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Transporter controls -- can a mistake be made?

The process can be fully automated, and might usually be, with the operator just providing oversight/final confirmation. On things like Runabouts and shuttles, there often isn't an actual transport ...
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Can a person breathe in or out while transporting?

It depends on the era, and the transporter, but generally, yes. People have been shown to have conversations whilst transporting, which would be difficult if they were unable to breathe mid-transport. ...
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What is the Delta Flyer's top warp speed?

Per the Starship Spotter guide to various Starfleet vessels, the ship's cruising speed is Warp 3 and the top speed is a very respectable Warp 6
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Who designed the USS Voyager in-universe?

To my knowledge, we're never given this information. We don't really know this about any starship; we know Leah Brahms worked on the design of the Galaxy-class engines, and that Ben Sisko led the team ...
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Will I be able to follow the story if I skip The Next Generation & watch Deep Space 9 directly?

TL:DR; - possible but not recommended. You'll be able to follow the story alright. You watched the OS movies but not the series - then you'll have missed out on the establishment of all the characters ...
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Will I be able to follow the story if I skip The Next Generation & watch Deep Space 9 directly?

No, just no. You would not have any information about the crossovers. One, where Bashir and Data showed up although this was in TNG. The the Picard\Borg relationship. Oh, and yeah the battle of wolf ...
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Looking for title of old Star Trek TOS book where Spock is captured and gets earring

Black Fire by Sonni Cooper Google Preview. The jewelry he had been made to wear was carefully chosen even to the earring in his right ear. He recalled the placement of the earring by Ilsa; it was ...
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Looking for title of old Star Trek TOS book where Spock is captured and gets earring

My guess - "The Pandora Principle" by Carolyn Clowes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pandora_Principle
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Why was the word "Trek" used in Star Trek?

Q said it is time to end humanity's trek through the stars in one of the episodes he appeared in. He said this in a courtroom that he made the illusion of.
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Why aren't there any main Federation battleships in the Star Trek universe?

"When a single Borg ship can wipe out an entire Federation fleet , I would expect the Federation come up with a Battleship or Ship-Of-The-Line capable of delivering devastating firepower and with ...
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Why wasn't the Daystrom M-5 kept as an AI assistant?

We see what happens to malevolent Artificial Intelligences in the Lower Decks episode A Few Badgeys More. The Federation, recognising that they're an ongoing threat, essentially puts them into cold-...
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Do the Enterprisians from Star Trek: Prodigy reference a specific episode of The Original Series?

Not an episode per se, but in "A Piece of the Action" a 'gangster planet' had been created because someone left a book on Chicago gangs of the 1920's with the imitative inhabitants of Sigma ...
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Why don't the Borg use some sort of projectile or beam weapon on their drones?

The Borg shoot energy beams out of their eyepieces this is a last resort given that they want to assimilate not kill. They only kill if who they are trying to assimilate fights back. Although they can ...
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Why would a Cloaking Device be a technology the Federation could not have developed on its own?

Quite simply, they did. Against their laws. The treaty of Algeron prevents them from developing or using cloaking technology.
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Was Geordi and Data's "invasive program" to annihilate the Borg ever attempted again?

In the final episode of Voyager titled endgame parts 1 and 2 future Janeway implants a virus into the Borg collective the result is all the Borg entering a deactivated state resembling sleep. As ...
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Is the "Space, The Final Frontier" quote "in universe"?

In the first episode of Star Trek: Enterprise "Broken Bow Part 1" in a speech given by Admiral Forest he says, "Space, The Final Frontier" he also said, "to boldly go where no-...
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Two-part Star Trek episode with a Borg ship closing in on the Enterprise, then flies past because it's being chased

Star Trek TNG episode Q-who the Enterprise-D is being chased by a Borg cube. The Borg cube flies past the Enterprise-D. You must be thinking of this episode. By the why Q-who is NOT a two-part episode....
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Were holograms used for Star Trek communications prior to Star Trek Discovery's pilot?

It depends on if you mean in the Star Trek timeline or in production history if you mean in the Star Trek Timeline No, Discovery is the earliest series that uses holograms for communications.If you ...
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Why aren't transporters used more often in Star Trek Enterprise?

Because in Star Trek: Enterprise they technology is relatively new and in the Enterprise episode Dadeulus they mention the risks of transport. Emory Dickens the inventor of the transporter said, "...
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Why did Geordi have his visor replaced with ocular implants between Generations and First Contact?

Katherine Pulaski offered Geordi the options of ocular implants or the regeneration of his optic nerve all the way back in TNG season 2. At the time, he didn't seem keen on the ocular implants, as ...
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Why did Geordi have his visor replaced with ocular implants between Generations and First Contact?

In the deuterocanonical Trek Litverse (specifically The Insolence of Office) it was because of security concerns following the events of Generations in which his VISOR was hacked and used to aid in ...
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What are the chase lights under Star Trek viewscreens for?

The chase light sequence might be there to give a coarse visual cue to the crew manning the viewer-facing bridge stations as to at which position the sensors are in their scan cycle. Now you would ...
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Why did Geordi have his visor replaced with ocular implants between Generations and First Contact?

In-universe, Geordi's VISOR causes him constant pain. From "Encounter at Farpoint": LAFORGE: Is a remarkable piece of bio-electronic engineering by which I quote see much of the EM spectrum ...
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Why did Geordi have his visor replaced with ocular implants between Generations and First Contact?

I'm not sure it has ever been spelled out in universe, but out of universe LeVar Burton explained in an interview: It was time. Eighty percent of my vision was cut off when I wore that thing, and it ...
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Was Jeremy Aster using male pronouns in reference to his cat, Patches, a blooper?

In-universe Jeremy refers to the cat as "he" in front of both of his parents in the video footage of his dead mother. JEREMY: Patches. Captain Patches is coming in for a landing on the sofa!...
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Why did the Federation ban DNA resequencing?

It's a response to a deeply traumatic event that killed tens of millions. The initial fear apparently hardened into dogma around the time that humanity became a founding member of the Federation; one ...
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