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Is there a reason why Sci Fi Australia wouldn't get the broadcast licenses for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine?

In Australia, the Foxtel (Pay TV) Channel SciFi (ch 123) has been airing repeats of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. while not strange by itself what gets me is that The Next ...
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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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Was the Nitpicker's Guide for Deep Space Nine ever completed?

Late to the party, but as part of re-watching DS9, I picked up a used copy of The Nitpicker's Guide for Deep Space 9 Trekkers. Sadly, it only covers the first four seasons. Was the remainder of the ...
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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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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 ...
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What ships appear in the DS9 intro?

For the fourth season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the theme song and intro were updated. In it, various ships are seen flying around or docking in the station. My question is simple What ship ...
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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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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 does Jadzia Dax wear a science uniform (during the war)?

During the Federation-Dominion war, we see Jadzia being very engaged in the conflict. She is also taking up new roles, e.g. acting as helmsman of the Jem'Hadar attack ship. Was she still technically ...
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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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Are Bajorans and Cardassians the same species?

On two separate instances, first with Tora Ziyal and again in the episode "Covenant," Dukat impregnates a Bajoran woman, seemingly without any medical intervention. This seems to imply that they are ...
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Did Garak know Julian was to join section 31

in the first season of DS9 garak seems to specifically seek out Julian Bashir and then across the duration of the TV show has regular lunch with him and involves him in assorted Obsidian order Hi-...
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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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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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Tractor beam and Beaming off a ship

In Star Trek, when a ship is caught by a tractor beam, is it possible to beam people off/on this ship?
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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, "Today ...
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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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Were the other Alpha-Beta quadrant powers aware of the Q?

We know that the Federation, at least the high ranking officials and Starfleet, were aware of the Q as a species but also "De-Lancie-Q" in particular. The thing is, while Q was quite fascinated with ...
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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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