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As written, the article is permissive, not prescriptive- it allows someone to take 'extraordinary measures', but does not require them to. Using Hugh to transmit the virus might have been legal, but not doing so isn't illegal. Others - like the admiral - held different views on the morality of his decision, but Picard choosing not to make use of the ...


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I can't find an exact age, but with some assumptions it can be narrowed down. In Rascals (ST:TNG season 6), set in 2369, we have the following conversation: "Look at these fragments. They're… they're very nearly in perfect condition, and yet they're seven hundred years old." "So is my father." — Picard and Guinan 700 may not be a precise figure,...


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About 550 years old. Memory alpha gives two loose timeframes for the birthdates of her parents: her father was born before the 17th century, while her mother before the 18th. Guinan herself is told to have been born "sometime before the late 19th century", and we see her as a full-grown adult in 1893. Given the birthdate of her mother (the youngest of ...


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Article 14, Section 31 of the Starfleet Charter is famous for being the legal basis for the foundation of the accordingly named Section 31, the secret intelligence organization known for its borderline tactics and ethics if compared to the general founding principles of the Federation. The first consideration is that a rule that allows something to be done ...


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As stated in the existing answers, Article 14/31 is "permissive, not prescriptive" (nice wording by @Michael) Furthermore, Picard thought that Hugh's individuality was a weapon on its own. Not as destructive as the virus, but (or therefore) more humane. PICARD: But perhaps in that short time before they purge his memory, the sense of individuality which ...


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Without the access codes, Wesley was not able to disable all the security tracking systems Wesley asks Robin to access the codes for the security tracking system. WESLEY: Okay. When you get there, start accessing the codes for the security tracking system. There's something I want to try. Later on, when being chased, LaForge complains that Wesley has ...


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Gene Roddenberry's obsession with the Navy. The ship display chronicles past ships named Enterprise. There were 14 British Navy ships named Enterprise in 300 years 9 in the US Navy (including two Aircraft carriers) One space shuttle One XCV prototype warp vessel One NX class (Not named with USS prefix) And Five Federation Starships (Enterprise A-E, not ...


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While the Enterprise-D has several tertiary sickbay's; Main Sickbay is located on Deck 12. Data's quarters are on Deck 2. Deck 2 does not contain A sickbay; however it DOES contain an aid station. Hospitals in real life have Aid stations capable of handling triage or immediate medical needs in close proximity to the bridge. *Specifications by Rick Sternbach:...


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The Q are non-corporeal, least so different there is no way to extrapolate them. When Q first appeared he manifested himself as a triple headed serpent. To appear more interactive, he manifested in a form Picard would idolize, a Sea Faring captain. Then as a United States Marine to mock uniformed comformist service, then as an Overdressed starfleet admiral. ...


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Per Memory Alpha, Gates McFadden had not signed for the 7th season. The staff wrote in a "trapdoor" plot that involved the Enterprise crash landing on the planet resulting in her death or a dramatic catalyst for exiting the series. I admit, leaving a skeleton crew on the ship in Borg country is a questionable decision, at best, however, that's the "real ...


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All starfleet personnel have combadges for communications. Not to mention; The ship has an entire network of internal communications array. One does not need a combadge to talk. Thoughout the ship there are screens integrated to permit non personnel to have library/computer and communications access. According to the TNG" Technical manual, hardware ...


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