History Headscratchers / StarTrekDeepSpaceNine

25th Jul '17 1:27:04 PM NewVirginiaCreeper
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[[folder: Jem'Hadar anticoagulant disruptors]]

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[[folder: Jem'Hadar anticoagulant disruptors]]disruptors (+ the mission in "Change of Heart")]]



*** Dirty trick maybe, but it's also the only way the situation makes any sense within the context of the show. For Sisko to send Worf and Dax would have been an IdiotBall moment, whereas Kira is probably not fluent in the nuances of Star Fleet protocols for personnel assignment. More to the point, they wouldn't make any sense to her. For a resistance fighter, going into a dangerous mission with close members of your family isn't unusual, it's just how it is. In RealLife, part of being a successful resistance fighter is assuming from the start everyone you've ever cared about is dead. Either they're in the struggle same as you, or if they're civilians then they'll be arrested/tortured/murdered by the occupying power out to get to you. Either way, they're dead. So for Kira, the idea that Worf would choose his wife over the mission simply didn't register as a real possibility the way it probably should have.

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*** Dirty trick maybe, but it's also the only way the situation makes any sense within the context of the show. For Sisko to send Worf and Dax would have been an IdiotBall moment, whereas Kira is probably not fluent in the nuances of Star Fleet Starfleet protocols for personnel assignment. More to the point, they wouldn't make any sense to her. For a resistance fighter, going into a dangerous mission with close members of your family isn't unusual, it's just how it is. In RealLife, part of being a successful resistance fighter is assuming from the start everyone you've ever cared about is dead. Either they're in the struggle same as you, or if they're civilians then they'll be arrested/tortured/murdered by the occupying power out to get to you. Either way, they're dead. So for Kira, the idea that Worf would choose his wife over the mission simply didn't register as a real possibility the way it probably should have.


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** It's an interesting question, but I'd guess "no" -- that the runabouts are treated as different categories than full-fledged starships, and more like the eminently destructible shuttlecrafts. Why they have NCC registries is a bit of a question in itself.
22nd Jul '17 4:29:56 PM NewVirginiaCreeper
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*** For that matter it may be the case that no Trills served in Starfleet at this stage.
9th Jul '17 9:01:54 AM nombretomado
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** Given that Martok wasn't originally a highly-placed member of the Klingon society, it could be a sign that he considers his humble origins to be a source of honor, and this uses a more humble ship that the large cruisers that the other generals use. Also, there are numerous stories of Generals who will fight alongside their men and end up earning their loyalty, as opposed to those who lead from the rear and merely have obedience (compare General George Patton and General Max Taylor from WorldWarTwo).

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** Given that Martok wasn't originally a highly-placed member of the Klingon society, it could be a sign that he considers his humble origins to be a source of honor, and this uses a more humble ship that the large cruisers that the other generals use. Also, there are numerous stories of Generals who will fight alongside their men and end up earning their loyalty, as opposed to those who lead from the rear and merely have obedience (compare General George Patton and General Max Taylor from WorldWarTwo).UsefulNotes/WorldWarII).
28th Jun '17 3:51:10 PM NimmerStill
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** The reason he was brought into that job still stands; he's neither Bajoran nor Cardassian, therefore Bajorans are more likely to talk to him, and Cardassians are more likely to trust that he is being objective.
28th Jun '17 8:00:00 AM Ohio9
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In the episode ''Necessary Evil'', it's explained that Odo was brought on the station to solve one specific murder because Dukat felt he and his men were not up to the task of solving a Bajoran crime. But Odo failed in this task, as the murder was never solved at the time. So why did Dukat keep Odo on as station security chief after this? There was no more need for him, and he didn't even accomplish his original objective. Cardassians don't seem like the type to tolerate failure, much less promote people after it.

