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Is Spock much younger than Captain Pike in Star Trek Discovery?

In Season 2, Episode 8 'If Memory Serves' of Star Trek: Discovery, Spock and Burnham visit Talos IV In the beginning of the episode, a flash back to the unaired episode of the original series is ...
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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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How was Picard's birthplace of La Barre, France selected?

At the time of writing of TNG, La Barre, Haute-Saône, France was a tiny hamlet of scarcely 50 people. Who selected this hamlet as Picard's birthplace? Did someone on the production staff originate ...
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Does the Federation protect pre-warp societies from contact with other species? [duplicate]

The Prime Directive is a Federation concept that some others do not follow (I’m thinking Romulan, Klingon, Cardassian, possibly Ferengi). Whenever a Federation ship discovers a new pre-warp society ...
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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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Class of the Reman Warbird Scimitar

Is there an official class of ship for the Reman Warbird Scimitar? Or is that the one and only of it's class? I have always loved the ship since I first saw it in Star Trek: Nemesis, but other than "...
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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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Would the Vulcan nerve pinch work on a Borg drone?

If the Borg were to attack the planet Vulcan, could Vulcans incapacitate Borg drones using the Vulcan nerve pinch?
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Why is mind meld hard for T'pol in Star Trek: Enterprise?

In the episode "Fusion", when Tolaris does the mind meld with T'pol, she resists, then submits. But, the emotions seem overwhelming. Memory-alpha says Another side-effect was the transfer of ...
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Why did McCoy and Crusher go on Away Missions? [duplicate]

Not all the time, of course, but it seems odd in retrospect as the chief medical officer should be considered too indispensable to risk on a surface mission-McCoy literally risks his life in several ...
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What is the correct process for Landru to absorb an Archon?

In the original Star Trek episode "Return of the Archons", there are two very different portrayals showing how the minds of outsiders are "absorbed" by the computer Landru: In the scene prior to the ...
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In Star Trek, how many people have been resurrected from complete death? [closed]

I know few of the instances: Spock was resurrected in the Star Trek: Search For Spock movie. Kirk was resurrected in the Star Trek Into Darkness movie. Most recently, in S02E05 of the Star Trek: ...
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Who is the chief engineer of the Discovery?

In Discovery episode 2x04, "An Obol for Charon", temporary crewmember describes her task as follows: Chief engineer sent me to firewall off the critical propulsion systems. She tells this to ...
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Can Deanna Troi's abilities be blocked

On Star Trek: The Next Generation, counselor Deanna Troi can sense emotions from people on other ships or planets which are in contact with the ship. It always seemed to me that visual contact (and ...
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Does the Federation design its Galaxy-class starships to destruct in a way that the crew could survive in case of an explosion near the engines?

In Star Trek: The Next Generation's episode named Contagion, the USS Yamato is destroyed because of an antimatter containment failure. At the moment of the explosion the saucer section is separated ...
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How long has this character been impersonating a Starfleet Officer?

I'm having trouble understanding when the changeover of characters occurred in Star Trek Discovery (I skipped some episodes).
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Did the Earth government ever recover or build museums around human spacefaring efforts?

Did the Human governments, or the Federation, ever recover the other Voyager probes, or the various landers sent to Mars in Moon and if they did what did they do to them?
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Could a Borg member survive a ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’-type transporter malfunction? [closed]

Given how durable and adaptable the Borg are, could they survive the type of transporter malfunction seen in ‘Star Trek:The Motion Picture’(1979)? If so, could this Borg member reshape itself into ...
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What happened to Sulu's predecessor?

In the beginning of the Undiscovered Country, Hikaru Sulu has been promoted to captain and commands the starship Excelsior. Where was Styles, the previous captain during this time?
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What happens to a government's classified information when that world joins the Federation?

What happens to a world's intelligence agencies and their version of classified information when they join the Federation? Does it get passed on to Starfleet Intelligence? Are they allowed to keep it ...
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Does gagh provide complete nutrition?

Klingons sure love their gagh. It seems like they're eating the creepy-crawlies every time we see Klingon food. Even if there are other Klingon foods, it raises the question: Does gagh have all of ...
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How did the Caretaker not kill everyone on Voyager when pulling them into the Delta quadrant?

We know that ships in the Star Trek universe can travel very fast, but this is still generally limited by the technology of the time. Sometimes travel is accomplished by instantaneous travel using ...
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Why are there cargo ships in the Star Trek universe when they have replicators?

Why are there cargo ships in the Star Trek stories? With replicator technology and FTL communication, there is no need for cargo ships. You can just transmit the computer files on how to replicate ...
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How can the dilithium chamber on a Sovereign class vessel be accessed?

On Galaxy class vessels such as the Enterprise-D, the dilithium chamber/center of the warp core is located conveniently on the deck that matches the ground floor of main engineering. We can see on a ...
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Have we seen any other alien in Starfleet whose native civilization isn't warp capable?

In the recently launched episode S02E04 of Star Trek: Discovery, we learned that Have we seen such Starfleet officers in Star Trek before?
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Is there a Star Trek episode that completely lacks futuristic technology or non-human traits?

I'm wondering if there's any Star Trek episode which could have been set in any pretty much any other (non-futuristic) setting without modification, even if the appearance of the technology is ...
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What examples of genetic engineering and/or eugenics are there in Star Trek other than the Eugenics Wars?

