Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Rejoined - S4-E6

Factual error: When Major Kira was introducing Lieutenant Commanders Dax and Worf to the arriving Trill scientists, she introduces them as Commander Dax and Worf. While in informal conversation, they could be addressed as Commander, when making formal introductions, the person making the introductions would use their full proper rank. This is an error that no ranking officer would make, especially not twice. (00:03:10)

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Suggested correction: And when was this established? If you are basing this error on modern American military protocols, there is no reason Starfleet in the 24th century would follow the same rules and traditions.

Yes, although it's not just American military introductions, it's pretty standard in most militaries to use full rank when making formal introductions, which has been followed for the most part by the writers, with other introductions that have happened onscreen.

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The Way of the Warrior (1) - S4-E1

Julian Bashir: They broke seven of your transverse ribs and fractured your clavicle!
Elim Garak: Ah, but I got off several cutting remarks which no doubt did serious damage to their egos.

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If Wishes were Horses - S1-E16

Trivia: Buck Bokai, a baseball player from the 21st Century, who becomes "real" in this episode, broke Joe DiMaggio's consecutive hitting streak in 2026. While he's not physically seen or referred to by name, this fact is mentioned in the 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' episode "The Big Goodbye."

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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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