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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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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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Did Michael Dorn ever refer to his plane as a 'starship'?

In two separate articles on Wikipedia, the following claim is made: Actor and pilot Michael Dorn owned a T-33.[6] Dorn, who played the character Worf in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation ...
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Red shirt tradition beginning?

Who first noticed that ST:TOS red shirts were an endangered species? Was it one of the fans or in a forum? Subsidiary question: did the producers ever talk contemporaneously about the phenomena?
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Who is this Starfleet crewman and why is he wearing an old uniform?

In DS9 episode "Tears of the Prophets" (S06:E26), Sisko is holding a conference where he attempts to convince the Romulans to help invade Cardassia. In the background is a guy in a TNG-style Starfleet ...
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Do Romulans have a Katra?

As an off-shoot of the Vulcan race, I'm wondering if the Romulans try to hold onto a deceased persons Katra. I know life is cheap to them, but I had to ask and see if anyone knows the answer. Do they ...
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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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What do the floating droplets during the Black Alert in Discovery mean?

In Star Trek Discovery S01:E03 Context is For Kings we see Burnham's introduction to the Discovery. In particular we hear a Black Alert and see floating droplets. My question is: What do the ...
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How old is Neelix?

The Talaxian named Neelix is one of the main characters in Star Trek Voyager: His duties on board the ship range from chef, to ambassador and ship's moral officer. Also, through-out the seasons we ...
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Why wasn't Gates McFadden removed from the opening credits of season 2 of TNG?

This is not a question about why Gates McFadden left TNG; that's been discussed elsewhere. My question is, why didn't they remove her name from the opening credits? Did they not have the budget to ...
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Do any other TNG-era Romulans lack brow ridges?

In the second half of the TNG episode "Unification", Ambassador Spock is hanging out on Romulus teaching the Romulans about Vulcan culture. While attempting to find him, Captain Picard & Data both ...
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Has Data attempted a romantic relationship AFTER getting his emotion chip?

I know of two instances of Data attempting a relationship before he got his emotion chip, first having sex with Tasha Yar early on in the series ("I'm programmed in multiple techniques"), and secondly ...
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What is the lifespan of Betazoids?

What is the lifespan of Betazoids? Is it the same as humans or longer? I remember Lwaxana Troi always being intentionally vague about her age, supposedly out of vanity, but I don’t remember any of the ...
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Discrepancy in uniforms around the dinner table: ST:TOS “Space Seed”

In the Star Trek TOS episode "Space Seed", Khan gets a "welcome to our century" dinner. Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Scott turn out "formal dress" uniform, where everyone else appears to be in their ...
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In-universe rules for extent of handheld phaser disintegration

Being shot by a phaser set to disintegrate/vaporize is rather a tidy death: since when hit in the clothed chest, the shirt, pants, shoes, and entire lifeform within ...
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What nations are represented by the flags in the background in the episode Rapture?

In the season 5 episode "Rapture", during the ceremony scene, in the background we can see a number of colourful flags. One is quite clearly the flag of the Federation... But there are at least two ...
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Has there ever been any suggestion of any interaction or connection between the Q & the Traveler in Star Trek?

In some ways the Traveler appears to possess almost Q like (or at least proto-Q like) powers, so has there ever been any interaction or suggested connection or relationship between the two in the ...
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How to protect yourself from a Vulcan nerve pinch?

Is there any way for a human to protect themself from the dreaded Vulcan nerve pinch? Apparently the only humans to remain conscious through a Vulcan nerve pinch are those who have been genetically ...
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Which episodes led to their writers becoming regular staff?

Most TV episodes, and it seems so for TNG too, are written by existing writing staff, or come from freelance screenplays whose writers rarely, if ever contribute to the show again. Occasionally an ...
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What is the furthest distance that Starfleet ship scanners can detect lifesigns?

In VOY Homestead, Voyager has detected Talaxian life signs 4.9 lightyears away. In VOY Workforce, Kim finds life signs that are 'less than 3 days away at maximum warp', which for Voyager would ...
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Why were Romulans “impressed and seemingly confused” by Humans?

In the Memory Alpha article, Romulan, under Section 2.1 External Affairs: First Contact, it says, Romulans were aware of Humanity for some time before Earth knew of them. Infiltrating the highest ...
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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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How does answering a call from the bridge in Star Trek work?

When an officer is summoned to the bridge, or the captain is called to the bridge, is the communication through the Console? Or is it through the ship's computer? How does the person receive the ...
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Did the real Dr. Bashir check on the brain surgery his changeling impostor did to Captain Sisko?

In the Star Trek: Deep Space 9 episode, "In Purgatory's Shadow Part-1", Worf and Garak are captured and sent to a Dominion prison only to discover that Bashir is already there. Bashir is wearing an ...
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Did we ever see Droid Maintenance?

Apparently, according to the Galaxy class deck blueprints, as shown on Memory Alpha, Deck 36 houses a "Droid Maintenance" room. A series of convention notes from Rick Sternbach's panel at AnimeCon '91 ...
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Was the corridor between the Enterprise-D's bridge and the conference room ever shown?

