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Questions tagged [star-trek-discovery]

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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Have we seen any other alien in Starfleet whose native civilization isn't warp capable?

In the recently launched episode S02E04 of Star Trek: Discovery, we learned that Have we seen such Starfleet officers in Star Trek before?
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Have USS Enterprise and Captain Pike done anything remarkable by year 2257?

In Star Trek Discovery, in the last episode of the first season, we see Later, at the beginning of the S2:01, we see Question: were the USS Enterprise and its captain famous by the year 2257, did ...
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In Star Trek, is “Aye, Cap” based on real-world military use?

I've been watching Star Trek: Enterprise lately, and I noticed "Aye, Captain" and "Aye, Cap" are used quite often. It's quite a safe bet that Enterprise (and thus the future Federation) is drawing ...
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Why didn't Captain Pike say his background with religion after asking the others in New Eden?

In Star Trek Discovery episode "New Eden" we see Captain Pike ask Joann Owosekun and Michael Burnham what their background with religion is. Joann says she grew up in a Luddite community which had ...
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Are “Star Trek: Section 31” books canon?

The recently released S02E03 of Star Trek: Discovery showed operations of Section 31, a secret defence organization of Starfleet. Section 31 was also mentioned in Star Trek Into Darkness movie. Some ...
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Was Lt. Tyler's story arc in The Orville a deliberate reference to Star Trek: Discovery?

In The Orville, Lt. Janel Tyler is introduced as a new member of the ship. In 2x04 "Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes", it is revealed that This seems to have a lot of similarity to Star Trek: ...
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Does General Order 1 still apply to a pre-warp Human society? [duplicate]

I’ve been thinking about General Order 1 after watching Star Trek: Discovery, season 2 episode 2, “*ew Eden”. General Order #1 No starship may interfere with the normal development of any alien ...
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Why is the Prime Directive applicable to human beings in this episode?

In the S02E02 of Star Trek: Discovery, Now, my question is: Why is Prime Directive (aka General Order 1) applicable to them? Yes, they were pre-warp society, but they were humans.. Less-informed ...
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How could they beam up Burnham and Pike in the end?

In the season 2 premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, But, how were they able to beam down Pike outside the pads and then beam up Burnham and Pike from outside the pads?
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Why did Tilly hypothesize that she was dealing with Dark Matter?

In the season 2 premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, Initially, Tilly theorized to Burnham that they might not be dealing with Baryonic Matter. That was a good assessment. But, just before turning on ...
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Why did they need Commander Saru's enhanced vision?

In Season 2, Episode 1 ("Brother") of Star Trek Discovery, the crew takes images of an asteroid's surface using Discovery's "telescopic cameras". Since one of the images shows the image is put on ...
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Differences between Enterprise and Defiant in DSC

During the first season of Star Trek: Discovery, we had a chance to see a schematical view of a Constitution-class vessel USS Defiant, and later "space view" of the USS Enterprise, a starship of the ...
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How could the USS Discovery remain operational for 1000 years?

In the Star Trek: Short Treks episode "Calypso", how could the USS Discovery possibly stay operational for a 1000 years? Maintenance-wise, energy-wise.
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Which universe is Commander Landry from?

In three early episodes of Star Trek Discovery's first season (Context is for Kings, The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry, and What's Past is Prologue), viewers are briefly introduced to ...
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How does this object get to Michael Burnham?

Partway during Discovery, Michael Burnham gets an object delivered, but The easy answer is 'continuity error ' - but is there another explanation?
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Is there any information that Tilly is related to Janeway?

Is there any information or hints that Ensign Tilly is possibly an ancestor to Captain Kathryn Janeway? The whole aspect of Tilly training to become a captain someday, that it's a struggle for her ...
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How did the Battle of the Binary Stars get its name?

Given that about half of all visible stars are binary (or more) stars, the Battle of the Binary Stars isn't actually a natural name for an important space battle. Of course, this might simply be a ...
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Why did Mudd go guns a-blazing during the first attempt to take over Discovery?

