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Which real historical figures have been recreated on the Holodeck?

I was watching VOY: Scorpion last night. At the beginning of Part I, Captain Janeway spends some time on the Holodeck conversing with Leonardo da Vinci about his inventions and suggesting refinements. ...
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Why are the Borg unable to remember their own history?

Some dialogue in VOY: Dragon's Teeth suggests that as of the 15th Century AD, the Borg had only assimilated a few dozen systems. Seven mentions that the Borg's memories of this period are extremely ...
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What are the known Borg failed assimilations?

Outside of Species 8472 are there any other aliens that proved to be immune to Borg assimilation and/or successfully drove them off, never to return?
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Why are physical interfaces needed in Borg ships? [duplicate]

Why do Borg starships like their Cubes and Spheres have physical consoles that require a physical touch to operate the ship's systems or to access data? And what is the need of view screens on Borg ...
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What was Beverly Crusher's exact position at Starfleet Medical? What do we learn regarding this character`s absent year?

During the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, what exactly was Dr. Beverly Crusher's position within Starfleet Medical and what do we know regarding her accomplishments or chosen area of ...
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Does Romulan culture recognize the Katra?

As an off-shoot of the Vulcan race, I'm assuming that they also have a Katra(?). I'm wondering if the Romulans ever try to hold onto a deceased person's Katra. I know life is cheap to them, but I had ...
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How do civilians react to the Federation's wars?

Considering the number of wars the Federation fought in Star Trek, more so in The Next Generation/Deep Space Nine era than in The Original Series era it seems, how does the Federation's civilian ...
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In what episode does Geordi La Forge swear while standing at a computer terminal?

When I was in kindergarten, I got in trouble in class because the Lego airplane I was building fell apart, and I yelled out "Damn!". The thing is, I didn't know what I was saying - my parents hadn't ...
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Why didn't Janeway ever explore the technology behind the Iconian Gateway for instantaneous travel?

In TNG: Contagion Data and Picard find an ancient Iconian gateway. This gateway provides the ability to instantaneously transport oneself around the galaxy. In Voyager, Janeway and her crew explore ...
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What is the forcefield strength of the Enterprise-D brig?

What is the forcefield strength of a holding cell in the Enterprise brig? I prefer an in-universe answer, if possible.
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Why can't Hugh and Crosis escape from the Enterprise brig?

Borg Drones Hugh ("I Borg") and Crosis ("Descent") both find themselves in the Enterprise brig, unable to escape. Crosis even touches the forcefield with his hand. However, in Voyager, Borg Drones ...
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Why does the Nacelle maintenance hatch forcefield allow a person to jump through it?

In the Next Gen episode "Eye of the Beholder" (S07E18), we get to see the inside of one of the warp nacelles. We can see that the nacelle contains a small control room, with an access hatch to the ...
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Are there any Trek books that continue Worf and Troi's relationship?

Towards the end of Star Trek: TNG, a relationship is teased between Worf and Troi, including a moonlight date in the holosuite and interrupted kiss during the finale. I was a little disappointed that ...
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Is Captain Picard smiling at a Ferengi joke out of character?

Early in "The Perfect Mate," a Ferengi, Par Lenor, accosts Captain Picard and Ambassador Briam. One of the quips of Lenor is that Peace is good for trade---unless you happen to be an arms merchant ...
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What TNG episode is this clip of Jean-Luc Picard wearing a suit from?

I've been enjoying the recent Honest Trailer regarding Star Trek: The Next Generation. However, I cannot place what episode this clip below is from - I don't recall Picard ever donning such an outfit, ...
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How old is Kevin Uxbridge?

In "The Survivors," we're introduced to an enigmatic and powerful being known as a Douwd. In human form, he goes by the name Kevin Uxbridge. He states that he's lived in the system for thousands of ...
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What would be the crew complement of an Excelsior Class star-ship closer to the time of the Dominion War?

