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Was Lt. Cmdr. Nella Daren intentionally Crusher-like?

In "Lessons", Picard falls in love with a new head of Stellar Sciences, Lt. Cmdr. Nella Daren. I'm going to suggest that she really looks a lot like Dr. Crusher (long red hair, similar age, ...
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How did the USS Kelvin not destroy or at the very least cripple the Narada?

I may have missed some stuff from the movies, but even accounting for the ship's size, wouldn't crashing the Kelvin heavily damage it? again I may have missed stuff, but shouldn't crashing it destroy ...
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What was Jadzia's original last name?

Trills have a first name and a family name. A joined Trill replaces their family name with the symbiont's name. Thus Ezri Tigan became Ezri Dax when she was unwillingly joined. It recently occurred to ...
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In Doctor McCoy's sickbay bed monitors on the Enterprise, what are the units used on the measurement gauges?

Based on In Doctor McCoy's sickbay bed monitors on the Enterprise, what is "Cell Rate?", the answer here gives a list of what the gauges are for. However the units listed either don't ...
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What is this room in the Star Trek Adventures TNG tileset?

I'm currently mapping a Starfleet ship on Roll20 using the official Modiphius TNG-era tileset. These tiles are, to my knowledge, not labelled in any meaningful way; the following image is listed as &...
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In Doctor McCoy's sickbay bed monitors on the Enterprise, what is "Cell Rate?"

My daughter and I were looking at the readouts above beds in Sickbay. There are measurements for Temp, Brain, Lungs and other things that are very familiar. But what could Cell Rate possibly refer to? ...
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Floor plan for J.T. Kirk's apartment in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" and "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock"

My brother is building a loft apartment in his new shop building. Being a big Trekkie, he wants to recreate Kirk's apartment in San Francisco . A cursory review of Trek floor plans shows his TOS ...
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Did Nicole de Boer appear as any other Star Trek character prior to her role as Ezri Dax?

I seem to remember Nicole de Boer in a science fiction television program prior to her role as Ezri Dax in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, but I can't think of what that role was or what program she was ...
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How well-known is the Mirror Universe and its nature to Starfleet and the Federation at large?

I've been belatedly watching "Star Trek: Lower Decks," and in the episode "I, Excretus," the crew participates in personalized, individual drills. Beckett Mariner enters a holopod ...
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Does the Federation administer any non-Federation space stations other than Deep Space Nine?

One of the interesting plot points in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was that the titular space station was administered by the Federation but was otherwise not a Federation facility (built by the ...
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Does Data have any direct reports?

I realized upon a recent watching of TNG that I cannot recall any suggestion that anyone works for Data. This is quite odd for the following reasons: It is very clear that Picard, Riker, LaForge, ...
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Does Starfleet have any rules about polluting space?

In modern real life space exploration the time is taken to deorbit probes rather than risk them crashing into and contaminating moons or planets that have even the slightest chance of habitability ...
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What's holding DS9 at the wormhole entrance?

In "Emissary," the station DS9 is moved from orbit around Bajor to the entrance of the wormhole- but without any stellar body there for it to orbit, what's keeping the station from drifting ...
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Canonicity of some material in "Spock must die!" by James Blish?

Spock must die! was a 1970 Star Trek novel by James Blish. I read it as a kid and reread it recently after coming across a used copy. It was an enjoyable read as long as I stayed determined not to let ...
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Does the last scene of ST:DS9 "The Passenger" involve an illegal / immoral execution?

In the DS9: The Passenger, a Kobliad criminal is being transported somewhere by another Kobliad, Ty Kajada. Eventually the criminal's consciousness is moved to a storage device, and once Sisko ...
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Stargate teleportation vs Star Trek's: very different technology?

