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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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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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Why did Star Trek Discovery's phasers fire in short bursts, but switch back to beams?

When Star Trek Discovery started I was quite surprised that they did use Kelvin Timeline Phasor effects for their phasor and Disruptor fires...thus short pulses instead of beams. Then, in the Season ...
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Does Michael Burnham exist in the Kelvin timeline?

I'm not asking if Discovery exists in the prime or Kelvin timeline, I'm asking if a Burnham counterpart exists in the Kelvin timeline, and does she go into the Kelvin timeline version of the future? ...
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What other “Sections” are there in Starfleet?

I was introduced to Section 31 in Star Trek: Discovery and since learned that it's not a new thing in terms of Star Trek canon and other shows. Wikipedia shows the origin of the name: The name, ...
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Why is her name Michael in Star Trek Discovery?

I see several explanations online, what was the true inspiration for the character's final production name "Michael Burnham?" Star Trek: Discovery's lead female role was initially announced under the ...
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How many shuttles does the Discovery normally carry?

I know that all combined the Enterprise and Discovery had "over 200 vessels" at the Battle at Boreth, and some apparently were drones. The picture below shows a steady stream of shuttles leaving the ...
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How many witnesses saw the Discovery go into the wormhole?

The Battle at Boreth involved Kelpien, Ba'ul, Klingon, Section 31, and Starfleet forces, and was recorded from countless different angles by ship, shuttle, and drone sensors. It may very well be the ...
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Why didn't Starfleet destroy Talos IV?

General Order 24 orders them to destroy all life on planets which are a threat to the Federation. In 2251 Captain Garth issued General Order 24 to destroy the planet Antos IV as a "general threat to ...
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Who is this green woman?

This appears to be a bounty hunter and is one of many who have captured Harry Mudd (or allegedly captured him). What is her name and race? She looks just like Gamora the Zen-whoberis. Is she Orion? ...
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Has Harcourt Fenton Mudd ever served a sentence?

The "Escape Artist" has been captured many times for smuggling, burglary and other mischief. He also has more bounties than we can count. But has he ever actually been tried, sentenced, and ...
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Is there a family friendly release of Star Trek: Discovery?

This series was released as TV-MA, however I think the story should be available to a younger audience. One scene when Lorca gets a needle in the eye would probably traumatize a child for life against ...
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What was the production cost of Discovery: Such Sweet Sorrow?

I was absolutely floored at the effects and battle scenes. This was an amazing production, what was the final cost? (Part I & II) Wiki states that "using the digital set is more expensive than ...
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Is the mirror Captain Philippa Georgiou a member of Starfleet?

The crew addresses her as Captain Georgiou several times in Such Sweet Sorrow but she has no uniform. Why is she still wearing s&m gear and being addressed as "captain" on the bridge of the ...
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When did phasers replace cannons in Star Trek ships?

Enterprise NX-01 uses phase and plasma cannons as well as torpedoes. NCC-1031 also used cannons throughout the series, until Such Sweet Sorrow part II. In fact at the Battle of the Binary Stars, both ...
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Why is Michael Burnham’s prison uniform - not uniform?

In ST: Discovery Context is For Kings Michael Burnham is in a prison transport with prisoners wearing grey jumpsuits, but her jumpsuit uniform (?) is gold with a blank blue Starfleet badge. She was ...
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Who was the first Klingon to undergo choH'a and change his anatomy?

Was Voq the first Klingon to undergo choH'a, or was this process already an established ritual when Voq was ordered to undergo it? It seems reasonable they have used it for other races in other ...

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