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Someone might be able to find specific info for Star Trek, but there is no general rule in the industry. Scenes are rarely shot in order. They are shot according to actor and set/location availability. If they have to build some special set to be an alien ship's bridge for just one episode, they'll shoot everything they can on it so they can break it down ...


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Well, remember that Trill hosts being super different was part of Dax's whole backstory - it was a pretty huge deal. Curzon Dax was very different from Jadzia Dax. And I'm pretty sure that Jadzia also wasn't a serial-killing psychopath, like Joran Dax. Plus, it was pretty well established in Star Trek: The Next Generation that in a situation like Jadzia's/...


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The Federation is acting on behalf of the Bajoran government, and Sisko is appointed to run the station on that basis. Memory Alpha Following the Cardassian withdrawal, the Bajoran Provisional Government petitioned for Federation membership, and also for Starfleet assistance in repairing and maintaining Terok Nor. A complex arrangement was established, ...


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First of all the idea that time is different for wormhole-beings makes some sense: modern physics theoretically allows wormholes to connect different places in space-time, so one end can be in the past, one in the future. Now, here's my interpretation: The wormhole-beings dont know that they didn't know. They have actually a worse perception of time than we ...


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Here is an interview with Michael Dorn on TrekNews. He opens with the line "It was just a backstory." Which maybe means it wasn't intended to be long term. Can you talk about some of the factors that led to you joining the cast at that time? Dorn: It was just a backstory. We [Star Trek: The Next Generation] ended in ’94 and we did a movie real ...


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First, if you have watched Deep Space Nine thoroughly, you know that Garak is much more than a simple tailor. But that said, you are right: In theory, you can program a replicator to make the exact clothing you want. But as some people prefer "real" food over replicator products, some people probably want real clothing made from real cloth. The reasons for ...


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A competitor of sorts to Star Trek, Babylon 5, did some amount of this. There were always significant cost pressures, and so one of the things they did was plot out when different sets would be needed, and actors, and so on, so that they could use actors and sets in parallel. They even did this across episodes, so an actor might be filming one episode one ...


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Tailors exist in Star Trek for the same reason tailors exist in real life. Both replicated clothing and real world clothing are made from patterns. Bodies, however, are not made from patterns.1 Custom tailored clothing is more comfortable because it's adjusted to fit the individual. It can be designed in such a way as to minimize or enhance the appearance ...


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While nothing definitive can be determined, I would say "yes they could probably do it" - as a guess, and "no", the show clearly implies that a woman is the more logical choice. The dialogue implies that a man carrying a child would not be a first choice. That doesn't mean it "couldn't" be done only that it wouldn't be considered if are female options. ...


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In the television world, Star Trek is what is known as a "single camera" show. There is literally just one camera, and there will only be one scene filmed at a time. But ironically, even if it were a "multi-camera" show, there would still only be one scene shot at a time, so industry terminology might not be very helpful here. The primary ...


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I can't provide much more than a lmgtfy answer, but I've been following a mix of the following two watchlists DS9 in 82.5 hours and DS9 Condensed. They list the episodes in the weaker first two seasons that you need to understand the later plot. I got hooked around the start of season 3 and am now only skipping the really bad fluff episodes.


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As a teen I was an extra on an episode of a popular fantasy show shot in New Zealand. The process was quite interesting, especially as a fan of the show. This show used a second unit to film distant, static and filler shots using body doubles, often at the same time the main unit was shooting close-ups and walking shots on the main cast. I watched a bit of ...


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You hit the paradox on the head. To beings that exist outside of 3 dimensions (and assuming time is the next dimension) any interaction is already both presumed to occur and presumed to not occur. Reality for us is still based in 3 dimensions with time constantly moving forward. Our reaction is like the batter and spectators from our perspective...we see ...


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