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According to the film's official novelisation, Kirk was entirely aware of how the 'Genesis Wave' works and would therefore have had no fear of returning to orbit around the Genesis Planet. The rest of the crew struggled to put more power to the impulse engines, knowing—they must know—that their efforts were useless. When the Genesis wave began, it would ...


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According to the Mr Scott's Guide to the [refit] Enterprise factbook, the feature you're describing is the "horizontal intermix chamber". The Vertical Chamber (the centre of which is located in Main Engineering) provides power for the impulse engines and ship systems. The Horizontal Chamber, which starts in Main Engineering and extends backwards through the ...


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The transporter seems remarkably clever at finding out where the shoes end and the soil begins, and to take one but not the other. But there are plenty of examples of crouching or huddled characters getting beamed back in that posture, or for that matter characters taking a defensive formation before beaming out. For that reason I would call this a ...


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The entire quote is: Picard: You're talking about slavery. Guinan: I think that's a little harsh. Picard: I don't think it's a little harsh. I think it's the truth. That's a truth we've obscured behind a comfortable, easy euphemism: property. And that's not the issue at all, is it? I believe the "that" that Picard is referring to is "...


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You've omitted the most obvious example, the Ariannians, who had two entirely distinct races, with appearance so opposite that nobody could possibly mistake one for the other: As with races on 20th and 21st century Earth, Ariannians' social and economic status depended strongly on their coloration. (And of course the episode in which they appear was ...


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Per William Ware Theiss, each ship has a unique insignia. He designed the uniforms for TOS. All commodores except Matt Decker seem to be wearing the flower-like symbol; this appears to be admiralty assignment. We can rule this out, however, as JAG Lieutenant Shaw also wears this flower-insignia. So instead, it appears to be a Starfleet Command insignia or ...


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Extraterrestrial intelligent beings are not members of alien races, they are members of alien species: There is some variation in the the appearance of Vulcans: Blonde Vulcans in Star Trek?1 And the answer to this question: Is Tuvok the only black Vulcan?2 points out that the human actors who portray Vulcans are usually "white" but include some "black"...


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By far the most diverse species we see is the Xindi from Enterprise, who all share biological origins but come in: reptilian insectoid primate amphibian arboreal avian (extinct) The relevant Memory Alpha page says: The different Xindi species were extremely similar in their functionally important DNA, sharing over 99.5% despite the apparent physical ...


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Andorians. In 'Enterprise' (Bakula et.al), we find out that there is a minority Andorian offshoot called the Aenar - blind albinos with some telepathic capability who live under the snow and ice on Andor.


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The Constitution class Enterprise NCC-1701 did have DOT-7 droids which deployed through portholes in the hull to conduct underway hull maintenance. These have been mentioned in several comic books however we did not see them on screen until Star Trek: Discovery Such Sweet Sorrow. NCC-1701-D was a self-cleaning ship which likely used robots but they were ...


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Rule #1: Once you have their money, you never give it back. Rule #2: The best deal is the one that brings the most profit. Rule #3: Never spend more for an acquisition than you have to. Rule #4: Time and Latinum are precious. Rule #5: Always exaggerate your estimate. Rule #6: Never allow family to stand in the way of opportunity. Rule #7: Keep your ears open. ...


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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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In the continuity comics (Star Trek Ongoing 24 (After Darkness), we see Kelvin Timeline Spock return to his people. His betrothed, T'Pring is present and they prepare to mate. A few issue later (and after much kerfuffle but no hanky-panky) he overcomes his Pon Farr and they part as friends rather than as a married couple.


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Ships appear on the radar way before you're able to see them with a telescope, way before. And even if you saw something, you'd probably only see a point, not being able to distinguish between a spaceship and a comet. So, there is probably simply no use of camouflage. See the image of Pluto, a planet the size of Russia, and now imagine the resolution ...


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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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The Prime Directive, aka General Order One, states that: "No starship may interfere with the normal development of any alien life or society." That has often been translated in the facts as forbidding contact with any civilisation unable to reach the stars by themselves, with the possession of working warp technology used as the tipping point, as explained ...


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It has been shown and said in multiple episodes that he is capable of performing self-diagnostic and repairs, which implies that his positronic brain possess a copy of his own schematic to serve as reference point, which would include something as vital as the off-switch. That knowledge of himself also allows him to perform modifications of his own body, ...


