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Vulcan blood is green when oxygenated and rust colored when de-oxygenated (source). According to the same, this results in Vulcan skin taking on a greenish or brown hue to it, which is on display during the TOS episode Patterns of Force. When Kirk and Spock are being beaten by the Nazi Aliens, Spock is clearly greener than Kirk is, even in places where he ...


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A screen-used prop of one of the phasers from Assignment: Earth went on sale a few years ago. The auctioneer provided a wealth of details including that the velcro on the side of the phaser (which you can see clearly in the photo below) still contains fibres from the original uniforms. Some other keys aspects in the authentication of this phaser include, ...


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If I am to believe this article she's probably an alien from the Short Trek short "Runaway": The first Short Trek premiered in October of 2018 and followed a day in the life of Ensign Tilly. She has a frustrating conversation with her very overbearing mother that stokes her own self-doubt about joining the command program. Then, while eating alone in the ...


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Other answers have already established that he speaks french. This answer adds more detail to the question of whether he is continuously speaking french and being translated, or if he is speaking something else. The fact that we hear him uttering french phrases alone does not discard the possibility of the Universal Translator being active - on many ...


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Rank structure in Star Trek has been severely "retconned" multiple times. So I don't think there can be an answer. On the Enterprise D, we had one Lieutenant Commander popping out of the woodwork and disappearing again after having a speaking role in a single episode. That implies that Lieutenant Commanders are a dime a dozen -- nobody asks about Della ...


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The measurement is pretty much spot-on, depending on how you measure the length of a leg. Taking this picture as our benchmark and with the info (from various sources) that Brent Spiner is 5'10'' tall (177cm) we can guesstimate his inside leg as being approx 70cm and his total leg measurement (from the widest part of his hip to his ankle) as 89.5cm, give or ...


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Trains on the bridge i can't cite canon for this, but you can plainly see the "urban density" of the Marin Headlands and Sausalito, and you can bet if those are that built-out, the Presidio is denser still. This creates a transportation choke-point. The devil is in the deconfliction. Yes, air is 3-D, but you need a fair amount of space to deconflict ...


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The Voyager finale (Endgame) is set partially in 2404, on/about the 10th anniversary of Voyager's "triumphant return to the Alpha quadrant after 23 years" and partially contemporaneous with TNG (the point to which Janeway returns to alter the timeline and accelerate Voyager's trip home). At the time the question was asked, the answer (as far as on-screen ...


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The new 2020 series Star Trek: Picard starts after Picard's retirement as an admiral, and Data's death (in Nemesis) as a past fact is mentioned.


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No. Nagilum was a creature made of pure energy living "outside of the universe", and the encounter with the Enteprise-D was the first contact between humanity and him. This is the reason why he "studies" and "experiments" with humans aboard the starship. Humanity, and the Enterprise-D crew in particular, already had the chance to meet the Q's previously. ...


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Highly unlikely For one, every time we see the Q, the Q aren't too shy to announce who/what they are, and Nagilum never does so. Also, all the Q always emulate human(-oid)s, and Nagilum doesn't do that either. Also note that the Q are far from the only sheer-omnipotent beings in space. For instance the Douwd (as seen in TNG S3E03) are pretty powerful too. ...


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Truth is it's probably just bad, inconsistent script writing... That simple. I do love all Star Trek, it's my favorite sci-fi show. I've watched all episodes two times or more which is probably 1000+ hrs. But the writers and producers they hired over the years (including Berman and Braga) often seem to not know well the earlier shows, the culture of the ...


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The Q appear to be immune to changes in the timeline and can change the timeline at will and are present (singularly) in all timelines and universes. In All Good Things, Q alters the timeline of Earth by creating (or rather prompting Captain Picard to create) an inverse time rupture which explodes backwards in time to destroy the human race. Q and Picard, ...


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While we can assume that the Romulan split happened around the time of Surak there are other factors to consider. Consider if Earth's population split and one group went off to another planet. If Aboriginal Australians decided to leave in one ship and start a space empire that would falsely imply a longer period of genetic drift if some aliens compared the ...


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If we accept the Awakening period as the time of the split, this isn't long enough for anything resembling speciation to occur, especially between peoples who apparently had at least primitive forms of star travel. A small amount of genetic drift may have occurred (like that between different subspecies of animals), but it wouldn't be enough to call them ...


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As you can see from VOY: Endgame, the Golden Gate Bridge of 2394 houses some manner of travel system, comprising individual small cars traveling at high speeds inside a series of transparent tubes, possibly some kind of mass-transit facility.


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They're nearly identical In TOS Enterprise Incident, Chekov is tasked with locating Spock aboard a Klingon D7 staffed by Romulans. It takes Chekov several minutes to do this, commenting about how similar they are. He had this trouble even considering that Spock is half human, and thus should be even easier to find than a full-blooded Vulcan. In the same ...


