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What was the in-universe explanation for Tom Paris looking exactly like Nick Locarno in “Star Trek: Voyager?”

In-universe the resemblance is noticed by some, but not considered particularly remarkable by people very familiar with them. In the Star Trek: Lower Decks episode "Old Friends, New Planets" ...
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Is replicated meat in “Star Trek” considered to be vegetarian/vegan?

Not sure if this qualifies. But one quote that seems to be at least related is from S01E07, "Lonely Among Us" in which: Commander Riker makes the statement: "We no longer enslave ...
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What was the in-universe explanation for Tom Paris looking exactly like Nick Locarno in “Star Trek: Voyager?”

Okay… This started off as a comment, but I think it's actually an answer. I once had a girlfriend, and she had mentioned that there was someone in the same town that was her look-alike. Then one day I ...
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Are joined Trill effectively pansexual and gender fluid?

It is firmly established throughout Deep Space Nine that joined Trill inherit the memories, skills, and personality traits of all Trill who had previously been joined to their symbiont1. We observe ...
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Which Star Trek TNG episode involves a planet fighting over territory and thus being unable to join the Federation?

I'm pretty sure you're conflating two episodes; TNG: Attached and TNG: The Hunted. Both revolve around planets that are in the midst of application for Federation membership. TNG: Attached focuses on ...
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Are Picard’s badge pops genuine behind-the-scenes bloopers?

Seems fake. Seems like someone taking advantage of the Picard Maneuver (Patrick Stewart tugging his uniform shirt down; see the appendices in link.) for a joke. This a very apparent when in group ...
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Why did impact with the Bozeman cause a warp core breach in TNG: Cause and Effect?

In addition to the events of the impact itself, it's important to note something else in play LAFORGE: All main systems just went down. Power levels are dropping rapidly. The ship was clearly in ...
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Why did impact with the Bozeman cause a warp core breach in TNG: Cause and Effect?

The script gives us a pretty good overview of the order of events. A physical strike to the nacelle damaged the warp plasma system. The ship vented warp plasma and this destabilised the warp core, ...
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Has anyone tried to make 3-D chess in real life?

In a word, yes. Paramount (the makers of Star Trek) have licenced various Tri-D chess sets through the Franklin Mint company and more recently through through their own production house. These come ...
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What was the explanation for the existence of the Klingon sleeper ship in the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode “The Emissary?”

We don't know and, apparently, no-one does not even K'Ehleyr. As it says in a discussion between Worf and K'Ehleyr: WORF: According to the library computer, the captain of the T'Ong is K'Temoc. But ...
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Which Shakespearean play is Data rehearsing for the opening scene of S03E010, "The Defector"?

The play is Henry V Lifted stright from the Wikipedia page for The Defector In addition to his regular role of Captain Picard, Patrick Stewart also played the role of the holodeck character of "...
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Did Worf actually return to his original universe in 'Parallels'?

All indications are that he did return to his correct universe. The shuttle he boarded is described as having exactly the right quantum signature. RIKER: (re: shuttle) Did they send the right shuttle?...
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How were the still characters in "Timescape" filmed

I'm not sure this covers every single shot but, according to Captains' Logs: The Unauthorized Complete Trek Voyages, the frozen-in-time effect made heavy use of blue-screen. "It was very ...
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What was the explanation for the existence of the Klingon sleeper ship in the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode “The Emissary?”

12 minutes into the episode, K’Ehleyr explains to the Enterprise senior staff in the briefing room that Starbase 336 received an automated message from the T'Ong The message was directed to the ...
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Why do (Federation) starships need Bussard collectors in front of their warp nacelles?

tl;dr: The Bussard collectors are there for emergency situations, and it's complicated. Welcome to the magical and slightly convoluted world of starship propulsion technology! Regular use of the warp ...
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Are joined Trill effectively pansexual and gender fluid?

You are trying to apply human categories to an extraterrestrial with a non-human lifecycle. I would call Trill not so much "fluid" but "undergoing distinct events of change." The ...
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Anyone know an actor that played an admiral on Star Trek that was also a CFO for Shelby Cars?

I randomly came up on this - I'm pretty sure you're talking about my grandpa! Star Trek: The Next Generation - S05E01 - "Redemption II" Here he is with Carrol Shelby. He was their ...
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How were the still characters in "Timescape" filmed

There's no "word of god" I can find here, but it appears that most of the scenes were shot using actors standing still, with green screen and splicing used to produce the special effect ...
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Is the Darmok Episode the only time we see Tamarians?

Episodes of the animated: Star Trek: Lower Decks introduce a security officer, Kayshon, that is Tamarian. He will often use the metaphor phrases, but his universal translator also allows him to speak ...
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Why do the Borg want to assimilate every planet in the universe?

The Borg consider all biological lifeforms to be inherently flawed, and see themself as the solution to this. It makes sense from the Borg point of view, leading the Borg to be aggressively ...
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Why did no one call Starfleet to report the Dyson sphere?

They did, kinda In the dialogue (voiceover) we hear Captain's log, stardate 46125.3. Starfleet has dispatched two science vessels to study the Dyson Sphere while we proceed to Starbase fifty five. ...
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Why did no one call Starfleet to report the Dyson sphere?

My instinct is that there were two separate situations here both with their own unique characteristics. The Jenolan The Jenolan has found itself off course and stranded at sub-warp speeds due to a &...
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What was the in-universe explanation for Tom Paris looking exactly like Nick Locarno in “Star Trek: Voyager?”

Pretend you're a member of Starfleet. You're familiar with a case of a cadet named Locarno, who killed a member of his squad in an accident, covered it up, and was then expelled by Starfleet. Maybe ...
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In “Star Trek: The Next Generation” The Pegasus, which responsibilities/authority did Picard give up to Pressman when he took command of the mission?

Picard's usual responsibilities to maintain the safety of his ship and crew, to ensure that tasks onboard the Enterprise are performed by qualified personnel, and to obey the regulations of Starfleet ...
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Why do the Borg want to assimilate every planet in the universe?

It started out as a race who used technology to increase perfection in itself. Perfection involved cooperation and communication and community. These were carried to pathological extremes, then they ...
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What kind of Romulan warbirds was the Enterprise-C fighting?

The warbirds that attacked the Narendra III outpost were described in the EU novel Vulcan's Heart as being Amarcan class, a new type that made the previous T'Liss class and Klingon-manufactured K't'...
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Has any Star Trek character appeared in all three division uniform colors?

Tom Paris Usually wears the red Command uniform: In the episode "Worst Case Scenario (s3e25)" he wears the Gold operations uniform: And in the episode "Author, Author (s7e20) he wears ...
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Does Star Trek: The Next Generation feature technology discovered by Kirk's generation?

This is a scientific discovery rather than an exploratory/archeological discovery that is probably more what the OP implicitly wanted. But considering the top answer says no examples I'll add ...
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Is there something about Starfleet which makes them particularly susceptible to infiltration?

Out-of-universe, the "Starfleet's highest ranks have turned into back-stabbing supervillians!" is just a tiresome trope in which all the power figures of Starfleet are corrupt and/or ...
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Would Nova Squadron have been punished if their stunt succeeded?

Obviously we can't definitively say what would have happened (since it didn't happen), but we do get Picard's thoughts on what he thinks would occur. He seems fairly convinced that the assembled crowd ...
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