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Was ST:VOY watered down?

The premise of ST:VOY seems like it would introduce a whole new ethos and a whole new way of doing things for Star Trek. During the same time, you had DS9 being set mostly on a station hanging out at ...
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Was Voyager really significantly slower than the Enterprise-D?

In the Next Generation episode “Where No One Has Gone Before” the Enterprise is catapulted to another galaxy, roughly 2.7 million light years away. From that location Data says it will take just over ...
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Why did the Voyager Doctor have to scrub in?

In S03E04 episode of Voyager (The swarm) we see the Doctor aka EMH, prepare to operate on Lt Tom Paris. Surprisingly, he seems to be sterilising his hands with a machine that emits a faint red light. ...
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Has the autodestruct sequence ever not been aborted on a Starfleet vessel?

I remember the autodestruct being initiated many times, but always being aborted at almost the last possible second. Obviously, Captains Kirk, Picard, Janeway never went all the way to destruct, but ...
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Do the Borg not wonder why everybody hates them?

The Borg tend to justify their actions by claiming that they are "improving" species, bringing them closer to perfection. They are bringing order to chaos. Basically they reckon they're the good guys. ...
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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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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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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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How did Voyager replace its photon torpedoes?

In "Star Trek Voyager The Cloud" Chakotay states that they have 38 photon torpedoes at their disposal, and Janeway states that they have no way of replacing them once they are gone. ...
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Why does Seven of Nine pronounce "Futile" differently than Locutus?

Before Seven of Nine was freed from the Borg collective by the Voyager crew, she was designated to speak on behalf of the Collective. Of course, she said the famous Borg phrase "Resistance is Futile". ...
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Do the Q fear the Borg?

In episode Q2 of Voyager, Q tells his son: Q : If the Continnum's told you once, they've told you a thousand times. DON'T PROVOKE THE BORG!! If Q are omnipotent / immortal / all powerful, why ...
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Why doesn't the Doctor duplicate himself when he has multiple medical emergencies at the same time?

The Doctor in Star Trek: Voyager is a hologram. Voyager's Sick Bay is loaded with holo-projectors. The episode "Living Witness" shows that the Doctor regularly makes backup copies of himself. After ...
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Does Voyager ever answer a distress call from anyone good?

I am almost through the whole of Voyager and there is this one trope that is very prevalent in this series: (Almost) every time there is a distress call and the crew moves in to help, it is either too ...
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Why wasn't Harry Kim promoted beyond ensign, when others like Tom Paris were multiple times?

I read this question, but it's not the same as mine: Why is Harry Kim senior staff? ST Voyager "Nightingale": JANEWAY: You've been in command on Voyager before. KIM: On the night shift, for ...
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Why do the Borg have such a hard time understanding individuality?

The Borg assimilate individuals and their entire mind becomes a part of their collective. Every time they to do this, they must gain the exact experiences and legitimate reasonings as to why other ...
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Why did Captain Janeway decide it would be better to deal with the Borg than Species 8472?

In the Star Trek: Voyager episodes: Scorpion and Scorpion, Part II, why did Captain Janeway decide it was a better decision to deal with the Borg than with the currently unknown alien designated by ...
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How Can the Ocampa Last More than a Few Generations?

In the episode Elogium in Star Trek: Voyager, Kes, an Ocampa, enters into what we later find out is a false elogium, which is essentially like entering puberty. This happens once in a lifetime for ...
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Where does the second door in Captain Janeway's 'Ready Room' lead?

In the episode Voy: Repression, I noticed that when Captain Janeway is escorted into the Ready Room to be executed by Tuvok, she comes through a second door. Where does the second exit in the Ready ...
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What does "Seven" and "Nine" mean in "Seven of Nine"?

She is one of a gajillions of Borg drones. What exactly does "Seven of Nine" means as far as drone identifications? Shouldn't she have some GUID instead?
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Why doesn't Voyager in Star Trek go above the galactic plane to get back home?

Related to Why do Star Trek vessels always approach each other on parallel planes?, but on a larger scale. The premise of Star Trek: Voyager is that the ship Voyager is stranded from Earth on the ...
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What was the highest rated episode of Star Trek?

In all of the televised episodes of Star Trek (TOS, TAS, TNG, DS9, VOY & ENT), what was the single highest Nielsen rated episode?
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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 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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What Star Trek episodes (any series) have been censored?

I just came across this: At one point, Data makes a reference to the Irish Reunification of 2024, and because of that, the BBC refused to air the episode. It didn’t air on the U.K. government’s ...
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Why didn't Seven of Nine assimilate the Voyager crew when she was separated from the collective?

