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Are Changelings “good”, “bad” or amoral? [closed]

I realize that Changelings were at one time hunted and have in general had bad experiences with "solids" and they have killed millions of humanoids. Is this because of a prejudice against ...
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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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What culture (or cultures) did the Albino recruit his troops from?

On the Memory Alpha page for the DS9 episode "Blood Oath", the Albino's second-in-command is identified as a Markalian. However, the rank and file are shown with one-way visors that cover ...
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Why was Benjamin Sisko given command of DS9 given that he has a foul temper with poor emotional control?

Benjamin Sisko is prone to emotional outbursts. He has a foul temper and has poor emotional control compared to Picard. Why was he put in command of DS9 given these weaknesses? Bosses with foul ...
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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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What happens to Thomas Riker?

A duplicate of Will Riker that was created in a transporter incident is discovered in the TNG Episode "Second Chances." The next time we see Riker's duplicate is in the DS9 episode "Defiant." We also ...
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Defiant firing phasers from deflector dish?

In this video, the Defiant is shown using a phaser seemingly emitting from its deflector dish. However, we know from "Starship Down" that it could only be used as a last-ditch attempt and ...
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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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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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When does TNG take place in relation to DS9?

I've noticed character crossovers in each series but considering the timeline is mostly linear, when does TNG take place in relation to DS9? As an example I've noticed a correlation in the Maquis ...
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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 didn't the Federation get Picard involved when Gowron pulled out of the Khitomer Accords since he is “Arbiter of Succession?”

DS9: "The Way of The Warrior": SISKO: They've decided to condemn the Klingon invasion. In response, Gowron has expelled all Federation citizens from the Klingon Empire and recalled his ...
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Why was the Defiant so small?

The USS Defiant (NX-74205) and other ships of its class were developed as experimental warships by the Federation to fight the Borg. These ships had massive and powerful armaments including phaser ...
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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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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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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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What happened to the holo-communicator?

In the Deep Space Nine episode For the Uniform the holo-communicator is introduced. This tele-presence device allows for people in a long range conversation to appear as though they are in the same ...
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What are all the jokes on the DS9 Promenade Directory?

This image shows all of the shops along the promenade on DS9. LCARS DS9 COMPUTER DISPLAY What are all the in-jokes and references?
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Was the Theory of Relativity's Time Dilation addressed in Star Trek Universe?

According to my limited understanding of the Theory of Relativity and Time Dilation, objects that are further away age at a different "speed" than here on earth. A simple example are the astronauts ...
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Do Federation prisons still use bars on the cells?

Watching DS9, S2E21, The Maquis, Pt II. Sisko is trying to talk Cal out of further activities with the Maquis. He tells Cal that the Federation won't stop until Cal was "behind bars". Since we know ...

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