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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 ...
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Was General Chang's ship ever duplicated?

In Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country, we learn that General Chang has a unique Bird of Prey with the ability to fire while cloaked, something that up to that point was considered impossible. But ...
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Who is responsible for creating Section 31?

According to CIA history, President Truman was responsible for the creation of the CIA, and according to the NYT, it was because of the unforseen attacks of Pearl Harbor. The Starfleet charter states:...
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Why did Chakotay agree to have the Maquis serve as a Starfleet crew?

At the end of the Star Trek: Voyager pilot "Caretaker", Janeway informs everyone that she and Chakotay (leader of the Maquis crew) have agreed to integrate as a wholly Starfleet crew. Both crews ...
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Was Geordi and Data's “invasive program” to annihilate the Borg ever attempted again?

In the Season 5 episode “I, Borg”, Picard directs his crew to come up with an "invasive program" to implant in their captured Borg drone "Hugh" in the hopes of annihilating the Collective. PICARD: ...
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Why create or use Section 31 to carry out Article 14, Section 31 of the Starfleet charter when Starfleet intelligence can do it themselves?

According to the Starfleet charter: Article 14, Section 31 of the Charter made allowances for bending Starfleet regulations in times of extraordinary threat. Right below that sentence on the ...
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Who are the genetically enhanced friends Sloan is referring to?

In the episode Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges, Sloan says the following: BASHIR: I'm incapable of making a diagnosis by simply looking at a man. SLOAN: Your genetically enhanced friends ...
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Why do Klingons use cloaking devices?

Inspired by Why don't Starfleet ships use cloaking devices? I thought a better question is, why do Klingon ships use cloaking devices? It seems we're always told about Klingon honour and their ...
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Did force ever need to be used to form the Federation?

Has force ever used to make a planet join/stay within the Federation? I know the Federation did not overtly go out invading or overthrowing governments, but, especially in the early days did it help ...
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Does Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country imply Klingon cloning?

In Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country at about the 21-minute mark, two Starfleet Security officers are guarding the transporter room door when the Klingons transport over to talk with Spock and ...
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Will the Star Trek “Rise of the Federation” series continue?

As of June 2019, the Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation series includes 5 books, the latest named Patterns of Interference. Has the author or publisher given any indications of another ...
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Why doesn't Enterprise go to the seventh signal? (major spoilers)

At the end of the last episode of season 2, the seventh signal shows up. As I understand it, this signal is created by Therefore, I would expect the crew of the Enterprise to be way more excited ...
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Is there a canon reason why Klingon and Romulan vessels are so similar in shape?

Not counting shuttles, transport vessels or bases, Klingon and Romulan ships have a very similar basis in their shapes. They also share the same colors. Is there any canon reason as to why so many ...
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Could the Q destroy the universe?

If a Q or the entire Q Continuum, decided to destroy the Universe, would they be able to?
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Can a Federation colony become a member world?

In various incarnations of Star Trek, we observe the Federation founding and maintaining numerous colony worlds. These worlds are typically (though not exclusively) inhabited by humans, have a ...
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Why didn't the Cardassians take Terok Nor (Deep Space 9) with them when withdrawing from Bajor?

I understand the Deep Space Nine station was able to move, although with many difficulties and limitations. So my question is, why haven't the Cardassians just taken the station to Cardassian space ...
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How does Sloan get past DS9 security?

Has it been shown in another episode or said by the show's production team, how Sloan can circumvent DS9 security and get into Bashir's room? From the episode Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges: BASHIR: ...
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Where did they get the transporter coordinates for the Defiant in “The Tholian Web”?

At the start of the Star Trek episode "The Tholian Web" the crew of the Enterprise can somehow "see" the wreck of the Defiant although it doesn't register on the ship's sensors. Then they beam over to ...
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What is the ship shown just before the Enterprise in the ST: Enterprise opening credits? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: Enterprise, season 1 at least, the opening credits show a bunch of aircraft and spacecraft. Just before the Enterprise shows up, there is another ship of similar configuration. Is ...
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Why didn't Nero use the red matter to stop the supernova before it happened? [closed]

Nero knows where and when Spock and the ship will emerge. I get that he's a "particularly troubled Romulan", but was there a reason for why he didn't just take Spock's ship and the red matter, cause ...
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Is there a canonical date for the destruction of Romulus?

All we know from the 2009 Star Trek film is the date when the star went supernova. However, we aren't actually given the date for the destruction of Romulus, only that the "fastest ship" was ...
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Star Trek episode where Tuvok is confused with time

What episode does Tuvok ask "what about the delta flyer?" And someone says "the what?"
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Has there been a multiethnic Star Trek character?

Star Trek has always been at the forefront of ethnic and cultural diversity. In TOS, we had a Russian, a Japanese-American, a Scot(t), Americans, etc. which was groundbreaking for the time. In the ...
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Was the Tamarian language in “Darmok” inspired by Jack Vance's “The Asutra”?

In TNG: Darmok, Picard learns how to communicate with the Tamarians, who speak a unique language composed of snippets from their great epics. For example, "Shaka, when the walls fell" denotes failure. ...
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After a period of time, would Worf be considered a Dahar Master? [duplicate]

After all that Worf has done, all for the sake of the Empire, would he not deserve the title of Dahar Master?
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I don't get the 7 signals of “Star Trek Discovery” season 2

Spoilers ahead, no further warning. I really, really don't get the Season 2 story arc of Star Trek Discorvery. Can someone help me with making sense out of it? The season starts off with 7 red ...
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What was Picard doing between 2455 (the loss of the Stargazer) and 2464 (taking command of the Enterprise)?

It is well established in canon that Jean-Luc Picard assumed command of the USS Stargazer in 2433, being one of the youngest captains in history, only six years out of the Academy. He commanded her ...
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In what episode of TOS did a character on the bridge make a comment about raising the number 1 to some power?

Long, long ago, I was watching an episode of TOS when a character usually or often on the bridge of the Enterprise made a comment about raising the number 1 [sic] to some power. I don't remember who ...
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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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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? [closed]

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 ...