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Why did the Defiant's phasers draw power from power cells rather than the power grid?

Has there ever been an in-universe explanation for why the phasers on the Defiant are powered by power cells, and not by drawing power from the power grid? With the ship being overpowered, surely ...
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Why did the Cardassians refine uridium ore on Terok Nor in space instead of on Bajor?

Hauling unprocessed ore into orbit to be refined seems extremely inefficient. The Cardassians occupied Bajor for 50 years, so they had plenty of time to build refineries on the surface.
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Is there an in-universe explanation for how mobile communicators stop listening in TNG?

In Star Trek: The Next Generation, DS9, and Voyager, it seems common for officers to touch their communicators to initiate a conversation but it's unclear when the person on the other side stops ...
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Why is Sisko not court martialed?

During the course of Deep Space 9, Sisko directly causes two wars- both the result of direct orders that he knowingly violated. In The Die Is Cast (Season 3, Episode 21), Odo is being held against his ...
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Holosuite vs holodeck – out of universe

I've seen this question which is looking for an in-universe answer, but I'm wondering about the usage of the word IRL. I've been rewatching DS9, and just saw an episode where O’Brien is talking with ...
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When Odo was sent out as part of the 100 from the Great Link, what gave him amnesia?

We know that Odo was one of the 100 changelings sent out by the Founders to explore the galaxy. We know Odo was found adrift in his natural gelatinous state in the Denorios belt in the Bajoran system. ...
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What was the “deal” that Sisko and Bashir made in the episode “Past Tense, Part I”?

In the episode, Sisko and Bashir want to enter a building to take a look at the area from the top of the roof. The inhabitants of the building deny their request at first. But then they say "they ...
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Worf's trial: why are there duplicate witnesses?

E18, S4: Rules of engagement I use the part with Quark from chakoteya transcript to expose my doubts. [Quark's] QUARK (to camera): It was about seventeen hundred hours. I was doing some cleanup work. ...
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How to get Flight Training outside Starfleet in the TNG era?

How to get Flight Training (and an according rating) during the TNG era for persons who did not want to join Starfleet but were inhabitant of a planet within the Federation? We have, as an example, ...
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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, ...
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Why didn't the Romulans retreat in DS9 episode “The Die Is Cast”?

I was trying to word the question so the title is not a spoiler, but also so it was not too vague. I am assuming that any person concerned with spoilers would stop reading at this point. In Deep Space ...
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Why do Trills die if the symbiont is removed?

In ST:DS9 S2E04 "Invasive Procedures" (and in other scenes where symbionts are implanted/removed) they imply that a joined Trill that has a symbiont removed will, without doubt, die within a ...
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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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How did the Klingons Wage a War with Cardassia?

In Deep Space 9, there was an ongoing plotline involving a war between Cardassia and The Klingon Empire. Obviously the did have the war, but the crux of my question is how they managed to do so ...
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Is there an official process to remove a high-ranking Starfleet officer for misconduct?

In DS9's Paradise Lost episode (season 04, episode 12), the plot is heavy with Starfleet intrigue: Sisko discovers that Admiral Leyton is plotting to take over control of Earth and put it under a ...
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What is Starfleet's governance model? [duplicate]

In DS9's Paradise Lost episode (season 04, episode 12), the plot is heavy with Starfleet intrigue: Sisko discovers that Admiral Leyton is plotting to take over control of Earth and put it under a ...
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Is There Any Explanation for Michael Eddington's “Lucky Loonie”?

In the Star Trek Deep Space 9 episode "Blaze of Glory", Michael Eddington asks Benjamin Sisko about his "Lucky Loonie" that was left behind on the station when he was arrested. The question comes as a ...
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Star Trek Next Gen/DS9 crossovers?

How many times does the Next Gen storyline cross over with that of DS9? And how significant are those crossovers to either storyline, if any?
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Why were the Romulans so blase about the Dominion after it gained a foothold in the Alpha Quadrant?

Early on in season three the Romulans seemed to consider the Dominion a threat even though they were still on the other side of the wormhole, as shown by their actions in the following episodes: The ...
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Was the Doctor Bashir on the DS9 station the real Doctor Bashir or his Changeling replacement during the episode “The Begotten”?

DS9 "In Purgatory's Shadow Part-1": GARAK: When were you brought here? BASHIR: Over a month ago. I was attending a burn treatment conference on Meezan Four. I went to bed one night and woke ...
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Does Odo have eyes?

I was watching the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode, "The Alternate", wherein Doctor Mora and Odo were reminiscing about when Odo was a young blob, and Odo said something about seeing (...
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In-Universe explanation why the founder seem so crude [duplicate]

In Star Trek - Deep Space 9, it is explained that Odo has some troubles (for lack of a better word) with shapeshifting. This results in him to look crude, his features unfinished (e.g. his ears are ...
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Why does this dialogue appear in the transcript but not the episode?

The Chakoteya transcript of DS9: The Maquis, Part I contains a long chunk of dialogue between Sisko and the Admiral. S2, E20 ("The Maquis", part 1, third last scene [Ops]). SISKO: I'm ...
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When was the Defiant engine room set last seen/torn down?

