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The signing of the baseball in DS9 Take Me Out to the Holosuite

At the end of DS9 season 7 episode 4, Take Me Out to the Holosuite, Sisko throws his baseball into the air, and the camera lingers on it. I assume this is a reference to some movie. Picture below. ...
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Why did it take 10,000 years to discover the Bajoran wormhole?

During Deep Space 9's first episode, Emissary, Benjamin Sisko and Jadzia Dax discover the Bajoran wormhole. It's said the wormhole is the first stable wormhole to be discovered in the galaxy and has ...
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Has anyone been beamed into the future or past in Star Trek?

Has anyone been beamed into the future or past on purpose or by accident? Or is this even considered possible in any Star Trek universe? In this question it states how beaming works, Why do people ...
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Can Klingons swim?

The question ‘Do Klingons not bathe or not like to take baths?’ got me thinking about whether a Klingon could swim. It looks like they hate water, but if thrown into a life-threatening situation, are ...
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How much time did Joseph Sisko spend on DS9?

Correct me if I'm wrong (or have missed something) but events described in Far Beyond the Stars episode, seen from DS9 perspective seems to be lasting a single day. It also seems, that in the ...
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How could Quark play 200+ Tongo games in one month?

What is the average time needed to play entire Tongo game? I understand that, due to its nature, one can play a real quick deal and another a really long one. That's why I'm asking about average time. ...
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Why use a Combadge to locate someone?

I've been watching a few different Star Trek series lately, and have noticed a similar plot device throughout each series. Many episodes within the various series have the crew try to find someone, ...
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Why doesn't Jadzia appear in DS9's final montage?

The series finale of Deep Space Nine, titled "What You Leave Behind", features a montage of scenes from the show's seven seasons, highlighting the evolution of the characters and their relationships. ...
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Do Cardassians age faster than Bajorans?

I am asking this as I think I have hit a snag in my watching of DS9. Kira was born 2343 and joined the Shakaar resistance cell in 2356 (Kira's birth date is an approximation as is her joining the ...
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Why mention Sarajevo in “In Purgatory's Shadow”?

The DS9 Episode "In Purgatory's Shadow" (5x14) was written by Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe and directed by Gabrielle Beaumont. Is there any commentary from any of them to why they ...
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What did the Istanbul class ship look like?

Are there any pictures or technical specs for the Istanbul class Federation ship? I am asking this because after watching DS9 last night I heard that the USS Sarajevo was lost in the Gamma quadrant. ...
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Is there a code of conduct preventing Starfleet officers from doing whatever they want?

I asked a question here and it got me thinking. Are Starfleet officers not prohibited from doing "crazy" stuff when they feel like it? There is the Starfteet general orders but I wasn't able to find ...
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Why did not Worf get court-martialed?

Watching DS9 and there is an episode (Season 5 Episode 7) where Worf, Jadzia and some others are on a "pleasure planet" Risa. Worf helps sabotage the weather system for the entire planet and ...
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Where does Odo fit in the chain of command?

Odo doesn't have a conventional rank, but he is still able to give orders. Does he only have authority over his security men and non-crew members? Obviously Sisko and Kira have seniority over him, ...
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How many characters from the TNG era would have worn the 'monster maroons' uniform?

My question here is: which of the main characters from TNG, DS9 and Voyager, in the earlier parts of their careers, would have worn the 'monster maroons' uniform that was featured in the last five TOS ...
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What does the Klingon say to Odo?

In the beginning of "The Way of the Warrior," Klingons harass Morn, and Odo comes to his aid. One Klingon insults him in his own tongue. Garak tells him that "Odo has no mother." Is it known what the ...
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How can 1000 divided into 5 give 250?

A small discussion in the middle of Who Mourns for Morn? episode includes following: QUARK: We could split the latinum five ways. That's what you would've gotten if Morn was still alive. ...
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When did Quark save Kira from the Dominion?

In a very small side-element of DS9 episode The Magnificent Ferengi episode, Major Kira says: Kira: Consider it payback, Quark, for rescuing me from the Dominion. Memory Alpha links the sentence ...
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Why didn't Federation use a sabotage-plot with the mutants?

A continuation of this question. In Statistical Probabilities episode Bashir works with a group of genetically engineered humans. At some point all of them (except Bashir) are trying to Why this so ...
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Exactly which signal was used to track Sisko?

A continuation of this question. In the end of Waltz episode How it is possible?
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Thirty thousand troops without cover?

A small side-note in the Waltz episode of Deep Space Nine made me really curious. How it is possible that the Federation, losing the war against Dominion at that particular moment in time, deployed a ...
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How could Bashir (and Sisko) believe that mutants are correct?

In the Deep Space Nine episode Statistical Probabilities, Bashir works with a group of genetically engineered humans. At some point they all come to the conclusion that Bashir and the other mutants ...
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How many episodes are included in Dominion invasion's story arc?

The "Story arcs" article at Memory Alpha says that Dominion invasion story arc has eight episodes: "In the Cards", "Call to Arms", "A Time to Stand", "Rocks and Shoals", "Sons and Daughters", "Behind ...
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Do the Q know about and take heed of the Prophets? [duplicate]

I just looked online to see if I could find a theory that I just had. I was just watching TNG for the umpteenth time (thanks to Netflix), after watching DS9 through to the end first (as my personal ...
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Starfleet Medical: Use of blood draws in typical crew physicals?

