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20th Jan '17 5:28:25 AM Doug86
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** On a philosophical note, the series in general. Gene Roddenberry had envisioned the Federation as a perfect utopian paradise, free from greed, infighting, and discomfort, so much so that during StarTrekTheNextGeneration, he routinely shot down the writers' suggestions as not conforming to that idea of paradise. [=DS9=] was produced after Gene's passing, and portrays the Federation in a far more realistic light, with a top secret intelligence division that is willing to stop at nothing to ensure the security of the Federation, government corruption, and officers willing to violate human rights if it served the greater good. One of the show's antagonists, Eddington, even lampshades this when he states that the Federation's biggest beef with him (and all Federation members that defected to the Maquis) is that they don't understand why anyone would willingly defect from their so-called paradise.

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** On a philosophical note, the series in general. Gene Roddenberry had envisioned the Federation as a perfect utopian paradise, free from greed, infighting, and discomfort, so much so that during StarTrekTheNextGeneration, ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', he routinely shot down the writers' suggestions as not conforming to that idea of paradise. [=DS9=] was produced after Gene's passing, and portrays the Federation in a far more realistic light, with a top secret intelligence division that is willing to stop at nothing to ensure the security of the Federation, government corruption, and officers willing to violate human rights if it served the greater good. One of the show's antagonists, Eddington, even lampshades this when he states that the Federation's biggest beef with him (and all Federation members that defected to the Maquis) is that they don't understand why anyone would willingly defect from their so-called paradise.
11th Jan '17 11:28:33 AM Synch
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** Well, it *is* Star Trek, but even so, the fact that the airlocks on the station are designed to have both doors open at once is just ridiculous.

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** Well, it *is* Star Trek, but even so, the The fact that the airlocks on the station are designed to have both doors open at once is just ridiculous.ridiculous, though it is a recurring point that Cardassian safety standards are much lower than the Federation's. (Starfleet made some improvements to the station for this very reason, but it seems the airlocks weren't among them.)
10th Nov '16 6:32:49 PM megabeatman
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* BlackTieInfiltration: "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E01ApocalypseRising Apocalypse Rising]]" has Sisko, Worf, O'Brian, and Odo infiltrate the induction ceremony of the Order of the Bat'leth in hopes of unmasking Klingon Chancellor Gowron as a changeling infiltrator. [[spoiler:They're only half-right: the real changeling is General Martok.]]

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* BlackTieInfiltration: "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E01ApocalypseRising Apocalypse Rising]]" has Sisko, Worf, O'Brian, O'Brien, and Odo infiltrate the induction ceremony of the Order of the Bat'leth in hopes of unmasking Klingon Chancellor Gowron as a changeling infiltrator. [[spoiler:They're only half-right: the real changeling is General Martok.]]
10th Nov '16 6:30:00 PM megabeatman
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* BlackTieInfiltration: "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E01ApocalypseRising Apocalypse Rising]]" has Sisko, Worf, and Bashir infiltrate the induction ceremony of the Order of the Bat'leth in hopes of unmasking Klingon Chancellor Gowron as a changeling infiltrator. [[spoiler:They're only half-right: the real changeling is General Martok.]]

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* BlackTieInfiltration: "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E01ApocalypseRising Apocalypse Rising]]" has Sisko, Worf, O'Brian, and Bashir Odo infiltrate the induction ceremony of the Order of the Bat'leth in hopes of unmasking Klingon Chancellor Gowron as a changeling infiltrator. [[spoiler:They're only half-right: the real changeling is General Martok.]]
10th Nov '16 1:31:01 PM hullflyer
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** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': Though [=DS=]9 sets up the Maquis, the overlap is essentially averted due to VOY being cut off from the Alpha Quadrant. However, Tuvok's Mirror Universe counterpart appears in Season 3's "Through the Looking Glass". An Emergency Medical Hologram, along with creator Dr. Lewis Zimmerman, are featured in Season 5's "Doctor Bashir, I Presume". Finally, an ''Intrepd''-class ship and its sets appear in Season 7's "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges".

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** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': Though [=DS=]9 sets up the Maquis, the overlap is essentially averted due to VOY being cut off from the Alpha Quadrant. However, Tuvok's Mirror Universe counterpart appears in Season 3's "Through the Looking Glass". An Emergency Medical Hologram, along with creator Dr. Lewis Zimmerman, are featured in Season 5's "Doctor Bashir, I Presume". Finally, an ''Intrepd''-class ''Intrepid''-class ship and its sets appear in Season 7's "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges".
10th Nov '16 1:29:47 PM hullflyer
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** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': The uneasy relationship between the Federation and the Cardassians is carried over. Races introduced on TNG (Trill, Ferengi, Cardassians, Bajorans) are also heavily featured. The establishment of the Demilitarized Zone in “Journey’s End” also leads directly into [=DS=]9's “The Maquis” and the formation of the titular renegades. Finally, Gorwron is still Chancellor of the Klingon Empire -- something that allows the Klingon politics arc to continue once Worf joins the cast.

