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Questions tagged [uss-enterprise]

A series of vessels (or "starships") created by Starfleet between the 22nd and 26th centuries, with registries NX-01, NCC-1701, and NCC-1701-(A-J). They appear in three of the Star Trek television series and in every Star Trek film. Use this tag when asking about the ship itself.

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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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Why didn't Picard use a tractor beam to stop the borg sphere from going back in time?

After the Enterprise engages with the Borg cube, it witnesses a Borg sphere heading towards Earth and then go back in time. Picard knows all too well the Borg are not allies and any Borg entering ...
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How does one change the polarity of shielding on the NX-01? [closed]

I've been watching the first season of Star Trek: Enterprise, and on more than one occasion, the crew protects themselves by "polarizing the shields" or changing their polarity. The question that ...
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Was the corridor between the Enterprise-D's bridge and the conference room ever shown?

In the Enterprise-D simulation Stage Nine, the corridor from the Enterprise's bridge to its observation room (the one oft used as a situation room or briefing room) loops around, with the door to the ...
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What is the approximate internal volume of the USS Enterprise (TOS, pre-A)?

I'm interested in either of two numbers. The first number would be the empty space volume that the crew walks around in, presumably including restricted access spaces like the Jeffries tubes and space ...
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Which Enterprise can be maintained by the smallest skeleton crew?

In one of the questions, I have noticed that Enterprise (NX-01) requires a crew of 100 people in order for the ship to operate. We know that runabouts and ships like the Defiant can be maintained by ...
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When was the design for the “original” Enterprise (NX-01) created?

While watching Star Trek: First Contact, I noticed that Captain Picard keeps a case with models of all the previous Enterprises, including what seemed to me to be the Enterprise NX-01. This ship ...
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What are these rooms on the Enterprise blueprints?

On the Star Trek Blueprints - General Plans (1973), what are the "Personal Isolation Rooms" in the blueprints of the Enterprise? Also, on deck 21 aft of the bowling alley there is a section that ...
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Can Galaxy-class starships eject their warp nacelles?

Watching the TNG theme, I've noticed an odd pattern in the aft-ventral hull of the Enterprise-D: It can be clearly seen 48 seconds into the opening sequence at high resolution . It always looked to ...
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Is there a reason USS Discovery's registry number (NCC-1031) may be similar to Enterprise's (NCC-1701)?

It seems to me more than coincidental that USS Discovery and USS Enterprise have similar registry numbers (1031 vs 1701). Now, I'm not really expecting there to be much of an in-universe explanation ...
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How many years was each Enterprise in service while eclipsed by a newer cruiser class?

Typically, a new version of the Enterprise is built or renamed as a ship of the latest and greatest cruiser-type class of ship available. Realistically, of course, the Enterprise isn't necessary the ...
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Why did the Enterprise go on her mission? [duplicate]

My question is: Is there an official reason why the Enterprise went on their 5-year Mission? Or was it just to explore new worlds?
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Does the Enterprise-D bridge have a top window?

According to this VR walkthrough of the Enterprise-D — which is amazing by the way — it appears the bridge has a top window. Is that accurate?
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What deck are Will Riker's living quarters on?

According to this Wiki, Riker has two quarters. To clear up any confusion that may arise in advance, I am talking about his main living quarters - not the ones he takes his concubines to. I can't ...
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In Star Trek, can anyone just operate a panel on the bridge?

In the pilot of Star Trek Voyager, at point 14:50 to be exact, we see young Ensign Kim report to the captain on the bridge and then directly assume his station (panel behind the captain's chair), ...
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Was the “Enterprise” Enterprise ever mentioned in Star Trek TOS? [duplicate]

Was Captain Archer's "Enterprise" ever mentioned or acknowledged on the original series of Star Trek (or any series prior to when "Star Trek: Enterprise" was made)? Even if it wasn't actually ...
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Why didn't the Enterprise refit's nacelles glow?