What would be the crew complement of an Excelsior Class star-ship closer to the time of the Dominion War? I know originally it had like 750, but older space-frames tend to have fewer crew as time goes ...
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In which episodes of Star Trek TNG were 'new life' encountered?

This is not just a new species to the crew, but also new to the viewer. I remember in TNG that there were several new aliens; Q, Nagilum, etc. What other "aliens" did the crew encounter? This would ...
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Is the Traveler the same entity in all timelines?

Is The Traveler Capable of time travel? And if so are they the same entity no matter what timeline you are in? Or are they limited to a specific timeline?
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Has Picard ever said “I have to go, Number One”?

Has Jean Luc Picard ever said, "I have to go, Number One (or two)".?
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What happened to make the residue in Aquiel?

I know that Aquiel is considered one of the weakest TNG episodes. But after looking researching a bit, I'm still confused about what happened. It seems the coalescant life form took over Rocha before ...
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What are the changes of the timeline made by “First Contact”?

When I watched "First Contact" my impression was, that in the end, our heroes repaired the damage the Borg did to the timeline. But there were so many subtle and not so subtle changes, one could ask ...
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Why did Q show the Enterprise-D the Borg when Jonathan Archer's Enterprise had already encountered them? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: The Next Generation, the first Borg were shown to Jean Luc Picard because Q decided to tamper with the fate of Humanity and show them how grosly unprepared they are for what lies in the ...
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What is the typical yield of a Starfleet photon torpedo?

We know that (in the TNG era) Starfleet's photon torpedoes are warp capable warheads, which upon detonation create a very strong matter-antimatter explosion, but what is the strength of this explosion ...
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What language does Worf speak on a daily basis?

Worf obviously knows Klingon as he has been seen translating Klingon phrases for his Federation colleagues. Gowron: We shall see. (in Klingon) CHEGH-chew jaj-VAM jaj-KAK! Worf: He said, "...
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If it's so easy for the Doctor to exist outside the holodeck, why was it impossible for Moriarty?

Spoilers for TNG episodes "Elementary Dear Data" and "Ship in a Bottle". But then if such a technical feat is impossible, why is the Doctor on Voyager able to pull it off so easily? Can't the ...
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Does the Federation have anything resembling intellectual property laws or agreements?

I know Star Trek is set in a post-scarcity economy based partly on replicator technology, which makes the expensive items of today (e.g., fashionable clothes, fast cars, beautiful furniture) ...
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Was Michael Dorn (Worf) not allowed to fly during The Next Generation? If so, why?

On Michael Dorn's Wikipedia page, there's the sentence: A member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association,[9] Dorn enjoys flying. He was not permitted to fly while on The Next Generation, but ...
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What's the junior officers' uniform variant Memory Alpha mentions?

On the Memory Alpha page on Starfleet uniforms from the 2350s to the 2370s, there is a photo of Alyssa Ogawa titled Sciences blue: Ogawa in a junior officers's variant The uniform she is wearing, ...
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In which episode of TNG was the Enterprise in a phaser battle without the saucer section?

In which ST:TNG episode was the Enterprise in some kind of phaser battle without the saucer section? I remember Picard was on the bridge and there was a massive phaser attack.
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Why use the Argus Array for spying?

In episode 11 of season 7 of TNG, the story takes place around the Argus Array, a subspace telescope reprogramed to observe several Federation sites: DS5, Starbase 47, the Iadara Colony, and the ...
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Does the Enterprise-D bridge have a top window?

According to this VR walkthrough of the Enterprise-D — which is amazing by the way — it appears the bridge has a top window. Is that accurate?
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Is Data implying that he will hurt Q?

In "Deja Q," the human Q tries to take charge in Engineering, an attempt which greatly annoys Geordi. After Geordi tells Q to shut up, Q angrily states that he will not be spoken to in that manner. ...
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Why are Data's quarters near Sickbay?

