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For how many years has Picard been the commanding officer of a spaceship?

Picard has been in the captain's chair of at least 3 Federation starships, and serving as such for multiple years. He was the commanding officer of the USS Stargazer, the USS Enterprise D, and the USS ...
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Is Dash Rendar at all based on the outrageous Okona?

In 1988, Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered the episode "The Outrageous Okona" in its second season. The titular Thadiun Okona is a roguish cargo freighter captain. He wears brown ...
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Did the Q React to V'ger's Evolution?

In Star Trek: The Motion Picture, we see that: Do we know if/how the Q Continuum reacted to this? Is there any record as to how they reacted? As Picard once theorizes (in TNG) to Q, he believes they ...
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Why is a baryon sweep necessary?

Memory Alpha defines baryons as subatomic particles that "accumulated aboard starships as a result of warp travel", and had to be removed by baryon sweeps- "a procedure lethal to ...
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Inconsistency in Star Trek tng holodeck [duplicate]

I’m rewatching tng, and twice have noticed that objects from the holodeck are able to exit the holodeck. Wesley gets wet and stays wet went leaving, and also has a snowball fight, and throws a ...
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How does Starfleet's recording or measuring of time vary throughout the galaxy?

It seems that Starfleet ships have a need to align their onboard clocks with some broader sense of official Starfleet time. I'm interested in why this is needed & how it works. As an example, in &...
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Why was conn held by low-ranking officers?

PREFACE: As there appears to be some confusion about this, note that "conn" in Star Trek is not necessarily defined the same way as in present-day nautical terms. In particular, Memory Alpha ...
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In Star Trek TNG's episode, “The Neutral Zone,” how were the frozen dead people revived if they died BEFORE they were frozen?

Surely doctors in the Star Trek universe don't have the power to bring the dead back to life? If so, why wasn't this power used on other dead characters? Why wasn't this incredible power explored in ...
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Why do medical emergency teams not beam?

When there's a medical emergency on the Enterprise, is there a reason that the response teams don't beam directly to the injured? Would transporters not allow for quicker response and give patients a ...
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How could the crew abandon the Enterprise-D?

In the Star Trek: TNG episode, "Cause and Effect", Picard gives the order for all hands to abandon ship. It's the only instance I can remember but there may have been others. Now if we ...
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How did Picard break free from the Collective exactly?

When Locutus is detained in the science room, and Data hooks himself up to him, and Locutus tries to fight Data and everyone in that room as a result (he fights because Data managed to hack himself ...
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How did the Zalkonians suffocate the entire Enterprise crew?

In Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Transfigurations," the Enterprise was intercepted by "Sudan," a Zalkonian tracking down "John Doe," the mutating Zalkonian. When ...
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Picard/Crusher Love Scene

I saw a preview where Picard & Crusher were lying on the ground, Picard saying, "I love you, Beverly. I've always loved you." What episode/film is this from?
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How tall is Picard?

Referring to Star Trek: The Next Generation S7 E4 at the very beginning, while Troi's investigating Picard's disappearance, the alien responds, human, about two metres tall, smooth-headed. Is Picard ...
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If the Phoenix had been destroyed, would the Enterprise have immediately disappeared? [closed]

In the movie Star Trek: First Contact, the Borg Queen orders Data to destroy Zefram Cochrane's ship The Phoenix and Data then fires three photon torpedoes at it which end up missing it. If Data would ...
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In-universe explanation for inconsistencies in Borg designations

In ST:TNG 523 "I, Borg" Picard meets Hugh. When Picard asks his Borg designation, Hugh responds that he is "Third of Five," using an ordinal number. On the other hand, in ST:VGR, ...
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Why didn't Troi feel the mind of the Borg Queen?

In ST:TNG 2:16, in the Federation's first encounter with the Borg, Deanna Troi states: We're not dealing with an individual mind. They don't have a single leader. It's the collective minds of all of ...
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Why did Locutus not lose his hair?

Borg drones lose hair soon after assimilation, and the Borg Queen told Seven of Nine after Seven's implants were removed that the humans made her in their image and gave her things like hair, and I ...
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Star Trek TNG discrepancies with things leaving the holodeck [duplicate]

I was rewatching the first season when I realized that they weren’t following the “nothing created in the holodeck can leave the holodeck” rule consistently. In the pilot episode, Wesley falls in the ...
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Are we ever told what duranium and tritanium are?

Star Trek has been making up fictitious materials since season 1 -- dilithium, for instance, which (in an Animated Series episode, was said to have a helical structure similar to DNA). Some of these, ...
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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, probably ...
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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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