Questions tagged [star-trek-eu]

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there any explanation in Star Trek for why voice commands and speech aren't confused by the computer?

I've seen explanations for the failings of the universal translator to pick up single words in Klingon, but is there any explanation for why the computer doesn't respond when people say 'open', 'wait',...
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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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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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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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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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Star Trek: TNG novels that continue episodes? [closed]

In the original series episode, "All Our Yesterdays", Spock goes back in time 4000 years into a particular planet's history. Two sequels to this episode were written as novels. "Yesterday's Son" and "...
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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 trilogy of Star Trek crossover novels had a monster that fed on fear?

I used to have a trilogy of Star Trek novels, and I'm hoping that somebody here can remember these. Here are some of the details that I can remember Each novel was in a different universe (first ...
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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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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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Turing test in Star Trek?

For the benefit of those unacquainted with the Turing Test, it is a test proposed by computer scientist and philosopher Alan Turing. The idea was that a person would talk with a computer, unaware of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Was there any mention in Star Trek canon or non-canon novels of any encounter between the Borg and Klingons or Romulans?

As far as I remember, when Borg cubes attack the alpha quadrant, they always engage the Federation and Earth is their primary target. Have there been any mention of any encounter between the Borg and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 Collective. PICARD: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 fact these micro-...
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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 ...