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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nagilum, crystalline entity, home dimension
crystalline entity, home dimension, parallel dimension: Hello John - I agree with you there. I don t know if the Crystalline Entity had sufficient power to actually kill Nagilum, but agree that if Nagilum were subjected to enough damage (perhaps by an army of Crystaline Entities) he could be killed. It was...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Odo, forcefield, superior mind
forcefield, superior mind, thought patterns: Hey John - Yeah, that is a guess about Odo. We know that Spock was able to mind meld with a Kelvan for only a short period of time because the creature s mind was superior to Spock s own and thus too much for the Vulcan to handle. I am guessing that...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, star trek universe, energy beings
star trek universe, energy beings, ds9 episode: Hi John - I had always thought Q was capable of time travel, though many fans debate this point. All number of Trek fans believe that Q s (or Quinn s) time travels were actually elaborate illusions created by them to make a point. My personal...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q and numbers, star trek universe, organians
star trek universe, organians, infinite distance: Hello again John - Yes, I would say that is entirely possible. Were Q able to affect each other at all the Continuum could have simply altered Quinn s memories and prevented his need to end his own life. Similarly, Q probably wouldn t have had so much...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Space creatures, star trek character, fiction venues
star trek character, fiction venues, crystalline entity: Hi John - I think Nagilum might be part of a race of beings similar to himself albeit from another dimensional plane. My opinion is that the Edo god is probably one of a kind, but the Crystalline Entity is probably a member of an extinct species but...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Star Trek TOS, romulan homeworld, energy production facility
romulan homeworld, energy production facility, captain picard: Hey Peter - 1) Sometime before the TOS time period the Federation had a war with the Romulan Empire. As part of the Treaty of Algeron that ended that conflict, the Federation agreed not to develop cloaking technology. The in story reason is that the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Alien choice, galaxy class starship, crystalline entity
galaxy class starship, crystalline entity, class ships: Hey John - Well if we re pretending can I be the Admiral of a fleet of Galaxy Class ships??? J/K Wow, complicated question. If I had to choose one alien to compliment the crew you describe I would pick an El-Aurian oddly enough. Even though they are...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Apollo, detective mind, lightning bolts
detective mind, lightning bolts, organians: Hello again John - A) I think the Cytherians would be bored with the whole situation and be able to fairly quickly devise a technological means to circumvent Apollo s abilities. B) The Metrons would probably be concerned and teleport Apollo to some distant...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armus, Apollo, fan fiction story, remarkable similarity
fan fiction story, remarkable similarity, armus: Hi John - I think Q would be amused by Armus and would taunt him until he got bored and then snap his fingers and do something horrible to the creature. He d probably reverse Armus molecular cohesion or something just to torture him. Something similar...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Borg, five hundred years, memory cells
five hundred years, memory cells, natural immunity: Hi John - Given all the time in the world the Borg probably could not totally assimilate Species 8472. I am not as conversant with Voyager as with ST:NG and ST: DS9 but I seem to recall that 8472 had some type of natural immunity to Borg nanoprobes that...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Borg, warp 9, metal hull
warp 9, metal hull, borg cube: Hi John - I think he could! Though the level of Superman s strength has varied in the comic books, at times he has been shown to life an entire skyscraper, which I think gives him sufficient strength to tear through the metal hull of the Enterprise. ...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Borg assimlation, 3d chess game, star trek voyager
3d chess game, star trek voyager, dimensional entity: Hello again Peter - From what we ve seen of the Borg they assimilate the knowledge of their victims, but not their psychological traits. We know they ve assimilated Klingons (for example) but that doesn t make the Borg value Klingon codes of honor. We...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Breen, deep space nine, hirogen
deep space nine, hirogen, species 8472: Hi John - I think it would take Data a while to free himself as he wouldn t have much leverage to work with. Even if he and Species 8472 were the same level of strength, he would eventually work his way free because he doesn t tire and can exert a consistent...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Captains, jem hadar, star trek nemesis
jem hadar, star trek nemesis, endless patience: Hi John - Oh no! I ll give you my personal opinions, but beware! The debate about which Captain is the best at nearly anything has plagued Trekdom since the first episode of Next Gen! Anyway, here goes in MY OPINION: Kirk is probably the best hand-to-hand...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Command, encounter at farpoint, borg queen
encounter at farpoint, borg queen, formal protest: Hi John - Given the military chain of command in Starfleet Worf would be obligated to obey any commands/orders given to him by Riker and/or Data. He could register a formal protest in the official ship s log and indicate that he was obeying their orders...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Crystalline Entity, star trek books, crystalline entity
star trek books, crystalline entity, lirpa: Hey John - Question 1 - It depends on what kind of power source Apollo s temple utilizes. If it is some type of electro-magnetic power system then the Entity would have no problem eating Apollo. If not I think the two would be pretty evenly matched...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cytherian, quantum physics, memory and brain
quantum physics, memory and brain, human shell: Hi John - Yep I am guessing about the Metrons based on their abilities and the fact that the Metron that Kirk talked to said his physical appearance was actually some form of avatar. 2) I think the Cytherians and the augments from DS9 could answer in...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cytherian, primitive technologies, safe assumption
primitive technologies, safe assumption, human zoo: Hi John - I think that s a safe assumption. The Cytherians showed enormous knowledge of the capabilities of more primitive technologies and ways to augment them that even the experts had never thought of. They also were able to quickly figure out the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, distinct physical advantage, borg drone
distinct physical advantage, borg drone, would like your opinion: Hey John - So, level with me, Data is your favorite ST character isn t he? (I kinda like em too!) Anyway, I think the Rock, the Conundrum Alien, and an Excalbian could probably last longer than a minute in a wrestling match with Data because of their...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, crystalline entity, memory alpha
crystalline entity, memory alpha, energy beings: Hi John - Yep Data is an awesome character and Brent Spiner did a fantastic job with him! You re right I did mention stamina and those are excellent points about Quinn. What I meant was that, even with his physical skills increased Quinn was still human...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data + mom, and other things..., star trek tng, star trek series
star trek tng, star trek series, holographic image: Hi Peter - The chip was put in before she left Soong and had some type of memory building component. While Julia Tainer couldn t access it, I think the Noonien hologram was something of an android within an android if you ll forgive the analogy as it...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data/Superman, solar radiation, kryptonian
solar radiation, kryptonian, copy of a copy: Hi John - That is a great analogy. Superman s power is off the scale so to speak and Data hitting him in the chest wouldn t do much to him. Superman has shown (depending on which source you look at) the ability to withstand the explosive power of a...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Difficult, god question, trelane
god question, trelane, energy beings: Hi John - It s possible the projection could have been a hologram and I am guessing based on what the Metron said that they were once human-like entities who evolved into energy forms. That is just a guess based on reading and watching a lot of sci fi,...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Doctors, genetic enhancements, unconventional solutions
genetic enhancements, unconventional solutions, worf: Hey Guy - Most proficient hmmmm, depends on how you define proficient but I can tell you that if I had an ailment and had to go see one of them I would go to McCoy. Bashir is highly intelligent thanks to his genetic enhancements, and is certainly a gifted...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Douwd, sub atomic particles, quantum level
sub atomic particles, quantum level, hologram: Hi John - Yeah I would say that scenario could happen. Both the Douwd and Nagilum showed massive powers that operated on the quantum level so, I wouldn t argue too much with the assumption that a Douwd could destroy Naglium. 1) That is a good catch!...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ferengi, masters of universe, wrestling match
masters of universe, wrestling match, physical advantage: Hi John - On average a Talosian is slightly taller, mostly because of their enlarged cranium and the fact that it bulges upwards instead of out to the side like a Ferengi. In a wrestling match however the Ferengi would win. Talosian bodies are extremely...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Half Star Trek (difficult), star trek books, series lexx
star trek books, series lexx, phoenix force: Hey John - Not a problem, I am happy to speculate for you! In the Dr. Who series there are beings called the White and Black Guardians that are at least at powerful as Q and are repudiated to have created entire universes. The Phoenix Force entity...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Kelvans, biological organisms, wrestling match
biological organisms, wrestling match, nanites: Hello John - I would guess that, in a contest of fleets, the Borg would be able to defeat the Kelvans. The Kelvans as biological organisms would be vulnerable to assimilation (conversion) by Borg Nanites and, once even a single one was assimilated, the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Miscellaneous, star trek universe, magic creatures
star trek universe, magic creatures, distant galaxies: Hi John - In the Star Trek universe Q and possibly the Metrons are the only entities that I can think of that could defeat Superman. The Cytherians might be able to synthesize some type of Kryptonite weapon, but in a purely physical contest I don t think...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Opinion, naomi wildman, delta quadrant
naomi wildman, delta quadrant, secret model: Hi John - Well a lot of people disagree with me and think Voyager was the best of the spin offs. My opinion was that the show was sub par and started the downward trend that eventually led to Enterprise s cancellation, but again, just an opinion. Seven...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, star trek universe, john de lancie
star trek universe, john de lancie, capt picard: Hey John - Yep, it s just a guess on Data but I think his systems would fight the assimilation process up to the point where they no longer functioned, effectively killing him. 1) Q looks at humans (or at least Capt. Picard) like a favorite pet. My...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, energy matrix, difficulty believing that
energy matrix, difficulty believing that, gary mitchell: Hi John - Thanks! I didn t know if that made much sense but it was the only thing I could think of off the top of my head! Yeah a contest between Q and the Edo God is a tough one. I assume from the things Q has said that he is trans-dimensional as...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Spock, artificial lifeforms, turbolift doors
artificial lifeforms, turbolift doors, hey john: Hey John - That is an amazing skill Mr. Spock has isn t it? Believe it or not there are real people here on Earth who can do the exact same thing. I went to graduate school with an individual who never carried a watch, but who could always tell what...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Star Trek universe war., star trek universe, voyager series
star trek universe, voyager series, klingon empire: Hi Peter - Wow that would be an extraordinary conflict! Hmmmmm.....If the Dominion (from DS9) was around I would say they would have a pretty good shot at dominating nearly everyone with the possible exception of the Borg. The Founders of the Dominion...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: "Superior" Lifeforms, complicated question, armus
