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*** Unjoined Trill apparently do have and use family names, as Ezri was Ezri Tigan before she became Ezri Dax.


At the 2018 Star Trek Convention, Patrick Stewart made a surprise appearance to announce that he would be returning to the role of Picard in a new CBS Access series. Information thus far is scarce, with him only sharing that it will be set 20 years after we last saw Picard in ''Nemesis'' (only four years more than the real time gap) and he'll be a changed man from his experiences in that time, and possibly won't even be a captain anymore. Keep an eye out for information to add to this spot!

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At the 2018 Star Trek Convention, Patrick Stewart made a surprise appearance to announce that he would be returning to the role of Picard in a new CBS Access series. Information thus far is scarce, with him only sharing that it will be set 20 years after we last saw Picard in ''Nemesis'' (only four three years more than the real time gap) and he'll be a changed man from his experiences in that time, and possibly won't even be a captain anymore. Keep an eye out for information to add to this spot!




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At the 2018 Star Trek Convention, Patrick Stewart made a surprise appearance to announce that he would be returning to the role of Picard in a new CBS Access series. Information thus far is scarce, with him only sharing that it will be set 20 years after we last saw Picard in ''Nemesis'' (only four years more than the real time gap) and he'll be a changed man from his experiences in that time, and possibly won't even be a captain anymore. Keep an eye out for information to add to this spot!
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''Star Trek'' is an iconic, [[LongRunners long-running]] science-fiction franchise with six live-action television series, an animated television series, and thirteen live-action movies spanning three generations of characters and six decades of television. And it's still going, with [[Series/{{StarTrekDiscovery}} a new series]] having been released late September 2017.

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''Star Trek'' is an iconic, [[LongRunners long-running]] science-fiction franchise with six live-action television series, an animated television series, and thirteen live-action movies spanning three generations of characters and six decades of television. And it's still going, with [[Series/{{StarTrekDiscovery}} a new series]] having been released late September 2017.
2017. Another new series was announced in August 2018 with Creator/PatrickStewart set to reprise his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.


* December 13, 2002 - '''''Film/StarTrekNemesis''''' (2379) -- The perpetually secretive Romulans make a surprising effort for peace, but, of course, their leader has much more devious intentions. Though written as a conscious homage to every part of the franchise that had preceded it, this film almost killed said franchise, being the only one to not make its money back at the box office.

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* December 13, 2002 - '''''Film/StarTrekNemesis''''' (2379) -- The perpetually secretive Romulans make a surprising effort for peace, but, of course, their leader has much more devious intentions. Though written as a conscious homage to every part of the franchise that had preceded it, this film almost killed said franchise, being the only one to not make its money [[https://www.creati-ve.com/ money]] back at the box office.


*** There are also a lot of parallels to UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan. As if Worf's passing reference to a "Klingon tea ceremony" in [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]], the whole [[PlanetOfHats racial obsession with]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy honor, combat, and dying with honor]], and their love of [[KatanasAreJustBetter big, fancy curved swords]] wasn't [[FeudalJapan blatant enough,]] in "The Sons of Mogh" Worf's dishonored brother comes to him for help with a Klingon ceremony that's essentially {{Seppuku}} [[AC: [[RecycledInSpace In Space]]]].

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*** There are also a lot of parallels to UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan.FeudalJapan. As if Worf's passing reference to a "Klingon tea ceremony" in [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]], the whole [[PlanetOfHats racial obsession with]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy honor, combat, and dying with honor]], and their love of [[KatanasAreJustBetter big, fancy curved swords]] wasn't [[FeudalJapan blatant enough,]] in "The Sons of Mogh" Worf's dishonored brother comes to him for help with a Klingon ceremony that's essentially {{Seppuku}} [[AC: [[RecycledInSpace In Space]]]].


*** As if Worf's passing reference to a "Klingon tea ceremony" in [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]], the whole [[PlanetOfHats racial obsession with]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy honor, combat, and dying with honor]], and their love of [[KatanasAreJustBetter big, fancy curved swords]] wasn't [[FeudalJapan blatant enough,]] in "The Sons of Mogh" Worf's dishonored brother comes to him for help with a Klingon ceremony that's essentially {{Seppuku}} [[AC: [[RecycledInSpace In Space]]]].

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*** There are also a lot of parallels to UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan. As if Worf's passing reference to a "Klingon tea ceremony" in [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]], the whole [[PlanetOfHats racial obsession with]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy honor, combat, and dying with honor]], and their love of [[KatanasAreJustBetter big, fancy curved swords]] wasn't [[FeudalJapan blatant enough,]] in "The Sons of Mogh" Worf's dishonored brother comes to him for help with a Klingon ceremony that's essentially {{Seppuku}} [[AC: [[RecycledInSpace In Space]]]].


* AlmightyJanitor: Boothby, the groundskeeper at Starfleet Academy. Played by Ray Walston of ''MyFavoriteMartian'' fame.

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* AlmightyJanitor: Boothby, the groundskeeper at Starfleet Academy. Played by Ray Walston of ''MyFavoriteMartian'' ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian'' fame.

