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Questions tagged [star-trek-reboot]

This tag is used for the new timeline/universe/canon created in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness, and any future films in this timeline. It represents the new series of movies as a whole. Questions related to those specific movies only should use [star-trek-2009] and [star-trek-into-darkness], along with the [star-trek] tag.

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Have any producers commented on what would be done with Chekov?

Certainly, it is very much unclear if there will ever be another Kelvin-timeline Star Trek movie. But the death of Anton Yelchin would leave a quandary for the character of Chekov in any such film. ...
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Does Abram-verse Trek acknowledge the different physical appearences of the crew?

In Star Trek (2009), original Spock meets alternate timeline Spock, Kirk, and Scott who look nothing like the Prime characters at that age. Later, in Star Trek Beyond (2016) , Spock views an image of ...
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Is there a non-canon work that explores the effect of Vulcan's destruction in the Kelvin Timeline?

It would be interesting to explore: how the absence of Vulcan has altered the Federation how the destruction of their planet tests the remaining Vulcan's commitment to the reverence of logic. I am ...
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Why didn't anyone go back in time to prevent the damage cause by Narada's actions? [duplicate]

Why was the timeline not repaired after the Narada came back in time and changed everything? I have seem the Time Travel Repairmen go back in time for much less impactful things than this. So why not? ...
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What's water turbine doing on-board USS Enterprise?

In Star Trek (2009), when Kirk and Scott got transwarped to USS Enterprise, Scott ended up in a water pipe and there was also water turbine type structure. I thought it was water pump which was ...
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What caused the day/night cycles on Star Base Yorktown

In Star Trek: Beyond, star base Yorktown is in space, not in orbit. What creates the day and night cycles, as we see both of these during the film
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In the new Star Trek films, why do the protagonists all seem so young?

In the the new Star Trek films of the past several years it seems the main characters - Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Uhura, Sulu, Chekov and perhaps other - are extremely young (edit: as far as I can tell by ...
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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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What insults did the Vulcan children use to try to goad Spock?

In StarTrek 2009 young Spock says to the Vulcan kids: This is your 35th attempt to elicit an emotional response from me. Which means there were at least 34 insults the Vulcan kids considered more ...
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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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What reality has more advanced technology?

Which reality has more advanced technology in the Star Trek universe, prime or alternate? It seems that the prime universe has more advanced technology in terms of sensors etc, but alternate pushes ...
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Is there any known reason why the torpedo launchers are different between Kelvin and Enterprise?

As mentioned in this question: How do the USS Kelvin and USS Enterprise compare? the Kelvin has more torpedo launchers while the Enterprise seems to be able to fire them at a faster rate. The Kelvin ...
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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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Who gave Scotty the nickname “Scotty”?

On screen, the first time we hear the nickname "Scotty" for Montgomery Scott is in the episode "The Naked Time": KIRK: I'll hold you to that half second, Scotty. The reboot films go out of their ...
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Why do they use shuttles in Star Trek even for short distances?

Something I just can't understand why they use shuttles to go to and from earth to the space dock where the Enterprise is docked, when they could just instantly beam themselves there? ...
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What are the technical differences between these two versions of the NCC-1701? [duplicate]

What are the major technical differences between the Enterprise NCC-1701 (TOS) and NCC-1701 (Abrams)? I don't recall TOS engineering looking like a sterile brewery or having a large transparent water ...
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Why did the protagonists in Star Trek (2009) not try to restore the timeline? [duplicate]

In every other Star Trek plot involving time travel, the ultimate goal of our heroes is to restore the old time line at all costs, including moral dilemmas like people who shouldn't live and so on. I ...
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Who knows about the alternate timeline?

With the new movie coming up I've been wondering: Just how many people know that Nero was from the future and created the alternate timeline they are all now living in? Starfleet Command knows, and ...
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Why is Spock's mother alive in Star Trek IV? [duplicate]

I just watch Star Trek IV and I noticed that Spock was talking to his mother. This baffled me greatly since when I watched the latest Star Trek movie (based on a very young Kirk and Spock) the planet ...
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In the Star Trek reboot movie, why did Nero's ship have such powerful weaponry? [duplicate]

In the Star Trek reboot movie, Nero's ship the Narada was a mining ship. However, it was very heavily armed with devastating weaponry that far outmatched any ships from the earlier time. While the ...
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Why aren’t remotely-controlled robots used in Star Trek?

While watching Star Trek Into Darkness, the following two scenes looked funny to me. In the opening scene, Spock almost dies while trying to save a native population from death by volcano. His death ...
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Why did JJ Abrams recreate the Star Trek Timeline?

In the 2009 version of Star Trek, Nero and the Romulans come back through time via Blackhole and kill Kirk's dad and the original Star Trek timeline is altered creating a whole new reality. Why ...
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How do the USS Kelvin and USS Enterprise compare?

Rewatching the film and reading through the wikis I'm a bit confused about the Kelvin. When comparing them, the Kelvin seems smaller (but seems to have a similar sized shuttlebay) and better armed. ...
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How did they choose exactly same looking young actors in “Star Trek” (2009)?

The first thing which amazed me while watching Star Trek (2009) was the exactly same looking young Enterprise crew. It made me happy because it meant that we didn't lose the legacy. Some doesn't look ...
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Which character in Star Trek has been played by the most actors?

