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In DS9, season 4, episode 19 “Shattered Mirror” why do the Klingons have such straight teeth?

Why do all the Klingons in this episode have such nicely straightened teeth? Is this something peculiar to the alternate galaxy? It looks very strange to me...
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How many Son'a were left after Star Trek: Insurrection?

In the film Star Trek: Insurrection, the main antagonists are the Son'a, a species that is an offshoot of the Ba'ku species. Apparently, there weren't too many Son'a that left the Ba'ku. During the ...
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Why is Odo afraid of losing his ship?

I was reading this post about whether a changeling could become a spacecraft while watching Vortex, an episode of DS9. In the episode, while Odo is transporting a prisoner and comes under fire, he ...
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Why did this Changeling become suicidal?

In DS9: Apocalypse Rising, the changeling who's tries to kill Odo for identifying him. Between hundreds of angry Klingon fighters hunting for changelings he should have known that he will be killed ...
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How does the baby changeling transfer itself into Odo?

After reading my question if there's an obvious answer in a later episode, then just let me know and I'll delete my question. DS9 "Begotten": QUARK: A Yridian I've been dealing with sold me ...
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Was Michael Eddington's development worked out from the time of his initial introduction?

Initially, he is But of course, I'm referring to his
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How to reconcile the cashless human/Federation society with human traders and merchants

From a variety of sources, including this great question, we know that the Federation (or at least the humans) don't use money. This raises the problem that humans frequently visit worlds where there ...
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In Star Trek Deep Space 9, How did Benjamin Sisko see his dead wife again?

I remember seeing an episode where he was sitting and talking to his dead wife. How could that have happened?
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What species or individuals can restore life?

The two I can think of at the moment are Q and Nomad. Q's power is pretty much unlimited, and Nomad restored Scotty's life. I guess maybe you could argue that Seven of Nine, or any Borg Drone, can ...
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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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Why didn't Sisko et al. check Lisa's numbers?

I was reading this question when I spotted something interesting. "The Sound of Her Voice" opens like this: LISA [OC]: My name's Lisa Cusak. Until a couple of days ago, I was the commanding ...
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Did the USS Olympia go forward in time?

DS9 "The Sound of her Voice": LISA [OC]: My name's Lisa Cusak. Until a couple of days ago, I was the commanding officer of the Olympia. SISKO: The Olympia. LISA [OC]: We left the ...
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Do we ever see the full Promenade directory on screen in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine?

According to memory-alpha the Deep Space Nine promenade directory of businesses contained a large number of in-jokes and references to other sci-fi shows: The directory appeared on the Promenade ...
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How did Trills get the idea of putting symbionts inside themselves?

The title says it all. How did the people of Trill decide that it was a good thing to put symbionts inside themselves? The symbionts seem to be quite wise, but unjoined symbionts lack any obvious ...
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How long does the average Cardassian live?

I'm guessing they live slightly longer than humans, given that Dukat is old enough to have had an affair with Kira's mother and still looks good in DS9. However, is it ever specifically mentioned what ...
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How do people exit an airlock from the Defiant to DS9?

Okay, so this has been something that has bothered me for a long time. Whenever anyone enters or leaves the Defiant, they do so through an airlock. Yet, when you look at how the Defiant docks, it ...
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Does same-species racism exist in Star Trek?

Like it or not, racism has been a major part of Earth's history. It still plagues the planet today. However, in the future that Star Trek presents, same-species racism has been practically eliminated, ...
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Why would Nog consider land to be “dirt”?

In DS9: Progress the Noh-Jay Consortium goes through some deals and at some point they get ownership of some land on Bajor. When Nog learns about this he is he is very dismissive and says that land ...
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Who was Odo's informant?

In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Improbable Cause," we see the Changeling head of security Odo meet with some unknown Cardassian informant. Since that episode, there have been plenty of ...
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Could the Quadros 1 probe have been launched in 2193?

The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Emissary" establishes the existence of the Quadros-1 probe, which surveyed the Gamma Quadrant. Apparently it encountered the Idran system, close to the Gamma ...
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Why did Peter Allan Fields leave “Deep Space Nine”?

I know that staff turnover on a long-running (and complicated) television show like "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" is common, but does anyone know any specific details behind the departure of producer ...
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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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What's the story behind SeaQuest DSV being inspired by or derivative of Star Trek?

I may have watched a few episodes when it first aired, but I otherwise don't know much. But it seems possible that SeaQuest DSV borrowed heavily from Star Trek. Ensemble cast On a ship SF adventures ...
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Where did the USS Leeds get its name?

Recently, I asked a question about the ships in the intro for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. I learned of the Nebula-class starship called the USS Leeds (shown docked at the station in the Season 4 ...
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Does Quark know that the “captain” is a member of the Q?

In "Q-Less," Q arrives on Deep Space Nine to try to persuade Vash to continue exploring the universe with him. Early in the episode, Q makes Quark disappear after the latter had the audacity to ring ...
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What was used to represent “Latinum” in “Who Mourns for Morn”?

In the Star Trek universe, the fictional material "Latinum" is valued in much the way we value gold. It's almost always referred to as "gold-pressed" (the naturally liquid substance encapsulated in ...
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How long was Dr. Bashir's nap?

