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Taken in the context in which he said it, Paris is simply stating that he is the best pilot Janeway has available to her in the situation. When they departed DS9, they had a full crew complement, including the Betazoid Lt. Stadi, who we can only assume to have been the best pilot she was able to get assigned to her (Paris was aboard to help them locate the ...


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EL-Aurians have a natural lifespan of at least 700 years (the canonical age of one minor character belonging to said species). Changelings seem to be biologically immortal, but I doubt that they qualify for the "standard humanoid" category.


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You are pretty much answering your own question, seeing he only created the baby as proof that mixing between different species is possible, suggesting that it is eventually possible that there won't be a "pure" human left in the distance future. This is an allegory for an issue that became prominent in the late 1800's (and is still referred to ...


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There is that one disabled Borg cube in Star Trek: Picard, which the Romulan Free State was studying (as of 2399). Maybe they figured out how to replicate the process that disabled it, and then used that to wipe the Borg out. We haven’t yet heard a mention of the Borg in the 32nd century, although transwarp conduits (which the Borg used back in the 24th ...


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The Ba'ku might count, although their longevity is apparently not due to anything inherent about their biology per se, but because


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Patrick Stewart has recounted in several interviews that his character was (he was told by Gene Roddenberry) based very firmly on Horatio Hornblower. "The other thing that Gene [Roddenberry] said to me at a meeting was, because I said to him "Come on, come on, I'm new to all of this. Help me. Tell me. Give me leads, pointers, something that I can ...


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As antlersoft implied in his answer, the Salt Vampire was obviously inspired by Coeurl in A.E. Van Vogt's "Black Destroyer" (1939). And the odd thing about Coeurl is that there are two somewhat different versions of Coeurl. A.E. Van Vogt wrote several stories about the harrowing adventures of the crew of the Space Beagle and eventually he rewrote ...


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[Short version - the episode implies it was starving from long term rationing of the salt supply.] When the salt vampire impulsively killed that blue shirt crew member it forced a pattern of deception that kept escalating until it was destroyed. It was smart enough to not kill its last large meal, Professor Robert Crater, it clearly was living on table salt ...


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In universe, the explanation is necessarily a little convoluted: Presumably, the Federation would want to preserve and study the sole survivor of an intelligent alien race; supplying it with salt would not be a problem. The initial reason this didn't happen is that Crater wanted to keep the true nature of the creature a secret, so he can continue living ...


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From time to time they have indeed changed the credits as elements of the story changed. The changes are not on an episode level for the most part. Memory Alpha has this article, which shows no changes at all for Season 1. it does have this note for Season 2 (which you had noted) The Red Angel figure is replaced by a clearer Red Angel suit in the opening of ...


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The implication is that she wants to return to Barzan. From the transcript Considering what Airiam and I went through, let's just say... I'm good here. I'll make sure Attis's family gets home for a proper burial. And that the first Barzan watch is completed successfully. And I'd like to see my home again. I never thought I would. The entire episode is ...


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The question and its answers are even more complex than the other answers indicate. Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS) episodes are often considered to fictionally happen in one of three orders. Original broadcast order. NBC selected episodes to broadcast from those delivered so far by the production company, going by which episodes seemed beter for ...


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They did recolor Tilly's uniform in post-production. Several people have speculated that they want to keep their options open for Tilly's role in Season 4. There's precedent for science-section uniforms in the first officer role (e.g. Spock in TOS) so she may well remain first officer/XO.


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I'm pretty sure that officer isn't Kirk... Firstly, he doesn't look that much like Kirk. He's a little too skinny, his hair is too dark, and his sideburns (or the one we can see, at least) aren't as long as Kirk's. Secondly, it seems unlikely that a junior officer would physically shove her captain out of a room that way. Thirdly, just before that, we see a ...


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A possible explanation was offered by 'Colonel Lovok', when Garak suggested they withdraw: GARAK: The Jem'Hadar will destroy every ship if we stay. Our only hope is to return to the Alpha Quadrant. LOVOK: There's no way out of here, Garak. The Jem'Hadar have cut us off. We need to consolidate the fleet and make our stand here. However...


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We are not given much information. There are, as far as I understand, two possible explanations for her saying that: She has a mole or tortured someone who knows or someone else did within her vast network of couriers, ie. through intelligence in the form of espionage. She made a good guess based on strategic thinking. Since the primary shield emitter ...


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Xahean - the same species as Po, who showed up in both parts of Such Sweet Sorrow at the end of S2 (which is probably why it looks familiar):


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Another point apart from the excellent response from Philipp might be in order to avoid detection of the USS Discovery's breach of the temporal accords. See belows video from Star Trek: Discovery - S03E05 - Die Trying. Transcript (emphasis by me): Admiral Charles Vance: A quick history lesson. The Federation has spent most ...


