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One of the replies above may address this, but.... It almost seems she was destined to die, no matter what happened. At one point she stumbles at the top of a flight of stairs, only to have Kirk catch her before she falls. She may have died had she fallen then. Its possible that even if she were taken into the future, something would have happened to ...


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Data frequently "gets it wrong" when repeating quotes and imitating human behaviour. Throughout The Next Generation TV series and movies, Data imitates examples of human behaviour that he has observed. He often misunderstands the original context of these behaviours, making his reenactments misguided and inappropriate. Examples: Growing a beard similar ...


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An answer of questionable canonicity - especially with "Picard" around the corner to potentially either throw a spanner in the works or to provide corroboration, but in the Star Trek Online mission "Tenebris Torquent" (part of the "Victory is Life" expansion released mid-2018) it is revealed that


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Star Trek is written in English, targeting its main audience; the English-speaking population. That's all! It was a nice light jab at the Franco expense and it was humorous. I'm French and I thought it was cute.


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Kira's history as a member of the Bajoran Resistance is well known and public knowledge. Given that she undertook various actions that killed Bajorans working for the Cardassians (as well as Cardassians), it would appear that a general amnesty was offered to Resistance members after the occupation ended. The killing of a collaborator would simply be regarded ...


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You have also got to remember that in Star Trek: Enterprise, they were discovered by Captain Archer, the planet they lived on was a Rogue planet, that was close to what would become Federation territory when Archer realized the people were hunting sentient life forms for sport that could change shape. Think of the benefit and view you would have if your ...


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I just found this place and I think I can help you all out a little bit. In Star Trek: Enterprise the United Earth was established, in the time of the Enterprise Series. The United Earth founded Starfleet and the security council, this is part of the local planetary government of Earth and is Starfleet is the military science branch of United Earth. The ...


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All indications are that they escaped successfully and that Sloan actually died [Bashir stands up, clears the cobwebs, then looks over to a shaky O'Brien, sitting up from his bio-bed. Bashir then gazes at Sloan's body, lying motionless on the bio-bed.] BASHIR: Sloan? SISKO: He died about two minutes ago... Almost took you with him. [Bashir ...


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It is velcro soft pasted and glue to a leather belt witch in the 1960s lapd used for a duty belt watch Adam 12 leather and velcro. I used a safarieland duty belt with no buckle for 30 years as a cop. I made my tos duty belt from long velcro from walmart. This was for a Halloween party last year. The velcro is 7.45 for a box I used 2 of them. I took off ...


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Basically, for the same reasons people today often say that global warming will destroy the planet when it's really the biosphere (in its current form) that's on the line.


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Main Canon There's no specific confirmation in any of the TV shows, films or official novelisations whether (or not) Romulans have a Katra. Their general lack of telepathic abilities would suggest that they don't have the ability to use them to transfer knowledge, but then again, who knows what goes on at the highest echelons of Romulan society or behind ...


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The changes to the timeline - past, present and future - were erased when the anomaly ceased to have been (as confirmed by Q). Since the future that Picard had experienced was one where the anomaly existed - which it now won't have - that future has already changed, and Picard is only saying what might have happened, not what definitely will. He is then ...


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Nobody mentions that in DS9:7x10 "It's Only A Paper Moon," Nog is wearing the head skirt while in uniform and while he's depressed on his medical leave. However, once he moves into the holosuite and starts enhancing the success of Vic's business, he dresses in "upper-class" attire for Earth in the 1960s and does not wear the headgear. Then when he returns to ...


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Main Canon In a word, no (or possibly maybe). Admiral Nechayev is certainly adamant (in TNG: Descent) that should the opportunity present itself again to commit genocide that Picard should take it. I think it's reasonable to assume she means by using the geometry-virus but isn't limiting her order to just that one method. NECHAYEV: Your priority is to ...


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Probably there was no second attempt because the federation realized that it could not work? The borg must have some subroutines that cancel analyses at some point, like when they decide "accuracy of solution is sufficient for our purpose", otherwise they would have annihilated themselves centuries ago trying to calculate PI. The same routines should also ...


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The water droplets only appear when the Discovery uses Stamets' computer program as a navigator. Once Ripper becomes the navigator, the droplets cease. And they still don't happen after Stamets takes over. It must be a bug or flaw in Stamets' program.


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Yes The Federation does not prevent its citizens from leaving Federation space. Once they do, they are free to colonize a new world and apply for Federation citizenship. But sometimes colonists stay within Federation space. Those colonists are already Federation citizens - which may prevent them from becoming a "member world". But they are still Federation ...


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In TOS: S01E06: The Naked Time The episode aired on 29 September 1966. From Chakoteya: UHURA [OC]: Entering upper stratosphere, Captain. Skin temperature now twenty one hundred seventy degrees. KIRK: I've got to hang on. Tell them. Clear the corridors, the turbo lift. Hurry. (Scott and Spock leave) Never lose you. Never. Note In Where No Man Has ...


