[[WMG: Colonel West was actually Odo, on an early mission from the [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Founders]] to destabilize the Alpha and Beta Quadrants.]]

* He must have suffered some long-term memory loss after this movie to make him forget who he was and why he was there. As for him getting shot out the window and lying in a puddle of blood, it's all part of his scheme to keep his cover.
** Then how come his blood didn't turn to changeling-fluid when Colonel Worf rubbed it between his fingers?
*** The possibility of "holding" a supply of Solid blood to dispense for [[SpotTheImposter blood tests]] is at least discussed on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.
** Odo's day-to-day appearance was based on the Bajoran doctor who studied him. And as Odo himself pointed out to Kira, it's just a shape he assumes, not part of his identity the way it is with us solids. There'd be no reason for him to resume it for a completely different identity decades later.
*** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Ye gads]], you mean the ''Bajorans'' were in on the plot too?!
** How about Martia as a Dominion spy? We know she's a shapeshifter.

[[WMG: The Universal Translator is responsible for Spock's "Nixon" line.]]

* According to Spock, "There is an old Vulcan proverb: only Nixon could go to China." Perhaps what happened is, when speaking the proverb, Spock switched from English to Vulcan and the universal translator also translated the idioms. Instead of a Vulcan name and a Vulcan location, it pulled from the memory banks the best historical comparison that would be understood by someone who spoke English (namely, "Nixon" and "China").
** The translator would need to be a function of the ship- in the Klingon courtroom, Kirk and [=McCoy=] need a listening device they have to hold up to their ears. No comm-badges with built-in translator in those days.
* Alternately, Spock had a brain fart and pulled out one of his mother's proverbs instead of one of his father's. What, you expect him to be on the ball all the time?