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Do Klingons Respect Human Warriors? [on hold]

In general, especially before the Treaty of Alliance, and the earlier neutral zone cease-fires, the Klingons thought very lowly of humanity. However, fast-forward, in time to after the Treaty of ...
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Why does Captain Kirk wear green in the DS9 episode Trials and Tribble-ations?

We know that in TOS era Star Trek command officers wore gold and operations officers wore red. In the DS9/TOS cross-over episode Trials and Tribble-ations O'Brien explains why Sisko (pretending to be ...
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Does Christopher Pike's first officer have a name?

Rather prominently, Pike's first officer called herself "Number One" when asked in an official capacity. While she gets way more screen time in ST:Discovery, we never see her named. It's now ...
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Why can't Discovery's Data Core be separated from the ship?

In the most recent episode S02E12 of Star Trek: Discovery, As Sphere's data doesn't allow itself to be deleted from the system, My question is: Why can't they simply remove the data core and destroy ...
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What creature or object is represented during the time travel sequence in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home?

The plot of the film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home revolves around the main characters traveling back in time from the 23rd century to 1986, in order to obtain and bring back a pair of humpback whales,...
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Why is Section 31 a big deal to USS Discovery?

In the end of S02E12 of Star Trek: Discovery, I can understand that Section 31 possesses advanced technologies and USS Discovery can't stand a chance in a direct battle. But, USS Discovery has one ...
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Why is Kahless spelt/pronounced like that?

Per the Wikipedia Entry, Kahless (pronounced: /keɪ̯.lɛs/ [kay-les] or /keɪ̯.lɪs/ [kay-lis]; Klingon pIqaD letters: "qeylIS") is a messianic figure in Klingon history, who unified the Klingon people ...
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Why does Spock recommend this not be spoken of anymore?

At the end of ST:DIS 2x14, Spock recommends that in order to prevent the experienced series of events from unfolding again. This left me deeply confused. I understand that the data was ...
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Was the pronunciation of the name Kahless changed deliberately for Discovery?

As far as I can tell, throughout all previous Star Trek installations, the Klingon "national hero" Kahless was always pronounced "kay-less", with a stress on the first syllable. In Discovery, however,...
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What is the fuel limited flight range of the Enterprise?

In Star Trek there have been various star ships with the name Enterprise. All of the ones featured on TV and in movies have, at one time or another, been on missions of exploration and discovery. ...
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Why not modify a shuttle craft?

In the series finale, Burnham creates a Red Angel suit to go through the worm hole. Why not modify a shuttle craft? It already has weapons, so you don't need that many ships to escort you. With a Red ...
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What is that brown stuff around the planet Xahea?

In Star Trek: Discovery, Season 2, Episode 13, "Such Sweet Sorrow, Part I", another Red Burst™ leads the ship to the planet Xahea, home of Queen Me Hani Ika Hali Ka Po, who Ensign Tilly met in the ...
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Why did Discovery continue with its mission?

Star Trek: Discovery season 2 ended with the characters enacting their plan to prevent Control gaining access to the Sphere data onboard the Discovery by attempting to launch Discovery into the future ...
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In “Course: Oblivion”, why did Voyager not find the probe?

After reading a question on ST probes, I was reminded of the Voyager episode "Course: Oblivion" where So my question is, why did the real Voyager crew not find the probe and other non-affected ...
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Why are Starfleet vessels not fitted with seatbelts or harnesses of some kind? [duplicate]

Simple question, seatbelts. I'm looking to see if it's ever mentioned canonically or not. I was watching an early episode of TNG last night, giggling at Riker's dance-like twitching as the Enterprise ...
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In the movie Star Trek: First Contact, could the Borg have been beamed off the Enterprise? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: First Contact, once the Enterprise's crew found out that the Borg were on board, could they have beamed the Borg off the Enterprise out into outer space, or do the Borg have the ...
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How could this affect Pike's future?

In the most recent episode S02E12 of Star Trek: Discovery, How exactly does it work?
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Is there any information that Tilly is related to Janeway?

Is there any information or hints that Ensign Tilly is possibly an ancestor to Captain Kathryn Janeway? The whole aspect of Tilly training to become a captain someday, that it's a struggle for her ...
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Which main TNG character has spent the most episodes 'absent'?

So, I was thinking that most episodes, we see all of the TNG cast every episode, but surely there are some episodes where some characters aren't seen. So, my question is which of the main characters ...
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How do humans dominate the Federation in Star Trek?

With all the various races in the federation, how do the humans manage to dominate it?
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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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When did traveling to Talos IV get a death penalty added to it?

In "The Menagerie", we learn that traveling to Talos IV isn't just a bad idea, it can literally get you killed under General Order 7: Starfleet General Order 7 was a directive that forbade contact ...
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Why does discovery's replicator comment on people's meals?

I'm not too far in to the series at the moment, but so far every time someone has ordered something on the replicator it tells them about its nutritional properties. Why would it do this?
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Why do these communicators from Star Trek differ?

In the picture below, the communicator's buttons and pattern in the center differ from each other. Was there any direct intent to make them look different from although still similar to each other? I ...
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Who can trigger ship-wide alerts in Star Trek?

