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Are Bajorans and Cardassians the same species?

On two separate instances, first with Tora Ziyal and again in the episode "Covenant," Dukat impregnates a Bajoran woman, seemingly without any medical intervention. This seems to imply that they are ...
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Is Tuvok the only black Vulcan?

I spotted the following interview quoting from TV Zone magazine with Tim Russ talking about what it means to be "the black Vulcan". Tim Russ knows the reality of his place in Star Trek: Voyager. ...
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What credentials does Commander Sisko really have?

I'm now part way through the first season of Star Trek DS9, and I've been wondering what kind of credentials does Commander Sisko have to be running a space station anyway? I find him a pretty dense ...
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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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What must a Klingon master do in order to be considered a Dahar Master?

Memory Alpha describes a Dahar Master as: a Klingon warrior who had reached a legendary status among his peers and subordinates. And Memory Beta: Dahar Master is the title given to Klingons, ...
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What does Dax's idiom about feet mean?

In the Deep Space Nine episode Dramatis Personae there is a scene with Kira and Dax where the follow exchange takes place: KIRA: How are you, Lieutenant? DAX: You know what they say, put the ...
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Is there a list available of all of the rules of acquisition?

The Ferengi follow 285 Rules of Acquisition, such as: 1. Once you have their money, you never give it back. 3. Never spend more for an acquisition than you have to. 6. Never allow family to stand ...
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What Governs Tribble Weapons?

Rumors hold that Starfleet has deployed tactical tribbles against the Klingons at least one time. Do any basic animal / non-sentient being rights rules or regulations in the Star Trek universe exist ...
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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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What are the size limits of a Federation replicator?

Are there any size limits on the items that a replicator can produce? Has there been shown any different sizes of replicators capable of replicator large objects? What are the smallest and largest ...
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Are energy beings considered “biological”?

In "Forsaken," Dax posits that non-biological life could exist---mechanical life, for instance. We know this is the case since nanites, among other mechanical life, exist. My question is whether Dax (...
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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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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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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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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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Why did the Romulans loan a cloaking device to the Federation in DS9?

All through TNG, the Romulans were locked in a cold war with the Federation. Then at the end of Season 2 of DS9, they suddenly loan the Federation a cloaking device for use in the Defiant. This felt ...
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Why is Worf always called by one name?

Members of the crew are either called formally by their rank and last name, ie; Captain Picard, Commander Riker, or called by their first name informally, Jean Luc, Will, etc. Although there are ...
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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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Is there a reason why Sci Fi Australia wouldn't get the broadcast licenses for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine?

In Australia, the Foxtel (Pay TV) Channel SciFi (ch 123) has been airing repeats of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. while not strange by itself what gets me is that The Next ...
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When did our universe and the Star Trek universe diverge?

Note that my question assumes as a given that Star Trek is in an alternate universe which diverged from ours at some point in history. That seems really, really obvious and undeniable to me. So the ...
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How does this restore Kurn, Worf's brother's, honor?

DS9 "Sons of Mogh": KURN: I have never understood you, Worf. But I do know this. In your own way you are an honourable man. (Kurn passes out.) WORF: And you will be an honourable man again,...
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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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What happened to Goran'Agar

As far as I know Goran'Agar (from the episode 'Hippocratic Oath') is the only Jem Hadar without the addiction of ketracel white. In the end of the episode he disappears into the forest. Are there ...
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What happened to Nog's field promotion on the Valiant?

During "Valiant" (S06E22), Nog is given a field promotion from Ensign to Lieutenant Commander when he's assigned by Tim Watters (himself only a Red Squad Cadet who received a field commission to ...
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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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Was Terok Nor the main administrative facility during the Bajoran Occupation

Dukat used Sisko’s office on Terok Nor when he was Prefect of Bajor, so he had a presence there for sure. I find it difficult to believe however it was the prefects’ and what must have been a massive ...
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How could Quark play 200+ Tongo games in one month?

