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What is the processing power of Lt. Commander Data in Star Trek - The Next Generation? [duplicate]

I overheard some of the kids in one of my programming classes discussing this. I am curious as to what the answer is. What do you guys think?
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Can an individual apply to become a Federation citizen?

It's a plot point in Deep Space Nine that Nog, as a non-Federation citizen, requires a waiver to attend Starfleet Academy. That leads to the question of how one can become a Federation citizen if one ...
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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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How big is Starfleet (at the top)? [duplicate]

During the TNG years (or at any point you like until the end of DS9), how many active Starfleet officers were there overall, at a given time, of the ranks: Fleet Admiral Admiral Vice-Admiral ? ...
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What is a “standard orbit” in Star Trek?

Whenever the Enterprise arrives at a planet, Kirk orders a "standard orbit". But what are the properties of a standard orbit? And has anything other than a standard orbit ever been used? ...
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What is the deal with Commodore Oh's name?

In Star Trek: Picard episode 2, "Maps and Legends", we met Commodore Oh who appears to be very high in (the head of?) Starfleet Security or Section 31. Objects on her desk and her position indicate ...
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What did Picard not regret saying to Worf in Star Trek: First Contact?

In Star Trek: First Contact, Picard and Worf have an argument leading to Picard calling Worf a coward. After he comes to his senses, he says: Picard: Mr Worf, I regret some of the things I said... ...
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How can Picard have a Romulan housekeeper?

In Picard, Picard has a small but loyal staff at his home. His housekeeper appears to be a Romulan. At the same time there is great tension between the Federation and the Romulans, not helped by the ...
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Was this the first use of the F-word in Star Trek? [duplicate]

In Series 1 Episode 2 of Picard, Admiral Clancey accuses Admiral Picard of 'f***ing hubris'. Is this the first use of the F-word in TV/movie Star Trek?
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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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Do we know of any history between Admiral Kirsten Clancy and Picard?

In Series One, Episode 2 (Maps and Legends) of Picard, Picard appeals to Starfleet for a ship, but is denied by Admiral Kirsten Clancy. During their exchange, Picard admits that he and Clancy have ...
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In Star Trek, do new civilizations ever get sick when they are first contacted?

I can only speak for TNG, but in all of the missions to uncontacted worlds, no new civilizations have ever gotten sick. When the Europeans made first contact the Native Americans, the Native Americans ...
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In Star Trek Discovery episode three, why let the tardigrade out? [duplicate]

In Star Trek Discovery episode 4, one of the crew members deliberately lets out the (seemingly) murderous and invincible tardigrade. Unsurprisingly, this doesn't end well. Why would she do that when ...
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Are Romulans related to Xenomorphs? [closed]

In the first episode of Star Trek: Picard the character Dahj is attacked for a second time. During the fight it is revealed that the attackers are Romulan. Dahj fights off all the attackers, but one ...
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Blue Alert in VOY: “Dragon's Teeth”?

Why doesn't Captain Janeway initiate Blue Alert in the episode "Dragon's Teeth"? Note that the threat from the Turei had ended before she gave the order to land the ship. (Netflix time index: 6:20)
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Were the TNG-era uniforms re-created or reused? [duplicate]

In the first episode of Star Trek: Picard, "Redemption" we observe with uniforms from the TNG and Nemesis era. Were these uniforms re-created or reused? Related: Which props in Star Trek: Picard ...
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What's the inspiration and/or meaning behind the names Dahj and Soji?

Certainly they are reminiscent of the name Lal, which means "loved one" in, I believe, some South Asian languages... But what do we know here, both in and out of universe?
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Why did Picard not recognize this individual in the first episode of Star Trek: Picard?

Why did Picard not identify Dahj as Lal in Picard S01E01 "Remembrance"? The background is that Data had made a painting, which we had not seen before, of his daughter Lal. As the painting is titled "...
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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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Are Borg Drones able to adapt to projectile weapons? [duplicate]

The drones are able to adapt to energy weapons, but what about kinetic weapons like bullets or rail guns?
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Why did Worf’s backstory change after season one?

Why did the writers change Worf’s backstory after season one? In the episode “Heart of Glory”, Worf tells the other two Klingons that after he was rescued from Khitomer, he was adopted by a human ...
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Could Data be replicated?

I am quoting some answers from this question: What is the difference between the transporter and the replicator? From this answer: The Transporter cannot produce working duplicate copies of ...
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Are these three Star Trek characters all a result of the same “glitch”?

In the various Star Trek shows, we have seen at least three examples of a Holodeck character achieving sentience: Professor Moriarty (TNG) Vic Fontaine (DS9) The Doctor (VOY) In all three cases, the ...
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Is it a honor or disgrace to be the first host to a Trill symbiont?

The great benefit of having a symbiont is having access to its memories and therefore access to a vast repertoire of knowledge and experience. So, basically, being the first host to a symbiont is, as ...
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In Star Trek, are food replicators also used by everyday people as a household item?

