Star Trek: Voyager is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. The series follows the adventures of the Starfleet vessel USS Voyager, which becomes stranded in the Delta Quadrant 70,000 light-years from Earth.

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What's the relationship between Ensign Janeway and Capt. Janeway?

In the Star Trek: TNG Episode "Man of the People", we have these lines: TROI: Computer today's appointment calendar. COMPUTER: Oh nine hundred hours, counselling session with Ensign Janeway. ...
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Out of universe, why was Seven-of-Nine introduced?

Seven of Nine, along with Voyager's encounter with the Borg, to me anyway, seems to quite suddenly appear. Out-of-universe, what was the reason to introduce the new character of Seven-of-Nine midway ...
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Why do we see so few Andorians or Tellarites serving in Starfleet or aboard starships?

Obviously, out of universe having these alien species would be a huge headache for make-up and financial drain in terms of production costs, but is there an in-universe explanation? Tellarites and ...
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Was Kim's outburst in “Resolutions” a direct callback or reference to Tuvix's in “Tuvix”

Seeing both Season 2 Episode 24 "Tuvix" and Season 2 Episode 25 "Resolutions" back to back, the ethical question put in both seems almost intentional. In "Tuvix" the titular character lashes out on ...
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Word of God on Tuvix's Murder

The Star Trek Voyager episode "Tuvix" dealt with a transporter accident that took two people and merged them into a unique lifeform, shown to be sentient and sapient and healthy. At the end, he ...
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Which Captain ordered the most Crew to their deaths?

Currently rewatching all of Voyager, and remembering how callous Janeway was in ordering Tuvix's death. And how many times she threatens to, and actually activates the Self-Destruct Sequence. I ...
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How did Non-Federation powers view environmentalism?

Given that the Federation is generally described as a paradise, it's safe to say it's pollution free. We also got a general view of Ferengi views of environmentalism in the Deep Space Nine finale. How ...
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How did Voyager encounter the Krenim so soon when Kes hadn't ascended?

In Voyager's Before and After, Kes warns Captain Janeway (at the point in her timeline when she is eventually stabilized) about their impending encounter with the Krenim "in about six months", for ...
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In-universe, what is the origin of the name “Borg”? [duplicate]

Is there an explanation anywhere of why the Borg have come to call themselves "the Borg", in-universe? Note : I am not asking about the origins of the Borg collective itself — only how ...
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Why does the watch that Chakotay replicated months ago to give Janeway gain energy by being recycled?

Voyager "Year of Hell": JANEWAY: It's beautiful. CHAKOTAY: Nineteenth century, mechanical movement. It's a replica of the chronometer worn by Captain Cray of the British Navy, His ship was ...
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Why did the timeline revert back to its original state after Janeway destroyed the temporal core in the episode “Year of hell”?

Voyager "Year of Hell part 2": TUVOK [OC]: Captain, we won't be protected. JANEWAY: Exactly. If that ship is destroyed all of history might be restored. And this is one year I'd like to ...
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Why is Harry Kim senior staff?

Harry Kim is an ensign, the most junior of post academy officers. Voyager is Harry's first posting after the academy (VOY: Non-sequitur). Kim is the primary operations officer even before half of ...
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Why does Harry Kim get in trouble for sleeping with an alien?

In Voyager 5x17, The Disease (Full Transcript), Harry Kim sleeps with an alien of the Varro species, which is apparently against the rules: TAL: I told you we're not going to get caught. If ...
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Has Starfleet ever sent ships on extra-galactic missions?

There have been incidents in both TOS and TNG where their respective Enterprises have been flung outside the galaxy against their will, due to alien intervention. For example, "By Any Other Name", ...
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Why does the Doctor display such loyalty to the Equinox crew?

When the Equinox Doctor's ethical subroutines are deleted, he is capable of doing all sorts of things he normally would not do, like killing alien life forms to turn them into fuel. I do not ...
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Delta Flyer Transporter Capability

Why didn't the Delta Flyer have a transporter pad? We know Voyager is low on energy, so why use site-to-site transports regularly (site-to-site uses more energy due to requirement of two transporter ...
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Which, in order are the physically strongest & quickest; Vulcan, Klingon, Romulan, Jem'Hadar, Borg drone, Cardassian, Bajoran, & Trill? [closed]

I used the major protagonists and antagonists in the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. If you'd like to add some Delta Quadrant like the Vidiians or the Kazon, you're more than welcome. If you have other ...
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When did our universe and the Star Trek universe diverge?

