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What are the 8 blue circles on the dorsal side of the Defiant on DS9?

What are the 8 blue circles on the dorsal side of the Defiant in Star Trek: DS9?
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Dropped plot line in Dafydd ab Hugh's DS9 novel "Fallen Heroes"

In Dafydd ab Hugh's DS9 novel, "Fallen Heroes," the Odo and Quark are displaced into a future in which DS9 is devastated and almost everyone is dead, and the plot alternates between the past ...
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In DS9: Paradise Lost, why is a vice admiral in charge of Starfleet?

In the Deep Space 9 episode, Paradise Lost (S04E12): Why is Leyton considered the "head of Starfleet"? He is wearing a 3-pip admiral insignia, which is vice admiral, a solid two ranks ...
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Why do the Borg want to assimilate every planet in the universe?

This is a question that I was wondering about since I was introduced to the Borg in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Why do the Borg want to assimilate every planet in the universe?
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In DS9, is the 25th hour ever explicitly mentioned?

In Star Trek: Deep Space 9, characters never fail to mention that the station (or even the Federation/Bajor/Cardassia, I'm not sure at this point) lives on a 26-hour day. There are multiple mentions ...
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Is there a picture of the Ferengi alphabet?

Is there a picture, anywhere, of the Ferengi alphabet? Even better, a translation of what the letters represent? Like, if you had a spoken sentence in Ferengi, something that would allow representing ...
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Are joined Trill effectively pansexual and gender fluid?

We are first introduced to the Trill in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Host" and learn that joined Trill are a combination of a humanoid host and a intelligent worm like ...
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In what context did Garak (ST:DS9) speak of a lie between two truths?

In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, there were a number of scenes of conversations between Garak and Dr. Bashir. I'm pretty sure there was one in which Garak says something like "a lie is most ...
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Does Odo really not have a sense of smell?

In a scene in the episode Improbable Cause, Odo is questioning an assassin posing as a perfume seller, and during the questioning asks the assassin to describe the fragrances of some of his wares, ...
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How to reconcile the events of the year 2024?

In Star Trek: Picard second series, Picard and friends travel back in time to 2024, in order to prevent Q from doing something to endanger the existence of the Federation. But in Deep Space Nine ...
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Is there a canonical example in the Star Trek TNG/Voyager/DS9 era of a junior officer giving a mistake order that a senior must correct?

I know that there are lot of examples of senior officers doing something and then a junior dramatically shouts "Belay that order!". What I'm talking about is a situation in which a junior ...
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Were any families allowed to stay on board any Starfleet ships during the Dominion War?

Larger ships like the Galaxy class carried many families before the war, but were there any families that remained aboard starships after it began? It seems unlikely because of the possibility for ...
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During the Dominion War, were there any problems with deserters?

The Dominion war was brutal. Single battles like Wolf 359 or Sector 001 were devastating enough--in both cases, 10,000 or more lives were lost. But the Dominion War had several of those battles, some ...
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Why does the Chief Engineer of DS9 have an office on the promenade?

In the list of establishments on the Terrok DS9 promenade we find the "Chief Engineer's Office" at 01-409. Why would the station's Chief Engineer have an office on the promenade? Does he ...
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Does Starfleet accept the use of cannon fodder in battle?

In the DS9 episode "Sacrifice of Angels," during the Dominion War, there is a massive Dominion/UFP Alliance battle. In one scene, as the two sides clash, a pair of Miranda class ships are ...
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Does Odo retain his humanoid senses when regaining his morphing abilities?

When Odo became human he gained the ability to enjoy food in a way he could not as a changeling. When he was reverted to a changeling did he retain his sense of taste/ smell?
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Are there any full commanders in yellow shirts through ST:Voyager?

Are there any characters who carry the rank of full commander who served in the yellow-shirt era for security, engineering, or tactical? Did these positions max out at Lieutenant Commander?
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Why do people call Worf Son of Mogh after he joins House Martok?

After he is invited into House of Martok, he is still addressed as Son of Mogh, why?
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Why is Ezri's mother confused about her daughter using the symbiote's name?

In S7E11 Ezri contacts her mother to ask her to help look for Chief O'Brien. Her mother seems confused about Ezri using the symbiote name, Dax, as her surname, if you will. Her mother is Trill, surely ...
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What, specifically, would have been the consequences if the Pah Wraiths were released?

