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Are multiple scenes filmed at the same time?

Someone might be able to find specific info for Star Trek, but there is no general rule in the industry. Scenes are rarely shot in order. They are shot according to actor and set/location availability....
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Have we ever seen Data make use of his "multiple techniques" before First Contact?

Data and Tasha Yar had a drug fueled liaison during season 1 of TNG, The Naked Now. It was never spoken of again, but referenced in Season 2 Measure of a Man. Season 1 was 2364-2365, First Contact ...
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Did Picard get in trouble when he was in command of the Stargazer and lost his ship?

In the Season 2 episode The Measure Of A Man, we learn that Picard had been brought to a court martial over the loss of the Stargazer, but that he was absolved of any and all charges brought at that ...
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What was the prior relationship between Q and Guinan?

There is no published in or out of universe explanation about Guinan/her people and Q/the Q. It was never expanded on in the show, movies, in canon or non-canon books or video games, or any of the ...
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Why was Beverly Crusher not on the second season of Star Trek: TNG?

As explained on the Sci-Fi SE: Out-of-universe, according to some recent reports, there was some sort of problem between Gates McFadden and producer/writer Maurice Hurley. I've heard this ...
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How is open head of Commander Data done?

The "appliance" (which you could have bought at auction for $2000) was glued directly onto the actor's head and blended in with makeup. The outer edges of the 'brain' appear to be sprayed a slightly ...
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Why did Gul Madred decide to torture Jean-Luc even when he was telling the truth?

It is entirely about power. Gul Madred isn't really interested in truth - he simply wants to be able to control Picard. This is the whole point of the four/five lights - once Picard reacts with the ...
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Why does René refer to Picard as his nephew?

I never fully understood that episode but from reading in Memory Alpha, Picard is recovering from his assimilation with the Borg. The vacation on Earth is about Picard reconnecting with his family, ...
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If the Star Trek TNG future has no money, were there any stakes to the poker games the officers played?

The poker games in TNG were friendly games between officers, with no actual wages. Not even a shift change was at stake, as no one was over worked or lazy. The wages were tokens and the winner just ...
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Why was Michael Dorn in Star Trek DS9 and not someone else from TNG?

Here is an interview with Michael Dorn on TrekNews. He opens with the line "It was just a backstory." Which maybe means it wasn't intended to be long term. Can you talk about some of the ...
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How does one Klingon recognise another as discommended?

The Ambassador is, well, an ambassador, a high ranking legal agent of the government acting as part of its diplomatic interest. Worf is a person of interest due to his position as a high ranking ...
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Is there something special going on with "I've" in regard of Data's inability to use contractions?

You've already accounted for the actor slipping and the crew not catching it. So this answer simply looks for ways to provide potential in-universe answers. But using a contraction in the next ...
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Why did the Borg ignore the rest of the Enterprise-D?

There isn't a specific trope for something like this besides maybe "The Show must go on", So I will call it, The Plot Must go on! If the Borg just blew up/killed/assimilated everyone on board, ...
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Are multiple scenes filmed at the same time?

A competitor of sorts to Star Trek, Babylon 5, did some amount of this. There were always significant cost pressures, and so one of the things they did was plot out when different sets would be ...
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Are multiple scenes filmed at the same time?

In the television world, Star Trek is what is known as a "single camera" show. There is literally just one camera, and there will only be one scene filmed at a time. But ironically, even if ...
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How did Klingons go from being an evil, arrogant, aggressive race to their current portrayal as honorable?

Why writing changes . . . I could almost write a novel, but the Klingon Warrior race was implied in TOS, at least once. It's true that mostly they were just "the enemy" and there was little ...
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How did Klingons go from being an evil, arrogant, aggressive race to their current portrayal as honorable?

I would argue that this didn't happen. Aside from Worf, many of the Klingons we see aren't really that honorable. They're short-sighted, violent, dishonest, and stupid. Worf, on the other hand, ...
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Physiological changes in Klingons between Star Trek TOS and Star Trek TNG

There are now, also, additional explanations. Star Trek: Discovery takes place about 10 years before TOS. One of it's expansions is looking at Klingons before they reform an empire, in which they are ...
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Androids in Star Trek TOS compared to Star Trek TNG

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 ...
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How does one Klingon recognise another as discommended?

Clearly there would have been some form of official announcement/denouncement of the event so that Worf could be 'ignored' by the rest of Klingon society. The discommendation is a pretty severe legal ...
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Was Geordi's VISOR ever spelled lower-case in "Star Trek: TNG" scripts?

There are what appear to be shooting scripts for TNG episodes here: Star Trek Minutiae The script for season 1, episode 4 "Code of Honor" contains the first mention of VISOR I could find, written as ...
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Were the Borg originally their own race, before assimilation started?

What we learn about the Borg is they either assimilate individuals of other races, or create their own young in incubation chambers. As such, the Borg are a variety of races. Why do they seem ...
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What are the points of light that fly past the Enterprise?

Short Answer: The "stars" seen streaking by starships might actually be much, much smaller and closer objects, which might glowing due to interactions with the warp field of starshps. And it ...
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Are multiple scenes filmed at the same time?

As a teen I was an extra on an episode of a popular fantasy show shot in New Zealand. The process was quite interesting, especially as a fan of the show. This show used a second unit to film distant, ...
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In "Descent" why did the renegade Borg retrieve their dead the first time, but in the second attack, they didn't?

When the Enterprise surprised the borg during their attack on the MS 1 Colony, the borg did not want to risk going into battle against a top-of-the-line federation starship. So they made an ...
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Why did "Star Trek: The Next Generation" become more militaristic in later seasons?

I think this question is confusing Star Trek TNG intentionally choosing a militaristic theme; with the general tendency for a show to raise the stakes as it gets more seasons, simply because the ...
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Why didn't Author, Author reference A Measure of a Man?

I'm sorry, I'm not directly answering your question ("Why didn't they mention Data?"). I couldn't find any production notes, and I couldn't reach the story author (Brannon Braga) or the director (...
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Androids in Star Trek TOS compared to Star Trek TNG

Data, despite his obvious non-human-ness (coloration, mannerisms, absence of emotion) was considered more than "human-enough" to be offered a Starfleet commission, something rather unique ...
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