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Was Garak going to kill Natima?

In the DS9 episode Profit and Loss, Toran confronts Garak and persuades him to kill Natima and the others she came with, Garak seems to agree because he could be rewarded for doing so by Central ...
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Why didn't Odo arrest Kira?

In the episode Necessary Evil Odo has arrested Mrs. Vaatrik on charges of blackmail, and believes she murdered her husband. In the end Odo realizes that Kira murdered the husband after the husband ...
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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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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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Who are the genetically enhanced friends Sloan is referring to?

In the episode Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges, Sloan says the following: BASHIR: I'm incapable of making a diagnosis by simply looking at a man. SLOAN: Your genetically enhanced friends ...
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Is there a canon reason why Klingon and Romulan vessels are so similar in shape?

Not counting shuttles, transport vessels or bases, Klingon and Romulan ships have a very similar basis in their shapes. They also share the same colors. Is there any canon reason as to why so many ...
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Why didn't the Cardassians take Terok Nor (Deep Space 9) with them when withdrawing from Bajor?

I understand the Deep Space Nine station was able to move, although with many difficulties and limitations. So my question is, why haven't the Cardassians just taken the station to Cardassian space ...
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How does Sloan get past DS9 security?

Has it been shown in another episode or said by the show's production team, how Sloan can circumvent DS9 security and get into Bashir's room? From the episode Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges: BASHIR: ...
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After a period of time, would Worf be considered a Dahar Master? [duplicate]

After all that Worf has done, all for the sake of the Empire, would he not deserve the title of Dahar Master?
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Is the Hippocratic Oath violated in ‘Sons of Mogh’ in Star Trek: DS9? [duplicate]

In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Sons of Mogh", wouldn't Dr. Bashir agreeing to erase Kurn's memories and altering his appearance violate the Hippocratic Oath concerning “do no harm”? They ...
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In “The Search” what was the first clue that things weren't right? [closed]

I'm just watching "The Search" where a treaty is apparently being signed with the Dominion. What was the first clue that things weren't right? My supposition: when 'Nechayev' called Sisko 'Benjamin'...
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Who can trigger ship-wide alerts in Star Trek?

While re-watching DS9 "The Adversary" (S3E26), in the scene where Miles O'Brien almost catches a hostile changeling infiltrating the Defiant, it occurred to me that I didn't know if Miles even had the ...
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How many times does Chief O'Brien die?

"Die with honor, O'Brien." — Tosk, Captive Pursuit Similar to this question, how many times in Star Trek is Chief O'Brien showed or implied to die?
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Do Cardassians appear in every episode of Deep Space 9?

Does at least one Cardassian appear on-screen in every episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine?
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Why are all the doors on Ferenginar (the Ferengi home world) far shorter than the average Ferengi?

I was watching DS9: Family Business when I noticed all the doors on Ferenginar are much shorter than the average Ferengi, causing them to crouch down every time they enter a room. That's gotta be ...
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If the Dominion rule using their Jem'Hadar troops, why is their life expectancy so low?

In the series Deep Space 9, it has been stated that the Dominion has absolute control over their part of the Gamma quadrant. Literally this would mean that they rule every planet and race inside their ...
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What's with the Jem Hadar unique names?

And I do not mean "Jem'Hadar first", "Jem'Hadar second", and so on. I mean these: Remata'Klan, Ikat'ika, Ixtana'Rax, Kudak'Etan Jem'Hadar do not have parents, they are created in birthing chambers. ...
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Star Trek Founders' alien name?

The leaders of the dominion are known for having 3 names: The Founders, what they called themselves, which became their official Star Trek name. Shapeshifters*, what others called them. Changelings*,...
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Was the Klingon chef on DS9 during the Dominion occupation?

It seems to me a Klingon cook would be at best unwelcome on the station once the Cardassians took it back (however briefly). Was it ever established if he left with the original evacuation or stuck ...
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Why didn't this Vorta recognize O'Brien?

In the episode One Little Ship, a Jem''Hadar attack ship confronts the Defiant while the latter is in the middle of an experiment. The Vorta on board is Gelnon. The ship departs after depositing a ...
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Why doesn't the Saratoga eject its warp core at the Battle of Wolf 359?

In DS9: Emissary, Commander Sisko's ship is damaged and incurs a warp core breach. In response, the ship's personnel are evacuated. However, not all of the crew (e.g.: Jennifer Sisko) was able to ...
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Why do the Q have genders?

It seems, at least from "Qpid," that the Qs' humanoid appearance is just for show. The "main" Q is not really a male, for example. After all, Q tells Picard in the aforementioned episode that given ...
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Did the real Dr. Bashir check on the brain surgery his changeling impostor did to Captain Sisko?

In the Star Trek: Deep Space 9 episode, "In Purgatory's Shadow Part-1", Worf and Garak are captured and sent to a Dominion prison only to discover that Bashir is already there. Bashir is wearing an ...
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U.S.S. Defiant's phasers change color

Throughout the course of DS9, I've noticed that the Defiant either fires yellow phasers or orange-yellow phasers. This is the yellow phasers and this is an example of the yellow-orange phasers I ...
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Does transportation really make a sound in-universe? [duplicate]

The various technologies featured in Star Trek make a variety of sounds, not all of which are diegetic. For example, exterior shots in space battle scenes commonly show phasers and photon torpedoes ...
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Are promotions in Star Trek arbitrary?

