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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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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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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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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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Are the stories that are written in the Star Trek novels considered official canon?

The title really says it all. Are the novels that are written outside of the broadcast shows/movies considered official canon to the Star Trek universe? Are certain novels canon if not all are? Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are there vampires in the Star Trek universe?

Let us characterize vampires as a humanoid being that drinks the blood of other humanoid beings to create more of their species. There are many aliens that are humanoid in the Star Trek universe. My ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there any Star Trek material set after Nemesis?

I know of a fan-made series which I remember seeing advertised somewhere a year or two ago (Star Trek: Phoenix), and it got me thinking: is there any canon Star Trek material (I know - not the best ...
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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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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.