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The Bird or Prey is the most common Klingon ship. It appeared in 12 TNG episodes and 29 DS9 episodes. Here are a few notable TNG episode examples: S2: Matter Of Honor: Riker served aboard the Pagh S3: Yesterday's Enterprise: Battle scenes S4: Reunion: Gowron and Duras's ships S4/5: Redemption 1 and 2: Battle Scenes, Worf served aboard Kern's ship, the ...


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Most classical is copyrighted too. I'd guess that Gene was portraying a technology that would make playing rock music impossible, I mean the power systems they used, operating an electric guitar and an electric bass would be impossible. I mean it took B'elenna 6 months to figure out how to get a TV set to work on a live fed plasma power system. They ...


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A consistent left-to-right movement means that what has been visited lies on the left, and to the right is where no man one has gone before. A mixture of right-to-left and left-to-right traversal would be contrary to the Star Trek mission; the ship would be going places where it has gone before.


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Although the OP is satisfied with the answer to their question, @henning-kockerbeck also nails it on the head, but for a different reason. It's a question of which came first, and in this case, the Enterprise being filmed left to right came last, and film theory as taught in Western culture, came first. With regards to the Enterprise TOS model, someone had ...


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In the TOS episode "A Piece of the Action" the main phasers of Kirk's Enterprise fire on stun setting and knock out people in several square blocks of city on the planet Iota below the ship. Does the Enterprise D retain that useful feature? In the first TNG episode "Encounter at Farpoint": PICARD: Thank you. That was the missing part. ...


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The primary mission of the Enterprise is peaceful exploration, discovery, and diplomacy. As it goes about this mission, ship and crew may be inadvertently exposed to threats - after all, it is exploring the unknown. It makes sense to be armed for defensive purposes, to be used only if forced to. As a military-styled organization, Starfleet also has a role in ...


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I know in the original series Kirk ordered Scotty to set the ships phasers on a strong stun setting towards the end of "A Piece of the Action" episode. Which knocked out the gangsters in the street as they battled it out. So I would think the same could be done on the Enterprise-D.


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TNG had the benefit of a large model (and better video editing) to work with at Image G (the company that did all the special effects for the series). Levar Burton's other series, Reading Rainbow, had a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how they did it (they talk about the ship itself around 11:04) The TL;DR there is they ...


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The large model of the Enterprise used to film those shots was rather unfinished on the port (left) side and had plugs for the power cables for the lights on the port side. So the big 11 foot model was always photographed from the starboard or right side and thus with the stern (back) on the left and the bow (front) on the right, and thus travelling from ...


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In western cultures, we typically read from left to right (and from top to bottom). Therefore, going from left to right is often subconsciously interpreted as "going forward", whereas going from right to left is often interpreted as "going back" or "retreating". For example, it has been demonstrated that people look at websites ...


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I actually think it makes more sense that the Q Continnum is what it use to be the Progenitors once they evolved after eons. Remember, the episode mentions that they actually seeded the primordial Oceans, that means it should had happened billions of years in the past. It makes sense that the evolution would be up to pure energy. The Founders are old and ...


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The incomplete joke, as I'd call it, is a comedic trope unto itself. It involves the revelation of a punchline sans-context, and generally appears as a cut-to or a scene where characters enter in mid-conversation. The premise of this joke-within-a-joke is that — since the audience is not privy to the set-up — the culmination can be particularly absurd or ...


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Well if you can only have one the Vor'cha class is the battle cruiser of the TNG era. https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Vor%27cha_class I'd opt against the bird of prey as those were introduced in star trek III and are not uniquely TNG era. Vor'cha was the first new klingon class on screen meant to be in the lineage of the classic era D7 and movie era K'...


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