History WMG / StarTrekDeepSpaceNine

5th Feb '16 9:04:19 AM valozzy
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Bashir's parents were constantly changing jobs, so it is unlikely they would have been able to accrue enough finances to afford the expense of such intensive therapy. The therapy took place on Adigeon Prime, a planet outside the Federation, and therefore the technicians performing the operation would have required monetary compensation, not the credits that are only good within the Federation. It has been established that the ad-hoc currency between space-faring economies is gold-pressed latinum, something the average Federation citizen doesn't usually have or need, and it is unlikely the Bashirs would have access to, at least in large amounts. However, an organization as powerful and most likely as well-funded as Section 31 would be able to afford such an operation. It had also been stated by Sloan in "Inquisition" that they had been observing Bashir for a long while. Section 31 approached the Bashirs with the offer of the operations, with the agreement that they would raise their son in such a way to be amenable to joining Section 31 when they felt he was ready[[SecretOrganizationCravingIntelligentEnigmaticTropersYonder .]] Throughout the series, Bashir mentions that his parents strongly disapproved of his considering a career in tennis and their encouragement in his decision to join Starfleet (most of their recruits are from Starfleet). His interest in spy literature may have been introduced by his parents, wanting him to have a certain romanticism towards the profession. Richard and Amsha didn't ''accidentally'' reveal his enhancements to his colleagues and Zimmerman, but were ordered to by Section 31, who hoped that Bashir would become isolated and have no one to turn to but S31. However, his colleagues pretty much just shrugged and told him to throw darts from further back. Richard chose to come through for his kid and make that prison deal so Julian could live his life on his own terms, at least until Sloan came for him.
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Bashir's parents were constantly changing jobs, so it is unlikely they would have been able to accrue enough finances to afford the expense of such intensive therapy. The therapy took place on Adigeon Prime, a planet outside the Federation, and therefore the technicians performing the operation would have required monetary compensation, not the credits that are only good within the Federation. It has been established that the ad-hoc currency between space-faring economies is gold-pressed latinum, something the average Federation citizen doesn't usually have or need, and it is unlikely the Bashirs would have access to, at least in large amounts. However, an organization as powerful and most likely as well-funded as Section 31 would be able to afford such an operation. It had also been stated by Sloan in "Inquisition" that they had been observing Bashir for a long while. Section 31 approached the Bashirs with the offer of the operations, with the agreement that they would raise their son in such a way to be amenable to joining Section 31 when they felt he was ready[[SecretOrganizationCravingIntelligentEnigmaticTropersYonder .]] ready. Throughout the series, Bashir mentions that his parents strongly disapproved of his considering a career in tennis and their encouragement in his decision to join Starfleet (most of their recruits are from Starfleet). His interest in spy literature may have been introduced by his parents, wanting him to have a certain romanticism towards the profession. Richard and Amsha didn't ''accidentally'' reveal his enhancements to his colleagues and Zimmerman, but were ordered to by Section 31, who hoped that Bashir would become isolated and have no one to turn to but S31. However, his colleagues pretty much just shrugged and told him to throw darts from further back. Richard chose to come through for his kid and make that prison deal so Julian could live his life on his own terms, at least until Sloan came for him.
19th Jan '16 11:18:09 AM nombretomado
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** Consider [[StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch Ethan Locken]], who is also genetically altered and whose catalyst for joining was instigated by S31, definitely making this MoreThanMindControl. Perhaps Bashir was the prototype...
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** Consider [[StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch [[Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch Ethan Locken]], who is also genetically altered and whose catalyst for joining was instigated by S31, definitely making this MoreThanMindControl. Perhaps Bashir was the prototype...
9th Jan '16 4:56:55 PM weswes
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[[WMG: Commander Shelby and Benjamin Sisko worked together]] Shelby was in all likelihood the person put in charge of the Borg desk at Starfleet. She was probably Sisko's superior on the Defiant project. * I assume she is the one who pulled the plug on the Defiant project after the third or fourth time the ship tore itself apart in trails. So when Sisko was put out to pasture at DS9 he probably harbored alot of anger at Shelby for it, and then he had to cowtow to Locutous as well.
24th Dec '15 9:32:52 AM DarkStarling
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* Unfortunately, since I like that theory, that kind of genetic modification is illegal in the federation.
27th Oct '15 5:22:12 AM Tuomas
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Otherwise, why would Vic Fontaine exist? A 1950's lounge singer is out of place in a science fiction show except to appeal to Russel's imagined audience. To them, having Fontaine there is the equivalent of having modern rock stars interact with characters from the future.
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Otherwise, why would Vic Fontaine exist? A 1950's lounge singer is out of place in a science fiction show except to appeal to Russel's Russell's imagined audience. To them, having Fontaine there is the equivalent of having modern rock stars interact with characters from the future.