I noticed that the rise in rank of some officers seemed very arbitrary. Thus, Chief O'Brien is still only a cadet (according to his heel on his uniform), but he has nevertheless achieved and ...
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Are Changelings’ molecules polar or nonpolar?

Would a Changeling be able to mix with other substances? In DS9, it said Odo couldn’t really eat, he described it as “messy”. Did that mean that the food or liquid fell out of him or that it mixed ...
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What other actors played different characters in TOS and TNG/DS9/Voy?

I was recently reminded that the same actor, Diana Muldaur, played blind human telepath Miranda Jones in TOS and Doctor Pulaski in TNG. Majel Barrett Roddenberry played Nurse Chapel in TOS and ...
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Has a human ever mastered the mind meld?

In any canon series of Star Trek has a human been able to master the mind meld?
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What happened between Garak and Ziyal's grandfather?

Is there any further information than this singular quote about what Garak did to Ziyal's granddad? Or maybe more importantly how it was a significant enough and well-known act that even Major Kira ...
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What happens to the runabouts when Starfleet abandons DS9 at the start of the Dominion War?

In "A Time to Stand" (S5E26) Starfleet mines the entrance to the wormhole, starting the Dominion War. No reinforcements are sent to defend Deep Space Nine so the fleet can destroy Dominion shipyards, ...
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How does Odo gain energy?

Odo doesn't eat and doesn't sleep - he just reverts to his liquid form and stays that way for a few hours. But that surely generates no energy. With that in mind, how does he get the energy that he ...
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What was the point of the exercise at the start of Way of the Warrior?

At the beginning of Way of the Warrior the entire DS9 crew is busy flushing out a Changeling in what turns out to be a drill. But the whole thing ends when Odo grabs Dr Bashir by his shoulder, in a ...
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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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Why doesn't the Bashir Changeling slay Deep Space Nine's senior staff?

During the Dominion War, after Dr. Bashir is replaced aboard the station with a Changeling, why doesn't the Changeling at least attempt to kill the senior staff? Killing the staff would likely be ...
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How does Sisko legally return Tosk to the Hunters?

In the episode Captive Pursuit, Tosk is arrested for attempting to tamper with a weapons locker. When the Hunters arrive, they demand Tosk be released to them to conclude the hunt. After agreeing to, ...
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Do the Nausicaans have a government?

For regular (or somewhat regular) species, the Nausicaans are about the least civilized in the canon. They seem aggressive and always wanting to fight, much like the Jem'Hadar. The two would probably ...
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How can Sisko exist in the Mirror Universe?

Benjamin Sisko's mother was possessed to ensure he would be born and become the emissary but in the Mirror Universe the wormhole had not been discovered, the prophets had not been met and Sisko was ...
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In Star Trek, what was the name of Benjamin Sisko's favorite ship?

I'm trying to register on Sf Debris' forum, but the registration question is “What is Benjamin Sisko's favorite ship called?” I've used The Defiant or USS Defiant but it tells me it's incorrect. Am I ...
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Why are there different levels of security and analysis in Star Trek?

I wonder why there are different levels of security and analysis in Star Trek: if the goal is to be as efficient and safe as possible, why not activate the analysis and / or security systems directly ...
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What Star Trek effects shot was reused the most?

It's well-known that (especially in the TNG era), shots of ships and planets were frequently reused since they were expensive to create. Many matte paintings were reused with minor (or no) retooling,...
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Are Federation citizens and/or Starfleet officers allowed to replace healthy organs with bionics if they choose to?

Throughout Star Trek's run we see common use of medical bionics to replace unhealthy organs: Picard has a artificial heart where his was stabbed by a Nausicaan, Geordie has artificial eyes to ...
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Could Geordi detect Changeling infiltrators?

With his handy VISOR, would Geordi be able to detect Changelings masquerading as humans, Klingons, or even fog? Or could the Changelings still fool him?
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What happens to the ore-processing facilities of Deep Space Nine?

Deep Space Nine the physical space station is built by the Cardassians as an ore-processing facility (named Terok Nor) and used as such until it is taken over by the Bajorans and Federation at the ...
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Why is Worf in Nemesis? [duplicate]

Worf is one of my favorite Star Trek characters. A defining moment in his character arc is at the end of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine when the Federation appoints him ambassador to the Klingon Empire. ...
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Are all memories shared between Dax symbiont?

On Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: "Facets," Jadzia Dax finally makes plans to undergo her Zhian'tara, in which she has the chance to actually meet her previous hosts by temporarily transferring each one'...
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In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, how is Odo able shapshift his comm badge? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, one of the characters, Odo is able to shape-shift into other forms, including his humanoid form. When he is in his humanoid form, he is able to form clothing. That makes ...
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What is the role of command track officers in Starfleet? [duplicate]

Everyone is familiar with the gold shirts of TOS and the red shirts of DS9/TNG, the ‘command track’ officers, but I’m somewhat confused about how their responsibilities contrast with ‘operations’, ‘...
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Why did Starfleet expose themselves so easily to new species during Deep Space Nine?

On Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in Shadowplay (season 2, episode 16,) Dax and Odo transport themselves to a planet’s surface. There they find a species which they have never met before. In Battle ...