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Why does Neelix cook, when the replicator can produce any meal?

Replicators use Dilithium, which was scarce Every use of the replicator takes energy: A replicator, replicator system, replication system, or molecular synthesizer was a device that used matter-...
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How are Star Trek medical devices attached to the neck?

Double-sided tape, already applied to the face of the prop, sticks to the actor long enough to get the shot; then if they need more resilience for subsequent shots, props/make-up can stick it more ...
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Why does Neelix cook, when the replicator can produce any meal?

A couple of reasons: Replicators have been stated multiple times as being inferior by most measures of quality to a real cook. It’s never clearly explained why, but the implication is that it’s ...
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Why is Seven of Nine called Seven of Nine?

That's not her full designation, it's a shorthand for her full "Borg Name" which is "Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01." Essentially that equates to at least "7-9-03-U01" which is ...
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Why was Tuvok sent to infiltrate the Maquis?

Vulcan can lie, they typically don't find it as the most logical course of action. Humans lie much more often in comparison, making the lack of lying noticeable. In every series we see Vulcans lying, ...
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Does Starfleet have the ability to let men carry babies?

We don't know Certainly, it's possible science has advanced far enough to allow men to carry children although I suspect the mechanics would be complex. We know that the first recorded male pregnancy (...
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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 did Voyager know the pilot was a "he"?

The sensors in Star Trek have been shown to be very sophisticated. We also know that they have something similar to neural networks, computer programs which are capable of 'learning' and making ...
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How many times was the Voyager self-destruct sequence activated?

If we're limiting it to times they actually went so far as to activate the sequence then it's three: Basics Part 1 - as mentioned in the OP Capt. Janeway attempts to activate the sequence but is ...
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Why aren't more holographic programs equipped with mobile emitters?

Why don't they create more holographic programs, equip them with the mobile emitter and send them on away missions? Because they can't. Mobile emitters are 29th century techology and Voyager is a ...
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How did Voyager know the pilot was a "he"?

This is a matter of English usage, not a plot detail. In the English language unidentified persons are usually referred to as 'he' unless there is good evidence that the person is female. The ...
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Why does Neelix cook, when the replicator can produce any meal?

Because they're growing their own food Replicators are very energy-intensive and a major drain on Voyager's limited resources. One of the cargo bays was converted into a hydroponics/airponics bay to ...
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How Does the Delta Flyer Get Repaired in Star Trek: Voyager Season 7?

According to Wiki, Unimatrix Zero Part 2(S7,EP1) plays around Stardate 54014.4. The following EP2 plays around Stardate 54058.6 which is more than 2 weeks later. Initially, they designed and build ...
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Where was the Caretaker's farm scenes filmed for "Star Trek: Voyager"?

There doesn't seem to be any mention of the location anywhere, but using a little google-fu searching for film location farmhouses near LA, Paddison Farmhouse stands out as pretty darn close. The ...
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Why aren't more holographic programs equipped with mobile emitters?

In Voyager Season One Episode 7 - "The Eye of the Needle" - the Doctor up to that point had been treated as nothing more than an appliance and seemed to have very little rights. During this episode, ...
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Why does Neelix cook, when the replicator can produce any meal?

Similar answer to your link: sometimes the replicator is still not programmed for certain recipes, but mostly it's for the simple joy of cooking. And probably some would complain that "food from ...
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Why was Kes ignored in Year of Hell?

The Year of Hell episode opens by showing us Annorax, the Krenim officer and temporal scientist, removing an entire civilisation called the 'Zahl' from the timeline. Annorax and his crew have been in ...
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Why is Seven of Nine called Seven of Nine?

Okay, posting my own answer because I actually found new sources/info! So as Paulie_D mentioned, Seven's full designation (which you can also find on the Wikipedia page for her character) is "Seven of ...
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Why does Neelix cook, when the replicator can produce any meal?

In TNG S2:E13, Riker comments that a replicator cannot mimic a good cook. Same principle might apply here.
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Why does Neelix cook, when the replicator can produce any meal?

Voyagers case, it's lightyears between various stars and features which have access to it's most prized source... Deuterium. With only 1 out of every 6500 hydrogen atoms in abundance.protium-protium ...
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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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Does Q in Star Trek always have blue lips?

In the Star Trek Voyager episode "Death Wish" which features 2 members of the continuum, both have slightly blue stained lips, indicating a racial trait. It's a little hard to see in the image but it'...
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