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IN-Universe - As Worf said, it's something not discussed with non-Klingons. OUT of Universe - To summarize, it's a very meta in-joke. In the original series, they had a limited budget, and makeup options were few. So the Klingons got goatees and dusky skin, and belt buckles made of bubble wrap. When they made Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Roddenberry ...


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Viral Mutation This apparent discrepancy was explained in Star Trek Enterprise. Long story short, Klingons experimented with genetic mutation to make themselves stronger, much like what was accomplished with Kahn and the Augments, but there were side effects that made the Klingons look hooman. These side effects were spread by a resulting virus, and after a ...


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In the UK, you can easily get three or four beers in a supermarket for the price of one drink in a pub. Yet people still buy beer in pubs. Presumably Quark's business survives the way any other bar or pub does: He provides a gathering place with its own distinct atmosphere.


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The pattern here doesn't seem that unusual for the cast of a successful television show not to ever get another high-profile role; there are far more TV actors than TV roles to go around. In fact, many of the people on your list followed a typical pattern for television stars, which is to get one big break-out role, followed by scattered guest appearances in ...


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They put them back into the replicator, where the replicator "beams" it away again, i.e. disintegrates it and puts the matter back into storage for future plates. There is a DS9 episode, where Ben Sisko complains about Jake not putting the dirty dishes back into the replicator.


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O'Brien isn't low ranked. He's simply an enlisted NCO rather than a commissioned officer. On the enlisted ranks, he's second from the top, with only a Master Chief Petty Officer outranking him. While any random officer does outrank him and can give him orders, only a very stupid one would ignore what he says. At the end of DS9, he has been in Starfleet ...


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Nahsk isn't the brightest star in the sky. The original screenplay describes him thusly Nahsk is the "muscle" of this duo, and a bit slower than his brother. and offers the following stage direction when he makes his error HAIN: A thousand bricks, split five ways... what do you think? KRIT: It's still a lot of latinum. NAHSK: (nods) Two ...


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Things didn't "continue to work" — major systems were unresponsive, offline, plain broken, or inscrutable when Starfleet arrived From the first episode, "Emissary": O'BRIEN: I'd like to ask the designer what he was thinking about when they built this place. I still haven't been able to find an ODN access. That's the Prefect's office up there. ...


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As you can see below, they put their dirty dishes and cups into the replicator which then reverses the replication process (to allow the material to be used later); From DS9 : Hard Time KEIKO : Make sure to put your plate in the replicator. MOLLY : Okay. Molly picks up her plate and puts it in the replicator. It disappears... and DS9 : The ...


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Rule of acquisition #125: You can't make a deal if you're dead. Surely, no self-respecting Ferengi would break rule #3, but note the wording: "Never spend more than you have to". Certainly, you have to spend enough on your spaceship to stay alive and avoid getting stranded 25 light years from the next outpost. Ferengi selling starships to other Ferengi ...


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Falling in love and marrying was not considered typical for a Ferengi From Memory Alpha: Marriage, like everything else in Ferengi culture, was a business contract, signed between the prospective groom and the bride's father, in which the father leased his daughter to the groom for a set period (usually five years) for an agreed fee, paid on the birth of ...


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There was "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield,” a remarkably unsubtle clunker of an episode, in spite of its worthy message. SPOILER-NOT-SPOILER: The pair above is the mirror image of the other, i.e., their face is white or black on the respective opposite sides. This is an allegory for attaching significant differences in humanity to skin color on Earth. ...


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About the mugs The important thing to note is that in DS9 there are two types of Raktajino mugs: Hotjo mugs (from Quark's) This site claims that: These mugs were made by HighWave and were called “HotJo”. The model line was modernized however, so that the older ones are not available anymore. The current HotJo mugs were also used in later seasons of ...


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Amphitheater Andorian Fast Food Bajoran Consulate Bajoran Customs Banzai Institute reference to The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Berman’s Dilithium supply possible reference to Rick Berman, executive producer of TNG and co-creator of DS9. Bowling alley possibly a reference to the bowling alley that was supposedly found ...


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The Command Tunics in TOS Were Actually Green The costume designer for TOS was Bill Theiss: William Ware Theiss - the designer of all the Starfleet uniforms and alien costumes seen in the 79 episodes of The Original Series. His elegant, daring and revealing wardrobe creations for the female guest stars on the series is one of the most memorable and ...


