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How does the Doctor recover his ethical subroutines?

In the episode Equinox Part II, the EMH is operating on Seven of Nine, his ethical subroutines having been deleted. Shortly after, he appears on Voyager — presumably after being beamed over by Equinox'...
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Why didn't Voyager offer antimatter purification processes to other Malon vessels?

In Night, where Voyager first encounters the Malon, they attempt to give Emck a technology that will enable the Malon to purify antimatter, thus avoiding the hazardous waste dumping process. Emck ...
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Which Star Trek: TNG episodes show the Transporter controls in use?

I have an image in my head of O'Brien operating the transporter, sliding a finger or two up a marked panel towards a round area while saying "Energize". Which TNG Episode is this from? I know there ...
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“Star Trek” novel with Kirk and Picard encountering a giant Borg drone

I'm looking for the title of a Star Trek novel in which the heroes encounter a Borg drone who was about three meters tall. I think the heroes were Kirk and Picard (which implies this is a ...
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What made the Trill responsible for symbiotes? [duplicate]

Are all symbiotes from Trill and are they native to someplace else?
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Do light-skinned Klingons exist?

In all of their appearances that I can think of in the TV shows, I can't remember having seen a single Klingon individual whose ethnicity differs much from the dark-skinned "standard" one that we are ...
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Star Trek TOS novel that explored the concept of “volition”

Does anyone know the name of the Star Trek: The Original Series novel based that explored the concept of "Volition?" It's a little hazy after many years, but it may have taken place on a planet ...
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Did Starfleet Ever ReEncounter John Doe?

In the ST TNG episode, Transfigurations (S3 E25), “John Doe” is discovered inside an escape pod and over the course of the episode, is transfigured into his species’ next evolutionary state, which ...
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Was Ron Glass's role in Firefly inspired by his role in Voyager?

I noticed that Ron Glass (and respectfully RIP Mr Glass) from Firefly (playing Shepherd Book) also played the same type of character (Loken) on Star Trek Voyager Season 7, 2 years earlier in the ...
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Why was the Klingon Chancellor not constantly challenged to duels?

In the Deep Space Nine episode "Tacking Into the Wind", Worf challenges Gowron, the Klingon leader to a duel, defeats him, and becomes the "leader of the Empire" (which he later passes on Martok). If ...
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Why didn't Voyager use fluidic space to get home?

In the Voyager episode "Scorpion" (S03E26-S04E01), Voyager entered fluidic space, where species 8472 lives. In Unimatrix Zero, Axum mentions an entry into fluidic space in the Beta Quadrant. Surely ...
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Are there any Vulcan Battlecruisers shown in canonical Star Trek?

The Star Trek Universe rarely shows Vulcan ships, and when they do, they usually don't seem to be that powerful. The Federation, Romulans, Klingons, Borg, Cardassians, Dominion, etc. all seem to have ...
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Did the NX-class refit actually appear in the “Star Trek: Enterprise” TV series?

I found pictures of a refit version of the NX-01 from Star Trek: Enterprise. This design added another hull underneath the ship. Did the ship ever appear on-screen with this design during the TV ...
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Where are the air vents located on ships in Star Trek?

In Star Trek: Discovery, "Perpetual Infinity, Michael Burnham and the Discovery crew manage to trap Michael's mother in a containment field. It was set up like a dome around her. Here's a pic: The ...
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How did Harry Mudd transport Lorca off of the Discovery bridge?

In Star Trek: Discovery, "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad, Harry Mudd came to the bridge and used a peculiar hand motion to beam Captain Lorca off the bridge. He didn't even use a voice command. ...
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Why does the U.S.S. Vengeance have an open saucer section?

The U.S.S. Vengeance has an open saucer section with some structure protruding into the open space--which I think is the bridge. Here's a pic: So what is it used for? I thought the purpose might have ...
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Why do the phaser blasts of the U.S.S. Vengeance in Star Trek Into Darkness curve?

