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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When is Star Trek: Discovery set?

The series Star Trek: Discovery, due to be released in early 2017, will be the first new Star Trek series since Enterprise. According to Wikipedia: Set to premiere on CBS in January 2017 before ...
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Flying Dangerous for No Apparent Reason?

SPOILERS FOR Star Trek Discovery Season 1 Episode 3
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Is Star Trek: Discovery set in the original or the Kelvin timeline?

A few comments I read before Star Trek: Discovery premiered indicated it was part of the original timeline, but after seeing the show I'm not 100% sure: many of the consoles we see here are similar to ...
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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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Who or what is that robot-headed crew member on the bridge of Star Trek Discovery's Shenzhou?

Among the bridge crew seen aboard Star Trek Discovery's Shenzhou is this: Does it have a name? Will it develop as a character? Is there an associated cast member giving it a voice and/or movement? Or ...
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Why did they make another prequel?

Star Trek: Discovery, the first new Star Trek television series in 12 years, debuted last week. As with a number of recent Star Trek efforts, this is a prequel to the Original Series, occurring ...
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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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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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Why was Landry so overconfident?

In Star Trek: Discovery (Season 1, Episode 4), the “tardigrade” that the crew of the Discovery had taken from the Glenn This felt, for lack of a better word, rushed. She ordered the tardigrade ...
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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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What's going on legally between CBS/Paramount and Axanar and how does it relate to Star Trek: Discovery (if at all)?

I realize this is evolving, but I think there's a need for a cohesive summary of what had occurred and why. I haven't been following and it's daunting to sift through all the historical stories.
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Why do the Klingons in Star Trek: Discovery look so different?

I know that the appearance of Klingons was different between Enterprise and The Original Series due to the mutagenic virus. Having said that I don't understand how the look of the Klingons on last ...
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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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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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Why does Lorca only have one Tribble?

In Star Trek Discovery S1:E3 - Context is for Kings, we see Lorca's collection of extraordinary items, including a Tribble. Now the trouble with Tribbles is that they multiply. My question is: Why ...
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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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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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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?
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Did the pilot survive?

In the third episode of Star Trek: Discovery, Michael Burnham is being transported on a shuttle. The shuttle is attacked by organisms that feed on electricity, causing the pilot to leave the shuttle ...
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Given Lt. Saru's innate fear, how would he ever make it to command?

In Star Trek Discovery there is a species of alien who evolved as prey to the other primary species of their particular world. On the Shen Zhou they have a Lt Commander (Lt. Saru) who is a member of ...
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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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What's with the apparent cyborgs on the Shenzhou bridge?

In the premiere episode of Star Trek: Discovery, there are at least two officers on the bridge of the USS Shenzhou with apparent cybernetic attachments: Has there been any creator comment about the ...
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Is the spore drive instantaneous?

The Discovery is outfitted with an experimental “spore drive,” enabling it to travel much faster than other Federation (or Klingon, Romulan etc.) ships. We see its speed in Season 1, Episode 4, in ...
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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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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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What is the explanation or justification for this Vulcanesque Klingon name in Star Trek: Discovery?

It has recently come to light that there will be a recurring character in Star Trek: Discovery named T'Kuvma who is A Klingon leader who is looking to unite the Klingon houses. This seems like a ...
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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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Why does the Admiral tell L'Rell that the Federation has no death penalty?

In Star Trek Discovery S01:E08 - Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum - we see Admiral Cornwell have a discussion with L'Rell about defecting. We know that the Federation has a death penalty. My question is: ...
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Did Captain Lorca arrange the prison transport incident in Context is for Kings? [duplicate]

In Star Trek Discovery S1:E3 - Context is for Kings, we see a prison transport accident. Later there is a discussion between Burnham and Captain Lorca. In it Captain Lorca suggests he has read her ...
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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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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 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 ...