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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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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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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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How many different Enterprises were there?

How may different Enterprises were there? How many were featured in TV or film? The last I heard there was a 'J' in the show 'Enterprise'.
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Why are quarters on the Enterprise-D so spacious?

Watching TNG I noticed that nearly every crew member has very spacious quarters, which is something that does not seem practical on a space vessel. Today's aircraft carriers house 3 officers to a ...
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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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Αre there bathrooms on the Enterprise?

I know that it's a weird question, but I haven't seen a single bathroom on the Enterprise, not even on blueprints. Do they exist?
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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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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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What is the flash of light produced when the Enterprise goes into warp? Why don't other ships produce the same effect?

What is the flash of light produced when the Enterprise-D goes into warp? I guess it's the ship entering subspace, but I'm not sure. Also, why don't Ferengi, Romulan, and other non-Federation ships ...
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Was the Enterprise-D the first Galaxy class starship? Why?

According to the script of Yesterday's Enterprise, the Enterprise-D was, "the first Galaxy Class warship built by the Federation". How can that be? I thought the first would be the Galaxy, hence 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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Were there any Vulcans serving on the Enterprise D?

In the TNG episode The Enemy, Worf ends up being the only viable donor available to save the life of an injured Romulan. Crusher: "Worf, you are the only one who can save his life." Worf: "Then ...
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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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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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How unique are the adventures of the Enterprise within Starfleet?

Throughout the Star Trek franchise, we are shown that the Enterprise is held in especially high esteem within Starfleet. For example, Riker refused his own ship to pursue a tour on the Enterprise, ...
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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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Why was there a 20-year gap between Enterprises C and D?

As can be confirmed via Memory Alpha, the service years of the ships named "USS Enterprise" in the original timeline beginning at 2245 are: NCC-1701 (Captains April, Pike, Kirk, Decker, Kirk, Spock), ...
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Management of fruit bowls on the Enterprise D

I have noticed that guest quarters on the Enterprise D have fruit bowls on their tables. A prominent instance is the fruit bowl in Berlinghoff Rasmussen's quarters in "A Matter of Time". The first ...
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How much does the Enterprise increase/vary in size between models?

In the show Enterprise, it's mentioned the ship has a complement of about 80 and you also see some of the MACOs sharing quarters in season 3 (although they are not part of the normal crew so it's not ...
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Why was the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A in service for so short a period?

Reading the Memory Alpha entry for NCC-1701-A, it is indicated that the ship was only in service from 2286 to 2293 - all of 7 or 8 years depending on exact dates - at which point it was decommissioned....
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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 there an aircraft carrier model in the Enterprise briefing room?

The briefing room in The Next Generation has a variety of starship models on the wall, presumably of different classes of Starfleet ships. But why is (what looks like) an aircraft carrier included ...
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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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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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Where did the original Enterprise bridge sounds come from?

I was watching an episode of The Adventures of Superman, specifically Stolen Elephant made in 1957 and there was a short scene with background sounds that were very close to the sound loop used for ...
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Why can you never see other part of the ship through the windows on the Enterprise-D?

In various scenes in Star Trek TNG will can see out of the windows. The Observation Lounge has a whole wall-full of windows. Then - why can you NEVER see other parts of the ship through the windows? ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Why does the Enterprise in "Star Trek Enterprise" look more modern than the one in the Original Series?

Star Trek : Enterprise takes place over a hundred years before the "Original Series" (with Kirk and the crew) but we have a problem here. The spaceship in the series TOS is very spartan, where they ...
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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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What are the exact differences between the refit USS Enterprise and the USS Enterprise-A?

I am wondering what the exact differences are between the refit USS Enterprise (first three Star Trek films) and the USS Enterprise-A (subsequent three films)? In particular, which ship, if any, is ...
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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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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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Why did impact with the Bozeman cause a warp core breach in TNG: Cause and Effect?

Something always bothered me about that episode. The Bozeman didn't hit the Enterprise anywhere near the warp core, it hit in one of the nacelles. How did that collision cause a warp core breach?
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What is the outer hull of Enterprise (NCC-1701) constructed from?

What is the outer hull of Enterprise (NCC-1701) supposed to be constructed from? Are the later vessels in the franchise made from the same material(s)? I'm hoping for a Gene R. answer, but if not, ...
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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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What are the various duty stations on the Enterprise NCC-1701's bridge?

I can identify the Captain's duty station, Navigation, Communications, and the Science Officers console, and there are often Security personal standing guard near the turbolift. What are the other ...
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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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What was the largest object that the Enterprise-D could transport onboard?

According to Memory Alpha, the Enterprise-D was equipped with a cargo transporter. What was the largest object or amount of mass that the Enterprise-D could transport on board in a single beam up?
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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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Origin of these images of the Enterprise in space-dock?

In Star Trek Chronology, the above two images are featured. I was just wondering what their source is as I don't recall seeing the Enterprise in spacedock during the series or movies.
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Match-up between Ten Forward windows (interior) and Enterprise D exterior

Is this a production goof or am I just not seeing the connection? Am I wrong or do the windows of Ten Forward not fit anywhere on the complete saucer section exterior of the Enterprise D? Shots ...
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What is this large seating area on the Enterprise blueprints?

On the Star Trek Blueprints - General Plans (1973) on deck 21 aft of the bowling alley there is a section that says Seating Accommodation (83) It is not labeled as such, but would I be wrong ...
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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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