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Netflix also uses that label for anything they have exclusive distribution rights for in your area. Other examples for my area (US) include some anime like "Little Witch Academia" and other foreign shows like the Norwegian show "Nobel".


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Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. I can only comment on what other people have written, or my own interpretation of court documents based on one semester of business (mainly tort, contract, and corporate governance) law. CBS and Paramount have sued Axanar Productions for copyright infringement Axanar Productions is a non-profit corporation that basically exists ...


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Klingons generally do not see subterfuge and sneak attacks as "dishonorable." Some examples to the answer to the question Would Klingons (especially Worf) consider "deceiving" an enemy in battle to be dishonorable? : TNG episode "Heart of Glory" KLINGON1: Our only chance was to trick them [the attacking ship] into lowering ...


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Star Trek: Discovery is set in the original timeline, not in the Kelvin one. The visuals similar to those of Abrams' movies are easily explained by both of them being modern products, created with modern technologies and responding to modern audience tastes and expectations. According to one of the creators of the show, Bryan Fuller: Star Trek: ...


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The reason why they say it's a Netflix original series is that Netflix has indeed retroactively paid for the production of Star Trek: Discovery, after it was produced independently by CBS, as detailed in the article by Trek Today: According to CBS Corporation’s Les Moonves, Netflix has paid for the entire production budget of Star Trek: Discovery. ...


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A bit of background is in order here. There's a few things to consider here Paramount picked the Star Trek franchise back up and has rebooted it with a new (and profitable) movie series CBS is making a new Star Trek series, Star Trek Discovery, to flagship their new streaming service Tim Russ (Tuvok from star-trek-voyager) worked with Walter Koenig (Chekov ...


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Some of this will depend on how you personally rate the offensiveness of the words: Pre-Discovery Bloody, bollocks - Uttered by Miles O'Brien on a few episodes of DS9 (Also Scotty on "Relics") Son of a bitch - Uttered by various characters in different episodes of Enterprise Damn - Sprinkled liberally through all the ST variations Hell - Confirmed in a ...


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She's talking about the rails, the console backs and the doors, which were in fact more red than orange even on the original sets, but sometimes looked quite orange with 1960s lighting and cameras: There's an interview with the production designer responsible on the Star Trek official site here , from which the most relevant sections are perhaps these: ...


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About the case in general: All filings in the case are collected here (by the Language Creation Society [LCS]) if you want to read for yourself. This is updated regularly by me personally (I'm on the electronic filing notice list for the case). Some minor things like proofs of service are omitted. Very thorough general coverage of the case is at AxaMonitor. ...


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This is an example of a narrative device that occurs in quite a few Star Trek episodes. A character lists three historical examples relevant to the events of the current story - one a real world historical event, another a reasonably plausible near-future event, and finally something completely fictitious referring to the far-future or alien worlds. For ...


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We never see the prime universe Lorca. Lorca is introduced in "Context is for Kings" (episode 3). At this point, he's already light-sensitive. His first line is: LORCA: Forgive the lighting, or lack thereof. Recent battle injury. There's nothing they can do if I wanna keep my own eyes, and I do. At the end of "Vaulting Ambition" (...


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In the in-universe chronology, no; Discovery is the earliest known example of hologrammatic communications in the Star Trek universe. In the production history, holograms were used for communication a couple of times on Deep Space Nine; if I recall correctly, the first pair we see were installed on the Defiant and the USS Malinche in season 5's "For the ...


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As far as we can tell, it's the same Mirror Universe Though it's possible there are at least two. The first is the one we initially visit in "Mirror, Mirror", which is clearly the same one we later visit in Deep Space Nine; the DS9 episode "Crossover" has Intendant Kira mention the events of "Mirror, Mirror" as a matter of ...


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2255 Bryan Fuller has revealed that it will be set in about 2255 in the Prime Timeline (source). To put that into the context of the Prime Timeline, that puts it about 100 years after Enterprise and 10 years before TOS. In terms of the Reboot Timeline, it occurs 22 years after Nero's arrival, the same year that Kirk joins Starfleet and we see the ...


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At the time of this writing, it is unclear that Saru, in his role as acting captain, had informed the chain of command of his decision to order Burnham to release the tardigrade. There are, however, arguments to support this decision. The tardigrade was no longer the only means to achieve long range jumps via the spore drive. An injection of the tardigrade'...