It is my impression from what little I know of Stargate is that their method of teleportation does something like warp space: there is no disassembly and reassembly of objects and beings and this ...
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Why does the Enterprise-D use such a silly plan in The Outcast? [closed]

In Star Trek TNG Season 5 Episode 17 ("The Outcast"), the Enterprise-D send a shuttle into a "pocket of null space", to rescue another small ship in there. There's an energy drain ...
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On what basis do the Borg number the species?

Well, the question is practically self-explanatory, but still, I will elaborate. The Borg queen says in Voyager, that she herself came from species 125, which means, she must not have been the first, ...
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Does Q judge every race? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, "Encounter At Farpoint", and then again in "All Good Things...", Q puts the human race (using Picard as a representative) on trial for ...
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In what century does the episode “Calypso” of Short Treks take place?

Is there any direct evidence to this or the contrary?
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Why was Picard Captain of the Stargazer for 22 years?

In the modern military, senior officers would move between staff and command appointments. 22 years seems a long time to leave somebody in one position. Why was Picard Captain of the Stargazer for 22 ...
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What are the main characters ranks in the Star Trek TV shows? [closed]

What are the ranks of the main characters the various Star Trek TV shows (not the movies), e.g. ST:TOS ST:TAS ST:TNG ST:DS9 ST:VOY ST:ENT ST:DIS ST:PIC ST:LOW ST:PRO I cannot find a definite source ...
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What does the Bajoran wormhole look like from behind?

The Bajoran wormhole has been a staple of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine since the very first episode. We see it opening up in all its grandeur in the opening credits as well as in many of the episodes. ...
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Defiant vessel in TOS prequel

I'm watching this series (ST), after a regular vision of TOS and TNG, in a nonlinear way. I have already watched also Enterprise, but I'm still at S5 of DS9, and I've missed Voyager at all. Now I'm ...
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How many times were there "Klingons on/off the starboard bow"?

There two excellent parodies contain either the phrase "Klingons on the starboard bow" or "Klingons off the starboard bow". How many times, if ever, did this exact phrase occur in ...
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Why did the Enterprise-D not send a probe to look for Picard?

In TNG Season 4 Episode 9 ("Final Mission"), the Enterprise D is in the middle of handling a radiation hazard near Gamelan V, when it learns that a transport vessel carrying Captain Picard ...
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What's the fastest sensor-bearing object the Enterprise-D carries?

I know the Enterprise-D carries all sorts of shuttlecraft. But - what's the fastest a vessel carried by the Enterprise - work-pod, shuttle, Captain's yacht, probes, whatever - which has a meaningful ...
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What is Spock's rank in "Ask Not"?

The short trek "Ask Not" is hard to accurately place in the timeline. Even Memory Alpha just puts the timeframe at "2250s or 2260s". However, as Spock is an ensign in "Q&A&...
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How many times has a piano been on-screen in Star Trek?

For some reason, it seems to me that unlike other instruments, pianos aren't that common in Star Trek. I remember Voyager's Holographic Doctor playing a jazz piece (I think) on a piano in a holodeck, ...
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Did 9/11 have any effect on the Star Trek franchise?

Is there any evidence in the form of interviews or statements from the cast, crew or writers of Star Trek that confirm that the events of 9/11 had an influence on the show? For example, causing ...
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In TNG "In Theory", why didn't they just switch shuttles?

In TNG Season 4 Episode 25, "In Theory", the Enterprise uses one of its shuttlecraft to guide it out of a region with, uh, magic pieces of space which do bad things. Let's ignore the fact ...
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What did Kirk mean by "Wheels"?

In the Original Series Star Trek episode A Piece of the Action, when Kirk and Spock have commandeered an automobile, Kirk says, "Wheels, Mr. Spock!" Are wheels obsolete, or at least very ...
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Why are there so many cramped "tube" spaces in Star Trek?

Beyond being "claustrophobia inducing spaces to crawl around or get trapped in to increase tension in an episode" why are there so many small tubes* (crawlways) in Federation** ships? ...
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How widespread is Bio-neural circuitry?