In Star Trek, are food replicators also used by everyday people as a household items? Or is the technology only available to Starfleet?
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Star Trek novel with Vulcan / Romulan shower that removes skin?

Back in the 1980s I read a Star Trek novel I'm trying to identify. Here's what I can remember: Involved the TOS crew & characters, Kirk specifically At some point Kirk visits either Romulans or ...
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What book was Kirk referring to, with the theme of “let me help”?

In TOS: The City on the Edge of Forever, Kirk, having traveled back to the 1930s, says: Let me help. A hundred years or so from now, I believe, a famous novelist will write a classic using that ...
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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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Was Damar's comment to Leeta in DS9 S06E06 ad-libbed by the actor?

In episode S06E06 of DS9 (Sacrifice of Angels), several members of the resistance cell (Kira, Jake, Quark, & Leeta) are sitting around a table discussing the situation when Damar walks in and "...
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Are Tribbles sentient / have a civilization?

Forgive the lack of better words in the title, because, yes, they seem to be aware of their surroundings to the degree that they react negatively to certain species, so they are sentient in the way a ...
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Why did Star Trek Discovery's phasers fire in short bursts, but switch back to beams?

When Star Trek Discovery started I was quite surprised that they did use Kelvin Timeline Phasor effects for their phasor and Disruptor fires...thus short pulses instead of beams. Then, in the Season ...
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Why does the shuttlecraft have what appears to be soundproofing on its walls?

In Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 2 episode 17 there are some extended scenes set inside one of the Enterprise's shuttlecraft. In a few shots you can see what appears to be acoustic ...
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Star Trek episode codes. Do all episodes have one?

The reference work Star Trek Concordance gave every original and animated episode a unique code. For instance: The Doomsday Machine → DMa The Trouble With Tribbles → TT The Ambergris Element → Am/a (...
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References to holographic medics in Star Trek TNG

I seem to recall one episode of TNG where a hologram was summoned to sickbay to "distract" the Borg while the personnel escaped via a hatch or similar. I cannot recall that specific episode in more ...
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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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Star Trek: Have objectionable jobs been automated away? [duplicate]

other questions about cashless society of humans but this seems to have been due to a philosophical change. but is it implied that technology makes it possible for all to have food and shelter even ...
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What's the music in the end of Star Trek: Enterprise S03E18?

There is a song (or tune) at the end of Enterprise season 3 episode 18 (about 4 minutes from the end and playing almost non stop until the end). It's the song that's playing when the reptilians attack ...
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How many EMH's can be on at any moment?

In the Star Trek universe how many Emergency Medical Hologram's can be online at any one time? For example, in Season 4 Episode 14 "Message in a Bottle" the Doctor engages the Prometheus EMH with no ...
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How was Earth able to launch Friendship One so soon after World War Three?

Friendship One was launched in 2067, but how could it have been done four years after WW3 even with Vulcan help?
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Sulu's targeting scanner - the Star Trek original series prop

At some point in the second season of TOS, Sulu's console got an upgrade to include a scanner that rises out of the panel to his left. I have always been fascinated by the motions this scanner goes ...
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Starfleet admirals on the Federation Council?

Why are Starfleet officers present in the Federation Council if it's a civilian body?
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What bodily function would be an appropriate analogy to the “Manheim Effect” according to Data?

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “We’ll Always Have Paris,” what bodily function was Data about to say as an analogy to the Manheim Effect?
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Is there any indication if the ships of the Terran Empire are stronger?

In the Mirror Universe, the Terran Empire is more war and combat focused than the United Federation of Planets, and way more aggressive. The ships on screen appear VERY similar to their counterparts ...
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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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Has Star Trek ever addressed the issue of superluminal communication and time travel?

With our current understanding of space-time and SR (presumably, the understanding shared in the Star Trek universe), superluminal travel can lead to incidental time travel into the past. See this and ...
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Do non-human groups gender their ships?

From various quotes in Star Trek we can tell that Federation officers (or at least the human ones) have preserved the English language tradition of referring to ships with feminine pronouns (e.g. "I'm ...
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Kobayashi Maru - Any known connection to a real person or incident?

While looking up something about the Truk Lagoon, I found that the Japanese naval base there during World War II was commanded by Vice Admiral Masami Kobayashi. He did indeed face a kind of "no-win ...
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Is Star Trek: Picard mixing with the Kelvin Timeline

I recently saw a blurb about the new ST:P series starting next year... One thing they mention is that Romulus (Romulan Home World) was destroyed in a super nova. Wait I thought that event was in the ...
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What US states were added by year 2037? [duplicate]

In ST:TNG season 2 episode 12, "The Royale", the Enterprise crew discovers a lost US space mission apparently launched in the 2030's. They initially determine that time period based on finding several ...
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Doesn't Data know the Kobayashi Maru?

In ST:TNG 2:21 "Peak Performance," Data declares himself unfit for duty after losing a game of Strategema. He tells Dr. Pulaski regarding his loss: This has indicated that I am--damaged, in some ...

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