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Yesterday's Enterprise: What if Federation was winning? [closed]

Do you think Picard would make the same decision if Federation was close to win the war?
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How old is Guinan in Star Trek: TNG?

How old is Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation? This post gives an age for her father, but not for her. She shows up on Earth back in 1893 in San Francisco in the two-part episode, Time's Arrow....
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How were the security sensors modified without the accessing codes?

In the episode “The Game” Wesley comes in the Engineering, and asks Robin if she got the security tracking codes. Soon after, on the Bridge, LaForge says, 'He's done something to the internal ...
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Did Picard violate Article 14, Section 31 of the Starfleet Charter?

Article 14, Section 31 of the Starfleet Charter allowed for extraordinary measures to be taken in times of extreme threat. In TNG episode I, Borg, by not infecting Hugh with the virus before returning ...
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Which Star Trek: TNG episodes show the Transporter controls in use?

I have an image in my head of O'Brien operating the transporter, sliding a finger or two up a marked panel towards a round area while saying "Energize". Which TNG Episode is this from? I know there ...
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Why was the Klingon Chancellor not constantly challenged to duels?

In the Deep Space Nine episode "Tacking Into the Wind", Worf challenges Gowron, the Klingon leader to a duel, defeats him, and becomes the "leader of the Empire" (which he later passes on Martok). If ...
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What is the Ferengi Alliance?

According to Memory Alpha the Ferengi Alliance is the government of the Ferengi but it seems as if it is only a company run by the Grand Nagus making deals because: Every Ferengi seems to operate on ...
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Was Geordi La Forge originally intended to be gay?

I've seen persistent Internet rumours that the character of Geordi La Forge was originally intended to be played as a gay man. Most of these seem to stem from a note on IMDB that states that; In ...
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How did Duras find out Kurn was Worf's brother?

I've always wondered how he managed to find that out. As I just saw the scene where he fights Kurn in "Sins of the Father."
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Why didn't Starfleet know about the Borg prior to the events of “Q-Who”? [duplicate]

I have finally binged Star Trek: TNG and the movie series together so something stuck out for me so I apologize if this had been answered in a novelization or somewhere outside the TV series. In TNG ...
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Who killed K'mpec?

K'Mpec was poisoned. I'm pretty sure it was Duras who did it because Duras was a backstabber and capable of anything. Gowron, as hostile as he was to the High Council, doesn't seem like the type to ...
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Why is it that despite Worf being a traitor to Klingons, Gowron was cooperative with Worf more than Duras

Throughout the episode "Reunion", Gowron at least makes an effort to cooperate with Worf, and even shows him courtesy, despite the fact that Worf is seen officially as a traitor to the Klingon Empire. ...
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Where is Captain Picard's window located on the NCC-1701-D exterior?

I've been watching Star Trek TNG episodes and I noticed that several episodes end with Jean-Luc Picard standing at his ready room window, gazing out into space. However, the stars being reflected in ...
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Why is Worf uneasy about meeting the peacemaker Riva in the Star Trek TNG episode “Loud as a Whisper”?

In the episode "Loud as a Whisper" (season 2, episode 5) Worf was uneasy about meeting Riva because he negotiated several treaties between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, and Worf said that ...
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Is Picard's note about speed in Borg transwarp conduits correct?

In Star Trek Picard Season 1, Episode 9, Picard says: Is that figure right? In Star Trek: TNG, at warp speed 9.6, the Enterprise-D can travel 25 LY in about 3 days. 3 days / 15 minutes = 288. Is ...
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Do we know from TNG canon that Geordi La Forge wore no underwear?

In the recent comedic skit Star Trek Trivia – Sir Patrick Stewart vs Mayor Pete Buttigieg actor LeVar Burton quizzed Sir Pat and Mayor Pete on Star Trek TNG trivia. Burton: For our final question, ...
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Do Borg have different collectives depending on which reality they exist in, or are all Borg across all realities part of the same collective?

Similar, but not what I'm after. In TNG Parallels, one of the alternate Enterprises consists of a Riker who claims that: The Borg are everywhere! So there's Borg in at least two universes, ...
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How do the Xindi fit in with the humanoid origin theory presented in “The Chase”?

In The Next Generation episode “The Chase” it states that all humanoids come from the same ancestral species however the Xindi (which have six species) only some of them are humanoid. How does this ...
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Is Picard's disease the cause of the time jumping in “All Good Things…”?

In the episode "All Good Things..." of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Picard is seen jumping through time, but being himself at different ages, so it is not a normal time jump where his body moves ...
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How is this mild Picard spoiler possible?

In Picard a familiar character asserts to Soji that How is that possible? In TNG, Data says I'd buy the idea that this is a well-kept Tal-Shiar secret, except
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Was the play in the Star Trek TNG episode “Frame of Mind” a real play?

I just rewatched the TNG episode "Frame of Mind" and I was wondering if the play that Crusher was directing (and Riker and Data were starring in) was a real play or maybe based on a real play?
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What do the Borg do when they aren't assimilating?

When we were first introduced to the Borg in Q-Who, the cube was travelling somewhere when it notices Enterprise and decides to poke it. Worf: Captain. The cube has already changed course to ...
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What did the Borg make of the Enterprise D just vanishing during the events of Q-Who?

I remember reading an article (which I can't find anymore) which states the following (much non-canon incoming). The Borg wondered how the heck the Enterprise D made it to system J-25. (After ...
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Are there examples of “liberated” Borg who, even after a long time away from the collective, wished to return?

There are several instances that I know of Borg who ended up free from the collective. Picard. Did not wish to return, which is understandable considering the brief time he was Borg. Seven. She did ...
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Do they still use days of the week or months in the era of Stardates?

