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Did the Enterprise' warp core breach after the swarm ships knocked the saucer out of orbit?

I may have missed some dialogue, but did the warp core breach after Krall's attack?
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Do the Q Exist In the Abrams Star Trek Universe?

In the Abrams Star Trek universe, do the Q exist? Any reference to them in or out of universe? Any novelizations, comics, commentaries, or quotes from Abrams or writers about them?
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What is the fate of the USS Franklin in the Prime timeline?

During the events of Star Trek Beyond (2016), an Abramsverse/Kelvin Timeline film, the crashed USS Franklin is found and salvaged. Looking at the actual timeline of events, the USS Franklin is ...
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Who is the shirtless man getting thrown out of a female officer's quarters in Star Trek Beyond (2016), and is it Kirk?

At the beginning of the movie, when Kirk is doing his Captain's log voiceover, he speaks about how three years in deep space, cohabiting with the opposite sex, has caused some "effects on ...
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Was R2-D2 in Star Trek Beyond?

In the previous two Star Trek movies, everyone’s favorite astromech(just barely edging out Skippy, the Jedi droid), makes a cameo as random junk. Did he manage to sneak about another Federation ship ...
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What happened to Spock Prime in ST: Beyond?

I'm still trying to get over the fact that my honorary grandfather is Is there any explanation of what happened to his character in Star Trek: Beyond?
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When was Spock's photo taken in the original timeline?

In Star Trek: Beyond movie, we saw this photo which Spock had carried from the original timeline: Can you deduce the capture date of the photo by using only clues in the photo itself (i.e. in ...
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Location of the Yorktown Starbase

In the film "Star Trek: Beyond" we see the Yorktown Starbase. We are only told that it is buildt in interstellar space, to not prefer some race, and also that the base is near the Necro Cloud Nebula. ...
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Prime time vs. new timeline, 5 year mission, where are the adventures? [closed]

In the original timeline the five year mission was full of action. If we assume all TOS episodes take place in the 5-year mission and that they span over the full five years, I guess every 2 weeks the ...
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Why were the Franklin's crew not able to return to Federation space or at least call for help?

Medium spoilers ahead. It seems that the Franklin crashes and the crew was stranded for years with growing desperation and going insane accusing the Federation not to search and rescue them. In the ...
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What is the battle song from "Star Trek Beyond" and is there any significance to it appearing in "Star Trek" of 2009?

I was watching Star Trek Beyond the other day, and couldn't help but notice that the song that plays during the final space battle, sounds exactly like the song playing during the car chase and crash ...
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Was this the only example of a Starfleet issued hat?

In Star Trek Beyond, on Yorktown Station, Starfleet officers are wearing these dress uniform hats. Was this the only example of standard issue uniform head apparel? (Non-uniform, species-specific, ...
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Are escape pods placed at strategic locations around the Enterprise? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: Beyond I noticed that Kirk ejects directly from the bridge when the Enterprise is going to crash. Does he have the only escape pod that ejects from the bridge? Is is so he can give ...
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How did Kirk and Chekov survive the fall from the Enterprise bridge (ST Beyond)

Star Trek Beyond spoilers! In Star Trek Beyond, Kirk and Chekov jump from the bridge of the Enterprise (JJ Abrams' NCC-1701) as it is tilting downwards. They slide down from the bridge, located in ...
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What caused the day/night cycles on Star Base Yorktown

In Star Trek: Beyond, star base Yorktown is in space, not in orbit. What creates the day and night cycles, as we see both of these during the film
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Was this scene from the Star Trek Beyond trailer in the film somewhere?

When I saw this scene, I could not place it. Was it cut from the film?
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Star Trek Beyond, NCC 1701-A Destroyed, why was rebuilt ship not named -B?

In Star Trek Beyond they destroy the Enterprise NCC-1701-A. As such, why is the new ship being built also called the NCC-1701-A instead of -B, as in the original movies?
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What is the population of Yorktown in Star Trek Beyond?

Near the beginning of Star Trek Beyond, the Enterprise docks inside the new Yorktown base. As it's shown flying inside we see numerous support structures, each of which seems to hold a large number of ...
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How does the size of the Death Star compare to the Yorktown Station in Star Trek Beyond?

As the question states, how does the size of the Death Star compare with the Yorktown space station featured in Star Trek Beyond?
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Is Star Trek Beyond set after TOS in the original time line?

Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness were set before the events of the original series on either timeline. On the Prime Timeline, TOS lasted for three seasons which I think equates to three ...
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Why didn’t they just use the transporter on Krall?

Towards the end of the movie Star Trek Beyond we see However: Why didn’t they just use the transporter on Krall?
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Why was Altamid abandoned?

In Start Trek Beyond, Krall records that when he approached Altamid it was completely abandoned. Why did the Altamidians leave their planet?
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What happened to Dr. Carol Marcus in Star Trek Beyond?

Dr. Carol Marcus was one of Star Trek Into Darkness's main supporting characters. At the end of the film she's shown to have joined the Enterprise crew and presumably will be setting off with them on ...
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In Star Trek Beyond, how does terminal velocity help "jump start" the Franklin?

In Star Trek Beyond, they fix up the old Federation ship, USS Franklin. It wasn't made to fly in atmosphere, so in order to take off they need to propel it off a cliff and reach terminal velocity ...
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What signs of life did Chekov see on the Enterprise?

In Star Trek Beyond there's a pretty cool scene where Captain Kirk and Chekov head toward the wrecked Enterprise with their prisoner, Kalana. When they see it from a distance Checkov immediately pipes ...
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Why isn't Spock sucked into space?

