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Is Kes' accent from the actor or the character?

Jennifer Lien has used a similar accent in at least one other show (The Critic). Lien is a native of Chicago, Illinois. However, it is hard to tell that from her accent that she is from Chicago. Her ...
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How do Voyager's nacelles' rotation solve the problems stated in Force of Nature

The explanation in other answers regarding the formation of the warp field bubble seems to be correct. However, I believe the Nacelle's role in impulse travel is also important. As far as I can ...
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In Star Trek (2009), was Chekov actually wrong for calling Spock "Commander" instead of "Captain"?

Commander and Captain are (in current Naval practice) both ranks, but "Captain" is a job. One can be "the Captain" (commanding officer) without holding the rank of Captain (JFK ...
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On which occasions in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" has Data lied?

I think his behavior in "Brothers" qualifies. He takes control of the Enterprise while under the control of a program to seek out his creator. (This is the episode where he locks out ships ...
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On which occasions in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" has Data lied?

Data lies or misleads a number of times, without being ordered to, in "Time's Arrow" and "Time's Arrow, Part II." The most clear-cut example of an outright lie is when he tells a ...
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Do we ever see the TOS Engineering room with a Warp Core?

In my mind, the dilithium chamber in the center of the set was the entire M/AM reactor core, with the dilithium in the center as seen and the antimatter in one of the grey nodules to the side and the ...
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Is Kes' accent from the actor or the character?

Jennifer Lien played the character of Valerie Fox in The Critic. Her accent seems very similar to the one seen in Star Trek: Voyager (albeit slightly more...sultry). ...
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What is the approximate internal volume of the USS Enterprise (TOS, pre-A)?

For what it is worth, youtuber ECHenry estimated 285,000 habitable cubic meters for a Constitution class and 340,000 for a Miranda class. Which makes sense despite it being counterintuitive at first ...
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What is the approximate internal volume of the USS Enterprise (TOS, pre-A)?

I'd wager on it being around 2.8 million cubic metres. In S01E07 of the original series,'Mudd's Women' it is mentioned that the ship is almost 1 million gross tonnes. In modern nautical terms, gross ...
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How did Garak know that the Romulans won't question why a data rod was partially recoverable?

Garek would know from real world examples that governments like his own Cardassian government, the Romulans, Dominion, and we see in real world Nazis, Stalinst and Putin Russia - all misinformation ...
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How did Garak know that the Romulans won't question why a data rod was partially recoverable?

Garak is behind the sabotage. He has clearly given some considerable thought to both the method of killing Vreenak, and the preservation of the rod as evidence that will "somehow miraculously [...
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How was the Vengeance able to "catch up" to the Enterprise?

Khan designed the engines for the Vengeance and he himself was advanced so he knew advanced technologies, and Khan did actually care very much for the 72 members of his family.
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Did anybody in the Star Trek universe temporarily travel to the future?

Berlinghoff Rasmussen, claiming to be a historian from the 26th century was actually from the 22nd and travelling in a stolen time vessel in TNG 5x09 : A Matter of Time. Having stolen the time pod in ...
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Did the Federation ever stop using warp travel?

There is no continuity where warp travel became obsolete. Discovery season 3 explored this a bit... Spoilers ahead In the late 31st century there was an event called The Burn, where all dilithium went ...
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Has the Slingshot Effect ever failed?

Assuming you're happy with information from the Extended Universe, it's explained in Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations - Forgotten History that the slingshot manuever worked exclusively ...
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Did anybody in the Star Trek universe temporarily travel to the future?

Miles O'Brien traveled a short way into the future in "Visionary", but did not bring anything back with him other than knowledge of coming events.
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What references are there to black holes in Star Trek TV shows?

Does a ferengi drink called black hole count as a reference to black holes? https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Black_hole_(beverage)
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What's the earliest point in human civilisation that anyone has time-travelled back to, in Star Trek?

In TNG episode "All Good Things..." Q takes Picard back to Earth 3.5 billion years in the past.
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Did anybody in the Star Trek universe temporarily travel to the future?

In addition to Machavity's answer there's a few instances of a character or characters travelling temporarily forward (relative to their own time if not that of the show) - Samuel Clemens traveled ...
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Did anybody in the Star Trek universe temporarily travel to the future?

Jonathan Archer was transported to the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-J at some point in the 26th century (he was in 2154 and was moved about 400 years into the future). ENT: Azati Prime (Archer leaves, ...
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What's the earliest point in human civilisation that anyone has time-travelled back to, in Star Trek?

Will you accept spin-off novels, or only onscreen episodes/movies? If you will accept the novels, Spock travels back to the 1860s in Ishmael. That's a few decades before Time's Arrow. Spock travels ...
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What's the earliest point in human civilisation that anyone has time-travelled back to, in Star Trek?

Time's Arrow (TNG). After being sent on a priority mission to San-Francisco to investigate the presence of aliens on Earth nearly 500 years before, the discovery of Data's head in a newly discovered ...
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What's the earliest point in human civilisation that anyone has time-travelled back to, in Star Trek?

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, "Time's Arrow", some of the Enterprise-D crew travelled back to San Francisco in 1893, in order to stop some time-travelling aliens who were ...
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Was there a plan for development for Worf and Tasha Yar?

Denise Crosby: I wanted to leave as I was struggling with not being able to do much with the character. from startrek.com (archive link) It seems unlikely that there was a plan for the character if ...
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Do Ferengi lose their ears like humans lose their first teeth?

In Star Trek: Picard, S02E02, we see the skull of a Ferengi in alternate timeline Picard's house: As clearly depicted, the Ferengi ears are not made from cartilage, like human ears, but bones. Not ...
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How much time passed between episodes 20 and 21 of Star Trek: Voyager season 3?

I also believe it is a plot hole. I don't think any significant time has passed between those two episodes. But if you watch an interview, Jennifer tells reporters that she was having a severe ...
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Why didn't a French actor play Captain Picard? What was the reaction to this on the part of the French?

I'm from France and the fact that Picard speaks without a French accent didn't bother me. Some French people speak English with almost no accent (well, I know it's rare). So, for me, Picard has just ...
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What caused Geordi La Forge's blindness?

A genetic condition of some sort. In "The Masterpiece Society" Geordi discusses this with a member of the genetically "perfect" society HANNAH: Were you always blind? LAFORGE: I'...
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What caused Geordi La Forge's blindness?

There's no canon material that ever explains why LaForge is blind. The only things we know about his blindness are He was born that way (TNG: Encounter at Farpoint) CRUSHER: You've been blind all ...
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