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There is the TNG episode "The Defector": In addition to his regular role of Captain Picard, Patrick Stewart also played the role of the holodeck character of "Michael Williams" from Shakespeare's Henry V, Act 4, Scene I, in the opening scenes of the episode. Stewart requested this out of his love for Shakespeare, himself a member of the Royal ...


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I bet it's the same reason people from France speak English, just with French accents. The majority of English-speaking audiences don't want to read subtitles. Having actors speak English, but with accents, is a trope that filmmakers developed to simplify dealing with other languages. (One fun example of this is Sean Connery's character in "The Hunt for Red ...


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Have you ever heard of a film called Broadcast News? There is a pivotal scene where William Hurt turns in an interview, and he appears to cry in reaction to his subject's story. The interview looks extremely emotional, and garners Hurt's character a ton of attention. It isn't until later that it is brought to Holly Hunter's character's attention that ...


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The best I can come up with is Brent Spiner- he played Data on TNG, and appeared onscreen in three episodes as Lore, Data's brother. I'm not sure that this is far enough from the instances of clones or mirrors that you mention, but the characters exist simultaneously and have distinct personalities. This is the Wikipedia article featuring Lore, and ...


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First of all the idea that time is different for wormhole-beings makes some sense: modern physics theoretically allows wormholes to connect different places in space-time, so one end can be in the past, one in the future. Now, here's my interpretation: The wormhole-beings dont know that they didn't know. They have actually a worse perception of time than we ...


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Red Matter - The rare mineral decalithium is processed into red matter that creates a black hole when it comes in contact with nuclear matter. It was presented with a lot of artistic license which made it red when in actuality it wouldn't be and also the matter being "destroyed" (we know it can't be, but Vulcan went poof) yet the spacecrafts didn't, just ...


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The theory of relativity, as we understand it today, would preclude faster-than-light travel altogether, and make near-light travel subject to time dilation, as you said, which makes for some very good science fiction, but really gets in the way of space opera, of fast ships travelling to and fro around the galaxy. To achieve that, various science fiction ...


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The very best I can come up with is Brent Spiner. He played not two but THREE characters in the same scene, in the 77th episode of Star Trek TNG, 'Brothers', where he appears simultaneously as Data, as Data's evil android brother Lore, and as their creator Dr Noonien Soong. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brothers_(Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation)


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The time of the division was marked by violent upheaval on Vulcan. It isn't hard to imagine the records being lost, or the Vulcans never making the connection between those warlike Vulcans who disappeared thousands of years earlier and the Romulan Star Empire. From the Wikipedia entry on Surak: During the "Time of Awakening" a Vulcan schism of those ...


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My impression was that Marcos 12 was a well-known planet with a high level of civilization, and the "millions of friends" were the children there. The Gorgan wanted to bring the children of Marcos 12 under its influence, like it did on Triacus.


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A quick search of Q images reveals that he doesn't always have blue lips. It appears he tends to change his complexion depending on the role he is assuming. That said, the picture below with the blue lips might be considered Q in his natural state, so perhaps they are indeed blue. As to why, I have no idea other than the fact that he is an omnipotent alien, ...


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This has been answered in some detail on SFF. The answer references the Memory-Alpha wiki for All Good Things … where the following is noted: It is clear that there is no more warp 10 limit in the future. This limit was set in "Force of Nature". In addition, ships in the future timeline are able to go above Warp 13. This would appear to contradict ...


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The episode in question , "All Good Things" (TNG: S7E25) is actually based in an alternative universe. Warp factors above 10 do not exist according to 24th Century Warp Theory as "Warp Factor 10" is interpreted as "Infinite Velocity". It is important to note the differences between the earlier Star Trek material and the later material. Many episodes in The ...


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It seems the answer is "no". According to IMDB, Deep Roy... ...is one of only six actors to appear in both the "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" franchises. Neither Roy, nor any of the other actors, have had a part in Stargate.


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Worf is a very strong, experienced melee combatant with years of training with melee weapons. His weapon is heavier than a sword and seems to work almost by percussive smashing and piecing rather than slashing, however let us assume they replicate weapons which have the same physical characteristics for our humans. Imagine what would happen if there was a ...


