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Is Koval the operative mentioned in TNG: The Pegasus?

From TNG The Pegasus: PRESSMAN: However, all that changed three days ago. Starfleet Intelligence has an operative in Romulan High Command. He sent us a message that a Romulan warbird had located a ...
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Where in Ireland is Miles O'Brien from?

Obviously O'Brien is Irish, but is it ever clear which city/county/region in Ireland he comes from?
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Transporter inconsistency in the episode Justice

In the TNG episode Justice, there seems to be a problem with the way the transporter is being used, and I was wondering if it's an error in the episode or my misunderstanding. Picard, one of the Edo ...
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​Do the Borg have the ability to sense changes/alterations in time?

​Do the Borg have the ability to sense changes/alterations in time? With the new Season of Picard coming, it begs the question of will the Borg Queen also be aware of the changes.
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Why didn't Picard exit the nexus and prevent the entire movie from taking place?

In Star Trek: Generations, Picard Why doesn't he exit the Nexus further back and prevent the events from ever taking place at all?
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Did the ruling in "Measure of a Man" have any effect beyond Data?

In light of later episodes and Picard, I am confused as to whether the effect of the ruling of the hearing in the TNG episode "Measure of a Man" was strictly confined inter partes or if it ...
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Do we know how often children were killed aboard the Enterprise-D?

The Enterprise-D is very often to be found in dangerous situations, with casualties reported on, say, Deck 10 and fatalities resulting from attacks by enemy ships. Is there any reference, in any ...
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Did Spock allow Major Rakal's death to happen?

In the TNG episode "Face of the Enemy", Deanna Troi is speaking with N'VEK, a Romulan, and they have the following conversation: N'VEK: M'ret had questioned the repressive activities of the ...
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Why are there no lawyers on the Enterprise-D?

Throughout Star Trek, legal and quasi-legal proceedings from court martials to arbitration (see the TNG episode "Devil's Due") use members of the crew as lawyers. Obviously, in real life, ...
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Where/how did Data get Spot the cat? [duplicate]

Cmdr. Data had a pet cat named Spot. Where/how did he get it? Memory Alpha's Spot explains that there were many cats on the Enterprise-D, so it probably wasn't produced in a replicator. Did Data adopt ...
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In "Pen Pals", how did Data understand Sarjenka's transmission?

In the Star Trek: TNG episode "Pen Pals", Data receives a short transmission from a single individual in an unknown civilization asking, "Is anybody out there?" Data is able to ...
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What are the benefits and obligations of a world that joins the Federation?

I've seen numerous questions about the requisites for a given civilization to join the United Federation of Planets, and this is mentioned in some episodes of The Next Generation. However, in the end, ...
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What "Space Rangers" does the TNG writers/directors guide refer to?

The Star Trek: The Next Generation Writers/Directors Guide from 1987 mentions in its "What doesn't work" section (emphasis by myself): Treating deep space as a local neighborhood. Too often,...
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Why did Starfleet abandon Turkana IV?

In the Next Generation episode Legacy, we learn that the Federation colony on the planet Turkana IV descended into civil war and anarchy, something Starfleet and the Federation seemingly just allowed ...
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Why is the EMH in Voyager so much more human-like than Data?

In Star Trek: Voyager, the EMH is clearly more human-like than Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation: When a hologram died in Heroes and Demons, the EMH Thus he has emotions as there is no logical ...
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What role do Targs serve in Klingon society?

In the TNG episode Where No One has Gone Before and DS9's Apocalypse Rising, the animals called targs are said to be kept as pets but in the Enterprise episode Sleeping Dogs it is implied they were ...
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What is Picard’s standing in the Federation during The Next Generation TV series?

There are instances throughout the TV series of The Next Generation of Jean Luc Picard having influence amongst the upper echelons of the Federation command structure, able to get classified reports, ...
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Why did Star Trek: The Next Generation season 2 only have 22 episodes?

In the Star Trek franchise shows Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, each show almost always had 26 episodes per season. Besides Voyager's first season, ...
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What does the Klingon phrase in this ritual mean?

In the Next Generation episode Reunion, prior to a new chancellor of the Klingon Empire being chosen, a ritual is performed to confirm the previous chancellor is dead. First the arbiter of succession ...
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Tactical systems in Akira vs. Galaxy

In terms of the total power outputs of the Akira and Galaxy classes' tactical systems, which is more powerful? In terms of the total potential energy output of each class's phaser arrays, which ship ...
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What was the minimum power setting of the Enterprise-D's phasers?

As far as I'm aware, hand phasers and the ship's phasers work on the same principle. Hand phasers (and presumably phaser rifles) could be set as low as stun. What was the minimum power that the ship's ...
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Starship Enterprise: Always flying left-to-right?

