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16th Nov '17 3:12:04 PM slvstrChung
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** Becomes an even greater mess when ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'' has both uniforms in use simultaneously on the Enterprise. Finally resolves itself when ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' is out, and the uniforms from that movie are then in use for the rest of [=DS=]9, any alpha-quadrant based characters in Voyager (the characters on Voyager itself use the uniforms they had so they don't have to expend energy to replicate the new ones), and the following two TNG movies.

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** Becomes an even greater mess when Uniforms in general were in a bit of turmoil during this time of the franchise. ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'' has both introduced the color-switched uniforms (colored shoulders, black body, purple turtlenecks underneath) that are worn in use simultaneously the early seasons of ''[=DS9=]'' and all seasons of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', but [[TroubledProduction Costuming had not yet produced enough copies]], leading to some characters (Worf in particular) stuck in their television costumes. The very next film, ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', introduced yet a third variant (grey upholstered shoulders, black body, and the undershirt in red, blue or yellow depending on the Enterprise. Finally resolves itself when ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' is out, and character's department), which took over on [=DS=]9. The ''Voyager'' crew, who [[PlotAndStoryIntegration presumably never got the memo]], retain the uniforms from that movie are then introduced in use for the rest of [=DS=]9, any alpha-quadrant based ''Generations'', but characters in Voyager (the characters on Voyager itself use from the Alpha Quadrant who appear ''on'' that series wear the ''First Contact'' uniforms, imposing order on Starfleet's wardrobe.
*** When Worf shows up in Season 4, he's still wearing the TNG-style uniform in Security/Engineering yellow (apparently, he still hadn't gotten his new uniform). He wears it through the end of "Way of the Warrior" and his official re-assignment to [=DS9=], at which point he shows up in Ops in ''Generations''-style Command red; he has transitioned to the ''First Contact''
uniforms they had so they don't have to expend energy to replicate the new ones), and the following two TNG movies.when he shows up in that film. As a weird side-effect, Worf was never filmed wearing ''Generations''-style yellow.
28th Oct '17 10:59:07 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Even the comedy episodes are a deliberate "fuck you" to Gene. Roddenberry's immense dislike of "SpacePirates", for instance, is well-documented. Indeed his dislike of the whole genre was so strong that he even included a ban on pirates (or "space princesses"!) in the writer's bible for ''[=Next Gen=]''. His aversion to space pirate stories makes a great deal of sense; the dude wanted Star Trek to be taken seriously, and not derided as trashy pulp. Of course, ''Star Trek'' has broken this rule on quite a number of occasions (most notably the ''[[WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries Animated Series]]'' episode titled ''The Pirates of Orion''), but [=DS9=] is swimming in these sorts of pulpy elements, even casting mirror!Sisko as a scenery-chewing space pirate. In fact, [=DS9=] revived the Orion Syndicate as a recurring entity.

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** Even the comedy episodes are a deliberate "fuck you" to Gene. Roddenberry's immense dislike of "SpacePirates", for instance, is well-documented. Indeed his dislike of the whole genre was so strong that he even included a ban on pirates (or "space princesses"!) in the writer's bible for ''[=Next Gen=]''. His aversion to space pirate stories makes a great deal of sense; the dude wanted Star Trek to be taken seriously, and not derided as trashy pulp. Of course, ''Star Trek'' has broken this rule on quite a number of occasions (most notably the ''[[WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries Animated Series]]'' episode titled ''The Pirates of Orion''), but [=DS9=] is swimming in these sorts of pulpy elements, even casting mirror!Sisko as a scenery-chewing space pirate. In fact, [=DS9=] revived the Orion Syndicate as a recurring entity.entity (albeit re-imagined as TheSyndicate).
12th Oct '17 10:09:15 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* AbortedArc: During the first half of season 7, we learn that [[spoiler:Quark]] is in love with [[spoiler:Ezri]], and it's even hinted the latter might reciprocate. But later on this arc is completely dropped without any resolution, and when [[spoiler:Ezri]] is eventually paired with [[spoiler:Julian]], [[spoiler:Quark]] doesn't comment it at all.

