Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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."

Valiant - S6-E22

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


If Wishes were Horses - S1-E16

Trivia: Buck Bokai's baseball card, a collectible featured on Benjamin Sisko's desk, had actor Keone Young on the front, in character, but showed "Trek" model maker Gregory Jein, who invented the "history" of the character, on the back. The pair bore an uncanny resemblance to each other.

Trivia: As in other Star Trek series, little inside jokes that are not often shown on camera appear on the set. For example, the Jupiter Mining Corporation from the BBC comedy series "Red Dwarf" has an office on the Promenade.

Apocalypse Rising - S5-E1

Trivia: In the scene where Kira and Dr. Bashir are talking, she points to her pregnant stomach and says "This is all your fault, you know" referencing that Bashir was the one who transplanted Keiko's baby into Kira. This is an inside joke, because in reality Alexander Siddig and Nana Visitor were an item, and Siddig was indeed the father of her baby.

Melora - S2-E6

Trivia: The concept of a wheelchair-bound female who flew around her quarters was originally reserved for the character of Dax. However, after it was decided that the costs for going to such extents would be too great, the idea was recycled into the Melora character.

A Man Alone - S1-E4

Trivia: When he is investigating Ibudan's death, Odo views his schedule which shows that he travelled from the Alderaan Spaceport. Alderaan is the planet destroyed by the Death Star in Star Wars.

Trials and Tribble-ations - S5-E6

Trivia: When the agents ask Sisko which Enterprise ship, he says "the first one." One agent also responds with there's been 6 Enterprises. However, in the 2001 TV series "Star Trek: Enterprise", we learn there was an Enterprise before the "first" one. And (as of 2020), there have been 8, or possibly 9, Enterprise ships. (I have listed this a trivia since at the time of the show it wouldn't have been a mistake. But one could argue this is a mistake or that the TV series ST:E made a mistake, since it's been established TOS Enterprise was the first ship with that name).


Trials and Tribble-ations - S5-E6

Trivia: In this episode, Sisko, Dax, Bashir, and O'Brien are talking about the amount of Tribbles, and Dax gives the total as 1,771,561, and the explanation behind the total. The conversation was an exact copy of the one between Lurry, Kirk and Spock in the original episode "The Trouble With Tribbles" (TOS, S2: E15).

Movie Nut

Trivia: It's mentioned across the series that Captain Sisko and his son Jake are both baseball fans. Cirroc Lofton, who plays Jake, is actually the nephew of former baseball player Kenny Lofton.

Cubs Fan

Far Beyond the Stars - S6-E13

Trivia: Sisco purchases a copy of Galaxy at the newsstand. In an homage to the original Star Trek, the mock-up magazine's cover art is a matte painting of "Starbase 11" that appeared as a background in the episodes "Court Martial" and "Menagerie, Part 1."

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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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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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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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