According to this wiki entry on the decks of Galaxy-Class ships, crew / officer quarters are mainly on decks 7-10, with some others on lower decks, namely 17 and 32. However, according to Data's ...
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What deck are Will Riker's living quarters on?

According to this Wiki, Riker has two quarters. To clear up any confusion that may arise in advance, I am talking about his main living quarters - not the ones he takes his concubines to. I can't ...
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Warp speed and collisions [duplicate]

When a star ship is traveling at warp 9.999, how can it quickly maneuver out of the way of planets? Since this is pretty dang fast, how far do sensors have to reach out ahead at that speed to help ...
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What are all the types of colored alerts in Star Trek and what do they do?

What technically happens on a ship when a colored alert is called? For example, I recall hearing/seeing long ago (TNG Tech Manual?) that shields are automatically raised under both red and yellow ...
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Do Hand Phasers And/Or Disruptors Have An Auto-Target Feature?

In Star Trek: The Next Generation, we see type 2 hand phasers used as the primary firearm used by most Starfleet officers, citizens of the federation, and basically anybody who could lay their hands (...
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What radiation is present in Star Trek TNG The Drumhead?

In Star Trek: TNG Episode "The Drumhead" (4x21) there was a breach in the dilithium chamber that caused a radiation leak that caused them to have isolation doors drop and prevent the crew access to ...
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Why don't (didn't?) photon torpedoes affect Borg Cubes?

I can't speak for Voyager, since I don't recall whether Captain Janeway used photons against Borg Cubes, but in TNG, specifically, "Q Who," photon torpedoes are shown to have no effect. The ship ...
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Were the other Alpha-Beta quadrant powers aware of the Q?

We know that the Federation, at least the high ranking officials and Starfleet, were aware of the Q as a species but also "De-Lancie-Q" in particular. The thing is, while Q was quite fascinated with ...
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Why did the Ferengi stay there in “The Price” after Geordi's warning?

In "The Price" (Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode 308), the Ferengi are keen on buying an apparently stable wormhole. When they enter the wormhole with Data and La Forge to test its stability ...
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Who was Star Trek: The Next Generation’s floral designer?

I love a lot of the floral arrangements seen in TNG, and I was wondering if anyone knows who designed these arrangements? There is one in particular, in S3:E18 "Sins of the Father" near the beginning ...
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Did any vulcans ever appear in TNG other than Spock and Sarek? [duplicate]

The question is pretty straightforward: The only Vulcans I ever saw on TNG were Spock and Sarek. Did any other Vulcans make any appearances? I know there was an effort to avoid Vulcan stories, but ...
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Does Geordi have more than one VISOR?

Near the end of the episode A Matter of Time, we see a tray of items including Geordi's VISOR. However, Geordi spends half the episode on the surface of the planet and is clearly still wearing his ...
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Which VISOR does LeVar Burton own?

This answer says that Penny Juday, Senior Art Dept Coordinator for TNG, owns the original from the beginning of the series and that another was sold at auction to an unknown buyer. However, in 2012 ...
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What is a lo'Be Vos?

In the TNG episode Aquiel, a Klingon officer is being questioned for possible involvement in the death of a Starfleet officer on a subspace relay. Worf snarls at him; WORF: Have the courage to ...
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What is the fate of Australia (and Antarctica) in Star Trek?

I was just watching Star Trek: The Next Generation recently and my mind drifted to Australia. I am aware that the political makeup of the planet has changed dramatically, with Africa becoming the '...
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Are probes loaded and launched manually or automatically in Starfleet vessels?

Many times we see the Captain of a Starfleet vessel ask for a probe to be launched in order to scan/examine some debris/star/anomaly/planet etc. Then a member of the crew, usually at the science or ...
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Are the Borg defeated?

I just watched Star Trek: First Contact again, and then I reflected back on Voyager. What's going on there? Are the Borg gone? Is the Queen finally dead, or is she forever lurking?