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Is it a contradiction for objects inside a warp bubble to collide with normal space objects? [on hold]

Definitions of what a warp field is do not seem to vary. It is a distortion of space and time itself by generating a gravimetric field, no momentum is associated with the movement of the warp bubble ...
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When was the earliest opportunity the Voyager crew had to return to the Alpha quadrant after being stranded?

Voyager had had many opportunities to cut their journey short or even directly return home which they did not take. For example, Q tried to bribe Janeway during an arbitration by instantly ...
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Why do humans claim to be morally superior in Star Trek? How do they explain someone like Harry Mudd? [closed]

Been wondering about this since Picard, et al, like to proclaim their moral superiority to others.
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Has a Ferengi ever worked for Section 31?

To quote this answer: This is similar to the situation with the Ferengi in Star Trek. Due to their willingness to trade with anyone - they even trade with the Dominion - and their expressed ...
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Do the Ferengi have their own version of Reincarnation?

From the episode "Little Green Men": ROM: Maybe we are dead. QUARK: What are you talking about? ROM: Maybe this is the Divine Treasury. QUARK: Oh, don't be ridiculous. The Divine ...
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Why is Worf so terribly mean to Chief O'Brien in the Star Trek DS9 episode “The Ship”?

In DS9: The Ship Worf is really mean to O'Brien while Muniz is dying. He practically taunts the Chief about Muniz's impending death. Worf may be a "Klingon Warrior" but he's never acted like this. Not ...
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Why can’t Voyager crew beam in new lungs for neelix? [duplicate]

In Episode 4, Season 1 of Voyager, Neelix gets attacked by a species that beams out his lungs. As a hot fix, the holographic doctor creates a hologram of his lungs, based on a recent Transporter log. ...
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How many witnesses were there in the “Civilization” episode's final scene?

In "Civilization"'s final scene, Captain Archer says How can that be true, if just prior to that scene we can clearly see another scene in which Seems to me like a clear hole in the episode's plot. ...
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How many miners were operating mines in “Civilization”?

In the episode "Civilization", close to the episode finale we can see an underground mining facility. It is shown in a very quick cameo, yet I am pretty sure that it is large enough to be operated by ...
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Why were only Jean Luc and Guinan so outright hateful to the Borg (“I Borg”)?

I notice that the others were either against the plan to destroy the Borg (Beverly Crusher), or, even if for the plan, at the very least middle of the road and somewhat neutral in their feelings and ...
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Does Q ever actually lie?

In the episode Deja-Q, Picard openly accuses Q of being dishonest: Q: I have no powers. Q the ordinary. PICARD: Q the liar. Q the misanthrope. And in the DS9 episode Q-Less, Vash claims ...
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How exactly did Voyager beat the Borg ship in the beginning of “Dark Frontier”?

Was it that Voyager had Borg technology? Was it that something went wrong in the Borg's magnetic field? All I saw was Starfleet photon torpedos destroy the Borg. How was that so?
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Is Borg adaptation only temporary?

It seems like Borg adaptation, at least in terms of battle, is temporary. In every episode and movie I can think of, the initial attack against the Borg is effective. Unless the countless species ...
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Was “Tapestry” meant as somewhat of a comedy?

I ask because a lot of people laughed at Lt Picard.
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Under Ferengi law, is murder permitted if it is for the sake of profit?

The question is exactly how it sounds: is murder allowed if it is for the purpose of profit in Ferengi law? For most of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the Ferengi culture is entirely based in profit, ...
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Was Riker, whenever he led the ship, more of a military leader or was he diplomatic like Picard? [closed]

Watching "Chain of Command" made me think - Riker and Jellico have a lot in common. Riker, when he led the ship to fight the Borg, was definitely a military leader. He may not have been extreme like ...
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How much does Commander Data weigh?

I'm referring to his "typical" weight, as in how much he weighs during his day-to-day activities aboard the Enterprise (minus the pipe).
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Did anyone try to find the little box that held Professor Moriarty and his wife after the crash?

It was bad enough that Captain Picard tricked and trapped two sapient beings in a little cube, rather than in any way acknowledge their rights under Federation law, but whatever happened to that cube? ...
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Why did Khan ask Admiral James T. Kirk about Project Genesis?

When Khan first defeats Admiral Kirk, he asks about Project Genesis. Why would he ask about Project Genesis? Wouldn't the USS Reliant, a ship dedicated to helping ...
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What did Geordi mean when he said “And then some” (“Sins of the Father”)?

In the episode "Sins of the Father", Riker says that Kurn has the crew on his toes. I get that. But then Geordi says "And then some" which is obviously a response, but is that supposed to be an insult ...
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Was Tuvok bluffing when he said that Voyager's transporters rendered the Kazon weapons useless?

In Star Trek: Voyager 2x07 "Maneuvers", Voyager beams several Kazon Majes off their ship. Tuvok and a complement of security officers are in the transporter room waiting for them, and the Majes draw ...
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Was Lore on the Borg renegade ship or on the planet where he was doing his business?

Something I'm curious about. When the renegade Borg were causing havoc with their attacks on the Enterprise and the brutal fight in the outpost, was Lore heading that ship or was he on the planet ...
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What exactly caused Data to get angry in “Descent” before the emotion chip?

Talking the opening scene where they fight the renegade Borg on the outpost. Something all of a sudden causes Data to be angry. I take the hint to be the guy who says every biological organism. As ...
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Why didn't the Discovery crew warn Starfleet about the Defiant?

