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How does the USS Franklin fit in the pre-Kelvin Timeline?

In Star Trek Beyond, we are introduced to the USS Franklin (NX-326). How does this NX registry, Starship class ship fall in the pre-Kelvin timeline, as compared to the pre-reboot continuity?
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Shouldn't the crew be in freefall while the ship is descending to earth?

In Star Trek: Into Darkness, there is a scene in which Khan disables the Enterprise' power, forcing it to be caught in Earth's gravity (Ch. 12). During this scene the crew members are seen falling ...
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Why didn't Krall know about the Franklin?

Early in the film, Jaylah shows how she keeps the USS Franklin from being seen by Krall and his men, using a sort of holographic projection system. But So why did he seem ignorant of the vessel's ...
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What happened to the the USS Franklin crew?

In Star Trek Beyond, we find out that the USS Franklin is What exactly happened to the crew? How did they die? And how many were there? *Note: The NX-01 Enterprise had 83 standard crew complement, ...
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What was the device named by fans of Star Trek?

This article and many others has a quote from Star Trek: Beyond writer Simon Pegg, saying that while writing the script, he reached out to Memory Alpha for help naming a device. We actually wrote ...
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What was the ship under construction initially called?

In Star Trek Beyond, there was a ship under construction on the massive moon space station Yorktown. This ship is rechristened as the USS Enterprise-A (NCC-1701-A) after the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) ...
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Was the Starfleet officer connected to the later series?

In Star Trek Beyond, we are briefly introduced to a high-ranking Starfleet officer, Commodore Paris. In the original timeline, Voyager had Admiral Owen Paris, and his son Tom Paris. Is Commodore Paris ...
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Sulu's Daughter's Parentage?

How is Hikaru Sulu's daughter related to him, in both the old and new timelines? Adopted? Surrogate? Gene spliced or other technological means? From an older relationship?
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Do I have to watch Star Trek TV and movie series before watching Star Trek Beyond?

There have been many Star Trek movies as well as TV series and I didn't watch any of them. So, do I have to watch complete Star Trek TV and movie series to watch Star Trek Beyond or just the last two ...
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Who were the faceless mooks?

In Star Trek Beyond, Krall's back story states that only 3 were left. So who are the majority of his army? They didn't seem to be drones or machines. This was unexplained as far as I could tell.
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In Star Trek, why do Klingons speak English to other Klingons?

The Klingon language system has evolved over the related series and episodes. Why did the producers in later series and episodes, especially in the movies (epic scene from ST 7 Generations as ...
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Why is Kirk's middle initial wrong in series 1 episode 3 of Star Trek?

In the third episode of the original series of Star Trek, "Where No Man Has Gone Before", a powerful psychic makes a grave for Kirk as part of an elaborate attempt to kill him. The grave has a ...
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Star Trek - Khan and Chekov

Why does Chekov say that he remembers Khan in "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan" if in Star Trek TOS Chekov doesn't appear in the episode "Space Seed"? Also why is Chekov in "Star Trek Into Darkness"? ...
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Why doesn't Dr. McCoy know Klingon anatomy?

In Star Trek VI, Kirk and McCoy beam aboard the Klingon ship after the assassination attempt. McCoy fails to save Chancellor Gorkon's life, and in the process, he admits that he doesn't know Klingon ...
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Did one actor ever play two distinct characters in one scene in the Star Trek franchise?

There have been several times in the various Star Trek series when one actor interacted with himself/herself as a clone, Mirror Universe double, or other "alternate" version of the same basic ...
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What plays are the Shakespeare quotes in Star Trek VI from?

There are a number of quotes in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country that are from Shakespeare plays. The title is one, and is cited on screen: Chancellor Gorkon: I give you a toast: the ...
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Why does Chancellor Gorkon think Shakespeare was Klingon?

In Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Chancellor Gorkon says Shakespeare is better in the original Klingon (language). Why does he think Shakespeare is Klingon? Or is he just being facetious in ...
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How could the Vengeance fire phasers at warp?

In Star Trek into Darkness you see several shots of the phasers being fired while at warp. It's my understanding that phasers are beams of light (I don't believe they could in classic trek - they only ...
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Was Kirk's retirement from the Star Trek franchise already decided in The Undiscovered Country?

After the crew of the Enterprise successfully intervenes the assassins' plans and saves the future of human-Klingon-peace in 1991's Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, there is a little epilogue ...
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Why is the bald man digging in the desert at the start of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier?

In the opening scene of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, there is a bald man that is digging in the desert who is then approached by Sybok. But what I don't understand is why he is digging in the ...
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Why not teleport instead of taking a transport?

Early on in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), after the scene where Khan shoots up the council, Kirk and Spock are making their way to the Enterprise. They are on a shuttle which takes them off-world. ...
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What is the Federation's policy on attempted murder?

In Star Trek we see many times that alien worlds enlist the help of Starfleet/Federation personnel for humanitarian and other purposes, sometimes these are legitimate, however sometimes it turns out ...
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Why does Harrison show different reactions to phaser fire?

In leaving a comment on the Vulcan nerve pinch question, it occurred to me that there was (Surprise surprise) a fairly big inconsistency regarding Khan and phaser fire. When assaulting the bridge of ...
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Why didn't the Vulcan nerve pinch work?

During the final fight sequence between Spock and Khan. Spock applies the Vulcan nerve pinch to Khan, who lets out a scream of pain but doesn't collapse. Why didn't the nerve pinch work?
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What is this trail of 'pixie dust' left when the Enterprise warps out?

I noticed that in Star Trek: Into Darkness when the Enterprise warps out it leaves a trail of what I can only describe as pixie dust. Previously the Enterprise left only a visual after image which ...
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Why these credits for Star Trek Into Darkness?

