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Truth is it's probably just bad, inconsistent script writing... That simple. I do love all Star Trek, it's my favorite sci-fi show. I've watched all episodes two times or more which is probably 1000+ hrs. But the writers and producers they hired over the years (including Berman and Braga) often seem to not know well the earlier shows, the culture of the ...


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The Q appear to be immune to changes in the timeline and can change the timeline at will and are present (singularly) in all timelines and universes. In All Good Things, Q alters the timeline of Earth by creating (or rather prompting Captain Picard to create) an inverse time rupture which explodes backwards in time to destroy the human race. Q and Picard, ...


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While we can assume that the Romulan split happened around the time of Surak there are other factors to consider. Consider if Earth's population split and one group went off to another planet. If Aboriginal Australians decided to leave in one ship and start a space empire that would falsely imply a longer period of genetic drift if some aliens compared the ...


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If we accept the Awakening period as the time of the split, this isn't long enough for anything resembling speciation to occur, especially between peoples who apparently had at least primitive forms of star travel. A small amount of genetic drift may have occurred (like that between different subspecies of animals), but it wouldn't be enough to call them ...


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They're nearly identical In TOS Enterprise Incident, Chekov is tasked with locating Spock aboard a Klingon D7 staffed by Romulans. It takes Chekov several minutes to do this, commenting about how similar they are. He had this trouble even considering that Spock is half human, and thus should be even easier to find than a full-blooded Vulcan. In the same ...


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According to the TOS Vulcan's Soul novels: Exiles and Epiphany, Romulan followers of Surak who possessed the telepathic abilities among their kind were banished to Remus. The less answered question is why Romulans do not have telepathy. Fan theories, and theories in-universe, have included: the Romulans lacking the mental discipline. Romulan emotion ...


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The in-canon explanation is most likely that the Suliban were either destroyed in the Temporal Cold war, simply died out over time, or just became a minor galactic power. The real explanation is by the time they thought of the Suliban the other series were over.


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No, Tholians are not humanoid. Since the TOS episode you mentioned left the remainder of the Tholian's body open to interpretation, the Enterprise episode filled in that gap, canonically, by making them non-humanoid.


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