In Star Trek Beyond there's a pretty cool scene where Spock and Bones are in a turbo lift when the turbo shaft is severed and exposed to the vastness of space. The turbo lift is subsequently ejected ...
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Have I heard that toast before?

In Star Trek Beyond, a few days before the anniversary of Captain Kirk's father's death, he and Dr. McCoy have a sip of 30 year old scotch taken from Chekov's locker. Bones pours a finger into 3 ...
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Why do the drones explode?

In Star Trek Beyond, the Enterprise crew aboard the USS Franklin discerns by way of Spock and Bone's espionage the exact UHF frequency to play Beastie Boy's Sabotage for to disrupt the drone ...
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Why was there a motorcycle on the USS Franklin?

In Star Trek Beyond, while Montgomery Scott is giving Captain Kirk the cook's tour of the Altamid-grounded USS Franklin, they just so happen to come across a full-functional BX-70 motorcycle - one ...
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Why did Bones use an Imperial measurement?

In Star Trek Beyond, Spock is punctured by a piece of a bee ship. The wound is in his lower, right abdomen. Bones comments that if his Spock's heart had been a few inches over he'd be dead already. A ...
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Is Captain Kirk forgetting all the other races in the Federation?

In Star Trek Beyond, Krall monologues to Captain Kirk on how the unity of the Federation is not a strength, but is instead a weakness. Captain Kirk musters a response something like this, "I think you ...
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How is a Kelvin Pod different than a standard Escape pod?

In Star Trek Beyond, Captain Kirk orders the crew to abandon ship. I assume they do so in normal ole escape pods. But, then, Kirk instructs Sulu to get into his Kelvin pod. Since he called it by name, ...
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Were there any noticeable differences in the new NCC-1701-A?

In the final scene of Star Trek Beyond, the Enterprise crew gathers for a Kodak moment, looking out through the largest bay window in the universe as the Enterprise is being re-built within Starbase ...
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What's the glowing thing in Commodore Paris' office?

When Paris tells Kirk, "It's not uncommon, you know. To get lost in the vastness of space," there's this massive glowing thing hovering over her desk. Did something in that scene, that I missed, ...
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Sulu wasn't the first homosexual character on Star Trek was he? [duplicate]

When Star Trek Beyond revealed Sulu to be gay it made all the news like it was some sort of first occurrence. But weren't there other homosexual characters on Star Trek previously?
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Where were the Omaze walk-ons?

Prior to the release of Star Trek Beyond, the cast promoted an Omaze philanthropic sweepstakes for to win a walk-on role in the new movie. They announced the winners, but do we know where they were in ...
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Is Kalara formerly Starfleet?

Memory Alpha says this: Kalara, formerly Jessica Wolff, was a Human female who served as an Federation Starfleet officer until she was stranded on the planet Altamid. Wolff became the alien Kalara ...
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Why is she safe in her hide-out? [duplicate]

In Star Trek Beyond, the Enterprise crashes on a planet inhabited by a murderous faction. Also on this planet the woman Jaylah hides out from this faction. There are several moments in which the ...
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Why does Jaylah look like Krall?

In Star Trek Beyond, Krall (and his accomplices) maintained his longevity through an unexplained energy transference technology that drained other living creatures. Krall's appearance changed during ...
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Why did the shields behave this way in 'Star Trek Beyond'?

In Star Trek Beyond, why were the Enterprise's shields In all the previous movies, the shields have always protected ships to some extent. The exceptions were Wrath of Khan where the Reliant was able ...
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Spock Prime's death date: ambiguity between his life span and his date of death in the alternate time line

Early in Star Trek Beyond, the Enterprise lands at Yorktown Station, for shore leave. On the Station, two Vulcans tell Spock that Spock Prime has died. Spock looks at a sheet that has a picture of ...
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Is there a precedent for the use of this trope in Star Trek?

I liked most of Star Trek Beyond, but I wasn't thrilled about the climax, when the crew I didn't enjoy it because it's so implausible, but I'd be more comfortable if it was a nod to an event in the ...
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Is there any advantage to the design of Yorktown Station from Star Trek Beyond?

I've only seen the movie once, so far, but the design of the Yorktown station seems to be totally absent of any practicality. The vast majority of the station is open air. That doesn't seem smart. ...
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Who were Krall's men in Star Trek: Beyond?

I watched Star Trek: Beyond and I can't get my head around one thing: Spoiler:
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In Enterprise canon in the same timeline of Beyond? [duplicate]

We know that the accident that causes the universes of Star Trek to diverge happend in the XXIII century. We also know that everything that happens after it (and so TOS, TNG, DS9 and VOY) is set in ...
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How could young Spock be holding a photo of older Spock?

In Star Trek Beyond, how could young Spock be holding a photo of an older and deceased Ambassador Spock; are they not the same person?
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What has George Takei said about this revelation about Sulu in Star Trek Beyond?

In Star Trek Beyond it is revealed that While we don't technically know this for sure, since there is no dialog, it is strongly implied that This is, of course, bolstered by the fact that George ...
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Is the backstory regarding the USS Franklin inconsistent or unnecessarily complicated?

Major spoilers follow. In Star Trek Beyond we learn that Apparently, So, we can infer he took command Yet the Franklin is Despite that fact, the NX-01 is a warp five vessel. . Yet, . To ...
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How could Jaylah hide this item?

In Star Trek: Beyond, Jaylah has hidden the USS Franklin from Krall and his buddies using some sort of holo/light refraction cloaking technology. How could this possibly work, as So how could ...
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Which pre-Federation wars did this character refer to, and did he describe them accurately?

Near the end of Star Trek Beyond, pre-Federation wars between Earth and nonhumans are discussed - Krall laments to Kirk that "millions were lost" fighting the Romulans and either the Xindi or the ...
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