complicated question, armus, metron: Hi John - Excellent question! The beings you mention, in addition to their superior physical and mental skills, also seem to have a heightened arrogance and conviction in their own superiority and sovereign right to impose their will on other beings. ...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: star trek, cirtificate, mint condition
cirtificate, mint condition, star trek: Hi Trevor - Unfortunately I don t know anything about the values of certain Star Trek items. My recommendation would be to try one of the site experts on media antiques and see what they say or if they can point you in the right direction. If you can...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Admiral Quinn, humor on, math ability
humor on, math ability, crystalline entity: Hi John - 1) I think the Augments could mentally process information from reading as fast as Data but don t know if they could physically turn the pages as fast as he could. If they were reading information on a scrolling computer screen I think they...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armus, lwaxana troi, auto destruct
lwaxana troi, auto destruct, shuttlecraft: Hi John - I m guessing here but if the Allasomorph s molecular structure were absolutely identical to a Husnock, then she should die as well. If there were even subtle differences in her molecular structure, the Douwd s powers might not be fatal, but if...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cytherian, thinking center, physical capabilities
thinking center, physical capabilities, wrestling match: Hello again John - Yeah, that s a tough one as we weren t too familiar with Barclay s physical capabilities when he was enhanced. Given his incredibly advanced knowledge however he might be able to figure out a way to, I dunno, throw something at Data...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cytherian, internal skeletons, exo skeleton
internal skeletons, exo skeleton, efficiency rate: Hi John - I think a Cytherian would have no trouble figuring out the engineering involved in lifting any amount of weight, though I doubt they could physically (without aid) do it. Now I don t have any problem believing a Cytherian could build some type...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cytherians, alien lifeform, warp speeds
alien lifeform, warp speeds, particle fountain: Hi John - The only problem with increasing the speed of the ship is the vessel would have to drop out of subspace to activate the transporters as they don t work well at full impulse or Warp speeds. 2) That Ruk android looked pretty tough to me and the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cytherians, warp velocities, john lore
warp velocities, john lore, hi john: Hi John - Lore has the same emotions and emotional instincts as a human being and he can often use that to his advantage against his emotionless brother. I think Data believes on some level that Lore is just like him and he is constantly surprised...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cytherians/Enhanced-Barclay, voyager crew, dominion war
voyager crew, dominion war, brain power: Hi John - Question 1: From what we saw in the episode the Cytherians appeared to be able to communicate verbally and learned English and extrapolated engineering concepts into English pretty easily. Given that, I would guess that they could do the same...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, mental capabilities, element of surprise
mental capabilities, element of surprise, wrestling match: Hey John - You ask the most thought provoking questions! Something in the virus that affected the crew of the Enterprise was able to interfere with Data s positronic matrix and cause him to be intoxicated. I would guess that, given the similarity his...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, human social interaction, voyager episode
human social interaction, voyager episode, stomach area: Hi John - Sorry to hear about the boredom, but I do love to answer questions! 1) Riker was most likely just being polite in inviting Data. Plus, a large percentage of human social interaction and conversation takes place during a meal, so he may have...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, commander riker, target practice
commander riker, target practice, lance burton: Hi John - Though Guinan is an incredible shot I gotta believe there is no way she could beat Data. Even with her eagle eyes and alien musculature, she must be subject to the occasional tremor and/or having her aim affected by her mood, fatigue, etc. Data...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, armus, medical files
armus, medical files, holo: Hi John - Yes, Data could learn medicine in a matter of hours given his photographic memory. Paris would be subject to the normal trouble(s) humans have went learning new things an certainly could learn the skills necessary to be a good doctor, but it...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, encounter at farpoint, hail of bullets
encounter at farpoint, hail of bullets, sensory signals: Hi John - A)In a straight up physical fight with no external circumstances I would say that the T-800 would win. In the real world where Data could use his external environment and his vastly superior tactical mind to his advantage I would say Data would...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Edo god, little snippets, doubtful species
little snippets, doubtful species, god question: Hi John - Most of what I know about the Prophets is based on small snippets in the DS9 show and the novels, which as you know are not canon. My feeling was that the Prophets have the ability to see and sense beyond linear time, in effect seeing all points...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Energy creatures, energy matrix, energy blasts
energy matrix, energy blasts, lifting weights: Hi John - Exactly! The amount of weight they could lift is dependent on their energy matrix and how much force it can generate. I agree totally with your conclusion! If the Douwd or Organian tried to life more weight than their energy matrix would...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: episode?, dr crusher, lieutenant junior grade
dr crusher, lieutenant junior grade, artificial heart: The name of the episode that you are referring to is Tapestry from the 6th Season. It was where Picard s heart stopped and he died, only to reappear in an afterlife controlled by Q. Q granted Picard s wish to correct the mistakes of his youth, which...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Fights, reginald barclay, wrestling match
reginald barclay, wrestling match, borg cube: Hi John - That first one is a toughie! Given that Nagilum, Evans and Mitchell showed the ability to affect matter on the quantum level, and the Traveler s ability to mentally focus and manipulate energy and time, I would say that Team 2 would easily...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hologram doc, tall apollo, lewis zimmerman
tall apollo, lewis zimmerman, flashlight beam: Hi John - In regards to the holo-doc, some approximation of the person s appearance would have to be in the ship s computer or stored in the memory of his mobile emitter. If an alien beamed on board the ship, their biological data would be stored in the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: holo doc, massive radiation, memory files
massive radiation, memory files, ardra: Hi John - Yes, if they were transported to a sun the gravity and light would destroy the two (at least the doc) immediately. Even if the Doc wasn t in his solid state, the massive radiation, gravity and plasma would disrupt his holographic matrix easily....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nagilum, delta quadrant, dimensional plane
delta quadrant, dimensional plane, flings: Hello John - That sounds like a reasonable assumption to me! I would guess that Nagilum is somehow confined to his own dimensional plane and that was why he had to bring objects (and people) into his dimension in order to study them. That s a good...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nagilum, theoretical resources, s trap
theoretical resources, s trap, auto destruct: Hi John - Hmmm, my guess would be that Nagilum is projecting an image on to Picard s computer rather than entering our dimension. If I project my image on a screen, I don t change dimensions, yet I could appear as though I was entering your living room...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Odo, nasty character, species 8472
nasty character, species 8472, internal organs: Hi John - Odo has one heck of an advantage against Quinn in that he doesn t have any bones to bruise, internal organs to traumatize or skin to split. If the Changeling wanted to get really nasty I believe he could form blades out of his arms (like the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Power play aliens, neurological signals, deanna troi
neurological signals, deanna troi, tamarians: Hi again John - The exact mechanism of how the Paxans and Power Play aliens take over a host is a mystery to me. I would guess that they are primarily energy beings of some type and can somehow interfere with the standard neurological signals that a host...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, doctor bashir, brain data
doctor bashir, brain data, canon sources: Hi John - I agree that Data would win hands down. Generally a computer (or computerized intelligence) can immediately locate and process information faster than a human mind. Type a question into a search engine and ask a person at the same time, and the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, natural skin tone, amanda rogers
natural skin tone, amanda rogers, starfleet academy: Hi John - 1) My guess is that Q probably would feel like you or I do when we have to put a beloved pet to sleep. People react differently to that situation but I think Q might have a few days of feeling badly, but would continue on his merry way without...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, dr crusher, arm motions
dr crusher, arm motions, brain chemicals: Hi John - 1) A) I don t think a hypospray could affect Armus as he had no vital organs, circulatory system, or brain chemicals for the medicine inside it to alter. B) Same thing with Odo. Typically the medicine injected into a victim causes alterations...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, star trek history, humanoid creatures
star trek history, humanoid creatures, voyager episode: Hello John - I think that, since Q is not bound by any true humanoid physicality, its entirely possible that he could have interacted with Organians, Douwds, Changelings and possibly even beings from different dimensional planes. 2) I dunno I think the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, apparent contradictions, apparent contradiction
apparent contradictions, apparent contradiction, voyager episode: Hey John - Glad to help! Those are excellent observations about the apparent contradictions depicted with Q. Typically Q s abilities were whatever the writers of a particular episode needed at the time. As more time passed Q s original concept as...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Spock, star trek universe, bajoran prophets
star trek universe, bajoran prophets, gene roddenberry: Hi John - My understanding was that the Traveler needed a ship in order to travel. However, in Season Seven we saw him able to withstand Wesley s Crusher s ability to pull himself out of time , so that episode completely blew away my opinions on his abilities....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armus, superior powers, hi john
superior powers, hi john, haskell: Hi John - Yes, Apollo can die. The T-800 (to me at least) looked to be much more durable than Data and stronger. The Terminator also showed an willingness to sacrifice itself to eliminate an enemy combatant (such as the T-800 model did against the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armus, question rank, tank data
question rank, tank data, best of both worlds: Yuck! Hang in there I worked nights myself for many years! I feel your pain! Okay - Your statement about matter and anti-matter is exactly correct, so, therefore, the superior ship would have to unleash enough anti-matter equivalent to, or in excess of...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: assimilation, tos crew members, borg queen
tos crew members, borg queen, c tos: Hey John - (Did you really send this question in at 4:14AM? Get some sleep buddy!) They Cytherians seemed to have an extensive knowledge of humanoid biology, sufficient enough for them to modify their technology so that it could interface with Lieutenant...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Borg, dyson sphere, best of both worlds
dyson sphere, best of both worlds, tractor beam: Hi John - I seem to recall that Odo can separate himself when in his natural (liquid) form and reintegrate the pieces. Assuming Nagilum didn t attempted to move or phase himself into another dimension, I think the force of the door closing could...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Crystalline Entity, jordan babe, crystalline entity
jordan babe, crystalline entity, organians: Hey John - Ask as many questions as you like, yours are always so thought provoking and force me to think in directions I havenít before! Okay Question #1 - I do believe that whatever part the Edo God had sticking in our dimension could be damaged....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cytherian, command decision, kryptonian