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* In the episode ''Necessary Evil'', it's explained that Odo was brought on the station to solve one specific murder because Dukat felt he and his men were not up to the task of solving a Bajoran crime. But Odo failed in this task, as the murder was never solved at the time. So why did Dukat keep Odo on as station security chief after this? There was no more need for him, and he didn't even accomplish his original objective. Cardassians don't seem like the type to tolerate failure, much less promote people after it.
28th Jun '17 7:59:18 AM Ohio9
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[[folder: "You have failed your mission, but I'm going to make you the station security Chief anyway"]]
In the episode ''Necessary Evil'', it's explained that Odo was brought on the station to solve one specific murder because Dukat felt he and his men were not up to the task of solving a Bajoran crime. But Odo failed in this task, as the murder was never solved at the time. So why did Dukat keep Odo on as station security chief after this? There was no more need for him, and he didn't even accomplish his original objective. Cardassians don't seem like the type to tolerate failure, much less promote people after it.
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28th Jun '17 7:51:48 AM Ohio9
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** Well to be fair, a lot of characters got a "free murder" throughout the series, including Gaila (In ''The Magnificent Ferengi''), and Garak on more then one occasion.
28th Jun '17 7:41:37 AM Ohio9
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* Why does DS9 not have any security cameras anywhere on the station? Not even in the vital areas. There were so many Odo investigation episodes that could have been solved instantly with the aid of camera footage. But no, apparently DS9, a vital space station critical to the war effort, lacks the a basic security feature you find in present day convenience stores. It's especially absurd considering the station was built by the Cardassians, a totalitarian race totally obsessed with security. Not only that, but built to oversee a military occupation and run largely by Bajoran slave labor! You're telling me the overseer of the station wouldn't have cameras to keep track of his slave workforce?

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* Why does DS9 Deep Space 9 not have any security cameras anywhere on the station? Not even in the vital areas. There were so many Odo investigation episodes that could have been solved instantly with the aid of camera footage. But no, apparently DS9, Deep Space 9, a vital space station critical to the war effort, lacks the a basic security feature you find in present day convenience stores. It's especially absurd considering the station was built by the Cardassians, a totalitarian race totally obsessed with security. Not only that, but built to oversee a military occupation and run largely by Bajoran slave labor! You're telling me the overseer of the station wouldn't have cameras to keep track of his slave workforce?
28th Jun '17 7:40:50 AM Ohio9
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[[folder: No Security Cameras on Deep Space 9?]]
* Why does DS9 not have any security cameras anywhere on the station? Not even in the vital areas. There were so many Odo investigation episodes that could have been solved instantly with the aid of camera footage. But no, apparently DS9, a vital space station critical to the war effort, lacks the a basic security feature you find in present day convenience stores. It's especially absurd considering the station was built by the Cardassians, a totalitarian race totally obsessed with security. Not only that, but built to oversee a military occupation and run largely by Bajoran slave labor! You're telling me the overseer of the station wouldn't have cameras to keep track of his slave workforce?
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[[folder: No Security Cameras on DS9?]]
* Why does DS9 not have any security cameras anywhere on the station? Not even in the vital areas. There were so many Odo investigation episodes that could have been solved instantly with the aid of camera footage. But no, apparently DS9, a vital space station critical to the war effort, lacks the a basic security feature you find in present day convenience stores. It's especially absurd considering the station was built by the Cardassians, a totalitarian race totally obsessed with security. Not only that, but built to oversee a military occupation and run largely by Bajoran slave labor! You're telling me the overseer of the station wouldn't have cameras to keep track of his slave workforce?
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* Why does DS9 not have any security cameras anywhere on the station? Not even in the vital areas. There were so many Odo investigation episodes that could have been solved instantly with the aid of camera footage. But no, apparently DS9, a vital space station critical to the war effort, lacks the a basic security feature you find in present day convenience stores. It's especially absurd considering the station was built by the Cardassians, a totalitarian race totally obsessed with security. Not only that, but built to oversee a military occupation and run largely by Bajoran slave labor! You're telling me the overseer of the station wouldn't have cameras to keep track of his slave workforce?
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28th Jun '17 7:39:46 AM Ohio9
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[[folder: No Security Cameras on DS9?]]
* Why does DS9 not have any security cameras anywhere on the station? Not even in the vital areas. There were so many Odo investigation episodes that could have been solved instantly with the aid of camera footage. But no, apparently DS9, a vital space station critical to the war effort, lacks the a basic security feature you find in present day convenience stores. It's especially absurd considering the station was built by the Cardassians, a totalitarian race totally obsessed with security. Not only that, but built to oversee a military occupation and run largely by Bajoran slave labor! You're telling me the overseer of the station wouldn't have cameras to keep track of his slave workforce?
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