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The Millennium Falcon is (approximately) 58,000 times faster than the USS Enterprise-D. The (Galaxy Class) Enterprise-D's top speed is stated to be Warp 9.8. DATA: Projection, sir. We may be able to match the hostile's nine point eight, sir. But at extreme risk. TNG: Encounter at Farpoint This handy reckoner from the TNG Technical Manual shows us ...


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Allegedly a back injury is behind the maneuver. From a post on Reddit and confirmed by Wil Wheaton. Scroll down the Reddit post to find the section pasted below. The reply from user 'wil' is Mr. Wheaton. [–]AmishAvenger 1162 points 2 days ago* Frakes had a back injury, caused by having a job moving furniture. The result is the "Riker Lean," where ...


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Here's a better capture of the context from "The Best of Both Worlds Pt I". In the capture, Riker is presenting the quarters to Shelby for the first time. PICARD: Number One, why don't you show the Commander to her quarters? [...much unrelated conversation between Picard and Adm. Hanson about Shelby and Riker...] [Shelby's quarters] ...


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I have good news: you're not crazy1. The number 47 was slipped into Star Trek with alarming regularity, and it all began with TNG writer Joe Menosky. In a 2005 interview with Pomona College Magazine (Menosky's alma mater), he said: When asked why he started including 47 in episodes, Menosky admits, "After Pomona, Eric [Level, Menosky's freshman RA] and I ...


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A long-time Star Trek fan and quadriplegic named George La Forge had been following the original series and was an avid fan. His unfortunate passing in 1975 inspired creator Gene Roddenberry to focus on creating a new character with disabilities. Screenwriter David Gerrold suggested the name Geordi LaForge in respect of their fan. Mr. Roddenberry agreed the ...


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No. And they are trained to NOT run if they can help it. Though it may seem counter-intuitive at first glance and can make you wonder why no one seems in a particular hurry during emergency conditions like Red Alert, there are some important things to consider. As a former member of a military crew I can tell you we are trained to move quickly but not to run....


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This question was directly addressed in the episode Birthright, Part 1: BASHIR Data... may I ask you a personal question? DATA Certainly. BASHIR Does your hair grow? Data thinks a moment, taken aback by the question. DATA I can control the rate of my ...


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I have counted 20 episodes in which the TNG Enterprise travels to places where there has been no presence from an existing manned Federation ship or colony and no presence from an existing superpower that's known to have shared survey information with the Federation (e.g. Romulans, Cardassians, Klingons, etc). I have also excluded episodes where the ...


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There's no on-screen canon explanation given. However, the Star Trek: The Next Generation - Technical Manual states The main viewer display matrix includes omni-holographic display elements and is thus capable of displaying three-dimensional information.


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This is Beverly Crusher, but played by Gates McFadden's body double, Patricia Tallman. Here she is on the set of the film Star Trek: Generations, again doubling for McFadden: This is another instance where you can see Tallman's face in the finished product. In the corresponding scene from the film, Data is conversing with Crusher played by McFadden, but ...


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A refusal to submit to assimilation is prima facie evidence that the individuals involved are acting like stupid, spoiled children. I've selectively quoted the Borg Queen to give an overview of their thought process when dealing with those who express a desire not to be assimilated. Do they empathise with their victims? Hell no. You're experiencing ...


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Yes In Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701 - from TOS) is famously destroyed by the autodestruct sequence following the boarding of the Klingons:


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In the second season episode "The Measure of a Man", Riker pulls up Data's schematics on a wall monitor. On the lower right of the display, we see "LT CDR NFN/NMI DATA" which should be read as "Lieutenant Commander No First Name No Middle Initial Data." This was confirmed by illustrator Rick Sternbach during the "Next Generation Slide Show" panel at Baycon ...


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Jeri Ryan stated in an interview for the September 1999 issue of Playboy magazine (no, she does not appear nude) that she asked the producers of Voyager if she should pronounce it "few-tile" like other Borg, but she was explicitly instructed to say "few-tul": PLAYBOY: Speaking of the Borg, is resistance "few-tile" or "few-tul"? RYAN: Good question. ...