I understand how the stardate system works in Star Trek and it doesn't really lend itself to casual conversation ("see you on star date 41645", as opposed to "see you on Monday") or recurring events ...
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Star Trek interiors, what are they supposed to be made from?

As far as I know the sets from the interiors in Star Trek TNG are made of wood, and it gives them this very soft look. I am wondering what they are supposed to be made of though? In this shot for ...
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How did the non-French pronunciation of Captain Picard's name come about?

Star Trek: The Next Generation introduced among its main cast Captain Jean-Luc Picard, explicitly defined as a Frenchman, who was given an accordingly French name. I grew up watching TNG with the ...
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Why haven't the Borg tried to assimilate the Talosians from Talos IV?

As this answer eloquently states, the Talosians have a lot to offer, both in terms of their leftover tech from before they were driven underground and in terms of their ability to project illusions ...
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Crew rank distribution of the Enterprise D (or Galaxy-class)?

We know that a Galaxy-class starship has a crew complement of about 1,000 members, (see What is the crew complement and capacity of the Galaxy class?), but what about the distribution of these 1,000 ...
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Was Nagilum in TNG S02E02 actually Q?

In Star Trek TNG S02E02 the Enterprise and its crew are trapped in a void by a mysterious and extremely powerful entity known as Nagilum, who wants to learn about them. At the end Nagilum tells ...
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How different biologically are Remans, Romulans, and Vulcans?

How different biologically are Remans, Romulans, and Vulcans? According to the question How are Vulcans and Romulans different from each other?, when Beverly Crusher tried to heal a Romulan with a ...
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Why are Remans telepathic when Romulans are not?

Are Romulans, Vulcans and Remans the same race? I know that around the 4th century Vulcans who rejected the teachings of Surak (whom they call The Dissembler) left Vulcan to go to Romulus, but who are ...
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TNG “The neutral zone”, what happened to the rescued humans?

I was wondering if there were any canon stories about how the humans that Data rescued from their cryogenic sleep in the TNG episode “The Neutral Zone” fared after they were dropped off at the space ...
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Did Picard violate the Prime Directive by visiting Rubicun III? [duplicate]

The Edo were described as a pre-warp civilization. So, wasn't this a violation of First Contact regulations? Rimmick brings up the Edo incident in the episode Coming of Age. But his charges were ...
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How to take off a one piece uniform?

How do the people on the Enterprise (in Star Trek the Next Generation) take off the uniform in order to use the toilet? The uniform is a one-piece!
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Why didn't the Federation try to replicate the experiment that sent them to another galaxy?

In the TNG episode "Where no one has gone before", the Enterprise-D went to the Triangulum galaxy. Do you think the Federation just forgot about that? Or would they try to figure out how to ...
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In what years has Picard been depicted in-universe?

With the release of Star Trek: Picard, we've now seen Jean-Luc Picard in at least two new periods. In which years has he been depicted so far? Depicted means that action occurs at a particular time ...
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What is the processing power of Lt. Commander Data in Star Trek - The Next Generation? [duplicate]

I overheard some of the kids in one of my programming classes discussing this. I am curious as to what the answer is. What do you guys think?
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How big is Starfleet (at the top)? [duplicate]

During the TNG years (or at any point you like until the end of DS9), how many active Starfleet officers were there overall, at a given time, of the ranks: Fleet Admiral Admiral Vice-Admiral ? ...
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What did Picard not regret saying to Worf in Star Trek: First Contact?

In Star Trek: First Contact, Picard and Worf have an argument leading to Picard calling Worf a coward. After he comes to his senses, he says: Picard: Mr Worf, I regret some of the things I said... ...
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Were the TNG-era uniforms re-created or reused? [duplicate]

In the first episode of Star Trek: Picard, "Redemption" we observe with uniforms from the TNG and Nemesis era. Were these uniforms re-created or reused? Related: Which props in Star Trek: Picard ...
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Which props in Star Trek: Picard are reused from the original TNG show and films (if any)?

We established here: Who signed the Captain Picard Day sign? That the Picard Day sign from Star Trek: Picard is not the same as in TNG. However we've also seen Which props in Star Trek: Picard ...
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Why did Worf’s backstory change after season one?

Why did the writers change Worf’s backstory after season one? In the episode “Heart of Glory”, Worf tells the other two Klingons that after he was rescued from Khitomer, he was adopted by a human ...
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Starship areas described but never shown

I was thinking about something slightly related to this (possible another question later but it might be regarded as a duplicate) I do not have any specifics tech-wise in this but the question is ...
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Why does the shuttlecraft have what appears to be soundproofing on its walls?

In Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 2 episode 17 there are some extended scenes set inside one of the Enterprise's shuttlecraft. In a few shots you can see what appears to be acoustic ...
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References to holographic medics in Star Trek TNG

I seem to recall one episode of TNG where a hologram was summoned to sickbay to "distract" the Borg while the personnel escaped via a hatch or similar. I cannot recall that specific episode in more ...
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What bodily function would be an appropriate analogy to the “Manheim Effect” according to Data?

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “We’ll Always Have Paris,” what bodily function was Data about to say as an analogy to the Manheim Effect?
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Are Betazoid cats empaths?

In Star Trek: The Next Generation season 2 episode 15, Deanna Troi mentioned that when she was a girl she had a Betazoid kitten, and that her mother and this cat did not get along well. This led me ...
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What US states were added by year 2037? [duplicate]

In ST:TNG season 2 episode 12, "The Royale", the Enterprise crew discovers a lost US space mission apparently launched in the 2030's. They initially determine that time period based on finding several ...
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Doesn't Data know the Kobayashi Maru?

In ST:TNG 2:21 "Peak Performance," Data declares himself unfit for duty after losing a game of Strategema. He tells Dr. Pulaski regarding his loss: This has indicated that I am--damaged, in some ...

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