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How do the Xindi fit in with the humanoid origin theory presented in “The Chase”?

In The Next Generation episode “The Chase” it states that all humanoids come from the same ancestral species however the Xindi (which have six species) only some of them are humanoid. How does this ...
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Was Geordi and Data's "invasive program" to annihilate the Borg ever attempted again?

In the Season 5 episode “I, Borg”, Picard directs his crew to come up with an "invasive program" to implant in their captured Borg drone "Hugh" in the hopes of annihilating the ...
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Star Trek: SCE - How many books?

I just have to know: how many books are in the series Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers (ST:SCE). On-line is a option if you want to include those.
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Is Star Trek Vanguard part Prime timeline, part Kelvin timeline?

A few years ago, I read somewhere that Star Trek: Vanguard started as depicting events of the Prime Timeline, but was transferred into the Kelvin Timeline. I can't find the source anymore, but wonder ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for the difference between Orion males and females?

All the physical differences between the sexes of the (major) humanoid species of Star Trek are within a range that's known from humankind as well - except for the Orions. Whereas their females are ...
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Star Trek novel with Kirk stepping on a venomous creature?

In which Star Trek novel did Kirk step on a venomous creature? The creature may be known as a "Judas Boot"?
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Are there any "captain's men" in the Mirror Universe?

In the Star Trek mirror universe, there are often "captain's women", who provide companionship to male captains. Notably, we have Marlena Moreau, who served Kirk, and Hoshi Soto, who served both ...
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Story Identification: Star Trek TOS novel about planet where technology doesn't work

I have a vague memory of a Star Trek TOS book I read when I was a child. This was around 1995. The Enterprise visits a planet. They're unable to beam down, so a landing party goes down in a ...
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Is there a Star Trek audio book read by Brent Spiner?

I have already heard the audio book Imzadi as read by Jonathan Frakes, as well as Imzadi II read by the actor who plays Gowron and I am looking forward to hearing Mosaic read by Kate Mulgrew. So, as a ...
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What happened to the Shedai after the Kirk Era?

Star Trek: Vanguard is the story of a space station, situated at the very beginning of The Original Series. Kirk even has a few lines in the first part. In the story Starfleet explores the awesome ...
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Were any resources from Deep Space Nine utilized in the search for Voyager?

The USS Voyager was on a mission dealing with the Maquis in the Badlands when it disappeared (in 2371). Since that is essentially in the local neighborhood of Deep Space Nine and I'm assuming ...
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Is there any example of a vessel colliding with a cloaked object?

There are a surprising number of objects flying/floating around that can cloak. While I know space is, like, really big, I would have thought that cloaked objects, which have an innate advantage in ...
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Has Data attempted a romantic relationship AFTER getting his emotion chip?

I know of two instances of Data attempting a relationship before he got his emotion chip, first having sex with Tasha Yar early on in the series ("I'm programmed in multiple techniques"), and secondly ...
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Which Star Trek novel featured disgusting bag-like aliens?

This TOS novel features aliens that are liquid-filled bags that appear disgusting to most conventional species. They abduct Kirk and make him command their ship. They have a human girl who has lived ...
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Why didn't the mirror universe's tech progress past the main timeline's?

In Star Trek TOS, we see the Defiant disappear to unknown parts ('The Tholian Web'), and Star Trek: Enterprise revealed that the Defiant went back in time to the mirror universe ('In a Mirror Darkly',...
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Is there a book that covers the period between first contact and the creation of Starfleet?

In the Star Trek universe, why and how did humanity change from the time of first contact with the Vulcans to the creation of Starfleet? Is there a book that covers this time period? The basis of ...
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How do USS Enterprise Crew members receive emails or other forms of personal messages?

Let's say that I am a human living in the Star Trek universe, during the time that any Starship Enterprise exists. I want to send Captain Kirk a letter. How would I address it so that it ought get to ...
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How did this character return to the ship in Star Trek: Titan: Sword of Damocles?

