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The LCARS (Library Computer Access and Retrieval System) system was the operating system used by Starfleet and some other Federation computer systems in the Star Trek universe in the 24th Century. It can be seen in The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and The Next Generation films.

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How Were the LCARS Panel Set Props Made in Star Trek?

Were the LCARS panels set props typically pre-designed transparency panels with dark glass and florescent lighting behind them? Or were the "buttons and layouts" added later with computers? I'm ...
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Why didn't the Federation ever replace the Cardassian systems with their own on Deep Space Nine?

Just curious if anyone knows why the Federation left the Cardassian systems intact on DS9... For Starfleet staff on the station, learning an entirely new system would be incredibly difficult; not to ...
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Possible in-universe explanations for LCARS redesign in Nemesis

In Star Trek Nemesis, the LCARS panels on the Enterprise-E use a much more blue-ish color scheme than before, as well as skeuomorphic 3D buttons instead of flat 2D buttons. Is there an in-universe ...
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Are there software developers in Starfleet? [duplicate]

Starfleet personell obviously uses a lot of software (e. g. LCARS) on their vessels, stations, handheld and wearable devices. Thus, it would seem to me that there must be a lot of software engineers ...
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What do the numbers at the top of LCARS indicate?

In the picture below, I've circled (or rather 'rectangled') the numbers above a screen of LCARS. Now, this picture isn't from Star Trek: The Next Genreation itself, but it is an accurate ...
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Who created LCARS and when was it introduced?

(I know - 2 questions, but they are very closely linked). After reading the Memory Alpha page on LCARS, there is no reference to an actual date when LCARS was introduced, only a vague reference to ...
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Are there any further developments of the M5?

In the TOS episode 'The Ultimate Computer', we see the problems with the M5 unit by Dr Daystrom. I know in TNG, and even VOY, there is still need for a crew aboard the ship, but is there any further ...
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In TNG, what is the point of a user ID?

Using the LCARS system of TNG, users still need to input their command authorization code in some instances (eg "Picard-Epsilon-7-9-3"). If the computer can identify a person's ID based on their ...