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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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What are the best examples of the prime directive in action? [closed]

I'd like to write about attitudes taken toward the prime directive in Star Trek, potentially including all of the TV series within the original timeline (esp. OS, TNG, VOY, DSP), and need some ...
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How many red bursts were there?

One of the overarching key elements of ST: Discovery's second season is the hunt for a couple of so-called "red bursts", powerful light (?) signals that were/are registered throughout the galaxy (?) ...
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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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Does Control's existence contradict the set canon with regards to AI?

Control has so far shown A LOT of abilities and a huge adaptiblity to situations and the ability to outsmart even very intelligent organic beings and set traps for them. What I'm wondering is if its ...
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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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Did K'Ehleyr know about B'Elanna Torres, or vice versa?

K'Ehleyr was a Klingon/Human hybrid and the mate of Worf. She held a high position within the Federation, yet often lamented her dual nature. B'Elanna Torres was also a hybrid of the two races, albeit ...
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Why was a Klingon targ aboard the Enterprise during “The Schizoid Man”?

At the end of the episode "The Schizoid Man", it is implied that Data wrestled a Klingon targ: RIKER: Does wrestling with a Klingon targ ring a bell? PICARD: Mr. Crusher, take us out of orbit. ...
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Does Anyone Know The Episode of Star Trek Where the Replicator is Used to Recycle a Book?

Does anyone know the episode of Star Trek: Voyager where Captain Janeway placed a book in the replicator and had it recycled? I am looking for the screencap when the book disappeared off the ...
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What ship classes are shown in “Relativity”?

The first 21 seconds of the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Relativity" show the Utopia Planitia ship yards for the first time in Star Trek. During these 21 seconds I counted at least 15 ships which can ...
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How is Burnham's Mom able to find her?

In Star Trek: Discovery, Burnham's Mom uses the Red Angel suit to escape a Klingon attack. She jumps around time but can never reach Burnham. How then does she gain the ability to find Burnham in ...
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Why doesn't this character put on their protective suit?

At the end of Star Trek: Discovery 2x11 ("Perpetual Infinity"), it becomes clear that is somehow linked to the time she operates from. (Why that should be the case entirely escapes me, but this is ...
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Why didn't Khan get resurrected in the Genesis Explosion?

At the end of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, as the Enterprise escapes the nebula, leaving the dying Reliant behind, we see Khan engaging the memory banks of the Genesis device. Later we see Spock'...
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Where did they get the children's artwork used for Captain Picard Day?

The Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Pegasus” opens with Picard, Riker, and Troi in the conference room viewing and discussing a variety of artwork that in the episode were supposed to be ...
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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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Was Spock the First Vulcan in Starfleet?

The idea that Spock was the first Vulcan in Starfleet seems to be a bit of common cultural knowledge with little or no foundation. The StarTrek.com biography states; Because the young Vulcan chose ...
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Why did this character risk his life for the Federation?

The question is a big spoiler for the main revelation at the end of season 1. So if that is the case it seems out of character that he risked his life on several occasions: And on another occasion: ...
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What is the moral justification for Starfleet's actions in S2E6?

In season 2, episode 6 "The Sound of Thunder", So how are the federation justified in It strikes me that:
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Why are all the doors on Ferenginar (the Ferengi home world) far shorter than the average Ferengi?

I was watching DS9: Family Business when I noticed all the doors on Ferenginar are much shorter than the average Ferengi, causing them to crouch down every time they enter a room. That's gotta be ...
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Why didn't the Enterprise-E crew just use holodeck machine guns against the Borg? [duplicate]

Picard is pursued by the Borg while they take over the Enterprise-E. He starts a chapter of some crime-drama holo-novel on the holodeck. The crime boss and his henchmen carry tommy guns, which Picard ...
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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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In Star Trek IV, why did the Bounty go back to a time when whales were already rare?

In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, the Bounty travels back to what looks to be Earth circa 1985 to acquire a breeding pair of whales. Yet at this time, whales were already in danger and people were ...
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What term describes the form of government seen in Star Trek in the TNG era? [closed]

I haven't watched TOS (it's not to my taste), but after watching the whole series of TNG, I liked their system of government (or least what is shown). So what exactly is their system of government, or ...
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When were female captains banned from Starfleet?

In the TOS episode Turnabout Intruder, a woman who wants to be a Starfleet captain states that "Your world of starship captains doesn't admit women. It isn't fair." Kirk agrees with her that it ...
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If Captain Braxton in Future's End never experienced the timeline where he goes back in time, why does he try to stop it in Relativity?

Captain Braxton returns through the rift in “Future's End” having never experienced the catastrophic destruction of the solar system time line, which has been altered. Then in season 5, "Relativity" ...
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Why is the doctor's holographic projection tangible sometimes and intangible at other times? [duplicate]

In "Future's end, part 2", the doctor is fired upon by two Earth militants and the bullets pass through his holographic matrix. Only two scenes prior, with his new holographic projector, he receives ...
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Can lower-ranked personnel refuse promotions?

Commander Riker refused his own command (and, by extension, a promotion) a few times during TNG's run. Captain Picard rejected Admiral Quinn's attempt to have him promoted to admiral. If a lowly ...
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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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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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In “Living Witness,” what happened after the doctor was deactivated and nine Kyrian ships attacked? [duplicate]

The Voyager's story from the doctor ends with this: EMH: Computer, freeze programme. A tragic, needless death, but as you can see, Voyager was not responsible. After Tedran was killed, Voyager ...
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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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What's with the Jem Hadar unique names?

And I do not mean "Jem'Hadar first", "Jem'Hadar second", and so on. I mean these: Remata'Klan, Ikat'ika, Ixtana'Rax, Kudak'Etan Jem'Hadar do not have parents, they are created in birthing chambers. ...
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Why isn't Red Angel simply communicating with normal language instead of giving clues?

In the recently released S02E09 of Star Trek: Discovery, we learned that Why didn't Red Angel simply tell Discovery crew or Spock using normal language?
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After the events of “Blink of an Eye” why doesn't the planet become a major galactic player?

In the Voyager episode "Blink of an Eye" the crew finds a planet where time passes much more quickly than the rest of the universe. SEVEN: For each second that passes on Voyager, nearly a day goes ...
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Star Trek Founders' alien name?

The leaders of the dominion are known for having 3 names: The Founders, what they called themselves, which became their official Star Trek name. Shapeshifters*, what others called them. Changelings*,...