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TL;DR - The Enterprise was too far away to respond in time What do we know? About the Battle of the Binary Stars We know it occurred in a binary star system 6 light years from Gamma Hydra (Source) About the Enterprise The Enterprise was under the command of Christopher Pike at the time ('The Menagerie Pt 1', TOS) During the course of his command, Pike ...


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Lieutenant Jira Narwani We don't know a great deal about her, but she's definitely an organic. She appears to have been named by David Mack, author of the prequel novel Desperate Hours; according to an interview he gave to TrekCore, Mack was given the leeway to craft backstories for many of the background characters seen on the Shenzhou, some of which made ...


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Star Trek: Discovery episode 5, "Choose Your Pain" contains the following dialog after they come to understand how the tardigrade interacts with the space fungal network: TILLY: You guys, this is so fucking cool. ... [regarding the swearing] So sorry. STAMETS: No, cadet. It is fucking cool. Whether this is the strongest language used in ...


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An interesting article at TrekMovie.com describes the new uniforms in detail, and tries to shed some light on the meaning of their features based on observation of on-screen evidence. The most important functional1 features of the Discovery uniforms are: Department The blue two-piece duty uniforms are adorned with decorations of different colors2, that ...


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Between the end of The Romulan War and the original series episode Balance of Terror, there had been little or no contact between the Romulan Star Empire and the Federation. Kirk didn't know what a Romulan ship in service since that time would look like, and Spock didn't have an image to show him. SPOCK: Referring to the map on your screens, you will note ...


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There have been two episodes in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification I, S05E07 Unification II, S05E08 In these episodes, Spock travels to Romulus in order to reunite the Romulans and Vulcans as one people. The synopsis of the episodes from the respective Memory Alpha articles linked above: Unification I To the Federation's surprise, Ambassador ...


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There's also evidence within the series itself. Remember that the Kelvin timeline has things happening about 7 years earlier: Kirk takes command of the Enterprise in 2258 (original timeline, 2265), so the first Kelvin timeline film happens two years after ST: Discovery. If you look at the Stardate system, it's different. In the Kelvin timeline, they're ...


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In episode 5 of season 1, Saru, looking for inspiration on how to be a good captain since he's in charge with Lorca having disappeared, asks the computer to list the most decorated Starfleet captains. The list consists of Matthew Decker (who will later appear as a Commodore in TOS "The Doomsday Machine"), Phillipa Georgiou, Robert April (1st captain of NCC-...


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The creators of Axanar are being sued for copyright infringement This part is pretty basic. Axanar Productions claims their film to be a full-length fan work, but is operating like a business, hiring people and taking in money (yes, Kickstarter counts for that) and Paramount is taking legal action to protect their control of the Star Trek movie franchise. ...


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From the perspective of the humans involved, it appears to be Burnham's fault. They don't know, can't know that the Klingons would have attacked anyway and were hoping to start a war. In fact, her mutinous actions might have actually averted the war if the Klingon ship had been destroyed. From the human's perspective she impaired the captain's ability to ...


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In most cases, the best assumption to make is the same one for why Klingons look so different between TOS and the movies/later series. They always looked like that, they just didn't have the money to show it to us. As is the case for all reboot / sequel / prequel shows, as technology and production values increase in the real world, the later shows are ...


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No However, that's not necessarily such an unusual thing. Spock was tight-lipped about his family, also not mentioning Sybok, his half brother, until the fifth movie, or who his parents were until the second season of TOS in "Journey to Babel". In both incidents, the dialogue makes it clear that his fellow crewmates, including his captain, were unaware of ...


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The Federation and Starfleet are two separate entities. The Federation is a civilian government and a democracy that unites several planets under a singular banner (a similar concept is the European Union). This makes them independent governments that are united in a political block for trade/technology sharing. The Federation might have been founded on ...


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Starfleet ships sync their chronometers with nearby starbases on an occasional basis, to keep them in line with the rest of Starfleet. While using stardates to track points in time, most ships used a 24 hour duty cycle based on Earth's time. Within this cycle, the day was broken into thirds (8 hours each), and crewmembers would be assigned different ...


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According to a 2017 interview with Entertainment Weekly, reported by TrekCore, Discovery creator Brian Fuller's initial pitch had actually been to create an anthology series, in the vein of American Horror Story; Fuller's proposal would have started in the Discovery timeframe, but then progressed through more familiar eras and into the as-yet-unexplored ...


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