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Questions tagged [star-trek]

For all questions about the Star Trek universe. Including the television series, films, characters, events, and technology in the universe. For more specific questions, use in conjunction with the relevant tags, such as [star-trek-tos] or [star-trek-tng].

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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?
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When did traveling to Talos IV get a death penalty added to it?

In "The Menagerie", we learn that traveling to Talos IV isn't just a bad idea, it can literally get you killed under General Order 7: Starfleet General Order 7 was a directive that forbade contact ...
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ST TNG “Manhunt” blooper

While watching "Manhunt", I notice a scene where Madeline makes an error (in Rex's Bar): Jees, Dix. Cuzzo's the guy who iced Marty O'Farron. They never would have nailed him if it hadn't been for ...
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Who can trigger ship-wide alerts in Star Trek?

While re-watching DS9 "The Adversary" (S3E26), in the scene where Miles O'Brien almost catches a hostile changeling infiltrating the Defiant, it occurred to me that I didn't know if Miles even had the ...
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How many times does Chief O'Brien die?

"Die with honor, O'Brien." — Tosk, Captive Pursuit Similar to this question, how many times in Star Trek is Chief O'Brien showed or implied to die?
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Do Cardassians appear in every episode of Deep Space 9?

Does at least one Cardassian appear on-screen in every episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine?
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What's the point of using Time Crystal when USS Discovery has got Spore Drive?

In the recent episode S02E13 of Star Trek: Discovery, But, what's the point of it when USS Discovery has got Spore Drive which can take the ship anywhere in the Mycelial Network which spans across ...
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What references are there to black holes in Star Trek TV shows?

Other than the TOS black star, the naked singularity of the Romulan engines, and the Enterprise episode "Singularity", were there other references to black holes in any of the Star Trek TV shows?
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What other Star Trek series did the main TNG cast show up in?

I'm referring to Picard, Riker, Data, Worf, Geordi, Dr. Crusher, Wesley Crusher, Chief O'Brien and family, Deanna Troi, Guinan. I know Picard and Worf show up on DS9, though I haven't seen it myself. ...
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What are the combat capabilities of the USS Discovery?

In the past I always thought that the Constitution class was the pinnacle of human technology at the time of Kirk and slightly before (Pike's time). It represented the best both in terms of technology ...
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Star Trek - X-shaped Item on Regula/Orbital Office Starbases

On Regula/Orbital Office design starbases (we see them in the various Star Trek films and even in some of the series), what is that X-shaped thing we see on the side of the upper structure? See my ...
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Did Section 31 appear in Star Trek: The Next Generation?

Can anyone confirm whether Section 31 ever appeared in a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode?
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Do Vulcans Have Last Names?

Do Vulcans have last names? I don't recall Spock or his father Sarek having a last name and I was wondering if Vulcans have last names.
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Has this ever been shown in the Star Trek before?

In the most recent episode S02E12 of Star Trek: Discovery, we saw that Pay attention: There's no transporter pad available on either side which seems rather advanced capability to be handled from a ...
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Why is Section 31 a big deal to USS Discovery?

In the end of S02E12 of Star Trek: Discovery, I can understand that Section 31 possesses advanced technologies and USS Discovery can't stand a chance in a direct battle. But, USS Discovery has one ...
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Why can't Discovery's Data Core be separated from the ship?

In the most recent episode S02E12 of Star Trek: Discovery, As Sphere's data doesn't allow itself to be deleted from the system, My question is: Why can't they simply remove the data core and destroy ...
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What did Spock want Bones to “Remember”?

In the movie Star Trek: Wrath of Khan, what did Spock mean when he mind melded with McCoy and he told him to "remember"?
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How could this affect Pike's future?

In the most recent episode S02E12 of Star Trek: Discovery, How exactly does it work?
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What are the best examples of the prime directive in action? [closed]

I'd like to write about attitudes taken toward the prime directive in Star Trek, potentially including all of the TV series within the original timeline (esp. OS, TNG, VOY, DSP), and need some ...
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How many red bursts were there?

One of the overarching key elements of ST: Discovery's second season is the hunt for a couple of so-called "red bursts", powerful light (?) signals that were/are registered throughout the galaxy (?) ...
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Was the pronunciation of the name Kahless changed deliberately for Discovery?

As far as I can tell, throughout all previous Star Trek installations, the Klingon "national hero" Kahless was always pronounced "kay-less", with a stress on the first syllable. In Discovery, however,...
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Does Control's existence contradict the set canon with regards to AI?