Some recurring characters have been played by different actors in different films or episodes. Many main cast members have been portrayed by different actors due to flashbacks, and [(mumble) insert (...
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Has the phrase 'Beam me up Scotty' been used in TAS or any movies?

As most Trekkies know, the popular phrase 'Beam me up Scotty' was never actually spoken in any of The Original Series. As any good Trekkie knows though, TOS wasn't the only material where we had ...
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Why did Marcus choose Khan specifically?

This related question highlights the reason why Admiral Marcus needed Khan's help. But what I'm more interested in is why specifically Khan? There were plenty of other genetically-enhanced ...
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Where do crew members of Enterprise NCC-1701 have their meals?

In Star Trek: Enterprise, they called it the "mess hall". Have we seen a similar room on the Enterprise in the Abramsverse movies?
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Is there any info on the plot for the upcoming 2016 film “Star Trek Beyond” besides what's in the wikia article? [closed]

There is info on the new Star Trek Film, "Star Trek Beyond" at the following Wikia link: http://en.memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Trek_Beyond Is there any info on any plot info other than what is ...
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What technological concepts did Star Trek invent?

There are a lot of technologies which we would consider to be 'iconic' to the Star Trek franchise, such as the Warp Drive and transporters. When I consider these though, they are merely mechanisms ...
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Pon Farr in the new timeline

In the original series episode "Amok Time", Spock describes the 7-year Vulcan mating cycle: We are driven by forces we cannot control to return home and take a wife or die. He cites precedents ...
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Crew quarters on the Enterprise in Star Trek (2009) and Into Darkness

Something that bothers me is that, in the two alternate timeline Star Trek films, we do not see crew quarters — not even once. Were sets for crew quarters built at any point? If not, does ...
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Still confused by the Abramsverse [closed]

Being a lifelong Trek fan, I am still bewildered by the Abramsverse Trek films. The use of the black hole created by the red matter apparently affects space-time much like the quantum rift from the ...
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Why did the Kelvin look like a reboot starship

Watching Star Trek 2009 and I came to the realization that the USS Kelvin (see below) looks very much like a 'reboot' starship (by 'reboot', I refer to the design of starships in the Abrams reboot ...
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Star Trek 2009 - Kirk crashing near Spock's cave - coincidence?

It has been a while since I saw it so please forgive me for asking. In Star Trek 2009 Kirk is thrown off the Enterprise, his escape capsule crashes on a Moon. Is it coincidence that his crash-...
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What prompted such a dramatic change in computing technology in the ST reboot universe?

I know the obvious out of universe reason for the discrepancy in the computing systems in the reboot universe and TOS universe in ST, but is there an in-universe account for the substantial difference ...
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Why was Nimoy in the 2009 Star Trek movie and Shatner not?

The story line of Star Trek (2009) explains that Spock was sent back trying to help Romulus but failed so he was forced to watch Vulcan get destroyed. But, out-of-universe, why was Shatner not asked ...
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Broken bonding in “Star Trek” (2009)

As described in the Star Trek books "Time for Yesterday" and "The Vulcan Academy Murders" (both TOS), when a bonding is broken, it is easy for Vulcans to die from the shock unless they have other ...
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Drilling machine in Star Trek

If the Earth's defenses were broken then why Earthlings cannot attack the drilling machine in Star Trek when Narada starts drilling Earth to use red matter?
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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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Who or what is Scotty's helper?

In the new Star Trek movies (2009, 2013) Scotty is seen with an alien friend/helper. Who and/or what is this creature and does it have a counterpart to any being in the Original Series?
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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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Did Spock warn of disasters in the new Star Trek universe?

Did Spock Classic (in the new timeline universe) warn NuSpock of upcoming natural disasters? i.e. V'ger, the whale probe, Praxis and explosion, the Borg, violent first contacts, the wave from ...
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Why didn't Temporal Agents stop Nero from destroying Vulcan?

Temporal Agents were supposed to keep eyes on timeline. Whenever timeline was altered and Temporal Agents failed to prevent it, it was due to advanced tech of other factions of Temporal Cold War. ...
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Do parallel realities take precedence over time travel in the Star Trek Universe?

The 2009 Star Trek movie and its pending sequels are based on the concept of parallel realities introduced in the season 7 Next Generation episode "Parallels," laying out that anything that could ...
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In Star Trek (2009), Did the Original Timeline Survive?

Usually, in Star Trek, when there's a timeline change, the indication is that the original timeline is gone and replaced with the new one. In City on the Edge of Forever, Kirk makes a comment that if ...
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Why was the new timeline in Star Trek considered acceptable?

In the 2009 Star Trek movie, why was the new timeline considered acceptable? In episodes of TOS and the movies, the crew would always go to great lengths not to alter the timeline and to restore any ...
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What is Red Matter and what is its origin?

In Star Trek (2009) there is a mysterious substance called Red Matter that is able to create spontaneous singularities. These singularities are able to contain supernovae that threaten the galaxy, ...
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In “Star Trek” (2009), how did the Enterprise collide with debris while the shields were on?

Re-watching the 2009 movie for the first time after answering this question about shield collisions, I noticed the following: Enterprise is about to drop out of warp in Vulcan space. Captain ...
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Does the new Star Trek timeline have a new mirror universe as well?

In the Star Trek universe, there's a Mirror Universe where the Federation and our familiar Trek characters are basically the opposite of what it is in the main universe. Instead of a force for good, ...