command decision, kryptonian, bugs bunny: In a Zakdorn/Cytherian conflict like you describe I would think the Zakdorn would have the upper hand at the beginning, but only until the Cytherians learned their enemy s tactics and strategies and adapted. In the end I would think the Cytherians could adapt...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cytherian, personality quirks, mindless drones
personality quirks, mindless drones, valid assumption: Hello John - Nagilum seemed pretty far removed from the humanoid sphere of influence. I would bet the Augments, the Think Tank and the Borg could achieve a greater understanding of Nagilum, but he would largely remain a mystery. A) I think Data could...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cytherians, jake sisko, ds9 episode
jake sisko, ds9 episode, technological advances in medicine: Hey John - That is an excellent question. The Cytherians were a very interesting race whose technological advances in medicine alone could have been of great benefit to the Federation. Unfortunately we only got to see them in one lone episode and they...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, dyson sphere, borg cube
dyson sphere, borg cube, borg collective: Hi John - Yes, I think the engineer s name was Shimoda or something like that. I think your guess is as good an explanation as any. What probably happened is Riker didn t want Shimoda interfering with Data s progress and undoing anything he d already...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, arnold rimmer, mobile emitter
arnold rimmer, mobile emitter, projection capabilities: Hey John - I think Worf would have no trouble beating Tyson in a regulation boxing match. Depending on which source you use Klingons are two to three times stronger than humans and have redundant biological systems that allow them to shrug off injury, ignore...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, path of least resistance, delta quadrant
path of least resistance, delta quadrant, external power source: Hey John - Gonna get me in trouble?? Whichever I say the fans of the other will track me down and attack! LOL! Okay I am gonna say Janeway because I think she constantly chose the more difficult path, rather than the path of least resistance. Chakotay...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data/Odo, artificial fibers, hydraulic properties
artificial fibers, hydraulic properties, car train: Hi John - I think with Data s greater speed and the hydraulic properties of his legs (which prop him up) that the ninja s would be hard pressed to actually knock Data down to the ground. I m not sure of the voltage generally put out by an electric chair,...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Enterprise, superman darkseid, maximum warp
superman darkseid, maximum warp, star trek the motion picture: Hi John - Each time Flash and Superman have taken each other on, the conflict has resulted in what I would define of as a tie. That always seemed a cop out to me, as, even as fast as Superman is, the Flash is faster. To put it simply, Flash could...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: energy creatures, poison ivy batman, sewer tunnels
poison ivy batman, sewer tunnels, s matrix: Hi John - Exactly! I think the Krenim could blast Nagilum with all the phaser power (or their equivalent) on their ship and it wouldn t make a difference. If they used their chronometric weapons though, they could erase his existence before it even...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nagilum, remote transmission, no doubt
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nagilum, remote transmission, no doubt, emptiness

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Guardian, organians, crystalline entity
organians, crystalline entity, memory alpha: Hi John - Well it looks like I contradicted myself! Energy cannot be created or destroyed it can only be changed from one form to another. For that reason I think that the Organians physical forms can never truly be destroyed, but perhaps their energy...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lal, environmental stimulus, alien creatures
environmental stimulus, alien creatures, human emotions: Hey John - Other than the ones you mention I can t think of any! Extra dimensional indicates (to me at least) a realm beyond the dimensional constraints (Like space/time) that seem to dominate things in this universe. I think we only know of Nagilum...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nagilum, star trek encyclopedia, freedom power
star trek encyclopedia, freedom power, home dimension: Hi John - You re exactly right in that the Enterprise s computers did not understand what they were seeing when the void containing Nagilum was scanned. Since whatever it is that makes up Nagilum and the void is un-identifiable, the read outs registered...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nagilum, voyager episode, quantum level
voyager episode, quantum level, tom paris: Hey John - Hmmmm, each of the entities you mention has shown some incredibly advanced type of ability to affect space/time and/or energy on the quantum level so I would guess that each could figure out a way around the intense gravitational forces generated...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Odo, smart pilot, jello mold
smart pilot, jello mold, crystalline entity: Hey John - I think Odo can feel pain from burns, sonic pulses that irritate his equivalent of an auditory nerve, and massive energy discharges. Those things tend to work at a molecular level. Things at a physical level, I don t think would bother him...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, bajoran prophets, organians
bajoran prophets, organians, crystalline entity: Hi John - That is an awesome example about the energy creatures! I love it! Okay, that is an interesting observation about Q and Janeway. I am not entirely sure why, with an entire universe of other options, Q would pick Janeway to mate with. There...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: regular cast member playing multiple rolls, star trek the next generation, brent spiner
star trek the next generation, brent spiner, lt commander: Hi Issac - My best guess is that you are referring to the twelfth espisode of Season One entitled Datalore. In that episode Brent Spiner plays his regular role of Lt. Commander Data, an additional role as Data s brother Lore, and as a holographic representation...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Think Tank, mutual annihilation, mutual cooperation
mutual annihilation, mutual cooperation, mutual destruction: Hi John - Hmmm, I think such a conflict would have galactic implications, but would have to go with the Cytherians. Even though the Krenim had chronometric weaponry, their isolationism and purist type policies strike me as the marks of a socially immature...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Tinman, warp speeds, crystalline entity
warp speeds, crystalline entity, romulan vessel: Hi again John - Based on the evidence presented in the episodes I would bet the Crystalline Entity is the more powerful of the two. Thus, in a conflict between the two I would bet on the Entity. It was remarked in the episode of the same name that Gomtu...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Worf, jem hadar, star trek series
jem hadar, star trek series, hand to hand combat: Hi John - Yeah, Yoda was able to lift Luke s X-Wing fighter from the swamps of Dagobah without much effort, but I can t believe he could toss around a planet sized object. If that was possible he would have easily beaten the Emperor in Revenge of the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Admiral Quinn, miles o brien, phaser blasts
miles o brien, phaser blasts, alien question: Hi John - My temptation is to say that Admiral Quinn would win in that type of conflict. O Brien s body was enhanced by the Power Play alien but my feeling is that the alien would leave the host if it suffered too much damage, in order to keep from dying...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Apollo, tall apollo, god apollo
tall apollo, god apollo, insect kingdom: Hey John - Sorry about that, was looking at these early this morning and hadn t been to Starbucks yet! I think the Edo God would ignore Apollo and anything he requested unless or until the Edo people came under threat. If Apollo asked the Edo to worship...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Borg, klingon commander, hand to hand combat
klingon commander, hand to hand combat, collective consciousness: Hello again John - Yes I think the episode you refer to is called Day of the Dove in which Kirk and the Klingon commander Kang cease hostilities in order to deprive the energy creature controlling them of its sustenance . Question 1: My guess is that...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Crystalline Entity, brain patterns, crystalline entity
brain patterns, crystalline entity, pilot episode: Hey John - I completely forgot about that, good catch! Apparently the Entity does have some intelligence after all. It s been so long sense I saw that episode that I was going from memory and sometimes the old noggin isn t as reliable as it used to be....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cytherians, crystalline entity, energy beings
crystalline entity, energy beings, collective consciousness: Hi John - A) I think the Cytherians could reprogram Odo s mind. His thought patterns would be very similar to those of a Bajoran or human since he was essentially raised within those two cultures. Given that, the Cytherian probe should have little trouble...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cytherians, crystalline entity, case question
crystalline entity, case question, borg cube: Hey John - My guess is that the discussion in question took place off screen and that somehow Riker figured it out from the information he had available. Sometimes the writers will circumvent such things in order to make the episode fit into the time...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, jason vorhees, strongest man in the world
jason vorhees, strongest man in the world, herman munster: Hey John - I m not too familiar with Herman Munster s capabilities but I believe he was based on the Frankenstein monster that was constructed using body parts from deceased individuals, animated with lightning. If that is the case, (in the world of...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, dune buggy, tasha yar
dune buggy, tasha yar, logical assumption: Hi John - I would assume the Think Tank was destroyed, but with their level of intelligence I could see a clever writer finding a way to bring them back. After all Tasha Yar was killed and managed to find her way back to ST:NG, along with her half Romulan...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, bones in the human body, those bones
bones in the human body, those bones, chest height: Hey John - Overload away, that s what I m here for! I love Data too and he is one of my favorite characters in Star Trek! I think he could punch an average human s head off. Believe it or not, given sufficient strength, that is not really that hard...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, cranial trauma, wink of an eye
cranial trauma, wink of an eye, century computer: Hi John - Hmmmmm......I think Data probably could destroy Nomad in a similar fashion. Nomad seemed to be pretty durable, but given Data s greater speed I think he could probably outmaneuver the probe. Question 2: I think it would probably take two...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, predator camouflage, arnold schwartzenegger
predator camouflage, arnold schwartzenegger, physical threat: Hey John - Robocop has the advantage of durability, but all that armor severely limits his speed. I think Data could run around Robocop with a hydrospanner and unscrew the police officer s parts before Robocop could do very much. Even if Robocop managed...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, freddy kreuger, hunting knives
freddy kreuger, hunting knives, booby traps: Hi John - I think Data would have put Kivas Fajo into some type of hold (full nelson, arm bar etc.) and/or used him as a hostage or human shield against Fajo s people and tried to make his way to a shuttlecraft or communication s console to contact the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Difficult question, delta quadrants, gamma quadrant
delta quadrants, gamma quadrant, delta quadrant: Hey John - Hmmm, I can give you my opinion but, since I am not as familiar with Voyager as I am with the other shows it will be a very biased one! From what we ve seen in the show my best guess is that the Alpha Quadrant has the most powerful combined...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Doc, physical brain, delicate operations
physical brain, delicate operations, time span: Hey John - That is a great observation about the Doc. The only thing I can think of is that his neural processor (brain) cannot process the information necessary to perform delicate operations in a sufficient enough time span to allow him to move at near...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Doctor, voyager episode, mobile emitter
voyager episode, mobile emitter, jeffries tube: Hi John - I haven t seen that episode of Voyager but it seems kind of strange to me that radiation could affect the Doc s mobile emitter (constructed with 29th century technology) and not the other instruments and computers within the Voyager. Taking...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Dukat, female crew member, sally kellerman