Excluding Julian Bashir and the products of the human Eugenic Wars... do we ever encounter any species in Star Trek that have engaged in significant genetic self-modification or eugenics? Basically ...
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When and why does an away-team member wear native clothing during negotiation?

In "Angel One," Commander Riker dons the clothing of Angel I before negotiating with Mistress Beata. He tells a snickering Deanna Troi and Tasha Yar, "On Kabatris, I had to wear furs to meet with the ...
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Have USS Enterprise and Captain Pike done anything remarkable by year 2257?

In Star Trek Discovery, in the last episode of the first season, we see Later, at the beginning of the S2:01, we see Question: were the USS Enterprise and its captain famous by the year 2257, did ...
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In Star Trek, is “Aye, Cap” based on real-world military use?

I've been watching Star Trek: Enterprise lately, and I noticed "Aye, Captain" and "Aye, Cap" are used quite often. It's quite a safe bet that Enterprise (and thus the future Federation) is drawing ...
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Does Archer go on any more missions after his speech?

Does Archer actually go on any more missions after he makes that speech? Reed and Mayweather said that they would stay with him because they believed it wasn't his last voyage into space. Or did he ...
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What is the song used in this Star Trek: TNG special feature?

On the sixth and last disc of the season one blu-ray remastered version of Star Trek: The Next Generation, there's a bunch of bonus material including a clip called "The Beginning" which uses one ...
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Why didn't Captain Pike say his background with religion after asking the others in New Eden?

In Star Trek Discovery episode "New Eden" we see Captain Pike ask Joann Owosekun and Michael Burnham what their background with religion is. Joann says she grew up in a Luddite community which had ...
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Who designed/created latex outfits in Star Trek Into Darkness

I was wondering who created the latex outfits in the Star Trek into Darkness. Does anyone know?
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Are “Star Trek: Section 31” books canon?

The recently released S02E03 of Star Trek: Discovery showed operations of Section 31, a secret defence organization of Starfleet. Section 31 was also mentioned in Star Trek Into Darkness movie. Some ...
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Was the Klingon chef on DS9 during the Dominion occupation?

It seems to me a Klingon cook would be at best unwelcome on the station once the Cardassians took it back (however briefly). Was it ever established if he left with the original evacuation or stuck ...
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Star Trek-themed parody of “Bohemian Rhapsody”

While queuing for the bus to work this morning, I randomly remembered one of the songs my dad subjected me to during my childhood. It was a Star Trek-themed parody of Bohemian Rhapsody, specifically, ...
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Was Lt. Tyler's story arc in The Orville a deliberate reference to Star Trek: Discovery?

In The Orville, Lt. Janel Tyler is introduced as a new member of the ship. In 2x04 "Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes", it is revealed that This seems to have a lot of similarity to Star Trek: ...
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The Next Generation episode where Picard encounters a life form (alien) who speaks in allegories (not Darmok)

I'm looking for a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode where Picard encounters a life form (alien) who speaks in allegories (not Darmok). Instead of saying humans, he says "Being mostly made of ...
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Does General Order 1 still apply to a pre-warp Human society? [duplicate]

I’ve been thinking about General Order 1 after watching Star Trek: Discovery, season 2 episode 2, “*ew Eden”. General Order #1 No starship may interfere with the normal development of any alien ...
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Did Samuel Clemens ever get his watch back?

In Star Trek: The Next Generation episode(s) Time's Arrow we learn of time travel shenanigans happening on earth in the 1800s through various artifacts discovered in an abandoned mine. One of these ...
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Why is the Prime Directive applicable to human beings in this episode?

In the S02E02 of Star Trek: Discovery, Now, my question is: Why is Prime Directive (aka General Order 1) applicable to them? Yes, they were pre-warp society, but they were humans.. Less-informed ...
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Why did the Borg use a cutting beam in “Best of Both Worlds” part 1 act III?

In "Best of Both Worlds" part 1 act III, the Borg hail the Enterprise and demand the personal surrender of Picard: "Jean-Luc Picard, captain of the starship Enterprise, registry NCC-1701-D, you ...
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Giving birth in a relaxed environment in the Federation

I was thinking that in the perfect Utopian hi-tech future of Star Trek , there should be a simple and painless way of giving birth (or else they'd discovered that the difficulty and pain was a part of ...
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Why didn't this Vorta recognize O'Brien?

In the episode One Little Ship, a Jem''Hadar attack ship confronts the Defiant while the latter is in the middle of an experiment. The Vorta on board is Gelnon. The ship departs after depositing a ...
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Failed warp core ejections

This answer to this question claims that there are 14 different failed warp core ejections depicted. For the record, although the ejection system is described in detail in the "TNG Technical ...
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Why doesn't the Saratoga eject its warp core at the Battle of Wolf 359?

In DS9: Emissary, Commander Sisko's ship is damaged and incurs a warp core breach. In response, the ship's personnel are evacuated. However, not all of the crew (e.g.: Jennifer Sisko) was able to ...
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Is “fleet captain” a production mistake or an actual Starfleet rank?

In the opening scene of "Whom Gods Destroy", Captain Garth (posing as Dr. Cory) says to Kirk: "Garth of Izar, a starship fleet captain." Was this intended to be a real Starfleet title, or a ...
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What kind of creature was the “God” in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier?

In Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, the Enterprise goes to a planet where they find a creature that claims to be God. What kind of creature was that? Does that ...
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How could they beam up Burnham and Pike in the end?

In the season 2 premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, But, how were they able to beam down Pike outside the pads and then beam up Burnham and Pike from outside the pads?