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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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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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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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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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Why didn't Time Crystal burn out after opening first wormhole?

In Star Trek: Discovery, the only reason Burnham was going to have one way trip because time crystal was going to burn out after opening wormhole. But, in the season 2 finale, we saw that How was ...
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How could this affect Pike's future?

In the most recent episode S02E12 of Star Trek: Discovery, How exactly does it work?
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Does Control's existence contradict the set canon with regards to AI?

Control has so far shown A LOT of abilities and a huge adaptiblity to situations and the ability to outsmart even very intelligent organic beings and set traps for them. What I'm wondering is if its ...
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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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Why can't Discovery's Data Core be separated from the ship?

In the most recent episode S02E12 of Star Trek: Discovery, As Sphere's data doesn't allow itself to be deleted from the system, My question is: Why can't they simply remove the data core and destroy ...
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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 does Spock recommend this not be spoken of anymore?

At the end of ST:DIS 2x14, Spock recommends that in order to prevent the experienced series of events from unfolding again. This left me deeply confused. I understand that the data was ...
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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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What is that brown stuff around the planet Xahea?

In Star Trek: Discovery, Season 2, Episode 13, "Such Sweet Sorrow, Part I", another Red Burst™ leads the ship to the planet Xahea, home of Queen Me Hani Ika Hali Ka Po, who Ensign Tilly met in the ...
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Why did Discovery continue with its mission?

Star Trek: Discovery season 2 ended with the characters enacting their plan to prevent Control gaining access to the Sphere data onboard the Discovery by attempting to launch Discovery into the future ...
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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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When did traveling to Talos IV get a death penalty added to it?

In "The Menagerie", we learn that traveling to Talos IV isn't just a bad idea, it can literally get you killed under General Order 7: Starfleet General Order 7 was a directive that forbade contact ...
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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, But, what's the point of it when USS Discovery has got Spore Drive which can take the ship anywhere in the Mycelial Network which spans across ...
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In Star Trek Discovery why can't Saru triangulate their position from the stars? [closed]

In the Star Trek Discovery Episode S1:E9 Into The Forest I Go, Saru tells Captain Lorca: I have no idea where we are. Today we have GPS navigation systems and sonar, but naval navigators of ...
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Has this ever been shown in the Star Trek before?

In the most recent episode S02E12 of Star Trek: Discovery, we saw that Pay attention: There's no transporter pad available on either side which seems rather advanced capability to be handled from a ...
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How many red bursts were there?

One of the overarching key elements of ST: Discovery's second season is the hunt for a couple of so-called "red bursts", powerful light (?) signals that were/are registered throughout the galaxy (?) ...
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Why doesn't this character put on their protective suit?

At the end of Star Trek: Discovery 2x11 ("Perpetual Infinity"), it becomes clear that is somehow linked to the time she operates from. (Why that should be the case entirely escapes me, but this is ...
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How is Burnham's Mom able to find her?

In Star Trek: Discovery, Burnham's Mom uses the Red Angel suit to escape a Klingon attack. She jumps around time but can never reach Burnham. How then does she gain the ability to find Burnham in ...
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What is the moral justification for Starfleet's actions in S2E6?

In season 2, episode 6 "The Sound of Thunder", So how are the federation justified in It strikes me that:
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Why did this character risk his life for the Federation?

The question is a big spoiler for the main revelation at the end of season 1. So if that is the case it seems out of character that he risked his life on several occasions: And on another occasion: ...
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Why isn't Red Angel simply communicating with normal language instead of giving clues?

In the recently released S02E09 of Star Trek: Discovery, we learned that Why didn't Red Angel simply tell Discovery crew or Spock using normal language?
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In-universe explanation for why is the TOS-era Enterprise is more austere than the Discovery?

Since Star Trek: Discovery doesn't take place on the Federation's flagship, like in TOS, roughly 100 years before TOS and in the beginning of a war, it should be logical to assume that the ship's ...
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Is Airiam supposed to be a robot or android?

In various episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, we can see a character on the bridge of the eponymous USS Discovery named Airiam: Is she supposed to be a robot or an android of some kind? Her facial ...
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How does answering a call from the bridge in Star Trek work?

When an officer is summoned to the bridge, or the captain is called to the bridge, is the communication through the Console? Or is it through the ship's computer? How does the person receive the ...
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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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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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Why does Cpt. Georgiou refer to her first officer as “Michael” instead of “Commander Burnham”?

On the Shenzou, Cpt. Georgiou refers to her first officer as “Michael”. At first, I was thinking she was doing something like Spock where he was referred to by one name. But other crew members refer ...
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Is there evidence to suggest that Will Decker is on board the USS Discovery?

In Star Trek TOS S2:E6 The Doomsday Machine - we meet a character named Matt Decker. At this point in time he is a Captain. We also know that Matt Decker has a son, Will Decker. In the Star Trek ...
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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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Why does USS Discovery's saucer section spin?

In Episode 4 of Star Trek: Discovery we see that when Captain Lorca orders Black Alert to activate the Spore Drive, the two parts that form the saucer section start to spin, the outermost in a ...
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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 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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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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Who is the chief engineer of the Discovery?

In Discovery episode 2x04, "An Obol for Charon", temporary crewmember describes her task as follows: Chief engineer sent me to firewall off the critical propulsion systems. She tells this to ...
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How long has this character been impersonating a Starfleet Officer?

I'm having trouble understanding when the changeover of characters occurred in Star Trek Discovery (I skipped some episodes).
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Where is the USS Enterprise during the events of Star Trek: Discovery?

The USS Enterprise didn't join the first battle shown in Star Trek: Discovery. Where is the USS Enterprise (any version) during the events of Star Trek: Discovery?