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Star Trek: The Motion Picture dress uniforms

Is there any additional information regarding formal dress uniforms for Starfleet personnel, from the first motion picture? Some could say the admiral's uniform seen in the first movie was a dress ...
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Do Borg Drones dream while regenerating?

We know that Seven of Nine had dreams, but she wasn't fully Borg. I'm curious whether anything in the canon answers the question of whether Borgs dream while regenerating.
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Why did Nero intercept Spock while Spock was trying to save Romulus?

Why did Nero intercept Spock in the first place when Spock was saving Romulus. It was never explained, all Spock said was that "I was intercepted by Nero. My ship was no match for his..." Nero ...
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Besides Prophets and Pah Wraiths, do distinct energy species ever meet in the same episode?

In at least one episode of DS9, the Prophets and Pah Wraiths meet, albeit in humanoid form. I'm curious whether there's another episode of Star Trek in which distinct energy species are involved. ...
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Star Trek Viewing Order + Other Questions [duplicate]

I am interested in watching Star Trek and have a few questions about doing so. Firstly, I have never watched anything with an 'old' feel to it. For some reason I just can't get into them but I hope ...
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In Star Trek TOS, who is security chief, and how does the department function?

Is Lt Cmd. Giotto security chief throughout TOS? And like are there multiple officers under him with rank of Lt. or are most of them enlisted/ensigns? Also, what would their duties be?
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Are energy beings considered “biological?”

In "Forsaken," Dax posits that non-biological life could exist---mechanical life, for instance. We know this is the case since nanites, among other mechanical life, exist. My question is whether Dax ...
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Why Zalkonian ship was chasing alien in TNG: “Transfigurations”?

In the final scenes of TNG: "Transfigurations" (after meeting with Zalkonian ship), The Zalkonian Commander Sunad explains, that they have hunted down small ship, on which the alien ("John Doe") and ...
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Maximum distance and speed for communication in StarTrek franchise [duplicate]

In the middle of TNG: "Transfigurations" an alien ship is detected on long-range sensors. Worf says, that it travels with Warp 9.72 on interception course and it will take 10.53 hours to meet it. We ...
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Galaxy-class ship's speed, when on space-charting mission

In TNG: "Transfigurations" crew has determined, that their guest's home is around 2.3 parsecs from their current position. In the next scene, captain Jean-Luc Picard told the guest, that it will take ...
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Was the Dominion the Federation's greatest enemy? [closed]

Of course the Federation has had many enemies throughout its existence that have provided very compelling cases as to how severe of a danger they are to them. Even the Borg represented an extremely ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for the Roman Empire terminology used for the Romulans?

This answer to another question indicates that several of the showrunners of Star Trek had an interest in the Roman Empire, and that influenced their design and construction of the Romulan Empire. ...
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In Star Trek: TNG, what is the most common away team combo (e.g. Riker, Data, Troi?) and why?

In the video games Star Trek: 25th Anniversary, Star Trek: Judgement Rites, and Star Trek: A Final Unity, the away teams are explained very rationally - e.g. Kirk commanded the team, Spock provided ...
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Has there ever been an instance where the Borg assimilated a powerful species such as the Crystalline Entity? [closed]

Not just necessarily in the show, but in the EU. Can the Borg assimilate the Crystalline Entity? What would the outcome be?
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Has any race ever “established a relationship” with the Borg, as Guinan implies is possible?

At the end of "Q Who?", Guinan tells Picard that Q's actions led to a premature contact between the Federation and the Borg. The scene is largely in line with everything we know about the Borg and ...
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How do I reverse the polarity of the Neutron flow? (or rather, when is it reversed)

I want to remind myself how and when the polarity of the Neutron flow is reversed... in Star Trek :-) That is, I'm asking in which episodes of Star Trek someone suggests they "reverse the polarity of ...
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Is Opera the only art form left to the Klingon Culture?

Is Opera the only art form left in Klingon Culture? Except of course, the art of war (ahem Richard)[that is including martial 'arts'].
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Are the shields and hull of the USS Enterprise-D capable of withstanding a direct nuclear strike?

I'm watching the season two episode of TOS "Patterns of Force" where a nuclear missile is on an intercept course with the Enterprise, but is destroyed by the ship's weapons. This got me thinking as to ...
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How badly was the Enterprise hit in Star Trek III?

In Star Trek III, during the Enterprise's battle with Kruge's ship, where exactly was the Enterprise hit? Since they were unable to return fire, couldn't they have used the auxiliary ...
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How unique are the adventures of the Enterprise within Starfleet?

Throughout the Star Trek franchise, we are shown that the Enterprise is held in especially high esteem within Starfleet. For example, Riker refused his own ship to pursue a tour on the Enterprise, ...
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Star Trek Next Gen/DS9 crossovers?

How many times does the Next Gen storyline cross over with that of DS9? And how significant are those crossovers to either storyline, if any?
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Why do cultures with transport technology use conventional mining methods?

I find it strange in all trek series that cultures who use matter transporters (some of which have for centuries) still need or choose to dig for their metal like savages- why can't or don't they just ...
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Why didn’t Riker do something else in The Vengeance Factor?

In the final scene of Star Trek: The Next Generation, "The Vengeance Factor" (episode 9 of season 3), why did Riker It is clearly said in previous scenes (by Dr. Beverly Crusher) that a microvirus, ...
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Which episodes are required to watch before jumping directly into Star Trek: Voyager? [duplicate]

I want to introduce Star Trek to a girl (who doesn't know anything about Star Trek) and I am thinking about Star Trek: Voyager because it features a female captain. What episodes should I present to ...
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Limit of promotions or officers (Starfleet, Klingon fleet, etc.)

