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Jake Sisko Ben and Jennifer Sisko have a different marriage / separation timeline in the Mirror universe, and Jake does not have a Mirror counterpart. Appearances list: (listed as 71 appearances) Reference: "Jake Sisko", Memory Alpha (note: Jake was not 'impersonated' by an alien, but was possessed by a wormhole alien, but all the characters knew it was ...


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The female shapeshifter has perfect memory of the entirety of shapeshifter history aside from the hundred infants that they sent out into the galaxy. Odo was the first to return home. FEMALE: You had no choice. The urge to return home was implanted in your genetic makeup. And now, thanks to the passageway, you're the first to return to us. We weren't ...


18

At the end of DS9, the Founders sign an instrument of surrender known as the 'Treaty of Bajor'. A closer view of the prop shows that one of the key stipulations is that all Founders (and their vassals) must leave the Alpha Quadrant immediately and remain in the Gamma Quadrant. This would obviously explain the conspicuous absence of any Founders in future ...


15

Jokingly - The ship computer Star Treks' original series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager all have one actor in common: Majel Barrett-Roddenberry (wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry) Always the voice of the ship, even when the ship wasn't a ship (hologram, mind game, recreation, etc). Slightly more serious would be Lwaxana Troi....


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Yes. Happened a few times. Most notably in the DS9's episode Chimera, where at the beginning, Odo and Chief O'Brien meet Laas. Who approached them (in a Runabout, in space) as a very fast "space eel fish"...


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Guinan Not only has Guinan never (afaik) appeared on a holodeck as a hologram, when we see parallel universes (like in Yesterday's Enterprise), she is the only one aware that the universe has changed, and retains the memory of those events as well.


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Out of universe, it was most likely bad or inconsistent writing. Either they just screwed up then, or decided to ignore this incident later when they were expanding on the rules of Changeling physiology. In universe, I have read some speculation: Odo was young and inexperienced at shape shifting and the shock of the impact stunned him rather than actually ...


12

In DS9:Chimera, we meet Laas, a Changeling who is capable of assuming the form of, and functioning as, a space faring organism. He is seen traveling through the void without the aid of any life support equipment, temperature regulation included. Why, then, was Odo inconvenienced by the cold in Treachery, Faith, and the Great River? As we see in DS9:Vortex, ...


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According to the Star Trek: Memory Alpha there is no official explanation for what happened; bold emphasis is mine: The changeling impersonating Martok once took a blood test, cutting himself with a d'k tahg and allowing blood to drip out of his hand in DS9: "The Way of the Warrior". It was never stated in canon how the changeling managed this, but ...


10

Well, "hearing" sounds is really just receiving the vibrations of sound waves in organs that are sensitive to such, and interpreting them in our brains. Given that changelings are amorphous pools of goo in "natural" form, perhaps they can detect and interpret those vibrations anywhere along their surface. That would explain how Odo could "hear" in a shape ...


10

Odo was originally found floating in space by the Bajorans, so it's clear that he can survive in space, and that he knows that he can survive in space. However, there are still many reasons why he might fear his ship being destroyed: When ships are destroyed by weapons fire in Star Trek, they tend to violently explode. Even if Odo could survive in space, he ...


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I'm doing this from the top of my head, without re-watching the episode(s) in question. Killing the senior staff would be easy, except for the timing. If they all were murdered early on in the mission, it would raise holy heck. Obviously the work of a Dominion agent, and since it would be difficult for a jem'hadar to hide in the ventilation shafts of DS9, ...


9

The last thing that the Changeling spy on the Defiant said to Odo was: You are too late. We are everywhere. This is confirmed in Homefront itself, where we see that Changelings are active and undetected even on earth. As such, there may have been one or more other Changelings aboard the Defiant at the time. I don’t think we’re sure the entire crew get ...


9

Gowron Gowron was a recurring character in TNG and DS9, appearing in 12 episodes. I cannot find a single instance where the character Gowron appeared as anyone but himself. Robert O'Reilly did appear in several Star Trek episodes as another character entirely and not as Gowron or in costume as Gowron. Robert O'Reilly on Memory Alpha Gowron on Memory ...


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Odo struggles with the same concept. Eventually he discusses this with the Female Changeling (in DS9: Behind the Lines) who advises him that his concept of individuality is a falsehood. There is only one changeling. When the need arises to interact with the outside world it buds off parts of itself into separate entities and when they've finished being ...


