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How could a starship crew get away with missing an entire day?

In the TNG episode Clues, the crew However, when the Enterprise next interacts with Starfleet (eg docks at a space station or comes into contact with a time beacon1), won't they do some kind of ...
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What Star Trek humanoid species has the longest natural lifespan?

I don't mean due to advanced medical technology, cryogenics, stasis, time travel, etc. I don't mean due to being a Q or a Borg or some other non-corporeal lifeform or a totally alien biology. Which ...
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How long should I ground my niece for? [on hold]

My niece said Star Trek was dumb. How long should she be grounded for?
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How could Janeway use Holodecks as a child when they were new to Picard?

How could Janeway use Holodecks as a child when Picard and the rest of the Enterprise-D crew make it clear in TNG: Encounter at Farpoint that holo-technology is very new? For many of them it's the ...
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How did the Voyager crew repair the huge hull breach in “Unimatrix Zero, part 2”?

After taking a hit from a Borg tactical cube with their shields down, the Voyager crew repairs the hull breach. How were they able to repair it and so quickly? I think it was even repaired later in ...
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Which Trek character says 'Live Long and Prosper' the most?

The phrase 'Live Long and Prosper' is probably the most iconic phrase of Star Trek. So my question is which Star Trek character says the phrase 'Live Long and Prosper' the most times?
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Do the Q have rules comparable to Starfleet's Prime Directive?

They're obviously not opposed to messing with other races but do they place limits on their interference and/or interactions? We have witnessed Q (John de Lancie) change or alter many things for his ...
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What do the badges on Kirk's dress uniform represent?

In the image below are Kirk and Dr. McCoy in their dress uniforms. What do the badges on their uniforms represent, both in general and individually? Thank you! [
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Origin of Name “Zefram Cochrane” (Out-of-Universe)

While reading, I came upon the real-world Jacqueline Cochran, an American pilot known for, among other things, numerous speed records and flight pioneering. I thought this a funny coincidence with ...
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Did Odo ever transform his head into a weapon?

Years and years ago, before I had ever seen DS9, my friend was telling me that Odo was a badass - he described a scene where Odo transforms his head into some sort of hammer-like weapon and head-butts ...
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How do the Tosk and Jem'Hadar's cloaks function?

In Star Trek; Deep Space Nine, there are two different species that have a biological ability to render themselves invisible DS9 Ep. 1x06: Captive Pursuit has Tosk, and later seasons of DS9 have the ...
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Why does human racial diversity exist in Star Trek?

In Star Trek, humans of different racial appearances exist, such as Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Uhura. But I assume that if humans have been able to travel easily around Earth, and that there is ...
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Is it ethical to let an entire civilization die rather than violate the prime directive? [closed]

In season two episode 15 data finds out a planet would be destroyed unless the enterprise intervenes. But doing so will violate the prime directive.
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Star Trek TOS episodes that show Dilithium Crystals

What episodes of Star Trek TOS were Dilithium Crystals shown on screen. (Not just mentioned.) Thanks, Stan
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Do Klingons refer to their battleships as “she”?

By long tradition in the English-speaking world, ships are called "she". This tradition (which may predate English) continues in referring to the U.S.S. Enterprise, according to the star trek ...
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How many Star Trek societies have cloaking technology?

The Romulans developed it, and the Klingons stole, it but are there any others who possess it either through theft or development?
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Are there any Federation citizens who own/operate cloaked ships

Starfleet is forbidden from having cloaked ships but are civilians forbidden from having one? It seems that a cloaked ship would be a great asset for say a smuggler. The tech seems to be widely ...
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Why was it so easy for Councillor Troi to become a commander? [duplicate]

Why was it so easy for her to become a commander after deciding to take the commanders test? Would it have been just as simple for Data or Geordie to have decided to take the test, so that they could ...
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Who would command the Enterprise D if the ranking officers were off the ship?

Who would command the Enterprise D, if Captain Picard, Commander Riker, and Commander Data were off the ship?
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What exactly was Spock doing that caused his death?

What exactly was Spock doing in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan that caused his death?
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Was there any mention of Starfleet grooming standards?

My wife recently accused me of trying to grow a "Riker" beard. I found myself arguing that my beard is longer than anything Riker OR Worf ever had on the show, and that got me thinking as to what ...
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What's the story behind the Spock helmet?

I came across this rather puzzling piece of Star Trek merchandise: It is described on the packaging both as an "Official Star Trek Helmet" and as a "space fun helmet". Its features include a ...
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The curious case of Dmitri Valtane

In the Voyager episode "Flashback", we learn that Tuvok was once a junior science officer aboard Sulu's Excelsior, and that he had been present at the moment of death of Lt. Cmdr. Dmitri Valtane: ...
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How long did Captain Archer live for?

Was it ever mentioned or made known how long Captain Archer lived for? I am sure I read something saying he died sometime in the 23rd century.
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Could T'Pol still be alive in the 24th century?

Could T'Pol still be alive during the TNG time period, since Vulcans have a life span of over 200 years?
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Why is Star Fleet located in Cailfornia [duplicate]

Why is Star fleet headquarters in San Francisco California, instead of New York city or Lyon France ? United Nations or Interpol represent international functions somewhat reflective of the ...
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What happened to the orchids when Tuvok and Neelix were un-merged?

