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Was Voyager a Christmas ornament on Earth?

In Star Trek:Voyager - Death Wish (S02E18), Quinn tries to hide himself and Voyager from Q. One hiding place he tried was to turn Voyager into a Christmas ornament hanging on a tree. Were they on ...
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How many Voyager crewmen die?

The ship has a crew complement of 141, as stated in the specs. They also pick up some Maquis on their way and a few alien species from the Delta Quadrant. How many of the crew (and passengers) of the ...
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From the perspective of the prime directive, were the humans in “Star Trek: Voyager” S02 E01 a pre-warp civilization?

In the Star Trek: Voyager “The 37’s” (S02 E01) the humans were aware of warp drive or at least interstellar travel. However, they descended from pre-warp humans and they themselves did not have warp ...
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Why do the Borg want to assimilate every planet in the universe?

This is a question that I was wondering about since I was introduced to the Borg in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Why do the Borg want to assimilate every planet in the universe?
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What became of the backup Doctor from Living Witness?

In the Voyager episode Living Witness a backup copy of the Doctor sets off to follow Voyager's path, to see if they ever made it home. As this copy of the Doctor did not begin his pilgrimage until ...
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Are the Borg considered 'living' within the Star Trek universe?

Simple question: are the Borg actually considered to be 'alive' within the Star Trek universe (i.e. by characters in the show)? Considering the following definition: the condition that ...
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Why couldn't Tuvok be cured by the holodeck?

Near the end of Voyager, Tuvok required fal-tor-voh to heal his mind. This requires which the crew considered unavailable. Why was this considered impossible? Why can the holodeck not solve this?
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How much time passed between the first episode Enterprise and the last episode of Voyager?

What is the time difference roughly in years from the first episode of Enterprise to the last episode of Voyager? The reason I ask this is to see if it may be possible for the Discovery to encounter ...
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In the ST:Voyager episode Relativity, how could Seven see the weapon in the past when she could not see it in the future?

At the beginning of the episode, Seven finds the weapon while Voyager is in dry-dock but it is “out of phase” and she indicates that they have found where the weapon was placed but not when. 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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What was the in-universe explanation for Tom Paris looking exactly like Nick Locarno in “Star Trek: Voyager?”

Okay, let’s forget about the backstory of Tom Paris in Star Trek: Voyager being supposedly more “redeemable” than that of Nick Locarno in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The First Duty” (...
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Why did Captain Janeway feel that using the Doctor as an expendable messenger boy was more important than keeping him around to heal the crew?

I should start out by explaining that, until recently, I had only ever watched one episode of Star Trek: Voyager in my entire life. That was a recording of the pilot episode ("Caretaker"), some years ...
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Identification: Star Trek Voyager - real civilization treated like Age of Empires (i.e. a real-time strategy game)

I'm pretty sure there was a Voyager episode where Tom Paris (and another officer) were playing a real-time strategy game (like Age of Empires) but then they found out they are controlling actual ...
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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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Why are Voyagers warp nacelles foldable? [duplicate]

I'm absolutely fine with the idea, that a certain angle/position of the nacelles is better than others. And hence it's good (for whatever reason - be it energy efficiency or more speed...) to have ...
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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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Why did Star Trek: Voyager end in this manner?

Perhaps it's only with the benefit of hindsight, but to me it seems that it would have been narratively natural to conclude Star Trek: Voyager with, say, a six-episode epilogue exploring the crew's ...
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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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How old was Icheb in Star Trek Voyager?

I haven't found any information online, but maybe I just didn't look close enough. How old was he when he joined the crew?
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Did the Think Tank really help the Vidiians?

The smarmy 'spokesman' of the Think Tank (from the episode of the same name) claimed he and his helped find a cure for the phage. Now Voyager's a long way from Vidiian space by now and I wouldn't put ...
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How did Voyager return to the Alpha quadrant?

Maybe I missed something, but Seven of Nine clearly responds to a question of how long until the nearest conduit exit, with: 30 seconds away, but it will deposit us back to the Delta Quadrant. ...
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What would Voyager's mission have been if they hadn't gotten stuck in the Delta quadrant?

I know their first mission was to track down Chakotay and his crew, but otherwise what was Voyager's intended mission beyond that?
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Are Dominion War ships weaker than Pre-Dominion War ships?

In TOS, TNG, Voyager, the movies and early seasons of DS9 we see great ship-to-ship battles that last multiple phaser / torpedo hits. In these series, we often hear Worf / Tasha / Tuvok say "Shields ...
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Why don't the Borg use shields or a cloaking device?

