Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

The Die is Cast (2) - S3-E21

Plot hole: Earlier in the season, it was established that The Jem'Hadar are genetically engineered to be loyal to the Changelings, meaning they will not deliberately harm them. With that in mind, the Changelings still care about Odo's well being despite his refusal to return to them. So why didn't the Lovok Changeling send a message to The Jem'Hadar ships to inform them that a Changeling was going to be on the runabout? Given that he took time to offer another chance to return to his people, you would think he'd take time to make sure he returned to the station safely.

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Suggested correction: Maybe The Jem'Hadar were trying to disable the runabout to try and capture Odo and Garak.

Defiant - S3-E9

Plot hole: Thomas Riker is able to steal the Defiant partially because he's a genetic double for and not a clone of Will Riker. Thomas Riker's existence is not a secret. Star Fleet is aware that the first officer of their flagship has a genetic duplicate who resigned and is out there somewhere. There should be something in place to verify Will's location before giving Thomas access. But then, of course, we wouldn't have an episode.

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Suggested correction: At this point Thomas Riker is still a Starfleet officer. There is no need to lock him out of accessing the Defiant's systems as he is considered just as trustworthy as Will.

They say that he had expressed political opinions that supported the Maquis, not that he had resigned from Starfleet. A large number of Starfleet officers supported the Maquis' intentions, but still stayed loyal to Starfleet.

No, Thomas Riker accessed the Defiant under the guise of being Will Riker, and Major Kira released the lockouts being under that impression.

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Exactly. NOBODY in Star Fleet has thought "Well, what if one of them claims to be the other? How do we tell them apart?"

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Facets - S3-E25

Plot hole: How could Jadzia have been unaware that Curzon was infatutated with her if she inherited all his memories after being joined?

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Suggested correction: It is known from Joran Dax that memories held by the symbiont can be repressed. Moreover, Jadzia Dax has often commented that the memories accrued over several lifetimes can become blurred together. The Trill rite of closure ceremony (DS9: Facets) allows the memories of each host to be extracted and then placed in the mind of a volunteer to approximate (quite well, it would seem) the experience of talking to a past host as if they were still alive. The very existence of this ceremony suggests that the memories are not wholly available to to the current host; otherwise, why should the current host elect to become completely separated from their previous hosts' memories in exchange for clarity? Thus, there is ample evidence in the show to allow the possibility that Jadzia Dax was unaware of Curzon Dax's infatuation.

Armageddon Game - S2-E13

Plot hole: Just after the Kelleran soldiers kill all the scientists, O'Brien tries to contact the runabout Ganges for a beam out. Unable to contact the Ganges, he and Bashir use the T'Lani cruiser's transporter to beam down to T'Lani III. He could have used the cruiser's transporters to beam to the Ganges instead (it wouldn't have had its shields up as it was unoccupied and was closer to the cruiser than the planet) allowing them to escape back to the wormhole and DS9, instead of having to await rescue on the planet.

Broken Link - S4-E26

Revealing mistake: During the fight between Garak and Worf near the end of the episode, a Jefferies tube door is knocked out of its frame to reveal the end of the set - a dark room with a wooden scaffold and various other pieces of equipment. (Slow-mo helpful but not required)

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Q-Less - S1-E7

Q: You hit me! Picard never hit me.
Sisko: I'm not Picard.
Q: Indeed not. You're much easier to provoke.

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Valiant - S6-E22

Trivia: Valiant was the original working name for the USS Defiant when it was being designed for the show.

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Question: I've noticed in some episodes the person playing Dr. Bashir is credited as Siddig El Fadil and in others he's Alexander Siddig. At what point in the series did he have the name change?

Answer: He changed his name after the third season because people were having difficulty pronouncing his last name."Alexander Siddig" is the name he typically goes by as his full birth name, "Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi", is far too verbose and complex for screen credits.

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