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A science-fiction franchise, comprising TV series, movies and other media created by Gene Roddenberry.

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Do Star Trek characters wearing red shirts have the highest death rate on the original show?

In many episodes of the original series of Star Trek (Star Trek TOS) a team will be selected to beam down to the planet (or wherever the action was in the episode). This will have major characters ...
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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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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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How does the USS Franklin fit in the pre-Kelvin Timeline?

In Star Trek Beyond, we are introduced to the USS Franklin (NX-326). Where does this NX registry, Starship class ship fall in the pre-Kelvin timeline, as compared to the pre-reboot continuity?
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Where did this character pick up another language?

In the question What happened to the Federation Universal Translator Technology?, it's mentioned that the alien Kalara in Star Trek Beyond speaks a language that standard translator technology ...
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Is there any rationale for the different colours of uniforms on the different series of Star Trek?

When looking at the evidence for this question (Do Star Trek characters wearing red shirts have the highest death rate on the original show?) it became apparent that the key colours of the uniforms ...
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What happened to the Federation Universal Translator Technology?

In Star Trek Beyond, an alien is recovered drifting towards the Yorktown. Her language isn't understandable, so they put her in a large round device, take a while to figure out the language, and ...
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At how many different scales were starship Enterprise models produced?

My question is about models of the original series Star Trek Enterprise, both shooting models produced by the studio for the original series run, as well as licensed model kits ever available for ...