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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 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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How did Luther Sloan get to Deep Space Nine so fast?

In DS9: Extreme Measures, Section 31 operative Luther Sloan seems to be able to travel great distances in short periods of time. It appears he can travel at faster than warp speeds. Some ...
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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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How long does it take to travel from one end of the Bajoran Wormhole to the other?

My question is in the title. How long would it take to travel from one end of the Bajoran Wormhole to the other, assuming that there is no way to exit the wormhole by, for example, Quasar M92? I've ...
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Does the Bajoran Wormhole have “Off-ramps”?

I'm a novice Trekkie, so the answer I'm looking for may be obvious to lots of people, but I have no idea. When traveling the wormhole, does one enter at Bajor, then exit at the Idran System, or are ...
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Kor, Voq and the Blood Oath

Eighty-one years ago, three Klingons and Curzon Dax swore a blood oath to hunt down and kill the Albino, no matter what (for killing the warriors' first born sons). So is Voq, an albino, the one ...
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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 ...
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Why are the officers on DS9 also assigned to the Defiant?

In Deep Space 9, once the war began, the same officers were assigned to the Defiant as were running Deep Space 9. Keeping this in-universe, wouldn't the skill set of officers who run a space station ...
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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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What language does Worf speak on a daily basis?

Worf obviously knows Klingon as he has been seen translating Klingon phrases for his Federation colleagues. Gowron: We shall see. (in Klingon) CHEGH-chew jaj-VAM jaj-KAK! Worf: He said, "...
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What's all of the space on the outer docking ring used for?

Deep Space Nine has a very spacious outer docking ring: which looks like it has an effective usable volume of many times more than the cargo holds of a full complement of docked ships. Assuming that'...
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Star Trek: Transporting unknowns aliens directly beaming onto the Bridge/Ops

I been re-watching DS9, and they keep emergency beaming people directly into Ops. When I think about it, other Star trek series have also beamed people directly onto the bridge. In the case of DS9 ...
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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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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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What are all the types of colored alerts in Star Trek and what do they do?

What technically happens on a ship when a colored alert is called? For example, I recall hearing/seeing long ago (TNG Tech Manual?) that shields are automatically raised under both red and yellow ...
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Why isn't Dr Bashir shown as being stronger in private?

In Deep Space Nine, we learn that Dr Bashir is Due to the legal complexities of this, and he wants to hide his special talents, but in private why isn't he stronger and faster? There are many scenes ...
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Why did linking cure the virus in “What You Leave Behind” instead of transmitting it?

In the final episode of Deep Space Nine, Odo links with the Female Changeling to cure her of the morphogenic virus that is killing the Great Link (Odo himself having been previously cured in the ...
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How did The Founders make Odo sick?

In Deep Space Nine episode S04E26 "Broken Link", Odo found himself suddenly afflicted with an illness that caused his shape-shifting abilities to destablize. He eventually went to the Founders for ...
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In Star Trek DS9, how do changelings reproduce?

We know that DS9 Changelings. Odo's species, reproduce because Odo himself was found as a "baby" and he was told by the founder that they had sent him and other babies out into space, but I don't ...
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Are probes loaded and launched manually or automatically in Starfleet vessels?

Many times we see the Captain of a Starfleet vessel ask for a probe to be launched in order to scan/examine some debris/star/anomaly/planet etc. Then a member of the crew, usually at the science or ...
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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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Was there any explanation given to why the Dominion doesn't replicate ketracel white?

Production facilities for ketracel white are a target for the Federation, because the Dominion needs it to keep the Jem'Hadar under control. Was there a canon reason given as to why the Dominion ...
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Which Star Trek series main ship had the best survival rate?

Well, I'm finally ready to start my PHD project for Temporal Starfleet Academy, and my mentor has suggested "observing" as a crew member on the Enterprise! Or the Enterprise (D)...or the Enterprise (...
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What is O'Brien's 'double strong' coffee?

In the DS9 episode "Whispers" - O'Brien orders coffee "double strong, double sweet". The double sweet is relatively obvious. In-universe, what does 'double strong' mean? Is this coffee brewed/...
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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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Is there any in-universe explanation of the likenesses caused by actor-recycling in Star Trek?

