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Does Abram-verse Trek acknowledge the different physical appearences of the crew?

In Star Trek (2009), when Spock retrieves future Spock's ship from Nero's ship, the computer recognizes young Spock via a facial recognition feature. The computer can't seem to tell the difference ...
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Why do so many Trekkies hate Star Trek Into Darkness?

Into Darkness contradicts prior Star Trek canon in disturbing ways and at the same time ends up lampooning elements of Wrath of Khan, a beloved Star Trek film. I'm a Star Trek "purist", but also a ...
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Why do they use shuttles in Star Trek even for short distances?

Per my answer here In-universe This is (sorta) covered in the film's official novelisation. The ship is being supplied with a wide range of consumables at far shorter notice than was expected. ...
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Does Abram-verse Trek acknowledge the different physical appearences of the crew?

I discuss a similar matter in post # 409 here: https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/enterprise-too-advanced-for-22nd-century.287179/page-21#post-123118301 Did you ever hear of a frame story? That is ...
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In the new Star Trek films, why do the protagonists all seem so young?

They’re not Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock, is 39. Zoe Saldana, who plays Uhura, is 38 John Cho, who plays Sulu, is 44. Chris Pine, who plays Kirk, is 36. Anton Yelchin, who played Chekhov, was ...
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Who gave Scotty the nickname "Scotty"?

James Doohan According to Scotty's Memory Alpha page, it was James Doohan's idea to name the character Scotty: (see 3:26 in the above video) This is a bit of a ...
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In "Star Trek" (2009), why does one of the Vulcan science ministers state that Spock's application to Starfleet was logical but "unnecessary"?

Spock's path has been laid out even before he joined Science Academy. This is a plot point in Star Trek: Discovery. SAREK: I have created in her a being of exquisite logic to rival the best of our ...
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What happened to Dr. Carol Marcus in Star Trek Beyond?

The film's screenwriter Simon Pegg confirmed in an interview that her character is alive and well during the events of Star Trek Beyond, but that she's not on board the Enterprise. She's just...err......
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Have any producers commented on what would be done with Chekov?

J. J. Abrams has explicitly stated that the part will not be recast. “I would say there’s no replacing him. There’s no recasting. I can’t possibly imagine that, and I think Anton deserves better,” ...
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Who gave Scotty the nickname "Scotty"?

In the reboot universe, the tie-in novelisation for Star Trek suggests that Kirk was the first on the Enterprise to employ this particular nickname. That being said, Mr Scott has almost certainly ...
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Why did they put the Enterprise underwater in Star Trek: Into Darkness?

In-Universe There are multiple references to communication problems and atmospheric disturbance (due to the volcanic eruptions) causing transporter difficulties. As we see, it seems perfectly ...
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Why do they use shuttles in Star Trek even for short distances?

1) Teleporters screwing up is one of the most common trope as there's numerous things, that can go wrong, you'll get teleported during April shower and you could end up in mirror universe. 2) Whole ...
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What's water turbine doing on-board USS Enterprise?

Why does it have to be a water turbine? There are lots of different kinds of turbine, steam, gas, etc. Its often not understood that nuclear powered ships and submarines are steam turbine vessels. (...
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Who or what is Scotty's helper?

This is Ensign Keenser, a Starfleet Academy Graduate and a member of Starfleet's Engineering corp. He has an extensive write-up on Memory Alpha and the following info about him appears on the official ...
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Which character in Star Trek has been played by the most actors?

Although this certainly isn’t numerically the highest, on Deep Space Nine Gul Dukat’s daughter Tora Ziyal was played by three different actresses in a little over two years, without any flashbacks or ...
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Why was the new timeline in Star Trek considered acceptable?

A point not considered by the submitter: In TOS etc, it is always persons from the original timeline who are making the supreme effort to restore their own timeline. In the reboot film, nearly all ...
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What caused the day/night cycles on Star Base Yorktown

Yorktown isn't just hanging in deep space. It's in orbit of a small, white star. You can glimpse it in a number of scenes as a reflection. and in this 'blink and you'll miss it' scene as the bottom ...
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Why do so many Trekkies hate Star Trek Into Darkness?

JJ Abrams himself has expressed regrets about how Into Darkness played out. In this Buzzfeed interview But by the time we started shooting, and this was literally at the very beginning of the shoot,...
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What technological concepts did Star Trek invent?

Not a new technology, but a novel concept for its time: the Enterprise bridge layout (round, helm/navigation paired toward the front, captain in the center, other functions around the perimeter). The ...
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In Star Trek (2009), Did the Original Timeline Survive?

The answer to this is hard to explain... There are several forms of time travel in Star Trek. The form of time travel determines whether or not the future is preserved. If you go through and match up ...
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Star Trek 2009 - Kirk crashing near Spock's cave - coincidence?

Speculation follows. In the TOS episode "The City on the Edge of Forever", Spock suggests that there are eddies and currents in time that could make it more likely that he and Kirk could have been ...
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Who knows about the alternate timeline?

We don't have a lot of overt evidence (e.g. man/woman in the street talking about it) to go on, but by the time Star Trek (2009) is over: The Klingons have known for 23 years, because they've had ...
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Which character in Star Trek has been played by the most actors?

Doesn't come close to Spock, but a worthwhile mention is Naomi Wildman who was played by four different actresses. Scarlett Pomers (in 16 episodes of Voyager) Emily Leibovitch (a baby, VOY Deadlock ...
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Why did they put the Enterprise underwater in Star Trek: Into Darkness?

their mission was to observe the planet. maybe they needed to be close to receive signals and data which cant be collected by two people or equipment of one small shuttle. also as we see in the movie, ...
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What reality has more advanced technology?

The Reboot universe The universe seen in the Reboot timeline of Star Trek has more advanced technology than the same time period in the Prime timeline. This is due to Starfleet's exposure to the ...
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Does Abram-verse Trek acknowledge the different physical appearences of the crew?

There are no physical differences. We do not see that universe as it appears to its inhabitants; we see an interpretation of that universe as translated for the audience by a camera lens and ...
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Does Abram-verse Trek acknowledge the different physical appearences of the crew?

Let's see. The ships looks different, inside and out. The uniforms look different. The scenery looks different. The special effects look different. The voices sound different. Character behaviors are ...
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What reality has more advanced technology?

In an online post, Bob Orci, the writer of the first two Star Trek (reboot) films not only confirmed that the tech was indeed more advanced but he also confirmed why. Q. I'll take any fanboy ...
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What reality has more advanced technology?

I'd say the alternate (JJ) universe is more technologically advanced. Think about how long Admiral Marcus (Peter Weller) was working with Kahn (Benedict Cumberbatch) while he was attempting to start ...
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