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warp drive
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The main propulsion system for most starships that is capable of faster-than-light travel. The core of the warp drive uses  to control the annihilation of matter and antimatter. This...

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warp factor
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Warp factor is the unit used to measure faster-than-light travel, where 'c' is equal to the speed of light. Each increase of one warp is computed geometrically. Warp ten is theorized to be...

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Klingons
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Planet: Q'onoS (Kronos, the Klingon homeworld). The well-statured warrior race has a genetic predisposition to hostility and a well-known streak of fatalism. Lieutenant Worf says that Klingons do...

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Argelians
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Planet: Argelius II. Despite the hedonistic nature of the natives of Argelius II, their planet has long been known as a friendly shore-leave spot for Starfleet — even after the murderous...

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D7-class battle cruiser
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The workhorse of the Klingon fleet during the 2260s, the D7 preceeded the K't'inga-class. Koloth's ship was the I.K.S. Gr'oth.

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Dulmur
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Humorless field agent from the Federation Department of Temporal Investigations. Dulmur and partner Lucsly interrogated Sisko about the Defiant's time-travel jaunt to 2267, where he and his crew...

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Gr'oth, I.K.S.
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Klingon battle cruiser, D7-class. In 2267, commanding officer Captain Koloth and his crew took shore leave on Deep Space Station K-7.

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Lucsly
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One of the Department of Temporal Investigations investigators assigned to debrief Sisko after the U.S.S. Defiant's voyage to 2267. Lucsly took notes and had a basic knowledge of Bajorans.

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Synopsis
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9) focuses on the 24th century adventures of Captain Benjamin Sisko on space station Deep Space 9, an outpost situated near the mouth of a stable wormhole on the far...

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Trials and Tribble-ations
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The Defiant is returning from Cardassian space with the Bajoran Orb of Time. A Klingon named Arne Darvin, surgically altered to look human, has come aboard as a passenger. He uses the Orb to send...

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Waddle, Barry
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False name used by Arne Darvin upon disembarking at Deep Space 9 in 2373. Waddle was supposed to be a human salesman hawking a line of kevas and trillium.

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Watley, Lieutenant
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Woman who joined the U.S.S. Enterprise's crew roster in 2267 after an assignment on the U.S.S. Lexington NCC-1709. Watley may have been Julian Bashir's great-grandmother.

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Worf
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(Played by Michael Dorn)   PERSONNEL FILE: Worf   Last Starfleet Rank: Lieutenant Commander Current position: Federation Ambassador to Qo'noS; previously, strategic operations...

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44246
Rozhenko, Alexander
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Born in 2366, Alexander is the son of Worf and the late Federation Ambassador K'Ehleyr. Although Alexander spent his infancy with his mother, following her death he returned to Earth to live with...

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Breen
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Planet: name unspecified. A humanoid species from a cold planet who operate in a politically non-aligned manner and are reputed to be aggressive, with outposts in Sector 97. It is presumed that...

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B'Etor
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(Portrayed by Gwynyth Walsh) Younger, seductive and more volatile sister of Lursa who, after brother Duras' death in 2367, headed their powerful family in pursuit of leading the Empire. Leaving...

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Lursa
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(Portrayed by Barbara March) Older, more plotting sister of B'Etor who, after brother Duras' death, together headed their powerful family in pursuit of leading the Empire. She is the mastermind...

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Dolak, Gul
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Commander of a Cardassian warship force, he led a 2368 effort to assassinate the Bajoran militant Orta through an assault on Orta's carrier-class spacecraft.

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45236
tea, mint
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Aromatic tea, with strong qualities that can help stimulate the digestive system.   Picard offered Sarek's second wife Perrin a cup of light-amber mint tea during her visit aboard ship. She...

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Kriosians
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Planet: Krios. The tall, slender humanoid members if this species share similarities in their skin pigments — a dark-spotted, skin pattern along the hairline and down the neck and spine...

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biochips
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Cybernetic inserts found in members of the Borg. Placed into the body via surgery, the chip enhance the physical capabilities of Borg individuals as well as generating organic material needed for...

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46379
antilepton interference
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Type of particle field that can interfere with subspace radio. In 2369, Cardassian forces jammed subspace communications between Deep Space Nine and Starfleet with antileptons.

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Bajor
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The Class-M homeworld of the humanoid Bajoran race is Earth-like in appearance with large, blue oceans and seas that appear a little more greenish than Earth's from orbit. A "day" is a 26-hour...

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Bajoran interceptor
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The interceptor is the primary defense craft of the Bajoran military. These ships are armed with phasers and equipped with tractor beams for towing . On Stardate 47391.2, a two-craft patrol with...

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Bajoran Wormhole
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Discovered on stardate 46379.1 by Deep Space Nine science officer Jadzia Dax, the Bajoran Wormhole is the first and only completely stable wormhole known to the Federation, with either end...

