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Who is the most recurring Star Trek character who was always themselves?

Jake Sisko Ben and Jennifer Sisko have a different marriage / separation timeline in the Mirror universe, and Jake does not have a Mirror counterpart. Appearances list: (listed as 71 appearances) ...
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Can a holographic warp core breach destroy a real ship?

No: the reason that warp core breaches can damage ships is that they release a huge amount of energy in a very short time. However, there is presumably a maximum power output for the holographic ...
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Was Data in any danger on the holodeck or not?

I think you've misread the scene. Data is trying to replicate his emotional state. At the beginning of the scene the holodeck safeties are on. He asks the computer to make the Borg stronger and it ...
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Did anyone try to find the little box that held Professor Moriarty and his wife after the crash?

Main Canon Within the main canon, Moriarty's "ship in a bottle" is never mentioned again after TNG: Ship in a Bottle, although the events of the episode (as an instructive warning) do ...
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Which real historical figures have been recreated on the Holodeck?

In terms of historical personages actually seen on screen we have; Albert Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking (TNG: Descent) Sigmund Freud (TNG: Phantasms) Leonardo Da Vinci (VOY: ...
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Is there any explanation as to why the Voyager crew don't eat on the holodeck?

The implication is that the holodeck's replicator isn't capable of creating food-quality molecules. Don't forget that the point is to occasionally replicate something that will pass for a casual ...
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Who is the most recurring Star Trek character who was always themselves?

Jokingly - The ship computer Star Treks' original series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager all have one actor in common: Majel Barrett-Roddenberry (wife of Star Trek creator Gene ...
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Holosuite vs holodeck – out of universe

Real world reason, at that point the writers and audience had several years of the term "holosuite" being used and it would be habitual, unlike an early episode where everyone would be more ...
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Who is the most recurring Star Trek character who was always themselves?

Guinan Not only has Guinan never (afaik) appeared on a holodeck as a hologram, when we see parallel universes (like in Yesterday's Enterprise), she is the only one aware that the universe has changed,...
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Why not build a space ship of holomatter

Off the top of my head, I can see a number of technical difficulties; Disruptions to power Spaceships in the Star Trek universe (even those not engaged in exploration) seem to regularly encounter ...
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What does Geordi see on the holodeck?

Taking the novelisation for TNG: Descent into account, it would seem that Geordi isn't fooled by the holodeck one bit. He can choose to see the spectrum that will allow him to perceive them, but at ...
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Why are the holodecks on Voyager in use if they have energy issues?

There actually is a very practical reason for the holodecks to have an independent power source, The EMH. It's true that the Doctor was originally an emergency program, but one would have to assume ...
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How could Janeway have used Holodecks as a child when they were new to Picard?

The episode you're talking about is "Once Upon a Time"--from the transcript here: JANEWAY: Just checking on my future Captain's Assistant. NEELIX: Right now, she's off to conquer a giant ...
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How could Janeway have used Holodecks as a child when they were new to Picard?

In "Enterprise" we encounter holodeck technology some 200 years before the Enterprise D, and other federation ships come equip with it as a standard. It is not a new technology, simply new for ...
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Can a holographic warp core breach destroy a real ship?

As several other answers have explained, it is implausible for the holographic emitters which drive the holodeck to emit the energy levels which correspond to a warp core breach. Warp core breaches ...
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In Star Trek TNG Episode 11 "The Big Goodbye", why would the people inside of the holodeck "vanish" if the program aborts?

The holograms on the holodeck aren't only projections. The holodeck also uses technology similar to the transporters and replicators in order to give its illusions substance. This is why people can ...
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Can a holographic warp core breach destroy a real ship?

It's doubtful that there would be any actual explosive power in a holographic warp core breach. I'm pretty sure that anti-matter cannot be replicated, thus there wouldn't be anything to explode. ...
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Did anyone try to find the little box that held Professor Moriarty and his wife after the crash?

This is addressed in the non-canon book "The Light Fantastic" by Jeffery Lang ...complicating Data's life is an unexpected nemesis from years ago on the U.S.S. Enterprise - the holographic criminal ...
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What happens to replicated food eaten by a hologram?

The holodeck decides which elements to make out of holograms (with force-fields to simulate physical contact) and which to make out of replicated matter. Replicators (and by extension the holodeck) ...
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Who is the most recurring Star Trek character who was always themselves?

Gowron Gowron was a recurring character in TNG and DS9, appearing in 12 episodes. I cannot find a single instance where the character Gowron appeared as anyone but himself. Robert O'Reilly did ...
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Which real historical figures have been recreated on the Holodeck?

Seen on screen Albert Einstein, besides on Descent as Valorum pointed out, was also recreated in TNG: The Nth Degree by Reginald Barclay. Only referenced in dialogue or otherwise implied to exist ...
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What happens to replicated food eaten by a hologram?

Different episodes have treated this topic in different ways. But your question is based on the premise that holographic characters can exist outside the holodeck. They cannot. "What happens to ...
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Why wasn't Dr. Pulaski beamed off the holodeck?

A similar situation occurs in TNG: The Big Goodbye when Picard and some underlings get trapped inside a Dixon Hill holonovel. Wesley explains that mucking around with the holodeck is potentially fatal ...
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In Star Trek TNG Episode 11 "The Big Goodbye", why would the people inside of the holodeck "vanish" if the program aborts?

In the pilot episode of TNG, "Encounter at Farpoint", Data indicated that the environments created within holodecks are a mixture of holographic simulations and real matter. RIKER: I didn't ...
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How could anyone make use of a holographic music chip?

The script indicates that Vic recorded the recordings onto a station-issue isolinear rod. BASHIR: Did you get a chance to make those audio recordings for me? Vic nods and reaches into his jacket ...
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How are holodecks so accurate, when referencing actual events/places?

Objects and Background The computer has a wide store of "standard" examples of objects, locations and people in its database. Some of these were evidently holo-scanned from life while others can ...
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Who is the most recurring Star Trek character who was always themselves?

Tribbles. They have been in 12 episodes or movies. And they are always tribbles. As a tribble reproduces through parthenogenesis (dividing itself), every tribble is a branch of the ur-tribble. ...
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How many people can be in the same holodeck program at the same time?

In Star Trek: Insurrection, there was a plot to forcibly abduct and relocate the entire population of the Ba'ku village (numbering at least 600) from their home planet to another. The vessel to be ...
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Who is the most recurring Star Trek character who was always themselves?

Assuming it really was Q in Tapestry and not God posing as Q, then Q, played by John Delancie appeared in 8 episodes of TNG, 1 episode of DS9 and 3 episodes of Voyager. There has never been a ...
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What happened to B'Elanna Torres' holographic baby?

There's no need to simulate a fetus to simulate a pregnancy. There's no specific evidence forthcoming in the episode itself, but there's also no reason to believe there was a "simulated baby"...
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