In "Q-Less," Dr. Bashir meets the recently-arrived Vash in her quarters, and arranges to meet her for a meal. While posing as a Bajoran waiter, Q argues with the doctor, imploring him to stay away ...
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Is the Mirror Universe the same one across all Star Trek shows?

Is the Mirror Universe in Enterprise, Discovery, TOS and TNG (The Terran Empire) the same Mirror universe that is in Deep Space Nine? If it is the same Mirror Universe what happened to the Terran ...
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Do we ever learn why there was a delay in symptoms of the disease in Odo?

DS9 "When it pours..." BASHIR [on monitor]: I was running a scan on the sample you left when I noticed something unusual. ODO: Unusual in what way? BASHIR [on monitor]: The disease ...
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What are the Mirror Universe Borg like?

Is there any canon reference to the Mirror Universe Borg that would explain more about them? I've tried searching on my own and haven't found anything.
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Why did some Klingon faces change while others did not?

In the Star Trek: The Original Series, we see Klingons for the first time. They have faces similar to that of humans. In later appearances on other Star Trek shows, their faces have ridges. Now, I'm ...
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Do any countries in Star Trek no longer exist? [duplicate]

In the future that Star Trek depicts, many nations have changed, such as Africa becoming the United States of Africa. Have any countries fallen victim to this? Options include assimilation into other ...
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Why did these Deep Space Nine characters have to part forever?

I didn't quite catch the idea / explanation for in the final episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He managed to so why he wasn't able to Why did his separation from have to be forever?
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How can the Klingons & The Federation exist in a close Alliance?

This has always bothered me; I want to stress first that the Klingons as a fleshed out race are a brilliant addition to the Star Trek Universe, I love their honour bound warrior code and the various ...
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Any Jeffrey Nordling appearance in Star Trek The Next Generation?

I have just started watching (along with my wife) DS9 after about two weeks break since ending watching entire TNG. When we started watching "Past Prologue", my wife recalls that she saw the same ...
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Why does the computer have a human female voice?

In Star Trek all Federation computers have a human female voice, provided by Gene Roddenbery's wife Majel Barrett. This, of course, is the out of universe reason; however is there ever an in universe ...
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How do civilians react to the Federation's wars?

Considering the number of wars the Federation fought in Star Trek, more so in The Next Generation/Deep Space Nine era than in The Original Series era it seems, how does the Federation's civilian ...
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Why did Quark have different skin coloration around his eyes?

In Deep Space Nine, Quark seems to be the only Ferengi who has dark skin around his eyes. No members of his family have this feature - and further, as far as I can remember, he is the only Ferengi in ...
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Wouldn't a Star Trek mirror universe become unrecognisable within a few generations?

In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Crossover" two members of the DS9 crew cross over to an alternate universe. It is the same universe that Kirk went to many years earlier in the TOS episode "...
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Why don't they remove negative hosts from the Trill symbiont like Joran?

DS9 "Facets": DAX: The zhian'tara is a ritual where joined Trills get a chance to actually meet their previous hosts. KIRA: Meet them? How? DAX: That's where you come in. If you don't ...
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How did the Klingon war that Sisko refers to spread Starfleet thin?

DS9 "In Purgatory's Shadow (Part 1)": SISKO: A Dominion invasion of the Alpha Quadrant will affect Cardassia every bit as much as it's going to affect us. Besides, we need all the help we can ...
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Trill “reassociation” policy, why is it uncontested in practice?

Episodes aired before Star Trek: Deep Space 9 S04E06 established that there is a "sellers market" for symbionts - hosts are in competition joining a host outside of the symbiosis commission rules is ...
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Which real historical figures have been recreated on the Holodeck?

I was watching VOY: Scorpion last night. At the beginning of Part I, Captain Janeway spends some time on the Holodeck conversing with Leonardo da Vinci about his inventions and suggesting refinements. ...
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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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Why didn't the Federation ever replace the Cardassian systems with their own on Deep Space Nine?

Just curious if anyone knows why the Federation left the Cardassian systems intact on DS9... For Starfleet staff on the station, learning an entirely new system would be incredibly difficult; not to ...
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Do Changelings daydream?

In episodes of Voyager, it's shown that both the EMH and Seven of Nine can, and do, daydream. I was wondering if anything in canon suggests that Changelings (or Vulcans for that matter) daydream. It ...
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Why was Rom able to rise up to become leader of the Ferengis given that he was portrayed as a loser?

I did not finish watching all the DS9 episodes. In the DS9 episodes that I watched, Rom was portrayed as a loser. Not just in humans' eyes, but particularly in Ferengis' eyes. He was a poor ...
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Why was Quark treated disrespectfully in Deep Space 9 given that he used to be Grand Nagus?

Grand Nagus is the top political leader of the Ferengis. Quark was briefly the Grand Nagus. As such, he should be accorded high respect and good treatment when he operated the bar in DS9. Imagine if ...
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What happened to Grand Nagus Zek's son, Krax?

Early on in DS9, Zek is introduced in a story where he uses Quark to test his son Krax's worthiness to become Grand Nagus. Krax plots to kill Quark in order to seize the throne. In one of the final ...
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What would be the crew complement of an Excelsior Class star-ship closer to the time of the Dominion War?

What would be the crew complement of an Excelsior Class star-ship closer to the time of the Dominion War? I know originally it had like 750, but older space-frames tend to have fewer crew as time goes ...