In the Enterprise-D simulation Stage Nine, the corridor from the Enterprise's bridge to its observation room (the one oft used as a situation room or briefing room) loops around, with the door to the ...
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In Klingon culture, is there a specific meaning behind crossing your arms and/or turning away (besides discommendation)?

Is this gesture only reserved for the discommendation ceremony (TNG: “Sins of the Father”), and subsequent reminders of the status (TNG: “Reunion”)? Have we seen Klingons use that gesture under any ...
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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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Do Klingons do surgery without anaesthesia?

In Star Trek Discovery S1:E11 The Wolf Inside - we see Tyler's flashbacks of what were thought to be torture - were in fact surgery. Vulture writer Mallory Ortberg comments: The procedure was ...
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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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Was “A Town Called Mercy” based on “The Hunted”?

Yesterday, I watched the Star Trek: TNG episode "The Hunted", which revolves around a man, Danar, who at first seems to be merely a particularly skilled and violent criminal, but who is later revealed ...
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Why didn't the Borg send a tactical cube the 2nd time?

For reference, I am talking about the Battle of Sector 001 in the movie "First Contact." I can understand that the Borg were busy dealing with species 8472, and that's a reasonable explanation for ...
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What made the Starfleet Academy ring (of power) into a bomb?

Early in the film, we see Thomas Harewood drop the said ring into a glass of water which reacts violenty and creates a massive explosion. What made the ring into a bomb? This post on reddit includes ...
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Why did the Borg ignore these Enterprise crew members when they were assimilating?

During the movie, Star Trek: First Contact, the Borg were assimilating as many crew members as they could as they took over the Enterprise-E. Picard watches a Borg drone lead a crew member away to ...
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Why does Captain Janeway order the crew to abandon ship in “Year of Hell” if they know the time changes will erase them?

Why does Captain Janeway order the crew to abandon ship in "Year of Hell" if they know the time changes will erase them? They are aware of the time manipulations, so assuming the barely functioning ...
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Do the officers serving in the Federation's flagship have any extra perks/priviliges?

The flagship of the Federation during TNG was the Enterprise-D and apparently only the best of the best served there. For example, Riker is repeatedly commended about his abilities: From the TNG ...
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Do the Discovery Opening Credits Change in Each Episode?

In season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery, we join the crew in gradually learning more about Until episode 2x06, the opening credits contained a blurry rendition of (right after the phaser schematic). In ...
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Why was Guinan on the Enterprise in “Yesterday's Enterprise?”

Given that it was a military ship (no families) in that timeline, should Guinan have even been there?
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Why did Gene Roddenberry write a letter together with three Harvard-Smithsonian astronomers about the planet Vulcan?

News of the discovery of a potentially habitable planet around the star 40 Eridani A (about 16 light-years away) is interesting for reasons including a 1991 letter described below in Sky & ...
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Does T'Pau start the 'Vulcanism' presented in TOS?

Does T'Pau mark the beginning of that kind of Vulcan culture and self-concept that will later be embodied by Spock? Her rise to power is accompanied by a clear break in how Vulcans perceive ...
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Were the other Alpha-Beta quadrant powers aware of the Q?

We know that the Federation, at least the high ranking officials and Starfleet, were aware of the Q as a species but also "De-Lancie-Q" in particular. The thing is, while Q was quite fascinated with ...
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Why did the Reptilians kill the Insectoids?

I am very confused by the turn of events that led the Reptilians to squash the Insectoids like bugs in Enterprise. The Guardians promised the Reptilians that they would become the dominant race after ...
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Is there a book that covers the period between first contact and the creation of Starfleet?

In the Star Trek universe, why and how did humanity change from the time of first contact with the Vulcans to the creation of Starfleet? Is there a book that covers this time period? The basis of ...
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Why were there green Lumin discs above Borg regeneration alcoves and blue ones in random places in Star Trek Voyager?

Why were there green Lumin discs above Borg regeneration alcoves and blue ones in random places in Star Trek Voyager? Meaning, did they have an in-universe explanation for them? These things were ...
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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 the on screen Enterprise turbolift synchronized to its real location in the ship?

I vaguely remember a video showing this. It was done split screen with one side being a scene from TOS depticting Kirk and Spock having a conversation in a turbolift on their way to the bridge. The ...
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What was the green drink that Scotty could not identify?

In the Star Trek: TOS episode "By Any Other Name", Scotty gets alien captor Tomar drunk. Tomar asks him about one particular bottle: TOMAR: "What is it?" SCOTTY: "Well, it's… uh…" (Scotty ...
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What happens to the runabouts when Starfleet abandons DS9 at the start of the Dominion War?

In "A Time to Stand" (S5E26) Starfleet mines the entrance to the wormhole, starting the Dominion War. No reinforcements are sent to defend Deep Space Nine so the fleet can destroy Dominion shipyards, ...
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What was Janeway's final plan in Endgame?

Related, but different from this question and this question. At one point in the episode, they came up with a plan for destroying the transwarp hub; which would involve using a torpedo from within it,...
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Why did Nog ask Vic, “Do you dream?”

In DS9: It's Only a Paper Moon Nog asks the hologram character Vic Fontaine, "Do you dream?" Is this a reference to HAL from 2001: a Space Odyssey?
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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 ...