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How can Sisko exist in the Mirror Universe?

Benjamin Sisko's mother was possessed to ensure he would be born and become the emissary but in the Mirror Universe the wormhole had not been discovered, the prophets had not been met and Sisko was ...
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Why are there different levels of security and analysis in Star Trek?

I wonder why there are different levels of security and analysis in Star Trek: if the goal is to be as efficient and safe as possible, why not activate the analysis and / or security systems directly ...
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What Star Trek effects shot was reused the most?

It's well-known that (especially in the TNG era), shots of ships and planets were frequently reused since they were expensive to create. Many matte paintings were reused with minor (or no) retooling,...
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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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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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What ships appear in the DS9 intro?

For the fourth season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the theme song and intro were updated. In it, various ships are seen flying around or docking in the station. My question is simple What ship ...
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In the opening credits to Deep Space Nine what are those flashing things on the outside of the station?

At the 1:18-1:20 mark of the following opening credits video for DS9 there are some flashing objects that I've never seen in an episode. I don't really recall them ...
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Was the Klingon Empire at war with the Federation during the events shown in DS9: The Way of the Warrior?

I have just watched "The Way of the Warrior" (first episode of 4th season of Deep Space Nine) and I found one of Sisko's reactions weird. He says to Dukat: Just a few minutes (hours) after telling ...
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Are Federation citizens and/or Starfleet officers allowed to replace healthy organs with bionics if they choose to?

Throughout Star Trek's run we see common use of medical bionics to replace unhealthy organs: Picard has a artificial heart where his was stabbed by a Nausicaan, Geordie has artificial eyes to ...
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Why can't changelings regulate temperature?

In DS9, the changelings can change their forms to all sorts of fantastic things including changing states of matter, such as to a plasma, which would take a marked increase in energy. Why then, can ...
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Do the other changelings need to regenerate?

In the earlier seasons of DS9 it was established that Odo needs to spend at least some time in his liquid form every 16 hours (which he referred to as 'regenerating'). Does this apply to the rest of ...
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Is Worf's Hair naturally curly or straight?

looking at different pictures of Worf we see that sometimes his hair appears to be naturally curly/wavy, and at other times its straight. Do we know if it is indeed naturally curly, or is it ...
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Isn't it inappropriate for Dax to touch Quark's ears?

My DS9 memory is very hazy but I'm sure I can remember a number of instances where Dax or perhaps Kira persuade Quark by rubbing his ears. If memory serves then Oo-mox is a Ferengi sex thing. If that'...
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Are the Cardassians (and Breen) required to withdraw from their homeworlds?

Having just run across this answer: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/121239/22680 where the wording of the Treaty of Bajor is quoted: All military forces of the Dominion, including Founder, Jem’...
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Can Founders/Changelings thrive (survive) in extremely cold temperatures?

I'm not sure how hardy the Founders are. I was wondering what would happen if the Female Changeling, Odo, or another Changeling/Founder visited the Breen Homeworld. The Changeling in question must not ...
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Could Geordi detect Changeling infiltrators?

With his handy VISOR, would Geordi be able to detect Changelings masquerading as humans, Klingons, or even fog? Or could the Changelings still fool him?
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What happens to the ore-processing facilities of Deep Space Nine?

Deep Space Nine the physical space station is built by the Cardassians as an ore-processing facility (named Terok Nor) and used as such until it is taken over by the Bajorans and Federation at the ...
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Why is Worf in Nemesis? [duplicate]

Worf is one of my favorite Star Trek characters. A defining moment in his character arc is at the end of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine when the Federation appoints him ambassador to the Klingon Empire. ...
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Is Morn ever shown eating or drinking outside of Quark's?

Besides for special events (Bajoran holidays, etc.), is Morn ever shown eating or drinking outside of Quark's? Say, in the Klingon restaurant, the Replimat, or other places? There's an episode where ...
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Are all memories shared between Dax symbiont?

On Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: "Facets," Jadzia Dax finally makes plans to undergo her Zhian'tara, in which she has the chance to actually meet her previous hosts by temporarily transferring each one'...
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What was this character’s fate in Deep Space Nine?

The episode of Deep Space Nine where was recently on, and I missed it again. Can someone tell me what happened to her? She sure was a special character in the show and I, for one, loved her style. ...
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In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, how is Odo able shapshift his comm badge? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, one of the characters, Odo is able to shape-shift into other forms, including his humanoid form. When he is in his humanoid form, he is able to form clothing. That makes ...
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Why did the Dominion not start the war over again after the treaty? [closed]

After the war with the Dominion in the Alpha and Beta Quadrant was over, a peace treaty was signed. The female shapeshifter signs the documents with contempt. Surely in their view that treaty is just ...
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When does First Contact take place in relation to DS9? [duplicate]

Star Trek: First Contact was released while the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was still running. When does the film take place in conjunction with the series. I know that it should take ...
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Have Star Trek actors commented on why they didn't work more after Star Trek?

Among the few dozen main characters in the Star Trek series, very few take any successful main roles in subsequent series. Exceptions: Patrick Stewart in the X-Men movies William Shatner in Boston ...
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Why does Ezri break the rejoining rules?

In DS9 "Rejoined" we learn that Trills must not pursue romantic relationships with people their former hosts had romantic relationships with. The reason for this rule is that the symbiont transfer is ...
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Did Odo create his communicator or hide it?