Is there any sort of limit as to how many officers a Captain may promote on his/her ship to the appropriate position?
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Which race in the Star Trek universe has the most advanced technology? [closed]

I'm not talking about the Q, since I don't think that it can really be considered 'technology' as such. I'm certain it isn't the Federation, and in Voyager's Eye of the Needle the Romulans say that ...
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Where did Scotty learn to type?

In Star Trek 4 'The Voyage Home', in probably the funniest scene in the movie, Scotty tries using a 1980s computer. After a bit of trouble (see below), he realizes he needs to use the keyboard and ...
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Star Trek: Of Gods and Men - Where does it fit in the Star Trek timeline?

I am wondering where "Star Trek : Of Gods and Men" fits in with the star trek time line. ...
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What humanoid species are immune to the Vulcan nerve pinch and the mind meld?

Some species (Cardassians, apparently Ferengi, etc.), are immune to the Vulcan mind meld, but they'd fall unconscious if Spock did a nerve pinch on them. Are any humanoid species immune to both the ...
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Is toothpaste used in the Star Trek era?

Soap is apparently optional, as is shampoo, so does this mean that there's a "sonic" teeth cleaner available for Kirk, Crusher, and Tuvok? Or perhaps not? Is this ever discussed in canon (or ...
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About Vulcans And Their Feelings [duplicate]

Is there any substance in the brains of Vulcans that makes them feel less feelings?
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What is economics like for ordinary people in the Star Trek universe?

I realize that this is a very broad question, with the stories told in the Star Trek universe spanning hundreds of years. I sometimes hear of economists talking about a theoretical "Star Trek ...
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What episode is this - Borg ship chasing Enterprise

What episode opens with a Borg ship closing in on the Enterprise, then flies past because it's being chased? It was a two part show. Please help!
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What would happen if a Betazoid read the mind of someone unwilling?

I was re-watching the TNG episode Haven and it hit me that the telepathy of the Betazoids is completely dangerous and highly immoral. Lwaxana Troi seemed so willing to read people minds and blurb out ...
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Which order to read the Humble Bundle IDW Star Trek comics?

I recently purchased the Humble Star Trek Bundle (presented by IDW). They've included 18 volumes of comic books (84 comic issues in total). I'm fairly sure that the stories are 'more or less' self ...
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Can changelings be knocked out?

Not with a hypospray, but with a strong blow to the head, or a sufficiently powerful phaser blast. Could Odo, Laas, or the Female Changeling, etc., be knocked unconscious?
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Was Picard in a red suit for a reason? [duplicate]

Was Picard in a red suit specifically to get rid of the 'red is dead' stigma? I guess I'm asking if it was intended to show that the ors comedic laws don't apply or another reason.
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Is there a reason for forehead differences in Star Trek?

Is there any anthropological reason as to why the one of the only differences between most humanoid species is the forehead. Why is it only the forehead? Some examples: Humans have flat heads ...
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Can the Crystalline Entity “eat” energy?

According to memory alpha and "Silicon Avatar," the Crystalline Entity converts organic matter into energy, and then absorbs it. If the Entity came across a relatively weak energy creature, could it ...
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Could any Star Trek species see the Q Continuum, and the Q, as they truly are?

In two Voyager episodes, trips to the Q Continuum are made. On both of these occasions one of the Qs had to "change the scenery," so that the humanoid brains of the away team could have some sort of ...
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In what Star Trek episode did non-corporeal aliens assume human form?

In what Star Trek episode did aliens assume human form and say something abut feeling a corporeal body again: "to feel the blood flow", "to feel the heart beat and lungs full of air" etc. (or ...
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Why do the Borg have physical computer interfaces?

I was watching Scorpion (VOY) parts 1 and 2 last night and a thought struck me: sure, their computer interface looks pretty cool, but why do they have a physical interface (i.e. they tap the screen ...
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Why is Data so “unique”, anyway?

Can you explain me why is Data supposed to be so "unique", with this concept being repeated several times in TNG episodes? Even in TNG, Data seems to me quite an outdated piece of technology for his ...
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What would be the effect of a Borg assimilating a Q?

In the Voyager episode 'Q2', Q screams at his son "Don't provoke the Borg!". This to me is an indication that even the Q are afraid of them. Was there ever any canon discussion about the affects of ...
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When did the Federation make first contact with the Cardassian Union?

It can't have been later than 2347 (Setlik 3 massacre and beginning of Cardassian-Federation War) but is there any other reference to when the two governments made official first contact?
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Are there any artifically intelligent Starfleet ships? [duplicate]

We know the computer on Starfleet ships has very advanced AI to interact with the crew, but also it can produce very complex simulations in the holodeck with person-to-AI interaction. So did ...
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Poker in the Star Trek universe : What are the stakes?

Obviously, when gambling with Ferengi or other aliens, the stakes are usually latinum. But on the Enterprise (or in Federation space in general), are they still playing for latinum, or are they ...
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Why does everyone face the same way on the transporter?

When the away team prepares to beam down, they invariably assume the transporter formation: standing upright, usually with arms slack aside, all facing the camera. When they beam down, they reappear ...
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What genuine references are there in Voltaire’s “U.S.S. Make Shit Up” song?

Since Voltaire claims the quotes were mostly based on fan input and his own recollection of the series, I was wondering if it would be possible to get all the episodes together that contain the scenes ...
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Star Trek - Borg's Eyepieces

As seen through most of the TV series - including Next Generation - the Borg are mostly seen with one or two eyepieces. But the eyepieces are not always on the same side of the face for each different ...