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Bomb aftermath 2369

The aftermath of the bomb at DS9's school

Ansata bomb

The Ansata bomb on the warp core of the Enterprise-D

A bomb was a type of explosive device used as a weapon.

Organic explosives were a type of bomb utilized by Triannon terrorists. (ENT: "Chosen Realm")

Aircraft designed to drop bombs onto ground targets were known as bombers. (ENT: "Storm Front, Part II", "In a Mirror, Darkly")

In 2154, a bomb exploded in the United Earth Embassy on Vulcan, killing forty-three people. Shortly thereafter, another bomb – not yet detonated – was discovered by Malcolm Reed and Travis Mayweather in the ruins of the building. They were able to call for an emergency beam out immediately before the secondary bomb exploded. (ENT: "The Forge")

In "The Forge", only the second bomb is shown on-screen. The episode's script described it as "Strapped to a conduit, Vulcan technology, the size of a lunchbox with a few glowing lights."

Bombs could be used as a terrorist weapon. During the Cardassian Occupation of Bajor, the Shakaar resistance cell bombed the home of Gul Pirak. (DS9: "The Darkness and the Light") When the USS Enterprise-D visited Rutia IV in 2366, Ansata separatists detonated a bomb in a plaza next to the restaurant where Data, Worf, and Beverly Crusher were eating lunch. During that same mission the terrorist boarded the Enterprise and planted a bomb on the warp core, Captain Picard ordered preparations to be made for a saucer separation. Fortunately, Commander La Forge was able to remove the device and beam it into space before it detonated. (TNG: "The High Ground")

Bombs could also be implanted within a humanoid body, and detonating it would be an act of suicide. The Sonchi ceremony following the death of Klingon Chancellor K'mpec was disrupted when a bomb using a Romulan molecular decay detonator implanted in the body of one of Duras' men exploded. (TNG: "Reunion") As part of an elaborate effort to capture the USS Voyager, a Kazon-Nistrim agent aboard the ship detonated a bomb implanted in his body at a critical moment, allowing Seska and the Kazon to overpower the ship's defenses. (VOY: "Basics, Part I")

Section 31 agent Thomas Harewood committed a suicide bombing, destroying the Kelvin Memorial Archive in London. He did it on former agent John Harrison's behalf, as he had offered to save the life of Harewood's terminally ill daughter Lucille. Harrison turned Harewood's Starfleet Academy ring into a bomb that ignited when dropped in a glass of water. In the bombing's aftermath, Harrison salvaged a terminal to gain the confiscated transwarp beaming formula. (Star Trek Into Darkness)

In 2369, the school aboard Deep Space 9 exploded because of a bomb. Constable Odo later mentioned that it was a simple, homemade bomb made from cabrodine and infernite two explosive materials. (DS9: "In the Hands of the Prophets")

In 2372, the Dominion exploded a bomb at the Antwerp Conference on Earth, killing 27 people in the first Dominion attack on Earth and the worst such attack on the planet in over a century. (DS9: "Homefront")

In 2373, Arne Darvin used the Orb of Time to go back to 2268 to smuggle a tricobalt bomb aboard Deep Space Station K-7 at the exact moment that Kirk was bonked by the tribbles. Captain Sisko and Dax found the bomb inside a tribble and beamed it out restoring the timeline leading to the arrest of Darvin and his former self. (DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations")

That same year, infiltrators from the Orion Syndicate smuggled a bomb onto the runabout USS Rio Grande to prevent Quark and Odo from testifying against them. Odo beamed the bomb out in time but the blast damaged the ship and forced them to crash land on a Class L world. (DS9: "The Ascent")

Later that year Jem'Hadar commandos beamed aboard Deep Space 9 from a civilian shuttle and detonated a bomb in Pylon 3 to delay the crews response. 18 people were killed in that blast and the Jem'Hadar stole equipment from several science labs to repair the Iconian Gate on Vandros IV. Captain Sisko and Worf lead a strike team that planted explosives on the gate and destroyed it preventing it from being used by the Jem'Hadar. (DS9: "To the Death")

In the holographic program titled Julian Bashir, Secret Agent, the character Anastasia Komananov wore earrings that Bashir had bought for her at Christmas. At least one of these earrings was secretly a bomb, which Bashir used to knock out the character Falcon after obtaining it from Komananov under the cover of a kiss. (DS9: "Our Man Bashir")

As part of her group's resistance against the military occupation of Deep Space 9 by the Dominion, Kira Nerys said that she would smuggle a bomb into the space station's main computer to shut down the entire station. She claimed the bomb would be "crude, but effective". She and her group, however, were detained by Damar before she could accomplish her goal. (DS9: "Sacrifice of Angels")

A bomb could be jury-rigged as long as there was an explosive substance and a means of controlling its detonation. Jean-Luc Picard effectively turned a canister of highly volatile trilithium resin into a bomb by removing the canister's stabilizer rod. (TNG: "Starship Mine")

In an ultimately omitted line of dialogue from the final draft script of TOS: "Miri", James T. Kirk referred to a particular deadly virus, created as a result of a life prolongation project, as a time bomb which was "set, sure to go off," and "ticking" in the bodies of all the Onlies, because the onset of puberty triggered the fatal virus.

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