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During the first half of season 7, we learn that [[spoiler:Quark]] is in love with [[spoiler:Ezri]], and it's even hinted the latter might reciprocate. But later on this arc is completely dropped without any resolution, and when [[spoiler:Ezri]] is eventually paired with [[spoiler:Julian]], [[spoiler:Quark]] doesn't comment it at all.


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* AccidentalRhyme: In the episode "Behind the Lines", Quark has to practically drink Damar under the table to get secrets out of him. When he meets up with his friends to tell them, he's drunk enough to make lame jokes.
-->'''Quark''': I just shared a bottle of kanar with Damar. [He giggles and collapses onto a seat] That rhymes! [More giggling]
4th Oct '17 9:00:28 PM Unicorndance
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* AfraidOfDoctors: Both Dax and Bashir used to be afraid of doctors as children. The latter because he thought they knew anything and could make him sick, so he became a doctor himself to find out how they worked.
11th Sep '17 8:52:28 AM WaterBlap
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* CrazyPrepared: Garak just happens to have a micro-explosive handy with a prepared trigger used by only one species of assassin that would only blow up when he entered his own shop. This was of course handy because the assassin was actually there to kill him, so he pre-emptively blew himself up so the assassin would be caught.
** The Cardassians like this trope in general, from their station security (see TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything) to the Obsidian Order. They have contingency plans for contingency plans with a few [[BatmanGambit Batman Gambits]] thrown in.

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Garak just happens to have a micro-explosive handy with a prepared trigger used by only one species of assassin that would only blow up when he entered his own shop. This was of course handy because the assassin was actually there to kill him, so he pre-emptively blew himself up so the assassin would be caught.
** The Cardassians like this trope in general, from their station security (see TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything) to the Obsidian Order. They have contingency plans for contingency plans with a few [[BatmanGambit Batman Gambits]] {{Batman Gambit}}s thrown in.



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: In-universe example. When Dukat controlled Terok Nor ([=DS=]9), he installed an anti-insurgency programme as a failsafe against possible Bajoran revolt. Initial response was a station-wide lock-down that was designed to escalate towards self-destruction on the basis of any attempt to counter it and transmit an automated message to Cardassia explaining what was happening. When Dukat picks up the message, curiosity compels him to beam into Ops to see what's happening. He offers to stop the programme if they'll allow a Cardassian garrison on the station, but is refused. Unbothered, and confident they'll change their minds when destruction is imminent, he decides to beam back to his ship and wait. His attempt to leave reveals a new layer to the programme even Dukat didn't know existed. Believing him a coward who might abandon post if the situation became too much for him to cope with, Legate Kell had ensured that if he did such a thing, the programme would nullify his access codes, trapping him there to die with the Bajorans.
5th Sep '17 11:27:03 PM Luppercus
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* BarFullOfAliens: Quark's.
4th Sep '17 8:41:10 AM superkeijikun
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* ActionPrologue: The series opens during the Battle of Wolf 359, where the Borg, lead by an assimilated [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Jean-Luc Picard]], wipes out the near entirety of Starships sent to intercept them. Sisko and his son, Jake, are among the scant few survivors.
28th Aug '17 11:49:10 AM Berrenta
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* CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker: Dukat made prerecorded messages of himself as part of an autonomous counter-insurgency program that would respond to any revolts by the Bajoran workers. He appears to have made a message for [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything every possible outcome]].

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* CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker: Dukat made prerecorded messages of himself as part of an autonomous counter-insurgency program that would respond to any revolts by the Bajoran workers. He appears to have made a message for [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight every possible outcome]].
2nd Aug '17 3:01:58 PM Ciara25
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** Admittedly Kira doesn't conceive Kirayoshi, but she still carries a baby from an entirely different species to term.
24th Jul '17 9:53:22 AM Hyrin
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* DrivenToSuicide: While dealing with his depression and PTSD in the aftermath of having 20 years worth of prison time [[spoiler: including the murder of his cellmate]], Miles secludes himself to a cargo bay and presses a phaser to his head. It is only the timely intervention of Bashir [[spoiler: and a hallucination of Ee'char forgiving him]] that convinces Miles to put the phaser down.
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