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How many alien women has Capt/Admiral Kirk slept with?

It's an ongoing punchline that Kirk has slept with many women across the galaxy. Is it actually based in fact though? In the TV series and movies, how many actual women did Kirk boldly go into with ...
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Is there a reason why Sci Fi Australia wouldn't get the broadcast licenses for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine?

In Australia, the Foxtel (Pay TV) Channel SciFi (ch 123) has been airing repeats of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. while not strange by itself what gets me is that The Next ...
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What is the angel in the Star Trek: Discovery title sequence?

What is the angel silhouette in the title sequence? The opening is starkly different from other series themes. What does the angel mean?
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Who was the first Klingon to undergo choH'a and change his anatomy?

Was Voq the first Klingon to undergo choH'a, or was this process already an established ritual when Voq was ordered to undergo it? It seems reasonable they have used it for other races in other ...
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Why didn't the Voyager crew abandon their ship for a free trip home in Prime Factors?

Voyager was willing to abandon Voyager in Eye of The Needle so they could beam themselves onto a Romulan research ship, however when they had access to unlimited labor and space-folding technology in ...
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Was there an “Internet” in the Star Trek original series?

How did the Federation of Planets communicate and share digital data during ST:TOS? Did the system have a name or designation?
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When was the earliest opportunity the Voyager crew had to return to the Alpha quadrant after being stranded?

Voyager had had many opportunities to cut their journey short or even directly return home which they did not take. For example, Q tried to bribe Janeway during an arbitration by instantly ...
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Is it possible for a ship in a warp field to collide with an object in n-space? [on hold]

I can't find any time when anything at warp has or nearly has collided with something outside warp (in n-space). Star Trek: The Motion Picture showed a near collision between Enterprise and an ...
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Are collisions between ships at warp and regular objects impossible per ST canon? Has any physical thing ever been hit at warp speed? [closed]

Star Trek: The Voyage Home shows us clearly that entering warp speed within Earth's atmosphere has no adverse consequences for the starship. Definitions of what a warp field is do not seem to vary: ...
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Why didn't Data give Picard the stardate instead of the Gregorian date?

In the movie Star Trek: First Contact the Enterprise enters the past through a temporal vortex created by the Borg. Upon arriving there is the following exchange: PICARD: A missile complex? ...The ...
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Do Vulcans have any colonies outside of their home system?

Have the Vulcans established any colonies outside of their home system, as the humans and other Federation species have? If yes, what are they? If no, why not? This is especially relevant for the ...
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Could a ship warp into Borg cube and destroy it?

During the Wolf-359 incident, 39 starships were destroyed, and 11,000 people were killed or assimilated. Why didn’t one of the smaller ships warp into that one Borg cube? Doesn’t warping into it ...
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Why is Worf so terribly mean to Chief O'Brien in the Star Trek DS9 episode “The Ship”?

In DS9: The Ship Worf is really mean to O'Brien while Muniz is dying. He practically taunts the Chief about Muniz's impending death. Worf may be a "Klingon Warrior" but he's never acted like this. Not ...
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Is the Klingon Bird of Prey a Canada Goose?

While partly written to celebrate the 150th Birthday of Canada today, what follows is a serious question nonetheless. The Klingon Bird of Prey is one of the iconic ships of Star Trek. In-universe, ...
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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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Did Ki Mendrossen from “Sarek” study the teachings of Surak?

In the TNG episode "Sarek", Ambassador Sarek arrives on the Enterprise-D with a small entourage that includes a Terran male named Ki Mendrossen, who introduces himself to Picard and Riker as Sarek's ...
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Did Lore Know About B4?

Did Lore and B4 ever know each other? Lore knew Data as his younger brother but did he ever come to know his older brother?
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Does Worf stink?

Apparently Klingons, or at least Worf, hate to bathe. Does this mean that Worf stinks to high heaven? Or do Klingons consider using the sonic shower/washing at the sink to be acceptable, whereas ...
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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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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 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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Why were only Jean Luc and Guinan so outright hateful to the Borg (“I Borg”)?

I notice that the others were either against the plan to destroy the Borg (Beverly Crusher), or, even if for the plan, at the very least middle of the road and somewhat neutral in their feelings and ...
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Why didn't Voyager make a cloaking device?

Voyager is lost and has to pass through some pretty hostile territories. So a simple question: wouldn't a cloak have made their journey easier and safer even if it's only used sometimes? We know the ...
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If Shinzon were to replace Picard how is the age difference explained?

I was doing some figuring about Shinzon's age in Star Trek: Nemesis. The more figuring I did the more confused I became. Am I right in the understanding that Shinzon was designed to replace Picard in ...
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How does this restore Kurn, Worf's brother's, honor?

DS9 "Sons of Mogh": KURN: I have never understood you, Worf. But I do know this. In your own way you are an honourable man. (Kurn passes out.) WORF: And you will be an honourable man again,...
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Has a Ferengi ever worked for Section 31?

To quote this answer: This is similar to the situation with the Ferengi in Star Trek. Due to their willingness to trade with anyone - they even trade with the Dominion - and their expressed ...
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Who made the Dyson's sphere in Star Trek TNG?

