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Why are TNG's initial airdates in UK 2-4 years after USA initial airdates?

What is the reason, that most (all?) Star Trek The Next Generation episodes have two to four years difference in initial airdate between USA and UK? I'm from Poland. When TNG started airing in USA, ...
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Why there is “End Transmission” message after distant talk?

Why after finishing any distant Federation communication, there is an "End Transmission" text: Shouldn't it be: Transmission's End, End of Transmission, Transmission has Ended or something ...
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What really happened to Yridian ship? [duplicate]

In the middle of "The Chase" episode (Star Trek Next Generation 6x20) Memory Alpha article has some kind of explanation for this: Do we have any, even non-cannon, out-of-universe explanation or ...
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Klingon bridge in Star Trek III vs. IV

The bridge of Captain Kruge's ship — stolen by Admiral Kirk and company in The Search for Spock and re-christened the HMS Bounty — looks completely different between that film and The ...
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Does the new star trek universe share the same history as the old one? [duplicate]

It's difficult the get the question correct in the header: When the whale probe in 2286 reach Earth and they have to travel back in time , will they travel to the past of their universe ? If yes , ...
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Star Trek movie or episode containing on-screen example of replicating something else than food

We all know that Replicators can create food items, but I'm trying to find a screenshot or other image that depicts someone using a replicator to create an item that is unrelated to food. Accepted ...
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How do non-officers communicate on board Federation ships?

In the middle of "Starship Mine" I'm surprised to find out that non-officers don't have their own comm-badges. How do they communicate with each other in all these situations, where officers use ...
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Has the Enterprise-D really travelled twice as much as other Federation ships?

In the beginning (teaser) of "Starship Mine" episode Geordi LaForge says, that Enterprise-D was travelling in warp twice as much as all other Federation ships. They've flown in warp, during five ...
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How did Arkarian maintenance crew get to the Enterprise?

In the beginning of "Starship Mine" episode (Star Trek Next Generation 6x18) maintenance crew boards Enterprise-D to install field diverters in key ship's areas. They start with the bridge. How did ...
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Why did the Enterprise drop out of warp before reaching Bersallis III?

In the middle of TNG : Lessons, the crew of the Enterprise-D is flying on a rescue mission toward Bersallis III, to save a Federation outpost from an impending fire-storm. Upon reaching Bersallis ...
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How did Worf pay for Yridian's information?

In the begining of "Birthright. Part I" episode (Star Trek Next Generation 6x16) an Yridian tells Worf, that he has a certain information, Yridian is an information broker and agrees to reveal ...
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How could the Yridian learn about camp on Carraya IV?

In the begining of "Birthright. Part I" episode (Star Trek Next Generation 6x16) an Yridian tells Worf about a prison camp on Carraya IV But later, in the end of this episode and in the begining ...
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Why did the guards at the prison camp on Carraya IV carry weapons?

In the begining of "Birthright. Part II" episode (Star Trek Next Generation 6x17) we see a camp on Carraya IV, where If that's so, why guards are carrying weapons? Against who they need to defend ...
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What war Worf is referencing in Birthright. Part II?

In the begining of "Birthright. Part II" episode (Star Trek Next Generation 6x17) Upon some question, he is replying "that war is over". What war Worf is referencing in this place?
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Could the Quadros 1 probe have been launched in 2193?

The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Emissary" establishes the existence of the Quadros-1 probe, which surveyed the Gamma Quadrant. Apparently it encountered the Idran system, close to the Gamma ...
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How does Riker's brain retain his full personality and memories after being un-shrunken?

In the TNG episode "Genesis", Riker's devolution leaves him with a brain that is "much smaller" than its original mass and/or volume. Yet, when the crew re-evolves into their previous genetic selves, ...
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How many times did Picard violate the prime directive on-screen?

The prime directive is Starfleet's general order number one regarding contact with new forms of life - as a rule, captains are not supposed to violate it, yet often they're forced into situations ...
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How was the Vengeance able to “catch up” to the Enterprise?

In Star Trek Into Darkness, the Vengeance was able to catch up to the Enterprise and attack it while in warp. According to the answer here, warp is a bubble around a specific ship. This would ...
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How far would a ship travel during 123 days at warp 9.5?

If a ship travels at warp 9.5 (TNG-era warp scale) and encounters no resistance or gravitational affects that change its velocity, and assuming infinite fuel is available, how far does it travel in ...
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When did young Picard actually meet the Nausicaans in the bar?

In the "Tapestry" episode of Star Trek The Next Generation (6x15) Picard But, then, either I'm missing something or What am I missing? Where is the missing day?
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Are Klingon threats towards the Federation serious?

A few days ago I watched "Aquiel" (episode 6x13 of Star Trek The Next Generation). I noticed a line spoken by governor Torak where he claims that he found Aquiel Uhnari's escape pod wandering around ...
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What is the meaning of “Tapestry” title for ST:TNG 6x15 episode?

I have just watched "Tapestry" episode of Star Trek The Next Generation (6x15) and I have no clue, why such title was chosen for this episode? Can someone shed some light on this?
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Is every Federation star ship different? [on hold]

Why do all Federation ships look different, whereas other civilizations have identical ships that look like they came from a production line? Are there any two Federation star ships of the same ...
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Klingon unit of distance in space

In both The Search for Spock and The Final Frontier, the bridge crews of Captain Kruge and Captain Klaa use "kellikams" (perhaps "kellicams") as a unit of distance in space. An example usage would ...
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What were commander Toreth true intentions?

Either I'm missing something or Romulan commander Toreth intentions, presented in "Face of the enemy" episode are changing from one point of view to another and back through episode. In first ...
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Why are Romulans using warp scale?

