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What Star Trek movie/show are these images of a girl missing her school shuttle taken from?

This YouTube video contains a few shots I can't quite place, apparently featuring a girl missing her school shuttle. I'm not extremely well-versed in old Trek, but these images look very modern, ...
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Is it really a great idea to allow people to fly around in unregistered, armed, warp-capable, and shielded Kaplan F-17 speed freighters?

La Sirena, a Kaplan F-17 Speed Freighter, piloted by Cristobal Rios, and first introduced in Star Trek: Picard, was described as "an unregistered, warp-capable" starship, according to Memory Alpha. ...
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How did Lt. Stiles know that Romulan ships are painted with a bird of prey?

After the Treaty of Algeron, the Romulans had stayed on their side of the Neutral Zone for a 100 years. Nor were there contacts by subspace radio since the Romulan War. When a cloaked ship attacks ...
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What are intriguing fictional means of data storage? [closed]

I have been engrossed in the Dune series lately and am pretty intrigued by the strange means of data storage. From wire, to miniature printed material, to crystal, super strange. What other sci fi ...
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Does anyone in Star Trek have this fear about transporters?

I remember part of an episode of the Big Bang Theory where Sheldon speculates that matter transporters like those used on Star Trek wouldn't so much move a person from one place to another as kill the ...
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Why did Winn Adami handle Bajor foreign affairs despite not being First Minister?

In DS9 Season 3, elections are held for the Premiership/First-Ministership of Bajor, and Winn Adami is a candidate - wishing to secure political as well as spiritual/cultural leadership of the planet. ...
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Did Spock have a good relationship with his mother's family on Earth?

I would like to know if there is anything in Star Trek canon that says that Spock had a good relationship with his mother's family on Earth. For example, would he from time-to-time visit with the ...
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Is there a specific orientation that starships must be in in the Star Trek and Stars Wars Universes?

In Star Trek, we always see that ships are aligned in the same way--or at least, their dorsal and ventral sides are never opposite to each other. So, for example, the Galaxy class Enterprise is above ...
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Is Quark really supposed to have a negative asset balance?

In DS9 Season 4 Episode "Body Parts", Quark believes he's going to die, and is preoccupied with settling his debts. That means he has more debt than liquid assets. However - we know Ferengi, and Quark ...
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Warp - Warp collisions / battle in Star Trek

I have been looking at some of the questions on the site about Warp collisions with stationary or non-warp speed particles, but is there any example (canon or otherwise) that discusses a battle taking ...
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Yesterday's Enterprise: What if Federation was winning? [closed]

Do you think Picard would make the same decision if Federation was close to win the war?
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Is holodeck technology used on most planets in the Star Trek Universe?

I would like to know if holodeck technology is a common amenity that is used on most planets in the Star Trek Universe. For example, are there large buildings that house large rooms with holodeck ...
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Why was B-4 disassembled?

In the new Star Trek: Picard series, we see a disassembled B-4 kept in storage at the Daystrom Institute in Okinawa. The last time he was seen on-screen was on Star Trek: Nemesis, when he was ...
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Could the Duplicate Silver Blood Crew of Voyager have become ignorant or damaged early on by the huge Mutara Nebula from episode “One”? [closed]

I'm re-watching Voyager. In the "Demon" episode of Season 4 Voyager needs to make a landing on a weird small planet because of fuel emergency. Eventually the crew gets duplicated and real Voyager ...
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How old is Guinan in Star Trek: TNG?

How old is Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation? This post gives an age for her father, but not for her. She shows up on Earth back in 1893 in San Francisco in the two-part episode, Time's Arrow....
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Where are the warp nacelles on the new Romulan ships in Picard and the Klingon Birds of Prey seen throughout the series?

Where are the warp nacelles on the ST: Picard warp Romulan ships? None are visible in this picture. Another: This is a Klingon BOP: I remember hearing that Ferengi Marauders placed their warp ...
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In the ST:Voyager episode Relativity, how could Seven see the weapon in the past when she could not see it in the future?

