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The 2013 sequel to the J.J. Abrams directed 2009 "Star Trek" film and the 12th movie based on the franchise created by Gene Roddenberry. Use this with the [star-trek] tag.

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Why do the Klingons in Into Darkness have cranial ridges?

To the best of my knowledge the (in-universe) explanation for why the Klingons didn't have cranial ridges in TOS was because of a genetic disease caused by attempts to manipulate Klingon DNA to create ...
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What was the point of bringing Enterprise to the surface of a planet?

In the original timeline, I haven't seen a federation starship other than USS Voyager on the surface of a planet, whether it was capable of landing or not. In Star Trek Into Darkness, My Question:
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Why does Carol Marcus not recognize Khan in The Wrath of Khan?

I saw the new movie and went back and watched the wrath of khan on Netflix. I was a bit confused since I am not a real trekkie. In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Dr. Carol Marcus asks who Khan is. ...
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Could Data have floored Khan with a single punch?

In Star Trek Into Darkness, Khan invites Captain Kirk to punch him. Kirk does, repeatedly, and Khan is totally unaffected. Suppose that Data were on the scene instead of Kirk, and Khan, thinking ...
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How was the Vengeance able to "catch up" to the Enterprise?

In Star Trek Into Darkness, the Vengeance was able to catch up to the Enterprise and attack it while in warp. According to the answer here, warp is a bubble around a specific ship. This would ...
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How did the Enterprise move so far without anyone noticing?

Spoilers: The distance from the Moon to the Earth is an average of 384,400 km.
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Why don't they use the transporter in the final fight in Star Trek Into Darkness?

When Spock was chasing, and beating, Khan over a transport in San Francisco, Uhura orders them beamed both back to the Enterprise, while Chekov says something like: Its impossible, they are moving!...
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Why are there barcode readers on the bridge of the Enterprise?

Devices on the bridge: Now, compare them with barcode readers: They certainly look like barcode readers. What sort of devices are they (in-universe)? Any info on what the props are (out-of-universe)?...
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Why was it acceptable to provide the alternative timeline with trans-warp beaming equations/formula?

Stated in the Star Trek (2009) movie, Montgomery Scott had postulated trans-warp beaming to allow an object or person to travel large distance by beaming from one location to the next. What I didn't ...
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Did the creators of Into Darkness research Khan?

Okay, so I just watched Star Trek into Darkness and as a long-time fan of Wrath of Khan I'm a little confused by the portrayal of Khan. Okay, the actor is different and they clearly decided to take ...
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Star trek: Into darkness - why not just detonate the "cold fusion" device remotely?

At the start of Star Trek: Into Darkness, Spock is almost killed detonating a "cold fusion" device to stop a volcano blowing up a primitive tribe. However, for a civilisation that possesses such ...
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Why did McCoy need this person in particular to make his serum?

In Star Trek Into Darkness, My Question is:
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How did no one notice weapons firing near the moon?

Toward the end of Into Darkness, there's a big ol' ship-to-ship slugfest near the Moon. One would imagine that military-grade weapons firing that close to Earth would set off all sorts of alarms - ...
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Why do so many Trekkies hate Star Trek Into Darkness? [closed]

I am a fan of Star Trek. I've watched most episodes of all the series (especially Star Trek: the Next Generation, and not counting Star Trek: Enterprise), I've seen the movies, I can even tell you how ...
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Do the Q Exist In the Abrams Star Trek Universe?

In the Abrams Star Trek universe, do the Q exist? Any reference to them in or out of universe? Any novelizations, comics, commentaries, or quotes from Abrams or writers about them?
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Why would Admiral Marcus need Khan's help?

In Star Trek Into Darkness, Admiral Marcus puts Khan to work for him, on projects designed to enhance the military capability of Starfleet. For instance, Khan is a principal consultant on the ...
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Why couldn't the universal translator be used to communicate with the Klingons?

In Star Trek Into Darkness, Why couldn't the universal translator be used remotely or with security personnel? Note: the Universal Translator was invented before the new timeline diverged from the ...
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In Star Trek reboot, is Khan from the 20th century?

In TOS, Khan is from the 20th century, rules a significant area of Earth for a while, and then leaves Earth at the end of that century. Is that still the case in Star Trek Into Darkness? If so, is ...
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Why did Starfleet begin to aggressively search distant quadrants of space?

In Star Trek Into Darkness, Khan claims that after the destruction of Vulcan, Starfleet began to aggressively search distant quadrants of space. What was the reason for this? (Also, considering that ...
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Why didn't Kirk question the admiral's order? [closed]

In Star Trek Into Darkness, Kirk didn't know anything about Khan's superior abilities. Why didn't he ask the admiral why it was necessary to use a torpedo attack just to kill one person, or why to ...
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