In most every Federation starship design that I can think of, the nacelles have glowing Bussard collectors (red, usually, but blue in the new timeline) with the exception of the TOS-era movie ships. ...
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How many shuttles the Enterprise-D carried?

I ask this because I was myself asked, and did not know the answer (despite being a life-long Trekker). As this refers specifically to the Galaxy-class Enterprise, perhaps there is a specifications ...
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Which ship can go faster, the Millennium Falcon or the USS Enterprise?

As far as I can tell, both universes have equally objective ideas of speed. Do we know how fast the two ships can go? Which is faster?
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What happened to the rest of the crew from Enterprise-C?

When four Romulan ships defeated the Enterprise-C, they likely captured the ship itself. They did capture Tasha Yar, so they could have captured other crew members. If the Romulans captured the ship ...
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Are escape pods placed at strategic locations around the Enterprise? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: Beyond I noticed that Kirk ejects directly from the bridge when the Enterprise is going to crash. Does he have the only escape pod that ejects from the bridge? Is is so he can give ...
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Why were they not allowed to use this seat on the Enterprise while in a spacedock?

In Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Sybok captures the Enterprise and confines Kirk, Spock and Bones to the brig. Inside the brig there is sign on the wall in the background that reads "Do not ...
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What signs of life did Chekov see on the Enterprise?

In Star Trek Beyond there's a pretty cool scene where Captain Kirk and Chekov head toward the wrecked Enterprise with their prisoner, Kalana. When they see it from a distance Checkov immediately pipes ...
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Were there any noticeable differences in the new NCC-1701-A?

In the final scene of Star Trek Beyond, the Enterprise crew gathers for a Kodak moment, looking out through the largest bay window in the universe as the Enterprise is being re-built within Starbase ...
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How many times has the Enterprise been destroyed?

How many times has the starship Enterprise been destroyed? This includes the NX-01 as well as any of the others we have seen, starting with the NCC-1701, without any letters suffixed on the end or ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for the proximity of the nexus to earth?

When the Enterprise-B was launched in Earth-orbit, it was only 3 lightyears away from two transport ships captured in the Nexus. That means the Nexus was the closest out-of-system object. However, ...
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What is the purpose of the Enterprise tail fin?

In Star Trek Enterprise (the prequel series), the NX-01 has a fin/wing that connects the two engines and nacelles. What is contained in this area? There appears to be a large room in the middle of ...
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Should the name “Enterprise” have been retired?

Obviously "Enterprise" is pretty much synonymous with "Star Trek", so new shows and movies will continue to have an Enterprise. However, in-universe, how many times does a ship of a given name need ...
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Out of universe - Was the Y-wing design influenced by The Enterprise?

I find the Y-wing has a quite unique design among the star wars crafts and always wondered if it was influenced from elsewhere. Despite the difference in sheer size it looks similar to the Enterprise ...
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Why are Starfleet bridges positioned so vulnerably?

I haven't gone through in detail for all the Starfleet vessels I know of, but it seems that all Enterprises seen in the TV show and movies have bridges positioned right in the top middle of the saucer ...
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What is the short story in ST:TNG about the Enterprise itself saving her crew?

I'm near positive it's in the Strange New Worlds series It was published between 2000 and 2010 IIRC The story is from the perspective of the ship's computer Somehow the crew is incapacitated (IIRC ...
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What is the offensive distribution between the stardrive and saucer section on a Galaxy class star ship?

I am wondering about the combat effectiveness of the saucer section of a Galaxy class starship is compared to the stardrive section. I know that the saucer section can sustain a warp field but not ...
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Why was the saucer separation so rarely done on the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)

There are many occasions where saucer separation on the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) would have come in handy but it was only done a few times. Is there a reason they did not do it more often? It ...
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How big is the main viewer on the bridge of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)

I am wondering what size the view screen on the bridge of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) is. I want to know how it compares with current consumer display technology. I am thinking if the information ...
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Did we ever see the captain's yacht?

