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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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What is the bloodiest war in the star trek universe?

I was watching TNG, The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2. The Battle of Wolf was 11k. This led me to thinking, what is the bloodiest war involving the Federation?
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How much unclaimed space exists in and around Star Trek empires?

One of the most common things that happens in Star Trek (at least TNG, with which I am the most familiar) is that two starships from two nations/empires will encounter each other, and neither seems to ...
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Why was there apparently no knowledge of the missing ship in the Typhon Expanse?

In the TNG episode "Cause and Effect", we are treated to the following line of dialogue...three times. "Captain's Log, Stardate 45652.1. The Enterprise has entered an area of space known as the ...
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How did the rightful heir know about Worf's vision?

About fifteen minutes into 6x23 Rightful Heir, Kahless reminds Worf of a vision Worf had when he was young. But later on it is revealed that So how does he know? Or, since Worf doesn't seem to ...
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Why does the Federation in Star Trek seek out new worlds? [closed]

Is it only because of curiosity or to help others? Why do they have first contacts with worlds?
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Who was responsible for destruction of Federation outposts in The Neutral Zone?

Who was responsible for destruction of the Federation outposts in TNG : The Neutral Zone? Was this question ever resolved in the series?
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Why didn't Data subdue Worf?

Toward the end of Genesis, de-evolved Worf is pounding on a door, trying to get to Deanna Troi. Data and Picard are also behind the door. Picard then decides to take Deanna's pheromones with him in a ...
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Who tends the plants on Star Trek TNG?

The recent question In Star Trek TNG, why does everyone have plants at the head of their beds? ask why they have the plants. I want to know who tends them? Real plants don't just magically thrive. ...
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Why does Locutus refer to Riker as “Number One?”

When Captain Picard was assimilated by the Borg, he lost his prior identity. He obviously was no longer on the side of the Federation, as he was actively working against it. And yet he still referred ...
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Why did Picard decide to blow up the ship?

In Where Silence Has Lease, Nagilum threatens to kill one third of the crew. As a response Picard decided to start the self-destruct. The loss of a third of the crew falls near the acceptable ...
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Why did Dr. Noonian Soong program his androids with a dominant hand?

Noonian, like his grandfather, Arik, was left-handed, but why would he also establish the characteristic in his android creations?
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In Star Trek TNG, why does everyone have plants at the head of their beds?

I've been noticing that everyone in Star Trek The Next Generation seems to sleep in a shrubbery: Notice in this image that the sill is void of nick-nacks except for the plant directly behind the ...
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In Star Trek, How Can Holodeck Users Eat and Drink Holo-Food Without Harm? [duplicate]

There's been use of the Holodeck wherein users will dine and drink on what should be fake, holographic food. Even though the holo-matter still has physical substance, as soon as they leave the ...
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Has the Federation ever forced the Prime Directive on other species?

We all know that Starfleet officers follow the Prime Directive but are they duty bound to stop other races from interfering in other civilizations? If not, then what stops someone like the ...
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Why didn't Lore kill Worf?

In "Datalore," Lore confronts Worf in the turbolift, essentially challenging him to a fight. After Worf's blow barely registers, Lore easily knocks him out. My question is why Lore didn't rather ...
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What happened to Jeremy Aster?

So in the TNG Season 3 episode "The Bonding", Worf and Jeremy Aster perform the R'uustai, a ritual that binds them together as brothers, effectively joining Jeremy Aster to the House of Mogh. What ...
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What episodes in TNG contain the Ferengi?

I'm re-watching Star Trek TNG episodes to get a better understanding of how the Ferengi have evolved over the years, into what they are now known as in DS9. Irrespective of how accurate the ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for Star Trek-era designs paralleling 20th century fashions?

I am generally the type of guy who thinks "because it's a TV show" is a reasonable and complete explanation for unexplainable elements in fictional works. However, given the tendency for Star Trek ...
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Why is Data so surprised that he's mortal?

In "Time's Arrow," the discovery of Data's head in a cave is evidence that Data is to die at some point. During a conversation with Geordi in Ten Forward, Data tells him that such a revelation doesn't ...
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Which TNG episodes should be viewed to catch these major elements?