I am watching Star Trek together with my wife. We just finished the three seasons of The Original Series1, and are now mid-way into Star Trek Next Generation. I don't think I have seen the Enterprise ...
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Which Klingon ship is most representative during the TNG era?

I want to buy a few Eaglemoss starships fitting the TNG era, such as Enterpise D, Romulan Warbird (the kind that is like a biplane with scoops), Ferengi Marauder, and a Cardassian Galos class ship. ...
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Did we ever see the deck 9 windows of the Enterprise-D from the inside?

One of the most recognizable locations on the Enterprise-D is Ten Forward, whose windows are visibly curved, which is easily noticeable from both inside and out. But what about the windows on deck 9, ...
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Where are the outside cameras located on the USS Enterprise-D?

In Star Trek: The Next Generation, when Picard (or the acting captain at that moment) orders "On screen!" when he or she sees a ship or object of interest, they can zoom in with great ...
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Has Data's cat Spot always been played by the same cat? [duplicate]

In Star Trek : TNG, the android Data has a cat named Spot. Spot appears in several episodes in multiple seasons. Has this role always been played by the same cat? Or have there been other 'Spots'?
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Do we ever see what Geordi La Forge sees?

In Terminator 2, we get few shots from the Terminator's perspective, mostly technical read-outs and a red filter. Do we get anything similar for Geordi La Forge's VISOR? I don't know much about Star ...
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Why were there two versions of the collared uniforms in Star Trek: TNG Season 3?

Star Trek: The Next Generation season three introduced the collared uniforms. But while re-watching the series, it looks to me like there were two versions of the collared uniforms. When season 3 ...
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How did they film the changing decks in the turbolift scenes in Star Trek: TNG?

I noticed in S04E01 "The Best Of Both Worlds: Part 2" (at 08:20 when Riker and Worf enter the turbolift), there is a black opening at the end of the hallway, however when they reach ...
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Can the replicator from Star Trek TNG make illicit substances (drugs)?

Can the Replicator from Star Trek: TNG create illicit substances? Say there was a life form that lived on cocaine or THC or required them for recreational purposes, could the Replicator make these? Or ...
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Is There Any Further Content on the Starship Enterprise C? [closed]

The Enterprise C gets a brief glimpse to viewers in TNG episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise”, but that’s it. Is there any additional content out of universe that delves deeper into the history of the ship?...
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Why did Data say Picard would be "an excellent drone" in Star Trek: First Contact?

I don't understand why Data said Picard will be "an excellent drone" in Star Trek: First Contact. Picard has already been assimilated, all his knowledge already absorbed by the collective, ...
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How to get Flight Training outside Starfleet in the TNG era?

How to get Flight Training (and an according rating) during the TNG era for persons who did not want to join Starfleet but were inhabitant of a planet within the Federation? We have, as an example, ...
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Can Borg drones control their ships with their minds?

I've seen some people get upset at seeing Borg drones press buttons on computer consoles, arguing that they should be able to simply control the ship via their hive mind connection. I'm pretty sure we'...
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In what episode of TNG is it established that Vulcan ships have no weapons?

In what episode of TNG is it established that Vulcan ships have no weapons? Any other information on the Vulcan commitment to peacefulness and pacifism are welcome.
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In Star Trek TNG Episode 11 "The Big Goodbye", why would the people inside of the holodeck "vanish" if the program aborts?

Is the Holodeck actually so far advanced that it transforms actual matter? I always assumed that the holodeck was basically an advanced projector with a few other matterializations, but not going so ...
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Have Q(s) ever contacted humanity outside of linear time?

Q always seems to appear in chronological order. His first encounter with Picard is Picard's first encounter with Q... and so on. Captains that come later know about Q from Picard's briefings. ...
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How did Admiral Dougherty obtain a cloaking device?

In Star Trek: Insurrection, the crew of the Enterprise discover a cloaked Federation transport or dropship that had been hidden on a planet. From a story perspective, of course, this hints that there ...
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Did the Preservers/Progenitors spread to the whole galaxy or just parts of the Alpha and Beta quadrants?

In the episode The Chase, Picard and his crew investigate an archaeological track on the origin of life. Both Klingons and Romulans are involved, believing it can lead to phenomenal weapon technology ...
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Is this image of Jean-Luc Picard sourced from a TNG episode?

I recently played Star Trek: The Next Generation: Echoes from the Past, and was greeted by the following image of a front-facing Picard on several screens: I at first assumed that the image was hand-...
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Enterprise D's Deck 1-Lower - what's it like?

In ST:TNG, we actually don't get to see most of the Enterprise-D. Specifically a lot of Deck 1 is unexplored, and more specifically, Deck 1-Lower. Here are some blueprints of it. I was wondering if ...
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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 when leaving; and also has a snowball fight, throwing a snowball ...
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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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