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What does the Bajoran wormhole look like from behind?

The Bajoran wormhole has been a staple of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine since the very first episode. We see it opening up in all its grandeur in the opening credits as well as in many of the episodes. ...
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Defiant vessel in TOS prequel

I'm watching this series (ST), after a regular vision of TOS and TNG, in a nonlinear way. I have already watched also Enterprise, but I'm still at S5 of DS9, and I've missed Voyager at all. Now I'm ...
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What happened to Odo's "cousin"?

In the episode Vortex, the alien Croden shows and later gives Odo a life form Dr. Bashir believed to be related to Odo's species with limited shapeshifting abilities of its own, but it's never shown ...
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Are there really script notes calling Chief O'Brien a Warrant Officer?

I've been fleshing out the unseen or unacknowledged ranks and rank insignia of Starfleet. Most supplemental material refers to O'Brien's single black pip as being the designated rank for a Chief Petty ...
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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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Was the Federation worried that Worf would be recognized?

In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Apocalypse Rising," Worf, Sisko, Odo, and O'Brien infiltrate Klingon territory in an attempt to expose Gowron as a Changeling. Memory Alpha does ...
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Where does the money given to the icon of the Ferengi Blessed Exchequer go?

Ferengi use a sort of piggy bank in the image of the Blessed Exchequer to pray and make offerings of latinum. Where does that money go? Do the Ferengi send it to some church somewhere or maybe they ...
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Who uses combadges other than Starfleet and Bajoran Militia?

In TNG and DS9, Starfleet members and soldiers/officers in the Bajoran militia use long distance communicators shaped like the symbols of the organizations they serve attached to their uniforms- do ...
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Do Vulcan, Andor and Tellar still have their own military ships by the time of TNG?

I've often wondered when ST:ENT showed the founding of the Federation. We also saw the new Vulcan High Command begin to decommission many of its military vessels. Do we know anything about what the ...
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How did the Tal Shiar rebuild but the Obsidian Order couldn't?

In the two-part DS9 episodes Improbable Cause and The Die Is Cast, the Romulan secret police (Tal Shiar) worked with the Cardassian Obsidian Order to create a joint fleet intended to eradicate the ...
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Why did the prophets site the other end of the wormhole in the Gamma Quadrant?

We know that the Prophets are 'of Bajor' (suggesting that the planet was their original place of origin) and that they somehow constructed(?) the 'Celestial Temple' in which they now live. DAX: We ...
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Did Weyoun and Brunt ever meet (EU)

Brunt the Ferengi, and Weyoun the Vorta were two important recurring characters in Star Trek: Deep Space 9, played by the same actor Jeffery Combs. They never met onscreen during the run of the TV ...
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Why did the Prophets choose a human?

Why would the prophets choose a human to be an emissary for them? Wouldn't it have been easier to choose a Bajoran, someone they could relate to?
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Can the Q create another universe?

In VOY: Death Wish: He did this by taking Janeway to the Q Continuum, which was presented in the Human-comprehensible form of a house in the middle of a desert with a road running by it. The road, he ...
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Is Sisko the only Emissary?

Did the Prophets have a backup Emissary if Sisko died or something unforeseen happened? Is their any mention of more than one Emissary?
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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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Where is Dr. Bashir from?

Dr. Bashir clearly has an English accent (and his father has a distinct Cockney accent), but do we hear in canon and/or EU material where on Earth he comes from? (Picard has an English accent but is ...
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What happened to the Detapa council after Dukat's coup?

In the DS9 episode Way of the Warrior part 1, Gul Dukat "saw which way the wind was blowing" and sided with the civilian uprising against Central Command; as a result he answered to the new ...
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Is Koval the operative mentioned in TNG: The Pegasus?

From TNG The Pegasus: PRESSMAN: However, all that changed three days ago. Starfleet Intelligence has an operative in Romulan High Command. He sent us a message that a Romulan warbird had located a ...
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Was Mirror Garak lying to Kira?

In the DS9 episode Crossover, Garak says the following about Mirror Universe Kira: KIRA: What are you doing in my quarters, Garak? GARAK: She's never going to let you leave, you know. Can't you tell? ...
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Was the Dominion War created to help increase ratings?

I often wonder what DS9 would have been like without the Dominion War, and I was wondering if it was created to help increase ratings, much like the Xindi war was for Enterprise. It seems that Rick ...
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Who created the Multidimensional Transporter Device?

In Through the Looking Glass, we see the first use of the Multidimensional Transporter Device (MTD), when Smiley kidnaps Sisko to bring him to the mirror universe. We see the device again when ...
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Where in Ireland is Miles O'Brien from?

Obviously O'Brien is Irish, but is it ever clear which city/county/region in Ireland he comes from?
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What exactly was Red Squad?

In DS9, we're introduced to Red Squad: An elite group of cadets at Starfleet Academy. Red Squad members received special classes and advanced field training. Are they a special black ops unit for ...
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Why didn't the Dominion conquer Earth in the alternate timeline in "The Visitor"?

In the acclaimed Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "The Visitor", Ben Sisko is killed in an accident prior to the Dominion War, before Jake Sisko resets the timeline. However, the episode ...
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What is the translation of the song sung on the Rotarran?

In the DS9 episode "Soldiers of the Empire" the crew of the Klingon Bird-of-Prey Rotarran sing a song. Unfortunately, I don't speak Klingon - what is the translation of that song?
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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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