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Which ship can go faster, the Millennium Falcon or the USS Enterprise-D?

The Millennium Falcon is (approximately) 58,000 times faster than the USS Enterprise-D. The (Galaxy Class) Enterprise-D's top speed is stated to be Warp 9.8. DATA: Projection, sir. We may be able to ...
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Which ship can go faster, the Millennium Falcon or the USS Enterprise-D?

They travel at the same speed — 1.0 SOP — which is not comparable All star ships in all science fiction are always traveling at The Speed Of Plot. This may sound snarky but the comment is serious; ...
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Why does the Enterprise not have any physical access controls?

Security in Star Fleet seems to be more based on the honor system and less on physical restrictions or computer systems. Generally the people on board the ship are expected to know they aren't meant ...
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Does the Enterprise-D bridge have a top window?

Yes There is a small window at the very top. Below, you can see the remnants of it in Star Trek: Generations, after the crash landing of the saucer section:
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Why were they not allowed to use this seat on the Enterprise while in a spacedock?

In this instance there are a few things going on in the scene, some more obvious than others. In universe Kirk is siting on a closed toilet. The implication here is that the head (toilet) in the ...
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How could the crew abandon the Enterprise-D?

The TNG Technical Manual offers a range of scenarios for ship evacuation of the Galaxy Class Enterprise-D Resources available for abandon-ship scenarios include: Ability to transport up to 1,850 ...
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Why does Georgiou complain about orange on the Enterprise bridge when there is none?

She's talking about the rails, the console backs and the doors, which were in fact more red than orange even on the original sets, but sometimes looked quite orange with 1960s lighting and cameras: ...
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What is the purpose of the Enterprise tail fin?

I'm actually going to list this in contrast to CBredlow's - but like the blueprint in that answer, this isn't necessarily 'official' canon either, although, the two images below and their explanations ...
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What is this pair of rectangular patterns on the Enterprise-D's exterior?

The Star Trek: The Next Generation USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Blueprints set says they're the windows of the arboretum.
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How could the crew abandon the Enterprise-D?

The Enterprise-D had plenty of escape pods for the crew to use - room for up to twice as many as the ship's regular complement. We just never see them used for all seven seasons and a movie. Those ...
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How many times has the Enterprise been destroyed?

I am basing the following list on Star Trek canon only. Destructions seen on-screen NCC-1701 Destroyed on-screen in STIII by Kirk himself (footage repeated at special hearing of Federation Council ...
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Why does the Enterprise not have any physical access controls?

From TNG 1x26 The Neutral Zone, Picard here is objecting to the 20th century guest Ralph Offenhouse pestering him over the com system : PICARD: Those comm. panels are for official ship business. ...
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Have USS Enterprise and Captain Pike done anything remarkable by year 2257?

In episode 5 of season 1, Saru, looking for inspiration on how to be a good captain since he's in charge with Lorca having disappeared, asks the computer to list the most decorated Starfleet captains. ...
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Why does Sisko say Kirk's Enterprise is the first one?

There are several possibilities here. The first one is the one you have already suggested yourself, i.e. that the Star Trek: Enterprise series was itself still in the future, so Archer's Enterprise ...
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Why does the Enterprise not have any physical access controls?

Security is a trade-off between the danger of letting the unauthorised in, and the danger of locking the authorised out. In an emergency - something that happens with alarming frequency on the ...
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In Doctor McCoy's sickbay bed monitors on the Enterprise, what is "Cell Rate?"

According to the Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual, the 'cell rate' is the partial pressure of carbon dioxide in the respiratory system in mmHg [millimeters of mercury] For reference, the other ...
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Why did impact with the Bozeman cause a warp core breach in TNG: Cause and Effect?

The script gives us a pretty good overview of the order of events. A physical strike to the nacelle damaged the warp plasma system. The ship vented warp plasma and this destabilised the warp core, ...
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Why did impact with the Bozeman cause a warp core breach in TNG: Cause and Effect?

In addition to the events of the impact itself, it's important to note something else in play LAFORGE: All main systems just went down. Power levels are dropping rapidly. The ship was clearly in ...
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Out of universe - Was the Y-wing design influenced by The Enterprise?

Probably not The Y-Wing was based on a design by Star Wars production modeller Colin Cantwell that was updated by Joe Johnston before reaching production. It was also influenced by Ralph McQuarrie, ...
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Why were they not allowed to use this seat on the Enterprise while in a spacedock?

It's the Toilet Check the link at memory alpha toilet. You can clearly see that it seats only one and there is a clear line marking the "lid". The next compartment over Kirks right shoulder houses ...
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Which ship can go faster, the Millennium Falcon or the USS Enterprise-D?

This is a difficult question because if it's not a Gorilla vs Shark question, I'll have to choose sides: Star Wars or Star Trek. Where Star Trek used to give me Think Beyond feelings with "Space: The ...
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Can Galaxy-class starships eject their warp nacelles?

They had the capability to detatch individual nacelles: Ed Whitefire's original blueprints for the Enterprise-D, which were used as a basis for Rick Sternbachs official version, contain "Warp ...
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Where is Captain Picard's window located on the NCC-1701-D exterior?

The upper blister is divided into three main sections; The Observation Lounge/meeting room, the Main Bridge (directly under the dome) and Picard's 'Ready Room' (and replicator nook) as well as a ...
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Does the Enterprise-D bridge have a top window?

Yes, it's visible in Season 6 Episode 16
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How many years was each Enterprise in service while eclipsed by a newer cruiser class?

I kept this to TOS/TNG canon. NX-01 - Retired in 2161, it's unknown when the presumptive replacement of Daedalus class vessels launched. Presumably, their retirement marked the start of the next ...
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Is there a reason USS Discovery's registry number (NCC-1031) may be similar to Enterprise's (NCC-1701)?

No official comments at this time, but possibly connected to the Space Shuttle Discovery (whose registration number was OV-103). There are currently no solid statements on the rationale behind the ...
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What is this large seating area on the Enterprise blueprints?

With regard to the seating, it would appear that it faces directly onto the Enterprise's bowling alley which may or may not actually exist canonically, given that its sole mention (In TOS: "The ...
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When was the design for the "original" Enterprise (NX-01) created?

None of the ships in the case resemble the NX-01 except in as much as the NX was designed to resemble the ships already depicted. The ships displayed are the Constitution class (TOS), A, B, C, D and ...
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Why didn't Picard use a tractor beam to stop the borg sphere from going back in time?

Tractor beams are easily shaken off and cannot work if the target has their shields up. While the Cube was destroyed, the Sphere appeared undamaged when it came out of the Cube and headed towards ...
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Should the name "Enterprise" have been retired?

Simply put:No. The Enterprise had a storied history in Humanity, even pre-First Contact. They kept honoring the ship's long history by creating a new one whenever there was a new generation of ships....
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