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The Animated Series episode Yesteryear features historians using the Guardian of forever with no special qualifiers as to belonging to anything but the federation and starfleet . I doubt in the TOS era there was enough time travel to justify a new department since there's no evidence in universe as portrayed in the 1960s (ignoring prequels) that time travel ...


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While we can assume that the Romulan split happened around the time of Surak there are other factors to consider. Consider if Earth's population split and one group went off to another planet. If Aboriginal Australians decided to leave in one ship and start a space empire that would falsely imply a longer period of genetic drift if some aliens compared the ...


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If we accept the Awakening period as the time of the split, this isn't long enough for anything resembling speciation to occur, especially between peoples who apparently had at least primitive forms of star travel. A small amount of genetic drift may have occurred (like that between different subspecies of animals), but it wouldn't be enough to call them ...


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They're nearly identical In TOS Enterprise Incident, Chekov is tasked with locating Spock aboard a Klingon D7 staffed by Romulans. It takes Chekov several minutes to do this, commenting about how similar they are. He had this trouble even considering that Spock is half human, and thus should be even easier to find than a full-blooded Vulcan. In the same ...


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According to the TOS Vulcan's Soul novels: Exiles and Epiphany, Romulan followers of Surak who possessed the telepathic abilities among their kind were banished to Remus. The less answered question is why Romulans do not have telepathy. Fan theories, and theories in-universe, have included: the Romulans lacking the mental discipline. Romulan emotion ...


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Perhaps it's not as odd as you expect - there have been 15 ships called HMS Enterprise in the Royal Navy. 4 called Defiant does not seem so many, especially since one was a replacement and one was never mentioned on screen. This tradition continues into Starfleet - the list of their vessels shows a number of repeats, for example Antares and Bradbury. And ...


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In canon, it's still floating lifelessly in space. There are , however, two instances in books (considered apocrypha) where the original machine makes it a return. A short story in Kevin Lauderdale's Constellations reveals that the original was dragged to a top secret Starfleet research facility for further study. Peter David's book, Before Dishonor, has ...


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No, Tholians are not humanoid. Since the TOS episode you mentioned left the remainder of the Tholian's body open to interpretation, the Enterprise episode filled in that gap, canonically, by making them non-humanoid.


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Yes... ish By all accounts, no other studio / network was willing to take on Roddenberry's new project called "Star Trek" - so her approval for producing the series at Desilu is probably the most important factor in even getting Star Trek made. "If it were not for Lucy, there would be no Star Trek today" - Ed Holly, Desilu Lucy was also tangentially ...


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I have never seen any account of creative influence. Just green lighting the series as the owner of Desilu which she sold after Star Trek's first season. Considering how well documented the history of trek is I think it is safe to assume the creative stuff was Gene Coon, Gene Roddenberry, Wah Ming Chang, and the writers...and that all the suits cared about ...


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tl;dr - There is no canonical explanation whether restricted to ST-TOS sources or not. There may be sufficient information to make one or more educated guesses such as the Daystrom Institute or the Temporal Integrity Commission depending on what level of information is allowed. The closest ST-TOS only in-universe candidate would likely be the Daystrom ...


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