female crew member, sally kellerman, crystalline entity: Hello John - I am guessing based on the interactions that Sisko had with the Prophets that the Pah-Wraiths had similar characteristics and could therefore extend their senses beyond linear time. If that is the case then Dukat could plan and execute pre-emptive...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Graves, borg drone, star trek first contact
borg drone, star trek first contact, massive creatures: Hi John - Sorry about that, I agree with your assessment. The Borg have been portrayed inconsistently in the shows and movies. In Best of Both Worlds one drone easily took down Worf, but in Star Trek: First Contact he was taking them out right and...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hirogen, borg cube, exercise in futility
borg cube, exercise in futility, hunting party: Hi John - Most species that hunt do so because they think they have a better than even chance of capturing their prey. While many hunters love a challenge, I donít think the Hirogen are necessarily suicidal in their hunts and weigh the risks of tracking...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hologram Doc, worst case scenario, holodeck program
worst case scenario, holodeck program, mental capabilities: Hi John - 1. It depends on what the Doc ment by superior. In terms of physical and mental capabilities he can compute faster and is physically stronger and able to perform repeated tasks without tiring. In terms of emotional understanding and thinking...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: One-hit wonders, organians, intelligent races
organians, intelligent races, credible threat: Hi John - Even with the combined might of all the individuals you mention, I think they would have a hard time presenting a credible threat to Q. Q has shown the abilities to travel easily across galaxies, and even through time (back to the beginning...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nagilum, gamma quadrant, lt worf
gamma quadrant, lt worf, space creatures: Hey John - I don t think the Edo god or Nagilum have to rely on weaponry to achieve their goals. Given their physical (for lack of a better word) capabilities, I don t think they would waste time with constructs (technological or otherwise) that could...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Odo, ds9 books, heckuva
ds9 books, heckuva, radical changes: Hello again John - A similar situation happened in one of the DS9 books and the sliced off portion just died while the regular Odo eventually regenerated the lost mass. Not a whole heckuva lot has been explained about Odo s physicality as far as the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: phasers, injection ports, mirror universe
injection ports, mirror universe, miniscule fraction: Hey John - (You d make a good Starfleet officer, excellent observational skills!) Yeah I would say that s accurate. Typically Starfleet protocol mandates phasers be used on the lightest setting possible when encountering unknown organisms so they were...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, memory banks, armus
memory banks, armus, offensive behavior: Hi John - I think Apollo probably would but Armus seemed pretty driven and singular in his thinking so with him I m not so sure. Question 2: You re correct! The Doc is simply a solidified projection of photons held together by force fields. The...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Species 8472, biological organisms, species 8472
biological organisms, species 8472, sophisticated culture: Hey John - That does seem to be a contradiction. A possible explanation is that Tuvok s telepathic skills are more advanced because he is a full blooded Vulcan and because he completed Kohlinar training. Spock underwent Kohlinar training as well, but...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: star trek putter 1993 vintage, star trek uss enterprise, star trek next generation
star trek uss enterprise, star trek next generation, star trek the next generation: Hi Tom - I asked around to a few of the other Star Trek experts on the site and none of us has much more information than what you already have. There are two experts in the Sports/Recreation - Golf section of the All Experts site named Ken Tannar and...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Traveler, physical capability, species 8472
physical capability, species 8472, wrestling match: Hey John - Wow that first question is a tough one. Taking a wild guess at it I would say that Species 8472 simply because Apollo would not have the knowledge to effectively disable a member of that race, but Species 8472 could possibly know how to fight...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Worf, species 8472, tactical knowledge
species 8472, tactical knowledge, klingon: Hi John - Wow that first match would be something to see indeed. My guess is that the early Klingon creature would have characteristics analogous to its present day Klingon descendants. If that is true the creature should have the multiple organ systems...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Apollo, tall apollo, dr bashir
tall apollo, dr bashir, dr mccoy: Hey John - Hmmmm.....my guess is that Apollo s physical form is very similar to a human being, based on Dr. McCoy s assessment that Apollo and his people were similar save for an extra organ in their chests that allowed them their godlike abilities. If...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armus, memory alpha, negative emotions
memory alpha, negative emotions, betazoid: Hi John - I would think Armus would try to manipulate Superman simply because he is a being driven by hate, despair and a host of other negative emotions. Armus was also very lonely and, I would think, would try to keep Superman around the only way he...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Communicators, communicator pins, subspace communications
communicator pins, subspace communications, warp 9: Hi John - Hmmm, I don t think the Borg would all fall down as they would most likely consider Data s actions to be a threat. We know from ST: First Contact and various episodes that the Borg tend to ignore visitors unless they consider them a threat. ...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, alien biology, losing consciousness
alien biology, losing consciousness, periodic rest: Hi John - We know from the TOS episode he was in the Apollo tires and requires periodic rest periods to refresh himself. Data does not tire so I would think, after a prolonged stalemate, that Data would eventually win in a wrestling match between the two....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, space time continuum, acute senses
space time continuum, acute senses, organians: Hey John - If Data could somehow get the leverage he would need I don t have any problem believing he could exert enough force to break the dinosaur s neck. According to Memory Alpha the Guardian was constructed of an unknown quasi-metallic substance...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, symbiont organism, hand to hand combat
symbiont organism, hand to hand combat, energy beams: Hi John - Even with his powers I don t think Apollo could match the speeds Data is capable of. Also, his body in humanoid form would have some vulnerabilities, even if the structure of his internal organs was different that a human being. For example,...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, muscle efficiency, hand to hand combat
muscle efficiency, hand to hand combat, artificial muscles: Hi John - Yeah, I think a steamroller would do it. If his head (containing his positronic brain) were steamrolled, his critical components would be flattened beyond all repair causing Data to, in effect, die. I think Data probably could beat Worf in...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, cranial cavity, extreme stress
cranial cavity, extreme stress, head butt: Hey John - I think Flint could shrink the parts of the Edo God that exist in this dimension, but the areas that don t would probably act to defend the greater being. So, while Flint may be physically capable of such an act, I don t think the Edo God would...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, playing chess, correct stance
playing chess, correct stance, legs and feet: No problem John, happy to help with any insomnia issues! Given the hydraulic strength of his legs and his artificial musculature I think Data could resist as long as his legs were apart and he had what in martial arts is called the correct stance . This...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Dukat, tachyon emissions, organians
tachyon emissions, organians, gary mitchell: Hi John! Welcome Back! Apollo expressed his powers (particularly the giant hand) in a form of energy that registered to the Enterprise sensors as conventional in form, but comprised of unusual wavelengths. This leads me to believe that his energy...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: New area of Expertise, third degree burns, humanoid life
third degree burns, humanoid life, species 8472: Hey John - Just wanted to let you know that I ve been accepted as an expert for the television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. If you have any questions about that program, or the Terminator movies, feel free to send them along. Deran...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Flint, delta quadrant, alpha quadrant
delta quadrant, alpha quadrant, human opponents: Hey John - Exactly, it would depend on the type of energy, the mass Flint had to convert, and the creature s ability to resist or fight the process. Someone like Q would be impossible for Flint to affect, but the energy creature in the episode Darmok...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Flint, dyson sphere, delta quadrant
dyson sphere, delta quadrant, trace gases: Hi John - Large objects like the Enterprise, the Kelvans probably could distill. Something like a sun or planet, no, the physics involved are just to complex. I don t think Flint is more advanced than the Kelvans, or he could have left this galaxy...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Flint, space time continuum, dyson sphere
space time continuum, dyson sphere, borg cube: Hi John - My assumption is that, if Flint were able to shrink something as sophisticated as the Enterprise, along with all its instruments and computers, and somehow keep its structural integrity fields and internal oxygen/nitrogen etc intact, he shows...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Guardian, space time continuum, canon material
space time continuum, canon material, company strength: Hey John - I would agree with you there, Q is definitely in a league above the Guardian. I don t think the Douwd could kill the Guardian. Again, in order to control the space/time continuum would take a massive amount of power, which the Douwd didn...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: the inner light, star trek, pennywhistle
star trek, pennywhistle, inner light: The instrument you re referring to has lots of different names. I ve found that most people agree that it s called a pennywhistle or a tinwhistle. Please look at this Wikipedia entry for more details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_whistle Davi...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Kelvans, star trek universe, subspace inversion
star trek universe, subspace inversion, tall apollo: Hi John - The Kelvans proved to be an extremely advanced race, with very complex minds and a level of technology that has thus far been unsurpassed in the Star Trek universe. No other race we ve seen has shown the ability to construct multi-generational...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Kelvans, visible light spectrum, crystalline entity
visible light spectrum, crystalline entity, gary mitchell: Hey John - That is a good question. Rojan said that the distilled dice were the essential parts of the person distilled, brain, bone, etc. Since the Entity seems to be able to suck up such things, even after they ve been slaughtered, I am assuming it...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nomad, crystalline entity, armus
crystalline entity, armus, organic beings: Hey John - That s right! I forgot Crusher tried to save Yar. I thought she was dead before she hit the ground but, you re right, Dr. C was trying her best to revive her so there must have been some flicker of life still there. Further research into...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ocampa, voyager episodes, immense ability
voyager episodes, immense ability, tkon: Hello again John - A) Given how slowly the Varon-T Disruptor worked I think a skilled Ocampa could definitely react fast enough to reverse the molecular disruption caused by the weapon. Kes showed the ability to see and control even beyond the sub-atomic...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, organians, wrestling match
organians, wrestling match, muscle memory: Hello again John - Q could create a rock so heavy that his human, physical form could not lift the thing. However, in his natural form Q is primarily a being of energy so I don t think he could create anything heavier than he could physical lift since...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: 11001001, hirogen, voice answer
