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Which individual has the highest kill count of any Star Trek crew?

Re-watching Worf shoot another Klingon at point blank range (season 1 episode 20), I wondered if, despite his being Klingon and therefore the token warrior on the series, he actually had the most ...
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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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What is the lifespan of Betazoids?

What is the lifespan of Betazoids? Is it the same as humans or longer? I remember Lwaxana Troi always being intentionally vague about her age, supposedly out of vanity. I don’t remember any of the few ...
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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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Was Lt. Cmdr. Nella Daren intentionally Crusher-like?

In "Lessons", Picard falls in love with a new head of Stellar Sciences, Lt. Cmdr. Nella Daren. I'm going to suggest that she really looks a lot like Dr. Crusher (long red hair, similar age, ...
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Why wasn't Gates McFadden removed from the opening credits of season 2 of TNG?

This is not a question about why Gates McFadden left TNG; that's been discussed elsewhere. My question is, why didn't they remove her name from the opening credits? Did they not have the budget to ...
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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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Why didn't the Borg send a tactical cube the 2nd time?

For reference, I am talking about the Battle of Sector 001 in the movie "First Contact." I can understand that the Borg were busy dealing with species 8472, and that's a reasonable explanation for ...
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Can the navigation shields resist lasers of any strength?

In The Outrageous Okana, it is described that lasers are ineffective against the Enterprise: WORF: Still no response. Captain, they are now locking lasers on us. RIKER: Lasers? WORF: Yes, sir. PICARD:...
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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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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 answering a call from the bridge in Star Trek work?

When an officer is summoned to the bridge, or the captain is called to the bridge, is the communication through the Console? Or is it through the ship's computer? How does the person receive the ...
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Did the Romulans make any major concessions in the Treaty of Algeron?

In TNG's the Pegasus, it was revealed the Federation agreed not to equip spacecraft with cloaking devices in the Treaty of Algeron, an in-universe reason the writers came up with to explain why ...
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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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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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Was "A Town Called Mercy" based on "The Hunted"?

Yesterday, I watched the Star Trek: TNG episode "The Hunted", which revolves around a man, Danar, who at first seems to be merely a particularly skilled and violent criminal, but who is later revealed ...
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How much energy can an adapted Borg shield absorb?

We see in several episodes of several series that the Borg can adapt their shield frequencies and apparently become completely impervious to attack. However, I'm wondering if there is a limit to this ...
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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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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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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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Is there any acknowledged connection between the departure of security officers in The Orville and ST:TNG?

The Orville is quite obviously a take off/spoof of Star Trek (As I described it to my son "as M•A•S•H is to war, The Orville is to Star Trek" - got him interested for about half an episode). ...
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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 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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Were the writers of Voyager: Cathexis influenced by the TNG: Lonely Among Us episode?

Does anyone else see the parallels and similar aspects between the following two episodes: Star trek Voyager: Cathexis (1X13) Star Trek TNG: Lonely Among Us (1X07) Have any of the writers or ...
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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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