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Why is Guinan allowed to have a non-Starfleet issued rifle?

In the Star Trek TNG episode: Night Terrors, we see Guinan using a rifle in order to break up a brawl at Ten Forward: In a hilarious piece of dialog she immediately admits that this rifle is not ...
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Is this Michael Burnham's voice in Star Trek: Picard trailer?

There's only one voice in this trailer. It feels like Michael Burnham's voice. Whose voice is this?
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What is the purpose of the black rectangular object behind Scott in “The Galileo Seven”?

When Scott electrifies the hull of the "Galileo," a piece of equipment is partially visible that looks like a circular chart recorder with pneumatic output. What would a 23rd century Class F shuttle ...
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Why is there a time discrepancy between VOY: Flashback and The Undiscovered Country?

In VOY: Flashback, the Praxis explosion happens and then they say a few days later they learned that two Starfleet officers had been arrested for the assassination of Chancellor Gorkon, etc. and they ...
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Why didn't they teach Captain Pike Morse Code?

In Star Trek "The Menagerie", we see Captain Christopher Pike as a dang-near-everything-plegic. He has been placed in a powered wheelchair/life support system and his only physical abilities are that ...
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Star Trek novel where Captain Kirk is bemoaning his biological urges interrupting a dramatic moment

Everybody knows that, in fiction, Nobody Poops unless it's being played for humor. I have a vivid memory of reading a Star Trek novel (I'm pretty sure not based off of a TV series episode or one of ...
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Why did they never point the Borg towards Organia or a Douwd? [duplicate]

In all their dealings with the Borg, why did they never think of directing them to Organia or in the direction of a Douwd? It would have solved the problem quickly.
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What is Worf's citizenship?

Worf was born in the Klingon Empire to Klingon parents, orphaned, raised by humans, and became a Starfleet officer. Which citizenship(s) does he hold? Klingon? Federation? Both? Sources, please (...
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Are the musical plants in Star Trek TOS's the Cage a reference to A Journey To Other Worlds?

In Star Trek TOS Episode The Menagerie, we see on a visit to Talos IV, singing plants. This was produced in 1966. On reading John Astor's A Journey in Other Worlds, we also read of singing plants on ...
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Star Trek episode with a scene where Data has to choose between three different time anomalies with him in each

What is the episode with a scene where Data has to choose between three different time anomalies with him in each? Data asks which one is the correct time frame in the scene and having chosen the ...
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Is there an explanation for the contradiction between “Voyager” and “The Undiscovered Country”? [duplicate]

In the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Flashback", Dimitri Valtane is killed. In Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, he is shown to still be alive at the end of the film on board the Excelsior. Is ...
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Why doesn't Star fleet utilize basic protective gear in hazardous environments? [duplicate]

So, I've finally gotten into binging Star Trek and I can't explain this: Why do they almost never utilize protective wear? Multiple times I've seen an epidemic break out onboard a starship and even ...
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Why can the Enterprise scan the Paulson Nebula but the Borg vessel can't?

When hiding from the Borg cube in "The Best of Both Worlds", the Enterprise is able to scan from within the nebula what's outside of it, whereas the Borg vessel is unable to scan what's inside. Has ...
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Dog training commands in Klingon

I am training my pitbull to be my service dog and I want to train him his commands in Klingon. At this point I need words for "sit", "stay", "heel", and a sound comparable to Cesar Milan's "ssttt". ...
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Will Star Trek Legacy Musicians Return With Picard?

With Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard there are at least two programmes being made at the same time. Last time that happened, they had at the mimimum of four musicians scoring the episodes. ...
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Star Trek (TNG?) episode about finding a planet where the inhabitants want the stories from the ship's library?

I'm looking for the Star Trek episode where they encounter a planet where the people want to get the Enterprise's collection of stories from its library. I think it's about wanting too much stories? ...
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How many actors will reprise their roles in Star Trek: Picard?

The upcoming Star Trek: Picard web/ TV series will happen 20 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis. Nemesis was released in 2002 which is exactly 18 years ago. So, age of the actors wouldn't ...
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In Star Trek TNG, what is the division of authority between the first officer and operations officer?

In TNG, Riker is the first officer and Data is the ops officer. Both are fairly high ranking, which is in contrast to the other series in which ops is given to a low ranking officer (TOS: Ensign ...
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What did Control really destroy in the future?

This part has always confused me. So what was it that was actually destroyed?
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What episode was being referenced by this part of Discovery's season 2 episode 13 recap?

At the beginning of season 2 episode 13, we're given a recap of some scenes I don't remember: Tilly meets an alien woman in what looks like a mess hall aboard a ship. Then we're given this scene: ...
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In Star Trek, prior to Discovery, has a ship been shown dropping out of warp from the outside?

I've noticed Star Trek: Discovery has, on several occasions, used a neat visual effect to show a ship dropping "out of warp", from the outside. Something stationary is shown (like a planet) while the ...
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What does this reportedly Klingon text say in Revenge of the Sith?

This answer has some allegedly Klingon writing. Is it Klingon? If so, what does it say?
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Is the NX registry used by StarFleet an homage to the Spirit of Saint-Louis?

Was the Starfleet NX class starships paying homage to Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of Saint Louis, registration: N-X-211?
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In Star Trek Voyager how/why do they continue using the holodecks? [duplicate]

After Voyager is stranded in the Delta Quadrant energy conservation becomes a concern. This leads the crew to limit their replicator usage by implementing replicator rations and supplementing their ...
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Why didn't Tuvok tell Janeway that R'Mor would die before giving him the messages?

In the episode Eye of the Needle, they come across a Romulan named R'Mor, who they transport to Voyager from 20 years in the past. Before sending him back in time, they give him messages from the ...
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Is Armus aka 'Skin of Evil' related to the Ba'ul species?