The Pah-Wraiths are Big Baddies who do Bad Things, but what would have actually happened if Sisko had failed? I know from this question that they were trying to get back into the wormhole, but so what?...
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Why are all the DS9 runabouts named after Earth rivers?

It seems whenever we hear mention of a runabout assigned to DS9 it's named after a river on Earth—the Rio Grande, the Ganges, the Yangtzee Kiang—is there a particular reason for this naming convention?...
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In which (if any) Star Trek episodes does that show’s captain not appear?

I’m curious as to how many, if any, episodes of the original five broadcast Trek series did not include a single appearance by that show’s lead actor, the Captain for that particular show. I.E., TOS ...
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Did the characters retain memory of their holosuite roles at the end of this episode?

In ST:DS9 4x10 "Our Man Bashir", several crewmembers (Sisko, Kira, Worf, Dax, O'Brien) end up in the computer memory due to complications with the transporter, and are integrated as ...
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How racially diverse is the Dominion?

To memory, in Star Trek: Deep Space 9, we only see three races from the Dominion: The Jem'Hadar The Founders The Vorta What other races exist within it?
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Why did Winn not purge Bareil?

I wanted to keep the title free of spoilers, but I am talking in particular of Deep Space Nine S2 E24, "The Collaborator." In the episode, the Vedeks Winn and Bareil are running for the ...
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How did Garak know that the Romulans won't question why a data rod was partially recoverable?

In the episode In the Pale Moonlight, Vreenak says the following: VREENAK: You are persistent, Captain, I'll grant you that, but dogged determination isn't enough to change the reality of your ...
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What does the Changeling's signature say on the 'Treaty of Bajor'?

This answer provides a screen capture of the Treaty of Bajor, ending the Dominion War, as well as showing a Founder signing it. Of course, we can assume that the representatives of the Federation, ...
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Was the identical beaker enough for Dr. Mora Pol to recognize Odo as sentient?

In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine S02E12 "The Alternate", after studying Odo in his natural goo form for seven years, Dr. Mora was forced to recognize Odo as sentient when, one morning, after ...
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Has there been a Starfleet ship class named for an actor before the Eisenberg class?

The Eisenberg Class in Discovery Season 3 was obviously named for Aron Eisenberg who was beloved by the Star Trek community. Is that the only Star Trek ship class named for the actor, rather than the ...
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How effective were starfighters in the dominion war? I didn't watch deep space 9

Were starfighter-type ships effective in the dominion war? All I've seen were clips of battles, as I can't find the time to watch deep space nine, and I don't really see how effective they are, as ...
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What kind of drills do the schools have on Galaxy Class Starships and other facilities with civilian children? [closed]

It's well established in canon that the Enterprise-D has schools for civilian children on board as they are shown in episodes such as "The Offspring," and a recurring character is even a ...
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Can TNG-era warp drive be used to travel at sublight speeds?

In Star Trek: The Next Generation and its contemporaneously set sequels (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager), impulse engines are used for moving spacecraft at sublight speeds, whereas ...
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What was Jadzia's original last name?

Trills have a first name and a family name. A joined Trill replaces their family name with the symbiont's name. Thus Ezri Tigan became Ezri Dax when she was unwillingly joined. It recently occurred to ...
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Did Nicole de Boer appear as any other Star Trek character prior to her role as Ezri Dax?

I seem to remember Nicole de Boer in a science fiction television program prior to her role as Ezri Dax in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, but I can't think of what that role was or what program she was ...
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What's holding DS9 at the wormhole entrance?

In "Emissary," the station DS9 is moved from orbit around Bajor to the entrance of the wormhole- but without any stellar body there for it to orbit, what's keeping the station from drifting ...
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Does the last scene of ST:DS9 "The Passenger" involve an illegal / immoral execution?

In the DS9: The Passenger, a Kobliad criminal is being transported somewhere by another Kobliad, Ty Kajada. Eventually the criminal's consciousness is moved to a storage device, and once Sisko ...
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Does Odo ever return to being a changeling after he had become human?

At the end of season 4 of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in the episode, "Broken Link," Odo is made human. Does he ever return to being a changeling? He is still human in the first episode of ...
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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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