Odo has a working communicator: Is that a part of himself (like his clothes)? Or is it real but he conceals it? I imagine it is the latter (would be hard for him to create) but I don't know if it is ...
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What is the role of command track officers in Starfleet? [duplicate]

Everyone is familiar with the gold shirts of TOS and the red shirts of DS9/TNG, the ‘command track’ officers, but I’m somewhat confused about how their responsibilities contrast with ‘operations’, ‘...
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Why did Starfleet expose themselves so easily to new species during Deep Space Nine?

On Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in Shadowplay (season 2, episode 16,) Dax and Odo transport themselves to a planet’s surface. There they find a species which they have never met before. In Battle ...
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In the Deep Space Nine Episode “Defiant”, what was the dispute between Riker & O'Brien?

In DS9 S3E9 "Defiant", Tom Riker (Will Riker's transporter-accident-created twin from TNG S6E24 "Second Chances") comes to DS9 disguised as Will. When he (still in disguise) bumps into Miles O'Brien, ...
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Was Roddenberry involved in the creation of Deep Space Nine or Voyager before he died?

I know that Roddenberry took a less and less active role in TNG as his health deteriorated. He died before the release of Deep Space Nine or Voyager. Did he having anything to do with the creation ...
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Can ship/station scanners in Star Trek determine a person's age?

During one of the episodes in season one of Deep Space Nine, Sisko asks O'Brien to find his son. Since Jake doesn't have a combadge, Chief must've found him by recognizing he's the only young human on ...
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Why did DS9 need a Science Officer (pre-wormhole!)?

There is some suggestion that there's a position of Science Officer aboard starships. On NCC-1701, this was Spock. On NX-01, this was T'Pol. But there really isn't such high-ranking position on ...
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DS9 Sisko and the title Emissary?

I'm not entirely sure what prompted this, but I'm trying once again to slog through ST:DS9 (I've never finished it, possibly because it seems so... un-trek to me). From the pilot episode Kai Opaka ...
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Why do we see so few Andorians or Tellarites serving in Starfleet or aboard starships?

Obviously, out of universe having these alien species would be a huge headache for make-up and financial drain in terms of production costs, but is there an in-universe explanation? Tellarites and ...
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How could anyone make use of a holographic music chip? [duplicate]

In the opening of The Siege of AR-558 episode: Dr. Bashir (...) retrieves a recording Vic has made for him to give to the Starfleet soldiers on AR-558. How could that be possible? How could Bashir ...
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Why did Nog ask Vic, “Do you dream?”

In DS9: It's Only a Paper Moon Nog asks the hologram character Vic Fontaine, "Do you dream?" Is this a reference to HAL from 2001: a Space Odyssey?
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What is the difference between photon torpedoes and quantum torpedoes?

It seems that quantum torpedeos are the next generation of photon torpedoes but I was wondering what made them better and what makes them 'quantum'.
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Does a Changeling have its own distinct body?

In DS9 the Changelings are shown in two different ways. Initially Odo is shown to have grown from a child to an adult indicating that each Changeling has its own distinct physical body. In later ...
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Do changelings have their own gods?

Jem'Hadar and Vorta see the Changelings as gods. I'm not sure if Changelings are deluded enough to actually believe this, or if they just appreciate the attention. However, is there anything in the ...
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How big can a Changeling get [duplicate]

In DS9 all Changelings are shown to be human size, however given their body is more like a clay substance than an actual body, have changelings ever been shown to take very large or very small forms?
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How “old” is Odo?

I am watching the season 2 episode “The Alternate” in which Dr Mora, the scientist who discovered Odo, relays stories about his early years and expresses doubt that Odo was ready to leave. Is it ever ...
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Is Benny Russell a creation of the Pah-Wraiths?

Roughly around the time the Pah-Wraiths were introduced in DS9 (Season 6), Benjamin Sisko started having visions that implied his life was really the creation of Benny Russell, an author in 1950s New ...
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Why does the Changeling Dr Bashir allow the baby Changeling to die?

It has been established that Dr Bashir in the episode "The Begotten" of Deep Space Nine, the episode with the dying baby Changeling, was actually a Changeling impostor. Question: If so, why did the ...
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Why is this race in control of the Dominion?

Other than their abilities — which can be considered an advantage in some areas (just as superior strength for Klingons or better reasoning skills for Vulcans) but which I fail to accept as the only ...
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What was Captain Sisko's path of sorrow?

Why was Captain Sisko warned that would eventuate in a path of sorrow? I found the culmination of this plot line very unsatisfying and a bit of a cop-out. Was it that, as he was destined to become ...
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What “enhanced” abilities does Dr. Julian Bashir show after S5:E16?

In episode S05:E16 of DS9, "Doctor Bashir, I Presume", it is revealed that Dr. Julian Bashir was At the end of the episode he throws a near-perfect dart game and Chief O'Brien jokes about having to ...
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Why was Kai Opaka written out of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine so early?

Kai Opaka (played by Camile Saviola) appeared in the first episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in what looked like a fairly important role, but was then written out in her next appearance (‘Battle ...
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What is this device on top of a Federation Runabout? [duplicate]

The Bajoran/Federation outpost Deep Space Nine has several Federation runabout vessels assigned to it. One of them, either the Ganges or the Rio Grande, can occasionally be seen with a device attached ...
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Unknown equipment on the back of some runabouts

The runabouts in Deep Space Nine sometimes have additional equipment on their backs; this is a screenshot from S02E15 (Paradise), showing the Orinoco in the background with the unknown equipment & ...