In Star Trek: Discovery 1x06 "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad", why did Harry Mudd's first attempt to take over Discovery involve him going guns-abalazing? We see on later attempts that his plan ...
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Why does the Federation insignia have two acronyms?

In one of the final scenes in DIS: Will You Take My Hand we see a new United Federation of Planets insignia on the wall behind the admirals. The insignia has two acronyms, the upper one is obvious ...
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Who is speaking in this Star Trek: Discovery second season teaser?

This teaser recently was published (Alternate link for some regions) As we can see, there are uniforms in the works that are much more faithful to the original ...
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Was Spock Starfleet's second mutineer?

I've recently started rewatching Star Trek TOS, and have got up to The Menagerie. In this two-parter, Spock attempts to take over the Enterprise to help his friend Captain Pike. It re-uses material ...
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Why did the Discovery Crew treat this character as an enemy?

Why did Discovery's Crew treat as an enemy after they found out that
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Did the Klingons damage the relay?

Vulcan Hello - bits of Transcript Michael Burnham: Shenzhou has been called to the edge of Federation space to investigate damage done to one of our interstellar relays. Blast burns around the ...
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What was the significance of the spore that landed on Tilly's shoulder in Discovery?

In the Star Trek Discovery episode S01:E13 What's Past is Prologue we see a spore landing on Tilly's shoulder. There is some speculation about this: An opening for Hugh to return? Mirror Lorca ...
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What do the floating droplets during the Black Alert in Discovery mean?

In Star Trek Discovery S01:E03 Context is For Kings we see Burnham's introduction to the Discovery. In particular we hear a Black Alert and see floating droplets. My question is: What do the ...
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Did Kirk's captaincy of the Enterprise have a canon starting date in TOS?

Among the 79 episodes of the original series, is there ever mention of the specific date on which James T. Kirk was given command of the Enterprise? I'm quite sure a date has been retcon'd through ...
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How did L'Rell manage this feat?

Some major spoilers from the final episode of Season 1
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How does Starfleet measure night and day aboard ships

In Star Trek Discovery, episode 14, The War Without, The War Within Burnham disturbs Admiral Cornwell at her sleeping quarters, to which Cornwell responds: I suppose I don't have to tell you it's ...
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Did Michelle Yeoh do her own stunts in this scene?

In episode 13, What's Past Is Prologue, Emperor Georgiou and Michael engage in hand-to-hand combat with Mirror Universe Lorca. Full video of the scene linked here. (warning, even the YouTube title of ...
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How did Stamets know this?

In ST:DIS 1x10, "Despite Yourself", when Tyler sees Dr. Culber in sickbay, Stamets tells Dr. Culber Dr. Culber then examines Tyler and discovers How did Stamets know anything about that? His ...
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Can the Star Trek transporter separate two people who were in close proximity?

Spoilers ahead for the newest ST:Discovery episode! In DIS: What's Past is Prologue we see that gets teleported from together with Originally, the ship had begun transporting only the first ...
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Why does it say on Netflix that “Star Trek: Discovery” is a Netflix original series?

Everyone knows about relationship between Star Trek: Discovery and CBS network (All Access service inclusive). Here's first two sentences on the series' Wikipedia page: Star Trek: Discovery is an ...
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Star Trek: Discovery timeline in relation to Next Generation and Voyager [duplicate]

I have just finished watching Star Trek: Next Generation and Voyager they seemed to be in the same timeline and fit together. I have now started on ST:Discovery. The timeline doesn't make much ...
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How/Why did Voq's voice change?

When revealed himself as the Klingon Voq (STD:S01E11:The Wolf Inside) he began speaking with the voice of Voq (which we heard in earlier episodes).
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What is the U.S.S. Defiant's backstory on Discovery?

