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Star Trek: Discovery (2017 - current) is a show set before the events of The Original Series in the Prime (non-Abrams) universe. It follows the crew of the USS Discovery and events such as the start of the Klingon War. Use with the [star-trek] tag.

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What was the inspiration for Burnham's speech from the end of the Klingon war, in Star Trek Discovery?

In the Discover Season 1 finale, Will You Take My Hand, Michael Burnham delivers a speech, the beginning of which is used as a voiceover during the prologue of the episode and the remainder begins the ...
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Which places can be accessed using the mycelial network?

Can we go to another galaxy, another continuum, etc. using the mycelial network? If that is so, why didn't the Risan scientist (Ruon Tarka) use that to go to the alternate universe that Oros called &...
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What does "An Obol for Charon" mean?

What is the meaning of the title of the Star Trek Discovery episode "An Obol for Charon"?
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Has there been a Starfleet ship class named for an actor before the Eisenberg class?

The Eisenberg Class in Discovery Season 3 was obviously named for Aron Eisenberg who was beloved by the Star Trek community. Is that the only Star Trek ship class named for the actor, rather than the ...
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Why does Michael Burnham whisper so much?

In Star Trek: Discovery, a lot of the time when Michael Burnham is alone with another character she starts whispering. Why does she do this? Is it something the actress has done in other roles?
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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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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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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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What do Starfleet's dress uniforms look like in Star Trek: Discovery?

What do Starfleet dress uniforms look like during the time of Star Trek: Discovery [DISC]? Do we have any idea based on the canon, supplementary material, or even concept art? Every other series has ...
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In "Star Trek: Discovery", what were the AI Control's motives?

In Star Trek: Discovery, the AI "Control" was the second season's antagonist. But what were its motives? I've just re-watched all three seasons and I can't see any explanation as to why ...
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What's the track when Burnham goes into the future?

In this scene from Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 finale. It starts 17 seconds in, when she signals the Discovery to follow her. I attempted to search for it myself and came across Time Traveller, but ...
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Can Starfleet return Spock's body to the Prime universe?

It seems by Discovery Season 3 they're aware of the Kelvin timeline. Consider the following from Season 3 Episode 9: Kovich : Consider yourself lucky to have skipped the Temporal Wars. Among the many ...
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At the time of the burn did Starfleet have ships in the Delta Quadrant?

From Star Trek Voyager: Death Wish: QUINN: Well, good luck to you all. I really have to be going now. JANEWAY: Return my crew! QUINN: I, I'm not sure how. Humans. Humans. Who would have more recent ...
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Why in the Discovery season 2 finale was it necessary to pretend the Discovery never existsed

Background There are quite a few things I struggle to accept about the Discovery season 2 finale, but the thing I don't understand at all is why it was necessary to pretend the discovery and its spore ...
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Why did L'Rell agree to help Discovery?

Ash Tyler was supposed to be In season 2 finale, Ash was on the same Klingon battleship with L'Rell when he brought them to help Discovery This would reveal L'Rell's lies and compromise her position ...
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How did Captain (mirror) Georgiou reach Qo'nos without being noticed?

In Season 2 Episode 3 "Point of Light": How was she able to reach there without being noticed? Klingons should have noticed a ship near the planet.
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Why didn't Cornwell beam out of this situation?

In Star Trek: Discovery S02E14 ("Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2"), an undetonated photon torpedo becomes lodged in the Enterprise, and the only way to protect the ship is to close the blast door ...
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What is the "green" in Tilly's 'green juice' in Star Trek: Discovery Season 1?

In Discovery episode 6 ("Lethe") Tilly and Burnham finish a run through the ship, Tilly wants to order a green juice with "extra green". Burnham cancels the order, asking for ...
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Starfleet officer promotions (Prime universe only)

Given that in Star Trek Discovery we don't yet know for certain if Tilly will be the XO at the start of the next season and she (currently) holds the rank of ensign, is there any precedent in the ...
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How could Osyraa know this?

In ST:DIS 3x13, Osyraa She knows that "the primary shield emitter is disguised as a secondary deflector array." How can she know that?
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Which division is Tilly now in?

When I watched the season finale of season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery, during the final season on the bridge, Tilly is in sciences blue. If you look at the screenshot on this page: (you'll need to ...
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What species is Adira represented as by the holo in S3E13?

It kind of looks familiar but can't quite place it - we know the holo was meant to represent the federation members etc... but can anyone identify this species it chose to represent her as?
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Does Booker's ship (or its parts) have any particular shape?

In Discovery's season 3, Booker's vessel appears to change its shape frequently during action sequences. This is usually visualized as various components flying around and reattaching in different ...
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Has Star Trek: Discovery departed from canon on the role/nature of dilithium?

On-screen TOS canon establishes that starships are fueled by anti-matter (matter/anti-matter annihilation), and that dilithium crystals are critical elements in matter/anti-matter engines. Also ...
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How to set target location for Discovery-style personal transporter?

Star Trek Discovery season 3 introduces combadges with integrated personal transporters, both for Starfleet and various bad guys. Is it ever explained how the user of such a device sets the target ...
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How did Osyraa and Emerald Chain learn about the Spore Drive?

