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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, and Quark ...
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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?

During Sisko's visions, we see him surrounded by people he has encountered in his life. Quite a few people, often more than half a dozen. Incidentally, there are said to be ten Orbs. I noticed that ...
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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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What is latinum and where does it occur?

We're first introduced to latinum by the Ferengi in DS9. Latinum is now considered the go-to currency in the Star Trek universe because it's so rare and can't be replicated. Gold (Au) and diamonds (a ...
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What species in the Star Trek universe actually independently developed their own warp (FTL) drives? [closed]

There are a few Q&As here that lightly touch on aspects of this subject but are woefully incomplete. Some answers and comments mention the timing (in relation to some other species) of the ...
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Who is the tallest member species in the United Federation of Planets?

I've been looking for the tallest average height but so far the search is proving difficult. It appears that most every member species seem to be roughly the same height. From Human to Vulcan to ...
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Why does Sisko say Kirk's Enterprise is the first one? [duplicate]

In the DS9 Episode "Trials and Tribble-ations", Sisko is having a conversation with two members of Temporal Investigations. The conversation goes like this: DULMUR: Be specific, Captain. ...
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Star Trek: DS9 “Paradise” - why did Kira and Dax not simply connect to the Rio Grande's computer?

According to the Memory Alpha episode summary for ST:DS9 "Paradise:" Following the runaway Rio Grande in the Orinoco, Kira and Dax work on a way to catch it. Kira plots an intercept course ...
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Cleaning staff aboard star ships [duplicate]

Did the Enterprise, Voyager or DS9 have a cleaning crew and janitorial staff? Or is it like the Japanese where everyone would devote time to clean? Or do you think they use the transporters to beam ...
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Did the Dominion add suicide implants between 2374 and 2375?

As demonstrated by Weyoun 6 in "Treachery, Faith, and the Great River", Vorta have a suicide implant which they can activate spontaneously. Keevan seems to be exceptional as he'd go any distance to ...
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Have we ever seen Odo impersonate another humanoid?

Odo, the security chief on Deep Space Nine, is a shapeshifter and seemingly adept at impersonating furniture, rats and other small animals. He does make a comment about finding it difficult to ...
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What did the Federation give the Prophets in exchange for access to the wormhole in DS9?

DS9 revolves around a unique trade route between the Alpha and Gamma quadrants. The route was an artificial wormhole built and controlled by the Prophets. At the wormhole's accidental discovery Sisko ...
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Has a Ferengi ever worked for Section 31?

To quote this answer: This is similar to the situation with the Ferengi in Star Trek. Due to their willingness to trade with anyone - they even trade with the Dominion - and their expressed ...
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Do the Ferengi have their own version of Reincarnation?

From the episode "Little Green Men": ROM: Maybe we are dead. QUARK: What are you talking about? ROM: Maybe this is the Divine Treasury. QUARK: Oh, don't be ridiculous. The Divine ...
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Why is Worf so terribly mean to Chief O'Brien in the Star Trek DS9 episode “The Ship”?

In DS9: The Ship Worf is really mean to O'Brien while Muniz is dying. He practically taunts the Chief about Muniz's impending death. Worf may be a "Klingon Warrior" but he's never acted like this. Not ...
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Does Q ever actually lie?

In the episode Deja-Q, Picard openly accuses Q of being dishonest: Q: I have no powers. Q the ordinary. PICARD: Q the liar. Q the misanthrope. And in the DS9 episode Q-Less, Vash claims that Q was ...
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Under Ferengi law, is murder permitted if it is for the sake of profit?

The question is exactly how it sounds: is murder allowed if it is for the purpose of profit in Ferengi law? For most of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the Ferengi culture is entirely based in profit, ...
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Why didn't General Martok receive discommendation in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine?

Why didn't General Martok receive discommendation, due to being captured by the Jem'Hadar and failing to commit suicide?
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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 determined that ...
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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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