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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Was “Worf” from Star Trek: The Next Generation an afterthought?

In reference to this question about the casting of the character "Data" in Star Trek: The Next Generation series, I noticed that there is no mention of the Worf character. Was he even a primary ...
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Photon torpedo vs. phasers - what is the use of both in-universe

Watching Star Trek I've observed that phasers and photon torpedos are used interchangeably, often seemingly at random. I know that writers probably didn't think/care but I look for explanations in-...
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What two TNG episodes does Ashley Judd appear in and does she say she didn't?

I've read that she denies ever being in TNG, though, I believe, she was in two episodes (though I can't remember which ones).
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Which actors were originally considered for the role of Data in the Star Trek: The Next Generation series?

Please include all who were approached and maybe those who auditioned and later became famous.
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Which actors were originally considered for the role of Spock in the Star Trek series?

Please include pilot and the original series, if that is pertinent.
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Which actors from the original Star Trek pilot “The Cage” appeared in later Star Trek media?

This is an intensive one. From the original pilot "The Cage" with Jeffery Hunter as the captain, which actors have been later credited in any Star Trek media? This includes series, film, audio, ...
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What Star Trek work takes place the furthest into the future of the Federation?

Star Trek: Enterprise turned out to be a cool series, with some convoluted time-travel story arcs. In one, you see the Federation far in the future fighting a battle against the sphere builders. I ...
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What's the difference between a photon torpedo and other fuel-based projectiles?

I think the title covers my question pretty well. How is it suppose to work and what makes it more effective than other kinds of weaponary? Edit: All very good answers, I'll wait a little bit more ...
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Given the multiple defeats at the hands of the Federation, why only one Borg Cube?

Given that the Federation defeats the Borg in every encounter they have, why do the Borg always only send one cube to challenge the Federation? They're pretty smart, you'd think they'd figure it out ...
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Was V'ger responsible for the creation of the Borg?

I remember reading somewhere a theory that V'ger (the being that the Voyager probe had become in Star Trek: The Motion Picture) was somehow responsible for the creation of the Borg. Is this canonical?...
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In the novels, what happens to the Doctor and the rest of the Voyager crew after they return home?

Voyager was a great show with a terrible ending. Basically the entire show revolved around the characters getting home, but when they finally do the credits roll five seconds later. So I wonder if ...
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What was the origin of Star Trek's Borg?

Was there any explanation of the origin of the Borg from Star Trek? I've seen most of the TV shows but not read any books - is it explained there?
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Has anyone tried to map out all the different Star Trek timelines?

I'm thinking of some sort of visual guide to show the relative relationships of all these time-based events.
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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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How is the FTL drive supposed to work in Star Trek?

I couldn't figure this one out. Has anyone? I know it's about anti-matter and some kind of reactor, but what is it supposed to be doing?
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Which technology was introduced through “Star Trek” (2009)?

Star Trek has a long history of introducing new technology. TOS & TNG introduced us with new technologies, who got adopted like the communicator as mobile phone. When watching Star Trek (2009) I ...
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How many different Soong robots were there?

Star Trek TNG's Data was an andriod created by Noonien Soong, who was the Albert Einstein of robots. He was a busy guy and I think I can count about 4 total robots. Does anyone know all of the Data-...
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How can Star Trek: Countdown ever be considered canon?

I've just read this on the Wikipedia article for spaceships named Enterprise: The main setting for the films Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), and Star Trek ...
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Is the Star Trek (2009) movie considered canon?

While I think the Star Trek (2009) movie was pretty cool looking, its story-line wreaks total havoc with all the existing post original series content. I know that Gene Roddenberry was very strict ...
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How many different Enterprises were there?

How may different Enterprises were there? How many were featured in TV or film? The last I heard there was a 'J' in the show 'Enterprise'.
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Why didn't Nero visit his homeworld to warn of its destruction?

In the Star Trek reboot (2009), since Nero and his crew travelled back in time, why didn't they just take off and warn their homeworld of its imminent destruction? The ship had warp drive, did it not?

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