The production of the various series of Star Trek have thrown in many in-jokes, from the obvious to the not so obvious. We have seen production staff on the sets as background characters, spoken dialogue referencing other shows and written text doing the same. So below are a few in-jokes, or easter eggs from DS9.
Watch the scene where Sisko and Dax turn a corner into a corridor with tribbles all over the floor. The grey haired security guard is David Gerrold, writer of the original “The Trouble with Tribbles”.
And the tribble he is holding is the ONLY original Tribble used on the whole show, the rest were new ones made for the episode.
In the episode the crew go back in time and as a result they get a visit from ‘Temporal Investigations’ when they get back. The two agents sent to investigate the time-travel trip are named Dulmer and Lucsly. These names are anagrams for Mulder and Scully, FBI agents on the X-Files who investigate strange cases.
Who Mourns for Morn – Character without a face…
In the epsiode Who Mourns for Morn, when Quark drums up business by making sure someone is always sitting in Morn’s chair, the first guy to do so, a Bajoran, is the actor who plays Morn anyway.
In a scene in which Odo is investigating someone by going through the persons computer log entries for their itinerary before coming to DS9, one of the first entries is “Depart Alderaan spaceport”. Alderaan is Princess Leia’s adopted home planet in Star Wars.
When Vic Fontaine is talking to Quark at the entrance to the “end of the war party” in the holosuite, notice the guests entering behind them, you’ll see that one of the guests who enters wearing sunglasses is Ira Steven Behr, the shows executive producer.
Babel – Curry anyone?
In the first-season episode ‘Babel’ the Bajoran scientist who engineered an aphasia virus is searched for, and when found to be dead you see his face on a screen. The guy is Dan Curry with a Bajoran nose (VFX Supervisor)
Quark is upset with all of the changes Grand Nagus Zek has made on Ferenginar. Thinking he will be the next Nagus, Quark said he’d force things back to the old ways or resign, followed by, “The line has to be drawn here, this far and no further.” a slight change on the line spoken by Picard in First Contact.
When Rom has to go sabotage DS9’s deflector array he has to open a hatch which reads “A51 – restricted area – authorized personnel only” – A reference to Area 51.
In Various DS9 episodes, a promendade directory aboard DS9 shows the existence of the Jupiter Mining Corporation, the comapny Red Dwarf is operated by.