At the beginning of the episode, Seven finds the weapon while Voyager is in dry-dock but it is “out of phase” and she indicates that they have found where the weapon was placed but not when. At ...
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What is the population of Bajor?

How many people live on Bajor at the beginning of the Star Trek: Deep Space 9? Memory Alpha mentions the population was "decimated" under the Cardassians, but that is a figure of speech; so, I'm also ...
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Is the thin design of Romulan ships a vulnerability in Star Trek?

In Star Trek, we see that Romulans often use design lineages following the shape of birds. The Romulan Bird of Prey seen in TOS has two wings serving as nacelle pylons outstretched from the port and ...
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Why didn't the Voyager crew take the Transwarp Coil from the abandoned cube in “Collective”?

In the episode "Collective", the Voyager crew encounters a mostly abandoned Borg Cube. Previously, the crew went to a lot of trouble to steal a Transwarp coil from a Borg sphere. Why didn't they take ...
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How do Starfleet personnel get credits or Latinum? [duplicate]

Quark's bar takes payment in Latinum; and perhaps, as discussed in this question - in Federation "credits" (backed by something - not clear what). Now, in another discussion e.g. in this answer, the ...
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How were the security sensors modified without the accessing codes?

In the episode “The Game” Wesley comes in the Engineering, and asks Robin if she got the security tracking codes. Soon after, on the Bridge, LaForge says, 'He's done something to the internal ...
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Did Picard violate Article 14, Section 31 of the Starfleet Charter?

Article 14, Section 31 of the Starfleet Charter allowed for extraordinary measures to be taken in times of extreme threat. In TNG episode I, Borg, by not infecting Hugh with the virus before returning ...
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Is warp factor recalibration also an in universe event? [duplicate]

I’ve always assumed the warp factor recalibration was a result of someone not liking the warp numbers going bigger and bigger and thus limiting the max to 10, therefore the recalibration being an out ...
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What exactly are Romulan interests in the Borg Reclamation Project?

In Star Trek: Picard, one of the main locations is the Artifact, a derelict Borg Cube located in Romulan Space, which is the site of a joint project between Romulans and the Federation aimed at ...
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How does the Doctor recover his ethical subroutines?

In the episode Equinox Part II, the EMH is operating on Seven of Nine, his ethical subroutines having been deleted. Shortly after, he appears on Voyager — presumably after being beamed over by Equinox'...
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Why didn't Voyager offer antimatter purification processes to other Malon vessels?

In Night, where Voyager first encounters the Malon, they attempt to give Emck a technology that will enable the Malon to purify antimatter, thus avoiding the hazardous waste dumping process. Emck ...
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Which Star Trek: TNG episodes show the Transporter controls in use?

I have an image in my head of O'Brien operating the transporter, sliding a finger or two up a marked panel towards a round area while saying "Energize". Which TNG Episode is this from? I know there ...
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“Star Trek” novel with Kirk and Picard encountering a giant Borg drone

I'm looking for the title of a Star Trek novel in which the heroes encounter a Borg drone who was about three meters tall. I think the heroes were Kirk and Picard (which implies this is a ...
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What made the Trill responsible for symbiotes? [duplicate]

Are all symbiotes from Trill and are they native to someplace else?
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Do light-skinned Klingons exist?

In all of their appearances that I can think of in the TV shows, I can't remember having seen a single Klingon individual whose ethnicity differs much from the dark-skinned "standard" one that we are ...
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Star Trek TOS novel that explored the concept of “volition”

Does anyone know the name of the Star Trek: The Original Series novel based that explored the concept of "Volition?" It's a little hazy after many years, but it may have taken place on a planet ...
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Did Starfleet Ever ReEncounter John Doe?

In the ST TNG episode, Transfigurations (S3 E25), “John Doe” is discovered inside an escape pod and over the course of the episode, is transfigured into his species’ next evolutionary state, which ...
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Was Ron Glass's role in Firefly inspired by his role in Voyager?