In the Star Trek Alternate Reality Series, the Enterprise used red phasers very similar to pulse phasers. I understood that, although they do not really seem that useful, now that I've matured. In ...
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Which timeline is Picard set in?

Given that Romulus is destroyed in Picard mirroring the events of the Star Trek reboot movie, is this timeline following on from that film (i.e there is no Vulcan and Kahn was found far earlier in the ...
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What is the Ferengi Alliance?

According to Memory Alpha the Ferengi Alliance is the government of the Ferengi but it seems as if it is only a company run by the Grand Nagus making deals because: Every Ferengi seems to operate on ...
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Look for Star Trek (2009) fanfic

I am looking for a story I read some time ago. In it Kirk, Spock and McCoy are on a peace mission with some type of telepathic alien or something that uses McCoy to talk with Jim and the others, that ...
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Is there any known connection between Star Trek: Federation and DISC Season three?

It's an interesting thought. About Star Trek: Federation, ...causes Vulcan, Bajor, and Betazed to leave in disgust at the corruption of the UFP, leaving it with only twenty systems under its ...
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Why did Ramdha ask “Which sister are you?”

In Star Trek: Picard, when Soji meets Ramdha in the mess hall, Ramdha asks "Which sister are you?". But I don't remember there being anything about twin sisters in the Admonition. Was there? Or is ...
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Was Geordi La Forge originally intended to be gay?

I've seen persistent Internet rumours that the character of Geordi La Forge was originally intended to be played as a gay man. Most of these seem to stem from a note on IMDB that states that; In ...
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Why not bring back the original actors for Maddox and Icheb in Star Trek: Picard?

In Star Trek: Picard, the search for Doctor Bruce Maddox is an important plotline for the first half of the first season. When he is ultimately found, he is no longer being played by Brian Brophy, who ...
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How did Duras find out Kurn was Worf's brother?

I've always wondered how he managed to find that out. As I just saw the scene where he fights Kurn in "Sins of the Father."
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Why didn't Starfleet know about the Borg prior to the events of “Q-Who”? [duplicate]

I have finally binged Star Trek: TNG and the movie series together so something stuck out for me so I apologize if this had been answered in a novelization or somewhere outside the TV series. In TNG ...
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Is it likely that the Nexus can destroy any ship in the Star Trek Universe?

In the movie Star Trek: Generations, the energy bolts emanating out of the Nexus destroyed two ships and they almost destroyed the Enterprise B. These energy bolts are apparently very powerful and ...
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Who killed K'mpec?

K'Mpec was poisoned. I'm pretty sure it was Duras who did it because Duras was a backstabber and capable of anything. Gowron, as hostile as he was to the High Council, doesn't seem like the type to ...
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Why is it that despite Worf being a traitor to Klingons, Gowron was cooperative with Worf more than Duras?

Throughout the episode "Reunion", Gowron at least makes an effort to cooperate with Worf, and even shows him courtesy, despite the fact that Worf is seen officially as a traitor to the Klingon Empire. ...
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Where do these ships come from?

Spoilers ahead for the Season 1 finale of Star Trek: Picard! In Star Trek: Picard's season finale, "Et in Arcadia, Ego", we can see a huge Romulan fleet pursuing the main characters to the planet of ...
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Where is Captain Picard's window located on the NCC-1701-D exterior?

I've been watching Star Trek: TNG episodes and I noticed that several episodes end with Jean-Luc Picard standing at his ready room window, gazing out into space. However, the stars being reflected in ...
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In Star Trek DS9 “Past Tense 2” why is Sisko still the photo of Gabriel Bell?

They travel into the past, replace the accidentally deceased uprising leader with Sisko and go to the trouble of replacing his identity card at the end on one of the dead bodies. Then Doctor Bashir in ...
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Looking for a Star Trek: 2009 movie fic with dying Bones and caring Spock and Kirk

I am looking for this fic I read it was a Star Trek The Movie fic: Where Bones tells Spock he is dying and not to tell Kirk, Spock tells him he has a cure for his illness from Spock prime. Spock tells ...
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What do I need to watch before watching Star Trek: Picard?