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Data has a suite of internal systems that allow him to check his status as well as access to high resolution body scanners. It seems highly likely that he would have intimate knowledge of his own physiology (robiology?). DATA: I am sure that will not be necessary, Captain. I am fully capable of running a circuit check on myself. It will immediately ...


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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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I think that would be less under the Prime Directive and more under First Contact procedures. First Contact procedures have an application, and that's when you're likely to encounter a civilization during exploration. It's not a factor when visiting their homeworld; you know you're a guest there. They're worried about chance encounters in other worlds ...


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The original question was how many times Picard was at least implied to be dead. He was clearly so in "Parallels," where, after Worf shifts to the alternate dimension, he and Riker have this exchange: WORF: If I may inquire, sir... how long have you been Captain? RIKER: Four years. Ever since Captain Picard was killed during an incident with the Borg....


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While Kirk (Shatner) did get friendly with Edith Keeler (Joan Collins) in "City on the Edge of Forever", it was 1930... (Kirk and Spock jumped back in time through the Guardian of Forever to find and retrieve McCoy, who had already done so while under the influence of an accidentally self-administered drug). SETTING: A room in Edith Keeler's mission. McCoy ...


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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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One question is why the nacelles have empty space between them. Others have answered because Gene Rodenberry. A second question is why the nacelles are so far apart. One answer given -- which is excellent -- is safety. The nacelles are far apart by necessity in early starfleet designs because they have to be far apart from the hull. The raditiation ...


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Data was initially a nickname given to him by Starfleet personnel. Data did not recall his life prior to being metaphysically born again by being turned on after a memory wipe. Thus, to the OP's question, we don't know what Doctor Soong named him. We can presume he was given a first name, because Lore had a first name. It's a compelling thing to wonder ...


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Not all Starfleet vessels have nacelles far away from the hull (think shuttles), but that main thing that was taken into consideration is that the nacelles needed to "see" each other. This would require the spacing to be farther apart on larger ships. It seems this was something Andrew Probert (the concept artist for TOS) decided on during conversations ...


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Gene Roddenberry's concept of the warp field was that it was symmetrical and needed to be in open space. That's why the nacelles are not in direct line with the hull of the ship - it wouldn't be possible to create a stable warp field with bits of ship in the way! You can see the same design concept in Klingon, Romulan, and Ferengi ships to name a few. This ...


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The 90-second opening credits for each season of Star Trek:Discovery are unique however nothing changes between each episode within that season. Ana Criado of Prologue was the designer of the opening credit sequences. She was selected partially because she knew very little about Star Trek and was able to create something completely new without bias. She was ...


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Apart from simple narrative necessity, I think we can extrapolate from the original Enterprise blueprints (Paramount 1975) that radiation is the answer. When we look at the plan for the Support Pylon (where the famous Jeffries Tube is located), we see two safety locks located in the pylon. There are notations for each. The lower safety lock: Warning: ...


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In "The Best of Both Worlds, Pt. 2" Riker fully intended to cause a warp / non-warp collision. RIKER: Mister Crusher, ready a collision course with the Borg ship. You heard me. A collision course. WESLEY: Yes, sir. RIKER: Mister La Forge, prepare to go to warp power. LAFORGE [OC]: Aye, sir. Presumably, this would have been damaging to the Borg ...


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Space Seed the neck scissors are around the 4:11. Chuck Clow doubled for William Shatner and Chuck Couch doubled for Ricardo Montalbán in a fight in engineering. The fight scene starts at 3:54, the clip from Space See begins at 3:57. Kirk vs. Kahn (We should really get a life.)


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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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The most dangerous species that comes to mind regarding your question is clearly the species of sadistic Talosians of Talos IV. This species only has the one home world and was once warp-capable but no longer travels. Their mind-control abilities are incredibly powerful, they can make you see anything they wish and even drive you mad reaching far out into ...


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To the best of my knowledge there has never been a direct collision between a warp object and a non warp object within the main canon of TV shows and films in Star Trek, with the exception of warp capable torpedoes hitting static objects. In the EU novel The Romulan Wars: To Brave the Storm, a captain sacrifices his vessel by flying it directly into a ...


