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Can the strength of photon torpedoes be adjusted?

The strength of a phaser blast can be adjusted, at least on the Enterprise-D (and probably the other ships with which we're familiar). In "Galaxy's Child," for example, the space entity is shot with a ...
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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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Why was Empok Nor abandoned?

We know that Terok Nor (DS9) was abandoned as part of the Cardassian withdrawal from Bajoran space, but its sister station Empok Nor was located in the Trivas system. In the episode in which Empok ...
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Are there accommodations in the turbolifts for mute persons?

Suppose that a mute person enters a turbolift by him or herself, such as Riva ("Loud as a Whisper"). Since he cannot speak, would he be able to get to his destination? Could the destination of the ...
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Do Changelings within the Great Link have names?

Odo, Laas, and perhaps the other Changelings that were sent out to explore the galaxy have names, but do the Changelings within the Great Link also have names? I realize that the Female Changeling ...
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Can Changelings talk when they aren't in humanoid form?

Odo has certainly shown the ability to sense activity around him when he is morphed into other shapes. He shows the ability to hear a conversation between Worf, Quark, and a smuggler while taking the ...
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Can Ferengis grow hair?

Ferengis always appear hairless. Can they grow hair (but merely choose not to), or are they physically incapable of doing so?
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What does the Bajoran Wormhole orbit in the Bajoran system?

In the pilot episode of DS9, the station moves from it's orbit around Bajor XI to the wormhole. I was reading a related question and contemplating just how difficult it would have been for DS9 to move....
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Was Klingon language dialog “accurate”?

In many episodes of both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, characters speak the Klingon language (which is mysteriously untranslated by the ever-puzzling Universal ...
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To what degree does the Federation respect Klingon Tradition [closed]

On MANY episodes of TNG, DS9 and VOY, we are shown that The Federation has great respect for other cultures and their traditions. I could list off dozens of examples but I'll go with one that seems ...
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Are the Prophets omniscient?

They exist outside of linear time and have access to past, present, and future knowledge. What is the extent of this knowledge? Do they literally know everything (this seems doubtful), or merely ...
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Star Trek end credits blue glow

During the end credits of each Next Gen Star Trek (i.e. ST:TNG, ST:DS9 and ST:V) we move through a star field as names appear, but to the extreme left of the screen there is a strange blue glow and I'...
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How did the Female Changeling know that no Changeling had ever harmed another?

At the end of "The Search," Odo asks the Female Changeling to allow himself, Kira, Sisko, and the rest to leave the Great Link planet. The Female Changeling permits this, stating that no changeling ...
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How do the Federation humans pay for drinks at Quark's bar given that humans have no money? [duplicate]

In the DS9 episode "In the Cards", when Jake wants to acquire a baseball card: JAKE: I'm Human, I don't have any money. NOG: It's not my fault that your species decided to abandon currency-...
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Can Betazoids read the thoughts and emotions of Cardassians?

It's shown in "The Maquis," that Vulcans cannot do a mind meld with Cardassians due to the latter's mental discipline. Would a Betazoid like Lwaxana Troi have similar difficulties? (Perhaps not, ...
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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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In what ways does Worf appeal to Jadzia Dax given that she had lots of suitors to choose from?

Jadzia Dax is probably the most beautiful Starfleet crew member among all the Star Trek series. While this may be subjective, it is a fact that she had lots of suitors. Jadzia Dax was initially ...
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Why was the Federation able to operate Deep Space Nine with very few major hiccups?

If you ask U.S military personnel to take over a Russian aircraft carrier and the aircrafts, it is quite likely that the Americans will encounter major hiccups along the way. The technology is ...
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Who was the richest Ferengi in Star Trek?

Given that Ferengis are so profit-oriented, it would be interesting to know who among them is the richest. Not easy to be number one among such a capitalistic society.
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Why does Worf behave more like Klingon than Human given that he was raised by human parents? [duplicate]

If a Chinese kid is raised by white American parents, he will most probably grow up to behave more like the white parents than Chinese. This is even more so for an alien raised by humans. At least ...
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Why was Chief O'Brien so underused on the Enterprise?

On the Enterprise, Chief O'Brien served primarily as the transporter chief, occasionally operating in a "technician" role. On DS9, he is Mr. Fix-It. Why wasn't he used in this capacity under Captain ...
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How does Starfleet maintain staff morale given that there is no salary difference between the top and bottom person? [duplicate]

Money does not exist in the Star Trek world. Therefore, you cannot reward Starfleet staff with bonuses and money. I cannot imagine how this will work today on any company staffed by humans. Suppose ...
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How much power does the Grand Nagus have?

Is the Grand Nagus equivalent to a king? A dictator? Certainly he's not so cruel, but does he have total rule over the Ferengi government and Ferengi citizens?
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How does Quark attract customers to his bar given that the drinks and food can be gotten free from a replicator?