Note that my question assumes as a given that Star Trek is in an alternate universe which diverged from ours at some point in history. That seems really, really obvious and undeniable to me. So the ...
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Is there any out-of-universe meaning to starship registry numbers?

In the Star Trek universe, Starfleet vessels have registry numbers that typically begin with the prefix NX or NCC. The most famous of these is NCC-1701, the registry number of the USS Enterprise and ...
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Why would people know how to hand write in Star Trek?

In the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Unforgettable", Chakotay falls in love with a woman he knows he is going to completely forget, and she somehow magically makes technology "forget" her too. In order ...
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What's wrong with production numbers for ST:VOY 4x14 and 4x15

From Memory Alpha episodes' box (emphasis mine). Star Trek Voyager, "Message in a Bottle": VOY, Episode 4x14 Production number: 181 80th of 168 produced in VOY 81st of 168 released in VOY Star ...
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How does the EMH hold onto a phaser while having bullets go through him?

In the Voyager episode: "Future's End, Part II" the doctor rescues B'elanna and Chakotay. PORTER: They've got lasers! A black man and some bald guy. (The EMH enters. Porter and Butch's bullets ...
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How were the 20th century people able to enter a shuttlecraft?

In the Voyager episode: "Future's End, Part II" Chakotay and B'elanna crash land on earth. A group of renegades in Arizona find the shuttlecraft and take Chakotay and B'elanna hostage. It wouldn't ...
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What did Janeway do with the 29th century tricorder she took?

In the Star Trek Voyager episode: "Future's End": JANEWAY: Welcome to the twenty fourth century. I took the precaution of removing your tricorder. That's what it's called, by the way. ...
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How were Chakotay and B'elanna able to fly a ship with damaged engines?

In the Voyager episode: "Future's End, Part II" Chakotay and B'elanna crash land on earth. CHAKOTAY: Propulsion is offline. Voyager, we're going down Later in the episode they get rescued by the ...
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Meaning of uniform color in Star Trek Voyager

I was always wondering whether the color of the uniform has still a meaning in Star Trek Voyager. I used to believe this: Red: Commanders Yellow: Security and Engineers Teal: Medicine and Science ...
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Was the Theory of Relativity's Time Dilation addressed in Star Trek Universe?

According to my limited understanding of the Theory of Relativity and Time Dilation, objects that are further away age at a different "speed" than here on earth. A simple example are the astronauts ...
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How does a sonic shower work?

What is the mechanism behind a sonic shower in the STU? A shower with water does various things, namely; get rid of odors, raise body temperature, acts as a disinfectant, has a soothing massage ...
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Why does a phaser sometimes vaporize organic matter and sometimes not on a maximum setting of kill?

It appears that a phaser vaporizes organic matter on maximum setting. Remember that in this episode several lower settings barely phase Yuta but the maximum setting completely vaporizes her with no ...
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Does the Federation ever establish full relations with the Tamarians?

After the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Darmok", does the Federation ever establish open relations with the Tamarians? Non-canon sources are welcome. If so, how do they establish a form of ...
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Do we know all of the guarantees in the Constitution of the United Federation of Planets?

In Star Trek we know of the 7th and 12th guarantees: The Seventh Guarantee against self-incrimination during legal proceedings was considered by Captain Picard in 2367 to be "one of the most ...
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How was Voyager able to transport the medicine while the Vidiian shields were up?

In the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Resolutions", how did they transport the cure for the disease from the Vidiians through the Vidiian shields which were up? If Voyager can't get it to transport ...
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Why don't Federation ships use antimatter containers as bombs more often?

In the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Resolutions", Voyager ejects an antimatter container and blows it up to disable three Vidiian ships. Why wouldn't they keep extra containers around and use them ...
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Do the Vidiians have cloaking technology?

