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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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Why did the Ferengi DaiMon distort his image on the view screen?

In the episode "The Last Outpost", Data remarks that the Ferengi distorted his image. Was it ever revealed the reason why he did so?
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Which species is proud of being conquered many times?

I remember that in Star Trek (maybe Voyager?) a species was proud of having been conquered many times in their history. What is the name of the species?
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What is latinum and where does it occur?

We're first introduced to latinum by the Ferengi in DS9. Latinum is now considered the go-to currency in the Star Trek universe because it's so rare and can't be replicated. Gold (Au) and diamonds (a ...
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What species in the Star Trek universe actually independently developed their own warp (FTL) drives? [closed]

There are a few Q&As here that lightly touch on aspects of this subject but are woefully incomplete. Some answers and comments mention the timing (in relation to some other species) of the ...
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Who was the leak in Starfleet?

In the TNG episode, Preemptive Strike, we learn that a someone in Starfleet has been leaking information to the Maquis. From the script: SANTOS: Macias. I've checked with my sources at Starfleet. ...
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Who is the tallest member species in the United Federation of Planets?

I've been looking for the tallest average height but so far the search is proving difficult. It appears that most every member species seem to be roughly the same height. From Human to Vulcan to ...
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Is there any canon information about what happened to K'mtar?

In "Firstborn", the 21st episode of the 7th season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, we learn that K'mtar is actually someone else. The ending of the episode leaves it ambiguous as to what happens ...
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What is Miles O'Brien's rank in the pilot episode?

In "All Good Things" O'Brien's rank (past) is ensign. O'Brien is in a red uniform and wearing a single pip on his collar. Picard refers to him as Chief, but O'Brien doesn't correct him or seems ...
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How can Data wish to be human if he is emotionless? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: TNG, how can Data wish to be human if he is emotionless? How could he wish for something (anything) since that would involve desire, which is an emotion?
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Does the holodeck have to work extra hard for Geordi Laforge? [duplicate]

Geordi's visor is capable of seeing spectra outside of the normal human visual range. The holodeck creates its environment at least partly by creating actual holographic images. Such images would be ...
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What happened to the Borg ship that attacked the outposts in the neutral zone?

We know that the Borg were already right by the Federation and Romulan space in the episode called “The Neutral Zone” in season 1. I know changes were made to the Borg later due to the writers' strike,...
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How does the Intrepid class purge baryon particles?

In the 6th season of The Next Generation, we learn that starships that undergo extended periods at warp will accumulate baryon particles, and need to be purged. The baryon sweep is lethal to organic ...
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Why couldn't the Romulans simply circumvent Starfleet's blockade?

The Federation implemented a blockade of the Klingon-Romulan border to prevent Romulan supplies getting to the Duras-led faction. In reality space is a void, would a blockade work? Couldn't the ...
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Cleaning staff aboard star ships [duplicate]

Did the Enterprise, Voyager or DS9 have a cleaning crew and janitorial staff? Or is it like the Japanese where everyone would devote time to clean? Or do you think they use the transporters to beam ...
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Can the transporter reposition you?

In Tomorrow is Yesterday USAF Captain John Christopher was sitting in his pilot seat when he dematerialized, but materialized standing with his back to Captain Kirk. This happened when the Enterprise ...
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What did Captain Picard mean when he said, “But that's not the issue at all” in the 'Measure of a Man'?

When challenging the ruling that Data was the property of the Federation, Captain Picard had a conversation with Guinan where she talked about 'disposable generations of people' and in response ...
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Where did they get the name for Star Trek’s Q?

What inspired the god-like being Q introduced in Star Trek:The Next Generation Encounter at Farpoint? Where did the show's creators get the name and inspiration for Q's character?
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Who or what inspired the character Geordi La Forge?

Fictional characters often are named and inspired by real people, for example Sonequa Martin-Green's character Michael Burnham is named after her character's biological father "Mike" Burnham. Where ...
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How does Data know about his off switch?

In ST:TNG season 1 episode 12 "Datalore," Data reveals to Beverly Crusher the location & operation of his "off switch" (which is on his back). How did he come to know about its function? Although ...
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Is cloning illegal in the Star Trek: TNG continuity?

The few instances of clones being used in the Star Trek series have been seen to have usually negative implications. And the artificial heart used to replace Picard's original organ (which was ...
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Are the Dolphins used to navigate Enterprise D sentient beings or Starfleet property?

