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Who has been denied membership in United Federation of Planets?

During the TNG series, several planets are shown in various stages of the application process for membership with the UFP but we don't see the final outcome of those applications, but it doesn't look ...
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Were there any hints about this character’s true identity in Deep Space Nine?

The episode In Purgatory's Shadow reveals that: and their appearance in this episode wearing their old uniform suggests that the switch had occurred several episodes ago. Do any of these episodes ...
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Were blood screenings ever an effective way to test for changelings?

In DS9, the concept of bleeding to test for changelings is introduced by Gowron, who seems convinced that taking blood is an effective countermeasure to changeling incursion. However, during the ...
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What produces the sound of transportation?

Whenever people transport in Star Trek, we hear a distinctive sound which seems to be unique for each Trek series. In-universe, where does this sound come from, what produces it and why is ...
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What is the smallest cloaking device in the Star Trek universe?

Like all technology improvements, the power and size requirements for cloaking technology seem to be getting smaller and more efficient. In 2370, Quark illegally acquired a small cloaking device and ...
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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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If the Klingons joined the United Federation of Planets would they have to give up their cloaking technology?

The 'Tomed Incident' between the United Federation of Planets and the Romulan Star Empire in 2311 that cost thousands of lives and led to the signing of the 'Treaty of Algeron' which banned Federation ...
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What could the Department of Temporal Investigations do in the event of a time paradox?

In the famous DS9 episode Trials and Tribble-ations we see the Department of Temporal Investigations asks some questions of Sisko and his recent unexpected time travel. What would they do in the ...
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What type of computer systems do Starships use? [closed]

Star Trek starships are massive, incredibly advanced pieces of technology, with a lot of that technology being handwaved most of the time, but references to it cropping up in dialogue frequently ...
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Are the Founders telepathic with solids? [closed]

In the DS9 episode "Things Past" Odo creates a telepathic link with his fellow officers, a link that Dr. Bashir compares to the Great Link formed by the Founders because Odo's humanoid brain still ...
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Does DS9's “Prodigal Daughter” imply that Trill is not a Federation world?

In DS9's "Prodigal Daughter", Morica Bilby is asking money of the Tigan family. As the Federation gave up on the concept of currency, does this imply that Trill is not a Federation world, hence its ...
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What does Rom mean by “If that's what's written, that's what's written”?

In the Season 6 episode Favor the Bold, Rom and Quark have the following conversation while Rom is in a holding cell: Rom: You've got to finish what I started. The fate of the entire Alpha ...
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Do ST:DS9 Changeling/Founders Regenerate Their Matter?

On a number of occasions, e.g. S07E21 with Odo, Changelings give a sample of themselves for studies. As they don't seem to eat or consume, are they permanently losing mass when they do so? They seem ...
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In Star Trek, how can a Federation World go through a famine?

I just started watching ST:DS9. In one of the earlier episodes an alien race displaced from their home world in the Gamma Quadrant asks to be able to settle on Bajor. The Provisional government ...
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Why can the wormhole aliens communicate with and learn from humans at all?

We know that the aliens living inside the wormhole adjacent to DS9 and Bajor (also known as "Prophets" by the Bajoran clergy) have no concept of linear time as we know it. That is, their conciousness ...
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Do the Klingons or Romulans have starbases as the Federation/Cardassians do?

Is there any mention anywhere of Klingon or Romulan Starbases which resemble those of the Federation? We know that they have outposts and colonies. I could only think of the Cardassians having ...
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Does initiation of a link force another changling to assume liquid form?

Whenever you see changlings initiate a link, one of them takes the other in the hands, and then assumes liquid state. The receiving changling then starts to assume liquid form as well. It isn't clear ...
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How does Jadzia Dax not remember Joran in Equilibrium?

If Jadzia possesses all the memories of her previous hosts, she must certainly remember the memories that Curzon would have experienced during his zhian'tara ritual, which means she should have known ...
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Why do people step to positions to be transported, even if there isn't a transporter pad?

After watching (I'm sure quite too) many Star Trek episodes, I've noticed a number of occasions where the characters seem to step away or onto a more specific location to get transported, even if they ...
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Do we ever see the aliens from “If Wishes Were Horses” again? (DS9)

Title kind of covers it. Do they ever make a second appearance? Do we ever learn who they are?
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Did any of TOS 5 year mission first contacts aliens show up in later Star Trek episodes as Borg?

Are there any examples of Star Trek TOS aliens being assimulated by the Borg in any of the following versions of the Star Trek TV/Movie franchise?
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Were there any hints to Bashir's unusual nature before its revelation?

I can't be coy any further: I saw an interview with the actor (Alexander Siddig) who indicated that he'd NOT been told about the idea before the episode where it is revealed. But I imagine that the ...
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Does Starfleet accept cadets based on quotas?

In Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wesley Crusher is shown to be a genius. In addition to this, he had a great deal of Starfleet experience, as he was a sort of intern on the flagship of the ...
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Why transporters are not used during evacuation?

I was watching "The Reckoning" episode and I started to wonder why the transporters were not used during emergency. It looked like routine 1 Scan for life scans 2 Lock on them 3 Beam them out to ...
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What is the penalty for violating the “Prime Directive” without Federation sanctioned justification?

I previously asked about the circumstances that allowed forgoing the "Prime Directive". The answer stated "All these people have violated the Prime Directive more than once: Kirk, Picard, Riker, Worf, ...
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What are the exchange rates/units of circulation of latinum?

Watching a lot of DS9 lately and am curious about latinum (gold pressed) raitos. I’ve heard bar, strip and slip. Are there more? How do they translate (ie: how many slips = 1 strip).?
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Was there the best poker player on board of DS9?

Inspired by the last question about TNG ( Who's the best poker player? ), is there enough information on who the best poker player is on DS9?
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What are the emergency protocols to contain a warp core breach?

Are there established protocols in Star Trek to contain a warp core breach?