Well, before is kinda too late if you get my meaning, but it might help other people, and it can help for a re-watch. I am a late Trekkie, I didn't even watch all the movies if I'm not mistaken. At ...
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What Starfleet ship classes are visible in the Season 1 finale of Star Trek: Picard?

In season 1, episode 10 of Star Trek: Picard, a fleet of Starfleet vessels arrive. What classes of vessels were present?
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Why does Riker not have to be Admiral to command a fleet?

Why does Riker not have to be Admiral to command a fleet in the last episode of Picard? I would have expected that he gets a field commission and is, during having this, addressed as Admiral.
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What happens to Narek?

So, maybe I was crying too much and missed it, but did season 1 of ST:Picard really end without saying anything whatsoever about what happens to Narek? But really, just: what does he do? Where does ...
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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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Why is Worf uneasy about meeting the peacemaker Riva in the Star Trek TNG episode “Loud as a Whisper”?

In the episode "Loud as a Whisper" (season 2, episode 5) Worf was uneasy about meeting Riva because he negotiated several treaties between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, and Worf said that ...
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Were iron skillets shown being sand blasting cleaned on the storm-plagued planet Rigel XII in Star Trek TOS?

When writing the Earth Science SE question Why don't iron meteorites on Mars rust or oxidize? Why are they shiny? I wrote Is it known why? Have they landed so recently that oxidation hasn't had the ...
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Did other federation starship classes appear in TOS?

In episodes of Star Trek, the original series, I see other ships that are Constitution class. Did any other classes of Federation star ships appear during this series?
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Did Chronowerx appear in episode 11:59?

According to Memory Alpha: In the episode "11:59", a browser called "Browser Hound" by Chronowerx is seen briefly on-screen. However, I can't see this browser or any trace of Chronowerx in this ...
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What was so bad about the what happened to the Borg drones?

In Star Trek: Picard, episode 8, we see the following happening to a huge amount of Borg drones: But instead it seemed as if the Collective saw the fate of these drones as irreversible and bad. Am I ...
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What does “Et In Arcadia, Ego” refer to?

Episodes 9 and 10 of season 1 of Star Trek: Picard are titled "Et In Arcadia, Ego" parts 1 and 2, respectively. One does not use a Latin title like that without it meaning something. What does the ...
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Why did the Zhat Vash fleet not kill the jettisoned drones in outer space?

Why did the Zhat Vash fleet not kill the jettisoned drones in outer space? We know from First Contact that drones can even work in outer space without a space suit. We know from the Voyager episode "...
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Is Picard's note about speed in Borg transwarp conduits correct?

In Star Trek Picard Season 1, Episode 9, Picard says: Is that figure right? In Star Trek: TNG, at warp speed 9.6, the Enterprise-D can travel 25 LY in about 3 days. 3 days / 15 minutes = 288. Is ...
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Do we know from TNG canon that Geordi La Forge wore no underwear?

In the recent comedic skit Star Trek Trivia – Sir Patrick Stewart vs Mayor Pete Buttigieg actor LeVar Burton quizzed Sir Pat and Mayor Pete on Star Trek TNG trivia. Burton: For our final question, ...
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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, probably ...
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How did Arik Soong pass his notes on Artificial Life down?

In Star Trek: Enterprise, S4E6, Arik Soongs decides to abandon perfecting humanity but instead turns to Artificial Life. This is implied by his words: "I've been thinking – perfecting Humanity… may ...
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Why didn't Starfleet ever check on Khan? [duplicate]

Starfleet... never bothered to check on our progress -Khan, Star Trek II, the Wrath of Khan I understand that the odds of the neighboring planet exploding and causing the other planet to shift into ...