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Interstellar -- Black hole manipulation?
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Since this is a question about physics (albeit in the realm of a film), I'll give a physics-based answer, with caveats at the end. A common misunderstanding is that there is just one type of black ...

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Why are the Romulan and Klingon Empires "empires"?
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It is a common misunderstanding that empire always implies monarchy or royalty. The term "emperor" derives from the Latin term imperator. It roughly means "commander" or "protector". This was ...

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Did Voyager actually trade technology?
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OP is actually asking two related but different questions, one in the title and another in the question body. ANSWER TO TITLE QUESTION: Yes, Janeway did trade technology with other races. A ...

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What are the main story arcs of X-Files?
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The answer of @pacoverflow above is, of course, correct. That being said, if you want an answer with minimal spoiler potential and which is still technically correct, I would say there are only ...

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How was the Vengeance able to "catch up" to the Enterprise?
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The Enterprise had a slight head start, but the Vengeance was able to catch up to it because the Vengeance was travelling at a faster speed. Plain and simple. Your point about the warp bubbles of the ...

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Why do shields in Star Trek "wear out"?
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According to the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual (by Okuda / Sternbach), Section 11.8, pg. 138 ("Deflector Shields"): Like most forcefield devices, the deflector system creates a ...

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Captain Riker, of the Enterprise?
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Yes, William T. Riker was, for a brief time, the official captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D. His name would be included in the vessel's command history. He was given a field promotion and ...

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What word describes organisations like the Federation, Klingon Empire, and Dominion in Star Trek?
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There is no consistent or official in-universe term. That being said, one might describe them as superpowers. They are the Star Trek Universe analogues of the superpowers that vied for dominance on ...

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