Questions tagged [captain-lorca]

Use for Star Trek Discovery questions asking about Captain Gabriel Lorca. Use in conjunction with the [star-trek] and [star-trek-discovery] tags.

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Is it normal for the captain on a Starfleet vessel to personally enter coordinates prior to a jump?

In Star Trek: Discovery S1:E9 "Into the Forest I Go", we see Ensign Stammets and Doctor Culber have a discussion about another spore drive jump. We read: Culber: You saying you'll actually sit ...
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Why doesn't Lorca want Michael Burnham to go to the Klingon ship?

In Star Trek: Discovery S1:E9 "Into the Forest I Go", we see Captain Lorca deny Tyler's request to take Michael Burnham for the ship. But the Captain's reasoning isn't clear. We hear: Tyler: I ...
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Why does Captain Lorca care about scattered pockets of negative mass?

In Star Trek Discovery S1:E9 Into the Forest I Go - we see Captain Lorca refer to scattered pockets of negative mass. We read: Lorca: Let me show you something. Stammets: You've been ...
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Is there evidence to suggest that Captain Lorca and Garth of Izar are the same person?

In the Star Trek Original Series episode S3:E16 Those Whom the Gods Destroy - we meet a character named Garth of Izar. We know the following about him: Garth of Izar was a decorated, highly ...
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After the Admiral is captured by the Klingons, why doesn't Lorca immediately organise a rescue mission?

In the Star Trek Discovery Episode E1:E6 Leethe, we see Admiral Cornwell go on a diplomatic mission to the Klingons. This results in her capture. Prior to this Cornwell had made the decision to ...
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Why does Captain Lorca tell the Admiral that the Spore Drive is fully functional?

In Star Trek Discovery S1:E6 Lethe - Captain Lorca tells the Admiral that the Spore Drive is fully functional. Now at this stage they've had a stressed out Tardigrade that they're in the process of ...
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How did Captain Lorca master the problems with Tribbles, only to have them befuddle Kirk 10 years later?

We know from Star Trek TOS S2:E13 - The Trouble with Tribbles that the problem is that they keep reproducing, and the way to fix it is to stop feeding them. We see Captain Kirk 'discover' this 10 ...
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Why does Lorca only have one Tribble?

In Star Trek Discovery S1:E3 - Context is for Kings, we see Lorca's collection of extraordinary items, including a Tribble. Now the trouble with Tribbles is that they multiply. My question is: Why ...
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If Captain Lorca arranged the prison transport incident, is he responsible for the pilot’s death?

In Star Trek Discovery S1:E3 - Context is for Kings, we see a prison transport accident. In this we see the death of the pilot of the prison transport. It has been claimed that Lorca probably ...
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Did Captain Lorca arrange the prison transport incident in Context is for Kings? [duplicate]

In Star Trek Discovery S1:E3 - Context is for Kings, we see a prison transport accident. Later there is a discussion between Burnham and Captain Lorca. In it Captain Lorca suggests he has read her ...
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Why does Captain Lorca still have his rank and commission after losing his ship, prior to being Captain of Discovery?

In Star Trek Discovery S1:E4 - Choose Your Pain - we learn that Captain Lorca lost his whole ship - and destroyed them rather than leave them to the Klingons. Ordinarily, losing your ship would be ...
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How does Lorca kill the Klingons on Corvan 2 in The Butcher's Knife Cares not for the Lamb's Cry?

In Star Trek Discovery S1:E4 The Butchers Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry we see the Discovery receiving a distress call from Corvan 2, a mining planet that's under attack by Klingons. Corvan 2 is ...
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Why did Lorca attend the meeting in person?

In Episode 5 of Season 1 of Discovery ("Choose Your Pain"), Captain Lorca attends a meeting with a small number of Starfleet admirals to discuss Why did Lorca attend the meeting in person, especially ...
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Captain Lorcas first officer choice?

Why would Lorca want Saru as his XO? Lorca is a guy who wants to win at any cost. How does having a pacifist who freaks and wants to retreat every time his spidey-sense twitches serve that purpose?
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Did the pilot survive?

In the third episode of Star Trek: Discovery, Michael Burnham is being transported on a shuttle. The shuttle is attacked by organisms that feed on electricity, causing the pilot to leave the shuttle ...