Following this question, why are Romulans using warp scale for speed when it’s clearly a Federation unit? They do so in many episodes (for example in "Face of the enemy"), while at the same time using ...
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In Star Trek, what is the Captain's Gig?

This site says that a Galaxy-class Starship has a "Captain's Gig". What is it and do we have any examples (from any episodes) of how it looks or works?
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Warning regarding forward saucer section in Nemesis?

In Star Trek: Nemesis, just before the Enterprise rams into the Scimitar, Picard sends a text message from his captain's chair arm pad to Troi — who is manning the helm in lieu of the crewman ...
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How honorably are Klingon scientists viewed by Klingon society?

Scientists are essential to the Klingon culture; without them they would not have been able to become the space-faring empire they are. Yet, with a culture based strongly on battle-honor, how ...
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Why didn't Kirk order NOMAD to be transported but not rematerialised?

During the classic Star Trek episode "The Changeling" Kirk and crew transport NOMAD on two occasions, once to bring it on board and once to put it outside of the ship so it can be destroyed safely. ...
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Why do shields in Star Trek “wear out”?

When a ship is under attack, the shields wear down over the course of the attack What is the mechanism behind this? Arent shields powered using energy? While the ship has energy, shouldnt it be able ...
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Any short-haired, skin-head or bald Klingons out there?

Following this question and after watching entire Voyager, six seasons of The Next Generation and a few episodes from Deep Space Nine, I can't recall any short-haired, skin-head or bald Klingon. I ...
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Why was the drill right outside Starfleet Academy?

In Star Trek (2009), why was Nero's drill dropped into the water right outside Starfleet Academy? It just seems a little convenient. Is it canonically confirmed anywhere that Nero chose the location ...
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Age of Captain Picard vs. Captain Kirk

I guess I should say SPOILER ALERT if you haven't seen Star Trek Generations or the reboot films. In the movie Star Trek Generations, Captain Kirk and Captain Picard meet to defeat Soran. According ...
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How was it so easy for the Borg to transport aboard the Enterprise in First Contact?

In Star Trek: First Contact the Borg somehow transported themselves aboard the Enterprise when they knew their ship was doomed. Was it ever explained how this could have happened? Why would the ...
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Is Worf still an ambassador?

In the final episodes of DS9, Martok became Chancellor of the Klingon High Council and Worf was named Federation Ambassador to the Klingon homeworld. However, in Nemesis, Worf is back in uniform and ...
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Is it normal for Starfleet to provide replacement ships?

I was reading a Star Trek post here, and was reminded of an oddity. When Kirk lost the Enterprise, Starfleet gave him and his crew a shiny new Enterprise A. When Picard lost the Enterprise D, ...
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Romulan Empire post Hobus supernova

After the destruction of Romulus by the Hobus supernova did the Romulans find a new homeworld and was the Empire collapsing, causing new factions to rise up? I know we saw the rise of Nero, but is ...
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What was the reason behind Kes being removed from Star Trek Voyager?

I remember reading in an interview, that the producers of Star Trek Voyager were planning to remove Garrett Wang (Harry Kim) from the show but after he was voted one of the "50 Most Handsome Men" they ...
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Can Q destroy its own omnipotent powers?

If Q are omnipotent and can do absolutely anything, are they also capable of destroing their own omnipotent powers and become... average species? Is there any in-universe, canon example or explanation ...
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Any rules or borders for Q?

Are there any rulesets or laws for Q or Q continuum? Anything, that would prevent them from doing... anything? Or at least limit them from doing something really bad? In "True Q" episode Q explains ...
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Star Trek: Why teleportation isn't the primary intra-ship transport mechanism?

As it seems to be possible to teleport people between two parts of the ship (e.g. TNG: Gambit, Part II), why the Transporter, instead of the Turbolift, isn't the primary mechanism to transport people ...
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Why did George Kirk's death and the destruction of the USS Kelvin cause so many differences in Abram's Star Trek Universe?

It is reasonable for the death of George Kirk in Star Trek (2009) to affect James Kirk's childhood, leading to James being a troubled teen and not joining Starfleet until he was a 20-something. But ...
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How could Troi promote to rank Commander so easily and why didn't La Forge, Data and others do that?

In the episode Thine Own Self Deanna Troi decides to participate the Bridge Officer's Test and gets promoted to the rank of a Commander after passing. Dr. Crusher did this before as we learn in that ...
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How much does the Enterprise increase/vary in size between models?

In the show Enterprise, it's mentioned the ship has a complement of about 80 and you also see some of the MACOs sharing quarters in season 3 (although they are not part of the normal crew so it's not ...
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Romulan ambassador Nanclus

In the Star Trek movie 'The undiscovered country', what role did Ambassador Nanclus play in the conspiracy? Was it to prevent the Klingons and the Federation from forming an alliance?
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Which Captain is older in Star Trek VII?

In Star Trek : Generations, who is older, Captain Picard or Captain Kirk?
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Which DS9 relaunch novels continue the plot from “What You Leave Behind”?

I've been interested in reading the DS9 relaunch novels, but on lists such as the one on Wikipedia, I see a lot of crossovers, short stories, and tie ins to other things in the Pocket Novels universe, ...
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How did Starfleet replace 39 ships in a year?

39 starships were destroyed at the Battle of Wolf 359 (Star Trek: The Next Generation, "The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2"). Close to the end of the episode, Commander Shelby moved on from the ...
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What word describes organisations like the Federation, Klingon Empire, and Dominion in Star Trek?

There are many territorial areas and governmental bodies in Star Trek: The United Federation of Planets The Klingon Empire The Romulan Empire The Ferengi Alliance The Dominion and probably a host ...