I noticed during the credit sequence at the end of Star Trek Into Darkness that Chris Hemsworth and Jennifer Morrison were credited as Kirk's parents (whom they portrayed in the previous film). I ...
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In Star Trek Into Darkness who was the saboteur?

When the Enterprise is on it's way to Kronos it drops out of warp because of some unknown leak in the core. At first it's implied that it's the torpedoes (which it wasn't because they were not even ...
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Won't Seven of Nine get tired legs or feet?

Won't Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager get tired legs or feet from standing almost continuously, even when regenerating? I could imagine a borg drone not getting tired legs because of all the ...
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Androids in Star Trek TOS compared to Star Trek TNG

Mr. Data seemed to be a very advanced and unique Android in Star Trek TNG. It came to my attention, however, that (seemingly more advanced? or at least more humaniform) androids existed in the ...
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Where did the Tribble noises come from?

Star Trek's Tribbles are known for two distinctive sounds they make: a soothing coo/purr noise when they're petted, and a harsh, grinding shriek to express their dislike of Klingons. Have the cast or ...
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Who is the “Lee Kuan” mentioned in Star Trek TOS?

In at least two Star Trek episodes, a "Lee Kuan" is mentioned in the same breath as very well-known imperialists (Alexander, Caesar, Hitler, to name a few). One episode is Season 3, Episode 14 (Whom ...
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Physiological changes in Klingons between Star Trek TOS and Star Trek TNG

I grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation, thus I always took it for granted that Klingons look like this: Now I'm watching Star Trek: The Original Series for the first time (thank you, ...
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How did they do the Andorians' skin effects in Star Trek: Enterprise?

Most species of alien in Star Trek have some feature on their face that makes them visually distinct from humans, and it's usually very smooth-looking, because the actor is wearing a prosthetic made ...
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Where on the Enterprise-D is the “Battle Bridge” situated?

I have done extensive research on this but keep coming across what appears to be conflicting information, so I am hoping the knowledgeable base here can shed some clarification on my question. I am ...
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Has Worf ever been allowed to call (or has his recommendation been approved for) “Red Alert”?

I have recently been binge watching Star Trek: The Next Generation. I notice Lieutenant Worf recommends Red Alert quite often. When he does, Captain Picard shuts him down. I don't recall seeing Picard ...
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Why does deliberately causing a coolant leak in main engineering NOT result in catastrophic destruction of the ship?

In Star Trek: Generations, it was this very thing that destroyed the stardrive section of the Enterprise-D. As soon as LaForge recognized that a coolant leak had occurred, he evacuated Engineering ...
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What happens to Wesley Crusher when he leaves with the Traveler?

In the television episode Journey's End of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wesley Crusher leaves the Enterprise, drops out of Star Fleet Academy and joins the Traveler. This is the last episode where ...
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Star Trek TNG TV episodes on DVD/Netflix different from network/cable telecast?

Are DVD versions of TV episodes usually different than the TV broadcast version? I was watching the ST:TNG series finale "All Good Things" on Netflix the other night. I noticed, there was a ...
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How did the Enterprise return to their own timeline at the end of First Contact?

At the start of Star Trek: First Contact, the Enterprise follows a Borg sphere into the past to stop them from changing history - preventing first contact with the Vulcans and assimilating Earth. It ...
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Zefram Cochrane talks about Star Trek

In Star Trek First Contact there's line spoken by Zefram Cochrane which I've never understood. And you people, you're all astronauts, ... on some kind of star trek? Are the writers implying that ...
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How could Voyager navigate inside the void in “Night”?

How could Voyager navigate inside the starless void? Especially since it was very large. Taking one year to cross. Some sort of inertial navigation maybe?
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Star Trek II - What does Admiral Kirk whisper to Doctor McCoy

About 30 minutes into Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan, Kirk is performing an inspection of the training crew on board the Enterprise. Kirk inspects engineering and then says to McCoy "I'll be on the ...
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Why does the president of the Federation look like a Klingon?

I always wonder why the president of the Federation in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country looks very similar to a Klingon. He has the characteristic high hairline, this "Fu Manchu moustache" and, ...
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What illness did Scotty have that was treated by Dr. McCoy?

Admiral Kirk arrives aboard the Enterprise for an inspection of the training crew. While inspecting the crew as they stand in line. He comes to Scotty and says the following. From The Script ...
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Is this character really a bad guy?

I've watched Star Trek: Into Darkness recently and couldn't help but notice that Benedict Cumberbatch's character is not really that bad as they make it seem. Sure in another dimension he was one of ...
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What does Worf say when Data sings?

In Star Trek - Nemesis Worf says two things during the wedding scene: First he complains that Romulan Ale should be forbidden, and later - when Data sings his song - he says something I never ...
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Does Q in Star Trek always have blue lips?

In Voyager's "Death Wish" Q has blue lips. Is this in all appearances in Star Trek (TNG, Voyager,...) the case? Also, why are the lips blue?
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Does Noel ever comment that Frasier looks like Captain Bateson?

In the series Frasier, Noel Shempsky is a huge Star Trek fan. Now, the character of Frasier character is played by Kelsey Grammer, who also played Captain Bateson in Star Trek: The Next Generation ...
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How did Harrison know the Enterprise had warp core issues?

Just curious if there's any info on this issue in Star Trek: Into Darkness since it wasn't explained in the movie. How did Khan know that the Enterprise warp core had problems? Was there some ...
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Star trek episode with Mr. Spock holding an “exotic animal”

I have found on 9-gag this still: with Mr. Spock holding an "exotic animal" which is actually an annoyed dog in a unicorn-suit (sorta...). From which episode is it? Unless it is a photoshopped ...