In the episode Scorpion: Part II Seven of Nine is separated from the collective when Chakotay uses a temporary neural link to sabotage the console she is using, permanently destroying her neural link. ...
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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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Why wasn't it possible to completely de-borgify Seven of Nine while it was possible with Captain Picard?

Captain Picard was assimilated by the Borg collective and turned into a drone. When he was freed from it, all traces of Borg hardware were removed from his body and he returned to being a fully-...
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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 plans were there for Star Trek: DS9 or Voyager movies?

Obviously there were never any such movies made, and never will be. But I'm interested in how far any planning ever went. What were the firmest any plans to produce a movie featuring DS9 or Voyager ...
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Why does The EMH Doctor feel emotion, but Data does not?

Both The Enterprise-D/E's Data, and Voyager's Emergency Medical Hologram, are crew members who are artificial intelligences. In TNG, Data is depicted as being incapable of feeling emotion (at least ...
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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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Can a replicator replicate a replicator?

As the title suggests, can a replicator replicate a (presumably slightly smaller)replicator? If it could, could it replicate a better replicator? One that works at the quantum level, like 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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Was Tuvok bluffing when he said that Voyager's transporters rendered the Kazon weapons useless?

In Star Trek: Voyager 2x07 "Maneuvers", Voyager beams several Kazon Majes off their ship. Tuvok and a complement of security officers are in the transporter room waiting for them, and the Majes draw ...
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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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Why doesn't Seven of Nine wear a Starfleet uniform?

After Seven of Nine is de-borg-ified and joins the Voyager crew she wears a skin-tight catsuit, seemingly 24 hours a day. I have always just assumed the reason she didn't get a Starfleet uniform was ...
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Why doesn't Star Fleet use holographic sentinels to protect the ship when boarded?

Throughout the series we have seen how powerful holograms can be, especially in Voyager with the advancements for the Hirogens and the evolution of the Doctor. In TNG "Descent Pt 1" we saw that with ...
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How did Tom Paris come up with this warp to miles-per-second estimate in The 37s?

UpdateFor the duplicate flag: I am not asking why Voyager would take 75 years to return home, but rather, assuming that is true, I question the accuracy of Tom's statement (below). In Voyager season ...
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Has Starfleet Command or the Federation ever formally acknowledged the Q Continuum?

I'm pretty sure that we've all seen how disruptive Q was to the travels of the Enterprise-D and Voyager. (It's likely documented within their captain and personal logs.) Given how Starfleet Command ...
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Why is it called a tricorder?

The device is square, the readout is square, maybe it should be called square-corder. Did the original tricorder only have 3 functions? I checked the Memory Alpha entry but it doesn't state the ...
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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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Was Tom Paris on “Star Trek: Voyager” based on the character Nick Locarno from “Star Trek: The Next Generation?”

In the Star Trek: Next Generation episode "The First Duty" Robert Duncan McNeill plays a character called Nick Lacarno, who as part of Nova Squadron flight team caused an accident which ...
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How did Q's actions stop the assimilation of the Federation?

In the Voyager episode Death Wish (S2x18) in the hearing between Janeway, Tuvok and Q there is a moment when Q brings three people from Earth across space and time to illustrate the effect that the Q ...
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Was Roddenberry involved in the creation of Deep Space Nine or Voyager before he died?

I know that Roddenberry took a less and less active role in TNG as his health deteriorated. He died before the release of Deep Space Nine or Voyager. Did he having anything to do with the creation ...
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What do the humanoid classes in Star Trek mean?

I have been watching Star Trek: Voyager for the last few days and they have been categorizing humanoids by class. So far, I heard of class three and class five. I checked on Memory Alpha and the ...
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Does Commander Chakotay have a first name?

In all of the episodes of Star Trek: Voyager that I've seen, I've never heard anyone call Commander Chakotay by any other name. This includes formal and informal settings. Does he have an official ...
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Is the EMH AI somehow technologically inferior to Soong androids?

I started watching Star Trek: Picard last night and even though it's set after Voyager, Data and his AI are treated as unique. I've never actually watched The Next Generation, but was a huge fan of ...
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Is Borg adaptation only temporary?

It seems like Borg adaptation, at least in terms of battle, is temporary. In every episode and movie I can think of, the initial attack against the Borg is effective. Unless the countless species ...
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How big is the known Star Trek universe?

In Star Trek: Voyager, there is a big deal made about them warping far beyond contact with any Federation bases, beause they're all the way out in "the Delta Quadrant". To me, this indicates that ...
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How do the Vidiians know what a Vulcan is?

I just finished watching the episode "Deadlock". Toward the end, Vidiians board the ship to steal organs. Oddly, they know the name used for every species on the ship. That they know what an Ocampa ...
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