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You have asked three questions, I will go through them one by one. The Golden Gate Bridge is still there, there is no need to tear it down with no reason We have seen the Golden Gate Bridge several times in Star Trek. I can't remember if we saw it in the future during "The Voyage Home", but we can see it clearly in Discovery's episode "Such Sweet Sorrow": ...


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Why wouldn't Picard recognize Seven of Nine? Looking just at the canon of Star Trek: Voyager, we know that the Voyager crew is the only ship to make it to the Delta Quadrant and back. In addition, they had a rather extensive experience with the Borg in the process. The very fact that they went out to the Delta Quadrant and back means that as soon as they ...


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According to the TOS Vulcan's Soul novels: Exiles and Epiphany, Romulan followers of Surak who possessed the telepathic abilities among their kind were banished to Remus. The less answered question is why Romulans do not have telepathy. Fan theories, and theories in-universe, have included: the Romulans lacking the mental discipline. Romulan emotion ...


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Perhaps it's not as odd as you expect - there have been 15 ships called HMS Enterprise in the Royal Navy. 4 called Defiant does not seem so many, especially since one was a replacement and one was never mentioned on screen. This tradition continues into Starfleet - the list of their vessels shows a number of repeats, for example Antares and Bradbury. And ...


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In canon, it's still floating lifelessly in space. There are , however, two instances in books (considered apocrypha) where the original machine makes it a return. A short story in Kevin Lauderdale's Constellations reveals that the original was dragged to a top secret Starfleet research facility for further study. Peter David's book, Before Dishonor, has ...


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The in-canon explanation is most likely that the Suliban were either destroyed in the Temporal Cold war, simply died out over time, or just became a minor galactic power. The real explanation is by the time they thought of the Suliban the other series were over.


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No, Tholians are not humanoid. Since the TOS episode you mentioned left the remainder of the Tholian's body open to interpretation, the Enterprise episode filled in that gap, canonically, by making them non-humanoid.


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Soong was attempting to create the positronic brain, something which nobody in Star Trek canon has been able to replicate (meaning it is exceptionally difficult). Memory Alpha's synopsis of B4 adds some clarity B-4 was a prototype android constructed by Doctor Noonian Soong on Omicron Theta in the 2330s. He was one of three failed prototypes and the only ...


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Length of assimilation - Seven of Nine spent 18 years in the Borg Collective. It is possible that beyond the initial assimilation a drone's biological components are only gradually replaced. Assimilation is often an endeavor that involves millions of individuals. It makes sense to only assimilate them to a point where they can be put to use on low risk jobs ...


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No. Soong created Lore first, then Data. This is confirmed by Soong himself in TNG: Brothers: DATA: Lore also told me the colonists petitioned you to replace him with a less perfect android. SOONG: The last thing you should think of yourself as, Data, is less perfect. The two of you are virtually identical, except for a bit of programming. DATA: It ...


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No. Data was created after Lore with different programming. From his Wikipedia article: In "Datalore", Data discovers his amoral brother, Lore, and learns that he was created after Lore. Furthermore Data and Lore are not the only androids constructed by Dr. Soong: Because of Julianna Soong's inability to conceive children, Data has at least five ...


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Consider the roles for which a small single pilot or two-person craft would be suited. In 20th/21st century aviation (WWII onward), such craft could deliver a death blow against naval vessels potentially up to carrier size and small but high value military surface targets such as radar installations. That's why they exist in our world. In the Star Wars ...


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You all are trying to compare aerospace fighters in Star Trek to the full-sized ships by saying the ships' shields render fighters' attacks useless due to lack of power and the ships would in turn pop fighters with ease. You're wrong on both counts. The fighters are capable of emitting sensor-jamming signals to reduce the accuracy of ships' mounted weapons, ...


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All of these answers are incorrect, in a manner of speaking: The devastated planet was Praxis, not the homeworld of Qo'nos The devasating effect of the destruction of Praxis was economic in nature, as to why Gorkon pressed for peace. Spock's words in the clip say it very clearly: "an end to almost 70 years of unremitting hostility which the Klingons ...


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They can't afford to. The Klingon Empire had a massive defense budget. Around them was the Federation (an entity they did not trust) and the Romulan Empire (an actively hostile state). They'd even been in two wars with the Federation over a relatively short time (in STD Season 1, and in TOS Errand of Mercy). Any solution to the Qo'nos crisis involved ...


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Yes... ish By all accounts, no other studio / network was willing to take on Roddenberry's new project called "Star Trek" - so her approval for producing the series at Desilu is probably the most important factor in even getting Star Trek made. "If it were not for Lucy, there would be no Star Trek today" - Ed Holly, Desilu Lucy was also tangentially ...


