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What is the true nature of shields in Star Trek?

The TNG technical manual does not particularly distinguish between deflector shields and the defensive bubble shields the audience is familiar with. There is one mention of EM defensive shields for ...
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What is the on the Enterprise main viewer before they say "on screen"

I've always considered it to be a display rather than a window. As for why most of the bridge crew are facing that way, I think it is a matter of psychologically orienting the crew to think of port ...
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Why did Romulans attack Khitomer and why did Ja'rod (father of Duras) help?

Is it possible that the Romulans attacked Khitomer and then framed the Federation for it? A typical Romulan ploy to sew deception and mistrust. To which end, the Klingons would reject the Federation/...
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What is the Federation representative smoking?

According to Memory Alpha, an early draft of the script has it as a 'self-lighting cigarette". History does not record whether this so-called cigarette contains Earth tobacco, Denebian Pipeweed ...
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Why is Torg a common example in Klingon examples on Duolingo?

Torg was captured by the Federation in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and the preface to Marc Okrand's book on the Klingon language, The Klingon Dictionary The Official Guide to Klingon Words ...
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When did Khan meet Chekov prior to The Wrath of Khan?

Honestly, the 'it happened off-screen' explanation is the most solid explanation, and the only one we need. Even if we ignore post-Wrath of Khan books and writings. There is NO reason, in this ...
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How did this character end up where they did in Star Trek (2009)?

The answer is given in the film itself (spoilers below, so stop reading now). . . . . He was posted there as punishment for murdering Admiral Archer's dog. Kirk did not smile. “You’d be surprised at ...
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How is antimatter produced?

Definitely in the original series a reference is dropped in i believe "The Mark of Gideon" that the Enterprise regenerates its own power. I always thought it was canon that once initially ...
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Have sensors been shown to be capable of determining biological sex?

I think it is safe to depend on the sensor. I would expect a tricorder can tell you roughly what is nearby and a ship's a near range can identify individuals if necessary. Note the transcript of Star ...
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Have sensors been shown to be capable of determining biological sex?

In a word, yes. We've seen at least one other occasion when the sensors are used to pick out a particular gender JANEWAY: On screen. KIM: Showing one life sign, adult Kazon male. He's in critical ...
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What is the most frequently mentioned proper noun/adjective in Star Trek that remains undepicted?

I strongly suspect the answer is The Iconians They receive mentions in each of TNG, Voyager, Lower Decks, Discovery and DS9 but are never seen nor depicted, presumably because they went extinct over ...
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What does it mean to "bypass" a plasma relay or EPS conduit, etc.?

EPS is a short for Electro-plasma system - click the link if you would like to know more - and in short it's a power delivery system, based on plasma. Plasma is, if I remember correctly a gas of ...
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Why is the 2nd season episode "Peak Performance" the only episode of TNG not available on Paramount Plus?

As of September 5, 2022, the episode is available.
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What does it mean to "bypass" a plasma relay or EPS conduit, etc.?

To further answer the question around what a physical bypass was and what it looked like we need to start back at the basic premise of a EPS/plasma conduit and then move forward into its potential ...
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In Star Trek: First Contact, why didn't the Borg go back in time before they entered into Federation space?

I tried to support a previous answer and could not (so submitting an answer). The Borg did not jump back in time earlier, because they didn't expect to lose. Evidence: Have they ever expected to lose? ...
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In Star Trek: First Contact, why didn't the Borg go back in time before they entered into Federation space?

To quote the Borg from First Contact: We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt ...
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In Star Trek: First Contact, why didn't the Borg go back in time before they entered into Federation space?

There aren't really any evidence to support any theory, but when First Contact was released, controlled time travel in universe was rare and usually unstable. Other Borg spheres encountered by ...
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What does it mean to "bypass" a plasma relay or EPS conduit, etc.?

Generally a "bypass" allows what normally flows through an object to flow through a different (occasionally temporary) substitute. A highway bypass allows traffic to flow by a different ...
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Which ship became the flagship of Starfleet after Enterprise-D was destroyed?

The USS Defiant is given to Sisko/Deep Space Nine (Later and technically also Worf) in 2371 before the destruction of the USS Enterprise-D (The Searchis listed as the first series of episodes in the ...

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