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Bajorans
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Planet: Bajor Humanoid race, distinguished outwardly only by extra wrinkles at the bridge of the nose, have wandered the galaxy and settled on various worlds ever since their homeland was...

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Bardakia
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Otherwise undescribed home world to a pronghorn moose whose call is known to be loud, obnoxious and mostly tuneless.

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Bashir, Dr. Julian
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PERSONNEL FILE: Bashir, Julian, M.D. Rank: Lieutenant Current assignment: Chief Medical Officer, Deep Space Nine Full Name: Julian Subatoi Bashir Year of birth: 2341 Parents: Richard and Amsha...

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Bellerophon, U.S.S.
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A Federation starship among those destroyed in the Battle of Wolf 359 with the Borg, as Commander Sisko recalled the incident on stardate 46379.1. The ship is named for the mythical Greek hero...

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Cardassia Prime
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The formal name of the Cardassian homeworld -- a world other than the third, fourth or fifth planet of the system -- although natives often informally drop the "Prime." Its capital city is awash...

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Cardassian warship
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The ships headed by Guls Dukat, Jasad and Dunar, though unspecified, were all likely of the top-of-the-line Galor-class. Dukat's, with amber-orange running lights at the midpoint top and at each...

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Cardassians
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Planet: Cardassia   Tall, long-necked, humanoid in appearance, marked by several bony protrusions and ridges: one from the shoulder to under the ears, whose bottom lobes in turn are more...

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Changeling
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Origin: Gamma Quadrant Little is known about this strange race. They call themselves Changelings, a name adopted from others' use. The Changelings are the highest order in a Gamma Quadrant...

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Cochrane, U.S.S.
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The ship that escorted Admiral Satie to the U.S.S. Enterprise for a security breach investigation on stardate 44769.2. The ship also transported Dr. Julian Bashir to Deep Space Nine. Named for the...

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Danube-class runabout starship
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Dax, Curzon
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Male Trill who was the seventh host to the Dax symbiont, a noted Federation dignitary, aficionado of Klingon culture, and something of a womanizer (which ultimately killed him). Joined from 2285...

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Deep Space Nine
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Previously called by its original creators "Terok Nor," this old Cardassian mining station orbiting the planet of Bajor was built in 2351 and abandoned 18 years later as the Cardassian occupation...

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Denorios belt
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A charged plasma field in or near the Bajoran system that hosts the Alpha Quadrant end of the Bajoran wormhole. Though ships have always avoided it, a stranded Kai Taluno had first reported odd...

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Doran
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Female officer aboard the U.S.S. Saratoga when it was attacked in 2367 by the Borg at the battle of Wolf 359. Later, a Bajoran Prophet used Doran's image to communicate with Sisko.

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Dukat, Gul
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The former Cardassian prefect of Terok Nor (renamed Deep Space Nine by the Federation), Dukat has proven himself a survivor as well as an expert tactician at political intrigue and combat. He has...

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Emissary, Part I
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For six days during Stardate 43997, Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise was held captive by a sinister race called the Borg. The Borg altered the captain's appearance and mind and...

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escape pod
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A space-faring version of a lifeboat, the escape pod is often used in emergency situations, when the crew of a starship (or other vessel) is required to abandon ship. On stardate 43997, during...

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Ferengi
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The homeworld of the Ferengi species is Ferenginar. The Ferengi have a culture which is based entirely upon commerce. They follow a code of conduct known as "The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition."...

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Frunalia
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Otherwise undescribed world (pronounced froo-NAIL-ee-uh) with a strong interest in science and the Bajoran wormhole. It sends three science ships to study the phenomenon immediately upon its...

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Frunalian
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Origin: the Alpha Quadrant. An alien species which took an early scientific interest in the discovery of the Bajoran wormhole near the Deep Space Nine space station. This species has also...

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Gage, U.S.S.
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A sister starship to the U.S.S. Saratoga in the Battle of Wolf 359 with the Borg on stardate 44001.4 — in the second wave with the U.S.S. Kyushu. All ships which fought at Wolf 359 were...

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Gamma Quadrant
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That quarter of the Milky Way Galaxy appearing to be located between 9 and 12 o'clock if the great plane of the galaxy is viewed as a clockface and the 6 o'clock position bisects the Sol system....

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Ganges, U.S.S.
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One of Deep Space Nine's three original Danube-class runabout vessels dropped off by the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D in 2369 and destroyed the next year by a T'Lani munitions cruiser; it was...

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holosuite
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Terms for the recreational holodeck facilities located on the second floor of Quark's bar on Deep Space Nine.

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Idran
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A Gamma Quadrant ternary star (pronounced "EE-drahn") that includes a supergiant orbited by twin O-type companions is the closest one to the Bajoran wormhole in its quadrant, only 4.7 light-years...

