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Questions tagged [star-trek]

For all questions about the Star Trek universe. Including the television series, films, characters, events, and technology in the universe. For more specific questions, use in conjunction with the relevant tags, such as [star-trek-tos] or [star-trek-tng].

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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 ...
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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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In Star Trek Voyager how/why do they continue using the holodecks? [duplicate]

After Voyager is stranded in the Delta Quadrant energy conservation becomes a concern. This leads the crew to limit their replicator usage by implementing replicator rations and supplementing their ...
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Are remnants of the Husnock civilization ever found?

Kevin Uxbridge admitted to killing all the Husnock in the third season TNG episode "The Survivors." The Husnock were never seen or heard of again in the TV series. However, there are many Star Trek ...
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Which Star Trek episodes mention a living being's 'spirit'?

In the recent Discovery episode S1:E8 “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum”, we see Michael Burnham describe the Pahvans. She says: symbiosis between nature and the living spirit Now this stood out for ...
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What is the typical yield of a Starfleet photon torpedo?

We know that (in the TNG era) Starfleet's photon torpedoes are warp capable warheads, which upon detonation create a very strong matter-antimatter explosion, but what is the strength of this explosion ...
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Why didn't Tuvok tell Janeway that R'Mor would die before giving him the messages?

In the episode Eye of the Needle, they come across a Romulan named R'Mor, who they transport to Voyager from 20 years in the past. Before sending him back in time, they give him messages from the ...
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Is Armus aka 'Skin of Evil' related to the Ba'ul species?

In season 2, episode 6 'The Sound of Thunder' of Star Trek: Discovery we learn a few things about the Ba'ul. So the obvious question is if they are related in some way?
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What produces the sound of transportation? (Out-of-Universe)

This question asks what in-universe phenomena produces a sound when transportation occurs. This is interesting, but it brings up another interesting question - what produces the sound, out-of-...
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Is there canonical evidence for when Short Treks: Calypso is set?

When watching, I first assumed that it was set around 3300, 1000 years into the series' future. However, that doesn't sound right, given what happens at the end of season 2 and the very specific ...
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Why does Spock want to suppress certain knowledge?

At the end of Discovery season 2, Spock suggests during his debriefing that all knowledge of Discovery be suppressed, including that of the spore drive. He seems to imply that the only people with ...
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How did Kirk identify Gorgan in “And the Children Shall Lead”?

In the Original Series episode "And the Children Shall Lead", before Gorgan appears a second time (at about time index 43:45 on Netflix), there is no mention of his name. How did Kirk know the name ...
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Is the Hippocratic Oath violated in ‘Sons of Mogh’ in Star Trek: DS9? [duplicate]

In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Sons of Mogh", wouldn't Dr. Bashir agreeing to erase Kurn's memories and altering his appearance violate the Hippocratic Oath concerning “do no harm”? They ...
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Were any of the stories used in “Star Trek: The Animated Series” rejected from the TV show?

I have just started watching Star Trek: The Animated Series and was wondering if any of the stories come from unused scripts from TOS? So far it is as fun and camp as the TV show and the few episodes ...