Where are the Zakdorn?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by heavyneos, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. heavyneos

    heavyneos Ensign Red Shirt

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    In TNG we were introduced to a species called the Zakdorn who are literary billed as having the 'greatest' innately strategic minds in the galaxy,and they are a full member or the Federation so my question is this, Where are the Zakdorn during the Dominion War?
     
  2. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Vice Admiral Admiral

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    They went to the same place as the Deltans, Rigellian-Chelon, Rhaandarite, and Saurians.
     
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  3. somebuddyx

    somebuddyx Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    They signed a non-aggression treaty so that while the Dominion enslaved the Alpha Quadrant they could wait out the war, hanging out in their favourite Supply Depot and resolve to slowly weaken the Dominion over the period of several hundred years from within.
    The Sisko had other plans.
     
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  4. Capn Nick

    Capn Nick Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    There was a stratagema competition going on.
     
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    They were the first to fall. All hat and no cattle.
     
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  7. trekyourself

    trekyourself Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I imagine the makers of ds9 didn't want to include all the raced in the quadrant in the Dominion war, so they could avoid spending 15 minutes an episode every time they wanted to list them all.or maybe the zakdorn found it to be better strategically to not be involved, or to have the founders win.
     
  8. Paradise City

    Paradise City Commodore Commodore

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    The writers of DS9 forgot about the Zakdorn.

    Probably all at Fed' HQ strategisin' with the brass.
     
  9. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Cartoon Admiral

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    Sisko's still bitter about that game of dom-jot he lost to a pair of Zakdorn.
     
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    DS9forever Commodore Commodore

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    Deleted scene reference!
     
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    Spock would have loved to have played them.
     
  12. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

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    The Zakdorn looked at the situation, reasoned that the Federation would emerge victorious and ignored the war.
     
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  13. Believer Bob

    Believer Bob Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    They simply weren't needed once Starfleet realized they had Jack, Lauren, Patrick and Sarina in their corner...!!
     
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    Triskelion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The Zakdorn were having an election year, so were naturally obsessing over salient ethical dilemmas; most notably mu-mus vs lycra pantsuits as the most girth-inclusive planetary outfit. Unfortunately the election did not settle the question as promised, to the Quadrant's prolongued ennui.

    Next war, though, they hope to wax philosophical over lattes and biscotti about the immoral violence of their Federation security umbrella. (The enemy is thus far immaterial).
     
  15. Leviathan

    Leviathan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    They became trapped in the Plot Hole....a twist in the fabric of continutity, from which there is no escape.
     
  16. Finn

    Finn Admiral Premium Member

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    Andorians, Denobulans and the Tellarites too
     
  17. matthunter

    matthunter Vice Admiral Admiral

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    There's also Worf's comment that the Zakdorns' reputation might not be all that valid because no-one had bothered challenging them for decades DUE to their rep. It's entirely possible they'd stagnated by sitting on their laurels too long.
     
  18. Finn

    Finn Admiral Premium Member

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    Perhaps their reputation came from when the Zakdorn was not part of the Federation?
     
  19. Shikarnov

    Shikarnov Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    My theory is that the Zakdorn, being master strategists, probably arrived at a similar conclusion to what Dr. Bashir's genetically modified cohorts thought was best. The result of that thinking is anybody's guess. Perhaps, as sumbuddyx suggested above, they decided to cut ties with the Federation and sit the war out with a nonaggression pact. Or maybe they tried to convince Starfleet to save lives and surrender, and were told to go scratch. Perhaps both...
     
  20. UnknownSample

    UnknownSample Commodore Commodore

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    They were probably at Star Fleet HQs, doing their jobs as strategists.
     
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