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At the end of Star Trek Beyond, how did Uhura know who Krall was?

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: ...
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Do I have to watch Star Trek TV and movie series before watching Star Trek Beyond?

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, ...
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Do I have to watch Star Trek TV and movie series before watching Star Trek Beyond?

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 ...
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Why didn't Krall know about the Franklin?

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 ...
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Were Chekov's scenes reduced in Star Trek Beyond?

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 ...
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At the end of Star Trek Beyond, how did Uhura know who Krall was?

Actually, I thought she recognized his voice. (remember - great communications officer, knows three dialects of Romulan, ...)
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How does the USS Franklin fit in the pre-Kelvin Timeline?

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 ...
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What was the device named by fans of Star Trek?

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 ...
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Was the Starfleet officer connected to the later series?

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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How could this jump in ranks be possible?

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 ...
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At the end of Star Trek Beyond, how did Uhura know who Krall was?

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 ...
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Did Star Trek Beyond copy a scene from Titan A.E.?

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 ...
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How does the USS Franklin fit in the pre-Kelvin Timeline?

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 ...
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Why were the enemy ships blowing up?

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 ...
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Why couldn't Krall and crew repair the USS Franklin when Scotty and Jaylah could?

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 ...
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What happened to the Federation Universal Translator Technology?

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 ...
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At the end of Star Trek Beyond, how did Uhura know who Krall was?

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 ...
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Music player device from Star Trek Beyond

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 ...
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Why didn't somebody at the Yorktown space station just transport Krall and the weapon into space?

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 ...
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Where did this character pick up another language?

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 ...
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Do I have to watch Star Trek TV and movie series before watching Star Trek Beyond?

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 ...
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Who were the faceless mooks?

Krall states that they were machines (drones) in his fight with Kirk in the air duct at the end. This helps explain why they blew up when the Beastie Boys were pumped into their system. He says ...
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Sulu's Daughter's Parentage?

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 ...
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How does the USS Franklin fit in the pre-Kelvin Timeline?

There is no way to reconcile the Franklin's timeline with the timeline given in Enterprise. Based on Inaccurate numbering. Inaccurate speed. Inaccurate transporter. The design (physical ...
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What happened to the the USS Franklin crew?

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 ...
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Who were the faceless mooks?

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 ...
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How does the USS Franklin fit in the pre-Kelvin Timeline?

Apparently, it is pre-Federation/pre-Enterprise NX-01. At least according to Memory Alpha (based on a quote from Dylan Highsmith). https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/USS_Franklin
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How does the USS Franklin fit in the pre-Kelvin Timeline?

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 ...
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