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Think about what it would take to move the population of Qo'nos. Assuming similar development to Earth, there are likely billions (possibly even tens of billions) of Klingons living on the homeworld. To move that population, the Klingons would need thousands or even millions of warp capable ships with life support systems (so cargo freighters would need ...


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I have never seen any account of creative influence. Just green lighting the series as the owner of Desilu which she sold after Star Trek's first season. Considering how well documented the history of trek is I think it is safe to assume the creative stuff was Gene Coon, Gene Roddenberry, Wah Ming Chang, and the writers...and that all the suits cared about ...


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Given that Qo'nos seems fine in the TNG era they were able to fix it not abandon it. The quoted language points out that the ozone layer was messed up. It is way easier to make a new ozone layer or fix other aspects of an atmosphere than move 10 billion people. Even the recent Picard show nonsense focuses on a planet evacuation. I'll never watch it but ...


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There isn't currently an answer for this in canon, but there is some reasonable speculation that can be made: "I doubt they would allow her to bring her own weapon on board." There isn't anything to say that they wouldn't. The Federation may have an equivalent to the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution that says that its citizens have the ...


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Imagine what would happen if the Klingon home world were threatened with destruction. Not only Klingons, but millions of species that evolved along with Klingons, would be at stake. Even if Klingons had a purely utilitarian attitude toward them, this would mean the loss of enormous biological potential for the discovery or development of plants and ...


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In my opinion, it is a mystery why the Klingon Empire can't simply relocate the population of the Home planet, which should be merely one out of several thousand, million, or billion inhabited and civilized planets in the Empire, to other inhabited and civilized planets in the Empire. In "Errand of Mercy" Kirk tells the Organians: KIRK: Gentlemen, I ...


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The truth of the matter is, we is entities on earth believe of something which we only believe to be true, because that is the way our brains are programmed from an early age! We are programmed to speak, to think, to talk, to see & hear, the way others want us to & human beings are mimics are similar to that of chameleons in some ways, which blend ...


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I believe he had four pips inside a rectangular bar. That makes him an admiral which matches all the references I've seen; e.g. Admiral Jean-Luc Picard, Retired¹.         First image is a screenshot from the flashback scene in ST-PIC S01E03 'The End is the Beginning' immediately following Starfleet's acceptance of ...


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One pardon the pun explanation is that the borg are unaware of the mobile emitter's existence until One's creation. The borg simply know of One's existence not how his creation happened. The bigger question is why Borg scans never seem to pick it up from the polaron scan in Scorpion pt1 to Dark Frontier and the Queen's connection to Seven. Almost like ...


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Starfleet one-piece jumpsuits seem to come in two flavours; Front zipping for main character men and rear zipping for main character females. That being the case, the obvious way to go to the toilet would be to zip it down to the waist (or lower back), lower the jumpsuit past your waist to your ankles, void your bowels/bladder, use the three seashells and ...


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Regarding Voyager's secondary processor, 575 trillion calculations per nanosecond is actually 575,000 exaflops - with each of these 575,000 exaflops about equivalent to a human brain. In contrast, with 60 petaflops (0.06 exaflops), Data's positronic brain would only be about the equivalent of one mouse brain. Note from wiki:Exascale computing refers to ...


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Out of universe answer: Because show viewers would then be more likely to perceive the transporter as a device which kills you and materializes a new, different person.


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Do you think the Federation just forgot about that? Why would you think that? The fact that it wasn't discussed explicitly in TNG doesn't mean it was ignored or forgotten. Just not featured in an episode. Or would they try to figure out how to replicate the experiment? Maybe. Those brainiacs at the Daystrom institute's Mars college (where Lea Brahms ...


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One Legends incident during the Yuuzhan Vong war is the Battle of the Black Bantha, which takes place in the eponymous "nebula". The Black Bantha is specifically identified as in a transitional state: it's a part of a nebula that soon, in astronomical terms, will finish collapsing into a star, but for now it's still dispersed enough to fly through. This ...


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The Timeless Jump had to be the real Voyager since The Alternate Chakotay and Ensign Kim survives Over 15 Years after the Attempt to return to Federation Space which would be impossible for the Demon Class version of Voyager


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I'm sure they would have wanted to, but it's made abundantly clear at the end of the episode that it's not the Federation's warp enhancements that made the jump possible, it was the Traveller's abilities PICARD: (to Kosinski) What did you do? RIKER: It wasn't him. It never was. It was his assistant. PICARD: What are you talking about? RIKER:...


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Picard has been depicted on screen during the following time periods. This is a Community Wiki answer so that anyone can update it during ST:Picard, or for any times that may have been missed. 3.5 billion years in the past (All Good Things) 1893 (Time's Arrow part II) 2063 (ST:First Contact) 2327 (TNG:Tapestry flashback) 2364 through 2370 (TNG show timeline)...


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