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The only time I am aware of (and I am currently rewatching ST, it's been quite a while before): In Voyager - Think Tank (S5E20), the Think Tanks station is in subspace when the Voyager and the Hazari attack them. From Memory Alpha article about the episode: The Hazari fire spatial charges, and the Think Tank's vessel is pulled out of subspace. Important:...


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We know that Guinan's people previously engaged the borg in battle. Although Q's plot is clearly premeditated at some level, I think it is likely that Q chose to create an encounter with the Borg because of Guinan's experience. It seems possible that Q was inspired by her presence to make that choice. That seems to be amusing in a Q sort of way. "It's ...


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I don't think this is answer in canon, although the name alone is sufficient description. "Pressed" refers to the bar being extruded (at a low temperature) and stamped. It refers to how it was made, not what it is. So it could very well be "pressed gold encasing latinum" and also be correctly called "gold pressed latinum." The latter would be the common ...


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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 answer from a material physics position of why Latinum can not be reproduced by the replicators is as follows: You can not make matter from nothing. Takes matter to create matter. To make anything with a replicator, it requires mass equal to or greater than the end product. Can not make Gold for example just from Hydrogen atoms. See: Star Trek Next ...


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There's several reasons The Federation doesn't seem keen on using General Order 24. Like General Order 7, it wasn't used very often. Kirk uses it the only other time in canon in A Taste of Armageddon KIRK: All that it means is that I won't be around for the destruction. You heard me give General Order Twenty Four. That means in two hours the Enterprise ...


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Guinan is an El-Aurian, which according to Star Trek canon is a race of highly intelligent, Extremely long lived space-travellers who pre-date Earth's first contact with the Vulcan. This contact was just unbeknownst to mankind at the time, as they visited in secret. All El-Aurians are said to have latent empathic abilities of a non-descript type, being ...


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Harcourt Fenton Mudd first appeared in Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS) and Star Trek: The Animated Series (TAS). In Mudd's Women" 13 October 1966, Mudd posed as Leo Francis Walsh, but his true identity was exposed during a formal hearing: SPOCK: State your correct name for the record. MUDD: Harry Mudd. COMPUTER: Incorrect. MUDD: ...


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She is an unnamed Orian guard (played by Myrthin Stagg), not a bounty hunter. She was in charge of the cell block where Harcourt Fenton Mudd was being held in an Orion prison in one of the flashback scenes in ST-ST S01E04: The Escape Artist. Earlier, the same Short Trek vignette opened with an armored female bounty hunter selling Harcourt Fenton Mudd to a ...


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While not technically a "release", VidAngel is an online service that allows users to connect to a number of streaming services that they already subscribe to* and filter out types of objectionable content (e.g. language, violence, sex, disturbing scenes) that they wish to avoid in shows they want to watch. The service lists Star Trek: Discovery as one of ...


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At this point there appear to be no plans to release a TV-PG version of Star Trek Discovery. The showrunner makes it clear that the "tonality" and "totality" of the show rely on a more adult theming than previous Star Trek shows. It is TV-MA because it is rated for that which is most potentially challenging for a family. We are pretty dedicated to being ...


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Bajor is a (potential) member of the Federation. Ibudan, a Bajora, makes a clone in his quarters. Sisko and Bashir don't seem to have any problem with this whatsoever, nor do they seem intent on charging him with 'Felony Clonemaking' along with his murder rap. ODO: (re: the new clone) What happens to this one? BASHIR: In about two days, he becomes a ...


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The average cost per episode of STD is around $8-8.5m. Taking the average cost of an episode, doubling it because it was a feature-length two-parter and taking into account that it was the season finale, the total cost of production was likely around $20-25m(ish) Like a big sci-fi feature, “Discovery” hasn’t been cheap: The average episode costs $8 ...


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By definition, "biological" means "living". Are energy beings living? It may depend upon your definition of life. IMHO, the defining properties of life reduce to the capacity for growth, reproduction, and evolution. Therefore, for an energy being to be biological, it must be able to grow, reproduce, and evolve. Just because a being is non-corporeal doesn'...


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The difference was Odo was in direct danger from his actions. His religious imprinting has fully latched onto Odo as a worthy God and thus worth dying for.


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