I've seen this argued over the past couple days on an alt Trek game well past TNG. This is a medical question regarding the canon of drawing blood for a physical. We have one person (the doctor) who ...
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Did Chief O'Brien go to Starfleet Academy?

I had been under the impression that enlistees like Chief O'Brien did not attend Starfleet Academy, but I was just watching DS9 episode "Trials and Tribble-ations," and Dr. Bashir made the following ...
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Do Ferengi have any colonies outside their home system?

Aside from Ferenginar, have the Ferengi ever settled or occupied planets from other systems in large numbers?
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What is Worf's shrine?

In Deep Space Nine Season 6, Episode 16 "Change of Heart" roughly 3 minutes into the episode, Jadzia and Worf are getting ready for bed and talking business/work. Worf lights candles and opens a small ...
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How do the Dominion members regard the Prophets?

I'm mainly interested in the Founders, but also the Breen, Vorta, and Jem'Hadar. Do they consider them to be mythical? Impressive? Not worth their attention?
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Is the DS9 Explorers episode based on Thor Heyerdahl's cruise?

In the DS9 Episode Explorers, Ben Sisko builds a replica of a ship modelled on an 800 year old Bajoran model. The surprise is that this ship is designed to catch tachyon beams to cross vast realms of ...
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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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Does Worf ever admit to being afraid?

In the episode where Wes is preparing for his Starfleet Academy entrance exam, Worf tells him that "only fools have no fear." (Presumably, he doesn't consider pre-emotion chip Data to be a fool.) ...
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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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Did Q ever break the 4th wall?

I just figured, as it never happens in Star Trek, it would just add a bunch to Q if he did; it would have demonstrated that he is an omnipotent being. I don't expect him sitting on a balcony, smoking ...
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Was Jake Sisko the author of anything other than “Anslem”?

"Anslem" was authored by Jake Sisko and was referred to several times during the course of DS9. Do we know if he was the author of any other works? Is his writing referenced in any books or the EU?
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Which Star Trek episodes deal with the Omega Particle?

I'm interested in learning more about the Omega Particle as revealed in the Star Trek TV shows (TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT). What shows deal with the Omega Particle, and what is the recommended viewing order?...
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Does Q perform “magic,” or does he actually know how to do everything?

Bear with me. When Q snaps his fingers and turns Crusher into a dog, does he just "think it," or is there some scientific "explanation" for how he could do such a thing, that he needs to "think" into ...
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Does Cpt. Sisko ever face consequences for his actions in “For the Uniform”?

In Deep Space Nine's episode "For the Uniform", Sisko takes following action: he detonates two torpedos loaded with trilithium resin in the atmosphere of a Maqui planet, making the planet ...
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What was the highest rated episode of Star Trek?

In all of the televised episodes of Star Trek (TOS, TAS, TNG, DS9, VOY & ENT), what was the single highest Nielsen rated episode?
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“Then our enemies are fortunate” as a response to “today is a good day to die”

A friend of mine remembers a scene in DS9, which she believes was an exchange between Worf and Ezri Dax, where Worf says the immortal Klingon line: Today is a good day to die. To which Ezri ...
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What defines a starbase?

What exactly makes a starbase a starbase as opposed to a space station such as K-7 or DS9. Could a planet bound station such as Farpoint be a starbase?
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Was there any real-world inspiration for the DS9 episodes “Homefront” and “Paradise Lost”?

In Star Trek, I've come to notice that several in-universe events mimic events that were going on in the real world at the time of writing (the Klingon/Federation war in TOS mirrors the Cold War, the ...
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Are there any large private companies in the Star Trek universe? [duplicate]

We know there are small companies on earth like Picard's vineyard and Sisko's (Ben's dad) restaurant, but are there any large private companies that operate within Federation space like say a Procter ...
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Are there intellectual advantages that favor viewing star trek [closed]

Is it culturally pertinent to the extent that it'd duly attract scholarly recognition. Do both TOS, TNG, DS9 fit the rule for this? Have the shows inspired modern scientists of the current time to ...
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What do the Prophets look like?

Do the Prophets have a "form," and if so, what is it? I believe they've only been shown as having taking the form of other individuals or possessing their bodies (Kira, Sisko, etc.). Do they have an ...
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What ships have gone missing or their status is unknown in Star Trek? [closed]

What ships in Star Trek have gone missing by Starfleet/NASA/etc (USS Voyager doesn't count) and considered lost to the cosmos? These can include ships that were later discovered, such as NASA's 21st ...
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Were the silicon-based life forms also seeded from an original race?

Humanoid beings, such as Klingons, Romulans, and Cardassians, all came from an original humanoid race ("The Chase"). Is there anything in EU works which speaks of this applying to the silicon-based ...
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How does Odo copy someone's/something's form?

The EMH from Voyager needed to access personnel files in order to appear as others (see "Renaissance Man"), but I was wondering how Odo does so. Does he merely need to observe the individual, does he ...
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Is latinum a galactic currency?

In DS9 The Search, Quark explains to Cpt Sisko that's he trusts he'll be safe booking passage back to the Alpha Quadrant from Karemma, because He [Ornithar] may serve the Dominion, but I'm the one ...
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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 & ...