The starship Voyager is equipped with experimental 'organic' circuitry, which supposedly "organizes information more efficiently, speeds up response time"- is this circuitry used in ships ...
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What happened to Odo's "cousin"?

In the episode Vortex, the alien Croden shows and later gives Odo a life form Dr. Bashir believed to be related to Odo's species with limited shapeshifting abilities of its own, but it's never shown ...
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What exactly happens in Morrok's cave?

In one of the Star Trek: Voyager Episodes (I really can't remember which one), Kathy and her team meet a borderline xenophobic race, which breed by cloning It so happens that Tuvok's shuttle crash ...
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In Star Trek, are the humans actually all speaking English?

So, in Star Trek, across much of the franchise, but especially in the 24th century, we are to understand that the problem of human-alien communication is solved by universal translator - a device ...
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How far away from Earth did the Phoenix travel for its first warp flight?

At this point, Zefram Cochrane turned the ship around, and commented just how small Earth looked
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Possible real world counterpart to Jane Eldon / Sean Gogerty?

In Star Trek Voyager Season 6 Episode 11 episode Fair Haven Captain Janeway was introduced to an early 19th century Irish poet Jane Eldon's work Hills Most Green, Hearts Unseen by a holographic ...
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Where did that strange flower vanish in Tuvix?

In the Star Trek: Voyager S02E24, we come across a strange breed of flower which melds with a life form to breed. This same flower creates Tuvix, a half Tuvok, half Neelix creature. However, at the ...
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Did Captain Terrell and Cdr. Chekov have their phasers when they encountered Khan and his group outside of the Botany Bay?

In the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, did Captain Terrell and Commander Chekov have their phasers when they encountered Khan and his group outside of the Botany Bay?
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Could the mobile emitter in Voyager be used by any program created on the holodeck?

In the Star Trek: Voyager episode, "Future's End, Part II", Voyager's EMH, the Doctor, was able to leave sickbay or the holodeck and roam freely with the help of a mobile emitter (the ...
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How did the Synth attack on Mars ignite the Martian atmosphere?

WARNING: If you have not seen Star Trek: Picard, please be informed that this post contains very large spoilers for the series. The Synth ships used in the attack fired their phasers on the compound, ...
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Are there really script notes calling Chief O'Brien a Warrant Officer?

I've been fleshing out the unseen or unacknowledged ranks and rank insignia of Starfleet. Most supplemental material refers to O'Brien's single black pip as being the designated rank for a Chief Petty ...
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Are Holograms supposed to blink in Star Trek?

In Star Trek DS9 S07E16 Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges, we see that when Dr. Bashir is briefing the director of Section 31 (Sloan,) he's showing him holo images of different Romulans, during which, if ...
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Why do "The Gamesters of Triskelion" refer to "thralls" instead of "slaves," or speak of them being "vended," rather than "sold"?

My favorite episode of the original Star Trek series, "The Gamesters of Triskelion," is about slavery. However, although the characters do occasionally refer to the situation using words ...
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Why does the Enterprise not have any physical access controls?

A repeated plot device of TNG is sabotage and similar aboard the USS enterprise. Malicious agents infiltrate the Enterprises crew again and again by subterfuge, e.g. by posing as crew members, as ...
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Was the Federation worried that Worf would be recognized?

In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Apocalypse Rising," Worf, Sisko, Odo, and O'Brien infiltrate Klingon territory in an attempt to expose Gowron as a Changeling. Memory Alpha does ...
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How does lighting work in Star Trek?

Being a sci-fi show, Star Trek likes to flaunt its technobabble. Phasers work thanks to the nadion pulse in the discharge crystal, a transporter stores your quantum properties with a heisenberg ...
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What ship class is the USS Archimedes?

In Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2 Episode 10, we see a Federation ship named USS Archimedes. I couldn't quite decide what class it was supposed to be. It's rather reminiscent of the Excelsior-class, ...

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