The set for the engine room of the DS9 USS Defiant was built at the end of season 3 as a permanent set. In later seasons the engine room was seen increasingly less, and I wonder when it was last seen /...
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How does birth control work in Star Trek?

According to Memory-alpha, Contraception injection: In The Making of Star Trek, it is stated that the birth control practiced on board the USS Enterprise was never discussed in any episode of ...
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Apparent incongruity

In the last episode of S1, you get this: O'BRIEN: Aquino never went anywhere near pad A. It doesn't make sense. ODO: On the contrary, it makes perfect sense. Ensign Aquino goes to runabout C because ...
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What is latinum worth?

I'm wondering if we know what latinum can buy. Items like, for example, biomemetic gel, Romulan ale, stem bolts, or starships don't help us since they're not readily available on Amazon, as far as I ...
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How is local transportation managed on Earth

I was wandering how local transportation is managed on earth in the 24th century. In one shot (I don't recall where, when or even if) I remember seeing a train-like glass ball moving near Starfleet ...
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Why does the Earth have a penal colony in Star Trek?

In certain episodes of Voyager and DS9, we learn about the existence of the New Zealand Penal Settlement on Earth. But at multiple times during DS9, Sisko and others wax on about how Earth is a ...
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Are joined Trills responsible for the crimes of their predecessors?

I was watching the Star Trek: Deep Space 9 episode, "Dax", wherein a hearing is conducted about whether Jadzia Dax should be extradited for murder and treason committed by Curzon Dax. I know ...
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Star Trek end credits blue glow

During the end credits of each Next Gen Star Trek (i.e. ST:TNG, ST:DS9 and ST:V) we move through a star field as names appear, but to the extreme left of the screen there is a strange blue glow and I'...
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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: ...
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Does Cpt. Sisko ever face consequences for his actions in “For the Uniform”?

In Deep Space Nine's episode "For the Uniform", Sisko takes following action: he detonates two torpedos loaded with trilithium resin in the atmosphere of a Maqui planet, making the planet ...
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Question on what Kira said to Vedek Bareil

E2, S2. You get: BAREIL: It's not important. I was just wondering if I was part of yours. KIRA: No. No, you weren't. I'm wondering why Kira denies, considering that in a previous scene she clearly ...
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Why did they use a transporter instead of somebody simply walking through the field grabbing Molly and walking back to the current time?

DS9 Time's Orphan: DAX: It's some sort of time portal. From the chroniton signature, we think it sent Molly about three hundred years into the past. KIRA: I wonder what this place was like three ...
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Was Ezri Dax's hairstyle based on Mirror Jadzia Dax?

Here are three images of Dax: Regular Dax: Mirror Dax and Ezri Dax: Was Ezri Dax's hairstyle based on Mirror-Universe Jadzia Dax? (For example, perhaps they wanted Ezri to be reminiscent of ...
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What is the Klingon Bloodwine made of?

Do we know what the Klingon Bloodwine is actually made of? Is it actually as the name suggests? or is it just referring to the colour of it?
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When the Dominion leaves the station, why did they leave it intact?

Towards the end of the episode 6x06 "Sacrifice of Angels", Given that the station has proven very valuable close to the wormhole why would the Dominion not activate the self-destruct ...
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They ARE Klingons, and it's a long story… What's the story?

I just watched the episode of Star Trek DS9 Trials and Tribble-ations where the Defiant is taken back in time to the events of ‘The Trouble with Tribbles’ episode from Star Trek TOS. Those who ...
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When is the last time we see the Gamma Quadrant in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine?

When is the last time we see the Gamma Quadrant in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine? I recall it felt like it was quite far from the end of the series but I cannot recall which episode was the last and what ...
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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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Why are Trill symbionts so rare?

Is there any information that would explain why there are so few symbionts when there are so many Trills? My only guess is that they have shorter reproduction seasons and longer gestation periods ...
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Who is actually playing the game in DS9 “move along home”?

In the Star Trek DS9 episode "Move Along Home" Quark is forced into a game by the aliens of the week. He rolls dice and the aliens move pieces around the board while saying if a good thing ...
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Did The Founders evolve from the race that seeded the Alpha Quadrant?

In Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 6, Episode 20 ("The Chase"), we find out some genetic components were seeded throughout the Alpha Quadrant by an ancient race of beings, known in canon as "...
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Has the Defiant beaten any enemy ship comparable to a 'Galaxy Class' starship in single combat?

This is a spinoff question from Why aren't there any main Federation battleships in the Star Trek universe? The Defiant is presented as a Main Battleship but has also been described as 'just' a "...
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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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Was there any real-world inspiration for the DS9 episodes “Homefront” and “Paradise Lost”?

In Star Trek, I've come to notice that several in-universe events mimic events that were going on in the real world at the time of writing (the Klingon/Federation war in TOS mirrors the Cold War, the ...
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Which Captain ordered the most Crew to their deaths?

Currently rewatching all of Voyager, and remembering how callous Janeway was in ordering Tuvix's death. And how many times she threatens to, and actually activates the Self-Destruct Sequence. I ...
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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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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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