hirogen, voice answer, nature of the universe: Hi John - My guess would be the Bynars since I m guessing that the processing time of their language is computerized by the devices on their belts. That means (like a computer) it is probably compressed and more efficient than random human (or humanoid)...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Aldeans, deep space 9, klingon bird of prey
deep space 9, klingon bird of prey, borg sphere: Hi John - A) Romulans - The Romulans use an entirely different propulsion system than the Enteprise, one based on a controlled point singularity within their engines. My guess is that their ship might actually explode as the singularity is much more delicate...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armus, skin suffocation, fluid breathing
skin suffocation, fluid breathing, liquid compound: Hi John - Absolutely a person could. When the fluid that comprises a Changeling fills the lungs of a human, they would drown. The only way they might survive is if the Changeling was able to change its molecular structure (which some of them can) into...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armus/Species 8472, nerve pinch, crystalline entity
nerve pinch, crystalline entity, e herman: Hi John - A) Armus - probably not as he doesn t have any real organs (brain etc.) to infect. B) Changeling - I think the nanites from 8472 could infiltrate and infect the Changeling s cells. C) Data - I think they probably could, the nanites (or...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Barclay, quantum leaps, alpha quadrant
quantum leaps, alpha quadrant, species 8472: Hi there John - A) Kelvans - C - They seemed pretty advanced and I d bet they could decipher what Barclay was saying. B) Species 8472 - B - Despite their impressive technology I didn t get any indication that they were quantum leaps above the races...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Borg, photon torpedoes, planetary ecosystem
photon torpedoes, planetary ecosystem, nerve pinch: Hi John - Do I think the drone could figure out the frequency to construct a shield to repel the phaser blast, yes. Do I think they would have enough energy in their body/implants to generate said shield, no. I doubt the Borg would adapt as, anything...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Borg, warp engines, mechanical portions
warp engines, mechanical portions, crystalline entity: Hi John - Yes, anything that can affect an entire world has got to have some affect on Nomad given his combination of biological and mechanical parts. I do think Nomad is more powerful than Data as he could selectively wipe out the memory of Lt. Uhura...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Borg, deep space 9, guardian planet
deep space 9, guardian planet, invasion fleet: Hi John - My take on the Providers was that they had forgotten what it was like to have physical bodies and to suffer the pain and torment of day-to-day physical existence. They seemed to delight when their gladiators suffered pain and injury and the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Companion, jem hadar, borg drone
jem hadar, borg drone, emotion chip: Hi John - Based on her lonliness and her behavior in the episode here are my thoughts: A) Yes, she d find him endlessly interesting. B) Khan, I bet she would as he is an interesting guy and if they were alone together he d be fighting to survive...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cytherian, voyager episode, technological superiority
voyager episode, technological superiority, hirogen: Hi John - Hmmmmm.....probably more as it was an actual show and not a clip montage of the previous shows. I think the Hirogen would probably not try and hunt the Traveler as he could just teleport or somehow whisk himself away from them to areas they...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cytherian, klingon warship, romulan warbird
klingon warship, romulan warbird, borg cube: Whew! Okay John here goes: A) I am assuming the Cytherians are a solid life form though the only Cytherian we ve seen is the Giant Floating Head in the episode Nth Degree . The vast majority of the life forms in this Galaxy do appear to be humanoid...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cytherians, psychological breakdown, defensive programming
psychological breakdown, defensive programming, advanced science: Hi John - A) Nomad would try and kill them in accordance with its belief in the imperfection of all biological life. B) Krenim - I bet they would attempt to use their temporal weaponry to exploit some vulnerability among the Cytherians. C) Q - He...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: changeling, shape shifters, jem hadar
shape shifters, jem hadar, energy beings: Hi John - I think they would be friendly with the Traveler, primarily out of fear from his abilities. B) Excalbian - I think the Excalbians are a little too solid for the Changelings to warm up to. C) Allasomorph - They would probably welcome...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: character, star trek characters, ensign ro
star trek characters, ensign ro, enterprise picard: Hi John - Cool! Thanks for the heads up, I m going to put that in my Trek file because I guarantee someone will ask that same question at some point! Armus isn t mentioned much because he appeared in only the one episode. At several conventions they...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: character, star trek lore, wesley crusher
star trek lore, wesley crusher, dubious honor: Hi John - From my experiences with Star Trek I d have to say Spock. Most people you pass on the street have a soft spot in their hearts for Spock and have at least heard of him and like him, whereas they might not necessarily know about Worf, Odo, or any...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, borg drone, noonien soong
borg drone, noonien soong, wesley crusher: Hi John - My thought as to why he d hesitate to play Nomad would be because of the probe s influence from Tan Ru. Unless Kolrami had some knowledge of the race that built Tan Ru, or where it came from, he might hesitate because he wouldn t be as sure of...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, noonien soong, primitive organisms
noonien soong, primitive organisms, visual spectrum: Hi John - You should write that down! Sometimes those ideas can work for you if you do any writing, art, video game designing etc.! Maybe it s an insidious plot by Section 31 to replace Geordi with an android that looks and acts like the engineer,...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, energy blasts, voyager episode
energy blasts, voyager episode, necessary light: Hi John - Exactly, from Nagilum s perspective it would be like you or I destroying a toaster. The holograms don t have souls , so killing them is akin to turning off a light at the switch. The photons that generate the light go away, but to bring them...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, borg drone, commander riker
borg drone, commander riker, big pig: Hi John - That sounds like pretty good logic to me! As you know I didn t watch a lot of Voyager and never saw the feats of strength that 7 of 9 performed to which you refer. I will check out that link! Thanks for the info, I will do a little more research...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, natural durability, paxan
natural durability, paxan, crystalline entity: Hi John - Hmmmmm, maybe. I ve gotten so much conflicting information from readers and the sources I have on Spock s strength that it s hard to say for sure but, yeah, if Spock were possessed by a Paxan I d bet he could rip one of Data s arms off. I...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Entity, genesis device, classic trek
genesis device, classic trek, crystalline entity: Hi John - That is one of those classic Trek storylines that simply got dropped. Others include the use of the cloaking device in the episode Pegasus , Luwaxana Troi s son s birth, and the discovery of what happened to Geordi s mom. A friend of mine...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Excalbian, guardian planet, crystalline entity
guardian planet, crystalline entity, organians: Hi John - I think that s a pretty good guess. Eventually the internal heat from the Excalbian would boil away Armus physicality. It s possible that 8472 could touch the Excalbian and that their internal nanites (for lack of a better term) would...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Excalbian, crystalline entity, impressive system
crystalline entity, impressive system, tin man: Hi John - Yeah, it must have something that specializes in those functions and/or processes energy for them. I would guess that the Excalbian s body would be more similar to a human s. As life forms they must have evolved and adapted to their environment...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Excalbian, exo skeleton, guardian planet
exo skeleton, guardian planet, encounter suit: Hi John - I don t think its a question of boldness, rather one of ignorance. The Sheliak seemed to be one of the more xenophobic races in Star Trek, and I d bet they would defend their privacy to the hilt. Initiating a war would only be a prelude to entering...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: the elements, jem hadar, x dauphin
jem hadar, x dauphin, o superman: Hi John - A) Apollo - since he could control his body (size, shape etc.) and electrical energy to a certain extent I think he could increase his metabolism and generate more BTU s within himself to prevent himself from feeling cold. B) Species 8472...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: episodes, arik soong, lesser of two evils
arik soong, lesser of two evils, star trek episode: Hello again John - I d have to go with Skin of Evil, Spock s Brain was just HORRIBLE! Yep I d say Shades of Grey is my least favorite Next Gen episode. I actually liked a number of the Enterprise episodes even though the overall concept was weak. I...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: species, viable offspring, klingons and romulans
Star Trek: The Next Generation: species, viable offspring, klingons and romulans, genetic drift

Star Trek: The Next Generation: fights, star trek actors, john de lancie
star trek actors, john de lancie, gates mcfadden: Hi John - I have met Mark Leonard, George Takei, Walter Koenig, William Shatner, Michael Dorn, Rene Auberjonois, and Chase Masterson. Of them all Michael Dorn was the most gracious and my favorite, though Auberjonois is a wonderful person too. Shatner...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Game, pleasure center, crystalline entity
pleasure center, crystalline entity, function of the brain: Hi John - The Ktarian Game worked by stimulating the pleasure center of the brain (thus generating endorphins), and activating the reticular function of the brain and increasing synaptic activity in the frontal lobe and prefrontal cortex. Since most of...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Happy New Year's, deep space 9, project pathfinder
deep space 9, project pathfinder, trek action figures: Hi John- I certainly would think it wouldn t take much to be more attractive than Armus! Hopefully you are a quantum leap more attractive than that! Sorry you re isolated, up until a few months ago I know exactly how you felt. If you can t find anyone...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: heat, extreme temperature variations, internal heat source
extreme temperature variations, internal heat source, watt light bulb: Hi John - Whew! Okay here are my guesses: I doubt an Excalbian would be bothered much by -5 degree weather as they are basically their own internal heat source. Guinan s people are very similar to humans in regards to their physical characteristics...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: holodeck, borg queen, voyager episode
borg queen, voyager episode, crystalline entity: Hi John - My guess is that he would. He would probably consider the Sheliak s adherence to needless protocol as evidence of their imperfection and lack of vision regarding the bigger overall picture. A) Spock - Absolutely, given his scientific curiosity,...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: humor, senses of humor, havelina
senses of humor, havelina, sea lions: Hi there Mr. John - Sorry Mr. Pig! I didn t know people hunted pigs? Must have been a wild one like a havelina? Yeah, I wasn t in the U.S. in 1979 so that s probably why I don t remember that show! Okay, you are libel to get a lot of different answers...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Jem'Hadar, hand to hand combat, jem hadar
hand to hand combat, jem hadar, crystalline entity: Hi John - From a statistical standpoint you are the big winner! I really appreciate it though as I get so few questions in any other subject and Trek is my favorite. Several of my friends laugh because answering questions (mostly yours) on the website...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Kelvan, biological organisms, crystalline entity
biological organisms, crystalline entity, biological material: Hi there John - Hmmmm, I doubt the dice maker would work on Nomad. I m not entirely certain, but it seemed to me that the thing only worked on biological organisms. If it worked on machinery the Kelvans could have diced the landing party s weapons,...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: language, vulcan nerve pinch, universal translators
