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4th Dec '16 10:38:08 PM Luppercus
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** And how do we know is not common practice? I do see a practical problem with doing it often and is that, as far I know, only two races have cloaking devices so it will be very easy to point out the possible attacker and such tactic most probably would cause outrage even among allies causing big political damage, and support from an ally and/or not intervention from a neutral part is crucial during war.

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** And how do we know is not common practice? I do see a practical problem with doing it often and is that, as far as I know, only two races have cloaking devices so it will be very easy to point out the possible attacker and such tactic most probably would cause outrage even among allies causing big political damage, and support from an ally and/or not intervention from a neutral part is crucial during war.
4th Dec '16 10:35:51 PM Luppercus
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** And how do we know is not common practice? I do see a practical problem with doing it often and is that, as far I know, only two races have cloaking devices so it will be very easy to point out the possible attacker and such tactic most probably would cause outrage even among allies causing big political damage, and support from an ally and/or not intervention from a neutral part is crucial during war.
4th Dec '16 8:16:33 PM HighCrate
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[[folder: Cloaked Missiles]]
* In Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E23BlazeOfGlory, the Klingons provide the Maquis with thirty cloaking devices, which they expect them to use on their ships in border skirmishes against Cardassia and the Dominion. Instead, they attach them to missiles which they aim directly at Cardassian population centers. [[spoiler: Except it turns out they don't, but the Klingons and Federation believe they did, so it's apparently a thing you can do in-universe.]] Wait... you can do that? Cloaking devices don't require a ship to run? Why don't the Klingons and Romulans do this all the time? Point them at military targets if you're not okay with killing civilians ''en masse'', but that still seems like a much better strategy than flying a ship up close to your target, decloaking, and firing disruptors at them while they fire back at you.
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28th Nov '16 9:04:55 PM RavenWilder
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**** Odds are that Vulcans ''are'' very uncomfortable in ships designed for human living conditions. But, being Vulcans, they're not likely to complain about it.
30th Oct '16 8:41:58 PM NewVirginiaCreeper
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** Even if you ignore everything else, the fact that DS9 Trill have a longstanding relationship with the Federation (we know that Emony Dax was on Earth in the 23rd century, even) simply does not jibe with "The Host."

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** Even if you ignore everything else, the fact that DS9 Trill have a longstanding relationship with the Federation (we know that Emony Dax was on Earth in the 23rd century, even) even, and Curzon was a Federation ambassador in the 2290s at the absolute latest) simply does not jibe with "The Host."
30th Oct '16 8:40:29 PM NewVirginiaCreeper
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** Even if you ignore everything else, the fact that DS9 Trill have a longstanding relationship with the Federation (we know that Emony Dax was on Earth in the 23rd century, even) simply does not jibe with "The Host."
16th Oct '16 11:58:28 PM mcb359
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** On the comm badge, I think we've seen a couple of times (possibily in "Invasive Procedures") people confiscate Odo's comm badge by taking it off his uniform like often happens to the Starfleet people. Yet, we never see it disintegrate into a puddle a few seconds later, so it must be a real comm badge... which raises another Headscratcher... where does it go when Odo morphs into something else? Does he drop it somewhere? If so, does he have to imitate one when he returns to humanoid form? Does it take it within himself, but that would make imitating something like a glass difficult. I don't know, maybe it goes to the same hammerspace he must leave some of his liquid in when he becomes something tiny like a bird and he retrieves it later.
14th Oct '16 12:24:08 PM thatsnumberwang
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*** ''Yet Dax, a science officer, chooses to wear a red engineering uniform for no apparent reason.'' No reason in-universe certainly, but in the real world, the red miniskirt is one of the most iconic pieces of Star Trek clothing there is. The whole episode is pure fanservice.
14th Oct '16 8:52:18 AM mcb359
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**** The stranger thing is that Sisko, O'Brien and Bashir all wear the 23rd century equivalents of their regular Starfleet uniforms (aside from Sisko's lower rank) and the switch of colours for command and engineering is noted by Bashir as he is the only one who keeps the same uniform throughout as medical was always blue. Yet Dax, a science officer, chooses to wear a red engineering uniform for no apparent reason.
14th Oct '16 6:06:46 AM mcb359
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*** Sisko didn't assign them the mission, Kira did and given that she's Bajoran Militia, she may not have seen a problem with sending them together. Anyway, their mission wasn't originally to retrieve the Cardassian guy, it was just to collect a message from him, so there may not have been any issue with sending a couple out together to basically listen for radio for a while and fly back.
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