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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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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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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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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 didn't Cornwell beam out of this situation?

In Star Trek: Discovery S02E14 ("Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2"), an undetonated photon torpedo becomes lodged in the Enterprise, and the only way to protect the ship is to close the blast door ...
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Starfleet officer promotions (Prime universe only)

Given that in Star Trek Discovery we don't yet know for certain if Tilly will be the XO at the start of the next season and she (currently) holds the rank of ensign, is there any precedent in the ...
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What is the “green” in Tilly's 'green juice' in Star Trek: Discovery Season 1?

In Discovery episode 6 ("Lethe") Tilly and Burnham finish a run through the ship, Tilly wants to order a green juice with "extra green". Burnham cancels the order, asking for ...
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Why was this character's career considered to be over?

At the end of ST:DIS 3x05, Her rationale is that he does not want to leave the ship As far as I understood, the crew of the Thikov is a rotating assignment, anyway, so all Federation members are in ...
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Which division is Tilly now in?

When I watched the season finale of season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery, during the final season on the bridge, Tilly is in sciences blue. If you look at the screenshot on this page: (you'll need to ...
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Does Booker's ship (or its parts) have any particular shape?

In Discovery's season 3, Booker's vessel appears to change its shape frequently during action sequences. This is usually visualized as various components flying around and reattaching in different ...
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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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Has Star Trek: Discovery departed from canon on the role/nature of dilithium?

On-screen TOS canon establishes that starships are fueled by anti-matter (matter/anti-matter annihilation), and that dilithium crystals are critical elements in matter/anti-matter engines. Also ...
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How to set target location for Discovery-style personal transporter?

Star Trek Discovery season 3 introduces combadges with integrated personal transporters, both for Starfleet and various bad guys. Is it ever explained how the user of such a device sets the target ...
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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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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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How could Osyraa know this?

In ST:DIS 3x13, Osyraa She knows that "the primary shield emitter is disguised as a secondary deflector array." How can she know that?
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What species is Adira represented as by the holo in S3E13?

It kind of looks familiar but can't quite place it - we know the holo was meant to represent the federation members etc... but can anyone identify this species it chose to represent her as?
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Why did they change the registry number of USS Discovery?

In the recent episode S03E06 of Star Trek: Discovery, USS Discovery got lots of upgrades but one possibly overlooked major upgrade was its registry number: (A new letter has been added to USS ...
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How did Osyraa and Emerald Chain learn about the Spore Drive?

In the S03E11 of Star Trek: Discovery, But, for all that she needed to know inner workings of the Spore Drive. How did she learn such a well-kept secret? How did she even learn that the name of ...
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Where does the smoke (or vapour?) in engineering come from?

In Star Trek Discovery, episode 3x09, there is a scene about 16 minutes into the episode where Stamets is in engineering. The computer announces: "Video rendering complete", whereupon ...
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Is there a reason USS Discovery's registry number (NCC-1031) may be similar to Enterprise's (NCC-1701)?

It seems to me more than coincidental that USS Discovery and USS Enterprise have similar registry numbers (1031 vs 1701). Now, I'm not really expecting there to be much of an in-universe explanation ...
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How can Tilly recognize this ship?

During Star Trek Discovery, Season 3 Episode 5: When Discovery enters the Federation field, Tilly recognises Voyager “J” version and they make a remark about 11 generation of the ship. According to ...
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Why was this Discovery episode named “Unification III”?

The name of S03E07 of Star Trek: Discovery is Unification III. The Unification word has some connection with the story, but what does the suffix III signify?
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Why didn't the Romulans take advantage of The Burn?

According to Memory Alpha, Romulans do not use dilithium for their propulsion but artificial quantum singularities. In the 24th century, an artificial quantum singularity served as the primary power ...
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What did Saru see today that showed him how vulnerable the Federation is?

In season 3 episode 6 of Star Trek: Discovery, "Scavengers", we see the following exchange: BURNHAM: Captain, the Federation cannot stabilize while the cause of the Burn remains a question....
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Why does Georgiou complain about orange on the Enterprise bridge when there is none?

In DIS season 2 episode 13, when Captain Georgiou walks onto the bridge of the Enterprise, she says Orange? Really? Ew! But I see no orange anywhere in that scene. What am I missing here?
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What am I expected to already know about Captain Pike?

What I already know about Pike I've never seen TOS, so I know Captain Pike mostly from the Kelvin films. However, being a trek fan on the internet, I've gleaned some info hear and there about Pike I ...
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Why did the long-range communication fail, again?

When Burnham arrived to the future (Star Trek: Discovery season 3), But, why did long-range communication fail? According to Memory Alpha: The Burn was a galaxy-wide disastrous event that occurred ...
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How is Lorca's speech and demonstration congruous in Context Is For Kings?

In S1E3 "Context is for Kings" of Star Trek Discovery, towards the end of the episode Captain Lorca is with Michael Burnham and is explaining their experimental technology that uses spores ...
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Are Starfleet and the Federation distinct entities? Why does Saru say they are?

In the "captain's log" exposition of Discovery Season Three episode five, Saru says "Federation and Starfleet headquarters: Separate entities that must now abide together." What is ...
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Why is this character not in the brig?

At the end of Discovery's first season, mirror universe Terran Emperor Georgiou joins the crew of Discovery. While the mirror universe is declared a secret and Georgiou is presented as her prime ...
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Have we ever seen Stamets and Detmer interact before?

In ST:DIS 3x04, we see Detmer and Stamets getting into Detmer's behaviour felt like it came pretty much out of the blue to me. (Stamets' attitude in response to her behaviour not so much, although so ...
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Why Starfleet ship don't have dedicate boarding party? [duplicate]

I see all the time, important character (i.e: bridge crew), might include the captain and first mate (case of uss shenzhou) are in boarding party. Dead crew result in missing slot at the bridge. Why ...
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Why isn't Star Trek: Discovery produced in 4K?

Star Trek: Discovery is a modern TV show and yet it's produced in 2K HDR. Yes, HDR makes it beautiful, but I don't find it as detailed as 4K videos. Why isn't Star Trek: Discovery produced in 4K HDR?
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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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Is there an in universe explanation for the atypical location of the Walker Class bridge?

Walker class starships in Star Trek (most notably the USS Shenzhou in Discovery) appear to be unique in that the main bridge is on the underside of the saucer section. Ironically, this screenshot had ...
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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'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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Does Control's existence contradict the set canon with regards to AI?

Control has so far shown A LOT of abilities and a huge adaptability 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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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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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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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 “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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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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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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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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Is Starfleet allowing this?

The look on Burnham’s face after they repel the Klingon attack of Corvan II is not of joy or even relief. It’s of disgust at what they’ve done to a creature in the name of progress and survival. ...
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Where are the air vents located on ships in Star Trek?

In Star Trek: Discovery, "Perpetual Infinity, Michael Burnham and the Discovery crew manage to trap Michael's mother in a containment field. It was set up like a dome around her. Here's a pic: The ...
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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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How did Harry Mudd transport Lorca off of the Discovery bridge?

In Star Trek: Discovery, "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad, Harry Mudd came to the bridge and used a peculiar hand motion to beam Captain Lorca off the bridge. He didn't even use a voice command. ...
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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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