I noticed that Ron Glass (and respectfully RIP Mr Glass) from Firefly (playing Shepherd Book) also played the same type of character (Loken) on Star Trek Voyager Season 7, 2 years earlier in the ...
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Why was the Klingon Chancellor not constantly challenged to duels?

In the Deep Space Nine episode "Tacking Into the Wind", Worf challenges Gowron, the Klingon leader to a duel, defeats him, and becomes the "leader of the Empire" (which he later passes on Martok). If ...
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Why didn't Voyager use fluidic space to get home?

In the Voyager episode "Scorpion" (S03E26-S04E01), Voyager entered fluidic space, where species 8472 lives. In Unimatrix Zero, Axum mentions an entry into fluidic space in the Beta Quadrant. Surely ...
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Are there any Vulcan Battlecruisers shown in canonical Star Trek?

The Star Trek Universe rarely shows Vulcan ships, and when they do, they usually don't seem to be that powerful. The Federation, Romulans, Klingons, Borg, Cardassians, Dominion, etc. all seem to have ...
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Did the NX-class refit actually appear in the “Star Trek: Enterprise” TV series?

I found pictures of a refit version of the NX-01 from Star Trek: Enterprise. This design added another hull underneath the ship. Did the ship ever appear on-screen with this design during the TV ...
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Where are the air vents located on ships in Star Trek?

In Star Trek: Discovery, "Perpetual Infinity, Michael Burnham and the Discovery crew manage to trap Michael's mother in a containment field. It was set up like a dome around her. Here's a pic: The ...
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How did Harry Mudd transport Lorca off of the Discovery bridge?

In Star Trek: Discovery, "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad, Harry Mudd came to the bridge and used a peculiar hand motion to beam Captain Lorca off the bridge. He didn't even use a voice command. ...
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Why does the U.S.S. Vengeance have an open saucer section?

The U.S.S. Vengeance has an open saucer section with some structure protruding into the open space--which I think is the bridge. Here's a pic: So what is it used for? I thought the purpose might have ...
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Why do the phaser blasts of the U.S.S. Vengeance in Star Trek Into Darkness curve?

In the Star Trek Alternate Reality Series, the Enterprise used red phasers very similar to pulse phasers. I understood that, although they do not really seem that useful, now that I've matured. In ...
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Which timeline is Picard set in?

Given that Romulus is destroyed in Picard mirroring the events of the Star Trek reboot movie, is this timeline following on from that film (i.e there is no Vulcan and Kahn was found far earlier in the ...
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What is the Ferengi Alliance?

According to Memory Alpha the Ferengi Alliance is the government of the Ferengi but it seems as if it is only a company run by the Grand Nagus making deals because: Every Ferengi seems to operate on ...
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Look for Star Trek (2009) fanfic

I am looking for a story I read some time ago. In it Kirk, Spock and McCoy are on a peace mission with some type of telepathic alien or something that uses McCoy to talk with Jim and the others, that ...
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Is there any known connection between Star Trek: Federation and DISC Season three?

It's an interesting thought. About Star Trek: Federation, ...causes Vulcan, Bajor, and Betazed to leave in disgust at the corruption of the UFP, leaving it with only twenty systems under its ...
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Why did Ramdha ask “Which sister are you?”

In Star Trek: Picard, when Soji meets Ramdha in the mess hall, Ramdha asks "Which sister are you?". But I don't remember there being anything about twin sisters in the Admonition. Was there? Or is ...
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Was Geordi La Forge originally intended to be gay?

I've seen persistent Internet rumours that the character of Geordi La Forge was originally intended to be played as a gay man. Most of these seem to stem from a note on IMDB that states that; In ...
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Why not bring back the original actors for Maddox and Icheb in Star Trek: Picard?

In Star Trek: Picard, the search for Doctor Bruce Maddox is an important plotline for the first half of the first season. When he is ultimately found, he is no longer being played by Brian Brophy, who ...
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How did Duras find out Kurn was Worf's brother?

I've always wondered how he managed to find that out. As I just saw the scene where he fights Kurn in "Sins of the Father."

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