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What is this pair of rectangular patterns on the Enterprise-D's exterior?

On the Enterprise-D's exterior hull, a little underneath the main shuttle bay, there are a pair of rectangles made up of smaller rectangles with gaps in the middle. In many shots, they are glowing ...
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Why are the O'Brien family quarters on the Enterprise-D so small?

According to this video, Lt. Cdr. La-Forge's quarters are 28 m2, while the O'Briens' family quarters are 32 m2. Why does a family of 3 get such small quarters? Is it because O'Brien is a petty officer ...
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Do any other Enterprises have locations named in a similar way to 'Ten Forward?

The question Does the name Ten Forward have any precedent in the real world or in fiction? and the current answer show how locations on the enterprise match present day naval making schemes: ...
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Does the name Ten Forward have any precedent in the real world or in fiction?

Ten Forward is, of course the inconic lounge/bar/gathering area on the Enterprise-D. It is named after the fact that it is located at the forward extreme of the tenth deck, making it the most ...
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In Doctor McCoy's sickbay bed monitors on the Enterprise, what is "Cell Rate?"

My daughter and I were looking at the readouts above beds in Sickbay. There are measurements for Temp, Brain, Lungs and other things that are very familiar. But what could Cell Rate possibly refer to? ...
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Why does the Enterprise not have any physical access controls?

A repeated plot device of TNG is sabotage and similar aboard the USS enterprise. Malicious agents infiltrate the Enterprises crew again and again by subterfuge, e.g. by posing as crew members, as ...
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What was the minimum power setting of the Enterprise-D's phasers?

As far as I'm aware, hand phasers and the ship's phasers work on the same principle. Hand phasers (and presumably phaser rifles) could be set as low as stun. What was the minimum power that the ship's ...
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Did we ever see the deck 9 windows of the Enterprise-D from the inside?

One of the most recognizable locations on the Enterprise-D is Ten Forward, whose windows are visibly curved, which is easily noticeable from both inside and out. But what about the windows on deck 9, ...
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Where are the outside cameras located on the USS Enterprise-D?

In Star Trek: The Next Generation, when Picard (or the acting captain at that moment) orders "On screen!" when he or she sees a ship or object of interest, they can zoom in with great ...
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Is there any evidence that the Enterprise-E from the Star Trek:TNG films is a descendant of the Vengeance featured in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Both ships are heavily armed and designed exclusively for combat, and both are technologically advanced for their respective eras,and I could easily see the Vengeance take on a Borg cube.
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Why does the hologram jump from the TOS Enterprise to the TNG one?

In Star Trek Picard, Jean-Luc enters a Starfleet building and looks up to see a huge hologram of the original Enterprise 1701. The projection then morphs into the Enterprise 1701-D. Image - side by ...
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Why does Georgiou complain about orange on the Enterprise bridge when there is none?

In DIS season 2 episode 13, when Captain Georgiou walks onto the bridge of the Enterprise, she says Orange? Really? Ew! But I see no orange anywhere in that scene. What am I missing here?
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Enterprise D's Deck 1-Lower - what's it like?

In ST:TNG, we actually don't get to see most of the Enterprise-D. Specifically a lot of Deck 1 is unexplored, and more specifically, Deck 1-Lower. Here are some blueprints of it. I was wondering if ...
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How could the crew abandon the Enterprise-D?

In the Star Trek: TNG episode, "Cause and Effect", Picard gives the order for all hands to abandon ship. It's the only instance I can remember but there may have been others. Now if we ...
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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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Crew rank distribution of the Enterprise D (or Galaxy-class)?

We know that a Galaxy-class starship has a crew complement of about 1,000 members, (see What is the crew complement and capacity of the Galaxy class?), but what about the distribution of these 1,000 ...
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Why does Sisko say Kirk's Enterprise is the first one? [duplicate]

In the DS9 Episode "Trials and Tribble-ations", Sisko is having a conversation with two members of Temporal Investigations. The conversation goes like this: DULMUR: Be specific, Captain. ...
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How do the emergency doors on the Enterprise refit work?

In Wrath of Khan, during the first strike, we see various emergency doors closing on in engineering. One of these appears to bisect part of the warp core. Is this merely an oversight of the production ...
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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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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 did the Enterprise-D carry?

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-D?

As far as I can tell, both universes have equally objective ideas of speed. Do we know how fast the two ships, Millennium Falcon and USS Enterprise-D, 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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