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One of Worf's primary character aspects is his love of and preference for traditional Klingon culture. He was raised by Humans most of his life, but countless episodes feature him exploring, experimenting with, or advocating Klingon customs. This is often contrasted with other Klingons in the Federation, even his son, who are more willing to blend or even ...


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You can see the Nielsen ratings for ALL modern Star Trek episodes (TNG, DS9, VOY, and ENT) plotted together on this handy graph from here: Which confirms Richard's answer (the highest outside of TOS is the DS9 premiere Emissary, followed by the TNG finale All Good Things), but I thought it was worth a separate answer for the complete graph displaying them ...


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There was no falling out between William Riker and O'Brien that I know of. Also, had there been, it is unlikely that Thomas Riker would have known of it. I believe that your first suggestion is correct; that this was a reaction on Thomas' part to avoid a conversation with O'Brien that might bring up things that "William" Riker would be expected to know. O'...


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I believe this style is a no-spill mug for ships in heavy seas. That would mean both shows drew inspiration from the same real-world precedent.


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According to the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Technical Manual the rotation was driven by four factors: To control the rotation imparted by the processes of docking and undocking spaceships. To control the additional centrifugal force imparted by transferring ore from the processing centre (at the middle of the station) to docked ships at the outer pylons. ...


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Wikipedia shows the dates of the series as follows: 2364 TNG s1 2365 TNG s2 2366 TNG s3 2367 TNG s4 2368 TNG s5 2369 TNG s6 DS9 s1 2370 TNG s7 DS9 s2 2371 Generations DS9 s3 VOY s1 2372 DS9 s4 VOY s2 2373 First Contact DS9 s5 VOY s3 2374 DS9 s6 VOY s4 2375 ...


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It's a common misconception that the Ferengi revere those who swindle others to maximize profits. The truth is, at once, simpler and more complex: the Ferengi only really care about maximizing profits, and don't much care how it's done. A Ferengi who corners a market full of lemons by producing significantly more reliable parts at competitive prices is just ...


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There are a few reasons we can intuit. DS9 isn't a Federation starbase, it's technically Bajoran. Starfleet was focused on getting it to work, and only replaced the essential systems. They weren't even planning (as far as we can tell) on upgrading the shield/weapons until a major threat manifested itself. Bajorans are likely to be more familiar with ...


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Following the death of his wife during the battle of Wolf 359, Sisko was on the verge of leaving Starfleet. We clearly see the trauma he was grappling with during his interactions with Picard. Before he resigned his commission, however, he was nominated for the commanding position at Deep Space Nine by Vice-Admiral Leyton. Leyton was Sisko's former ...


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In an interview with StarTrek.com, Farrell herself says that she wanted a less intense work schedule than that of a series regular on Deep Space Nine, but wasn’t able to negotiate it: I loved Dax. I didn’t not love playing the character. I didn’t not love the show. I didn’t not love the people. Just the routine of it all, I needed a break. I personally ...


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No plans for DS9 or Voyager films were ever revealed publicly There is no evidence that any of the major creative staff behind the TNG-DS9-Voyager era — Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, Michael Piller, Jeri Taylor, etc. — had ever planned films for either DS9 or Voyager. If there were plans, even very preliminary ones, they were never commented on ...


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The original script describes them thusly; There are no windows, but there are a few doors leading to other parts of the building. The doors are low and tunnel-like and even Ferengi have to stoop to get through them. Rain from Ferenginar's relentless downpour can be heard beating against the roof. Quark and Rom ENTER, followed by Brunt. Each ...


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Yes and No. From memory alpha, referencing the Trials and Tribble-ations mentioned in the question: Julian Bashir once remarked that O'Brien had attended Starfleet Academy in "Trials and Tribble-ations", which is a training school for commissioned officers and not noncoms. Ronald D. Moore remarked, "This is a mistake, plain and simple. If you want to ...


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The Dominion does not, in fact, own the entire Gamma Quadrant. Source is Ronald D. Moore, cited in memory alpha: "The Dominion does not own the entire Gamma Quadrant. We had explored the GQ for two years before encountering the Dominion, so it's not as though the wormhole opens up in their living room. There are other races in the GQ that are not part of ...


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According to Memory Alpha, Dax's actress Terry Farrell decided to not renew her contract for season 7 in order to go to some sitcom called Becker (bunch of rumours why). So the DS9 crew were forced to kill Jadzia off.


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