I noticed something last night on ESD no Pakleds. So this morning I went to every available instance and not one Pakled. Did Starfleet send them out to seek out New ways to make them go to boldy salvage new technologies? Or did Q Hate the Pakled's and make them disappear from Space dock? I know they are still in Starfleet as I have a Pakled BO. Can a Dev or anyone shed some light on this?
LOL I just thought it was funny as they were all over Space dock before .
Yes, I too was very disturbed that Pakleds weren't everywhere. After all, this was a hostile NON-Federation race that appeared in ONE episode of TNG, and then never again accept for a few background shots on Deep Space Nine. Thus, I was upset to see they stopped appearing by the hundred in Starfleet uniforms on Earth Space Dock.
Luckily, there's still thousands serving on ships as BO, and even captaining them. They might be hard to recognize because they look almost nothing like what they did on their one episode of Star Trek.
My suspicion is the removal of Pakleds from ESD is to pave the way for their appearance as the shadowy villains in Season 4. They were the ones behind the attempted Horta genocide being carried out by the Romulans, which we got a glimpse of in Season 3.
The backstory centres around a tragic misunderstanding by Packled who was told they were "dumber than a rock".