While re-watching DS9 "The Adversary" (S3E26), in the scene where Miles O'Brien almost catches a hostile changeling infiltrating the Defiant, it occurred to me that I didn't know if Miles even had the ...
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Has Star Trek ever had any battle droid-like entities?

While Star Trek has had android characters for some time (most notably Data and his Soong-type brethren), and we do see that such androids take part in combat from time to time, I realized that I can'...
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How many times does Chief O'Brien die?

"Die with honor, O'Brien." — Tosk, Captive Pursuit Similar to this question, how many times in Star Trek is Chief O'Brien showed or implied to die?
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ST TNG “Manhunt” blooper

While watching "Manhunt", I notice a scene where Madeline makes an error (in Rex's Bar): Jees, Dix. Cuzzo's the guy who iced Marty O'Farron. They never would have nailed him if it hadn't been for ...
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Do Cardassians appear in every episode of Deep Space 9?

Does at least one Cardassian appear on-screen in every episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine?
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What happened on the Pakled ship?

In "Brothers," Lore explains that after he was beamed off of the ship in "Datalore" he drifted in space---until a passing Pakled ship picked him up. Nothing in canon speaks to this, but does ...
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What's the point of using Time Crystal when USS Discovery has got Spore Drive?

In the recent episode S02E13 of Star Trek: Discovery, But, what's the point of it when USS Discovery has got Spore Drive which can take the ship anywhere in the Mycelial Network which spans across ...
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Why does Data repeat his words?

In "Conundrum," Satarran Kieran MacDuff, while aboard another vessel, is able to wipe the short-term memories of all Enterprise personnel. After making Counselor Troi a Samarian sunset (in the ...
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What are the chase lights under Star Trek viewscreens for?

Under the viewscreen on many Federation starships, there are a series of lights that constantly run through a chase or 'marching ants' pattern. What's the reason for these lights? Are they status ...
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What other Star Trek series did the main TNG cast show up in?

I'm referring to Picard, Riker, Data, Worf, Geordi, Dr. Crusher, Wesley Crusher, Chief O'Brien and family, Deanna Troi, Guinan. I know Picard and Worf show up on DS9, though I haven't seen it myself. ...
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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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What references are there to black holes in Star Trek TV shows?

Other than the TOS black star, the naked singularity of the Romulan engines, and the Enterprise episode "Singularity", were there other references to black holes in any of the Star Trek TV shows?
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How do civilians get a ship in the Federation?

Watching ST:VOY S05E15, Dark Frontiers (pt 1), we get to see flashbacks of Seven of Nine's parents while they were aboard the Raven, which appears to be a very Federation design (nacelle placement ...
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Star Trek - X-shaped Item on Regula/Orbital Office Starbases

On Regula/Orbital Office design starbases (we see them in the various Star Trek films and even in some of the series), what is that X-shaped thing we see on the side of the upper structure? See my ...
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Did the Federation have any large starbases orbiting other planets?

In the Star Trek universe, there is a massive star base (one that can house several ships inside of it) orbiting around Earth. Is this the only one of it's kind in the Federation, or do other planets ...
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Why does Locutus refer to Riker as “Number One?”

When Captain Picard was assimilated by the Borg, he lost his prior identity. He obviously was no longer on the side of the Federation, as he was actively working against it. And yet he still referred ...
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How is the universal translator device in Star Trek supposed to work?

It is stated that Star Trek characters can talk freely with aliens using the universal translators, later built-in their com badges; but is it also mentioned somewhere how this device is supposed to ...
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What does “Buhfik t' kunli tor du!” mean in Vulcan?

A user posted this comment. At the end of it, the comment reads: Buhfik t' kunli tor du! What does this mean? Rand al’Thor says it’s in Vulcan, but their translation seems uncertain.
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How big are the Starbases on Star Trek

I know the Earth Spacedock is very large, about 3.8km in diameter & 5km in height. The capacity of this is over 100 thousand people! Are the Lya Station Alpha & Starbase 74, 84, 133 the same ...
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Did Section 31 appear in Star Trek: The Next Generation?

Can anyone confirm whether Section 31 ever appeared in a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode?
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Do Vulcans Have Last Names?

Do Vulcans have last names? I don't recall Spock or his father Sarek having a last name and I was wondering if Vulcans have last names.
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In Star Trek Discovery why can't Saru triangulate their position from the stars? [closed]

In the Star Trek Discovery Episode S1:E9 Into The Forest I Go, Saru tells Captain Lorca: I have no idea where we are. Today we have GPS navigation systems and sonar, but naval navigators of ...
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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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Has this ever been shown in the Star Trek before?

In the most recent episode S02E12 of Star Trek: Discovery, we saw that Pay attention: There's no transporter pad available on either side which seems rather advanced capability to be handled from a ...
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What did Spock want Bones to “Remember”?

In the movie Star Trek: Wrath of Khan, what did Spock mean when he mind melded with McCoy and he told him to "remember"?
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When did Star Trek stop using models?

When did Star Trek stop using (real) models for exterior shots of spacecraft? I recall that there was an actual DS9 model and NCC-1701-D that were up for sale, but I don't think there was a Voyager.