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Infirmary
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Term used by old Earth armies for a hospital ward, used for the medical facility on station Deep Space Nine when run by the station's first Starfleet chief medical officer, Dr. Julian Bashir.

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interceptor, Bajoran
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Jasad, Gul
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Cardassian warship commander in 2369 who threatened to retake Deep Space 9 as Terok Nor, or to destroy it.  

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Kira Nerys
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BAJORAN ARCHIVAL RECORDS FILE: (duplicated as) DS9 BAJORAN SERVICE PERSONNEL FILE: Kira Nerys Rank: Colonel, Bajoran Militia Current assignment: Commanding officer, Deep Space Nine; previously,...

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Lapolis
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Star (pronounced LAPP-oh-liss) in the Alpha Quadrant. This system is supposed to be the first destination of the U.S.S. Enterprise after it leaves its initial stopover at Deep Space Nine. There...

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Laporin , Captain
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A Benzite Federation captain who attended Starfleet Academy simultaneous with Benjamin Sisko. Laporin died in 2372 at the hands of Klingons ruled by the Gowron Changeling.

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Lappa IV
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A Ferengi planet. This world is the native home of the flower pericules.

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Mars
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Home of the Utopia Planetia Starfleet base and orbital shipyards. They disappear with all other modern trappings when Bell's premature death changed the known future timeline.

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Morn
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Male Lurian, a frequent, exceedingly composed patron at Quark's who panicked when Quark warned him of a rumored Dominion invasion. A shrewd financier with a shady past, Morn faked his own death in...

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Nog
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PERSONNEL FILE: Nog Rank: Lieutenant Current residence: Station Deep Space 9 Full Name: Nog Species: Ferengi Date of birth: ca. 2353 Place of birth: Ferenginar Parents: Father, Rom; Mother,...

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O'Brien, Miles
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PERSONNEL FILE: O'Brien, Miles Edward Rank: Chief petty officer, senior chief specialist Current assignment: Professor of Engineering, Starfleet Academy; previously, Chief of Operations, Deep...

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ODN
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Acronym for Optical Data Network. The system of fiber-optics used on Federation starships by the ship's computers for data transmission. Deep Space Nine used a similar network, but it was poorly...

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Odo
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PERSONNEL FILE: OdoPosition: Security chief, Bajoran Militia, DS9 detachmentSpecies: Founder ChangelingGiven Name: Odo'italDate of...

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Opaka, Kai
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The spiritual leader of the Bajorans through the latter days of the Cardassian occupation and the heady first months of freedom in 2369, Opaka determined that Sisko's arrival at DS9 was in...

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Prophets
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Origin: Bajoran wormhole According to Bajoran religious doctrines, the prophets are the spiritual protectors and guides to the Bajoran peoples. Throughout Bajoran history, several unusual...

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pulse compression wave
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Added to a phaser blast , the pulse compression wave will increase the destructive power of a phaser. In 2369, Chief Operations Officer O'Brien used the pulse compression wave to defend Deep Space...

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Quadros-1 probe
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A 22nd century deep space scientific probe launched from the Alpha Quadrant into the Gamma Quadrant, without the benefit of the Bajoran wormhole's shortcut. Among the discoveries about the Gamma...

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Quark
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  DS9 STATION RESIDENCE DATABASE FILE: Quark Occupation: Owner and bartender/host, Quark's Bar, DS9Full Name: QuarkYear of birth: c. 2333, Terran equivalentPlace of...

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Saratoga, U.S.S. (NCC-31911)
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The second starship to bear the name Saratoga, the ship was destroyed by the Borg at the Battle of Wolf 359 on stardate 44001.4. It had been commanded by a Vulcan captain and, despite its size,...

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Setlik III
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Third planet in the Setlik system.   This location became infamous when an unarmed United Federation of Planets outpost along the formerly disputed border with Cardassia was subject to...

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Sisko, Benjamin
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PERSONNEL FILE: Sisko, Benjamin Full Name: Benjamin Lafayette Sisko Year of birth: 2332 Place of birth: New Orleans, Earth Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sisko (update: it has been learned that...

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Sisko, Jake
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DS9 RESIDENT DATABASE FILE: Sisko, Jake Occupation: Writer, Reporter Full Name: Jake Sisko Year of birth: 2355 Parents: Capt. Benjamin Sisko (MIA 2375) and Jennifer Sisko (d. 2367); no siblings...

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Sisko, Jennifer
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Federation scientist who married Benjamin Sisko and had one child, Jake, before being killed in 2367 by the Borg. A mirror-universe Jennifer was separated from her husband and worked for the...

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Symbionts, Trill
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Only 300 symbionts are available for hosting each year on average. If a host is weak, the personality of the symbiont will overwhelm it. Unless its current Joined Host objects, a prospective Host...

