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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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?

SPOILERS FOR Star Trek Discovery Season 1 Episode 3
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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 ...
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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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How could the footprints in the sand be seen by the Shenzou from space?

In Star Trek: Discovery, during the season's opening episode, they are stranded on the planet and have no way to communicate to the ship due to storms. So the captain walks in a pattern to make the ...
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Have the number of Klingon Great Houses been established before Discovery?

In the opening scene of the pilot episode, the Klingon leader says that he plans to unite the 24 Great Houses. Later in her flashback, Michael’s Vulcan training includes a question of how many Klingon ...
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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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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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Are the Star Trek Discovery uniforms seen anywhere else in TOS canon?

So now that we have a teaser trailer (US trailer, Netflix trailer), is there any indication that these uniforms are simply upgraded Enterprise uniforms, or is this pure "Abrams reboot"? They seem to ...
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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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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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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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