is Quark really supposed to have a negative asset balance?

In DS9 Season 4 Episode "Body Parts", Quark believes he's going to die, and is preoccupied with settling his debts. That means he has more debt than liquid assets. However - we know Ferengi, ...
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Warp - Warp collisions / battle in Star Trek

I have been looking at some of the questions on the site about Warp collisions with stationary or non-warp speed particles, but is there any example (canon or otherwise) that discusses a battle taking ...
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What is the population of Bajor?

How many people live on Bajor at the beginning of the Star Trek: Deep Space 9? Memory Alpha mentions the population was "decimated" under the Cardassians, but that is a figure of speech; so, I'm also ...
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How do Starfleet personnel get credits or Latinum? [duplicate]

Quark's bar takes payment in Latinum; and perhaps, as discussed in this question - in Federation "credits" (backed by something - not clear what). Now, in another discussion e.g. in this answer, the ...
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What made the Trill responsible for symbiotes? [duplicate]

Are all symbiotes from Trill and are they native to someplace else?
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Why was the Klingon Chancellor not constantly challenged to duels?

In the Deep Space Nine episode "Tacking Into the Wind", Worf challenges Gowron, the Klingon leader to a duel, defeats him, and becomes the "leader of the Empire" (which he later passes on Martok). If ...
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Why didn't Voyager use fluidic space to get home?

In the Voyager episode "Scorpion" (S03E26-S04E01), Voyager entered fluidic space, where species 8472 lives. In Unimatrix Zero, Axum mentions an entry into fluidic space in the Beta Quadrant. Surely ...
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What is the Ferengi Alliance?

According to Memory Alpha the Ferengi Alliance is the government of the Ferengi but it seems as if it is only a company run by the Grand Nagus making deals because: Every Ferengi seems to operate on ...
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In Star Trek DS9 “Past Tense 2” why is Sisko still the photo of Gabriel Bell?

They travel into the past, replace the accidentally deceased uprising leader with Sisko and go to the trouble of replacing his identity card at the end on one of the dead bodies. Then Doctor Bashir in ...
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Are the Q affected by timeline changes?

The Q are an all-powerful race: they can shapeshift and create life almost instantly. But when the timeline is altered, what happens to the Q? For example, in the Enterprise episode Shockwave the ...
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How are the Prophets connected to the Orbs?

The Orbs and The Prophets Events in the Show Physical and Metaphysical bridge These observations suggest a direct connection between the Orbs and the wormhole aliens. Much as the wormhole is both a ...
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Did the writers know Odo’s heritage and the details of changing society from the start? [duplicate]

During the DS9 series the Changling/Dominion society becomes a key part of the narrative. I have been trying to look online and while I can see quotes about how Odo was written to take on the role of ...
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Was Damar's comment to Leeta in DS9 S06E06 ad-libbed by the actor?

In episode S06E06 of DS9 (Sacrifice of Angels), several members of the resistance cell (Kira, Jake, Quark, & Leeta) are sitting around a table discussing the situation when Damar walks in and "...
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Are Tribbles sentient / have a civilization?

Forgive the lack of better words in the title, because, yes, they seem to be aware of their surroundings to the degree that they react negatively to certain species, so they are sentient in the way a ...
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Worf as a member of the house of Martok

In ST:DS9 5:21, Martok offers Worf to join the House of Martok: MARTOK: The House of Martok would be honored to welcome the Son of Mogh into our family.... as a warrior--and as a brother. Worf ...

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