There are frequent mentions in the second half of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery of the U.S.S. Defiant Am I supposed to know about this already? What is the supposed backstory and in ...
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Had this Mirror Universe Terrans' trait ever been referred to before Discovery?

Spoilers ahead from the latest DIS episode! You have been warned. In DIS: Vaulting Ambition, we find out that: Has there been any confirmation about this trait in any previous Mirror Universe ...
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Why is this character called “The Prophet”?

In Star Trek Discovery 1x11 "The Wolf Inside", we meet the Mirror Universe version of Sarek, who is called "The Prophet". Apparently he has this title because he can mind meld with people to discover ...
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Why does the Discovery-era Mirror Universe Emperor go by that title?

At the tail end of 1x11 "The Wolf Inside", we discover... However, in the finale of the Star Trek: Enterprise episode 4x19 "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II", Why does this Mirror Universe character go ...
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Is this character based on a real person?

THIS QUESTION SPOILS S01E11 AND IT'S ANSWER SPOILS S01E12. DO NOT CLICK UNLESS YOU'VE FINISHED WATCHING S01E12. Episode 11 confirms a fan theory (that I'm intentionally going to delay talking about ...
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Is the Klingon War in Discovery the same Klingon war as that in TOS?

In Star Trek TOS S1:E27 Errand of Mercy we see the Organians end the (a?) Klingon/Federation war. In Star Trek Discovery S1:E1 The Vulcan Hello - we see the start of the (a?) Klingon/Federation war. ...
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How does the ISS Shenzhou have Same Tech as Prime Ships? [duplicate]

In (TOS) "The Tholian Web" the USS Defiant (NCC-1764) got pulled into another dimension that we later find out (in Enterprise: “In a Mirror, Darkly”) is the Mirror Universe about 100 years in the past ...
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Where is Sybok during Michael and Spock's childhood?

While a number of longtime fans were miffed about Star Trek: Discovery introducing an adopted sister that Spock has never mentioned, this isn't the first time he's had a sibling he never told people ...
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Do Klingons do surgery without anaesthesia?

In Star Trek Discovery S1:E11 The Wolf Inside - we see Tyler's flashbacks of what were thought to be torture - were in fact surgery. Vulture writer Mallory Ortberg comments: The procedure was ...
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In Star Trek Discovery, is Emperor (Empress?) Georgiou meant to be related to Empress Sato?

I wasn't certain if this was the implication, or that it was simply understood to be the case. Certainly the 'mirror universe' might not necessarily be following the same/parallel timeline as in other ...
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Star Trek: Medical scanners and DNA

The context of this question is a spoiler. How is it possible that this wasn't detected by medical staff on board the Discovery? I would have assumed that Starfleet medical scanners would be capable ...
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What is Kirk referring to when he says “Uhura, notify the Discovery on subspace radio”?

In Star Trek TOS S1E18 - The Squire of Gothos - Kirk says: Uhura, notify the Discovery on subspace radio. This seemed unusually prescient given the current Star Trek series. My question is: What ...
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What is the meaning of the “You're not what I expected” scene with L’Rell and Cornwell?

Star Trek: Discovery 1x08 "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" has a bizarre scene that I can't make sense of. L’Rell tells Admiral Cornwell that she wishes to defect, and they make their way through the ...
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Why is Burnham considered responsible for the war?

In Star Trek: Discovery, Burnham seems to be blamed solely for the Klingon-Federation War. In 1x03 "Context is for Kings", one of her prison-mates blames her for her cousin's death. Prisoner: My ...
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Is Dr. Culber the Chief Medical Officer on Discovery?

In Star Trek: Discovery, Dr. Culber is the face of the medical team to the audience, largely given his connection to Stamets. He's usually the one that is present when a medical emergency takes place. ...
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Is the Mirror Universe the same one across all Star Trek shows?

Is the Mirror Universe in Enterprise, Discovery, TOS and TNG (The Terran Empire) the same Mirror universe that is in Deep Space Nine? If it is the same Mirror Universe what happened to the Terran ...