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Why did the Enterprise not have any HAZMAT suits?

They did have radiation/hazmat outfits available in engineering, somewhat nebulously referred to as engineering suits. You see them on several occasions during the TOS films. The engineering suit ...
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What is the significance of Chekov’s finding Moby Dick on Khan’s bookshelf in The Wrath of Khan?

Khan has clearly read and enjoyed Moby Dick. With his dying breath he directly quotes from the novel. Ahab/Khan: From hell's heart, I stab at thee; for hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee.&...
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Why couldn't Scotty beam Spock out of the radiation chamber in Wrath of Khan?

I believe Sir, he's dead already. covers it. Once Captain Spock had finished with the repairs, nothing could be done to save him. Had Spock wanted to, he could have come back out of the chamber ...
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Floor plan for J.T. Kirk's apartment in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" and "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock"

I knew once I posted this I would find it... The blueprints were auctioned on Prop Store. I have attached them here for reference:
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Why didn't Khan get resurrected in the Genesis Explosion?

As observed in this dialogue from the movie: McCoy: Dear Lord. You think we're intelligent enough to... suppose... what if this thing were used where life already exists? Spock: It would destroy such ...
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Why did the Enterprise not have any HAZMAT suits?

Let's not forget the hazmat suits worn by Spock and LTJG Tormolen on Psi 2000. What the suit lacks in protection is more then offset by styling.
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Kobayashi Maru - Any known connection to a real person or incident?

The Kobayashi (formerly Kobiashi) Maru was named after Star Trek II scriptwriter Jack Soward's next-door neighbours. "I'm not the age I am and I'm not settled. I've still got an awful lot do ...
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How did the Enterprise lower the Reliant's shields in Wrath of Khan?

The transcript explains it: SPOCK: Reliant's prefix number is one six three zero nine. SAAVIK: I don't understand. KIRK: You have to learn why things work on a starship. SPOCK: Each ship has ...
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How did the Enterprise lower the Reliant's shields in Wrath of Khan?

Kirk gained remote control of the Reliant He set quickly to work. Saavik watched the prefix code thread its way through the schematics and dissolve Reliant's defenses. She understood suddenly what ...
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Why couldn't Scotty beam Spock out of the radiation chamber in Wrath of Khan?

Scott had already stated that anyone entering the chamber would be dead in under a minute. "It isna possible, sir!" Mr. Scott cried. "The radiation level is far too high; i' ha' ...
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Why did Khan ask Admiral James T. Kirk about Project Genesis?

The crew of the Reliant were kept on a strictly need-to-know basis about Project Genesis. They were given enough info to do their jobs with safety, but nothing more than that. Khan questioned Terrell ...
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Why didn't James Kirk destroy the Reliant instead of (or while) trying to escape?

I think there's something you missed in David's dialog: James Kirk: We'll beam aboard and stop it. David Marcus: You can't. Note that Kirk doesn't say "deactivate it" or "abort the ...
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Why did Khan ask Admiral James T. Kirk about Project Genesis?

Valorum's answer is good - but, keep in mind, Khan does try to get the information first from Regula: First, Khan learns about Genesis (as well as Kirk) from Chekov and Terrell: KHAN: You didn't ...
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What was in this missing scene from The Wrath of Khan?

The script, as many do, went through a number of revisions and rewrites including being completely scrapped and used for parts. The reference to the 12 pages, per a link at Wikipedia, is made in The ...
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Why did the Enterprise not have any HAZMAT suits?

Real world hazmat suits do almost nothing to protect you from radiation, They do protect you from radioactive chemicals from direct contact with your body and that allows you to decontaminate by ...
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Why didn't Khan get resurrected in the Genesis Explosion?

The Genesis Device detonation didn't resurrect anybody. Spock was very definitely dead when he was put into the torpedo. His death in the engine room was caused by his efforts to make sure the ...
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Do starfleet ships still have prefix numbers?

They do. In the TNG episode "The Wounded" (S04E12), Picard reveals the prefix code of the USS Phoenix to the Cardassians, allowing them to disable her shields remotely in the hope to stop her attacks ...
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What is the real-world timeline of the revelation of facts around Kirk's relationship to David Marcus?

The pertinent line from the transcript for Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan is: KIRK: I did what you wanted. ...I stayed away. ...Why didn't you tell him? The implication is strongly that Kirk was, at ...
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Why didn’t Lt. Saavik tell Kirk to bring Spock's body to Vulcan instead of leaving it on Genesis?

Possbility 1: I think this is a misinterpretation of this line Sarek: Then you must know that you should have come with him to Vulcan. By 'with him' Sarek is referring to Spock's Katra, not his ...
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Did the Genesis device create planet Genesis?

Various quotes from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock would seem to indicate that the Genesis Device formed a brand new planet within the Mutara Nebula. "We ...
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What did Enterprise do while the away team was underground on Regula?

They were ignoring unencoded orders. We know the conversation was encoded "Hours may seem like days", but then why did Kirk send the unencoded order to leave in an hour? We later learn that ...
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Why didn't Khan beam Kirk up from the planet when he beamed up the Genesis Device?

Basically, Khan let his desire for revenge overcome his better judgment. He felt there was a certain poetic justice in leaving Kirk to die on an abandoned planet, just as Kirk had done to McGivers ...
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Did the Genesis device create planet Genesis?

According to the official novelisation for Wrath of Khan, the Genesis planet formed from the gas of the nebula and other matter that it encountered, including the Reliant itself. Reliant dwindled to ...
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Why did Lt. Saavik take the Kobayashi Maru test during Wrath of Khan?

From Memory Alpha: In March of 2285, Saavik was a Starfleet cadet and, while mentored by Spock at Starfleet Academy, she underwent the Kobayashi Maru scenario. Despite an in-depth awareness of ...
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What is the significance of Chekov’s finding Moby Dick on Khan’s bookshelf in The Wrath of Khan?

Moby Dick represents an obsession with chasing something - much like Khan did with Kirk. The story of Moby Dick is often used as a way of representing an unhealthy obsession with chasing something ...
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Why didn’t Lt. Saavik tell Kirk to bring Spock's body to Vulcan instead of leaving it on Genesis?

The katra refusion belief seems to have been somewhat limited It's not clear how much of Vulcan believed in katra and its various uses, but it's clear that the idea of rejoining body and soul was a ...
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Kobayashi Maru - Any known connection to a real person or incident?

The answer available, for in-universe explanation is, not canon: Kobayashi Maru was an actual freighter The incident was non-canonically presented in the novel entitled Star trek Enterprise: ...
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What were the movements of the Enterprise and Reliant in Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan?

Reliant and Enterprise both went to Regula One, but Reliant was first. By the time Kirk was trying to contact Dr. Marcus, Khan was already close enough to jam their transmissions. The lead ...
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Could Khan have used the Enterprise's prefix codes to lower its shields?

From the scene in question: JOACHIM: Sir! Our shields are dropping! KHAN: Raise them. JOACHIM: I can't! KHAN: Where's the override? The override? Khan, despite his inexperience, understood what was ...
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Is this character officially Khan Noonien Singh's son?

It is a random child according to Nicholas Meyer Trek Historian John Tenuto states he spoke with Nicholas Meyer upon discovering an on-set photograph of the 'Khan baby'. Tenuto states that writer / ...
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