At the end of the (non-canon) novel Star Trek Titan: Sword of Damocles there feels like there is something missing or forgotten. Near the end, is left behind in an attempt to allow other members of ...
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Was Jake Sisko the author of anything other than "Anslem"?

"Anslem" was authored by Jake Sisko and was referred to several times during the course of DS9. Do we know if he was the author of any other works? Is his writing referenced in any books or the EU?
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Do the post-Nemesis Star Trek novels reference the destruction of Romulus?

Ever since Star Trek: Nemesis came out, the official Pocket Books novels set in the Star Trek universe had become much more coherent and uniform, forming one long running plot and continuity. (...
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Does Cpt. Sisko ever face consequences for his actions in "For the Uniform"?

In Deep Space Nine's episode "For the Uniform", Sisko takes following action: he detonates two torpedos loaded with trilithium resin in the atmosphere of a Maqui planet, making the planet ...
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What happened to the Calamarain and the shuttle?

At the end of "Deja Q," Q (with his powers reinstated) "blows away" the Calamarain Cloud, which he had shrunk to fit neatly in the palm of his hand. Apparently the Cloud vanished, for it wasn't found ...
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Is there a chronological reading order for Star Trek books?

I just started reading the Star Trek books and would like to know what is the best order for reading so that I can progress chronologically.
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Is Geordi La Forge having an affair?

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation books, how can Geordi La Forge be in a relationship with Tamala Harstad? I thought he was in a committed relationship with long-term girlfriend / Future wife Dr. ...
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In the Star Trek novel "I.Q", was there a subtle reference to the Star Wars universe?

In the novel "I.Q" a member of the "M" continuum describes a universe where sentient organic beings were unaware of microscopic beings that existed symbioticaly within them. In ...
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Is there a canon explanation for the NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise name?

Inspired by this question, is there a canon explanation for the Space Shuttle Enterprise's name? Of course in real history, it was named for the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 seen in TOS. However, since ...
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Do Chief Miles O'Brien and Doctor Julian Bashir ever meet again after the series ends?

I loved their friendship on the TV show. It was probably my favorite thing about it and what really hooked me as a viewer. I found their separation in the last episode the saddest, and it nearly ...
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What was the probe in Star Trek 4?

In Star Trek 4, an unknown space probe travels to earth, "EMP"-ing everything on its way and almost destroying the planet by trying to talk to whales. Are there any informations (extended universe) ...
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What did the probe and the whales say to each other?

In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, the survival of Earth depends on a mysterious probe having a conversation with humpback whales. McCOY: Well, dammit? You think this is its way of saying 'Hi there' ...
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Are the Q affected by widespread changes in the timeline? [duplicate]

I suspect the answer is "No", but felt I should ask anyway. Given that the everything we know about the Star Trek "universe" has changed with the Abrams reboot, I was wondering how this would affect ...
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In TNG novels, how did this key character leapfrog another for promotion?

Entire question is spoilers for TNG novels. I'm not into reading Star Trek novels, but I somehow stumbled upon the publisher's description for Takedown: Question:
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What happened to Captain Kirk's body?

At the end of Star Trek: Generations, Captain Picard constructs a makeshift grave out of stones for Captain Kirk, who died helping Picard to stop Dr. Tolian Soran from destroying the Veridian system. ...
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Which, in order are the physically strongest & quickest; Vulcan, Klingon, Romulan, Jem'Hadar, Borg drone, Cardassian, Bajoran, & Trill? [closed]

I used the major protagonists and antagonists in the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. If you'd like to add some Delta Quadrant like the Vidiians or the Kazon, you're more than welcome. If you have other ...
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How does Trip escape from Ehrehin and Valdore?

In the novel The Good That Men Do, while on the ship with Ehrehin, one moment Trip is passing out or dying and Valdores forces are closing in, and the next moment he's on Earth and he doesn't mention ...
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What happens to Thomas Riker?

