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11th May '16 7:24:41 AM Luppercus
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:Well, the expanded universe does explains that the alien seen in the episode ''Who Mourns for Adonais?'' Named itself Apollo belong to a race of god-like aliens that inspired Earth’s Greek-Roman culture and ancient Vulcan culture. If this is ever explained on-screen, IDK.

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:Well, **Well, the expanded universe does explains that the alien seen in the episode ''Who Mourns for Adonais?'' Named itself Apollo belong to a race of god-like aliens that inspired Earth’s Greek-Roman culture and ancient Vulcan culture. If this is ever explained on-screen, IDK.
11th May '16 7:23:31 AM Luppercus
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:Well, the expanded universe does explains that the alien seen in the episode ''Who Mourns for Adonais?'' Named itself Apollo belong to a race of god-like aliens that inspired Earth’s Greek-Roman culture and ancient Vulcan culture. If this is ever explained on-screen, IDK.
10th May '16 3:38:57 AM Tuomas
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[[folder:The names of Romulus, Remus, and Vulcan]]
* Why are the planets Romulus, Remus, and Vulcan, as well as their inhabitants, named after beings from ancient Earth mythology? It can't be just a function of the Universal Translator, because it doesn't translate the names of other planets, such as Klingon. And it can't be that those are just the names humans came up for them, because other races (including inhabitants of these planets themselves) use the same names as well. It's never mentioned or even implied any of these planets might have a different name in their own language.
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19th Apr '16 7:57:12 PM costanton11
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[[folder: Pilots in command division]]
* The uniform colors indicate what division the crew member is in: gold for command, red for operations, blue for sciences (the former two colors get switched around for the TNG era). But are are the helmsmen/navigators/flight controllers in the command division, as indicated by their uniform colors? Given that their job seems to be more technology based, with charting courses, choosing speeds, wouldn't tit make more sense to put them in the operations division?
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[[folder: Division colors]]
* As mentioned in the previous folder, the crew is divided into three divisions, commanding officers, pilots, and navigators are command division, engineers, communications, security and other technical skills are operations, and scientists, medical staff, and consulors are sciences. Command wears gold in ENT and TOS and red in TNG era, operations wear red in ENT and TOS and gold in TNG era, while sciences were blue in both cases. However in the TOS movies, the color system becomes more complex, with more color options that span divisions. In the Motion Picture, with division being indicated by patches, command wears white, engineering wears red, helm, communications and navigation wear yellow, science wears orange, medical wears green, and security wears gray. Then from Wrath of Khan onwards, the colors are command white, engineering and helm yellow, science, communication, and navigation gray, and medical green. Why did they change to a more complex system and then go back to a more simple one?
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22nd Mar '16 4:37:13 AM Darth_Rasputin32898
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** To be honest I think we've all drifted away from the main question here. I ''think'' what were supposed to be asking is, should Section 31 be considered a part of Star Trek canon at all?
*** Section 31 ''is'' canon. Whether you want to accept it or not is irrelevant.
21st Mar '16 12:12:43 PM Darth_Rasputin32898
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* How come they hardly ever ''actually'' go "Where no man has gone before?" In a lot of the seasons the Enterprise is acting as a rescue ship, going down to Earth for shore leave, or no more than a week or two away from a Federation Starbase. I know [=TN=]G and [=DS=]9 had wars and border conflicts and all that going on but would it have been so hard for other Federation ships to fight there battles and the flagship, (which is primarily an explorer ship mind you) to be ordered to go to the closest place in the Delta Quadrant or just send more than one ship to explore further out there?

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* How come they hardly ever ''actually'' go "Where no man has gone before?" In a lot of the seasons the Enterprise is acting as a rescue ship, going down to Earth for shore leave, or no more than a week or two away from a Federation Starbase. I know [=TN=]G and [=DS=]9 had wars and border conflicts and all that going on but would it have been so hard for other Federation ships to fight there battles and the flagship, (which is primarily an explorer ship mind you) to be ordered to go to the closest place in the Delta Quadrant or just send more than one ship to explore further out there?
21st Mar '16 12:12:02 PM Darth_Rasputin32898
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* Okay I think this franchise is pretty awesome. It has it's ups and downs but how come they hardly ever go "Where no man has gone before". In a lot of the seasons the Enterprise is acting as a rescue ship, going down to Earth for shore leave, or no more than a week or two away from a Federation Starbase. I know [=TN=]G and [=DS=]9 had wars and border conflicts and all that going on but would it have been so hard for other Federation ships to fight there battles and the flagship, (which is primarily an explorer ship mind you) to be ordered to go to the closest place in the Delta Quadrant or just send more than one ship to explore further out there?

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* Okay I think this franchise is pretty awesome. It has it's ups and downs but how How come they hardly ever ''actually'' go "Where no man has gone before". before?" In a lot of the seasons the Enterprise is acting as a rescue ship, going down to Earth for shore leave, or no more than a week or two away from a Federation Starbase. I know [=TN=]G and [=DS=]9 had wars and border conflicts and all that going on but would it have been so hard for other Federation ships to fight there battles and the flagship, (which is primarily an explorer ship mind you) to be ordered to go to the closest place in the Delta Quadrant or just send more than one ship to explore further out there?
21st Mar '16 12:10:26 PM Darth_Rasputin32898
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[[folder: They're the species that installed the screen door on their spacecraft!]]
* In "Redemption Part II," Lt. Commander Christopher "Racist Jerk" Hobson states to Data: "But no one would say that a Klingon would be a good counsellor, or that a Berellian could be an engineer. They're not suited." Isn't it a shame that we never meet the Berellians? A seemingly spacefaring species whose stereotypical trait is alleged to be a complete lack of engineering skills?
** Maybe they're like Pakleds?
** Heck I thought he said Bolian not Berellian.
*** Nope: Berellian. http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Berellian http://www.st-minutiae.com/academy/literature329/201.txt
** To be fair to the aforementioned Lt Racist he does genuinely have a point. Star Trek races are nearly always a Planet of Hats monoculture that all act in the exactly the same way unless we either have a very special episode or one of them becomes a regular character. All Ferengi are greedy, all Klingons are violent, all Cardassians are untrustworthy, all Vulcans are logical and up until this point in time all androids they have met have either been evil or blow up upon confronted by a Kirk speech. I would argue that in the context of the Trekverse he is far closer to a StrawmanHasAPoint.
*** Saying that, for instance, the general inclinations of Klingons makes it unlikely that one could be a ship's counsellor is one thing. Saying that one could never hold that role, and implicitly that you'd refuse to serve with said person, makes one a first class racist jerk.
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21st Mar '16 12:08:27 PM Darth_Rasputin32898
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* One trooper on the Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry headscratchers page suggested the possibility that turning off the artificial gravity before the attack messed with the concentration of dissolved gasses in the blood of the Klingons onboard. Just as human blood without oxygen is blue, Klingon blood with a different concentration of gasses is pink.

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* One trooper on the Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry headscratchers page suggested the possibility It's possible that turning off the artificial gravity before the attack messed with the concentration of dissolved gasses in the blood of the Klingons onboard. Just as human blood without oxygen is blue, Klingon blood with a different concentration of gasses is pink.
21st Mar '16 12:03:27 PM Darth_Rasputin32898
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