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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 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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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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What species were the two women Kirk slept with in Star Trek Into Darkness?

In Star Trek Into Darkness, Kirk slept with two non-human women, who had tails. One more distinctive feature was backbone kind of structure running through their neck: Can you identify their ...
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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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How could Harrison beam to Qo'noS?

In Star Trek into Darkness Kahn uses Scotty's formula for transwarp beaming (provided by Spock in the 2009 film) to transport from Earth to Qo'noS. However according to Memory Alpha Qo'noS is 90 light ...
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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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In Star Trek: Into Darkness, why isn't the antagonist more careful?

I tried to make the title as specific as possible without being a spoiler. In the movie, Why didn't the villain, with his super intelligence, see through this, when the entire audience could?
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What destroyed Praxis in Star Trek Into Darkness?

In Star Trek Into Darkness (STID), we see the Klingon homeworld of Kronos, and its moon. The moon is essentially destroyed; it orbits Kronos in large pieces of its former self. A recent answer ...
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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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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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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 is a model of the secret Starship in plain view?

Why is a model of the dreadnought class Starship in Star Trek Into Darkness in plain view. I thought it was supposed to be a classified project? In the below scene it is in clear view on the Admiral ...
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Did Section 31 have any physical locations?

At least, prior to Star Trek: Into Darkness. That makes candidates in DS9, VOY, and ENT. As far as I recall, Sloan had told Bashir that Section 31 had no physical location nor even anything written ...
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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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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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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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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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Why was Spock actively participating in the act to stop the volcano?

In Star Trek Into Darkness, Spock reported Kirk's violation of the Prime Directive. Meaning, Spock's character is unchanged in new timeline; he still strictly follows rules. Later in the movie, Pike ...
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What happened to Dr. Carol Marcus in Star Trek Beyond?

Dr. Carol Marcus was one of Star Trek Into Darkness's main supporting characters. At the end of the film she's shown to have joined the Enterprise crew and presumably will be setting off with them on ...
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Why did they put the Enterprise underwater in Star Trek: Into Darkness? [duplicate]

During the opening scene of Into Darkness, Scotty tells Kirk: Do you have any idea how ridiculous it is to hide a starship at the bottom of the ocean? And then Kirk cuts him off, what with Spock ...
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In Star Trek Into Darkness, how many died from the crash in San Francisco?

In the movie Star Trek Into Darkness, how many people were killed when the USS Vengeance crashed into San Francisco?
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In Star Trek: Into Darkness, What is Bones' serum (SPOILER)

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Does Harrison give a true account of his backstory to Kirk?

In Star Trek Into Darkness, precisely what does Harrison say about the reason why his people were frozen and when were they supposed to be awoken, and is the information he gives correct?
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Why is gravity pulling the crew down they're in freefall?

In Into Darkness, there's a scene where the Enterprise enters the atmosphere of a planet, During their descent, the crew members fall in all different directions through the ship and it seems to ...
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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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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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How could this character have been teleported while the Enterprise's shields were up?

During the attack by the USS Vengeance, insists on talking to the Vengeance's captain, Shortly afterward he stops his attack and beams this character off the Enterprise onto the Vengeance. Wasn't ...
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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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Star Trek: Into Darkness — How do Gaila and others like her attend the Academy on Earth?

I thought Orion woman had influence over males of certain species. So, how would male students, teachers, staff and inhabitants of Earth (from all species that were affected by Orion women) be able to ...
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Why is Chekov in engineering in Star Trek into Darkness?

I don't ever remember Chekov in the original series ever have anything to do with engineering. Is there an in-universe reason for him being there?
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Are officers on Federation starships required to undergo serious physical training?

I was just watching Star Trek: Into Darkness, and I noticed that James Kirk and Spock were both showing incredible feats of physical fitness. Both of them managed to climb obstacles with only their ...
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Where was this character before the plot happened?

In the divergent timeline of the J. J. Abrams films, where were before Admiral Marcus woke him up and enlisted his services?
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Do starship captains typically recite mission-specific oaths, as at the end of Star Trek Into Darkness?

At the end of Star Trek Into Darkness, Captian Kirk is speaking to a large group of people (perhaps a service for the recently-deceased Captain Pike?). He says the following: When Christopher Pike ...
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Was this scene in VOY: 'Alliances' the inspiration for a similar scene in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'?

WARNING: Spoilers for both Voyager 'Alliances' and Star Trek Into Darkness In VOY 'Alliances', we see a scene where Janeway and a bunch of Kazon leaders meet together and are then attacked by a Trabe ...
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USS Vengeance weapons technology and capabilities

There's a scene in the movie where the USS Vengeance is chasing the Enterprise, forcing its way into the Enterprise's "warp bubble". Khan said it was a unique capability of the Vengeance, ...
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In "Into Darkness", what kind of history do Carol Marcus and Khan have?

In the movie "Star Trek - Into Darkness", Carol Marcus mentions that her father gave her access to his super secret work. Khan was part of this work, he designed loads of things while there, it would ...
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Were com signals as good in TOS as they were in Star Trek Into Darkness?

I seem to recall personal communicators having various troubles such as being out of range in TOS. Was the distance Kirk called Scotty from in Star Trek Into Darkness comparable to the range of 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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What is the difference in Admiral Pike's Rank insignia and Capt Kirk's in Star Trek Into Darkness

If you look at Admiral Pike's rank insignia in Star Trek Into Darkness, and then look at Captain Kirk's insignia, they look pretty much the same. I am not able to really tell the difference. Both of ...
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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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Has a Starfleet officer ever been punished for refusing an "abandon ship" order?

In Star Trek: Into Darkness, acting Captain Spock orders the crew to abandon ship. The entire bridge crew refuses to follow the order and instead remains at their stations. Sulu seems to speak for the ...
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Is there an explanation for how the Klingons look in the rebooted Star Trek films? [duplicate]

Klingon appear in the new JJ Abram's Star Trek reboot films. Based on the various canonical explanations of head ridges vs. no head ridge Klingons (epidemic disease or whatever), and the timelines of ...
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Why didn't Kirk (and crew) simply transport from Earth to Kronos?

After his attack on Starfleet HQ, Khan escaped to Kronos using a portable transporter device. This is a device apparently based on Scotty's transwarp teleportation formula he devised in the previous ...
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Where the heck were the other ships?

OK, so besides all of the other craziness in Star Trek Into Darkness, in the final battle, where were the other Federation ships? So where the hell are Earth's defenses, other ships, space stations, ...
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How was the USS Enterprise going to leave Nibiru without being seen?

In Into Darkness, Spock said that being seen by indigenous species violates the Prime Directive, and therefore he didn't want to be saved. Even if the crew of Enterprise listened to him, it wouldn't ...
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Star Trek Into Darkness, Nibiran Sacred Scroll?

Considering the volcano rescue scene, and the reaction of the Nibiran to the repossession of their sacred scroll, and then their reaction upon seeing the USS Enterprise rise out of the sea, namely: ...
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Did the location for Starfleet headquarters change in Star Trek Into Darkness?

In the latest movie, critical executive Starfleet meetings were held in London and not San Francisco. Was Starfleet HQ moved? If so, when did this happen?
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