A duplicate of Will Riker that was created in a transporter incident is discovered in the TNG Episode "Second Chances." The next time we see Riker's duplicate is in the DS9 episode "Defiant." We also ...
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How large were starship design teams in Star Trek?

All the Star Trek canonical works (TV, film or, at a lower level, novels) only seem to give a very limited glimpse into the people in a starship design team (Leah Brahms at Utopia Planitia, Kurak for ...
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What did Janeway do with the 29th century tricorder she took?

In the Star Trek Voyager episode: "Future's End": JANEWAY: Welcome to the twenty fourth century. I took the precaution of removing your tricorder. That's what it's called, by the way. ...
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Are Gorn and Tamarian related?

Are the Gorn species and the Tamarian species related in the Star Trek Universe or other non-canon Star Trek references? I see some visual similarities between the two species.
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Why was Chell selected for Voyager's Hazard Team?

The Bolian named Chell was a Maquis engineer who got sucked to the Delta Quadrant along with his crewmates and ended up on Voyager. He was generally portrayed as loud-mouthed, rude, and lazy. He was ...
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Star Trek: TNG novel identification assistance - plot uses Darmok-like communication

I have a memory of a Star Trek TNG novel that I read years ago, but having searched both my own personal shelves and the Memory Alpha website, I can't find any evidence of its existence. It's ...
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What happened to Commander Shelby after TNG episode Best of Both Worlds part II?

This is the final dialogue of the episode as well as being Shelby's last time on TNG show: RIKER: And Earth Station McKinley has advised they're ready to begin refitting the Enterprise. PICARD:...
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In season 1 episode 7 "justice" of Star Trek TNG do we ever learn what the entities that the Edo call god really are?

Is there anything in canon that teaches us what the entities orbiting the planet are, their capabilities, where they come from, etc.? I am happy to accept responses based on the expanded universe (EU)...
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Has any Star Trek material had a serious in-universe discussion about the philosophy of transporter technology?

I was reading this question and it got me thinking. When someone gets transported, the original form is destroyed and either recreated or recycled into a new copy of it upon arrival. However, ...
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What became of the probe in "Schisms"?

In the TNG episode "Schisms", Enterprise crew members are taken against their will (and without their knowledge, at least initially) to a subspace realm where they are experimented on by solanogen-...
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Were the HMS Bounty footprints inspired by crop circles?

In The Voyage Home, the former Klingon Bird of Prey "HMS Bounty" leaves very visible footprints/indentations due to its mass, in a clearing in a park in San Francisco. The cloaked landing and the ...
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Any canonical information on what happened to the Borg after "Endgame" episode?

Memory Alpha's article on Star Trek: Voyager "Endgame" episode states (Continuity and Trivia): Although dealt a crippling blow, it is unclear if the Borg have been defeated once and for all, as the ...
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Did we ever learn more about Gary Seven's homeworld?

In the TOS episode "Assignment: Earth", the Enterprise travels back in time to the 20th century. While there they intercept a transporter beam beyond even their technology, and the traveler, Gary 7, ...
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Besides Prophets and Pah Wraiths, do distinct energy species ever meet in the same episode?

In at least one episode of DS9, the Prophets and Pah Wraiths meet, albeit in humanoid form. I'm curious whether there's another episode of Star Trek in which distinct energy species are involved. ...
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Has there ever been an instance where the Borg assimilated a powerful species such as the Crystalline Entity? [closed]

Not just necessarily in the show, but in the EU. Can the Borg assimilate the Crystalline Entity? What would the outcome be?
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Which order should I read the Humble Bundle IDW Star Trek comics in?

I recently purchased the Humble Star Trek Bundle (presented by IDW). They've included 18 volumes of comic books (84 comic issues in total). I'm fairly sure that the stories are 'more or less' self ...
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