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Lt. Nyota Uhura is a communications specialist, with a talent for languages by ear. This extended to her analysis of Krall, as she is the only one he speaks to at length aside from Kirk. Specifically: The Federation has pushed the frontier for centuries. But now enough. This is where it begins, Lieutenant. This is where the frontier, pushes back. ...


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In the end it is really up to you. To understand and enjoy the story, all you need are the recent two movies (I'd say). If you want to understand and notice parallels, nods to the original series, etc. you'd have to watch that as well (including the movies). But besides that, they did a pretty good job to establish characters, setting etc. without forcing ...


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Just watch Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek into Darkness. Star Trek (2009) is kind of a reboot. It takes place in an alternate reality to the previous films and TV series. There are nods to previous films; like old Spock etc. but they are self explained in the film. You can still watch the old stuff but they are not compulsory to watch for understanding ...


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Anton Yelchin's tragically early death was on June 19, 2016. The movie premiered in Sydney Australia on July 7, 2016. It is implausible that in the 18 days that elapsed between these dates that they could have shot / reshot scenes, re-edited and distributed the movie in that timeframe. Perhaps in these days of digital distribution that re-editing might be ...


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Actually, I thought she recognized his voice. (remember - great communications officer, knows three dialects of Romulan, ...)


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Edison has been stuck on the planet for a hundred years. By the time of his last recording, he already seems to have been mentally and physically affected by the life extending magic. I mean dues ex machina. Only 3 crew members have survived, and it's was shown that Krall has attacked and taken passing star ships and their crews to use as fuel for extending ...


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Three options: The Franklin (out of universe, named after the director's father, Frank Lin) is the first Warp 4 ship. Essentially a precursor to the NX-class. Aesthetics aside, it does at least share the same general design and looks purposefully retro. It makes sense that during the war, it was refitted with at least newer weapons (still only spatial ...


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Word of God: Simon Pegg - co-writer of Beyond - has said that the character is a nod to Tom Paris, and is probably his grandmother. http://twitter.com/startrekchina/status/766502895575367680


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It appears the answer to this question is vokaya, the Vulcan mineral that Beyond being mentioned in that Memory Alpha page: This mineral was named by Daniel C. Carlson and Harry Doddema, the founders of Memory Alpha. It's also mentioned by Simon Pegg himself in this video, which is what finally led me to the answer.


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He lived and the job needs filling. Between Nero's devastation of Starfleet's armada in Star Trek (2009) and the destruction of one of the founding Federation planets and species, and when Khan turned Starfleet headquarters into a fish in a barrel shooting gallery, and then crashed a ship into San Fransisco Bay in Into Darkness. Along with multiple years of ...


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As shown in the film, as Krall absorbs life force from others his appearance changes, most notably his skin appears to become smoother, and later in the film he was able to absorb enough life force to almost completely regain his human appearance. Having conversed with Krall in person and seeing him use his abilities, it's possible that even a glance at the ...


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It's been officially confirmed that the Franklin predates Archer's Enterprise, see this article: And if you think this is just our speculation, worry not: we got a note from Dylan Highsmith, one of the lead picture editors on STAR TREK BEYOND, about this very issue. If you want the official explanation on the Franklin and it’s warp factor: it was a M....


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Space is vast. Ridiculously so. If you have a movie taking place primarily in space, you have the challenge of making the vastness of space interesting. Let's face it, what can you encounter in space other than the infinitely unprobable chance of approaching one of the sparse objects populating it? (Planets, Stars, Asteroids/Satellites) This is where ...


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Yes. They explain it right before it happens. They introduced a Very High Frequency (VHF) signal into the control signal that keeps the swarm ships from flying into each other. The ships need to communicate to coordinate and prevent each other from flying into each other. The VHF signal confused the guidance system and they started crashing into each other ...


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The Deep Space Nine episode Sanctuary (S2 E10) has a race which comes through the wormhole and cannot be immediately understood. It takes some time for the Universal Translator to work out the language. This is explained in-episode (using technobabble) as their language being unusually different from common language structures. So it's probable that in ...


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I watched the film a little more than a week ago, and I've hardly an eidetic memory, but I got the strong impression that it was a specific phrase that Krall had told Uhura, which she then overheard in the background of a video. I cannot recall the phrase itself, but I'm pretty sure it was hearing this phrase and isolating its source that led to identifying ...


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Well, there are actually several points for why he didn't fix it. First of all, he was one of the very first Starfleet captains, and he was a military major before being captain, so he probably knew nothing about warp engineering. Second, not many crew members survived. Who knows how many of them had useful knowledge (if any) in this situation? Here's ...


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The device in question was found aboard a Starfleet spacecraft. This would be akin to expecting to find a Victrola aboard a USS Naval ship. The device hasn't been created yet. It's clearly meant to be a rack-mounted device (note the handles on each side), yet the object is angled on the sides. I've never seen any rack that would be able to hold something ...


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This is TOS era Star Trek. They still couldn't arbitrarily teleport anyone at any time, even with all the Kelvin timeline changes. They would need to know exactly where Krall was and have the skill to track him to teleport him. We also don't know if the Yorktown, as a space station, had teleporter capabilities. There wouldn't be a pressing need, like an ...


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Presumably she learned it from people (or computers) from one of the many starships that Krall had captured. It is not clear if she learned the language because she was taught by a person, studied their computers, or from absorbing those alien life forms. It served her purpose well to speak a language that was new to the Federation. It reinforced the ...


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The movies tend to be fairly self contained, so it is not necessary to "catch up" with the entire Star Trek Universe. The new movies are a reboot of the original Star Trek storyline anyway, so what happened in the original series may not be relevant to the new movie.


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The official answer is, there is no official answer. The biological relationship between Sulu and his daughter Demora is not specifically mentioned in either old or new timeline (although it is addressed in the non-canon old-timeline novel The Captain's Daughter as the result of a one-night-stand)


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My understanding was that Edison/Krall used the alien tech on the planet to suck the life from the Federation crew members of the Franklin to prolong his life and those of his followers like Manas and Kalara (who I presume were fellow soldiers).


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They are the drone-like workforce native to that planet, who were abandoned by whatever smarter beings used to direct them. Krall took control of them. The "3 of us left" comment is about Krall and his crew, not the species (as Krall was actually human). Krall and the crewmates who survived with him used more mostly-unexplained alien tech and, either ...


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Apparently, it is pre-Federation/pre-Enterprise NX-01. At least according to Memory Alpha (based on a quote from Dylan Highsmith). http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/USS_Franklin


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In my opinion, The Franklin is most likely post-Enterprise NX-01. Say they were using a warp scale of warp^2 on "Enterprise" (and that the display on "First Flight" showing warp^3 was wishful thinking on the engineers' part). So, "old warp" 8 = 64 x light speed = "new warp" 4. As far as the transporters only being rated for cargo; maybe the Enterprise was ...


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