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Questions tagged [the-voyage-home]

Refers to the 1986 film, the fourth in the Star Trek Movie series. For use when referring to this movie. Use with the [star-trek] tag.

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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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Why did they need a water tank to transport the humpback whales back to the future?

In The Voyage Home, Kirk and crew spent so much time on past Earth only because of unavailability of a strong water tank. They even messed with the history which could be dangerous. But, the question ...
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How were the whales able to breathe?

At the end of the film Gillian is concerned that the whales won't have air, but they were already in an enclosed Plexiglass compartment. How did the whales breathe in the compartment?
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How Did George and Gracie Fit In the Klingon Vessel?

Through the movie Voyage Home Kirk and crew are in a Klingon vessel. At the end Scotty has two grown humpback whales beamed into the ship. How did both fit in the vessel if it's not that big of a ship?...
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Are whales extinct in the Kelvin timeline?

Referencing Star Trek - The Voyage Home, where Kirk saves the whales by traveling back in time to San Francisco. Are whales extinct in the Kelvin timeline? And did the "Probe" ever visit Earth?
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Which Earth species are extinct in the Star Trek universe?

In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, we learn that humpback whales are extinct by the time of the Federation. My question is simple: are there any other species native to Earth that are extinct by that ...
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What happened to Gillian Taylor after she joined Kirk and the whales on the Klingon ship? Wouldn't people be looking for her?

At the end of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Is there any discussion about what happened with her after that? (canonical or not) Any "continuing adventures in 23rd century marine biology" stories? ...
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How did the Klingons get the video from aboard the Enterprise?

In the movie, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, the Klingon ambassador shows a video clip of a Klingon boarding party on the Enterprise. This was seconds before the Enterprise self-destructed. ...
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Where is this still of a Caitian admiral from?

When searching for pictures of the Star Trek species "Caitian", I'll always find this picture of a Caitian admiral, which appeared in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home": (Memory Alpha page for this ...
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Abrams' Star Trek shout out to Voyage Home?

I was reading The Best And The Worst Of Abrams' Star Trek Easter Eggs & suspect that amongst the many (in the article & in comments) they missed a huge one in regard to affecting the future. ...
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Have I heard that toast before?

In Star Trek Beyond, a few days before the anniversary of Captain Kirk's father's death, he and Dr. McCoy have a sip of 30 year old scotch taken from Chekov's locker. Bones pours a finger into 3 ...
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Transporting of whales in The Voyage Home: what happened to the air in the tank?

When transporting the two whales and seawater into the tank in the Star Trek movie The Voyage Home, what happened to the air in the tank? I've read the question and answers about regular ...
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Do medicine kits in Star Trek have new kidney pills as standard?

My question is about the medicine kit of Doctor McCoy. http://www.startrek.com/article/treknosis-making-dr-mccoys-magic-pills-real Check out the good doctor's miracle cure from Star Trek IV: The ...
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In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, how did Kirk and Gillian successfully beam aboard the Klingon ship together?

In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, whale biologist Gillian grabs onto Kirk while he is beamed aboard the Klingon Bird-of-Prey. They both are successfully transported on to the ship, fully intact. In-...
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What was the probe in Star Trek 4?

In Star Trek 4, an unknown space probe travels to earth, "EMP"-ing everything on its way and almost destroying the planet by trying to talk to whales. Are there any informations (extended universe) ...
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Where did Sulu get the money for the helicopter?

In The Voyage Home, Sulu pilots a helicopter over Golden Gate Park, to haul slabs of transparent aluminum to the cloaked Klingon Bird of Prey. Where did he get the money for the helicopter? Between ...
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What did the probe and the whales say to each other?

In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, the survival of Earth depends on a mysterious probe having a conversation with humpback whales. McCOY: Well, dammit? You think this is its way of saying 'Hi there' ...
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Why do we see the stairs in the cloaked ship in Star Trek 4?

When they first leave the ship.... in San Francisco, they walk off/down the stairs/lift of the ship... we see the stair rails But the ship is cloaked!
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Why didn’t park-goers bump into the invisible HMS Bounty more often?

In The Voyage Home, why didn't park-goers bump into the cloaked Bird-of-Prey (also known as the "HMS Bounty") more often? It seemed to be a fairly active park in an urban area (San Francisco). ...
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Were the HMS Bounty footprints inspired by crop circles?

In The Voyage Home, the former Klingon Bird of Prey "HMS Bounty" leaves very visible footprints/indentations due to its mass, in a clearing in a park in San Francisco. The cloaked landing and the ...
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Bridge of HMS Bounty between The Search for Spock and The Voyage Home

The bridge of Captain Kruge's ship — stolen by Admiral Kirk and company in The Search for Spock and re-christened the HMS Bounty — looks completely different between that film and The ...
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How did they expect to repopulate the world with Humpbacks after 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home'?

The Humpback whales, George and Gracie, were brought back to the future in order to save earth and repopulate the species. How was this accomplished? While Humpback whales have a life expectancy of ...
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How did Spock calculate the time travel?

In Star Trek IV Spock takes the bird of prey back in time to retrieve two whales. He does this by slingshotting the ship around the sun. It's my understanding that the Federation cannot travel in ...
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Why does the aluminium need to be transparent?

In Star Trek IV, Scotty gives away the formula to the inventor of transparent aluminium. This aluminium, if my memory serves me, is to house the humpback whale they must procure from the past. Crazy, ...
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How did Kirk get the whales out?

In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Kirk and crew time travel to the 1980s and bring in to the 23rd century some humpback whales. Upon their return to Earth the alien probe promptly drains the power from ...