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What is all the types of Borg vessels? [closed]

I am asking about the Borg. What sort of Borg vessels are there and what are their functions?
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Why is the bridge of the USS Enterprise rotated off the ship's centreline?

The turbolift on the Enterprise bridge is not directly behind the Captain's chair, but over his left shoulder. However external shots of the ship show the lift shaft to be on the centreline. The only ...
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Sci-fi short story where the military build a computer in a space ship that becomes sentient

Around 1980 I read a short story about the military's attempt to build an intelligent computer. The author put in several diagrams of how the computer would be made. In the story, the army keeps ...
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Book about two friends on galactic adventure, who inherit a starship (one has big, spiky blue hair)

I rediscovered this 3-book series a couple years ago, then forgot it again. Pretty sure from before the '90s. Two guys adventuring amongst the planets; I think one inherited a starship with ancient ...
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Sci-Fi story about people traveling through space in confined spaces then fighting once returning planet side

The story was more or less about 2 people being in space for a long period of time in a small space. They had been living like this for either many months to possibly even years. Towards the end of ...
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Science fiction novel where children grow up on a spaceship

I’m having trouble identifying a book I read sometime in the last 5-10 years. The details I remember are that humans were raised by the spaceship's AI, and that the children/young adults are not aware ...
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Mutant youth return to Earth

This was a novel from late 80s or early 90s. Type of story where space-faring humans return to explore damaged Earth. I don't remember if they were trying to revive the Earth, ran into hostile ...
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What is the earliest work of fiction featuring spaceships with shield technology?

I'm trying to figure out what is the earliest mention of shield technology in any work of fiction to feature spaceships that are protected by shields or any similar force field technology (think of ...
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Man gets his beat up car washed and it transforms into a space fighter

I remember seeing this as a young child, so mid to late 80's. This guy who works at a carwash gets a beat up crappy car but once it goes through the car wash it becomes a space fighter. He has to fend ...
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Human child raised by robot onboard a spacecraft

While growing up, early 90s I remember watching a science fiction anime on VHS tape, about a boy growing up onboard a spaceship with a robot. The robot teaches the human child how to walk and run and ...
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Do civilian starships have blasters? [duplicate]

I saw a question yesterday asking about civilian starships and shields, and that reminded me of another question I had. Is every starship supposed to have blasters, or some kind of weapon on them? Or ...
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Is there any evidence that the Enterprise-E from the Star Trek:TNG films is a descendant of the Vengeance featured in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Both ships are heavily armed and designed exclusively for combat, and both are technologically advanced for their respective eras,and I could easily see the Vengeance take on a Borg cube.
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Can an X-Wing fighter comfortably accommodate additional passengers?

While watching season 2, episode 8 of The Mandalorian some action in the plot reminded me of a holiday trip I have planned. I have a generous offer from a friend — more like a friend of a friend — I ...
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Early to late 80s sci fi anime: spaceship with the last of humanity fleeing alien forces

I have been trying to find details of this movie or series for years without any luck. What I remember is a space ship with the last of humanity on board running away from alien forces. They find a ...
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Sci-fi short story, AI on ice planet asking to be shut down

This is either a short story, or a novel (but most likely a short story. I don't remember it being long). It is about a girl (I think quite young: 10-30 yrs) living on an oceanic ice planet. On said ...
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How was the Razor Crest able to leave the atmosphere?