In the more recent Star Treks (Enterprise, DS9 and Voyager), the same actors have been used to portray several characters. An example is Jeffrey Alan Combs, who played Weyoun and Brunt in DS9, Shran ...
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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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Has there been any instance in Star Trek of beaming in a tricorder/probe into an unknown environment as a safety check?

I'm wondering if there has ever been an instance of someone beaming in some sort of probe/tricorder/robot/etc into an environment (e.g. derelict ship, unknown planet, etc) to determine if it is safe ...
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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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Was Chief O' Brien demoted from Lieutenant to Chief? [duplicate]

Originally he was seen as a Lieutenant (2 full pips) but later he doesn't have any is referred to as an NCO with the rank of Chief Petty Officer (TNG s4 and DS9) So it wasn't because of his transfer ...
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What TV show has had the most actors appear on any of the Star Trek movies and/or TV series?

Watching an episode of Frasier followed by watching the TNG episode Cause and Effect with Kelsey Grammer as Captain Morgan Bateson got me to thinking. What TV show has had the most actors appear on ...
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DS9: In the Pale Moonlight, bio-mimetic gel

I recently watched again the episode of Deep Space Nine mentioned in the title. One gets the impression that in the end everything Sisko has done to get the Romulans into the war remains a secret. At ...
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What really happens when a Klingon dies?

In TNG Ep. 1x20: Heart of Glory, Worf participates in a Klingon death ritual primarily involving a lot of screaming. They're announcing the arrival of a warrior in Sto'vo'kor. The body is then ...
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Why would the changeling take Garak to Sisko?

Before the opening credits of In Purgatory's Shadow: [In Runabout] (Bashir is waiting for him with a phaser.) BASHIR: Going somewhere? GARAK: I really must remember to stop ...
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Why did Worf switch to red in DS9?

I'm under the impression that Worf's uniform change from gold to red was due to accepting the Strategic Operations Officer position aboard DS9 but I thought red was for those on the command track, not ...
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How far was the wormhole from Dominion territory?

How far away from the Gamma Quadrant entrance to the wormhole is the edge of Dominion-controlled territory? Or is the wormhole inside Dominion territory?
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How did Starfleet crew its ships during the Dominion War?

How did Starfleet crew its ships during the Dominion War? Romulan Senator Vrenak said the were encountering a manpower shortage and that was comparatively early in the war. It makes sense. Training ...
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Did the second Defiant (the renamed Sao Paulo) have a cloak?

The original Defiant-class Defiant was equipped with a cloaking device, initially operated by a Romulan advisor, and then just by members of the regular Starfleet crew. After its destruction, a ...
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Cloaking device on the Defiant [closed]

Is there any explanation as to: How the Defiant used a cloaking device, after the Romulan "minder" died? How the Sao Paolo had another cloaking device? I looked through this site, and found no ...
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Did Sisko and Opaka's paths ever cross again?

In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine season 1, episode 12 ("Battle Lines"), Kai Opaka tells Sisko: OPAKA: My work is here now, Commander. But your pagh and mine will cross again. Sisko did have a vision ...
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What becomes of a Ferengi's wealth/possessions after death?

Since the Ferengi culture disdains acts of charity and generosity, and entrance to their version of heaven is dependent on acquiring and possessing wealth, what becomes of an individual’s possessions ...
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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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How does Julian Bashir measure up to Khan Singh?

In season 5, episode 16 of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Doctor Bashir, I Presume?” it is revealed that Bashir has a deep dark secret, a secret that could land his entire family in prison. His family's ...
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Can Vortas get drunk?

Vortas make good diplomats because they are immune to many types of poison. Since alcohol is a poison, I wonder if a Vorta could drink even Scotty or Mr. Homn under the table.
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Why didn't Starfleet deploy emergency holographic troopers in case of a Borg landing party?

Starfleet has obviously deployed Emergency Medical Holograms (EMHs) for medical emergencies which shows they have the capability to create life-like holograms throughout the ship. With the ongoing ...
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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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Where do the Breen come from? Does Their alliance border the Cardassian Union?

I was looking at a cool map of the Alpha quadrant someone else posted and I couldn't find the Breen.
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Why does Brunt have it in for Quark?

In his first two appearances, Brunt is the antagonistic representative of the Ferengi Commerce Authority (FCA). The first few times we see him: He investigates Quark's mother for doing business & ...