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Warp 13... Was this overlooked?

In the final episode of TNG (All Good Things) Captain Beverly Picard,and Admiral Riker both travel at Warp 13, but in Voyager the warp limit is warp 10. In VOY: Threshold Tom Paris breaks warp 10 and ...
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How many shuttles does Voyager have, not including The Delta Flyer

In the episode Nightingale, at the start of the episode when Voyager is in the process of a major maintenance overhaul there are at least 3 shuttles that can be seen. I have lost track of the number ...
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What do they do with all the plates and cups in Star Trek?

Whenever someone in Star Trek creates food or drink in the replicator it is generated in the bowl, plate, or cup. It seems like after a few months they would have piles of used dishes from replicator ...
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What is the difference between the transporter and the replicator?

What (if anything) is the difference between how the replicator creates objects from a stored pattern and the way a transporter rematerializes a transported object? Put a different way, why can the ...
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Why can't a Federation Starship's transporter history be used to bring someone back to life?

I've always been a little confused by the fact that when a crew member dies they don't just use the transporter history to bring that person back. I'm aware that this wouldn't make for good TV, but I ...
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Why don't Starfleet Officers wear protective gear when going abroad?

So I've watched pretty much all the Star Treks and from what I've seen, Star Trek officers don't wear any protective gear! Why don't they wear any kind of armor like the Klingons? Is it because the ...
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Why did the Borg never bring waves of ships to the Alpha quadrant to conquer it?

I just finished watching Star Trek: Voyager and it occurred to me that the Borg (especially with the transwarp hub that Voyager destroyed) could have assimilated the Alpha Quadrant with waves of ships....
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Why didn't the time cops try to stop Janeway when she traveled back in time to rescue Voyager?

In the series finale "Endgame", a future Admiral Janeway travels 26 years into her past to take the ship and crew through a Borg transwarp hub to the Alpha quadrant. However, in "Relativity", Captain ...
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Are inertial dampeners a requirement for going to warp speed?

Inertial dampeners are used on Star Trek to prevent starship occupants from experiencing inertial effects of the ship. Clearly, for a ship to accelerate at a very high rate via impulse drive, the ...
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Is the Voyager episode "Threshold" considered canon?

The Star Trek: Voyager episode "Threshold" is a popular target of ridicule. Its treatment of the warp scale appears to be inconsistent with the rest of the franchise, and its treatment of evolution is ...
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After Star Trek: The Next Generation, can I skip to Voyager without watching Deep Space Nine and not get spoiled?

I'm almost done watching the sixth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, so I'm starting to look at what to watch next. After reading a little bit about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: ...
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Why would Voyager require 75 years to return home?

The Star Trek: Voyager Wikipedia article says: (...) show is initially set on the other side of the Milky Way galaxy, 75,000 light-years from Earth (...) and (...) Voyager to make the estimated 75-...
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Why are the holodecks on Voyager in use if they have energy issues?

I'm watching the first two seasons of Voyager and various episodes have commentary on having energy limitations -- but we constantly see crew using extremely complicated holodeck simulations. Why ...
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When did our universe and the Star Trek universe diverge?

Note that my question assumes as a given that Star Trek is in an alternate universe which diverged from ours at some point in history. That seems really, really obvious and undeniable to me. So the ...
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Why do the Borg have physical computer interfaces?

I was watching Scorpion (VOY) parts 1 and 2 last night and a thought struck me: sure, their computer interface looks pretty cool, but why do they have a physical interface (i.e. they tap the screen ...
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Why didn’t Voyager fly to the end of the Bajoran wormhole in the Gamma Quadrant?

When Voyager was stranded in the Delta Quadrant, it would seem they had two options: either fly straight towards Federation space in the Alpha Quadrant, or go to the far end of the Bajoran wormhole in ...
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What's the origin of referring to female superior officers as "sir"?