Spoilers on The Mandalorian - S02E02 - Chapter 10 ahead. In S02E02 of The Mandalorian, the Razor Crest takes a heavy beating by first crash landing into an ice cave and then breaking through the ice ...
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Novel where a sentient star or space ship was found in a gold mine in Arizona

I read Starship Sakira last night and was reminded of a book I read in 2014 that matches the genre. It was about an older man that finds a sentient star or space ship buried in a gold mine in Arizona. ...
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90s sci-fi series: at the beginning a teen falls through a hole into a spaceship [duplicate]

I'm looking for a sci-fi series I watched in the 90s that at the beginning a teen fell through a hole in the sand into a spaceship. Later on a group is formed called the children of something that I ...
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Short story - 60s or earlier - meteorite is actually crashed alien ship full of tiny insect-sized beings

This story was in one of the first SF anthologies I ever read, in the mid-1960s. A meteor lands near to a house. The householder finds it and carries it into his house (meteor is grapefruit/football ...
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Small aliens spaceships flying in home

Small aliens spaceships. Animated show where small toy sized spaceships flying in a kid’s room. I saw it on a kids' animated show on a TV channel in the 80s or 90s. It was like Computer Warriors: The ...
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Stranded survivors have to cross world to get rescued. (Not Weber/Ringo's “Empire of Man” series) [duplicate]

I recall reading a story in the 1970s (USA paperback) about a small group of people (anywhere from a dozen to 50?) stranded on the wrong side of the continent from their rescue. (There was some time ...
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Story with a spaceship, earth, window washers, and titans?

I've read a book once, a few years ago. It was an old book, I could tell by the page color and the text font on the cover, so by now it's at least ten years old, probably more. It was a bigger book, ...
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Space Anime with super large spaceship, lonely cube AI and young girl crowned as its queen!

So, someone looking for a specific space anime and I want to help him. His description about it: https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/looking-for-a-specific-space-anime-pls-help.869977/ so i'm ...
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Short story about humans losing a space war due to having SUPERIOR technology [duplicate]

In the story, an officer describes an ongoing war between humans and aliens. The aliens have less advanced technology so they assume they will easily when. However, the officer remises on how much ...
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Does the Empire possess classes of ship between fighters and Star Destroyer?

In real life, carriers and battleships are usually surrounded by destroyers, submarines, cruisers etc. In Star Wars movies, the rebels have a wide variety of ships of various sizes, while the Empire ...
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Do any non-Federation starships have deflector dishes?

One of the answers to this question says The visible dish itself is a bit unique to the Federation. (emphasis added) Is that true? Do any non-Federation ships have deflector dishes?
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Why do some Federation ships not have deflector dishes?

Most Federation starships have a deflector dish below the saucer section to protect the ship from hitting pebbles at high speeds. But not the Oberth class vessels. Nor the Soyuz class ships. Nor ...
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Why have ships been resized in the newer Star Trek series or movies?

In newer series or movies, starting from Star Trek: 2009, we have seen newly-designed or renovated ships that do not conform to any previous forms in the Star Trek universe. The Original Enterprise ...
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Something about space gates that ships can travel through

I read this book a few years back so it would be roughly 2017 or before. The main character is a young adult (possibly named Alex?) serving on the humans' space navy. The technology is such that ...
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Is it really a great idea to allow people to fly around in unregistered, armed, warp-capable, and shielded Kaplan F-17 speed freighters?

La Sirena, a Kaplan F-17 Speed Freighter, piloted by Cristobal Rios, and first introduced in Star Trek: Picard, was described as "an unregistered, warp-capable" starship, according to Memory Alpha. ...
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Where do the Hyperspace Routes in Star Wars Come From

Where did the Hyperspace Routes in the Star Wars universe originate from in the first place, Also is there only one route on and off a planet? Or can a world have multiple Hyperspace routes?
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1950s-1979 young adult novel about a boy traveling through world which turns out to be a spaceship

I remember reading this book as a kid. It was a hard-cover book with a picture of an alien jumping up and down or dancing in the bottom right-hand corner of the cover. It was definitely geared toward ...
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Why are ships drifting toward Ilus/New Terra in James SA Corey's Cibola Burn?

