History Headscratchers / StarTrekDeepSpaceNine

27th Jun '16 7:07:30 PM NewVirginiaCreeper
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*** Bashir tells Odo: "Physiologically, you're completely human" in the Infirmary at the end of "Broken Link." The clarification "physiologically" leave little space to argue that he is anything other than literally human, as opposed to simply "humanoid" (which might be implied by his earlier statement "I'm reading a heart, lungs, and a digestive system. It's as if he were human," made on only cursory evidence.

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*** Bashir tells Odo: "Physiologically, you're completely human" in the Infirmary at the end of "Broken Link." The clarification "physiologically" leave little space to argue that he is anything other than literally human, as opposed to simply "humanoid" (which might be implied by his earlier statement "I'm reading a heart, lungs, and a digestive system. It's as if he were human," made on only cursory evidence.evidence).


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*** Yes, but it still rankles how "Odo and Kira talk in a closet, unseen" serves as a reset button.
24th Jun '16 10:25:17 AM NewVirginiaCreeper
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*** Bashir tells Odo: "Physiologically, you're completely human" in the Infirmary at the end of "Broken Link." The clarification "physiologically" leave little space to argue that he is anything other than literally human, as opposed to simply "humanoid" (which might be implied by his earlier statement "I'm reading a heart, lungs, and a digestive system. It's as if he were human," made on only cursory evidence.
21st Jun '16 2:46:13 AM Luppercus
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**The expanded universe does established in one of the novels that there are two races of Trills, in a similar way how we have different races that may look very different from each other. As for why the TNG Trill's symbiont seem to be unknown for the crew and/or unwilling/unable to use a transporter, IDK if that was ever explainned.
21st Jun '16 12:49:17 AM thatsnumberwang
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[[folder: The Next Generation Trills]]
* OK, so the real world explanation is for why the Trills changed from a Stargate SG-1 Goa'uld style race into a far more benign one is obvious. But how do we explain this in-universe? Are there in fact two different kinds of Trill? Are there two different kinds of symbiont? Are there conveniently two different races with symbionts that just so happen to be called Trill? Was the Trill seen in the Next Generation some kind of mutation or renegade? There are numerous fascinating things that could come of this, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot and many potential stories that we missed out on]] and yet very few answers.
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20th Jun '16 9:32:31 PM PhoenixStar1177
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**** "Humanoid" means having the appearance of a human or being of the shape of a human. In other words, Odo was, usually, a humanoid as a changeling. As for why they said "human", it easily and immediately understandable to the viewer what has happened. Moreover, it is unlikely that Odo was any given race, so much as "no longer a changeling", going into detailed specifics or, worse, no elaborating on phrasing that required it, wouldn't have made a lot of sense right there, much easier to just say, "human", since a human is talking (and it did immediately get the point across of what had happened).
16th Jun '16 12:44:56 PM GoblinCipher
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* There have been minimum-income experiments in the real world a few times, even successful ones. Humans may "not use money" because everything the average person could want (food, clothes, shelter, education, entertainment, decoration) is supplied for them. Purchases from alien traders, individual artisans, and so forth would be another story. If Federation citizens are given a monthly stipend in credits to spend on alien goods or somesuch -- which is a reasonable idea to encourage commerce and a brisk trade in ideas between worlds -- then technically credits would be ration cards, not money ... even if those credits are considered money on Bolia or Betazed.
3rd Jun '16 10:44:53 AM NewVirginiaCreeper
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** It's a case of "no harm, no foul," surely the unofficial rule of DS9 in these early episodes.
13th May '16 7:06:04 PM AbnormalMoose
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*** It's implied to take more than sticking something in the replicator to be able to make a copy of it. Quark says he'd have to get Kira in a holosuite to be able to make a proper scan of her at one point, I think. Nog might not have the equipment or the time to make a scan of the bear and replicate one.
6th May '16 12:18:40 PM NewVirginiaCreeper
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*** As noted, his relationship with Ziyal is easily read as a one sided attraction on her part. That's hardly a cherry on anything.
22nd Apr '16 1:39:07 PM costanton11
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*** Given the hundreds of crew members aboard starships and space stations, it seems unlikely that the senior officers will pay attention to every minot officer with the same uniform color.

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*** Given the hundreds of crew members aboard starships and space stations, it seems unlikely that the senior officers will pay attention to every minot minor officer with the same uniform color.
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