Though Borg Cubes are extremely powerful and durable, it seems that having shields would add even more to this. And yes, the Borg have their EM field, but why could they not use this in tandem with ...
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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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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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Was this scene in VOY: 'Alliances' the inspiration for a similar scene in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'?

WARNING: Spoilers for both Voyager 'Alliances' and Star Trek Into Darkness In VOY 'Alliances', we see a scene where Janeway and a bunch of Kazon leaders meet together and are then attacked by a Trabe ...
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What are non-Q species actually doing in the Q Continuum?

I'm currently re-watching Voyager and there are two occasions (so far—I don't think there are any more?) when members of Voyager visit the Q Continuum. On both occasions it is said that what they see ...
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Is The Doctor (EMH) a Doctor Who reference?

Is Voyager's Emergency Medical Hologram, which doesn't have a name other than "Doctor": a tip of the hat from Paramount to The Doctor from BBC's Doctor Who? While Robert Picardo doesn't ...
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Star Trek episode where the crew is incapacitated on the bridge

I'm trying to recall a Star Trek episode (either Voyager or Enterprise) from a specific action scene. My impression is that the crew is on the bridge, and some threat is causing them to be ...
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Why did the time ship have a mobile holographic emitter?

The mobile emitter came from a ship that was 6 meters in length and only had a single crewmember. Why would it have a holographic emitter on board?
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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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Does the EMH have perfect recall?

Does the Emergency Medical Hologram have (or could have) perfect recall of past events, as Commander Data apparently does, or are there indeed limits to his "memory"?
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How widespread is Bio-neural circuitry?

The starship Voyager is equipped with experimental 'organic' circuitry, which supposedly "organizes information more efficiently, speeds up response time"- is this circuitry used in ships ...
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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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Does each drone have a copy of entire Collective memory?

In The Raven episode of Star Trek: Voyager, Seven of Nine, who is disconnected from The Collective, is able to recall species numbers, dates, and other details of assimilation for Talaxians (Neelix) ...
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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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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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What actual authority did Harry Kim have when in command of the night shift?

Harry has been in command of Voyager during non crucial times (the long stretch of "the void" comes to mind but I am sure there are others. I recall him being in charge during a night shift)....
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Did Harry Kim and Tom Paris have staff?

We see that Tuvok has his security staff, B'elanna has the engineering staff. There are clearly other helmspeople on board, although I don't think I've ever seen anyone else at ops. Did Tom Paris and ...
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What privileges and responsibilities did Tom Paris lose when he was reduced to ensign?

When Tom got busted to ensign, he would have lost things like being able to give orders to ensigns, for instance. Did he lose anything else? What was the benefit of him being a lieutenant that he did ...
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Did Janeway allow her crew to break protocol with names?

In several episodes of Voyager, senior staff are referred to by junior staff by their names, rather than their rank. For instance, in Nightingale, Harry has this exchange with Janeway: (after Janeway ...
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How did the Hirogen get ahead of Voyager?

In the fourth season, in the The Killing Game episode, Captain Janeway shares the holodeck technology with the Hirogen. Three years later, in the Flesh and Blood episode, Voyager encounters the ...
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How did the Borg witness the first Vulcan & Human (pre-warp) contact?

In the Voyager episode Year of Hell - Part 1 Seven of Nine says that the Borg witnessed Human and Vulcan first contact before either of them were warp-capable civilizations: SEVEN: The correct ...
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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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Is there a description of how computer programming works in the ST: Voyager era?

We often see characters working on various "programs". Sometimes this is as complex as the EMH, where it's often mentioned that program stability is difficult. Other times, it's a few taps ...
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Does the Federation ever establish full relations with the Tamarians?

After the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Darmok", does the Federation ever establish open relations with the Tamarians? Non-canon sources are welcome. If so, how do they establish a form of ...
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Tom Paris chatting up female shuttle pilot in first episode of Voyager

In the first episode of Star Trek:Voyager near the beginning Tom Paris is in a shuttle and is chatting up the pilot. She says "Do you always fly at women at warp speed, Mr. Paris?" He ...
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Is there a canonical example in the Star Trek TNG/Voyager/DS9 era of a junior officer giving a mistake order that a senior must correct?

I know that there are lot of examples of senior officers doing something and then a junior dramatically shouts "Belay that order!". What I'm talking about is a situation in which a junior ...
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Androids in the 24th century?

There seems to be a considerable lack of androids in the 24th century aside from Soong-type androids. We do, however see that the area of robotics still is progressing, especially at the Daystrom ...

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