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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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How does Lorca kill the Klingons on Corvan 2 in The Butcher's Knife Cares not for the Lamb's Cry?

In Star Trek Discovery S1:E4 The Butchers Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry we see the Discovery receiving a distress call from Corvan 2, a mining planet that's under attack by Klingons. Corvan 2 is ...
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Is there evidence to suggest that Arne Darvin is from the House of Mokai?

In the Star Trek:TOS Episode 44 The Trouble with Tribbles, we meet Arne Davin, a Klingon Spy, who has been surgically altered to look human. In the Star Trek: Discovery Episode S01E04 The Butchers ...
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What prevents the tardigrade from escaping?

In Season 1, Episode 5, "Choose your pain" we see the tardigrade enter survival mode by expelling almost all the water from its body. Later, we see the it ejected from the USS Discovery into space, ...
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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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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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Why did Lorca attend the meeting in person?

In Episode 5 of Season 1 of Discovery ("Choose Your Pain"), Captain Lorca attends a meeting with a small number of Starfleet admirals to discuss Why did Lorca attend the meeting in person, especially ...
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When is site-to-site transport perfected in Star Trek?

In the Star Trek: Discovery Episode S01E05 Choose Your Pain we see Saru order that Captain Lorca be transported back from the Klingon vessel. In Star Trek: Enterprise transporter technology is still ...
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Why did some vessels in the 23rd Century use unique assignment patches?

There may be no in-universe answer to this question, but I'm curious about anything people can find. In Star Trek: The Original Series, a distinct assignment patch was used for each vessel or ...
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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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Is there something conspicuous about Stamets' eyes?

When I see the character Stamets, played by Anthony Rapp, on Star Trek: Discovery, I find I'm continually struck by his eyes. It looks to me like his irises are completely black. Here's the best ...
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Which direction is the prisoner shuttle traveling in ‘Context is for Kings’?

In the first scene of ‘Context is for Kings’, which direction is the prisoner shuttle traveling, backwards or forwards? Given that when the tether breaks the pilot is shown flying back to front. ...
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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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“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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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 didn't Starfleet hunt down Klingon survivors in the aftermath of the Battle at Binary Stars?

In S01E04 of Star Trek: Discovery TV series, we learned that In the aftermath of the battle, why didn't Starfleet send more ships there to kill or capture Klingon survivors?
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Is there any evidence to suggest Q has a mechanism of travel similar to the Spore drive?

In the Star Trek: Discovery Episode Context is For Kings, we see the Spore Drive. Their research was based on the insight that at a quantum level, there was no difference between biology or ...
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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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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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Life imprisonment for Michael Burnham?

In Star Trek: Discovery, Michael Burnham was sentenced to life imprisonment. Given that she is serving on Discovery, does this mean that her crime is forgiven?
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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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Kor, Voq and the Blood Oath

Eighty-one years ago, three Klingons and Curzon Dax swore a blood oath to hunt down and kill the Albino, no matter what (for killing the warriors' first born sons). So is Voq, an albino, the one ...
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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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Captain Lorcas first officer choice?

Why would Lorca want Saru as his XO? Lorca is a guy who wants to win at any cost. How does having a pacifist who freaks and wants to retreat every time his spidey-sense twitches serve that purpose?
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Since when do the Klingons partake in the feasting of this species

So are there ever any other instances of this? I have not ever heard of this before in canon.
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The Discovery doesn't have a super computer?

What exactly constitutes a supercomputer in the 23rd century? The implication of Stamets’s statement that they would need a supercomputer to make the calculations for the spore-drive implies the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Flying Dangerous for No Apparent Reason?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why didn't Starfleet go to red alert on this?

In S01E02 of Star Trek: Discovery, why didn't Starfleet notice it and go to red alert?
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Did this character die?

In S01E02 of Star Trek: Discovery, I know that the TV show didn't show further details, but do we have other sources saying whether or not he would appear on the show again?
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Was there a reason a probe couldn't have been used in Season 1, Episode 1?

In Season 1, Episode 1 My question is, was there an in-universe reason why the ship couldn't have sent out an automated probe to investigate and report back? I think I might have missed 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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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 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 did the show's producers choose to base their Klingons on Americans?

According to the "after-show" of Star Trek: Discovery, the Klingons are based on Americans. Can someone please explain how the producers aimed to make the comparison clear, or what similarities there ...
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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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Murder or Accident?

Star Trek Discovery Main character slams into a Klingon on the outside of the Klingon Space Relic/Shrine and somehow made him stab himself with his own batleth. this seems like a accidental kill more ...
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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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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 ...