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* AliensNeverInventedDemocracy:
** The human-led Federation is the only democratic power in the Galaxy, the others are:
** The Klingon Empire: A feudal oligarchy with the heads of the noble houses conforming the High Council and choosing a Chancellor. They use to have fully empowered Emperors who were successors of Kahless ([[CrystalDragonJesus their culture's Jesus]]) but the figure was abandoned some 200 years before the first series starts. A clone of Kahless was later named Emperor but with only decorative and religious functions.
** The Romulan Star Empire is technically a parliamentary republic, with the praetor seemingly equivalent to a prime minister. However, it's also very much a PoliceState where the major state security agency, the [[StateSec Tal Shiar]], wields significant political power: they station [[ThePoliticalOfficer political officers]] on naval vessels, and at two separate points in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', the vice-chair and chairman of the Tal Shiar also sit in the Senate.
** The Cardassian Union is a military dictatorship with a merely symbolic civil government. It has similarities with both Fascist and Soviet regimes. [[spoiler:In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E01E02TheWayOfTheWarrior The Way of the Warrior]]", a popular uprising overthrows the military government and restores power to the Detapa Council. Later the Dominion invades Cardassia and overthrows this government to install Gul Dukat as their puppet dictator.]]
** The Tzekethi Coalition: Its leader is named the Autarch, you make the math.
** The Dominion: Officially a Theocracy with the Founders (who are considered gods by their subjects) at the top, in reality an Ethnocracy with a species ruling collectively over the others in its Empire.
** The Borg Collective: It's an absolute monarchy or a classless collective society depending on how you see it. The Borg Queen rules over billions of mindless collectivized drones.
** The Ferengi Alliance: A Monarchy lead by the Grand Negus as the figurehead, all the rest of the administration is basically {{Corporatocracy}}.
** Bajor is technically a Republic with free elections to choose the First Minister once they got rid of the Cardassian occupation, yet its religious leader the Kai (equivalent to a Pope or Dalai Lama) has excessive amounts of power and at some point one of their Kais actually held both offices.
** The Orion Syndicate is TheMafia at the Galactic level, dedicated to all sorts of organized crime including slave trade and prostitution.
** Even before the existence of the Federation, ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' shows that the other founding members apart from humans were not that democratic; Vulcans were lead by the Vulcan High Command, essentially a Military junta, the Andorians were pretty militaristic and their state was described as the Andorian Empire.

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* EnclosedExtraterrestrials: The Breen who appear mostly in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': a race that is entirely hidden behind a suit and long-snouted helmet. Worf mentions that no-one has ever seen a Breen without the suit and lived to speak of it. The suit is known to be a refrigeration suit, regulating a cold environment for the wearer and the Breen are known to have no blood. The most common belief among the races of the Alpha Quadrant is that the Breen homeworld is a frozen wasteland which is why they need to wear refrigeration suits. However, Weyoun once refers to the Breen homeland as being quite comfortable, maintaining the mystery of the Breen and their suits. An Expanded Universe novel Zero Sum Game claims that the Breen wear the suit to promote equality between the different species of their Confederacy by forcing them all to have the same external appearance.


** Klingons love the letter K. ''The Original Series'' gave us the iconic triumvirate of Kang, Kor, Koloth, and Kahless; and the movies have Kruge, Klaa, Koord, and Gorkon. In the Expanded Universe, their home planet used to be called Klinzhai, but the official canon later renamed it Qonos (pronounced "Kronos", with a K sound).

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** Klingons love the letter K. ''The Original Series'' gave us the iconic triumvirate of Kang, Kor, Koloth, and as well as their culture's founder Kahless; and the movies have Kruge, Klaa, Koord, and Gorkon. In the Expanded Universe, their home planet used to be called Klinzhai, but the official canon later renamed it Qonos (pronounced "Kronos", with a K sound).


** The Animated Series episode "The Slaver Weapon" imports Creator/LarryNiven's Kzinti, and claims that Earth fought and won ''four separate wars'' with them a full two hundred years ago.

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** The Animated Series episode "The Slaver Weapon" imports [[CanonImmigrant imports]] Creator/LarryNiven's Kzinti, and claims that Earth fought and won ''four separate wars'' with them a full two hundred years ago. ago.

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** The Animated Series episode "The Slaver Weapon" imports Creator/LarryNiven's Kzinti, and claims that Earth fought and won ''four separate wars'' with them a full two hundred years ago.


** One of the most notable examples, if only because they were used so regularly for a while, is the Life Support Belt tech from the Animated Series. Of course, the Animated Series was considered officially non-canon for many years, but it's still surprising that the ExpandedUniverse materials don't use it more often, since they would frequently cite other elements from the Animated Series.

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** One of the most notable examples, if only because they were it was used so regularly for a while, is the Life Support Belt tech from the Animated Series. Series. Of course, the Animated Series was considered officially non-canon for many years, but it's still surprising that the ExpandedUniverse materials don't use it more often, since they would frequently cite other elements from the Animated Series.

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