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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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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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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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Xahean - the same species as Po, who showed up in both parts of Such Sweet Sorrow at the end of S2 (which is probably why it looks familiar):


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Registry changes with letters seem to indicate "Generations of Evolution", not necessarily new ships When we see the USS Voyager in Season 3, Episode 5, "Die Trying", here is what the bridge crew has to say about this: TILLY: The USS Voyager. (laughs) J. That's... ten generations of evolution? OWOSEKUN: Eleven. Would love to hear those ...


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It hasn't. Both dilithium and anti-matter are crucial elements for a working warp drive. In Star Trek, anti-matter can be synthesized, but dilithium needs to be mined. The Burn of the 31st Century was a galaxy-wide event that caused all dilithium to temporarily become inert, which in turn caused all active warp drives to detonate, as there was nothing ...


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It was made for a channel that doesn't support 4K Star Trek:Discovery was originally made for CBS All Access, although it's on Netflix in many countries outside of the USA. Unlike Netflix, Amazon Prime, and many other streaming services, CBS All Access does not support 4K streams and, if internet reports on its quality are to be believed, appears to run its ...


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The show was filmed on Arri Alexa XT cameras for various reasons. The maximum image quality that can be yielded from these cameras is 3.2K, hence the lack of a 4K or 8K option for viewers. Note that the show was intended to be broadcast on its own internet streaming channel, so having the show be in 4K (or 8K) is basically unnecessary since the average ...


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You don't really NEED to know it, but if you are curious you should watch the episode The Cage and the two part episode "The Menagerie" (in that order) . But besides the Pike story there are only few references towards other Star Trek Media. Season 3 Episode 3 for example is highly connected to Star Trek DS9 (but sadly filled with major continuity ...


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The only explanation is that the device can, to a certain degree, read minds. See the clip from ST:DIS, S03E06: Linus appears Linus: Oops, didn't expect to... this isn't the mess hall. Hmm. Bye. Linus disappears Linus appears Paul Stamets: Linus, don't do that. Linus: Sorry, new badge. Linus taps badge and disappears. ...


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I am not aware of any canon explanation of Georgiou's arrival on Qo'nos, as no works seem to have covered this. However, her character was the epitome of "getting stuff done", which is why she was recruited by Section 31 in the first place. Her tactical genius, ability to think outside the box, and dubious connection to morality made her the ...


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If you mean what you should know about Captain Pike in anticipation of the Strange New Worlds series, then forget the Kelvin timeline. Captain Pike wasn't originally going to be part of Star Trek canon - the pilot episode The Cage filmed prior to TOS and featuring Captain Pike was not originally shown. However, footage from it was subsequently used to form ...


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Per S3E5 (Die Trying), Starfleet has not been able to maintain the subspace relay stations that power long-range subspace transmissions A communication relay station, or simply relay station, was a technical platform designed to receive communications signals and re-transmit them to other stations in a larger communications network. This explains why


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Real life explanation: The main cast members are all officers, so they are the ones who are doing pretty much everything in the shows. Except for a few background extras who pretty much are only there to get killed. IF they were using specialized boarding parties they would be A: The new main characters, that would either bloat the cast giving all characters ...


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From time to time they have indeed changed the credits as elements of the story changed. The changes are not on an episode level for the most part. Memory Alpha has this article, which shows no changes at all for Season 1. it does have this note for Season 2 (which you had noted) The Red Angel figure is replaced by a clearer Red Angel suit in the opening of ...


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This answer tries to establish that Dilithium was part of the Romulan propulsion drive, too. Even if it weren't, it seems that the Romulan society as we know it no longer exists at that time - but that's out of scope for this answer. The singularity is the power source, but Dilithium is a controlling agent Now this is a bit fuzzy, since in a few episodes, it ...


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Now we are learning a bit more, in Discovery 3x07. Because they unified with the Vulcans and ... We have to patch this ... I give it a try. We can assume that they gave up their technology because the Romulans were too weak and the Vulcans saved them by doing the reunification.


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Several episodes were dedicated to getting the Spore Drive to transport the entire ship. That's what the USS Glenn was doing when it had its "spinout" accident. In S1E3, the technology doesn't entirely work... yet. Lorca is showing Burnham the proof-of-concept system and it's not clear he actually transported her, as opposed to showing her ...


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Because they need her. Without doubt former Empress Georgiou is ruthless and unprincipled. But she's also been shown to have a protective streak a mile wide centered on Michal Burnham. That protectiveness can and has been turned to encompass the whole Discovery crew at least in so far as they represent additional tools for ensuring Michael's survival. ...


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Scavengers (S3E6) starts off with a rather... tense leadership meeting. Admiral Vance is someone we've only ever seen in a stressed environment, and it's understandable. He's trying to keep alive the last embers of Starfleet, and he doesn't have a lot of resources to work with. It's not unreasonable that Saru draws the conclusion that the severely limited ...


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If you consider the answer provided in this question In Star Trek - What's the Point of the Transporter Room?, in the time frame of Star Trek: Discovery, site-to-site transporting (i.e. moving from one part of the inside of the ship to another) was not availble, or at the very least considered dangerous. In the mid 2260s, beaming from a transporter pad ...


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Kirk went from captain to admiral which could be considered multiple grades depending on how the rank list actually goes. To be fair though an XO can technically be any rank of course having an ensign as an XO would be an interesting situation.


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I don't know that it was easy, but the implications are There was more at stake here than L'Rell's future as chancellor L'Rell had to have picked people she could trust or they would have blown the cover about what really happened to Discovery Tyler doesn't stick around after the battle, returning to Earth. It's quite possible only the bridge crew of L'rell'...


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We are not given much information. There are, as far as I understand, two possible explanations for her saying that: She has a mole or tortured someone who knows or someone else did within her vast network of couriers, ie. through intelligence in the form of espionage. She made a good guess based on strategic thinking. Since the primary shield emitter ...


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We don't know how Book's ship works in its entirety, but from what we've seen Book seems to prefer the slight "C" shape we most commonly see it in We don't see the parts break up like programmable matter. Instead, they seem to be able to somehow disconnect and reform without losing cohesion We know from several episodes that the cockpit is one ...


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Another point apart from the excellent response from Philipp might be in order to avoid detection of the USS Discovery's breach of the temporal accords. See belows video from Star Trek: Discovery - S03E05 - Die Trying. Transcript (emphasis by me): Admiral Charles Vance: A quick history lesson. The Federation has spent most ...


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There is not an in-universe answer or likely will be. At best you might get a comment in tie-in media if some author thinks it's worth commenting on. A reasonable theory I have seen is the -A is to hide the fact it is a thousand year old ship to the casual registry reader. Or someone decided enough stuff was changed to justify it. Out-universe this is an ...


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Consider Starfleet's activities in other periods we've seen, while the crews we've followed spent a decent chunk of time on relief efforts and helping people out they were also zipping about quite happily for purely scientific or diplomatic purposes or tie up the entire senior staff for baseball matches or holographic heists. Now consider what we see in &...


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The implication is that she wants to return to Barzan. From the transcript Considering what Airiam and I went through, let's just say... I'm good here. I'll make sure Attis's family gets home for a proper burial. And that the first Barzan watch is completed successfully. And I'd like to see my home again. I never thought I would. The entire episode is ...


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The assumption here is that Starfleet had named other ships with letters by this time. Discovery left in 2258, and the Enterprise A was commissioned in 2286. That's only 28 years. Furthermore, the Federation had lost a lot of ships in the Klingon War. The letter designations were clearly for "famous" ships and it's quite possible there were one or ...


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