Control has so far shown A LOT of abilities and a huge adaptiblity to situations and the ability to outsmart even very intelligent organic beings and set traps for them. What I'm wondering is if its ...
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What was the green drink that Scotty could not identify?

In the Star Trek: TOS episode "By Any Other Name", Scotty gets alien captor Tomar drunk. Tomar asks him about one particular bottle: TOMAR: "What is it?" SCOTTY: "Well, it's… uh…" (Scotty ...
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Did K'Ehleyr know about B'Elanna Torres, or vice versa?

K'Ehleyr was a Klingon/Human hybrid and the mate of Worf. She held a high position within the Federation, yet often lamented her dual nature. B'Elanna Torres was also a hybrid of the two races, albeit ...
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Why was a Klingon targ aboard the Enterprise during “The Schizoid Man”?

At the end of the episode "The Schizoid Man", it is implied that Data wrestled a Klingon targ: RIKER: Does wrestling with a Klingon targ ring a bell? PICARD: Mr. Crusher, take us out of orbit. ...
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Does Anyone Know The Episode of Star Trek Where the Replicator is Used to Recycle a Book?

Does anyone know the episode of Star Trek: Voyager where Captain Janeway placed a book in the replicator and had it recycled? I am looking for the screencap when the book disappeared off the ...
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What ship classes are shown in “Relativity”?

The first 21 seconds of the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Relativity" show the Utopia Planitia ship yards for the first time in Star Trek. During these 21 seconds I counted at least 15 ships which can ...
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How is Burnham's Mom able to find her?

In Star Trek: Discovery, Burnham's Mom uses the Red Angel suit to escape a Klingon attack. She jumps around time but can never reach Burnham. How then does she gain the ability to find Burnham in ...
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Why doesn't this character put on their protective suit?

At the end of Star Trek: Discovery 2x11 ("Perpetual Infinity"), it becomes clear that is somehow linked to the time she operates from. (Why that should be the case entirely escapes me, but this is ...
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Why didn't Khan get resurrected in the Genesis Explosion?

At the end of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, as the Enterprise escapes the nebula, leaving the dying Reliant behind, we see Khan engaging the memory banks of the Genesis device. Later we see Spock'...
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Where did they get the children's artwork used for Captain Picard Day?

The Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Pegasus” opens with Picard, Riker, and Troi in the conference room viewing and discussing a variety of artwork that in the episode were supposed to be ...
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What does “Buhfik t' kunli tor du!” mean in Vulcan?

A user posted this comment. At the end of it, the comment reads: Buhfik t' kunli tor du! What does this mean? Rand al’Thor says it’s in Vulcan, but their translation seems uncertain.
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Was Spock the First Vulcan in Starfleet?

The idea that Spock was the first Vulcan in Starfleet seems to be a bit of common cultural knowledge with little or no foundation. The StarTrek.com biography states; Because the young Vulcan chose ...
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Why did this character risk his life for the Federation?

The question is a big spoiler for the main revelation at the end of season 1. So if that is the case it seems out of character that he risked his life on several occasions: And on another occasion: ...
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What is the moral justification for Starfleet's actions in S2E6?

In season 2, episode 6 "The Sound of Thunder", So how are the federation justified in It strikes me that:
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Why are all the doors on Ferenginar (the Ferengi home world) far shorter than the average Ferengi?

I was watching DS9: Family Business when I noticed all the doors on Ferenginar are much shorter than the average Ferengi, causing them to crouch down every time they enter a room. That's gotta be ...
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Why didn't the Enterprise-E crew just use holodeck machine guns against the Borg? [duplicate]

Picard is pursued by the Borg while they take over the Enterprise-E. He starts a chapter of some crime-drama holo-novel on the holodeck. The crime boss and his henchmen carry tommy guns, which Picard ...
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Why did the Borg ignore these Enterprise crew members when they were assimilating?

During the movie, Star Trek: First Contact, the Borg were assimilating as many crew members as they could as they took over the Enterprise-E. Picard watches a Borg drone lead a crew member away to ...
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In Star Trek IV, why did the Bounty go back to a time when whales were already rare?

In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, the Bounty travels back to what looks to be Earth circa 1985 to acquire a breeding pair of whales. Yet at this time, whales were already in danger and people were ...
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What term describes the form of government seen in Star Trek in the TNG era? [closed]

I haven't watched TOS (it's not to my taste), but after watching the whole series of TNG, I liked their system of government (or least what is shown). So what exactly is their system of government, or ...