There have been many, many good questions regarding viewing order in Star Trek, largely involving the whole series, but sometimes involving a single series. In this case I'm looking at TNG ...
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Why do the Borg refer to themselves as “We” and not “I”

In ST:TNG there was much made of the Borg being a singular entity, such that one Borg couldn't detach itself from another easily, analogous to a person being unable to easily cut off their foot. But ...
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Can Q perform “contortionist” moves while masquerading in a humanoid body?

In the novel Q-in-Law, by Peter David, there's a scene in which Lwaxana Troi approaches Q in the passageway. When Q boasts of his power, Lwaxana asks if Q is capable of bending backwards so that his ...
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How did the transdimensional Edo god (Edo lord) come to be the overseer of the Edo?

I guess it's sort of like the way that Q had a vested interest in humanity in general---and Picard's Enterprise in particular. Q wasn't really an overseer, though. He visited the Enterprise mainly to ...
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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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Would replicated material eventually break down? [duplicate]

The nutrients from replicated food would probably be used up by the body fairly quickly, but what about materials that aren't directly consumed? Is it possible that after a period of time they would ...
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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 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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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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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 did the Yridian destroyer explode?

In TNG : The Chase (S06E20) Picard ordered Worf to disable the Ydirian destroyer attacking Galen's shuttle but the whole ship exploded. Worf wouldn't disobey the captain like that, so what went ...
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Where was Amanda Rogers during the Dominion War?

At the end of "True Q," Amanda Rogers uses her powers to reverse a catastrophe that would destroy all of Tagra IV. She says that she "couldn't let all those people die." If Amanda was so concerned ...
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Did Lursa live long enough to give birth?

In the season 7, episode 21 "Firstborn", Lursa revealed she was pregnant. An heirloom brought from the future suggests the child would be a boy. We know that the future was changed. Was she still ...
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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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Does Q “play games” with other species?

Does Q play games with other species, or is it just humans (and possibly the Calamarain)? Why didn't Q torture the humans (as far as we know) as he did the Calamarain?
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What languages is Data fluent in?

Data can speak French, apparently fluently, and surely can speak other ancient languagues equally well. I would imagine that he can also speak Klingon well. I recall that in Nemesis, Data struggles ...
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Does Geordi consider Data to be his best friend?

On various occasions, Data remarks that Geordi is his best friend onboard the Enterprise. Does Geordi think the same of Data? Somehow I think that Geordi would consider a fellow human to be his best ...
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Does Worf stink?

Apparently Klingons, or at least Worf, hate to bathe. Does this mean that Worf stinks to high heaven? Or do Klingons consider using the sonic shower/washing at the sink to be acceptable, whereas ...
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Was Data safe from the Crystalline Entity?

In "Silicon Avatar," after discovering the Crystalline Entity hovering in the planet's orbit, several colonists, Dr. Crusher, Riker, and Data start to run for their lives. Certain episodes seem to ...
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Why didn't Data stay onboard the Enterprise during the Baryon Sweep?

I believe that the Baryon Sweep only affects organic matter, so I'm not sure why Data wasn't asked to stay onboard during this time ("Starship Mine"). True, there was a reception being held by ...
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How much does Mr. Homn's case weigh? [closed]

Both Commander Riker and Captain Picard struggled to lift and carry Mr. Homn's case. Based on the strength of these Enterprise officers, what is a reasonable weight for it?
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Can Geordi see in the dark?

Does the VISOR afford Geordi this capability?
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Is Nagilum immortal/eternal?

In "Where Silence Has Lease," Nagilum traps the Enterprise with plans to experiment on at least 1/3 of the crew, so that it can study death. Does this imply that Nagilum is immortal (incapable of ...
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Are Pakleds really stupid, or is it just an act?

In "Samaritan Snare," Pakleds "play dumb" in order that the Enterprise send over its Chief Engineer to help with repairs. Quite possibly the Pakleds were truly dimwitted, but it seems equally likely ...
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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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Can Calamarain Clouds go into warp?

Certain beings that dwell in open space, such as the Crystalline Entity and Nomad, can enter warp speeds freely. For other creatures, it's not so clear. Is there any evidence whatsoever that ...
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Why is Data allowed on the Enterprise?

In Brothers an unknown recall element in Data causes him to successfully highjack the ship in a way no one else could without any preparation or use of props. Therefore, was the Enterprise modified ...
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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 ...