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All living beings have a Katra. But @Valorum's answer is correct - there's no evidence that Romulans are aware of it, or can "use" it. In Star Trek: Discovery S01E06, Lieutenant Stamets explains his understanding of the Katra concept: STAMETS: I got to say, this Katra stuff is way cool. An uncharted superhighway connecting all of conciousness and life?


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I know this thread is kind of old but the cannon has not been updated much so this is still valid. The official confirmed start is 1992 and the end is 1996 and it happened in lesser developed parts of the world in Asia and the middle earth as is shown in "Space Seed" (Additionally, to back this up, Khan is implied to be Indian according to one of the ...


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This is addressed in the show's 'bible', a guide for prospective writers to give them some background into the series before submitting scripts. In short, both captains recognised that it would be in their best interests to combine their crews. Chakotay negotiates key positions for the Maquis (notably First Officer for himself) and a general amnesty and in ...


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As @DavisLor briefly mentioned, Klingons and Romulans traded technology. He mentions it as an "out of universe" reason, but there's a pretty detailed description of what's going on is another Question's Answer. Is there a canon reason why Klingon and Romulan vessels are so similar in shape? While they were swapping tech, I don't see much of a reason why ...


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The gist of Section 31 seems to be emergency powers combined with covert operations (and it's not unreasonable to assume Starfleet Intelligence is simply their public face, or at least highly related, given some of their equally clandestine activities later). The major problem with Section 31 is that a lot of it has been written in retroactively (but not in ...


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There doesn't seem to be any evidence of Chang's specific design being duplicated, which is probably because it didn't really work. At the end of the movie Uhura suggests locating the cloaked vessel by igniting its exhaust gasses, which are detectable. So the cloak is flawed, and once the flaw is known it isn't of much use again.


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We do. Go watch Star Trek: Nemesis. The Scimitar warship is capable of firing even while cloaked.


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At least one Klingon has indeed said that killing without showing one’s face is dishonorable. It’s just that Klingons (the ones who rise to the top, anyway) go ahead and do it when it’s to their advantage. There is at least one time when Klingons choose to attack without activating their cloaking devices. In the alternative timeline of “Yesterday’s ...


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Klingons saw no honor or glory in dying or putting oneself in a position of weakness. Not to take an advantage is foolish. As (the clone of Kahless) put it in the Next Generation episode "Rightful Heir": KAHLESS: Long ago, a storm was heading toward the city of Quin'lat. The people sought protection within the walls. All except one man who remained ...


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In ST:Discovery, we have the Battle of the Binary Stars, which illustrated the brutality of the device. T'Kuvma, the Klingon who starts the fight (and subsequent war) is not above using cloaking devices or deception to win. From the screenplay ANDERSON: Attention, Klingon leader. I am Admiral Brett Anderson. I speak with the authority of the entire ...


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Several reasons actually. 1) The best intelligence service/ the best spy is the one nobody knows exists or works in the area. The spy you know for a certain is a spy of the foreign country reporting on interesting developments is called "part of the embassy staff" or maybe "the ambassador" and the place those types gather is called "the embassy". Starfleet ...


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The Klingon's warrior ethos is similar to the Japanese Bushido code in World War Two and cloaked space ships are obviously similar to submarines (warships that can operate hidden from sight). The Japanese used submarines extensively in the war. Somewhat tellingly, they used them as warships designed to sink other warships. Unlike the Germans and the ...


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Yes, he's referring to Jack, Lauren, Patrick and Sarina, who during the course of the episode Statistical Probabilities determined that Gul Damar had murdered someone close to him. JACK: Methought I heard a voice cry, Sleep no more! Damar does murder sleep! PATRICK: He's killed someone. LAUREN: Someone close to him. ST:DS9 - Statistical ...


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One of the main points of the recurring Worf arc throughout TNG and DS9 is that the Klingons are not, in fact, as honorable as they like to claim. Like humans, Klingons have a tendency to say one thing and do another, especially in matters of life and death like war and politics. Ezri Dax sums it up thusly in DS9 7x22 "Tacking into the Wind": I see a ...


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Worf actually addresses this in the DS9 episode "The Way of the Warrior" and it is because "In war, nothing is more honorable than victory." Worf: Sir, I strongly recommend against that. It is likely there are cloaked Klingon warships in the vicinity, lying in wait. Bashir: Doesn't sound very honorable to me. Worf: In war, nothing is more ...


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Vulcans are in fact fully telepathic just like any other telepathic being, the real reason that they seem somewhat weak in this area is down to their emotional suppression which inhibits their telepathic ability. When a Vulcan initiates a meld they have to lower their emotional suppression so that they can feel the others emotions, therefore feeling emotion ...