In the S03E11 of Star Trek: Discovery, But, for all that she needed to know inner workings of the Spore Drive. How did she learn such a well-kept secret? How did she even learn that the name of ...
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Where does the smoke (or vapour?) in engineering come from?

In Star Trek Discovery, episode 3x09, there is a scene about 16 minutes into the episode where Stamets is in engineering. The computer announces: "Video rendering complete", whereupon ...
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Why was this Discovery episode named "Unification III"?

The name of S03E07 of Star Trek: Discovery is Unification III. The Unification word has some connection with the story, but what does the suffix III signify?
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Why did they change the registry number of USS Discovery?

In the recent episode S03E06 of Star Trek: Discovery, USS Discovery got lots of upgrades but one possibly overlooked major upgrade was its registry number: (A new letter has been added to USS ...
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What did Saru see today that showed him how vulnerable the Federation is?

In season 3 episode 6 of Star Trek: Discovery, "Scavengers", we see the following exchange: BURNHAM: Captain, the Federation cannot stabilize while the cause of the Burn remains a question....
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Why does Georgiou complain about orange on the Enterprise bridge when there is none?

In DIS season 2 episode 13, when Captain Georgiou walks onto the bridge of the Enterprise, she says Orange? Really? Ew! But I see no orange anywhere in that scene. What am I missing here?
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Why was this character's career considered to be over?

At the end of ST:DIS 3x05, Her rationale is that he does not want to leave the ship As far as I understood, the crew of the Thikov is a rotating assignment, anyway, so all Federation members are in ...
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How can Tilly recognize this ship?

During Star Trek Discovery, Season 3 Episode 5: When Discovery enters the Federation field, Tilly recognises Voyager “J” version and they make a remark about 11 generation of the ship. According to ...
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Are Starfleet and the Federation distinct entities? Why does Saru say they are?

In the "captain's log" exposition of Discovery Season Three episode five, Saru says "Federation and Starfleet headquarters: Separate entities that must now abide together." What is ...
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How is Lorca's speech and demonstration congruous in Context Is For Kings?

In S1E3 "Context is for Kings" of Star Trek Discovery, towards the end of the episode Captain Lorca is with Michael Burnham and is explaining their experimental technology that uses spores ...
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What am I expected to already know about Captain Pike?

What I already know about Pike I've never seen TOS, so I know Captain Pike mostly from the Kelvin films. However, being a trek fan on the internet, I've gleaned some info hear and there about Pike I ...
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Why didn't the Romulans take advantage of The Burn?

According to Memory Alpha, Romulans do not use dilithium for their propulsion but artificial quantum singularities. In the 24th century, an artificial quantum singularity served as the primary power ...
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Why did the long-range communication fail, again?

When Burnham arrived to the future (Star Trek: Discovery season 3), But, why did long-range communication fail? According to Memory Alpha: The Burn was a galaxy-wide disastrous event that occurred ...
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Why is this character not in the brig?

At the end of Discovery's first season, mirror universe Terran Emperor Georgiou joins the crew of Discovery. While the mirror universe is declared a secret and Georgiou is presented as her prime ...
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Have we ever seen Stamets and Detmer interact before?

In ST:DIS 3x04, we see Detmer and Stamets getting into Detmer's behaviour felt like it came pretty much out of the blue to me. (Stamets' attitude in response to her behaviour not so much, although so ...
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Why isn't Star Trek: Discovery produced in 4K?

Star Trek: Discovery is a modern TV show and yet it's produced in 2K HDR. Yes, HDR makes it beautiful, but I don't find it as detailed as 4K videos. Why isn't Star Trek: Discovery produced in 4K HDR?
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Why Starfleet ship don't have dedicate boarding party? [duplicate]

I see all the time, important character (i.e: bridge crew), might include the captain and first mate (case of uss shenzhou) are in boarding party. Dead crew result in missing slot at the bridge. Why ...
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Is there an in universe explanation for the atypical location of the Walker Class bridge?

Walker class starships in Star Trek (most notably the USS Shenzhou in Discovery) appear to be unique in that the main bridge is on the underside of the saucer section. Ironically, this screenshot had ...
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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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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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Is there an in universe explanation for why klingons in Discovery look different similar to the viral change of TOS

Do the very altered makeup designs have a back story in Discovery that is interesting like the original series?
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Who is the invisible princess on "Star Trek: Discovery"?

In the "previously" clips for Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 13, there is apparently a princess who can turn herself invisible. She says "I ran away because I wasn't ready." in the clip. Tilly ...
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Is mirror Georgiou the only one to use the name "Prime Universe" for the prime universe?

In Star Trek Discovery Season 2 Episode 11 Perpetual Infinity, the mirror Philippa Georgiou says: You have obviously confused me with my sentimental prime universe counterpart. I'm Terran. (...
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In Star Trek Discovery episode three, why let the tardigrade out? [duplicate]

In Star Trek Discovery episode 4, one of the crew members deliberately lets out the (seemingly) murderous and invincible tardigrade. Unsurprisingly, this doesn't end well. Why would she do that when ...
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