vulcan nerve pinch, universal translators, fuse panel: Hi John - That s an assumption, since Worf was raised by parents from a Russian heritage I would guess that his first language is Russian, however he may have learned English in an effort to better fit in at Starfleet Academy. Supposedly the translator...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: list, jem hadar, dr crusher
jem hadar, dr crusher, captain archer: Hi John - No kidding hunh? In several novels its been mentioned off hand that so and so is a Horta or that this officer is a Horta, but its never been elaborated on much past that. One of the comic series had a Horta officer and they have a picture...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Music, star trek universe, crystalline entity
star trek universe, crystalline entity, precious commodity: Hi John - As someone who lived in apartments for 10 years I can empathize. Somehow, someway I always ended up next to the guy with a penchant for techno music and (apparently) some type of hearing problem. I thought when I bought my first house my troubles...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: "Music", max bruch, scottish fantasy
max bruch, scottish fantasy, jay chattaway: Hey Alan, The tune played by Picard in The Inner Light was an excerpt from Scottish Fantasy , originally composed by Max Bruch and re-composed by Jay Chattaway. When you say you want the music, are you saying you want sheet music of it, or just...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: meat, prune juice, professional tone
prune juice, professional tone, best guesses: Whew! Well hi Mr. John - I don t remember that show! I lived in Germany when I was a kid and didn t even see a television until I was an older child. Here are my best guesses about your questions though: A) Picard would register some type of protest...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nomad, impressive skills, borg cube
impressive skills, borg cube, hirogen: Hi John - DS9 has a lot of firepower and some impressive shields. I d say that if the entire might of the station, with its innovative crew backing it up was going against Nomad, they would probably figure out a way to bring him down. The station was...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nomad, sophisticated computer program, medical tricorder
sophisticated computer program, medical tricorder, private question: Hi John - (Hey, send me a private question when you get a chance, wanna let you know about some interesting Trek happenings). A) As someone who has a penchant for archaeology I think Picard would be endlessly fascinated with Flint and have thousands...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nomad, warp core, impressive powers
warp core, impressive powers, alien mind: Hi John - Organian - given that they are some form of energy, they would be hard to utterly destroy as energy can only be converted not destroyed. My guess is, given the Organian s distaste for conflict, they would remove themselves from the battle location...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ocampa, dax symbiont, melee weapons
dax symbiont, melee weapons, deep space nine: Hi John - Probably Spock. I think Worf is an exceptional shot, but devotes more of his time toward learning the use of melee weapons rather than ranged weapons. I think Spock is probably marginally better as he seems to prefer ranged combat. Since...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Odo, rene auberjonois, impressive abilities
rene auberjonois, impressive abilities, christian bible: Hi John - As big, complicated and complex as the universe is it would be pretty arrogant of an energy creature not to at least acknowledge the existence of something greater than itself. I would imagine their perceptions and understandings of a higher...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Odo, component molecules, jem hadar
component molecules, jem hadar, biological organisms: Hi John - Hmmmm, I don t think it would. My impression was that the nerve paralyzer worked by interfering with the signals the human (or humanoid) brain sends to the muscles in the body. It basically short circuited the communication between brain and...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Paxans, voyager episode, crystalline entity
voyager episode, crystalline entity, species 8472: Hi John I would think so. Armus is an entirely unique entity, comprised of the mental energy of an entire race, somehow embodied in the black goop that makes him up. Thus the rules to such a unique entity won t necessarily apply. If the Paxans are...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Picard, energy matrix, omnipotent entity
energy matrix, omnipotent entity, tin man: Hi John - Hmmmm, my guess is she d pick the Dauphin beast. The Darmok creature seemed energy based and I suppose there is a slim possibility the energy matrix of the creature could cause the Companion some problems with her own energy. The Dauphin creature...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Prophets, space time continuum, cardassians
space time continuum, cardassians, points in time: Hi John - I think he might. He seemed very interested in exploring this plane of existence, and I d bet he would tag along with Q for a while. Exactly, he can jump into different timelines and or, somehow pull himself out of the time/space continuum...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: protein or vitamin c?, human dna strand, liver cell
human dna strand, liver cell, basic building blocks: Yikes! Yep, been there. Only mine went out on Thanksgiving with a group of people coming over and I had to pay $800.00 so the guy could come out and install a $6.00 part! I d go with Nomad over Apollo, we know the probe can resist great amounts of solar...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, borg queen, tam elbrun
borg queen, tam elbrun, crystalline entity: Hi John - A) Barclay - Die: He wouldn t want his enhancements to fall into the hands of the Borg or someone like Armus. B) Spock - Die: He d rather die than allow his intellect to benefit the Borg or suffer a life time with a malevolent entity who puts...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Question about the vatrious TNG crew playing instruments, star trek next generation, trek next generation
star trek next generation, trek next generation, playing instruments: Hi Sydney, According to an interview I ve read with the actor who plays Data, the playing was dubbed. The actor says he s not accomplished with any instrument, although he is very good at singing. Picard s Ressikin flute was not played by the actor...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Quinn, physical standpoint, nerve pinch
physical standpoint, nerve pinch, host body: Hi John - Yeah, knocking him down is one thing, but taking him out would be quite another! I think the Gorn might because they would get really nasty and rip Quinn s arms off or cause him some other major physical trauma that would impair his ability...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Quinn, gorn, species 8472
gorn, species 8472, taurean: Hi John - From an engineering standpoint bipedal beings are not that hard to knock down. Even the most well engineered android must have a good sense of balance to remain upright. So, even with Data s strength and engineering I bet a Gorn or Taurean...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: races, deep space 9, jem hadar
deep space 9, jem hadar, suicide wish: Hi John - A) Nagilum - Yes, I think he would. He didn t have any trouble killing crew people on the Enterprise for his experiments and I think would not see any more value in a child/baby than he did in his adult victims. B) Edo God - I think the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: races, organians, brain mind
organians, brain mind, human brain: Hi John - I do think Armus would, and here s why. If Armus is truly all the most negative emotions that humanoids (I assume) are capable of, then one of those emotions must be deception. I think, that if it benefited him, he d pretend to buddy up...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Sheliak, jem hadar, guardian planet
jem hadar, guardian planet, guerilla war: Hi John - No problem I ll spare you from assimilation! Hmmmm, well I would assume that, for the Sheliak to allow any colonists on planets in their space, they would have numerous treaties and contracts with the species in question. So here are my guesses...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Sheliak, humanoid species, crystalline entity
humanoid species, crystalline entity, species 8472: Hi John - A) Definitely, they already think they are smarter than most humanoid species, and would probably feel that those feelings are confirmed if they encountered a Pakled. B) Bynar - Maybe. They would most likely be impressed by the computing...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Spock, dr pulaski, martial arts masters
dr pulaski, martial arts masters, dr crusher: Hi John - Species 8472 might be fast enough to pull it off and maybe Flint, but only because he could absorb so much damage, not because of any real physical capabilities. A Borg Drone or the Queen might be able to, but would suffer extensive physical...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Star Trek, full time job, crystalline entity
full time job, crystalline entity, incredible hulk: Hello again John - Absolutely Khan! Everyone I ve spoken with loves the character and Star Trek II is, to this day, regarded as one of the best of the movies. Hmmmm, my guess is that the El Aurians or the Zeons and Ekosians from Patterns of Force ....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: species, viable offspring, common ancestor
viable offspring, common ancestor, great mysteries: Hi John - That s always been one of the great mysteries to me in Star Trek. Humans and apes have 99% of the same DNA but can t produce viable offspring, but in Star Trek we have human/Vulcan hybrids, Vulcan/Romulan hybrids, Klingon/Romulan hybrids etc....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Traveler, nasty aliens, blue whale
nasty aliens, blue whale, time manipulation: Hello John - I would say the Traveler probably has a more comprehensive understanding of time and space and of different ways the two interact together. The Krenim rely on machinery to accomplish their time travels, and to me its kind of like someone traveling...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Traveler, time space continuum, gorn
time space continuum, gorn, vulcans: Hi John - Sorry! I d probably go with the Vulcans if they were able to utilize their mind meld powers. If not I d probably say the Gorn can absorb more punishment physically, but the Vulcans (In an Arena type situation) could do the same thing Kirk...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Traveler, shades of grey, time dimension
shades of grey, time dimension, cardassians: Hi John - My understanding was that the Wesley (and the Traveler) were able to pull themselves out of time, achieving a state where their physical beings were no longer subject to the laws of cause and effect that define human existence. Time for the Cardassians...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Traveler, memory alpha, true extent
memory alpha, true extent, mental energy: Hi John - Initially the Traveler did use technology, but (I think) only because he was still trying to disguise himself and not let on the true extent of his powers. My impression was that the technology provided a focus point for his abilities which were...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Traveler, tau ceti, chase masterson
tau ceti, chase masterson, grand nagus: Hi John - Chase Masterson played the character Leeta on ST: Deep Space Nine and was briefly in a relationship with Dr. Bashir before becoming enamored with Quark s brother Rom. At the end of the series she followed Rom to Ferenginar, where he became the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Traveler, space time continuum, quantum energy
space time continuum, quantum energy, tau alpha: Hello Mr. John (I assume its Mister, if this is wrong please forgive!) I think so. Kes showed an ability to affect matter at levels past the sub-atomic which apparently even the Vulcans didn t know existed! (Based on Tuvok s statements!). That would give...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Traveler, space time continuum, organians
space time continuum, organians, tkon: Hi John - Traveler vs. Douwd - Traveler, his ability to pull himself out of space/time would mean he could avoid the Douwd s ability to wipe out a species . Traveler vs. Organian - Traveler, again his ability to pull himself out of the space/time continuum...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Traveler, crystalline entity, time traveler
crystalline entity, time traveler, species 8472: Hi John - The Traveler seemed to be able to somehow process and convert mental energy. In the first episode we saw him in he was able to convert the mental energy of the crew into some analog of warp speed, though at such a level that went even beyond...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Traveler, impressive powers, warp speed
impressive powers, warp speed, dimensional entity: Hi there - I don t see why not, he appears to be a humanoid but he must have an advanced mind to do the things he does. I d imagine that your example is pretty right on the money. I think a mind meld could be initiated (the way Spock did with the Kelvan...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Away team, john spock, believe in angels
