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Yes, the retcon reason is that the Klingons in the TOS serials were suffering from an artificially created virus intended to improve their physical abilities. Per Memory Alpha The Klingon augment virus was a modified form of Levodian flu that threatened to wipe out the Klingon race in the mid-22nd century. It was inadvertently created by Klingon ...


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According to the script: WORF (groans) Ugghhh... Irving Berlin. And watching the clip, it sure sounds like it. (Irving Berlin wrote Blue Skies, the song Data is singing.)


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This drastic change in appearance for Klingons was a bit of a running joke among fans during later series of Star Trek. The writers even acknowledged it during an episode of Deep Space Nine which sees Worf, among others, time-travel back into the original series episode The Trouble with Tribbles. When asked why those Klingons looked funny he curtly replies ...


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Yes, DVD versions of shows can often differ--sometimes drastically--from the original broadcast version, as can syndicated broadcasts. Whether they'll include additional material or exclude original material all depends. Most often, material is cut simply for time on broadcast. In syndication runs, more ad revenue may need to be generated, so more time is ...


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As someone who has the full Frasier on DVD, and has watched it through several times (currently on series 10 of about run 6), I can say : No, he doesn't mention it at any point As cde mentions in the comments, he also didn't notice the similarity when Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner were in Frasier as well, so maybe a TOS purest (although he wanted Scott ...


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If you Google "Spock Unicorn Dog", it seems that this image is from episode called "The Enemy Within" (Season 1 Episode 5). Scott assists in beaming a dog-like animal specimen from the planet, but he and the others are surprised when two identical creatures materialize - one completely docile and the other vicious. From IMDb's synopsis page: ...


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Remember that Star Trek takes place in the future and not everyone mentioned has existed. If you ever have questions, I strongly encourage you to check out Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wikia. From Memory Alpha Wikia (information from direct Star Trek canon): Lee Kuan was a noted Human historical political despot on Earth sometime between the mid-20th and ...


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All practical effects. The actor's skin was layered with blue latex paint. Dried Latex, unlike powdered or liquid based makeup will not smudge or run with sweat. Latex paint dries into a flexible rubber membrane (think balloon) that will follow the skin. This allows movement without the paint rubbing off. You have to pull or rub vigorously to get it off ...


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The main difference between Mudd-Androids and Soong-Androids is that Mudd-Androids were created by a long dead alien race in the Andromeda galaxy, while Soong-Androids were the first real human built, and seemingly sentient Androids. The Mudd-Androids were not really Sentient. Just like any other technology in Star Trek, humans were rarely the first to ...


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The original explanations were: They Always looked like that, the budget just didn't allow it. Don't pay attention to the man behind the curtain: Gene Roddenberry tried to explain the differences between The Motion Picture's Klingons and the original ones by saying that the original show had simply never had the budget and makeup technology to envision ...


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For a long time, it was acknowledged but rather explicitly 'not discussed with outsiders.' It was later addressed in Enterprise as the result of a widespread attempt at genetic engineering - the subjects took on human characteristics and were sent to serve on the front lines of the Klingon Defense Forces circa-TOS, ...


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The ship's 'Main Bridge' is at the top of the saucer section. The 'Battle Bridge' is at the front of the engineering section. You can see both labelled in this blueprint from the TNG Technical Manual. I've labelled (in green) the joint between the saucer and the stardrive section. When the ship separates, the Main Bridge continues to function as the ...


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On the Enterprise, Lieutenant Worf wasn't usually in charge. He was outranked by Riker, Data, La Forge and latterly, Troi. As such he wasn't really in a position to call for Red Alert. Lieutenant Commander Worf called for Red Alert on DS9 when he was in command of the Defiant on at least one occasion though. WORF: Red alert. Captain Sisko to the ...


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Like you said, there's no indication in the film that Khan actually knew the Enterprise' warp core had malfunctioned. However, the dialogue during the scene in which Khan is first spoken to in the holding chamber, seems to show us why he could assume this: Khan: Why aren't we moving captain? An unexpected malfunction, perhaps in your warp core? ...


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Not to compete with the above answer by CGCampbell, but just to add some further information, Memory Alpha has the following to say on the matter: Khan's apparent recognition of Chekov and his remark "I never forget a face" are somewhat ironic, since Khan's appearance in TOS: "Space Seed" was in the first season and Chekov did not make his first ...


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According to the Development section of the Wikipedia article for The Undiscovered Country: With the looming 25th anniversary of the original series in 1991, producer Harve Bennett revisited an idea Ralph Winter had for the fourth film: a prequel featuring young versions of Kirk and Spock at Starfleet Academy. The prequel was designed to be a way of ...


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The strong impression given is that when Seven regenerates in her alcove, it also helps her to recover the strength in her limbs that normal humans would gain from lying down to sleep. JANEWAY: Consider it done. The Doctor tells me you don't need to regenerate any more. I can arrange some quarters for you, unless you enjoy curling up in the Cargo Bay. ...


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The short answer is that it wasn't the coolant rupture (in Star Trek: Generations) that seems to have led to the warp core explosion, it was the failure of the magnetic interlocks within the warp core. The coolant leak was a secondary issue, and one that resulted in Engineering being evacuated, but this seems to be more to do with the health of the staff ...



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