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Questions tagged [star-trek-eu]

Use this tag for questions concerning Star Trek "expanded universe" materials, including novels, comic books, games, and short stories. Use this with the [star-trek] tag.

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Are remnants of the Husnock civilization ever found?

Kevin Uxbridge admitted to killing all the Husnock in the third season TNG episode "The Survivors." The Husnock were never seen or heard of again in the TV series. However, there are many Star Trek ...
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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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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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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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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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In Star Trek, does the transporter conserve the momentum of transported objects?

In Star Trek (2009), when Kirk and Hikaru Sulu are falling from the drill, at the last moment Ensign Chekov locks on them and is able to transport them inside the ship. By the time they were ...
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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 became of the backup Doctor from Living Witness?

In the Voyager episode Living Witness a backup copy of the Doctor sets off to follow Voyager's path, to see if they ever made it home. As this copy of the Doctor did not begin his pilgrimage until ...
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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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Why did the Universal Translator fail to decipher Gorn?

In Star Trek video game (2013), which displays events of the new timeline, Spock told Kirk before mind-melding with a Gorn that it was necessary because Uhura was unable to decipher the Gorn's ...
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Do any Star Trek TV shows (or novels) reveal what happened to the Talosians?

Nothing I've seen or read seems to deal with the Talosians after Kirk allowed Spock to take Pike to them. Has anyone else read or seen anything about them since?
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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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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 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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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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What Star Trek work takes place the furthest into the future of the Federation?

Star Trek: Enterprise turned out to be a cool series, with some convoluted time-travel story arcs. In one, you see the Federation far in the future fighting a battle against the sphere builders. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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 an space station, situated at the very beginning of TOS. Kirk even has a few lines in the first part. In the story Starfleet explores the awesome technique of the ...
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In the novels, what happens to the Doctor and the rest of the Voyager crew after they return home?

Voyager was a great show with a terrible ending. Basically the entire show revolved around the characters getting home, but when they finally do the credits roll five seconds later. So I wonder if ...
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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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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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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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What was the origin of Star Trek's Borg?

Was there any explanation of the origin of the Borg from Star Trek? I've seen most of the TV shows but not read any books - is it explained there?
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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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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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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 Wesley's nanites?

In ST:TNG episode "Evolution", we see that Wesley's nanites are dropped off on Kavis Alpha IV. Do we ever hear of these particular species of nanites ever again (perhaps in sources other than the TV ...
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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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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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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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Which actors from the original Star Trek pilot “The Cage” appeared in later Star Trek media?

This is an intensive one. From the original pilot "The Cage" with Jeffery Hunter as the captain, which actors have been later credited in any Star Trek media? This includes series, film, audio, ...
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Has the Federation ever kicked a planet or civilization out of the Federation?

I've seen several episodes where planets have petitioned the Federation for membership, and still others where the Federation is watching a planet's development in anticipation for future membership; ...
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How 'canon' is the Star Trek Online MMO?

As far as I know there are usually several categorisations of canon for any particular brand. what are the categories for Star Trek and how does the Star Trek Online game fit into those categories? ...
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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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How did Nog beat the Kobayashi Maru?

From the Memory Alpha article on Nog: Nog's time at the Academy is featured in the "Star Trek: Starfleet Academy" comic book series, where he's one of the main characters. In the short story "The ...
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Have the Douwd made any other appearances in Star Trek canon other than “The Survivors”?

The Douwd made their one and only Star Trek TNG appearance in episode 3x03: "The Survivors". They were a species of extraordinary powers, but with a pacifistic nature. As Captain Picard once said ...
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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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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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What did Soran experience in the Nexus?

In Star Trek: Generations we see Picard’s and Kirk’s idea of a perfect life, even though the former only stayed in the Nexus for a few minutes. What do you think Soran’s perfect existence in the ...
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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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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/dying and Valdores forces are closing in and the next moment hes on earth and he doesnt mention ...
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Was Project Genesis ever revisted/used after Star Trek II/III?

Just curious -- was Project Genesis ever revisited/used after Star Trek II / III? I know "the Federation Council ordered Starfleet to squelch information regarding the project" (as per Memory Alpha),...
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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. ...