When you look over the Star Trek the Next Generation Technical Manual's schematics of the USS Enterprise, one interesting thing indicated on the underside of the saucer section is the presence of the ...
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Was the original Enterprise truly the first sci-fi spaceship designed purely for exploration?

In this video, the astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson chooses the Enterprise over the Millenium Falcon. One reason he gives is that the Enterprise is the first sci-...
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Did any Star Trek actor play both a Starfleet crewmember and one of the encountered aliens? [duplicate]

Is there any actor who has played, in different Star Trek episodes, both a Starfleet crewmember (of the Enterprise, Voyager, etc.) and one of the alien strangers encountered by the crew? ...
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Why is the Enterprise XCV 330 not on the wall in Archer's ready room?

As can be seen in the below image of Archer's ready room, there are four sketches of various ships bearing the name Enterprise: Compare this, though, to to the below image seen on the Enterprise in ...
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If the Enterprise is the flag ship of starfleet, why is there no Flag officer on board?

Forgive my lack of military understanding, but shouldn't a Flag ship have a flag officer on board? The Enterprise is often described as the Flag ship, but which flag officer does this refer to, or ...
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How many pets do we know about on the Enterprise-D?

Obviously Data has his cat Spot and Picard has his fish. Bit of a random question, but what other pets do we know that reside on the Enterprise-D i.e. how many do we know about?
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In TOS: The Enemy Within, why didn't the Enterprise use shuttles after the transporter broke down?

I've heard the out-of-universe explanation is they simply didn't have the props and sets for shuttle scenes that early in the series. Indeed, we don't see any Federation shuttles until The Menagerie, ...
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What, if any, locking mechanism do the doors have on the Enterprise?

In TOS: Space Seed, Khan manages to force open a door that's been "locked from the outside" with only his bare hands. Although he is "five times" stronger than a regular human, the door doesn't seem ...
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How much energy could the Enterprise-D produce?

Just watched TNG: The Dauphin. In it the following exchange occurs when receiving a powerful transmission: Data Sir, sensors indicate the communication originated from a tera-Watt source on the ...
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Was there ever a time that the crew of the Enterprise-E would have worn TNG S1-7 / DS9 / Generations-style uniforms?

In 'First Contact', La Forge makes reference to the crew of the Enterprise-E having been in space for over a year by that point. Given that the revised ST:FC Starfleet uniforms (grey shoulders) were ...
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What is the canonicity of the appearance of USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B?

This question arises from the answer to In which ways did scanning Nero's ship enhance/change Starfleet technology? which shows this image I believe all the USS Enterprises appeared on-screen ...
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How was the USS Columbia able to catch up to the USS Enterprise?

The NX-01 Enterprise has left space dock and been gone for awhile. They had to travel 8.2 hours at maximum warp with the engines running at 105%. Enterprise "Affliction": T'POL: The freighter's ...
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When and why did the Enterprise get balls?

When the USS Enterprise first appeared, its warp nacelles looked like this from the rear: At some point in The Original Series, the ship seems to have enjoyed a mild refit, resulting in ball-like ...
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Was every starship refitted as of the 2280s?

The original USS Enterprise underwent a refit under the supervision of Captain Will Decker and Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott over the period 2269-2271. In this time, the Enterprise went from to ...
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Why did the producers decide to name the Enterprise the Enterprise-D?

Star Trek: The Next Generation first aired in 1987 and is set in 2364. Now, the Enterprise-A was first unveiled in 1986 at the end of The Voyage Home 2286. My question is this: why did the producers ...
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Is the USS Defiant (Defiant class) or the NCC 1701-E Enterprise (Sovereign class) a stronger ship for battle?

I'm rewatching DS9 and have been watching a lot of the Dominion war battles. I see a lot of the Galaxy class ships in the battles. I don't recall seeing any of the sovereign class ships in any of the ...