If I can get a good drink free of charge, why should I pay for any drinks? Quark's customers can always get the food and drinks free of charge from the replicator. It is after all a post-scarcity ...
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If a Ferengi woman is forbidden to speak with a stranger, how is she going to fall in love and meet her future husband?

In one of the episodes in DS9, Quark's mother was reprimanded for speaking with a stranger. If a Ferengi woman is forbidden to speak with a stranger, how is she going to fall in love and marry given ...
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Why is O'Brien who operates the transporter called Chief in Star Trek?

Chief suggests someone high-ranking and/or the job is very difficult. There are higher-ranking officers in Star Trek but they are not called chief. I do not know how difficult the job is but on a ...
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Why was Benjamin Sisko given command of DS9 given that he has a foul temper with poor emotional control?

Benjamin Sisko is prone to emotional outbursts. He has a foul temper and has poor emotional control compared to Picard. Why was he put in command of DS9 given these weaknesses? Bosses with foul ...
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Has any Ferengi ever done something out of sentiment at the expense of profit?

While humans are selfish and profit-oriented, they occasionally do things that lead to losses out of love for children, for the spouse, for parents, for family and even for the country. It is hard to ...
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Physical Appearance of the Q

What do the Q look like? Do the Q actually have any sort of physical form that humans can perceive, or are they incorporeal?
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Why did the Romulans loan a cloaking device to the Federation in DS9?

All through TNG, the Romulans were locked in a cold war with the Federation. Then at the end of Season 2 of DS9, they suddenly loan the Federation a cloaking device for use in the Defiant. This felt ...
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Does Q ever appear when an admiral is onboard?

Q generally always appears with a captain's rank. Does he ever appear when an admiral is aboard? The one time I am certain of is in "All Good Things," with Riker as Admiral, but that was another ...
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If Kurn wanted honour why did he not just fight Gowron?

I rewatched the episode "Sons of Mogh" wherein Worf's brother Kurn is driven to ritual suicide by his disgrace amongst the Klingons following Worf's refusal to side with the Klingons in the guerre du ...
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Why would Worf take part in a dishonourable scheme?

In this episode of DS9 (S05E03), Quark takes part in a Klingon duel to the death. Knowing that he has no chance to defeat Grilka's bodyguard Thopok, Quark uses "a special device implemented by ...
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Are Starfleet officers allowed to drink on duty?

In Voyager In the Flesh, Chakotay is in a Starfleet Headquarters bar getting hit on by Valerie Archer while she is drinks a "Klingon Martini". It doesn't take long for her to ask him out. ARCHER: ...
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Which are the episodes in Star Trek series with courtroom drama?

I like to watch courtroom dramas. I also like science fiction. Combining my 2 likes, I would like to know which are the episodes in Star Trek series with courtroom drama.
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Do Klingon Houses have armies?

In the Deep Space 9 episode The House of Quark, Grilka says this about a political adversary: There is no honour in what he has done. If he wanted to challenge my House, he should've made a ...
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What must a Klingon master do in order to be considered a Dahar Master?

Memory Alpha describes a Dahar Master as: a Klingon warrior who had reached a legendary status among his peers and subordinates. And Memory Beta: Dahar Master is the title given to Klingons, ...
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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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What class is the starship with angled nacelles in the Second Battle of Chin'toka?

What is the Federation starship class that immediately comes into view with angled warp nacelles in the following clip? Just to be clear, this is the ship that is ...
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How could Weyoun be present during the signing of the peace treaty?

I was quite surprised to find out that Weyoun was present during the signing of the peace treaty between the Dominion and the Federation. It was clearly explained earlier in the same or previous ...
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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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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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When does TNG take place in relation to DS9?

I've noticed character crossovers in each series but considering the timeline is mostly linear, when does TNG take place in relation to DS9? As an example I've noticed a correlation in the Maquis ...
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Why do the Founders look like Odo? [duplicate]

It's mentioned on a number of occasions that Odo's appearance is due to his lack of skill in imitating specific humanoid forms. We also know that other Changelings have no difficulty in assuming ...
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Is Tuvok the only black Vulcan?

I spotted the following interview quoting from TV Zone magazine with Tim Russ talking about what it means to be "the black Vulcan". Tim Russ knows the reality of his place in Star Trek: Voyager. ...
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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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Why does Deep Space Nine spin?

In DS9: Afterimage Ezri Dax is suffering from a bout of 'space sickness' and asks Sisko if Chief O'Brien can slow down the spinning of the station. EZRI: Do you think the chief could adjust the ...
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How come Ferengi starships work?

Ferengi culture reveres those who swindle people for maximum profit. So why aren't Ferengi spaceships constantly breaking down because they were fitted with shoddy or non-functioning parts?
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More symbionts or more hosts?

Until 7th season of Deep Space Nine I was more than sure that there is always single symbiont and many hosts for it. If one host dies another one is brought for the very same symbiont. Yet, in one of ...
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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 ...