In season 2, episode 6 'The Sound of Thunder' of Star Trek: Discovery we learn a few things about the Ba'ul. So the obvious question is if they are related in some way?
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Is there canonical evidence for when Short Treks: Calypso is set?

When watching, I first assumed that it was set around 3300, 1000 years into the series' future. However, that doesn't sound right, given what happens at the end of season 2 and the very specific ...
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Why does Spock want to suppress certain knowledge?

At the end of Discovery season 2, Spock suggests during his debriefing that all knowledge of Discovery be suppressed, including that of the spore drive. He seems to imply that the only people with ...
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How did Kirk identify Gorgan in “And the Children Shall Lead”?

In the Original Series episode "And the Children Shall Lead", before Gorgan appears a second time (at about time index 43:45 on Netflix), there is no mention of his name. How did Kirk know the name ...
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Is the Hippocratic Oath violated in ‘Sons of Mogh’ in Star Trek: DS9? [duplicate]

In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Sons of Mogh", wouldn't Dr. Bashir agreeing to erase Kurn's memories and altering his appearance violate the Hippocratic Oath concerning “do no harm”? They ...
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Is killing your clone against Federation law?

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Up The Long Ladder", even though the away team's DNA was taken without permission, wouldn't killing their defenceless clones be an act of murder and ...
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Were any of the stories used in “Star Trek: The Animated Series” rejected from the TV show?

I have just started watching Star Trek: The Animated Series and was wondering if any of the stories come from unused scripts from TOS? So far it is as fun and camp as the TV show and the few episodes ...
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How did the Enteprise and Discovery survive that long in S2 E14 of DIS?

If we look at other fights between starships in any other Star Trek series we see that battles between starships usually last (if both are set on destroying each other) about two minutes at most. ...
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In “The Search” what was the first clue that things weren't right? [closed]

I'm just watching "The Search" where a treaty is apparently being signed with the Dominion. What was the first clue that things weren't right? My supposition: when 'Nechayev' called Sisko 'Benjamin'...
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What are crew members doing in the Jefferies Tube in “Timescape”?

In the Star Trek: TNG episode "Timescape", the Enterprise is trapped in a temporal anomaly that massively slows time. Picard, Data, and Troi beam over from a runabout in "normal" time, to examine ...
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In “Unimatrix Zero Part II” why did Janeway, Tuvok and Torres not have to regenerate?

Janeway's log notes that "most" of their Borg implants have been removed. Would they still not need to regenerate like Seven and Ichib after they were assimilated?
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Have all the diseases that plague Homo sapiens today been conquered by the time of the original Star Trek?

The Enterprise has an elaborate Sick Bay, well equipped with diagnostic and curative equipment. Dr. McCoy and his colleagues are busy repairing traumatic injuries and diagnosing weird diseases of ...
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Why can't The Control also jump to future?

The main assumption in recent episodes of Star Trek: Discovery is that But, I see two flaws in the plan: The Control will eventually get to the future by waiting out because it can't age and die. ...
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Why didn't Time Crystal burn out after opening first wormhole?

In Star Trek: Discovery, the only reason Burnham was going to have one way trip because time crystal was going to burn out after opening wormhole. But, in the season 2 finale, we saw that How was ...
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Do Klingons Respect Human Warriors from Antiquity?

In general, especially before the Treaty of Alliance, and the earlier neutral zone cease-fires, the Klingons thought very lowly of humanity. However, fast-forward, in time to after the Treaty of ...
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Why does Spock recommend this not be spoken of anymore?

At the end of ST:DIS 2x14, Spock recommends that in order to prevent the experienced series of events from unfolding again. This left me deeply confused. I understand that the data was ...
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What creature or object is represented during the time travel sequence in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home?

The plot of the film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home revolves around the main characters traveling back in time from the 23rd century to 1986, in order to obtain and bring back a pair of humpback whales,...
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Why not modify a shuttle craft?

In the series finale, Burnham creates a Red Angel suit to go through the worm hole. Why not modify a shuttle craft? It already has weapons, so you don't need that many ships to escort you. With a Red ...
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Why did Discovery continue with its mission?

Star Trek: Discovery season 2 ended with the characters enacting their plan to prevent Control gaining access to the Sphere data onboard the Discovery by attempting to launch Discovery into the future ...
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In “Course: Oblivion”, why did Voyager not find the probe?

After reading a question on ST probes, I was reminded of the Voyager episode "Course: Oblivion" where So my question is, why did the real Voyager crew not find the probe and other non-affected ...
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Why are Starfleet vessels not fitted with seatbelts or harnesses of some kind? [duplicate]

Simple question, seatbelts. I'm looking to see if it's ever mentioned canonically or not. I was watching an early episode of TNG last night, giggling at Riker's dance-like twitching as the Enterprise ...
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In the movie Star Trek: First Contact, could the Borg have been beamed off the Enterprise? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: First Contact, once the Enterprise's crew found out that the Borg were on board, could they have beamed the Borg off the Enterprise out into outer space, or do the Borg have the ...
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Does Christopher Pike's first officer have a name?

Rather prominently, Pike's first officer called herself "Number One" when asked in an official capacity. While she gets way more screen time in ST:Discovery, we never see her named. It's now ...
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What is that brown stuff around the planet Xahea?

In Star Trek: Discovery, Season 2, Episode 13, "Such Sweet Sorrow, Part I", another Red Burst™ leads the ship to the planet Xahea, home of Queen Me Hani Ika Hali Ka Po, who Ensign Tilly met in the ...
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Why does discovery's replicator comment on people's meals?

I'm not too far in to the series at the moment, but so far every time someone has ordered something on the replicator it tells them about its nutritional properties. Why would it do this?