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** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': The uneasy relationship between the Federation and the Cardassians is carried over. Races introduced on TNG (Trill, Ferengi, Cardassians, Bajorans) are also heavily featured. The establishment of the Demilitarized Zone in “Journey’s End” also leads directly into [=DS=]9's “The Maquis” and the formation of the titular renegades. Finally, Gorwron Gowron is still Chancellor of the Klingon Empire -- something that allows the Klingon politics arc to continue once Worf joins the cast.
10th Nov '16 12:34:17 PM hullflyer
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** Weyoun got killed five times, and each time ([[spoiler: except in the Finale]]) he is replaced by a new clone.

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** Weyoun got killed five times, and each time ([[spoiler: except ([[spoiler:except in the Finale]]) he is replaced by a new clone.
10th Nov '16 12:06:33 PM hullflyer
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* TheArtifact: Odo's appearance was due to him not being very talented at mimicking humanoid faces, being almost TheBlank. Later Changlings, those with the skill to perfectly imitate anyone, show up with a similar face as the apparent ShapeshifterDefaultForm. In one time-travel-fueled episode Odo had another century of practice and had a more natural face, only furthering the oddity of the Chnaglings selected that particular appearance.

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* TheArtifact: Odo's appearance was due to him not being very talented at mimicking humanoid faces, being almost TheBlank. Later Changlings, Changelings, those with the skill to perfectly imitate anyone, show up with a similar face as the apparent ShapeshifterDefaultForm. In one time-travel-fueled episode Odo had another century of practice and had a more natural face, only furthering the oddity of the Chnaglings selected Changelings selecting that particular appearance.



** In another episode Martok, the right-hand-man of Klingon Chancellor Gowron, is discovered to be a Changling and killed. Later Worf discovers a Changling prison camp where the real Martok is being held captive along with other prisoners.

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** In another episode Martok, the right-hand-man of Klingon Chancellor Gowron, is discovered to be a Changling Changeling and killed. Later Worf discovers a Changling Changeling prison camp where the real Martok is being held captive along with other prisoners.
10th Nov '16 11:56:59 AM hullflyer
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** [=DS9=] was in many ways an adolescent reaction against Gene Roddenberry. In his memoir ''Resistance is Futile'', Behr talks of Gene shooting down his scripts because they made Picard look unsure or himself or weak. Moore also complained of the conformity onboard the ''Enterprise-D''. The writers weren't really allowed to embrace cultures other than Starfleet and found it tricky to write for this goody-two-shoes crew; in scripts like "Relics" (Mr. Scott manages to capture everything that is wrong with the 24th Century with his reaction to a synthesised Scotch) you can almost taste Moore's disdain. No such problems here: the Dominion would soon remind mankind of its base instincts.

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** [=DS9=] was in many ways an adolescent reaction against Gene Roddenberry. In his memoir ''Resistance is Futile'', Behr talks of Gene shooting down his scripts because they made Picard look unsure or of himself or weak. Moore also complained of the conformity onboard the ''Enterprise-D''. The writers weren't really allowed to embrace cultures other than Starfleet and found it tricky to write for this goody-two-shoes crew; in scripts like "Relics" (Mr. Scott manages to capture everything that is wrong with the 24th Century with his reaction to a synthesised Scotch) you can almost taste Moore's disdain. No such problems here: the Dominion would soon remind mankind of its base instincts.
10th Nov '16 11:21:00 AM hullflyer
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: As we learned earlier in an episode of TNG, one of the erogenous zones on Ferengi is the ear, and the stroking of the ear is known as "oo-mox". Doing this to a Ferengi male gives them much the same sensation as stroking a certain other part on a human male does. Ear health is also a lot more important to Ferengi than humans, apparently, since Rom almost ''died'' because of a problem with his ear in "The Bar Association". When his attractive co-worker ([[spoiler: and eventual wife]]) Leeta blames Quark for it because Rom was worked too hard to get regular checkups to prevent things like that, the following conversation takes place.

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: As we learned earlier in an episode of TNG, one of the erogenous zones on Ferengi is the ear, and the stroking of the ear is known as "oo-mox". Doing this to a Ferengi male gives them much the same sensation as stroking a certain other part on a human male does. Ear health is also a lot more important to Ferengi than humans, apparently, since Rom almost ''died'' because of a problem with his ear in "The Bar Association". When his attractive co-worker ([[spoiler: and ([[spoiler:and eventual wife]]) Leeta blames Quark for it because Rom was worked too hard to get regular checkups to prevent things like that, the following conversation takes place.
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