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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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Did Spock ever mention or allude to his foster sister?

In Start Trek Discovery Michael Burnham is Spock's foster sister (having been fostered by Spock's parents). Discovery is set 10 years before TOS, and fits within the same universe. That being the ...
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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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What is the strongest profanity used in a Star Trek show?

This article suggests that being on CBS All Access could afford the makers of Star Trek: Discovery more freedom in the language they use. Of course, we know that in previous series, they sometimes ...
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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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In Star Trek Discovery, why are the crew so reckless?

In the first few episodes of Star Trek Discovery, the crew appear somewhat suicidal. Why do they send four lightly armed people to a ship where they know everyone has died from some mysterious ...
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How did Captain Lorca master the problems with Tribbles, only to have them befuddle Kirk 10 years later?

We know from Star Trek TOS S2:E13 - The Trouble with Tribbles that the problem is that they keep reproducing, and the way to fix it is to stop feeding them. We see Captain Kirk 'discover' this 10 ...
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What are the combat capabilities of the USS Discovery?

In the past I always thought that the Constitution class was the pinnacle of human technology at the time of Kirk and slightly before (Pike's time). It represented the best both in terms of technology ...
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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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Why do Burnham and Tilly wear “Disco” shirts?

In the Star Trek: Discovery episode "Lethe", Burnham and Tilly wear workout clothes that have the word "Disco" on them. Why is this? This is the first time I can ever recall of anybody in Starfleet ...
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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's the point of using Time Crystal when USS Discovery has got Spore Drive?

In the recent episode S02E13 of Star Trek: Discovery, What's the point of that, when USS Discovery has a Spore Drive which can take the ship anywhere in the Mycelial Network, which spans across ...
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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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Does Christopher Pike's first officer have a name?

Rather prominently, Pike's first officer called herself "Number One" when asked in an official capacity. While she gets way more screen time in ST:Discovery, we never see her named. It's now ...
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Do the Discovery Opening Credits Change in Each Episode?

In season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery, we join the crew in gradually learning more about Until episode 2x06, the opening credits contained a blurry rendition of (right after the phaser schematic). In ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the angel in the Star Trek: Discovery title sequence?

What is the angel silhouette in the title sequence? The opening is starkly different from other series themes. What does the angel mean? Please use spoiler markdown in your answers.
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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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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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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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Why is Michael Burnham blamed for the Battle at the Binary Stars?

During Episode 3 of Star Trek: Discovery most characters indicate that the Battle at the Binary Stars itself and the subsequent Later in the episode the character herself indicated that it was her ...
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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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Why didn't the Discovery crew warn Starfleet about the Defiant?

In S01E10 of Star Trek: Discovery Burnham notes that the USS Defiant is believed to be the first ship from the prime universe to arrive in the mirror universe. However, the Defiant comes from ...
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Is there evidence to suggest that Admiral Cornwell and Lethe are the same person?

In the Star Trek Original Series episode S1:E10 Dagger of the Mind - we meet a character named Lethe. We learn that she is a former therapist, and has been driven insane by her imprisonment. In ...
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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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How does data stop itself being deleted? [duplicate]

In S02E12 of Star Trek: Discovery it is found to be impossible to delete some recently acquired data from the ship's memory. The data seems to resist being deleted, and cancels a self-destruct ...
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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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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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Why is Section 31 a big deal to USS Discovery?

In the end of S02E12 of Star Trek: Discovery, I can understand that Section 31 possesses advanced technologies and USS Discovery can't stand a chance in a direct battle. But, USS Discovery has one ...
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Why doesn't Enterprise go to the seventh signal? (major spoilers)

At the end of the last episode of season 2, the seventh signal shows up. As I understand it, this signal is created by Therefore, I would expect the crew of the Enterprise to be way more excited ...
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Was the pronunciation of the name Kahless changed deliberately for Discovery?

As far as I can tell, throughout all previous Star Trek installations, the Klingon "national hero" Kahless was always pronounced "kay-less", with a stress on the first syllable. In Discovery, however,...
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I don't get the 7 signals of “Star Trek Discovery” season 2

Spoilers ahead, no further warning. I really, really don't get the Season 2 story arc of Star Trek Discorvery. Can someone help me with making sense out of it? The season starts off with 7 red ...
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In Star Trek, prior to Discovery, has a ship been shown dropping out of warp from the outside?

I've noticed Star Trek: Discovery has, on several occasions, used a neat visual effect to show a ship dropping "out of warp", from the outside. Something stationary is shown (like a planet) while the ...
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What did Control really destroy in the future?

This part has always confused me. So what was it that was actually destroyed?
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What episode was being referenced by this part of Discovery's season 2 episode 13 recap?

At the beginning of season 2 episode 13, we're given a recap of some scenes I don't remember: Tilly meets an alien woman in what looks like a mess hall aboard a ship. Then we're given this scene: ...
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Is Spock much younger than Captain Pike in Star Trek Discovery?

In Season 2, Episode 8 'If Memory Serves' of Star Trek: Discovery, Spock and Burnham visit Talos IV In the beginning of the episode, a flash back to the unaired episode of the original series is ...
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Which Star Trek episodes mention a living being's 'spirit'?

In the recent Discovery episode S1:E8 “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum”, we see Michael Burnham describe the Pahvans. She says: symbiosis between nature and the living spirit Now this stood out for ...
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Is Armus aka 'Skin of Evil' related to the Ba'ul species?

In season 2, episode 6 'The Sound of Thunder' of Star Trek: Discovery we learn a few things about the Ba'ul. So the obvious question is if they are related in some way?
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Is there canonical evidence for when Short Treks: Calypso is set?

When watching, I first assumed that it was set around 3300, 1000 years into the series' future. However, that doesn't sound right, given what happens at the end of season 2 and the very specific ...
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Why does Spock want to suppress certain knowledge?

At the end of Discovery season 2, Spock suggests during his debriefing that all knowledge of Discovery be suppressed, including that of the spore drive. He seems to imply that the only people with ...
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How did the Enteprise and Discovery survive that long in S2 E14 of DIS?

If we look at other fights between starships in any other Star Trek series we see that battles between starships usually last (if both are set on destroying each other) about two minutes at most. ...
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Why not modify a shuttle craft?

In the series finale, Burnham creates a Red Angel suit to go through the worm hole. Why not modify a shuttle craft? It already has weapons, so you don't need that many ships to escort you. With a Red ...
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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 can't The Control also jump to future?

The main assumption in recent episodes of Star Trek: Discovery is that But, I see two flaws in the plan: The Control will eventually get to the future by waiting out because it can't age and die. ...

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