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18th Oct '17 8:30:07 AM thatsnumberwang
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** The Federation is rather prejudiced towards outsiders in general though no matter how much they try and claim otherwise. That is pretty much Quark's whole argument to Sisko in the episode ''The Jem'Hadar'' (and the less said about season 1 Picard and Riker the better). The Federation ''loves'' people who remind them of themselves - communist, largely atheist, would rather make peace not war, non-materialistic etc. and are dismissive of anyone who doesn't share their views. I agree that in real life Worf would have been thrown in front of HR pretty damn quickly if he started to say such things about the biology and gender of another race, but Starfleet really does not seem to care. How many casual jokes about pointed ears were thrown at Spock, Tuvok and T'Pol over the years? What seriously is the difference between that and cracking a couple of lines about the eyes of someone from the Far East? In summary, yeah, I could see them treating an egg-laying or non-gendered species like that, but as previously pointed out, the Jem'Hadar are their enemy and thus it does change the context of the situation slightly.
18th Oct '17 6:02:42 AM tafelshrew
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** It could be that the Vulcans just find his attitudes (twelve academic papers? really?) so embarrassing they don't want him on the homeworld, so they pulled a few strings with Starfleet Command to keep him out in space. Alternatively, given the HumansAreSpecial smug humanocentrism of most humans in Trek, maybe Solok's bigotry makes him more popular with all the aliens who have to put up with all the HumansAreSpecial bullshit.

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** It could be that the Vulcans just find his attitudes (twelve academic papers? really?) so embarrassing they don't want him on the homeworld, so they pulled a few strings with Starfleet Command to keep him out in space. Alternatively, given the HumansAreSpecial smug humanocentrism of most humans in Trek, maybe Solok's bigotry makes him more popular with all the aliens who have to put up with all the HumansAreSpecial bullshit.
18th Oct '17 6:01:15 AM tafelshrew
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** It could be that the Vulcans just find his attitudes (twelve academic papers? really?) so embarrassing they don't want him on the homeworld, so they pulled a few strings with Starfleet Command to keep him out in space. Alternatively, given the HumansAreSpecial smug humanocentrism of most humans in Trek, maybe Solok's bigotry makes him more popular with all the aliens who have to put up with all the HumansAreSpecial bullshit.
25th Sep '17 11:25:05 AM NewVirginiaCreeper
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*** In context it's a kind of dominance play against these uncertain allies.
23rd Sep '17 12:08:04 PM Unicorndance
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*** Why would she be being so intentionally mean?
21st Sep '17 10:57:25 PM Unicorndance
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** Odo said there were security cameras in one episode.
12th Sep '17 2:42:18 PM Dgon
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** Should be notice that both the Pope and the Dalai Lama have mostly ceremonial functions. The day-to-day administrative work is at the hands of others, each monastery has its own abbot, each order (in the case of Catholicism) and each school (in the case of Tibetan Buddhism) have their own hierarchy, and so on. As very old and very spread faiths that pre-date modern technology most of the management is already widely delegated into local authorities. I'm pretty sure the Dalai Lama can be Prime Minister of India and the Pope president of the US (or more likely Argentina I guess) without their respective religions to even feel it. If Bajor's religious organization is similar and most likely it is, then there's your answer.[[/folder]]

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** * Should be notice that both the Pope and the Dalai Lama have mostly ceremonial functions. The day-to-day administrative work is at the hands of others, each monastery has its own abbot, each order (in the case of Catholicism) and each school (in the case of Tibetan Buddhism) have their own hierarchy, and so on. As very old and very spread faiths that pre-date modern technology most of the management is already widely delegated into local authorities. I'm pretty sure the Dalai Lama can be Prime Minister of India and the Pope president of the US (or more likely Argentina I guess) without their respective religions to even feel it. If Bajor's religious organization is similar and most likely it is, then there's your answer.[[/folder]]
12th Sep '17 2:40:10 PM Dgon
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** Should be notice that both the Pope and the Dalai Lama have mostly ceremonial functions. The day-to-day administrative work is at the hands of others, each monastery has its own abbot, each order (in the case of Catholicism) and each school (in the case of Tibetan Buddhism) have their own hierarchy, and so on. As very old and very spread faiths that pre-date modern technology most of the management is already widely delegated into local authorities. I'm pretty sure the Dalai Lama can be Prime Minister of India and the Pope president of the US (or more likely Argentina I guess) without their respective religions to even feel it. If Bajor's religious organization is similar and most likely it is, then there's your answer.[[/folder]]
2nd Sep '17 3:24:20 PM mithril2098
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**it is possible that since the organian prediction of a federation/klingon friendship had occurred, the organians took a hands off policy after that point, trusting the two nations to have grown enough to settle their differences peacefully. which then backfired when they couldn't. alternately, it could have been that the Organians only intervened in TOS because the Federation-Klingon war was going to kick off in the Organian's home system, and they just wanted to be left alone. certainly by the time of first Trek films the Organians were not a factor. you have ST5 with its klingon BoP attacking the Enterprise over Nimbus, and in ST6 both the federation and the klingons had factions within their military proposing starting a war as a response to the loss of Praxis. and neither side seemed to think that Organians or anyone else would intervene.


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**it could be that they were familiar with spreadsheets, but their bafflement was over the complex financial maneuvers Quark was describing to them. after all, we see them trying to follow along on their own PADDs, so they are able to follow what he is saying. Quark however was describing very complex financial maneuverings, which require a fairly deep understanding of the logic behind financial markets, real estate, banking ,and the like. As Grilka remarked earlier, klingon warriors do not usually concern themselves with financial issues (presumably they have non-warriors or slaves track such things), and we see Gowron being very disgusted by the idea of a klingon warrior using 'money' instead of challenges and open combat to achieve a goal. so it is likely that the warriors of the Klingon High Council were having trouble wrapping their head around the financial logic and maneuvering Quark was describing. they certainly seemed to get the gist of it though, since Gowron actually goes so far as to confront D'Ghor over the tactics chosen. presumably bringing down a Great House in itself was not a major crime, but doing so through 'dishonorable' means like financial schemes is.
1st Sep '17 7:56:24 PM NewVirginiaCreeper
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** Perhaps it had more to do with the symbolism of a Prophet('s offspring) improsoning a Pah-Wraith as opposed to how he does it. Also, given that they are non-linear beings, there would be no point affecting Dukat himself as someone else would have taken his place and the Pah-Wraith would have only be contained for sure if it fought a Prophet.

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** Perhaps it had more to do with the symbolism of a Prophet('s offspring) improsoning imprisoning a Pah-Wraith as opposed to how he does it. Also, given that they are non-linear beings, there would be no point affecting Dukat himself as someone else would have taken his place and the Pah-Wraith would have only be contained for sure if it fought a Prophet.
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