john spock, believe in angels, strict discipline: Hi John - Spock has what I would call a truly open mind. Whereas he is the first one to point out the inconsistencies in any and all religions, he would be the first to say when confronted with something he doesn t know or doesn t understand. Kirk,...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Vidiians, jem hadar, hirogen
jem hadar, hirogen, levar burton: Hi John - Aren t the Viidians the Phage aliens? As you know I wasn t a huge fan of Voyager, but I did see one or two episodes (maybe more) with the Phage aliens which I think are the same race. Based on that assumption here are my thoughts: A) Species...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: vs, impressive powers, batman 613
impressive powers, batman 613, spider sense: Hi CJ- These are always tough questions to answer but I d be happy to give you my opinion. Superman is so much stronger and faster than Spider-Man that, even with Spidey s Spider Sense I doubt he d last long against the Man-of-Steel. Though Spidey...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Warp core, warp core breach, amanda rogers
warp core breach, amanda rogers, tos episodes: Hi John - No, I was born after TOS had already been cancelled. I guess the first thing I ever saw that was first run for Star Trek would have been the motion picture. I caught any and all the TOS episodes I saw in syndication. My guess is that the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Worf, chess data, dimensional chess
chess data, dimensional chess, mathematical principle: Hi John - Absolutely. There have been endless studies done by psychologists that clearly indicate that loud, annoying noises (baby crying, disorganized music etc.) generate bad chemical excretions in the human brain that can lead to frustration, aggressive...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Batman, borg drone, michael keaton batman
borg drone, michael keaton batman, weight of concrete: Hi John - My guess is you are referring to the Jack Nicholson/Michael Keaton Batman so I m answering based on that. A) Quinn - I think the symbiont enhanced Quinn could climb the ladder, but would probably suffer pretty catastrophic injuries that might...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: brain power, star trek universe, keen observers
star trek universe, keen observers, alpha quadrant: Hi Rodney - My pleasure. Strength is another hard question to measure as it depends on what you mean. Obviously beings like Galactus and the Celestials have a tremendous level of strength just based on their size. My guess is you mean more or less average...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Crystalline Entity, crystalline entity, wasting energy
crystalline entity, wasting energy, food energy: Hi John - He might be able to before his machine ran out of energy and he had to rest. His major advantage would be that he could think tactically whereas I m not sure the Entity could/does. I think the Entity would eventually give up and look for alternative...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Douwd, klingon commander, organians
klingon commander, organians, crystalline entity: Hi John - Those Husnock are vicious creatures and, at least to some extent, apparently not too concerned with self preservation! I doubt they knew the full extent of the Douwd s ability because even the most vicious animals (and plants) on Earth would...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Douwd, borg drone, enterprise answer
borg drone, enterprise answer, gary mitchell: Hi John - Yeah that s a good analogy. When a hologram character in one of Worf s programs fires a phaser, obviously energy comes from somewhere and impacts the Starfleet officer. 1) I don t know if the Pah-Wraith can necessarily manipulate time, or...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: energy beings, energy beings, biological beings
energy beings, biological beings, caretaker: Hi John - I m trying to think of some, there have to be some that are ghost like or constructed of something else (like the Meklotians). Wasn t there an episode of the Original Series where some ghostlike entities were chanting Caaaptain Kiiiiirk...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: How do they speak klingon with universal translator, plausible explanation, sci fi
Star Trek: The Next Generation: How do they speak klingon with universal translator, plausible explanation, sci fi, yoke

Star Trek: The Next Generation: fusing, borg drone, massive trauma
borg drone, massive trauma, organians: Ola John - My guess is that massive trauma like that would kill everyone on the list. Some might last longer than others, but with their spinal cord fused to the floor, their entire autonomic nervous system would be in distress and they would die. With...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: galactic barrier, dyson sphere, tall apollo
dyson sphere, tall apollo, biological cells: Hi John - I doubt it. For Nagilum to be able to affect space itself on the level he apparently can he must be able to withstand the gravity, light and energy of stars and clusters of stars, which puts him at a power level higher much higher than anything...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Human names vs. Alien names, ezri dax, kira nerys
ezri dax, kira nerys, elim garak: Hi David - Actually many of the aliens in Star Trek have surnames (or family names.) Some examples are the Bajorans (Kira Nerys, Ro Laren etc.), the Cardassians (Gul Dukat s first name is Skrain, Elim Garak, Enabrin Tain) and the Trill (Jadzia Dax, Ezri...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: hearing, bb guns, vorta
bb guns, vorta, ambient background: Hi John - Nope, Klingons do not negotiate, they d rather die in battle manning their BB guns than show even the slightest hint of weakness. Since Data s body is composed of metal, plastics and polymers it stands to reason that he weighs a little more...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: immune system, chemical interactions, sisko
chemical interactions, sisko, distinctiveness: Hi John - Probably not. The Game worked on certain chemicals within the humanoid brain which, as a non-humanoid its a bit of a stretch to think Odo might possess. Ferengi brains are four lobed, which distinguishes them from most other two lobed humanoid...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Kelvans, milky way galaxy, birds of prey
milky way galaxy, birds of prey, klingon commander: Hi John - I wouldn t be surprised if Trelane and the Organians are at pretty close to the same playing field. I think the Kelvans might be able to change Data or Odo into a human being. If they can somehow convert their true forms (which Spock stated...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Kirk, borg drone, wrath of khan
borg drone, wrath of khan, trauma response: Hi John - I m not certain no. I think Odo could increase his mass to the point and density where Lore couldn t move it, but in doing so he might collapse the floor of the elevator! Yikes! (Of course he could form a parachute I guess, like Mr. Fantastic...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Klingons, move heaven and earth, genesis planet
move heaven and earth, genesis planet, klingon ships: Hi John - Klingon culture is so completely different than most human norms and they seem to place value on things most humans do not. My guess is they wouldn t go out of their way to make anyone (no matter who) comfortable. If that individual embraced...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lore, borg queen, turbolift doors
borg queen, turbolift doors, hirogen: Hi John - My opinion would be that Neelix wasn t actually dead, probably barely clinging to life with vital signs that were so low they couldn t be registered with the Voyager s medical equipment. Once the soul/energy/chi/life force, whatever you want...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Music on Star trek TNG, star trek tng, brandenburg concerto
star trek tng, brandenburg concerto, classical piece: I had to dig out my recording of the episode to find it, but I think the piece you are thinking of is the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by Bach. You can listen (and buy the MP3 version if you d like) here: http://www.amazon.com/Brandenburg-Concerto-Major-Bwv-1048/dp/B002HPI7V0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1256871269&sr=1-3...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nagilum (difficult questions), edith keeler, new star trek movie
edith keeler, new star trek movie, alternate timeline: Hi John - Yep, very much so. Both were willing to negotiate with the Klingons, and Spock even opened up dialogues with the Romulans so, despite the danger, they were willing to make the attempt. Yeah that s what guessing will do. Nagilum must be able...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nausicaans, borg drone, biological weaponry
borg drone, biological weaponry, cardassian ships: Bienvenidos John Most Favorite to Least Favorite: Klingons Romulans Borg Changelings Vulcans Cardassians Bajorans Ferengi One s I know the most about to the Least: Vulcans Klingons Romulans Bajorans Ferengi Borg Most to least favorite:...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nomad, paxan, darmok
paxan, darmok, tin man: HI John - For a chief of security we really didn t see Odo use that much force. In the pilot episode (Emissary) he was able to lasso a fleeing thief using his natural abilities, and on other occasions we saw him use his skills to disable or trap opponents....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Odo, right on target, shadowcat
right on target, shadowcat, humanoid: Jolan Tru John - Yes, despite his liquid form it appears as though Odo takes on at least some of the characteristics of a humanoid when he assumes the form of one. So, to that end, he d have at least some mass and would experience the effects of force....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Organians, borg queen, artificial organs
borg queen, artificial organs, gut instinct: Hi John - A) Douwd - given the Douwd s ability to somehow manipulate energy on a fantastic scale I d say he could keep even 10 Organians from taking possession of his body. B) Prophet - I doubt it given the Prophet s nature as trans-temporal beings....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: old folks, positronic brain, borg drone
positronic brain, borg drone, star trek characters: Hi John - I m really sorry to hear that, I lost my 99.5 year old grandmother last year. I think we re fortunate in that we even got to know our grandparents at all, my father s father was 45 years old when my father was born, so he never got to meet...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, good graces, organians
good graces, organians, terrestrial animals: Hi John - I doubt it. Most animals when tranquilized, drunk, injured, or otherwise impaired pretty much pull into themselves and won t even touch food if its offered to them. (Ever tried to give medication to a tranked out dog or cat?) Of course,...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, borg queen, organians
borg queen, organians, klingon commander: Hi John - Yeah, I d say she would probably move to the top of the list in that case. Wolverine would never beg from anything, we ve seen him go head to head with Dracula and Satan (at least he thought it was Satan) and not back down an inch, so I doubt...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, pet peeves, reprehensible act
pet peeves, reprehensible act, fact data: Hi John - A) Data - He wouldn t go for the deal as it is conceivable that Q might ask him to kill or perform some other morally reprehensible act, which he feel compromised him in his quest to be more human. In fact Data might consider the fact that...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: situation, singularity black hole, warp core
singularity black hole, warp core, tamarians: Hi John - I think they probably would be hesitant and wouldn t bother to hunt a creature like that unless they had some type of weapon that could hurt or kill it. I think it was the Season 6 episode Timescape where Geordi mentions to Data that the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: How do they speak klingon with universal translator, klingon words, universal translator
klingon words, universal translator, technical accuracy: Great question! I think that the tech guys on the show would probably say that the universal translator is capable of determining the context of what is being said and making a decision about whether or not it should be translated. The *real* answer...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Torpedoes, quantum torpedoes, photon torpedoes
quantum torpedoes, photon torpedoes, borg cube: Hi David - Photon torpedoes use anti-matter within their detonation chamber and are thus marginally destructive based on the anti-matter load the weapon is carrying. Quantum torpedoes use plasma in their warheads and are capable of a greater level...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: virus, romulan warbird, romulan commander
romulan warbird, romulan commander, space anomaly: Hi John - Absolutely, they already had concerns about the races of the Alpha Quadrant and for that reason sent The 100 out to infiltrate and learn about the other races of not just that area, but the entire galaxy. I think a normal admiral would get...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: War, o kes, dominion war