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There are a number of occasions where Worf's suggestions were immediately actioned by the crew of the Enterprise. In TNG: Time's Arrow he proposed that they fire torpedoes on Captain Picard's location. With only a slight hesitation (presumably because killing his captain isn't going to look good on his resumé), Riker agrees. WORF: The Captain would not. ...


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When a single Borg ship can wipe out an entire Federation fleet, I would expect the Federation to come up with a Battleship or Ship-Of-The-Line capable of delivering devastating firepower They did. The Defiant: Development on the Defiant began around 2366 in response to the Borg threat. Although officially classified as an escort vessel, the Defiant was ...


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Israeli, as revealed ten days ago at Star Trek 50 Marina Sirtis herself said exactly the following on Day 4 of the Star Trek 50th Anniversary Celebration in Las Vegas: SIRTIS: I based Troi’s accent on an Israeli friend of mine. See here where I live-blogged a panel session with Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, and Jonathan Frakes.


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They travel at the same speed: 1.0 SOP, which is not comparable All star ships in all science fiction are always traveling at The Speed Of Plot. This may sound snarky but the comment is serious; it is meant to point out that the numbers are irrelevant and usually not comparable, even within the same universe. Transportation in a story is either an ...


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I have an out of universe explanation that is based on the fact that three of the five characters and both of the starships with Japanese names first appeared in The Next Generation. In the 1980s (when TNG was created), Japan's economy and technology made it the major rival to the U.S. in Asia (if not the world). It is understandable that American writers ...


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Approximately 100 kg (= 220 lbs.) according to his 'mother'. DATA: My -- childhood? JULIANA: (laughing) That's what I called it. You were like a baby at first -- a hundred kilogram baby, but still... TNG: Inheritance This tallies with his official fact file on the StarTrek.com website, although this is likely a case of the tail (TNG: ...


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The pattern here doesn't seem that unusual for the cast of a successful television show not to ever get another high-profile role; there are far more TV actors than TV roles to go around. In fact, many of the people on your list followed a typical pattern for television stars, which is to get one big break-out role, followed by scattered guest appearances in ...


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In universe, she was the head of Starfleet Medical. From "The Child": WESLEY: It's going to be hard leaving the Enterprise. PICARD: Mixed feelings for all of us. It's always difficult leaving any ship, just as it was for your mother when she left to become head of Starfleet Medical. When she returned, not a lot was said, but in "Evolution" it's ...


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It's simple: Logs aren't recorded in real time. During a tense space battle, the Captain can't just take a break to record the fact that someone just attacked his ship, he will remember it and when it happened and then write it down later with the stardate of when it happened, and even the advanced computers of star trek won't be able to remember ...


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Patrick Stewart appeared in every episode; there's a discrepancy in how those two pages are counting. Star Trek: The Next Generation aired 176 episodes. However two of those episodes, the premiere episode "Encounter at Farpoint" and the series finale "All Good Things...", were feature-length episodes. As originally broadcast, and as they're present on ...


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Most of them are easy for a serious Trekkie like yourself: (picture with arrows found online) But let's do this properly. The one you probably didn't know The guy in the top right was the hardest to identify: his name is Patrick Baker, owner of Farrell's Ice-cream Parlor and a celebrity handler for Wizard World Chicago, who was working at the Con that ...


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I wouldn't overanalyse this too much - it's just a case of bad writing. Furthermore, it was written in the early 90s, back before computers surpassed humans at chess, and people still thought that magical human intuition could beat brute force calculation every time. Really, the ludicrous part is the idea that a 'classic attack', which has apparently been ...


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In the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Year of Hell,” there is a scene where the viewscreen is offline due to heavy damage to the ship. What's interesting in this is that it is not simply black, like a monitor nowadays when offline, but it has a structure that looks exactly like the wall of Voyager's holodeck. So I guess it achieves the fancy 3D effect by ...


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The 'Nebula-Class' USS Leeds appears in no fewer than 104 episodes of DS9.


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They put them back into the replicator, where the replicator "beams" it away again, i.e. disintegrates it and puts the matter back into storage for future plates. There is a DS9 episode, where Ben Sisko complains about Jake not putting the dirty dishes back into the replicator.


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