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For all questions about the Star Trek universe. Including the television series, films, characters, events, and technology in the universe. For more specific questions, use in conjunction with the relevant tags, such as [star-trek-tos] or [star-trek-tng].

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Izkata's answer is the most important here: there are many references to Human-led events and cultural works between now and the period in which Star Trek is set. But I'd also like to add that, from …
answered Oct 7 '14 by Nerrolken
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Starfleet is, we are told again and again, not a military organization. That being said, they are the group that the Federation turns to in times of war, and they have gone to war on several signific …
asked Nov 5 '14 by Nerrolken
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Obviously many of the technologies in Star Trek were invented by Humans, or developed during the Federation era, but there's also a lot that seems to have been given/sold/traded/taught to Humanity in …
asked Feb 26 '15 by Nerrolken
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"Captain's Log, Stardate XXXX" is the beginning point of an entry, and generally occurs at the start of a new episode or adventure. "Captain's Log, Supplemental" is a later addition to an existing lo …
answered Apr 9 '15 by Nerrolken
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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, an …
asked Oct 6 '14 by Nerrolken
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It's worth noting that they don't always assimilate entire species. The best example of this is Guinan's race, the El-Aurians. The Borg assimilated their world(s), and effectively shattered their spe …
answered Oct 20 '14 by Nerrolken
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It would likely depend on the context of the discussion. A conversation about a viral plague would no doubt make a distinction between "biological" species (i.e. those who could contract the virus) a …
answered Oct 16 '14 by Nerrolken
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I can't remember ever hearing an "official" explanation, but I could imagine several possibilities in-universe: Maybe a "standard pose" made it easier on the system, sort of like reading stock phras …
answered Aug 26 '14 by Nerrolken
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As I understand it, the Ferengi were set up at the beginning of TNG to be the next "big bad" of the galaxy, and their capabilities are described as being equal to the Enterprise's. That being said, t …
asked Nov 5 '14 by Nerrolken
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This answer to another question indicates that several of the showrunners of Star Trek had an interest in the Roman Empire, and that influenced their design and construction of the Romulan Empire. Te …
asked Oct 14 '14 by Nerrolken
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Without going through every episode and tallying them up, a few trends can be confidently stated: Riker leads - Our very first introduction to Riker as a character, in the pilot episode of TNG, has …
answered Oct 10 '14 by Nerrolken
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Unlikely in the short-term. Every time we've seen assimilation occur, it seems to require a being's bloodstream to disseminate the nanobots involved in the assimilation process. It seems unlikely …
answered Oct 10 '14 by Nerrolken
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1) Efficiency of Assimilation - As mentioned by MarvelX42, when assimilating a ship that uses screens, it makes sense to just keep using those screens rather than to re-program the whole ship to bypas …
answered Oct 3 '14 by Nerrolken
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One of Worf's primary character aspects is his love of and preference for traditional Klingon culture. He was raised by Humans most of his life, but countless episodes feature him exploring, experime …
answered Apr 9 '15 by Nerrolken
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All of the above answers are good, but I want to add one more factor: the Federation's pre-existing infrastructure. The Borg were able to rapidly assimilate the Enterprise-E because it functioned on …
answered Sep 27 '14 by Nerrolken

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