History Recap / StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E09StatisticalProbabilities

10th Jan '17 9:55:23 AM Damar
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* SmugSuper: Jack. Bashir briefly becomes is when trying to convince Sisko and Bashir that the Federation should surrender to the Dominion based on nothing but the Jack Pack's calculations, acting conscending to them not accepting the Augments's greater intellect.
12th Dec '16 9:14:16 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ArtisticLicenseStatistics: If Bashir and the genetically engineered quartet really are super-geniuses, they should know right from the start that they can't make accurate predictions on the outcome of the Federation/Dominion war based on the limited data they have. But in order for the [[AnAesop aesop]] to work, they need to be ignorant of this at first, so that they can all learn a lesson by the end of the episode.

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* ArtisticLicenseStatistics: If Bashir and the genetically engineered quartet really are super-geniuses, they should know right from the start that they can't make accurate predictions on the outcome of the Federation/Dominion war based on the limited data they have. But in order for the [[AnAesop aesop]] to work, they need to be ignorant of this at first, so that they can all learn a lesson by the end of the episode. The most obvious is that they didn't even ''consider'' that the Dominion might be able to do the same math and alter their plans accordingly (which the audience knows they did several episodes earlier).
1st Oct '16 2:50:30 PM wyattte
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Rather colorful bunch.]]]]
1st Oct '16 6:19:49 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: The Jack Pack predicts that a few generations after the Dominion's victory, a revolt will overthrow the Dominion and establish a stronger Federation to rule for millennia.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: The Jack Pack predicts that a few generations after the Dominion's victory, a revolt will overthrow the Dominion and establish a stronger Federation to rule for millennia. Subverted in that an earlier episode had revealed the Dominion had predicted the same thing and was already planning drastic measures to prevent it.
1st Oct '16 6:17:56 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* BewareTheSuperman: The Jack Pack make for a very compelling case for why the Federation government is afraid of genetic engineering. They're smart and helpful, but they almost cause the Federation to lose the war because their arrogance.

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* BewareTheSuperman: The Jack Pack make for a very compelling case for why the Federation government is afraid of genetic engineering. They're smart and helpful, but they almost cause the Federation to lose the war because their arrogance. However, this is ''explicitly'' because the ban meant they received badly done black-market treatments that effected their sanity and face open persecution out of fear.
3rd Jun '16 10:08:47 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* TooCleverByHalf: The main thrust of the episode. Basically, they forget that other people are ''also'' allowed to analyze things and make their own moves. The most immediate result is that their attempt to turn over intelligence is instantly discovered and prevented. The one they never found about (but we the audience learned a few episodes prior) is that the Dominion ''also'' predicted the Earth-base rebellion the Jack Pack think is the only hope and plan to sterilize the planet to prevent that very thing.
7th May '16 4:26:09 PM StarTropes
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* NoOneIsIndispensable: Weyoun says this to Damar, just to keep him in his place.
16th Apr '16 4:40:34 AM StarTropes
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Each of the Jack Pack gets one. Lauren's obvious sexual interest in Bashir from just his file photo, Patrick's child-like begging for Dr. Loews not to leave him, and Jack deliberately injuring Dr. Loews by handing her the PADD with broken glass on her palm, then offering a very obvious insincere apology.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Each of the Jack Pack gets one. Lauren's obvious sexual interest in Bashir from just his file photo, Patrick's child-like begging for Dr. Loews not to leave him, Sarina just standing around like she's not really part of what's going on, and Jack deliberately injuring Dr. Loews by handing her the PADD with broken glass on her palm, then offering a very obvious insincere apology.
8th Apr '16 6:52:50 AM TinMan
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* BewareTheSuperman: The Jack Pack make for a very compelling case for why the Federation government is afraid of genetic engineering. They're smart and helpful, but they almost cause the Federation to lose the war because their arrogance.


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* DefiantToTheEnd: Sisko's makes it very clear to Bashir that he will ''never'' surrender to Dominion, no matter what predictions the Jack Pack makes.


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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Each of the Jack Pack gets one. Lauren's obvious sexual interest in Bashir from just his file photo, Patrick's child-like begging for Dr. Loews not to leave him, and Jack deliberately injuring Dr. Loews by handing her the PADD with broken glass on her palm, then offering a very obvious insincere apology.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Jack. One moment congratulating Bashir for being like him, the next threatening to snap Sarina's neck if he doesn't get his way.
28th Mar '16 7:27:30 PM Ambaryerno
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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: The "Jack Pack" are able to utterly dismantle the Dominion's negotiation efforts simply by ''observation''. Jack especially has a crowning moment by analyzing a recording of Weyoun: Because the Vorta language is heavily-inflected[[note]]inflected languages rely heavily on word endings and morphology, and verb case to convey their meaning. For example, Modern English is lightly-inflected, and is heavily dependent on tone of voice when spoken, or punctuation when written, to differentiate a question from a statement. In an inflected language, the words may have completely different endings altogether.[[/note]], much of the real meaning of Weyoun's remarks are lost when translated into English by the Universal Translator. Jack instead listens to him with the Translator ''disabled'', and is able to deduce from his ''word tense and case alone'' that the Dominion is trying to pull a fast one in their negotiations. The "Pack's" analysis discovers that a seemingly inconsequential world the Dominion is requesting to trade for would actually enable them to produce Ketracel White in the Alpha Quadrant, depriving the Federation of one of its major advantages.[[note]]The Jem'Hadar die without access to the White.[[/note]]
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