8

Yes, they probably can. In Deep Space Nine If Wishes Were Horses there is a scene where Odo is daydreaming of having Quark in a holding cell, after which an imaginary Quark appears on one of the monitors in the security office. QUARK: [...] So, Odo, what have you conjured up during all this? ODO: Me? QUARK: I should have guessed. Nothing at all. ...


8

When script writers don't assign a name to a character, they often simply use a description: GUARD #1, KLINGON #3, etc. Often, these descriptions make it all the way to the credits, because there's no better way to describe the character. In this case, I expect it was something similar: having cast Salome Jens to play the spokesperson for the Changelings in ...


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No. Geordi's visor is the product of known Federation technology. Unlike Data, who was created by a mad scientist using (at least in part) technology of his own invention, there is no indication that the technology in Geordi's visor could not be reproduced, adapted or improvised in any of the myriad ways that the Federation is so very good at. During the ...


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The changelings that die in both "The Adversary" (s3e26) and "The Ship" (s5e2) turn to a powdery ash when they died. Kilana takes a portion of the founder's remains from the ash pile to return to the Link. We see Odo and the Female Changeling having bits flake off and crumble when they are ill with the Changeling Plague. Also, the infant changeling that ...


7

Changelings do not normally have nervous systems and organs when they take humanoid form, but may be able to simulate them when necessary. When Odo assumes a humanoid form, he has no detectable brain. From the DS9 episode "Dramatis Personae": ODO: Doctor, I believe the Klingon brought the matrix with him and everyone in Ops was affected except me. ...


6

It is never explained in canon. The closest that DS9 comes to discussing Odo's shapeshifting / copying ability in serious terms is "The Begotten". A snippet from his conversation with Dr. Mora: ODO: What are you doing? MORA: I'm measuring its volume. It's been here a week and it's only grown seventeen percent. After three days in my lab, you were ...


6

It seems very possible that Changelings could emit sounds while in certain shapes. We know a few things: Odo isn't a naturally great shapeshifter. Other changelings (Laas in particular) point this out to him, such as the fact he didn't realize it was possible to shapeshift into fire or fog. Though he does learn some tricks from his time with Laas. It ...


6

Tribbles. They have been in 12 episodes or movies. And they are always tribbles. As a tribble reproduces through parthenogenesis (dividing itself), every tribble is a branch of the ur-tribble. Hear us coo, and despair.


5

It was not the Dominion that destroyed (more like disabled) Earth's power system, but instead a rogue part of Starfleet lead by Admiral Leyton. It's explained in the second part, Paradise Lost. If I remember correctly, the entire power system was disabled by planting a virus that affected the power system.


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In secondary canon (DS9 novels), yes. From Memory Beta (emphasis mine): The origin of the Changeling was unknown though according to the Female Changeling they were once a monoform based species until they evolved. According to the elderly Changeling Indurane, their race begun with a semi mythical being called the Progenitor which created the universe ...


5

Assuming it really was Q in Tapestry and not God posing as Q, then Q, played by John Delancie appeared in 8 episodes of TNG, 1 episode of DS9 and 3 episodes of Voyager. There has never been a hologram or other representation of Q. The only potential hiccup is in in the Voyager episode Q2 in which Q takes the form of a Chokuzan commander and is played by a ...


4

No direct canon answer Unfortunately, the need (or lack of need) for regeneration by Changelings other than Odo is never addressed directly in DS9 episodes. Points to consider However, we can reasonably conjecture any one of the following things: If they have a hard limit of holding their form for at most 16 hours per day, that still gives them only 8 ...


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I noticed this quote which is particularly apt. (@Praxis, feel free to add to your answer if you like.) From the first season episode "The Forsaken": LWAXANA: I know. I'll have Quark send one of his minions with our basket. We'll have our picnic up there. ODO: Madame Ambassador. LWAXANA: Lwaxana. ODO: I don't eat. This is not a real ...


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Memory Alpha has a list of methods by which they have been injured and the episodes in which these methods are put into practice: It has been suggested that Changelings are biologically immortal and therefore never die of old age. (DS9: "Children of Time", "Behind the Lines") However, it has been proven possible to kill Changelings by a number of means. ...


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It's not entirely clear why they chose those forms (nor why they persisted in keeping them in later episodes) but the script direction for The Search, Part I gives us a solid clue. In short, they seem to have chosen to look like Odo because when Odo arrived at their homeworld, that's the form he'd chosen. [Odo is walking toward the edge of what appears ...


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