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What are these plaques in Voyager's briefing room?

In the briefing room of USS Voyager, there is a strangely-shaped plaque or model on the wall, in the little alcove near the door: (S05E17 - The Disease @ 34:38) At some point in season 5 they moved ...
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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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Who signed the Captain Picard Day sign?

With the release of the trailers for Star Trek: Picard we have observed what either a flashback, or an in-universe reproduction or preserved artifact of the Captain Picard Day sign. This also affords ...
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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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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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How does a Trill symbiont get his name?

In the different Star Trek series some Trill with a symbiont appear. The symbiont has a name the Trill takes like a family name. Well known examples are Jadzia Dax and Ezri Dax, both having the Dax ...
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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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Does oo-mox have a similar affect on Female ferengi?

In a lot of episodes of Star Trek involving the Ferengi, we see male Ferengi reacting to oo-mox (having their ear lobes rubbed). It occurs to me that as far as I can remember it is only ever shown ...
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Star Trek interiors, what are they supposed to be made from?

As far as I know the sets from the interiors in Star Trek TNG are made of wood, and it gives them this very soft look. I am wondering what they are supposed to be made of though? In this shot for ...
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Is there any evidence that QWERTY keyboards are available in the 23rd Century?

In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Kirk and crew travel back in time to 1986 to bring some humpback whales to the 23rd Century. Scotty is tasked with building a tank for them, and uses a computer to ...
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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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Why is the Federation Presidency headquartered in Paris, Earth?

The question Why is Starfleet HQ in San Francisco? establishes why Starfleet is based in San Francisco. The Federation council is also in San Francisco. I would like to know both the out-of-universe ...
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Origin of name James T. Kirk

How the name 'James T. Kirk' originate. I heard it might have come from the fact that Gene Roddenberry once lived in NJ and the name of a mayor from Elizabeth, NJ was James T. Kirk.
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How are the Prophets connected to the Orbs?

During Sisko's visions, we see him surrounded by people he has encountered in his life. Quite a few people, often more than half a dozen. Incidentally, there are said to be ten Orbs. I noticed that ...
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Are Betazoid cats empaths?

In Star Trek: The Next Generation season 2 episode 15, Deanna Troi mentioned that when she was a girl she had a Betazoid kitten, and that her mother and this cat did not get along well. This led me ...
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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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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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Which props in Star Trek: Picard are reused from the original TNG show and films (if any)?

We established here: Who signed the Captain Picard Day sign? That the Picard Day sign from Star Trek: Picard is not the same as in TNG. However we've also seen Which props in Star Trek: Picard ...
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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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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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What sort of goods or resources does a Federation Star Ship require to operate?

I am making a game that is inspired heavily by Star Trek. The nature of the game requires that you are going about the Galaxy but are limited in some way, hopefully by resources. But aside from the ...
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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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Did Garak know Julian was to join section 31

in the first season of DS9 garak seems to specifically seek out Julian Bashir and then across the duration of the TV show has regular lunch with him and involves him in assorted Obsidian order Hi-...
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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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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 was the TNG Technical Manual created and was it a live document?

On most questions regarding Star Trek TNG, someone will eventually quote the technical manual as a reference and it does sound and look as a very comprehensive guide to TNG and Star Trek universe. I'...
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Do Borg have different collectives depending on which reality they exist in, or are all Borg across all realities part of the same collective?

Similar, but not what I'm after. In TNG Parallels, one of the alternate Enterprises consists of a Riker who claims that: The Borg are everywhere! So there's Borg in at least two universes, ...
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How long did it take to build Data?

In this answer, I created a timeline based on what we learn about the Crystal Entity on-screen. In my own answer, I make a speculative case for the entity probably being delayed and Soong building ...
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Is there a precedent for Romulans settling honor battles in a sword fight?

In PIC:1x04 "Absolute Candor" - we see Picard challenged to a sword fight by Romulans on the planet Vashti. In the episode we see Picard tear off a sign, 'Romulans Only' and stomp on it, to ...
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What are all the items shown in Picard's vault?

When Picard enters his personal vault in Star Trek Picard S01 E01 Remembrance, his vault is filled with memorabilia. While the model of the USS Enterprise-E is easily recognized (surprisingly no model ...
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What happened to the Borg ship that attacked the outposts in the neutral zone?

We know that the Borg were already right by the Federation and Romulan space in the episode called “The Neutral Zone” in season 1. I know changes were made to the Borg later due to the writers' strike,...
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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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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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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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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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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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Starship areas described but never shown

I was thinking about something slightly related to this (possible another question later but it might be regarded as a duplicate) I do not have any specifics tech-wise in this but the question is ...
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Worf as a member of the house of Martok

In ST:DS9 5:21, Martok offers Worf to join the House of Martok: MARTOK: The House of Martok would be honored to welcome the Son of Mogh into our family.... as a warrior--and as a brother. Worf ...
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Who was the leak in Starfleet?

In the TNG episode, Preemptive Strike, we learn that a someone in Starfleet has been leaking information to the Maquis. From the script: SANTOS: Macias. I've checked with my sources at Starfleet. ...
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How accurately can Vulcans predict when pon farr will happen?

Pon farr is the Vulcans’ drive to mate every seven years, traditionally resolved by returning to Vulcan and their mate. How accurately can they predict when it will happen? Do they just know “sometime ...
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What is Starfleet's policy on using Telekinesis / Psychokinesis?

Starfleet has many regulations about using technology (such as cloaking) and even abilities (telepathic information is not admissible at trial). Many episodes display Starfleet personnel using ...
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Can you join Section 31 by choice?

In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Bashir is "recruited" by Sloan and in Discovery, Georgiou and Ash Tyler are recruited into Section 31. In any canon material, has anyone ever joined Section 31 by ...
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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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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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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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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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Has a Starfleet officer ever been punished for refusing an “abandon ship” order?

In Star Trek: Into Darkness, acting Captain Spock orders the crew to abandon ship. The entire bridge crew refuses to follow the order and instead remains at their stations. Sulu seems to speak for the ...
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Was the Nimitz-class a predecessor of the Miranda-class?

I recently saw a clip of Discovery and they showed the USS Europa: While there are other shots of the ships from other angles, I noticed it looked very similar to another famous Star Trek ship: I ...
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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 ...