It is well established in Star Trek: The Next Generation that female superior officers are normally referred to as sir. This is applied to Dr. Crusher, Counselor Troi, Cmdr. Shelby, Maj. Kira, Lt. ...
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How was Voyager still in the Delta Quadrant at the end of the series?

In "Course: Oblivion", the duplicate of Chakotay indicates that Voyager has not been traveling in a straight line. The most logical conclusion would be that they were traveling along one of the ...
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Why are there no automated procedures on board Star Trek ships?

If I'm not mistaken, nearly every attack on a ship in Star Trek (usually followed by a declaration like "We're are under attack!") is followed by the captain, or another senior officer, saying one or ...
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Why are downloads destructive in the Star Trek universe?

There are numerous places in various Star Trek episodes where references are made to the fact that "downloads" are a destructive operation: you download something from one place, and unless you ...
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If replicators allowed humans to stop working, why were replicators shut down in the Voyager?

Replicators have been cited as the invention that allowed humans to stop working for a living. This implies that replicators are cheap and even free because they produce food at super-low cost. So low ...
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How do Voyager's nacelles' rotation solve the problems stated in Force of Nature

I've seen lots of answers here about the episode "Force of Nature". The episode is about scientists discovering that travelling at speeds greater than warp 5 destroys subspace. It's been stated a few ...
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How do command authorization codes work in Star Trek?

In Star Trek franchise there are command codes that seems to give you access to the ships systems, can you change or at least disable them? In one episode of ST:VOY the captain, B'Elana and Tuvok are ...
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Did Q torment anyone else besides the crew of the Enterprise, Voyager, and DS9?

I was surprised to be reminded that while Q appeared many times on The Next Generation and Voyager, he also appeared in one Deep Space 9 episode "Q-less". Obviously, this is pretty lucky that he ...
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Why does Tom Paris get Starfleet rank, but the Maquis get provisional rank?

Once Voyager is stranded in the Delta quadrant Janeway gives Tom Paris the rank of lieutenant, and he gets two little pips on his collar. Janeway gives the Maquis crew including Chakotay rank on ...
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Why does the EMH use the computer?

I've started watching Voyager, finally, and I've noticed on more than one occasion, we see the Emergency Medical Holographic program (The Doctor) sitting at the desk in sickbay, working on the ...
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How does Slip Stream travel relate to Warp?

In Voyager, the crew briefly enter "slip stream" travel in two episodes, with the second removing 10 years off their voyage home. How does slip stream compare to, say warp 9?
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What really happened to the USS Voyager in "Living Witness"?

In Star Trek: Voyager, episode 23 of season 4 (remember), the episode begins with a civilization unknown until now. They claim to hold the ruins of the USS Voyager, which has otherwise contributed to ...
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How did the duplicate Voyager make it as far as the real Voyager?

In the Voyager episode "Course: Oblivion", the duplicate Voyager that was created on the "demon class" planet made it to the same location as the actual Voyager which (a few episodes earlier) traveled ...
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Meaning of uniform color in Star Trek Voyager

I was always wondering whether the color of the uniform has still a meaning in Star Trek Voyager. I used to believe this: Red: Commanders Yellow: Security and Engineers Teal: Medicine and Science ...
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Why didn't Star Trek: The Next Generation change their uniforms when Deep Space 9 came out?

DS9 came out during the 6th season of TNG. From the onset of the show, DS9 used uniforms that looked like this: However, TNG continued the use of this uniform(taken from episode 10 of season 7): ...
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What was the reason behind Kes being removed from Star Trek Voyager?

I remember reading in an interview, that the producers of Star Trek Voyager were planning to remove Garrett Wang (Harry Kim) from the show but after he was voted one of the "50 Most Handsome Men" they ...
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Why are all the Q named "Q"

Why do all of the Q in star trek call themselves Q? It makes for confusing episodes, like the ones in VOY when there are 3 Q on their ship. But not only is it confusing, I think it is rather ...
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Did Voyager "shave off" more years than were necessary?