** The Fontaine program is officially set in 1962, but nothing in it is particularly 60s, all the elements used in it already existed in the 50s. Also, who's to say how many years spends in imagining the various stories set on Deep Space Nine? Maybe by the time he gets to Fontaine it's the 1960s already?
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** The Fontaine program is officially set in 1962, but nothing in it is particularly 60s, all the elements used in it already existed in the 50s. Also, who's to say how many years Russell spends in imagining the various stories set on Deep Space Nine? Maybe by the time he gets to Fontaine it's the 1960s already?
23rd Sep '15 9:44:31 PM beatpole
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[[WMG: How Worf took a level in badass.]] During TNG Worf regularly got his butt kicked by the villain of the week, to the point that it has become an internet meme. But by DS9 he is so tough that he can take down a whole squad of genetically engineered super-soldiers one-by-one until they just give up! How did he get so tough, especially now that he is approaching middle-aged (though it is possible that he is actually entering the Klingon prime.) The answer is in TNG: Ethics. After a failed spinal surgery an obscure Klingon secondary neural network kicks in. Since this system is an evolutionary adaptation for the survival of an injured individual, fight or flight would be a factor. Using this system is probably like a permanent adrenaline boost, allowing Worf to quickly relearn to walk (he was back on duty in the next episode.) This permanent supercharge boosted Worf's physical abilities as well. A few seasons later in TNG: Parallels he had already progressed from a skilled swordsman (somewhat better than Duras) to winning a prestigious, empire-wide, bat'leth tournament.
19th Sep '15 11:55:03 PM skzip887
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*Laas is pretty much what they imagined the hundred would all be, scorned, condescending, and dismissive of the solids' welfare. Laas wanted to create his own link, if memory serves, so their plan wasn't perfect. What made Odo so special (even if he didn't know it) was that he learned to empathize with the solids and understand their motivations, and was the only Changling to do so.
19th Sep '15 11:33:46 PM skzip887
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* If this is true, they could have ended the war much sooner. The Dominion ultimately exists to ensure the survival of the Founders, Section 31 offering them the deal earlier may have spared millions of lives (unless they wanted to get rid of Betazed for some reason).

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**** Picard's brother refused to get a replicator himself, and Voyager was known to actually save energy growing food themselves. Agriculture probably developed along with else and operates at high efficiency, but is still considered more of an art than an industry. Also, Creole cooking is a well-loved part of human history, it's entirely possible the federation keeps places like Jakes open on an arts grant.
17th Sep '15 5:19:30 PM StarSword
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(Out-of-universe, it was a combination of Roddenberry's anti-classism ("we won't have officers and enlisted in the future!") and turning what was initially a nameless RedShirt into an AscendedExtra. But that's no fun!)
14th Sep '15 8:26:01 PM beatpole
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* In modern militaries it is not unusual for mustang officers (officers that worked their way up from the enlisted ranks) to revert to senior non-coms (usually at an equivalent pay grade) to take certain job positions. O'Brien may have earned a commission during the war (either a field promotion or even a regular one) and was eventually promoted to Lieutenant, possibly soon after transferring to the Enterprise, as he is only wearing a single pip in Encounter at Farpoint. He most likely reverted to non-com status during TNG season 2 after he became Transporter Chief. He continues to wear his Lieutenant pips for some time after this. This may be allowed by the Starfleet uniform code for a variety of reasons. Most likely he started out as the acting transporter chief or was on probationary status until the position became permanent. Until the position was permanent retained the option of returning to the officer ranks if he choose or if the new posting didn't work out. It was only when the position became permanent that he had to wear non-com insignia on his regular uniform (He may have been allowed to retain his officer's dress uniform, as he again has two pips on his collar at his wedding.)
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* In modern militaries it is not unusual for mustang officers (officers that worked their way up from the enlisted ranks) to revert to senior non-coms (usually at an equivalent pay grade) to take certain job positions. O'Brien may have earned a commission during the war (either a field promotion or even a regular one) and was eventually promoted to Lieutenant, possibly soon after transferring to the Enterprise, Enterprise as he is only wearing a single pip in Encounter at Farpoint. He most likely reverted to non-com status during TNG season 2 after he became Transporter Chief. He Chief, though he continues to wear his Lieutenant pips for some time after this. This may be allowed by the Starfleet uniform code for a variety of reasons. Most likely he started out as the acting transporter chief or was on probationary status until the position became permanent. Until the position was permanent then he retained the option of returning to the officer ranks if he choose or if the new posting didn't work out. It was only when Once he formally accepted the position became permanent that he had to wear non-com insignia on his regular uniform (He may have been allowed to retain his officer's dress uniform, as he again has two pips on his collar at his wedding.)
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