According to this wikia, the Dyson's sphere discovered by the Enterprise in the episode, "Relics" was large enough to support the life of 4 million earth sized planets, if you do some rough math, that'...
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What happened to Gillian Taylor after she joined Kirk and the whales on the Klingon ship? Wouldn't people be looking for her?

At the end of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Is there any discussion about what happened with her after that (canonical or not)? Any "continuing adventures in 23rd century marine biology" stories? ...
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What happened to Goran'Agar

As far as I know Goran'Agar (from the episode 'Hippocratic Oath') is the only Jem Hadar without the addiction of ketracel white. In the end of the episode he disappears into the forest. Are there ...
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What happened to Nog's field promotion on the Valiant?

During "Valiant" (S06E22), Nog is given a field promotion from Ensign to Lieutenant Commander when he's assigned by Tim Watters (himself only a Red Squad Cadet who received a field commission to ...
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Do the Ferengi have their own version of Reincarnation?

From the episode "Little Green Men": ROM: Maybe we are dead. QUARK: What are you talking about? ROM: Maybe this is the Divine Treasury. QUARK: Oh, don't be ridiculous. The Divine ...
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Why does Starfleet allow racism and speciesism?

In Star Trek, I have encountered several situations in which Starfleet makes remarks towards somebody's race, in a form that even nowadays most people will find offensive. These behaviours seem to ...
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Why can’t Voyager crew beam in new lungs for neelix? [duplicate]

In Episode 4, Season 1 of Voyager, Neelix gets attacked by a species that beams out his lungs. As a hot fix, the holographic doctor creates a hologram of his lungs, based on a recent Transporter log. ...
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Which individual has the highest kill count of any Star Trek crew?

Re-watching Worf shoot another Klingon at point blank range (season 1 episode 20), I wondered if, despite his being Klingon and therefore the token warrior on the series, he actually had the most ...
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How many witnesses were there in the “Civilization” episode's final scene?

In "Civilization"'s final scene, Captain Archer says How can that be true, if just prior to that scene we can clearly see another scene in which Seems to me like a clear hole in the episode's plot. ...
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How many miners were operating mines in “Civilization”?

In the episode "Civilization", close to the episode finale we can see an underground mining facility. It is shown in a very quick cameo, yet I am pretty sure that it is large enough to be operated by ...
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Was Terok Nor the main administrative facility during the Bajoran Occupation

Dukat used Sisko’s office on Terok Nor when he was Prefect of Bajor, so he had a presence there for sure. I find it difficult to believe however it was the prefects’ and what must have been a massive ...
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How could Quark play 200+ Tongo games in one month?

What is the average time needed to play entire Tongo game? I understand that, due to its nature, one can play a real quick deal and another a really long one. That's why I'm asking about average time. ...
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Is there any connection between the Vorta and the Romulans?

In Star Trek V, Sybok mentions Vorta Vor, the Romulan paradise or original place of creation. Assuming the perspective of the Jem'Hadar, the Vorta play a similar role: By supplying them with Ketracel ...
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Why do aliens from the Delta Quadrant also refer to that part of the galaxy as 'Delta Quadrant'?

If I was living on a planet somewhere in the galaxy and decided to divide that galaxy into some named parts, I would probably name my own region the 'Alpha' part, and chances are that not all species ...
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Why would passage through Borg space take too much time?

I've just re-watched "Scorpion: part 1 & 2". This time I noticed there is a problem with the whole premise of the episodes. It's this part of part 1: BORG: State your demands. JANEWAY: I ...
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Does Q ever actually lie?

In the episode Deja-Q, Picard openly accuses Q of being dishonest: Q: I have no powers. Q the ordinary. PICARD: Q the liar. Q the misanthrope. And in the DS9 episode Q-Less, Vash claims ...
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What is the final state of the Krenim Imperium?

During "The Year of Hell" (the ultimate reset-button episode), various changes in the timeline occur. This is due to Annorax' manipulation of the space-time continuum, by use of his weapon ship. At ...
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Was “Tapestry” meant as somewhat of a comedy?

I ask because a lot of people laughed at Lt Picard.
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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 exactly did Voyager beat the Borg ship in the beginning of “Dark Frontier”?

Was it that Voyager had Borg technology? Was it that something went wrong in the Borg's magnetic field? All I saw was Starfleet photon torpedos destroy the Borg. How was that so?
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Under Ferengi law, is murder permitted if it is for the sake of profit?

The question is exactly how it sounds: is murder allowed if it is for the purpose of profit in Ferengi law? For most of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the Ferengi culture is entirely based in profit, ...
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Why did Ceti Alpha VI explode?

In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Khan explains to Chekov and Captain Terrell that "Ceti Alpha VI exploded six months after we were left here. The shock shifted the orbit of this planet and ...
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“Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode focusing on crew members below command level

There's an episode of The Next Generation that focuses on the Ensign-level crew members, rather than the Command-level crew. I cannot remember the name of this episode - and I do not remember enough ...
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What's the origin of Picard's signature phrase, “make it so”?

Was Jean-Luc Picard's famous "Make it so" phrase introduced by Patrick Stewart or by the series writers? Was use of the phrase inspired by any other fictional character? What I was wondering was, was ...