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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 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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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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Will I be able to follow the story if I skip The Next Generation & watch Deep Space 9 directly?

Star Trek: Enterprise is the last TV series, but I've watched it first because it shows initial story (2100s). I've just finished watching season 4 of Star Trek: Enterprise. For 2200s, I've watched ...
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Is there any indication that latinum is useful in production?

We know latinum cannot be replicated which gives it it's value in the Star Trek universe. But usually with metal based currency there is a productive use (Not historically, but presently and in the ...
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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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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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What do the Breen look like?

I was wondering if anyone had ever read any books or found any other sources that said what the Breen really look like under their suits.
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What Kind of Universe is the Star Trek Mirror Universe?

This question started me thinking about the nature of the mirror universe. Just what kind of universe is the mirror universe in Star Trek? I can think of three possibilities (and realize there may ...
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Was the whole changeling/Dominion plot planned from the beginning?

I am just rewatching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. I was wondering whether the producers planned the Dominion plot, and especially that the Founders are changelings, from the beginning. In the first ...
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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 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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Do Klingon Cranial Ridges Offer Sufficient Individualization like Fingerprints in Humans?

I was listening to the commentary on an episode of Star Trek Deep Space 9, and one of the writers mentioned that Bajorans' facial ridges are more-or-less the same on all Bajora, "unlike the Klingons." ...
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What class are these Federation ships?

In DS9: Season 6, Episode 5: Favor the Bold. What are these small ships which are moving in the foreground when the fleet departs for DS9? And I believe again here:
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Was Subcommander T'Rul initially meant to be a permanent character on Star Trek: DS9?

I remember when the Defiant initially got its cloak, the cloak came with a supervisor, Subcommander T'Rul. She featured prominently in the episode, and I expected to see her in later episodes — as she ...
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What are the size limitations of Odo's ability to shape shift?

Odo seems to be able to become quite small (as small as a mouse) and much larger than humanoid form. Is there a limitation to how large (or small) he can become? Can he become as large as a spaceship?...
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Why is it called a tricorder?

The device is square, the readout is square, maybe it should be called square-corder. Did the original tricorder only have 3 functions? I checked the Memory Alpha entry but it doesn't state the ...
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Why is Starfleet allowed to arrest civilians on Earth?

In "Homefront", after Joseph Sisko refuses to submit to a bloodtest, Jake tells his dad he needs to come to the restaurant because "Grandpa's been arrested". When Captain Sisko arrives, he finds Jake ...
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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?
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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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Prior to the start of Deep Space 9, why was Garak exiled and left on DS9?

At the start of the show, Garak's been exiled from Cardassian space, and was left on Deep Space 9. I don't think the reason for this exile was ever explained. It seemed to be a genuine exile, and ...
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What happened to Goran'Agar

As far as I know Goran'Agar (from the episode 'Hippocratic Oath') is the only Jem Hadar without the addiction of ketracel white. In the end of the episode he disappears into the forest. Are there ...
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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 exactly were the Prophets?

So, within the DS9 universe, there were the Prophets that lived within the wormhole. What sort of beings were they? What were their powers?
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After Star Trek: The Next Generation, can I skip to Voyager without watching Deep Space Nine and not get spoiled?

I'm almost done watching the sixth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, so I'm starting to look at what to watch next. After reading a little bit about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: ...
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Why exactly were the Pah-wraiths kicked out of the wormhole?

The series Deep Space Nine ultimately revolves around the Bajoran wormhole and the battle between the Pah-wraiths and the Prophets. The Wraith-Prophet war centers around the Pah-wraiths' attempt to ...
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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 ...