Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry as part of the Star Trek franchise. The show was created 21 years after the original Star Trek show, and set in the 24th century from the year 2364 through 2370 (about 100 years after ...

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Is the character of Mirasta Yale from TNG episode “First Contact” ever revisited?

First off, this is not a question about the movie First Contact. It is a question about the eponymous episode from Season 4 of TNG. In that episode, Riker is wounded on Malcor III, where he is ...
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Inconsistencies explained by an alternate timeline, originating from First Contact? [duplicate]

There have been several questions — for good reason, I might add — dealing with a couple of inconsistencies in the Prime Trek timeline, surrounding the Federation's first contact with the ...
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Why was there a 20-year gap between Enterprises C and D?

As can be confirmed via Memory Alpha, the service years of the ships named "USS Enterprise" in the original timeline beginning at 2245 are: NCC-1701 (Captains April, Pike, Kirk, Decker, Kirk, ...
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Borg nanites prior to First Contact and “Scorpion”

Are there any references, either in the official canon or in the Extended Universe, to Borg nanites and/or nanoprobes prior to First Contact and the Voyager two-parter "Scorpion"? During TNG, the ...
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Did Ki Mendrossen from “Sarek” study the teachings of Surak?

In the TNG episode "Sarek", Ambassador Sarek arrives on the Enterprise-D with a small entourage that includes a Terran male named Ki Mendrossen, who introduces himself to Picard and Riker as Sarek's ...
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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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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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What states did the 2 extra stars on the American flag represent in Star Trek TNG “The Royale”?

In the Star Trek TNG episode "The Royale", the away team find the remains of an astronaut, his uniform had an American flag with 52 stars On the sleeve is a version of the United States flag with ...
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What happens to the dishes created by the replicator when the crew is done with them? [duplicate]

Something occurred to me after watching an episode of TNG recently, what happens to the dishes the replicator creates when the crew is done with them? For example, Pickard famously orders his ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why wasn't Lore given to Maddox?

In 2x09 The Measure of a Man, Bruce Maddox wanted to disassemble Data in order to understand and copy-construct him. Since that request got denied, I was wondering why, after 7x01 Descent II (where ...
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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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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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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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On Enterprise-D, what are the accommodations for lower ranking officers with families?

Following up on Why are quarters on the Enterprise-D so spacious?, What about officers below Lieutenant who have families?
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Why are quarters on the Enterprise-D so spacious?

Watching TNG I noticed that nearly every crew member has very spacious quarters, which is something that does not seem practical on a space vessel. Today's aircraft carriers house 3 officers to a ...
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Was Voyager really significantly slower than the Enterprise?

In the Next Generation episode "Where No One Has Gone Before" the Enterprise is catapulted to another galaxy, roughly 2.7 million light years away. From that location Data says it will take just over ...
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What's the deal with Data's poker hat?

Is there any particular reason for which Data is wearing that strange hat during his poker play? Is it to limit some of his super-human abilities, that would allow him to easily win? Or is it just ...
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How did the Phoenix land?

We see how the Phoenix was launched, and that its flight was successful - however it doesn't look like it would survive re-entry (no heat shield etc and we have no mention of deflector shields being ...
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Why was Kestra Troi played by two actresses?

In the Next Generation episode "Dark Page" the viewer learns that Deanna Troi had an older sister named Kestra. During the memory sequence when Lwaxana remembers how Kestra died Kestra is played by ...
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Civilisation development level presented in “The Inner Light”

What is the exact civilisation development level presented in "The Inner Light" episode? I'm confused, because: rocketry is there at the very beginning level, but building devices that extracts ...
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If Romulans so deceitful and vicious, how can they make any allies?

In the middle of "The Next Phase" a Romulan scientific officer decides to destroy the Enterprise, even though Enterprise was the only ship to respond to their distress call and actually have saved ...
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Are Romulan scientists involved in politics?

In the middle of "The Next Phase" episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, a Romulan scientific officer (the top rank one at that moment) decides to destroy the Enterprise. This is clearly political ...
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How can Borg destroy Guinan's civilisation? [duplicate]

How is it possible that the Borg destroyed the entire El-Aurian civilisation (i.e. Guinan's), if we know from the "Q Who" episode, that even Q itself is wary of Guinan (or at least doesn't like her ...
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Do the Borg really only assimilate civilisations, not individuals?

A the end of the "I, Borg" episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, La Forge wants to beam down to the moon together with Hugh, because he is sure that the Borg, who will eventually show up to pick ...
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What was the “next class starship”?

In the Next Generation episode Galaxy's Child the visiting Doctor Leah Brahms comments that one of the engine modifications Geordi made was to be introduced in the next class starship. (gazing at ...
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Does Data have Bluetooth or similar radio? [duplicate]

Every time I see Data interacting with a computer or network he is using a terminal or communicator just like everyone else. Surely a bluetooth or communicator device could easily be incorporated ...
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Did Data murder B4?

Since Data overrode B4's personality, would it be fair to say that Data murdered B4 to ensure his own survival?
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Is there any information about Data after Nemesis?

In the last movie of TNG's generation "Nemesis" near the end in the Scimitar (Shinzon's ship)... spoilers ahead Sooner in the movie the team discovers B-4, a prototype android constructed by Doctor ...
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When Did United Earth Switch to the Metric System?

When the crew of the Enterprise are talking to the food replicators on board about a beverage, they state the temperature in Celcius. Is there any record of when United Earth as a whole adopted the ...
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Is there religion on 24th century Earth? [duplicate]

In Star Trek, is there any evidence that any sort of religion is still practiced on Earth or on any Human world? There are other species of the Federation that do still praise a god of sorts, eg. The ...
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What was time traveller's source of knowledge in ST:TNG “A Matter of Time” episode? [spoiler]

In the beginning "A Matter of Time" episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, a person appears on board of Enterprise and claims that he is a time traveller comming from XXVI century. Spoiler: He ...