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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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These two episodes of Enterprise takes place, chronologically in the Mirror Universe, in between the Original Series episodes "The Tholian Web" and "Mirror, Mirror". In "The Tholian Web", the Enterprise encounters a ship, the USS Defiant trapped in a "dimensional rift", which eventually disappears. Kirk is aboard the Defiant when this happens, and is ...


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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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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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Watch the TOS episode "Mirror Mirror" and all will be clearer: "Mirror, Mirror" is an episode of the science fiction television series, Star Trek (The Original Series). The episode involves a transporter malfunction that swaps Captain Kirk and his companions with their evil counterparts in a parallel universe. In the so-called Mirror Universe, the ...


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It was INTENTIONAL that they were left for dead: It was important to the ENT writing staff that, when Enterprise departed from them, the Illyrians in "Damage" be left "stranded and as good as dead," as the writers hoped that would accentuate the moral conflict Archer and the Enterprise crew were put in. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 151, p. 33) ...


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As I remember at the end of season three the spheres were destroyed, turning the Expanse back into a normal region of space, and the Xindi weapon was destroyed. Then the Enterprise was somehow sent back into to an altered history where Nazis helped by aliens were conquering the USA in World War II. So the heroes defeated the Nazis and aliens and changed ...


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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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