From the initial examination of Tuvix (in the episode of the same name), we learn that flowers had been fused into the new being at the genetic level: EMH: I'm also picking up traces of a third ...
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How long do El Aurians live for [duplicate]

I remember an episode of TNG where Guinan implied that her father is older than 700, and Guinan was born at sometime before the 19th century ad least so how long do they live for
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Do all Remans have telepathic abilities?

Are all Remans telepathic like Shinzon's viceroy, from Star Trek: Nemesis, who has considerable telepathic abilities?
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How did Voyager replenish its photon torpedoes? [duplicate]

How did Voyager replenish its photon torpedo supply? In an early episode I remember Chakotay saying "We have a compliment of 38 photon torpedos." and Captain Janeway replied "We have ...
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Did Worf resume his role as tactical officer in Star Trek: Nemesis?

Worf was seen still wearing the red colours on Star Trek Nemesis. Was he still a strategic operations officer, or did he become tactical officer again despite wearing red colours?
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How could the Borg be patrolling the border of fluidic space?

In "Unimatrix Zero", Axom says he's on a scout ship patrolling the border of fluidic space. I thought that fluidic space was in another dimension/ parallel universe and can only be entered through a ...
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How many episodes were there where a transporter accident was an integral part of the plot?

In all iterations of Star Trek, (TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT and the movies) how many transporter accidents or incidents, integral to the plot, have there been?
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Which TNG actors were TOS fans?

Were any of the The Next Generation actors self-professed fans of The Original Series before being cast as characters in TNG? (Or did they all think it was just fairy tale rubbish?) I'm only ...
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Why does Tuvok get burritos, hot dogs, and Big Gulps for breakfast?

From the Memory-Alpha page on Burritos: While on 20th century Earth, Lieutenant Tuvok bought his companions Tom Paris and Rain Robinson chili burritos, Goliath Gulps, and hot dogs for breakfast. ...
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Do Changelings daydream?

In episodes of Voyager, it's shown that both the EMH and Seven of Nine can, and do, daydream. I was wondering if anything in canon suggested that Changelings (or Vulcans for that matter) daydream. ...
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Why are shields often not visible in Deep Space Nine battles?

In all the Deep Space Nine battles none of the ships appear to have shields, when they are hit by weapons fire the shield bubble is not visible. Why don't they show the shields?
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Did Seven of Nine always know about the Borg Queen?

Did Seven of Nine always know there was a Borg Queen? She never mentioned it before, but in Dark Frontier when she was confronted by the Queen she didn't seem surprised at all.
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Is there an in-universe explanation as to why the Borg look and behave differently in The Next Generation than in First Contact/Voyager? [duplicate]

Is there an in-universe explanation, not just about the way they look, but for the fact the Borg behave differently in The Next Generation, compared to First Contact and Voyager? Guinan's comments ...
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Could you fit a Borg cube in the Voth city-ship?

Would the Voth city-ship be able to hold a Borg cube inside of it? It's obvious it would be able to hold hundreds of Galaxy-class ships or even a few Deep Space Nines, so would it be able to fit a ...
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Did Captain Janeway violate the Prime Directive by stealing a transwarp coil from the Borg?

Did Captain Janeway violate the Prime Directive by stealing the Borg transwarp coil in "Dark Frontier, part 1" since she and the Voyager crew have no right to steal from any species just for their own ...
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Borg and the dominion contact [duplicate]

Does anyone think the Borg and the dominion have had any kind of encounter, if so how do you think the Jem hadar would deal with the Borg
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Which Clark Gable movie did Edith Keeler want to see with Captain Kirk?

In "City on the Edge of Forever", Edith Keeler says to McCoy, "I have to go. My young man is taking me to a Clark Gable movie." A few minutes later, she tells Kirk, "If we hurry, maybe we ...
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Why do Star Trek characters pronounce sensor sen-SOR?

Why do most characters in Star Trek pronounce sensors as senSORs with a heavy emphasis on the second syllable? In most American accents you would say "sensers" with more of an emphasis on the first ...
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How long would it take a Starfleet ship to warpspeed to Mars from Earth?

if a ship say the U.S.S Enterprise were to travel to Mars for a mission or something how long would it take? Minutes?Hours?.is there an estimate as to how long space voyages usually take in Star Trek? ...
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How could Edith Keeler have been hit by a car if she wasn't there?

This question may look confusing, but it's really pretty simple. In the Star Trek episode "City on the Edge of Forever," there are three timelines. In one, Edith Keeler is hit by a car while ...
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Is there any functional reason a phaser has a button instead of a trigger?

I've always thought it was a little odd that modern phasers don't have triggers, but have buttons instead. Older phasers came with triggers, or at least something that very much resembled what we ...
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Is the Borg Sphere in Voy: Drone that same as the ones seen in Voy: Dark Frontier or First Contact

In the episode "Drone", the sphere that was on the way to intercept them was described as a long range tactical vessel with ablative hull armor. Is this Borg Sphere identical to the Sphere ...
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How many ships did Starfleet have during Star Trek Enterprise?

How many ships did Starfleet have during the 22nd century? I remember and an episode where the Klingons attacked near earth and three ships came to the enterprises aid, one was the intrepid, and there ...
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Did the xindi attack change the timeline

I was just wondering if the xindi attack on earth changed the timeline completely, since it's never mentioned in any other show, obviously because it was made before, but for a in universe explanation ...