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We don't know how Book's ship works in its entirety, but from what we've seen Book seems to prefer the slight "C" shape we most commonly see it in We don't see the parts break up like programmable matter. Instead, they seem to be able to somehow disconnect and reform without losing cohesion We know from several episodes that the cockpit is one ...


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Typically a daughter uses the name of her father. There are a few examples. From DS9: Sons And Daughters, WORF: Who offers their life for the Empire? N'GAREN: N'Garen, daughter of Tse'Dek! KATOGH: Katogh, son of Ch'Pok! KOTH: Koth, son of Larna! DORAN: Doran, daughter of W'Mar! With confirmation from the Star Trek Encyclopedia that Tse'Dek is N'Garen's ...


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It seems the father's name is used in relation to both Klingon males and females. In the DS9 episode, "You Are Cordially Invited", General Martok introduced his wife, Sirella, as: ... Sirella, daughter of Linkasa. The Star Trek Encyclopedia's entry on Linkasa reads as follows: Linkasa. Klingon Warrior. Father of ...


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Looking at Tom's Memory Beta page, his year of birth is apparently sourced from the novels Pathways and Mosaic, however, Star Trek novels are generally considered non-canon. Tom's Memory Alpha page doesn't list a year of birth for him, which suggests that none has been given within canon. Apparently, the only indication we have of Tom's intended age within ...


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This highly relevant answer gives us two good reasons which I will embellish a bit to more directly address the question at hand: 1. Outside of the (quite austere, I might add) Romulan Empire, Romulan Ale is scarce Scarce alcoholic beverages are valuable since as soon as there are more people who would like to try it than there are units available, they ...


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So you re saying that if, for example, opium can be synthesized, it should be legal to sell opium for human consumption without any regulation or restrictions? I never thought of Romulan ale as being illegal because purchasing it paid money to the Romulans, but because consuming it caused heath problems to humans, and thus free trade in Romulan ale would ...


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It hasn't. Both dilithium and anti-matter are crucial elements for a working warp drive. In Star Trek, anti-matter can be synthesized, but dilithium needs to be mined. The Burn of the 31st Century was a galaxy-wide event that caused all dilithium to temporarily become inert, which in turn caused all active warp drives to detonate, as there was nothing ...


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One example would be from the TOS episode, The Changeling, when Kirk ordered Scott to channel full power to the shields, in order to protect the Enterprise from an energy bolt of (at the time) unknown origin. SULU: Captain, shields just snapped on. Something heading in at multiwarp speeds. KIRK: Evasive manoeuvres, Mister Sulu. SPOCK: An extremely powerful ...


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Traditional Army/Navy rank comparisons would set Major equal to Lieutenant Commander, because otherwise Kira would outrank Worf when both are onboard the Defiant. After Major would come Lieutenant Colonel which equals Commander, this would be where Kira stood in season 7, then a full Colonel which is equal to Captain


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Maybe the writer saw this article Kobayashi and Maruyama 1971 - Electrical conductivity of olivine single crystals at high temperature


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its the impulse engines, which use a sort of fusion combustion as power, the reason on the NX-01 and other species craft have blue is the type of fuel used NX series used a sort of cold nuclear fusion, by the time of the Origonal series they have moved away from Nuclear to some other energy, the Romulans used a Plasma based fusion reaction so their impulse ...


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I believe that DISCO stands for Discovery. So the shuttle is basically Discovery 1 and the shirts say DISCO as well because they are on the Discovery ship. DISCOvery.


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According to the licenced RPG module Planets of the UFP, sehlats are omnivorous creatures and that their fangs, while fearsome, are largely used to dig up small burrowing animals. The sehlat is a popular Vulcan pet, especially with children. Caring for a pet is regarded as a task which teaches children responsibility and compassion, so most Vulcan parents ...


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A deleted line from the original script explains that she's been with him (as a trusted advisor, tactician and confidante) since the year that the war began, e.g. 2344. She moves closer to him... and if there is a sense of quiet power from Guinan that seems almost evangelical, it is intended. GUINAN: Picard, we have been together for twenty-two years. I ...


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At the highest level, promotion typically falls under the purview of the ultimate real authority to which a military reports (So putting aside situations like Canada or other constitutional monarchies where theoretically the monarch issues commissions and appoints senior military officers to positions, but really it's the elected government).1 In the DS9 ...


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When the newer Star Trek movies were produced, the creatives behind the production decided that they would create a new universe/timeline. This was so that they could create a new origin and ongoing story while incorporating the familiar characters from The Original Series and earlier films, without having to worry about reconciling with canon from the ...


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First, it has to be acknowledged that the stardates in the Original Series are internally inconsistent. They were simply not managed; nobody thought it would be important. So they don't consistently go up from episode to episode whether you go by production number or airdate. They range from 1312.4 in "Where No Man Has Gone Before" (original pilot ...


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