In Cibola Burn the ships Edward Israel, Barbapiccola and Rocinante started drifting toward Ilus/New Terra once their reactors stopped working. But if they had enough velocity, shouldn't they be able ...
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Looking for title of short story about octopus that develops intelligence on spaceship

The story is about a spaceship sent from Earth that includes a intelligence-enhanced octopus along with regular octopuses. The crew dies, leaving the octopuses to survive and evolve alone. The smart ...
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How big is Lord Dominator's ship?

In the show, Wander Over Yonder, season two, we see the main villain, Lord Dominator. She has a Star Destroyer-like ship that looks kind of like it is made of lava, and it is shown as being larger ...
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Approximately how long is the 'Massive' from Invader Zim?

While watching the show Invader Zim on Hulu, I thought of something. Exactly how long is the Massive? I was wondering this because the exact length is never expressed, or even mentioned as being ...
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Anime where someone gets killed by a gelatinous blob onboard a spacecraft and the crew jettisons their corpse into outer space

This was a VHS my sister and her friends had rented at a local movie rental store, whoever was in charge had great taste in anime and always carried a decent selection, the anime in question ...
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1960's children's book where strange neighbor teaches 3 kids to rocket to Mars

On the edge of my memory, a 1960's children's book about a group of boys being taught to build a spaceship by an unusual neighbor. They learn the neighbor is from Mars, and eventually take a trip ...
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Sci-fi book with a generational spaceship traveling the interstellar void

Spaceship is gigantic. Most of the passengers don’t even realize that it’s a spaceship and the Author describes the world in great - captivating - detail. The ship has forests, lakes and generally ...
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Lone woman & abusive AI traveling to Earth to investigate something

I’m looking for a story from a sci-fi anthology published in the past 5 to 7 years in which a woman, who is some kind of investigator, is traveling to Earth - which has been long abandoned - on a ...
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Did the NX-class refit actually appear in the “Star Trek: Enterprise” TV series?

I found pictures of a refit version of the NX-01 from Star Trek: Enterprise. This design added another hull underneath the ship. Did the ship ever appear on-screen with this design during the TV ...
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Anime about some teens that are trained to fly spaceships

I can't seem to find the name of a space anime where some kids are selected to learn how to fly spaceships. Earth is still inhabited and the kids fly to outer space to board a vessel where they are ...
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What Starfleet ship classes are visible in the Season 1 finale of Star Trek: Picard?

In season 1, episode 10 of Star Trek: Picard, a fleet of Starfleet vessels arrive. What classes of vessels were present?
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Did other federation starship classes appear in TOS?

In episodes of Star Trek, the original series, I see other ships that are Constitution class. Did any other classes of Federation star ships appear during this series?
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What's the point of Super Star Destroyers?

To my knowledge, a regular Imperial Star Destroyer is a massive source of firepower and will intimidate most opposition in to not even trying to fight back. As for the few that would try and fight ...
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Looking for series about young man escaping earth authorities only to find intelligent alien ship on a crater of the moon

I am looking for a book series I read about a young man finishing up high school. He had abilities to know when he was being observed by people or electronics and that got him in trouble. He escapes ...
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Earth spaceship lands on a primitive world, observed by Viking-equivalents

The story takes place on an Earth-like world. A Viking-like sailor is headed west on an ocean to explore unknown areas of his world. He is standing on the deck of his ship and sees something big and ...
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Help me identify sci-fi book from mid 90's about a pilot crash-landing on a primitive planet

I'm looking for a book I started reading as a teen in Russia in the mid 90's. I believe it was translated from English. I bought it along with a book from Christopher Stasheff, Warlock in Spite of ...
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Looking for a novel about a mysterious sphere/cube shaped object

I read a story years ago that revolved around a mysterious ‘ship’ (it was a basic shape - I believe the name of the book was also around this shape) found in the universe. It had some species worried ...
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What's the smallest Star Trek ship of the “classic design”?

What I mean by this question is that the ship should follow the basic anatomy of the protagonist Enterprises such as the Constitution and Galaxy classes. I.e. they should have two nacelles connected ...

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