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Well first if we discount the Borg updating their shields to stop swords (and I'm not suggesting they couldn't do this!) And the if we discount them just shooting their attackers with energy weapons before they get close enough to use swords (which I don't see any reason we should!) Then as soon as they start allowing themselves to get attacked by an enemy ...


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Sound effects editor Douglas Grindstaff combined altered dove coos, screech owl cries and emptying balloons to create the tribble sounds. Source: http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/The_Trouble_with_Tribbles_(episode)


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Space Seed was supposed to be a bottle episode. As few of the regular cast was to be used as possible. Since the Enterprise was on a 5 year journey, we would presume the ship didn't run back to HQ and drop everyone else off; rather only those few regulars were shown as being instrumental to that particular script. In this case, only Kirk, McCoy, Spock, and ...


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As this review by the A.V. Club says: ... this alien creature is called a Mellitus that can possess people and lives off of fear. It's been traveling the galaxy on a killing spree for centuries, and it landed on Argelius because everybody was so happy, and ripe for gutting. and Kirk figures out that Hengist has a connection to the entity, and when ...


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There are a couple of things at work here ... first of all, in order for a starship to travel at Warp Speed, they must create a Subspace Bubble (I believe this is also called a Warp Bubble) which encompasses the ship and everything within it. According to Memory Alpha: A subspace bubble is an encompassing energy field which can be used to protect objects ...


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Going by this link, there have been 8 people who've been on both Star Trek and Star Wars. This link, this link and this give you the list of actors in stargate SG1 and Atlantis. Crossreferencing them hasn't given any hits so I'm afraid nobody made the crossover (and considering the current status of completion of all series, I don't think any will get the ...


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Majel Barrett played Nurse Christine Chapel throughout the original series and "Number One" in its first pilot called The Cage, which was subsequently repackaged into The Menagerie. She also was the voice of the computer on Next Generation—a triple role. Simultaneously, she was the computer voice and Deanna Troi's mother Lwaxana Troi on TNG. George ...


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Could be a case of art imitating life here, airlines have been equipping clear curtains which serve three functions simultaneously. Dampen sound. Provide a physical barrier to discourage people passing through them. Allow an air marshal to be able to see into all cabins without moving around the plane. It seems perfectly reasonable then to assume that a ...


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There is a part in the episode at approx 12:30 where Kirk asks the Guardian if they are successful what will happen. The Guardian tells them all will be set back to normal and they will be returned as though nothing happened. The Guardian sends them back. Also notice they come back with uniforms back on, where at the point in the episode, Kirk and Spock do ...


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The 'wailing woman' (or Loulie Jean Norman as she prefers to be called) is present in the Star Trek theme in the pilot (The Cage) and seasons 2 and 3, however the composition was changed slightly between seasons: in season 2, the vocal track was given more prominence and in season 3 the organ track is given more, but you can still hear it if you listen very ...


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The in-universe explanation is quite simple: they don't. They're speaking Klingon and the universal translator makes it sound like they're speaking English. It's basically impossible to tell which characters speak English due to this device, as by the 24th century they're small enough to fit inside a Starleet Combadge, as Captain Janeway mentions in The ...


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Although it was obviously quite close between them, I believe the answer to the question is that the Stargate website came before the Star Trek Generations website. Although there are lots of pages and references to both sites as being first, I have only been able to find a single reference for either of them that includes a date. From the Star Trek ...


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It's probably Stargate. The registration record for startrek.com lists 1995-02-27 as the creation date and for stargate.com as 1986-08-05. This date corresponds not to the movie stargate, but to the much earlier TV show "The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers" in which one of the episodes involved finding a "stargate".


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You hit the paradox on the head. To beings that exist outside of 3 dimensions (and assuming time is the next dimension) any interaction is already both presumed to occur and presumed to not occur. Reality for us is still based in 3 dimensions with time constantly moving forward. Our reaction is like the batter and spectators from our perspective...we see ...


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I never noticed his lip color: The specifics of skin, hair, and eye color are especially superficial in the Star Trek universe. I expect any unusual coloration is to reinforce a being's other-worldliness. Q is definitely not human and should not be confused as such. He may as well have a diagonal purple mohawk.



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