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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does the Red Matter singularity work?

The Red Matter is used to create a singularity. Does this singularity crush everything that enters it or just act as a wormhole and transport everything to a different point in time and space? When ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Warp 10 Barrier?

I just watched S7E25 "All Good Things ..." of Star Trek: The Next Generation which I believe is the final episode of the series. In this episode, Captain Beverly Picard tells the crew to pilot her ...
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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 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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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's the purpose of the plastic curtains in Captain Robau's shuttle?

In the opening of the movie, Captain Robau (Faran Tahir) pilots a shuttle to the Romulan mining craft. The shuttle he piloted has a set of plastic curtains between the pilot and the rest of the crew ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How are OnScreen Conversations filmed

Three instances spring to mind: Star Trek conversations via the viewscreen Red Dwarf crew interacting with Holly A scene in the Doctor Who episode 'Blink' where the Doctor speaks from the television ...
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Why doesn't time dilation take place when travelling at warp?

In Star Trek ships are frequently seen travelling many times faster than the speed of light. My understanding of the theory of relativity is a little rusty but my understanding is that if you travel ...
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Why didn't the Federation use swords against the Borg?

If energy weapons are useless on the Borg after they've adapted, but Worf is still able to chop one up with his Mek'leth during "First Contact," why don't all the Federation troops just replicate some ...
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Why did Spock not know about Romulans in “Balance of Terror”?

I’m finally getting a chance to see the entire original Star Trek and have gotten up to the episode “Balance of Terror” (season 1, episode 8/14). A few minutes into the episode, Spock gives a speech ...
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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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Why did they *kill* Mr. Hengist in “Wolf in the Fold”?

In the season two episode of Star Trek, “Wolf in the Fold”, they discover that there is a non-corporeal entity that has been going around the galaxy committing murders for a very long time. During ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How did they get back in “City on the Edge of Forever”?

I’ve never understood how Kirk, Spock, and Bones got back to the present at the end of “City on the Edge of Forever”. Going back to 1930 is simple enough, they stepped through the portal at the right ...
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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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Why did Kirk ignore Marcos 12?

In the Star Trek episode “And the Children Shall Lead”, an alien entity that is trying to conquer the galaxy tried to get children to take over the Enterprise to go to Marcos 12 where it had “millions ...
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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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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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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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What was the first website to be created specifically to promote a movie

I'm trying to figure out what the first instance was of a website being created specifically for a movie. I've narrowed it down to Star Trek Generations (1994) and Stargate (1994). I was pretty sure ...