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Taluno, Kai
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Bajoran religious figure from the 22nd century whose ship was almost swallowed by the heavens near the Denorios Belt. Taluno's story, plus other sightings, helped locate the Bajoran wormwhole in 2369.

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thoron field
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Energy field that Deep Space Nine can produce to block outside sensor scans.

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Trill
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The formal name of the Trills' home world, only 37 hours from Deep Space Nine aboard the Defiant. One site of renown is the Hoobishan Baths. At least part of the government, organized in...

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Trunkhead Aliens
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Planet: unspecified. Commonly seen in Federation faciliities such as DS9. A dull brown-skinned race with pointed upswept ears and a long, trunk-like, fleshy protrusion from the back of the skull...

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warship, Cardassian
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Wormhole, Bajoran
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Prophesied and known reverently by the adjacent Bajorans as the 10,000-year-old Celestial Temple of the Prophets they worship, the first known stable wormhole on record was discovered on stardate...

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Wormhole Aliens
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Origin: The Bajoran wormhole. Non-corporeal, non-linear telepathic race who built the wormhole adjoining Bajor some 10,000 years ago and worshiped by the natives there as "The Prophets" because of...

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Yamaguchi, U.S.S.
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A Federation starship that was among the destroyed ships in the Battle of Wolf 359 with the Borg.

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Yangtzee Kiang, U.S.S.
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One of DS9's three original Runabout-class vessels, dropped off by the Enterprise-D. Major Kira used it to mount Commander Sisko's rescue operation. Joining Kira were Science Officer Dax,...

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aubergine stew
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A creole dish native to Earth's Louisiana region, specifically New Orleans. Having learned the dish from his restaurateur father Joseph, Benjamin Sisko offered to cook this stew for his...

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Emissary, Part II
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On a distant outpost at the edge of the final frontier, an untested crew embarks on an unprecedented journey. For six days during Stardate 43997, Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship...

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energy distribution net
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Generic nomenclature for the Cardassian shipboard equivalent of Starfleet's electro-plasma system: the shipwide power system.

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rations, emergency
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Emergency food packets to be consumed when food replicators are off-line. Personnel aboard DS9 just after the Cardassian withdrawal had to eat emergency rations.

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Aldara
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Cardassian warship which gave chase to Bajoran extremist Tahna Los after he stole an antimatter converter in an attempt to blow up the Bajoran wormhole in 2369.

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Bajor (star)
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A star with 14 planets whose appellation is commonly used for its largest and most populated world. The system has recently become independent again after decades of Cardassian occupation. It...

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Bajor VIII
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Eighth planet in the Bajoran star system with six colonies containing several thousand Bajoran settlers. Its proper name is Andros and it has at least two moons. Terrorist Tahna Los, after picking...

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Bajoran scout ship
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Tahna's small ship destroyed by Gul Dunar's warship was blocky in shape with pods that glowed amber in its grids.

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communicator, Bajoran
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The Bajoran symbol on a pin, as worn by Kira and Odo, is also used as a communicator in the style of the Starfleet version but is worn on the right breast rather than the left.

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Danar, Gul
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Commander of the Cardassian warship Aldara. In 2369 Gul Danar contacted Commander Sisko of Deep Space 9 to demand the return of Bajoran terrorist Tahna Los, who had been granted asylum aboard the...

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Garak, Elim
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A smooth-talking, self-professed "plain and simple tailor" was DS9's lone Cardassian resident, exiled there upon Starfleet's arrival and eventually confirmed after much circumlocution as a former...

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Joranian ostrich
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Planet: name unspecified. An alien ornithic species with an extremely fearful disposition. Fear has developed notable evolutionary flaws in the species; if frightened, the Joranian ostrich is...

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Kraus IV
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Inhabited planet (pronounced "krowss") known for its silk lingerie -- even with replicators available -- which Garak stocks in his clothier store.

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Largo V
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Planet within trading range of Deep Space Nine. Destination planet of a load of perishable Tamen sasheer carried by Jaheel's warp freighter. It is distant enough from DS9 that the cargo will...

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Los, Tahna
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Bajoran freedom fighter; a contemporary of Kira Nerys. Tahna's faction, the Kohn-Ma, despised Federation aid as much as the Cardassian occupation. Tahna hoped destroying the wormhole would...

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Past Prologue
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Dr. Bashir is excited to meet Garak, the last Cardassian aboard Deep Space Nine and a rumored spy. He rushes to tell the rest of the crew, but they are busy rescuing a Bajoran, Tahna Los, whose...

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Rollman, Admiral
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Starfleet officer. In 2369, Major Kira Nerys contacted Admiral Rollman from Deep Space Nine to express her resentment over Commander Sisko's reluctance to grant political asylum to the Bajoran...

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