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Is the Klingon alphabet inspired by Tibetan alphabet?

The Wikipedia article on the Klingon language has an unreferenced statement that the Klingon alphabet was inspired by the Tibetan alphabet. The closest references to that statement are to Klingon FAQ ...
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Is this Michael Burnham's voice in Star Trek: Picard trailer?

There's only one voice in this trailer. It feels like Michael Burnham's voice. Whose voice is this?
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What is the purpose of the black rectangular object behind Scott in “The Galileo Seven”?

When Scott electrifies the hull of the "Galileo," a piece of equipment is partially visible that looks like a circular chart recorder with pneumatic output. What would a 23rd century Class F shuttle ...
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Why is there a time discrepancy between VOY: Flashback and The Undiscovered Country?

In VOY: Flashback, the Praxis explosion happens and then they say a few days later they learned that two Starfleet officers had been arrested for the assassination of Chancellor Gorkon, etc. and they ...
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Why didn't they teach Captain Pike Morse Code?

In Star Trek "The Menagerie", we see Captain Christopher Pike as a dang-near-everything-plegic. He has been placed in a powered wheelchair/life support system and his only physical abilities are that ...
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Star Trek novel where Captain Kirk is bemoaning his biological urges interrupting a dramatic moment

Everybody knows that, in fiction, Nobody Poops unless it's being played for humor. I have a vivid memory of reading a Star Trek novel (I'm pretty sure not based off of a TV series episode or one of ...
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What is this painting on the Enterprise showing?

In the TNG episode "The Best of Both Worlds" Part 1, Commander Shelby is given guest quarters on the Enterprise. Her quarters contain the painting shown below: What is the inverted tear-drop-like ...
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Where is this painting from the Enterprise now?

This is a follow on to this question and of course this answer regarding this painting: which we now know is a depiction by Rick Sternbach of the glideship Aurora and its hydrogen balloon, used to ...
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Where were the advanced species and civilizations of ST:TOS during the war against the Borg?

Recently, I've decided to make it a personal task to watch through ALL of Star Trek. I grew up on TNG and watched it whenever I could. I mention this because I have a distant recollection of many of ...
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What is Worf's citizenship?

Worf was born in the Klingon Empire to Klingon parents, orphaned, raised by humans, and became a Starfleet officer. Which citizenship(s) does he hold? Klingon? Federation? Both? Sources, please (...
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Why did they never point the Borg towards Organia or a Douwd? [duplicate]

In all their dealings with the Borg, why did they never think of directing them to Organia or in the direction of a Douwd? It would have solved the problem quickly.
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Are the musical plants in Star Trek TOS's the Cage a reference to A Journey To Other Worlds?

In Star Trek TOS Episode The Menagerie, we see on a visit to Talos IV, singing plants. This was produced in 1966. On reading John Astor's A Journey in Other Worlds, we also read of singing plants on ...
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Star Trek episode with a scene where Data has to choose between three different time anomalies with him in each

What is the episode with a scene where Data has to choose between three different time anomalies with him in each? Data asks which one is the correct time frame in the scene and having chosen the ...
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When did Tom Paris and B'elanna Torres get married?

In the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Nightingale" this exchange occurs: TORRES: Don't worry about it. Bumping elbows comes with the job. And you can call me B'Elanna. Put this with the others. ...
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Is Spock married?

In TNG S3, Ep. 23, "Sarek," Picard mentions having met Sarek "years ago, at his son's wedding." The only thing close to a wedding I remember is "Amok Time," but clearly Picard was not there. Does ...
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Is there any info on the plot for the upcoming 2016 film “Star Trek Beyond” besides what's in the wikia article? [closed]

There is info on the new Star Trek film, Star Trek Beyond in this Wikia article. Is there any info on any plot info other than what is already mentioned in this article?
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The Borg uses many numbers as species designation, who were Species 1?

The Borg has always referred to other species by numbers (i.e. 8472, 3259 for Vulcans, 5618 for Humans ..etc ). It is assumed according to this that the numbers were incremental based on first ...
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Is there an explanation for the contradiction between “Voyager” and “The Undiscovered Country”? [duplicate]

In the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Flashback", Dimitri Valtane is killed. In Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, he is shown to still be alive at the end of the film on board the Excelsior. Is ...
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Why doesn't Star fleet utilize basic protective gear in hazardous environments? [duplicate]

So, I've finally gotten into binging Star Trek and I can't explain this: Why do they almost never utilize protective wear? Multiple times I've seen an epidemic break out onboard a starship and even ...
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Dog training commands in Klingon

I am training my pitbull to be my service dog and I want to train him his commands in Klingon. At this point I need words for "sit", "stay", "heel", and a sound comparable to Cesar Milan's "ssttt". ...
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Why can the Enterprise scan the Paulson Nebula but the Borg vessel can't?

When hiding from the Borg cube in "The Best of Both Worlds", the Enterprise is able to scan from within the nebula what's outside of it, whereas the Borg vessel is unable to scan what's inside. Has ...
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What is the grinding sound made by the Borg in Star Trek Voyager?

I've noticed that in Star Trek Voyager, the Borg almost always make a strange wet grinding sound. Is this breathing, joints moving, or something else entirely? There's hardly anything about Star Trek ...
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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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Will Star Trek Legacy Musicians Return With Picard?

With Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard there are at least two programmes being made at the same time. Last time that happened, they had at the mimimum of four musicians scoring the episodes. ...
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How many actors will reprise their roles in Star Trek: Picard?

The upcoming Star Trek: Picard web/ TV series will happen 20 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis. Nemesis was released in 2002 which is exactly 18 years ago. So, age of the actors wouldn't ...
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Enterprise Chain of Command

What is the chain of command on Kirk's Enterprise? We all know that Spock is second in command, but who comes after that? I ask because last night I re-watched Shore Leave, which featured Kirk, Sulu,...
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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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Star Trek (TNG?) episode about finding a planet where the inhabitants want the stories from the ship's library?

I'm looking for the Star Trek episode where they encounter a planet where the people want to get the Enterprise's collection of stories from its library. I think it's about wanting too much stories? ...
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Why does Data have to use a computer in Star Trek?

In the earlier episodes of The Next Generation is where I noticed it, and I realise he could be inputting commands into the command terminal, but why isn't his positronic brain interfaced with the ...
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What are the combat capabilities of the USS Discovery?

In the past I always thought that the Constitution class was the pinnacle of human technology at the time of Kirk and slightly before (Pike's time). It represented the best both in terms of technology ...
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Why are there so many 47s?

I have rewatched a number of Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes in quick succession over the past week. One thing I observed that I hadn't before is that the number 47 seems to come up ...
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What warp factor was the USS Equinox traveling at?

In the Star Trek: Voyager episode Equinox: Part 1, Captain Ransom states that the Equinox traveled over 10,000 light years in 2 weeks using the alien substance to boost their propulsion system. ...
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In Star Trek TNG, what is the division of authority between the first officer and operations officer?

In TNG, Riker is the first officer and Data is the ops officer. Both are fairly high ranking, which is in contrast to the other series in which ops is given to a low ranking officer (TOS: Ensign ...
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Why Did Spock Need Kyle's Agonizer?

In Mirror, Mirror, when there is trouble with the transporter at the start of the episode, we hear this exchange: SPOCK: Regrettable that this society has chosen suicide. Mister Kyle, you were ...
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In Star Trek, prior to Discovery, has a ship been shown dropping out of warp from the outside?

I've noticed Star Trek: Discovery has, on several occasions, used a neat visual effect to show a ship dropping "out of warp", from the outside. Something stationary is shown (like a planet) while the ...
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Have any humans remained conscious after a Vulcan nerve pinch other than Khan Noonien Singh?

In the film Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Khan Noonien Singh notably remains conscious after the famous Vulcan nerve pinch. In the Star Trek canon, have any other humans been able to achieve this?
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Why aren't transporters used more often in Star Trek Enterprise?

I am watching ENT for the first time. I have watched most of TOS, TNG, and all of Voyager. I am wondering if anyone can tell me why the crew didn't use the transporters more often? It would seem to me ...
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What did Control really destroy in the future?

This part has always confused me. So what was it that was actually destroyed?
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What does this reportedly Klingon text say in Revenge of the Sith?

This answer has some allegedly Klingon writing. Is it Klingon? If so, what does it say?
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What episode was being referenced by this part of Discovery's season 2 episode 13 recap?

At the beginning of season 2 episode 13, we're given a recap of some scenes I don't remember: Tilly meets an alien woman in what looks like a mess hall aboard a ship. Then we're given this scene: ...
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Is Spock much younger than Captain Pike in Star Trek Discovery?

In Season 2, Episode 8 'If Memory Serves' of Star Trek: Discovery, Spock and Burnham visit Talos IV In the beginning of the episode, a flash back to the unaired episode of the original series is ...
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How many pets do we know about on the Enterprise-D?

Obviously Data has his cat Spot and Picard has his fish. Bit of a random question, but what other pets do we know that reside on the Enterprise-D i.e. how many do we know about?
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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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Star Trek episode where an alien race enters the body upon death

Can anyone remember what episode of Star Trek it was that an alien species entered the body upon death and drew on the person of the deceased, on their memories, their personality, until it gradually ...
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Is Spock's father played by the same actor as the first Romulan Captain seen on set?

Is the first Romulan seen on set (Episode 15 "Balance of Terror" of Season 1) played by the same actor as Spock's Father (Episode 10 "Journey to Babel" Season 2)? The two characters look completely ...
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If the Dominion rule using their Jem'Hadar troops, why is their life expectancy so low?

In the series Deep Space 9, it has been stated that the Dominion has absolute control over their part of the Gamma quadrant. Literally this would mean that they rule every planet and race inside their ...
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Is killing your clone against Federation law?

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Up The Long Ladder", even though the away team's DNA was taken without permission, wouldn't killing their defenceless clones be an act of murder and ...
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Why does Worf receive only a reprimand for killing Duras in the episode, “Reunion?”

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Reunion (#81), Worf kills Duras in retribution for killing his mate. Far from a clandestine operation, his behavior is discussed with Picard who informs ...
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Is the NX registry used by StarFleet an homage to the Spirit of Saint-Louis?

Was the Starfleet NX class starships paying homage to Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of Saint Louis, registration: N-X-211?
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What are the sleeping needs of the various Star Trek species? [closed]

Humans in the Star Trek universe are like humans today---in general, they require about 7-9 hours of sleep per night to function adequately the next day. Is there any mention of the sleep needs of ...