Starfleet employs dolphins in their starship navigation systems, which sounds very much like property. This seems contradictory if they are considered sentient ContradictionIn The Perfect Mate Geordi ...
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How can holograms be transported?

Star Trek: The Next Generation, S6E12, "Ship in a Bottle", makes it quite clear that holograms cannot be beamed with available Federation tech at the moment. In Star Trek: Voyager, S5E13, the EMH is ...
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Did Guinan accidentally give Q the idea to send the Enterprise to meet the Borg?

In the episode “Q who?” Picard, Riker, Guinan and Q are in 10-forward having the discussion about Starfleet pushing out into space too fast and not being prepared for what awaits them. Q says the ...
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Why were only Jean Luc and Guinan so outright hateful to the Borg (“I Borg”)?

I notice that the others were either against the plan to destroy the Borg (Beverly Crusher), or, even if for the plan, at the very least middle of the road and somewhat neutral in their feelings and ...
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Does Q ever actually lie?

In the episode Deja-Q, Picard openly accuses Q of being dishonest: Q: I have no powers. Q the ordinary. PICARD: Q the liar. Q the misanthrope. And in the DS9 episode Q-Less, Vash claims ...
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Is Borg adaptation only temporary?

It seems like Borg adaptation, at least in terms of battle, is temporary. In every episode and movie I can think of, the initial attack against the Borg is effective. Unless the countless species ...
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Was “Tapestry” meant as somewhat of a comedy?

I ask because a lot of people laughed at Lt Picard.
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Was Riker, whenever he led the ship, more of a military leader or was he diplomatic like Picard? [closed]

Watching "Chain of Command" made me think - Riker and Jellico have a lot in common. Riker, when he led the ship to fight the Borg, was definitely a military leader. He may not have been extreme like ...
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How much does Commander Data weigh?

I'm referring to his "typical" weight, as in how much he weighs during his day-to-day activities aboard the Enterprise (minus the pipe).
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Did anyone try to find the little box that held Professor Moriarty and his wife after the crash?

It was bad enough that Captain Picard tricked and trapped two sapient beings in a little cube, rather than in any way acknowledge their rights under Federation law, but whatever happened to that cube? ...
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What did Geordi mean when he said “And then some” (“Sins of the Father”)?

In the episode "Sins of the Father", Riker says that Kurn has the crew on his toes. I get that. But then Geordi says "And then some" which is obviously a response, but is that supposed to be an insult ...
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What exactly caused Data to get angry in “Descent” before the emotion chip?

Talking the opening scene where they fight the renegade Borg on the outpost. Something all of a sudden causes Data to be angry. I take the hint to be the guy who says every biological organism. As ...
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Were the Romulans intended as comic relief on “TNG”?

I always felt given the incompetance of the Romulans that they were more a comical disturbance rather than a genuine threat that they were often trying to portray themselves as. This was rather ...
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What exactly was the Borg's intention when finally capturing the ship at the end of “Q Who”?

If it had not been for Q saving them at the last minute, what would the Borg have done?
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What exactly happened to the 18 crew members who were reported as “missing” in “Q Who”?

I always thought they were dead in battle. The Borg didn't believe in assimilating lifeforms until "Best of Both Worlds." Yet others argue they were assimilated, and hence they were into assimilation ...
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Who created the Borg concept? [duplicate]

Who created the Borg concept? Looking at Wikipedia it is clear TNG had already started without the Borg as such, but with the idea that a new powerful adversary was needed. This article suggests a ...
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Why does Picard say that Shinzon's heart is the same as his?

Trying to encourage a holographic Shinzon to be a bit less attack-ey: Look at me, Shinzon. ...Your heart, your hands, your eyes are the same as mine. The blood pumping within you, the raw material ...
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Who signed the Captain Picard Day sign?

With the release of the trailers for Star Trek: Picard we have observed what either a flashback, or an in-universe reproduction or preserved artifact of the Captain Picard Day sign. This also affords ...
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How is this ageless Data realized?

Bent Spiner is known to have commented that he couldn't play Data anymore due to his age. Yet in the recently released trailer for Star Trek: Picard, there he is! ...
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Did Picard violate the Temporal Prime Directive in “All Good Things…” [closed]

In "All Good Things…", the series finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Picard time travels to a number of eras, including his relative future. When the crisis is resolved, he chooses to share ...
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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: ...