In S01E10 of Star Trek: Discovery Burnham notes that the USS Defiant is believed to be the first ship from the prime universe to arrive in the mirror universe. However, the Defiant comes from ...
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How fast are we moving through the star field in the closing credits of Star Trek: TNG? [duplicate]

I saw that warp 9 is like 1500 times the speed of light, but it would still take a day to reach the nearest star. But in the closing credits, we are passing stars at a rate that seems much faster than ...
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What would have been the Borg's plan for earth if the writers had not changed the Borg into assimilators?

I've always wondered. It was 1989. The writers at the time did not know what to do with the Borg. The end scene of "Q Who" airs. Guinan warns Picard that because the Borg know of the Federation's ...
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Were the Romulans intended as comic relief on “TNG”?

I always felt given the incompetance of the Romulans that they were more a comical disturbance rather than a genuine threat that they were often trying to portray themselves as. This was rather ...
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What exactly was the Borg's intention when finally capturing the ship at the end of “Q Who”?

If it had not been for Q saving them at the last minute, what would the Borg have done?
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What exactly happened to the 18 crew members who were reported as “missing” in “Q Who”?

I always thought they were dead in battle. The Borg didn't believe in assimilating lifeforms until "Best of Both Worlds." Yet others argue they were assimilated, and hence they were into assimilation ...
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Did the new Kirk ever mind meld with Spock Prime?

I can't remember, but I thought they had in the film. If so-wouldn't he then learn everything from Spock regarding the former timeline?
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How does data stop itself being deleted? [duplicate]

In S02E12 of Star Trek: Discovery it is found to be impossible to delete some recently acquired data from the ship's memory. The data seems to resist being deleted, and cancels a self-destruct ...
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Why are Tucker and Malcolm not dead?

I've been re-watching Enterprise and I have the same question I had the first time. In episode 12 of season 4, Babel One, Tucker and Reed are running low on air while in environmental suits, and ...
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Who created the Borg concept? [duplicate]

Who created the Borg concept? Looking at Wikipedia it is clear TNG had already started without the Borg as such, but with the idea that a new powerful adversary was needed. This article suggests a ...
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How can a single-planet species pose a threat to the Federation?

The United Federation of Planets contains 150 planets-worth of civilisations. This includes Humans, Vulcans, and many others. Presumably they would have a massive capacity for producing warships if ...
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Star Trek novel in which the Enterprise-A is sold as surplus and refitted with Klingon technology

I'm trying to recall a licensed Star Trek novel that I encountered in the early 2000's decade. The gist of the story is that after the NCC-1701-A is decommissioned after the end of The Undiscovered ...
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Who is the (new) CMO on the Excalibur?

I know none of the Star Trek: New Frontier series by Peter David is 'canon' (televised) but I've just started reading the books and I know that in one of them Dr Selar I've looked at the Excalibur ...
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Why didn't General Martok receive discommendation in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine?

Why didn't General Martok receive discommendation, due to being captured by the Jem'Hadar and failing to commit suicide?
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Why does Picard say that Shinzon's heart is the same as his?

Trying to encourage a holographic Shinzon to be a bit less attack-ey: Look at me, Shinzon. ...Your heart, your hands, your eyes are the same as mine. The blood pumping within you, the raw material ...
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What is the sign on the Delta Vega lithium cracking station?

You see the sign in the background when Kirk et al beam down, in the pilot episode, "Where No Man Has Gone Before" but it is cut off. I read "Galactic" and "Delta-Vega", but there is more... What ...
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Any indication that starships use cloud storage when necessary?

The amount of information stored on starship computers seems to be vast. Is there any indication that Starfleet ships in close enough proximity can access the nearest starbase and download/upload/...
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Who signed the Captain Picard Day sign?

With the release of the trailers for Star Trek: Picard we have observed what either a flashback, or an in-universe reproduction or preserved artifact of the Captain Picard Day sign. This also affords ...
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How is this ageless Data realized?

Bent Spiner is known to have commented that he couldn't play Data anymore due to his age. Yet in the recently released trailer for Star Trek: Picard, there he is! ...
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What sort of goods or resources does a Federation Star Ship require to operate?

I am making a game that is inspired heavily by Star Trek. The nature of the game requires that you are going about the Galaxy but are limited in some way, hopefully by resources. But aside from the ...
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Was Garak going to kill Natima?

In the DS9 episode Profit and Loss, Toran confronts Garak and persuades him to kill Natima and the others she came with, Garak seems to agree because he could be rewarded for doing so by Central ...
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Is there any evidence that QWERTY keyboards are available in the 23rd Century?

In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Kirk and crew travel back in time to 1986 to bring some humpback whales to the 23rd Century. Scotty is tasked with building a tank for them, and uses a computer to ...
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Why didn't Odo arrest Kira?

In the episode Necessary Evil Odo has arrested Mrs. Vaatrik on charges of blackmail, and believes she murdered her husband. In the end Odo realizes that Kira murdered the husband after the husband ...
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Can you join Section 31 by choice?

In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Bashir is "recruited" by Sloan and in Discovery, Georgiou and Ash Tyler are recruited into Section 31. In any canon material, has anyone ever joined Section 31 by ...
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Is Sloan Dead or did he trick Bashir?

In the DS9 episode "Extreme Measures", Bashir and O'Brien enter into Sloan's mind to find a cure for Odo. Sloan, who is unwilling to give up the cure, attempts suicide by releasing a toxin into his ...
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Did Picard violate the Temporal Prime Directive in “All Good Things…” [closed]

In "All Good Things…", the series finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Picard time travels to a number of eras, including his relative future. When the crisis is resolved, he chooses to share ...
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First use of the term “turbolift” in Star Trek?

When is the term "Turbolift" first used in Star Trek? (using real-world timing, not in-universe timing) In Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan, after Captain Kirk presses the "stop" button for a short ...