What is the average time needed to play entire Tongo game? I understand that, due to its nature, one can play a real quick deal and another a really long one. That's why I'm asking about average time. ...
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Is there any connection between the Vorta and the Romulans?

In Star Trek V, Sybok mentions Vorta Vor, the Romulan paradise or original place of creation. Assuming the perspective of the Jem'Hadar, the Vorta play a similar role: By supplying them with Ketracel ...
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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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Do the Changelings (Founders) appear outside of Star Trek: Deep Space 9?

Various Star Trek series and movies have shape-shifting species, but do the Changelings appear in canon outside of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine? If not, has there been any reason stated for this? Major ...
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Was Klingon language dialog “accurate”?

In many episodes of both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, characters speak the Klingon language (which is mysteriously untranslated by the ever-puzzling Universal ...
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Did Sisko ever return from his tutelage with the Prophets?

While re-watching Deep Space Nine and listening to the commentaries, I was struck by the fact that Sisko's "Apotheosis" was one of the goals of the entire show (IIRC, Braga really wanted this). Are ...
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What was the highest rated episode of Star Trek?

In all of the televised episodes of Star Trek (TOS, TAS, TNG, DS9, VOY & ENT), what was the single highest Nielsen rated episode?
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Who is this Starfleet crewman and why is he wearing an old uniform?

In DS9 episode "Tears of the Prophets" (S06:E26), Sisko is holding a conference where he attempts to convince the Romulans to help invade Cardassia. In the background is a guy in a TNG-style Starfleet ...
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Why is there no Borg threat in the DS9 series?

The Borg are a major threat in Star Trek: TNG and Star Trek: Voyager (I haven't watched the latter, but looking at this it seems they are). Those two series happen at roughly the same time as DS9, ...
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Why addict the Jem'Hadar to Ketracel White?

One of the few things that bothers me about the Dominion arc in Deep Space Nine is the Jem'Hadar. I enjoy the concept but I don't understand why they would be genetically addicted to Ketracel White (...
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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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Could Data or Odo be knocked out with a hypospray?

(I don't know if it's okay to ask about two different characters in the same question. I doubt it, but someone please let me know.) We know that Data's systems can be affected on occasion (see "The ...
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Was Odo the first changeling to harm or kill another changeling?

DS9 Adversary: (The Founder knocks out O'Brien as the blast doors come down. Odo grabs him.) COMPUTER: Engine room sealed. (The founder morphs his arm into Odo's abdomen, and Odo starts ...
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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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After the DS9 finale what happens to the Jem'hadar and what assurances do the Federation have that the Dominion won't attack again?

ST Deep Space Nine "What You Leave Behind": ODO: All I ask is that you Link with me. GARAK: I'm warning you, Odo. ODO: Nerys. KIRA: Garak, put down your weapon. GARAK: I don'...
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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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During the Dominion War, why do they keep saying the entire quadrant is at stake?

Why do they always say the entire quadrant is at stake, when obviously the entire Federation combined with the Romulans, the Klingons, the Cardassians, the Breen, and the Ferengi is still a small ...
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Why doesn't Quark wear a headdress?

Through The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, the majority of the Ferengi we see a wearing a headdress on the back of the head. Quark though, on Deep Space Nine, does not ever seem to wear one, ...
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Did Garak know Julian was to join section 31

in the first season of DS9 garak seems to specifically seek out Julian Bashir and then across the duration of the TV show has regular lunch with him and involves him in assorted Obsidian order Hi-...
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How did they make it look like Agent Sloan from Section 31 was disintegrated in front of the Romulan council?

DS9 "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges": NERAL: It is the finding of this Committee that Senator Cretak has conspired to commit treason against the State. Sentence to be determined at a later date. ...
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How did Luther Sloan get to Deep Space Nine so fast?

In DS9: Extreme Measures, Section 31 operative Luther Sloan seems to be able to travel great distances in short periods of time. It appears he can travel at faster than warp speeds. Some ...