In the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Resolutions," how did two Vidiian ships sneak up on Voyager without them being picked up on sensors? Do they have cloaking technology? This seems unlikely as they ...
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In the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Resolutions,” what was it about the planet that afforded them protection from the virus?

Janeway and Chakotay are left on a planet due to the planet affording them protection from a virus they had contracted from some bugs that lived on the planet. What about this planet protected them ...
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How did the Borg come into being? [duplicate]

Pretty straight forward question. How did the Borg start? Is there anything in the STU, or in novels, or anywhere that deals with the creation of the Borg, Borg Queen, first Drone, etc.? Was there an ...
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Why are the Borg able to adapt so quickly to phaser fire but not to a punch?

In multiple episodes drones adapt quickly to phaser fire. Within a few shots they develop a shield that can block phaser blasts. How is it possible that they are susceptible to a physical punch? ...
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How long does it take for a Borg ship to assimilate a planet?

Let's take Earth for example. There might be thousands of drones on a Borg ship. But wouldn't a planet like Earth that has maybe 10 billion or more people on it pose a logistical problem. I realize ...
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What does it cost to make an episode of Star Trek?

I am curious about the cost to make an episode of Star Trek and the comparative cost between the various series. What did it cost on average to do a single episode of Star Trek TOS, TNG, VOY, DS9, ...
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Why was Chell selected for Voyager's Hazard Team?

The Bolian named Chell was a Maquis engineer who got sucked to the Delta Quadrant along with his crewmates and ended up on Voyager. He was generally portrayed as loud-mouthed, rude, and lazy. He was ...
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Do the Q fear the Borg? [duplicate]

In episode Q2 of Voyager, Q tells his son: Q : If the Continnum's told you once, they've told you a thousand times. DON'T PROVOKE THE BORG!! If Q are omnipotent / immortal / all powerful, why ...
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Why did the doctor not think to capture one of the primates or find the insect that carried the virus on the planet to find a cure for the virus?

In the Voyager episode "Resolutions" Janeway fairly quickly is setting up traps to find the insect that transmitted the virus to her and Chakotay. At the same time Janeway is also trying to befriend a ...
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Why did the doctor put Janeway and Chakotay in stasis for 17 days?

In the Voyager episode "Resolutions" the doctor puts Janway in stasis for 17 days. Why did he put them in stasis when he could have had Janeway helping out by analyzing and working on a cure during ...
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Do Tuvok and Neelix have Tuvix's memories?

In the Voyager episode Tuvix, Tuvix has Neelix's and Tuvok's memories. After Janeway murders Tuvix and separates Tuvok and Neelix at the end of the episode do they possess Tuvix's memories?
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If the Q are all powerful, how does the continuum affect punishment on an individual Q? [duplicate]

Since one Q is all powerful, then two q's aren't really double all powerful are they? ALL powerful would mean they could do pretty much anything. Couldn't one Q kill all the other Q if he wanted to?
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Do any of the known species besides the Srivani in Star Trek use a phase shift as a cloaking device?

Please keep in mind "TNG: The Pegasus." It would appear that this would be a superior cloaking device as a ship could pass through objects.
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In anything Star Trek, what does it mean to be in or out of phase?

In many Star Trek episodes term/concept in phase, out of phase, phase variance, etc. are used many times. What does phase mean exactly? Please give as detailed and technical an answer as you can ...
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How does out of phase Voyager get back into phase?

In the Voyager Episode "Deadlock", the vidiians can only see the "healthy" Voyager. The "unhealthy" Voyager that the Vidiians can't see survives their attack. The "unhealthy" Voyager would be out of ...
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How does Harry Kim get back into phase with the rest of the Voyager crew?

At the end of the Voyager episode "Deadlock", Harry crossed the boundary between the two vessels with an arm band because he was out of phase. Is he now living his entire life out of phase? Does he ...
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In season 1 episode 7 “justice” of Star Trek TNG do we ever learn what the entities that the Edo call god really are?

Is there anything in canon that teaches us what the entities orbiting the planet are, their capabilities, where they come from, etc.? I am happy to accept responses based on the expanded universe ...