Every n episodes of ST:VOY, we get to watch as the titular ship gets "years" taken off its journey through some benevolent being, or one-time-use technology. In the beginning it was stated that they ...
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What was Voyager's final crew count?

According to Memory Alpha, the USS Voyager embarked on its mission with 141 crew. Late in the seventh season there were 146. Between the crew complement being bolstered a few times (Maquis, Equinox, ...
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Why is Harry Kim senior staff?

Harry Kim is an ensign, the most junior of post academy officers. Voyager is Harry's first posting after the academy (VOY: Non-sequitur). Kim is the primary operations officer even before half of ...
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When was it clear that the EMH on Voyager became sentient?

Throughout the series, the EMH gradually becomes more and more complex, to the point where the Voyager crew consider it an equal part of the crew, and the Doctor even finds a means of walking outside ...
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Why Star Trek vessels are so big, when their crew is so small?

Memory Alpha article about Intrepid class ship says, that for example Voyager had 15 decks and only 141 crew members, when setting off for her maiden voyage to Badlands. That's statistically less than ...
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How does the Borg hive mind work?

Do I just not understand the concept of the hive mind entirely? My understanding is, its one voice that controls and orders all the drones in all unimatrices. It seems implausible (at least to me) ...
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Is Tuvok the only black Vulcan?

I spotted the following interview quoting from TV Zone magazine with Tim Russ talking about what it means to be "the black Vulcan". Tim Russ knows the reality of his place in Star Trek: ...
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What happens to a TNG-era Romulan Warbird power core when it is destroyed in combat or decommissioned?

As I understand it, the TNG-era Romulan Warbird is powered by an artificial quantum singularity - a synthetic black hole. When such a ship is taken out of commission or the power source is replaced, ...
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How does the EMH hold onto a phaser while having bullets go through him?

In the Voyager episode: "Future's End, Part II" the doctor rescues B'elanna and Chakotay. PORTER: They've got lasers! A black man and some bald guy. (The EMH enters. Porter and Butch's bullets ...
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Is there any out-of-universe meaning to starship registry numbers?

In the Star Trek universe, Starfleet vessels have registry numbers that typically begin with the prefix NX or NCC. The most famous of these is NCC-1701, the registry number of the USS Enterprise and ...
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Do we know if any of the episodes that we watched of ST Voyager were of the duplicate crew?

In the Star Trek Voyager episode "Course: Oblivion" we learn that the duplicate Voyager crew that was created in the Star Trek Episode "Demon" created a Voyager ship and were exploring the galaxy ...
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The curious case of Dmitri Valtane

In the Voyager episode "Flashback", we learn that Tuvok was once a junior science officer aboard Sulu's Excelsior, and that he had been present at the moment of death of Lt. Cmdr. Dmitri Valtane ...
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Why was Tom Paris made chief helm officer?

This is an extension to this question about Tom Paris getting his rank. Why was Tom Paris made the chief helm officer, was there no other, more senior helm officer on board? Or was every other helm ...
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What produces the sound of transportation?

Whenever people transport in Star Trek, we hear a distinctive sound which seems to be unique for each Trek series. In-universe, where does this sound come from, what produces it and why is ...
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Does the Universal Translator also translate controls and control panels?

In the series 7 episode of Star Trek: Voyager, "Nightingale", Ensign Kim repairs and takes control of a Kraylor ship. I'm curious at the ease at which Kim fixes the warp matrix using the control ...
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Why did Admiral Janeway choose to travel back in time to 2378?

In the series finale, Admiral Janeway travels back to 2378 to take Voyager back to Earth. Out-of-universe, of course, this point in time was chosen to fit in with the continuity of the rest of the ...
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Why are the Borg different in Voyager and TNG?

When I look at the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "I, Borg", I notice that that Borg reacts differently than the Borg in Star Trek: Voyager. Is there a specific reason for this?
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