History Headscratchers / StarTrekDeepSpaceNine

10th Mar '17 9:19:49 AM cdrood
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** Contrary to popular belief, the US tradition of separation of church and state is just that, a tradition. The Constitution never uses the phrase in any way. All it says in the Bill of Rights is that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." Essentially, it says that Congress can't establish a state religion (e.g. The Church England) or prevent people from worshiping as they wish. There is nothing at all about a person keeping their personal religious beliefs separate from civic duties.
9th Mar '17 2:08:33 PM cdrood
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**** That doesn't make sense with what we've seen. The Neutral Zone with the Romulans was created well before "Balance of Terror" where it's clear cloaking technology is brand new. The Romulans are testing it and Federation resolve and it's clear the Enterprise crew never saw it before. Later, in "The Enterprise Incident", Kirk purposely crosses the Neutral Zone with the express purpose of stealing the cloaking device. Spock's final conversation with the Romulan Commander made it clear she assumed the Federation would make use of it.
9th Mar '17 11:57:26 AM cdrood
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**** Also "A Piece of the Action" did it with the ship's phasers to the surface. They were even able to omit the building Kirk was in and just stun the surrounding neighborhood.
4th Mar '17 7:43:19 AM thatsnumberwang
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[[folder: Those lazy, lazy Organians]]
* Well here we are in season 4; war between the Federation and the Klingons - exactly the thing that the Organians said that they would prevent to Kirk and Kor. Could the Federation and the Empire always have just warped away and called their bluff?
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16th Feb '17 3:07:06 PM thatsnumberwang
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** Because there are no other trills on board the Enterprise. An observant man aware of that fact would start asking questions.
16th Feb '17 12:55:13 PM EnchantedSwan
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[[folder: Why did Jadzia cover her spots]]
* In ''Trials and Tribble-ations'', why did Jadzia cover up her spots? She herself said that one of Dax's previous hosts, Emony, met McCoy at the University. And Curzon was an old friend of Koloth. That being the case, the Trill were known by the Federation at the time, so why would Jadzia need to pose as a human?
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11th Feb '17 10:26:04 AM SallyShears
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*** According to the novels, Trill are marsupials, with both males and females having pouches. The first joined Trill simply stuffed a symbiont into his pouch. While the books aren't canon, onscreen Dax does seem to have a kangaroo-like pouch that the doctors insert or remove the symbiont into.
5th Feb '17 8:21:15 AM thatsnumberwang
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** Whilst I do agree with this, one point has to be asked: Does Worf ever actually acknowledge Data as alive? Or Moriarty as anything other than a malfunctioning piece of software? Because i'm thinking very hard here and I can't remember a single concrete line of dialogue to prove it.
5th Feb '17 7:45:44 AM CrypticMirror
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[[folder:Section 31 - Designated Villain?]]
* After recently rewatching the episode ''Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges'' I have to ask: does anyone else get a DesignatedVillain vibe about Section 31? Its clear from the way these episodes are framed that we are not meant to be on Sloan's side, and yet everything that they have done so far that we have heard about; the deception in the above episode, the changeling disease, interrogating Bashir over whether or not he is a spy, even their actions in ''Enterprise'' where they abduct Phlox to help with the Augment virus cure to help stabilize thee Empire makes far more sense to me than the ''hope for the best, whiter-than-white'' way that the Federation normally goes about its business. The Federation ''does'' need Section 31, and the irony is, that Garak basically points this out at the start of the episode but its treated like a joke. Don't get me wrong, morals and ethics are essential, and Section 31 are NOT people that should be applauded - but when we are talking about enemies such as the Founders whose crimes include genocide, slavery, and interstellar warfare; Bashir's stance looks naive at best.
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5th Feb '17 4:30:38 AM thatsnumberwang
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