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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. Which ...
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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 and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 episode that given different ...
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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, ...