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The canon answer (courtesy of The Star Trek Book factbook) is that the Vulcan's interest in Earth was in fostering a relationship with Earth that was to Vulcan's advantage. This included encouraging Earth to progress out into the galaxy at a much slower rate than if they'd supported Earth's technological progress or if they'd gotten out of the way, forcing ...


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That's a big yes. While always well intentioned, the original Enterprise crew used force to achieve their goals on more than one occasion. It's important to note that the mission of the NX-01 is what ultimately led to first contact and eventually cooperation with a handful of alien races that would ultimately lay the groundwork for the United Federation of ...


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Perhaps None. The goal of First Contact is not necessarily to gain anything, but to avoid the chaos that an accidental encounter could lead to. In the "modern" Star Trek times, the Federation initiates First Contact with any civilization that is about to develop Warp Drive. There doesn't seem to be any question of "benefit" to the Federation. The ...


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One brief mention of personal grooming regulations can be found in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Admiral Kirk and Lieutenant Saavik meet in a turbolift, and he comments on her appearance. KIRK: Lieutenant, are you wearing your hair differently? SAAVIK: It is still regulation, Admiral. The change of hairstyle was from this: to this much more ...


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Your question says "ever". If you mean "in the early days", feel to revise your question. Yes. Sisko's primary mandate as commander of DS9 is to help Bajor become ready for membership in the Federation. He repeatedly uses force to accomplish that goal. In the pilot of DS9, Sisko is given broad authority to ensure Bajor's eventual membership in the ...


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It's safe to assume if Starfleet modeled itself off the US and Western Navies (per Roddenberry's discretion) they enact a similar standard of dress. For a time in the late 20th century the US Navy allowed facial hair provided it didn't interfere with hygiene and safety standards. That policy has since been rescinded. Starfleet uniform code presumably has ...


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I believe at the time period of DS9, it's plausible that the Universal Translator implants had the ability to translate written forms of language too. Also as seen in the episode where the Ferengi caused the Roswell incident, most if not all of people on would DS9 have a Universal Translator implant.


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The two crewmen are just sharing some nasty rumor that they have heard about the Klingons. The exact details of the rumor are unclear. We do not know whether the men have actually heard that the Klingons are manufactured (or cloned)—thus there being "top of the line models," in contrast to cheaper and more primitive ones. Or they might not mean "top of ...


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There was one external difference. They had to repaint the model so the pearl accents on the engine section were originally a greenish-grey on NCC-1701 vs a light blueish-grey on NCC-1701-A. It's subtle, but for a bit of fun one can assume that other Constitution class refits might have had slight color differences: maybe a violet-greyish for some, or maybe ...


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I would guess they are more or less intellectual equals. As regarding strength, in Trek II Khan picks up Chekov--wearing an EVA suit--with one hand. Bashir is better coordinated than ordinary humans and may be somewhat stronger than average, but I doubt he could have pulled off something like that. Physical strength wasn't, after all, the point of his ...


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So, there is a theory: In First Contact, the Borg contaminate the time line, and go to the past to assimilate Earth. Enterprise E defeats them, in part by destroying the sphere that goes back in time. The debris is scattered over the north pole. As that timeline moves to the time of the series "Enterprise", a group of researchers locates the Borg from ...


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There are no concrete plans for book VI. It took the writer some considerable effort to get a contract for book V, and to actually write it once contracted. From his blog This was kind of a rough one, since there were delays getting the contract and approvals through, so I was late getting started and I had only three months to write the book. By his own ...


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As pointed out by @Joe L, there is no 'canon' on this. I assumed they did this in order to make humanity's interstellar expansion progress more smoothly and prudently than it might have with no guidance, and they did this out of enlightened self-interest - essentially, so that, for example, humans wouldn't give them grief the way Andorians had.


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Discovery more or less answered the "Why didn't they go there?" part in the episode New Eden BURNHAM: And it's in the Beta Quadrant, 51,450 light-years away. PIKE: At top speed, that would take us 150 years to get that far. Discovery's warp drive was no better than Enterprise's, so that answers the question of why didn't they go. You missed the ...


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It's too far away to even consider going there The maximum warp speed for USS Enterprise (in TOS) is stated to be warp 8. Using the old warp scale (from TOS era) this gives a speed 512 times the speed of light. Given that in one year they will travel 512 light years. This gives an estimate of 100 years of journey (one-way).


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Because they traded technology From the Memory-Alpha write-up for TOS: The Enterprise Incident Kirk then inexplicably orders helmsman Sulu to take the Enterprise across the Romulan Neutral Zone and into Romulan space, where it is quickly surrounded by the Romulans – who are now using Klingon-style vessels. An effective cloaking device, meanwhile, ...


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