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I think that BBlake answer correctly explain one of the main aspects: we usually see the state-of-the-art as protagonists, so it is safe to suppose that they can better perfom in battle. But I think that there could be also other factors. Single ship battles When talking about single ship-to-ship battles, you should consider that: You are in a situation ...


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Creating the microwormhole relies on a rare stellar object (an "itinerant pulsar") passing within a microscopic fraction of a light year of a specific Federation communications array. BARCLAY: I've been going over the interstellar phenomena forecasts from Deep Space Nine. They are predicting er, a class B itinerant pulsar will pass within four billion ...


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Humanoid classes probably refer to closest matches the Federation has on record and differentiate between humanoids based on their physiological aspects. The tricorder scans humanoids and likely looks for closest matches. If the internal biology matches to what they have on record then they have an easier time understanding their biology in order to ...


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The Star Trek Book describes the Mobile Emitter as being a piece of technology, from the 29th Century ship, that Starling appropriated. This confirms that he found it rather than having built it himself. Starling equipped the EMH with a stolen autonomous self-sustaining mobile holoemitter, technology unknown to the 24th century. Since it's compatible ...


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No, he wouldn't. Should he have put Voyager back on earth, it wouldn't have been Janeways choice to grant / reject Quinn asylum. It would've been up to the federation. And with Picards experiences with Q (de Lancie), they would probably not have been too fond to have a member of the Q continuum in their midst. "He's devious and amoral and unreliable and ...


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From the Memory Alpha Article on the mobile emitter: Owned by Henry Starling in 1996, the emitter was either aboard the appropriated Aeon timeship, or derived from the 29th-century technology therein. Starling used the emitter to grant mobility to his captive, The Doctor, while the latter was displaced in time after he hacked into Voyager's computers and ...


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The character Q played by actor John de Lancie in the character's debut in the Star Trek:The Next Generation pilot, Encounter at Farpoint was inspired by a long-time British fan of the franchise named Janet Quarton. In the early 1970's Brittain there were only a few fan followings available and all seemed to fall short of the enthusiasm Ms. Quarton had for ...


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Probably. The Borg Collective has essentially two ships, the sphere scout spaceship and the giant cube one. The sphere has 160 decks, a crew of 11,000 drones. Here is a comparison with USS Voyager: USS Voyager NCC-74656 size compared to Borg Sphere.


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Actually think of a replicator like a 3d printer. They do have industrial sized ones, they use them to make the parts to build the ships, and to repair them by making new parts. The energy is not a problem a ship that contains this would have plenty, as the warp core, dilythium crystals make plenty, so stop worrying about energy. The industrial ...


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My take was that she sent them as far as her powers would allow her to, safely anyway. She had JUST gained them, so she may not have been fully able to control them, or even know their extent. That was the way I perceived it.


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I think the episode deals with this relatively well. She gives them a gift while she's still corporeal enough to do so, throwing them as far as she can, while respecting the physical integrity of the ship. PARIS: This can't be right. Our speed is - it's impossible! KIM: We're coming apart! PARIS: We've just dropped out of whatever it was we were ...


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We could postulate some explanations, but we don't know the answers. It's largely a mystery. She missed. She is very new to her abilities. This reminds me of myself playing pool. The ball hardly goes the direction I want, let alone at the perfect speed. She was not powerful enough. She is young for an evolved being. Maybe toddlers are too limited. The ...


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The transport biofilters are described (in the TNG Technical Manual) as being able to deal with known dangerous bacteriological and viral forms. The Phage appears to be something different, a disease which directly infects the DNA (at birth) and then ravages it from the inside out. Biofilter. Normally used only in transport to the ship, this image ...


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According to what the Q have said, they appear in a way that the species they encounter can understand, sort of like Galactus does in Marvel. Being stereotypical male/female would be understandable by most species. That’s why their civil war was shown to Janeway as the American civil war. They knew she was from America and would get the references.


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I served in the US Coast Guard (3rd Class Petty Officer) and agree with DavidW. The original OPS Officer (LT Cavit) (S1;E1) is killed, his "Deputy OPS Officer", Ensign Kim, is placed in that position - not because of his rank, but his training. Voyager took a big hit in S1;E1, and lost a LOT of people. It doesn't surprise me that the CAPT decided to go ...


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It appears transporters can beam up patterned energy as well. We see this a few times TNG: Power Play - Hundreds of incorporeal beings are beamed up TNG: The Most Toys - Data discharges a disruptor at the moment of transport. The transporter dissipates the energy, but it still beamed it up in the first place TNG: Lonely Among Us - Picard beams out "energy ...


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According to Memory Beta article about Neelix: Neelix was born in 2337 on Rinax in the Delta Quadrant's Talax system, a son of Eximar and Axa. Following the slaughter of his entire family by the Haakonians in 2355, Neelix became a spacegoing trader until a fortunate encounter with Voyager in 2371, which saw him become guide, cook and morale officer, and "...


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I would add to the other answers that the Federation / Starfleet puts value on pushing boundaries and advancement, exploring not only the frontiers of outer space but also their own abilities. They are in a post-scarcity world, so not everything needs a cost-benefit analysis. Research and development can be done for its own sake because scientists love to ...


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She did not know. To quote Janeway: Janeway: I am setting a course. Janeway to fleet: take your temporal shields offline. Tuvok: Captain, we wont be protected Janeway: Exactly. If that ship is destroyed, all of history MIGHT be restored. So, they believed (and were right) that simply leaving the temporal shields does not have an effect, as she ...


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