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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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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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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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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Why did the Klingons behave so dishonourably in Star Trek: Discovery? (Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2)

Did the Klingons show any honor at all in the first episodes of Star Trek: Discovery? In episodes 1 and 2 they spent a lot of time making a big deal about honor and all that, and then From what I ...
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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 ...
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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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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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“Star Trek: Discovery” Uniforms: what is the meaning of their colors?

The new Starfleet Uniforms from Star Trek: Discovery are very distinctive and different from anything that we have seen before: Especially their color scheme is decisively a new thing when compared ...
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Were holograms used for Star Trek communications prior to Star Trek Discovery's pilot?

In the pilot episode of Star Trek: Discovery they used Star Wars-style holograms for communication with Starfleet. I don't recall seeing that in the series set before or after, but perhaps I'm wrong? ...
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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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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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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 this character 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 “Romulan is a dirty word in the writers’ room” for Star Trek: Discovery?

In the first episode "O Discovery, Where Art Thou?" of After Trek, executive producer Aaron Harberts alluded to the difficulty of dealing with Romulans at this point in the timeline. Aaron made the ...
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What species is this alien on the bridge of USS Discovery?

Here is a screencap from Star Trek: Discovery, Episode 4 of the first Season: What species is the big-headed insectoid/arachnoid/reptilian/somethingoid alien to the left of the screen, standing on ...
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Star Trek: Discovery S01E05: Why is Michael allowed to release this?

In the Star Trek: Discovery Episode S01E05 Choose Your Pain we see In the same episode, My question is:
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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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Is the Klingon's view of the Federation supposed to reflect the (future) Federation's view of the Borg?

In the first two episodes of Star Trek Discovery, T'Kuvma speaks of the Federation as the enemy. His main argument against the Federation was This struck me as very similar to the Federation's ...
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What did Elon Musk do in the history of Star Trek universe?

In S01E04 of Star Trek: Discovery TV series: Well, Wright Brothers are inventor of airplane and Zefram Cochrane is inventor of warp drive. But, why is Elon Musk a big historic figure comparable to ...
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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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Was Michael Burnham adopted by Sarek and Amanda, or was she merely his ward?

Was Michael adopted by Sarek and Amanda (which would make her Spock's legal sibling) or was she simply "brought up" by Sarek? (e.g. with him simply acting as a sort of guardian rather than as her ...
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If Klingons hadn't been seen in 100 years, how could they have murdered Michael's family?

Can someone please explain how in Star Trek: Discovery they say they haven't seen a Klingon in 100 years but the main character's family was killed by Klingon and she couldn't be much older then 30 ...
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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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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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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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Klingon Super Light Bulb

Can someone explain to me how a light beacon managed to be seen by ships, hundreds, if not thousands of light years away? and was somehow as bright as a star.
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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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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 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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If the Discovery contains an experimental spore drive, why doesn't it have a NX registry?

In Star Trek Discovery S1:E3 Context is for Kings the protagonist Michael Burnham joins the USS Discovery. She finds that the ship has an experimental Spore Drive. We know that The Federation used ...
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Why is the ship named USS Discovery?

As a follow up on: Were the NX-class starships named after the Shuttles? we have pretty good evidence that the names of the NX-01 Enterprise and NX-02 Columbia were intentionally related to the U.S. ...
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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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In the first episode of 'Star Trek: Discovery' what was the point of the Klingon 'torchbearer' vessel?

Just watched the first Episode of Star Trek: Discovery and one part confused me. First to give some background, I got this from Wikipedia... Investigating a damaged satellite near a binary star ...
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Why didn't Michael and Cpt. Georgiou beam down to the well?

In the opening scene of Star Trek Discovery’s pilot, Michael and Cpt. Georgiou walk across a desert, fix a well, then try to beam out, fully expecting it to work. Why didn't they just beam down to the ...
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Why is the ship called the Shenzhou?

This question is a fairly straightforward one. In the series Star Trek: Discovery, Michael Burnham serves as the first officer on the Federation starship U.S.S. Shenzhou. I just want to know where the ...
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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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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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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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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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Why does Captain Lorca still have his rank and commission after losing his ship, prior to being Captain of Discovery?

In Star Trek Discovery S1:E4 - Choose Your Pain - we learn that Captain Lorca lost his whole ship - and destroyed them rather than leave them to the Klingons. Ordinarily, losing your ship would be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is there a prominent cadet on Discovery?

Why is Cadet Tilly on the U.S.S. Discovery? This seems like an odd choice based on previous Star Trek precedent in general and also given that U.S.S. Discovery is the most advanced starship in the ...
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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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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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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 ...