Rule #1: Once you have their money, you never give it back.
Rule #2: The best deal is the one that brings the most proﬁt.
Rule #3: Never spend more for an acquisition than you have to.
Rule #4: Time and Latinum are precious.
Rule #5: Always exaggerate your estimate.
Rule #6: Never allow family to stand in the way of opportunity.
Rule #7: Keep your ears open.
Actually think of a replicator like a 3d printer. They do have industrial sized ones, they use them to make the parts to build the ships, and to repair them by making new parts. The energy is not a problem a ship that contains this would have plenty, as the warp core, dilythium crystals make plenty, so stop worrying about energy. The industrial ...
By definition, "biological" means "living". Are energy beings living? It may depend upon your definition of life. IMHO, the defining properties of life reduce to the capacity for growth, reproduction, and evolution. Therefore, for an energy being to be biological, it must be able to grow, reproduce, and evolve.
Just because a being is non-corporeal doesn'...
Odo impersonates the female Changeling in DS9: Tacking into the Wind
Moving down the scale, we see him impersonate a Klingon Warrior named Kodrak in DS9: Apocalypse Rising. As has been pointed out in comments, this was a surgical alteration performed by Bashir (on Odo stuck in human form) rather than a shapeshift.
And he impersonates a 'generic Cardassian ...
According to what the Q have said, they appear in a way that the species they encounter can understand, sort of like Galactus does in Marvel. Being stereotypical male/female would be understandable by most species. That’s why their civil war was shown to Janeway as the American civil war. They knew she was from America and would get the references.
If Starfleet intelligence is restricted by having to ask permission and write reports, why not remove those restrictions?
That's what Section 31 is.
You still need a non-shady alternative that fits within the organisational structure and can be interacted with by the rest of the organisation. Admirals need to talk to Intelligence about the ...
There is never any indication that the Federation gave anything at all "in exchange for" passage.
The pilot suggested that the passage of ships was somehow harmful to the Prophets, but by the end of the episode we are told:
Station log, Commander Benjamin Sisko, stardate 46393.1. The lifeforms who created the wormhole have agreed to allow safe passage ...
They gave them Sisko, their chosen Emissary. From the episode Accession (emphasis mine)
KIRA: The Sisko taught us that for you, what was, can never be again.
AKOREM: If the D'jarras belong in the past, why did you send me into the future?
ODO: For the Sisko.
SISKO: For me?
AKOREM: You're saying that he's your Emissary?
BASHIR: He is the Sisko.
The Prophets didn't receive anything in trade from the Federation or any other organization in exchange for use of the wormhole. They seemed to allow free passage to anyone who wished to use it. Though there was one notable exception.
You could make the argument that allowing the Federation to use the wormhole gave them frequent access to their Emissary, ...