o kes, dominion war, crystalline entity: Hi John - Indications are from dialogue in one episode spoken by Worf that the Kelvans are allies of (or at least not hostile to) the Federation by the 24th Century so my guess is the Fed would contact them first. (Hmmmmm, maybe the reason the Ent-D is...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Worf, star trek first contact, klingon culture
star trek first contact, klingon culture, cop an attitude: Thanks! 900 of them probably came from you so I should be thanking you! A regular Klingon probably would go down fighting, but Worf was not raised in the Klingon culture and has, on many occasions, shown difficulty accepting the ways of his people....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Apollo, mobile emitter, trek universe
mobile emitter, trek universe, positronic: Hi John - Lots of species within the Trek universe are immortal, but you re right, that doesn t necessarily mean they are gods. I doubt Apollo would necessarily care that a being was immortal, heck a Denebian Slime Devil might be immortal but that...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Apollo, energy signature, organians
energy signature, organians, energy beings: Hi Emperor of the Johnites - I m thinking the introduction of the Johnites in Season 5 might have saved Enterprise and taken the whole franchise in another direction as the recent movie did! Good choice! I stay away from those video games (electronic...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armus
Hi John - I doubt Picard would allow Data to do that. Even if Armus had internal organs there is just too much unknown about him and risking the life of one of the Enterprise s best officers with so many unknowns is a really bad command move. If I were...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armus, jem hadar, borg queen
jem hadar, borg queen, borg cube: Hi John - Given Armus ability to control and metabolize energy, and the fact that the Holo-Doc s photons are held together by energy fields, I would think he d be particularly vulnerable to an attack from the gooey villain. Yeah, I agree that it would...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Borg, jem hadar, borg drone
jem hadar, borg drone, organians: Hi John - Yeah blast them both! Then maybe the NX-01 can get one of Sulu s ancestors to fly the ship because, after all, It just wouldn t be the Enterprise without a Sulu at the helm. (Or a LaForge at the least!) A) Data - I think the pair would...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: beings, wesley crusher, crystalline entity
wesley crusher, crystalline entity, distant cousin: Ola Juanito - Looks like a pretty good list to me! I d probably put the Guardian in between Nomad and Armus. Like you said their might be a slim possibility of another Guardian out there somewhere since time is a big thing for only one being to monitor!...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Changelings, chemical composition, changeling
chemical composition, changeling, hi john: Hi John - Right I remember that one, as I recall he s spending some time talking to the baby as well, trying to instruct it in methods to form and hold a specific shape. My guess is they do begin as a small puddle of goo and, at some point they learn...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Changelings
Hi John - I honestly don t know, I was just using them as examples. The real trick with 8472 is their ability to infect an opponent and essentially take them out of the equation before the fight is even begun. If I were 8472 however I would underestimate...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cytherians, m prophet, borg queen
m prophet, borg queen, organians: Hi John - the Caretaker, obviously the Ocampa fascinated him at one point and he felt a type of paternal relationship with them. I can at least understand that whereas I can t even fathom what motivated the Edo God. A) Nagilum - Given his utter unfamiliarity...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: changelings, jem hadar, collective consciousness
jem hadar, collective consciousness, vorta: Hi John - I think he d warn them first, Odo didn t seem like the type to initiate immediate hostilities. The Changelings utilize the Vorta and the Jem Hadar as slave races and both species worship the Founders as gods. One (the Jem Hadar) they ve...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: combo, stable wormhole, humanoid races
stable wormhole, humanoid races, trelane: Hi John - My guess is police officers (from this planet at least) would have a pretty hard time incarcerating someone that powerful! It sounds like you might indeed have been a Q or maybe something else entirely! (A Johnite? ) Thanks! Dera...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: command, pi epsilon, dr crusher
pi epsilon, dr crusher, commander riker: Hi John - The lock out commands were put into place after the actions of Commodore Matt Decker and and Captain Ronald Tracey to prevent mad captains from doing damage. If Data activated certain protocols within the system he could lock Riker out of the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, self gratification, pain compliance
self gratification, pain compliance, computational abilities: Hi John - Data would first attempt to engage in a dialogue and see if he could determine what the group wanted and why they were abusing him. If their goal was just to hassle him and/or get into a fight, I m sure he would extricate himself from the situation...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, borg drone, transplant surgeries
borg drone, transplant surgeries, chief mechanic: Hi John - 1) Excellent question, I doubt there would be much a couple of security officers with phasers could to to Moriarty that Data couldn t do himself. If the android had put his mind to it one of the best solutions would be to say Computer, cut power...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Doc, mobile emitter, chi life
mobile emitter, chi life, extreme lengths: Hi John - I do and I see where you re going with it. The only thing I wonder about is Doc s own quest to be more life like (i.e. human) and how he would reconcile his lack of concern about dying with being alive. Most living things will go to extreme...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Enterprise, constitution class starship, captain jonathan archer
constitution class starship, captain jonathan archer, arik soong: Hi John - Mayweather at best seemed like a supporting character. One funny thing I once heard from a fan was this little test that showed me just how much interest the writers of Enterprise were able to build into the characters. It goes like this:...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: energy beings, transporter accident, question queue
transporter accident, question queue, energy beings: Hi John - All good points. The exact nature of Q and the limitations on his abilities and the abilities of the Collective as a whole has never been set forth so far as I know. I doubt the misplacement of one molecule would harm the essence of Q himself,...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: exocomps, dr crusher, artificial lifeforms
dr crusher, artificial lifeforms, drifting in space: Hi John - Probably not. Despite their skills 8472 can be killed so I d bet a Klingon would take a run at it. It would be difficult, but, if the warrior could pull it off they would gain status in their culture. I especially think a skilled Klingon...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Flint, e mail address, interrogation 2
e mail address, interrogation 2, jem hadar: Hi John - Wow, I have no idea how that happened since the system is designed to reply first before posting the replies on the web. I ll shoot our I.T. people a note and see if I can figure out what happened. Did your e-mail address change by any chance?...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Galaxy class starship vs. Klingon bird of prey., st generations, galaxy class
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Galaxy class starship vs. Klingon bird of prey., st generations, galaxy class, photon torpedo

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Galaxy class starship vs. Klingon bird of prey., galaxy class ship, galaxy class starship
galaxy class ship, galaxy class starship, star trek vi the undiscovered country: Hi David - I d say the Galaxy Class ship. It is more heavily armed, has stronger shields, and a stronger hull than a Bird-of-Prey. We ve seen the Enterprise-D take several hits from multiple Birds-of-Prey and suffer nothing more than a loss of shied...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: group, jem hadar, human physiology
jem hadar, human physiology, changelings: Hi John - Absolutely. Despite his enhancements Quinn still has a human physiology and, in most creatures on this planet at least, the eyes are a vulnerable spot. The Vorta worship the Founders/Changelings like gods and see the Jem Hadar as the hired...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Kelvans, replacement organs, ds9 episode
replacement organs, ds9 episode, artificial heart: Hi John - I think they would, the Cytherians and Travelers are so much more advanced that I think the Kelvans would evaluate them differently than they did the crew of the Enterprise. I think they would stay arrogant however and regard the Cytherians and...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Kirk, chancellor gorkon, dramatic storytelling
chancellor gorkon, dramatic storytelling, commander riker: Hi John - According to Starfleet Law the case had to be presented by two command level officers and since the trial took place so far out in the frontier those available were Riker and Picard. In the current system of military law on this planet, someone...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lore, judge advocate general, borg drone
judge advocate general, borg drone, crystalline entity: Hi John - 1) The only thing I can think of is that the Entity might prefer its victims live, otherwise it doesn t make much sense for Lore to allow Worf to live. 2) At that point in Starfleet history my guess is there would first be a Starfleet Judge...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Masks, michelle forbes, shades of grey
michelle forbes, shades of grey, kid actor: Hi John - I think that was it, the same kid actor played a young Jack O Neill on an episode of Stargate wherein the Colonel gets cloned. Yeah, Season 7 seemed to suffer from a lot of fatigue, both in the storytelling and among the actors themselves....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Picard, borg queen, dr crusher
borg queen, dr crusher, apollo 2: Hi John - 1. B - Trelane - I think Picard would feel that he was smarter than Trelane and could keep him under control more than the temper prone Apollo. 2. Borg Queen - Despite the very real threat of assimilation she presents, Picard would know the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Romulans, romulan warbird, romulan commander
romulan warbird, romulan commander, shield generators: Hi John - I doubt a Romulan Warbird would immediately disintegrate after a fire all weapon s barrage otherwise any Starfleet commander who encountered the Romulans could use the same tactic to destroy them. My guess is the Warbird s shields would suffer...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Spock, borg queen, gorn
borg queen, gorn, custom c: Hi John - A) Douwd - I d imagine he d return the salute, hoping that in doing so he could pass as a human and get Spock to leave him alone more quickly. B) Q - He d laugh and pretend he was having trouble making his fingers form into the quaint Vulcan...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Star Trek movie, temporal mechanics, time vortex
temporal mechanics, time vortex, chris pine: Hi Deanne - Something hit me while watching the movie again this weekend that might help put the naysayers to rest! If the movie doesn t take place in an alternate universe why then is Jim Kirk s older brother George never mentioned? One other point,...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: most silliest, star trek aliens, voyager fans
star trek aliens, voyager fans, voyager episodes: Hi Rodney - Well this is gonna get me in trouble with a lot of the fans but here are my OPINIONS: 1. The Pakleds - (TNG episode Samaritan Snare )supposed to be the stupid aliens, how then do they operate ships at light speed in a galaxy where navigation...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: I, spy, perpetual energy, armus
perpetual energy, armus, trelane: Hi John - Never! I love being an Expert and getting daily questions is a lot more fun than once every three months or so! My opinion is that DS9 season 1 was a better season. The first season of Next Gen had some very lackluster stories and little...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: transports, space time continuum, trelane
space time continuum, trelane, laws of physics: Hi John - Good question, possibly Trelane himself had made some type of error in the construction of his human body and incorporated something the transport sensors couldn t identify. Klingons - It s not that the Klingons would out and out refuse...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Worf, jem hadar, tamarians
jem hadar, tamarians, organians: Hi John - You know, I think he probably would especially the Nausicaans and Sheliak. Wow, I doubt either creature would really have much of a concept of honor, it would be like deciding whether or not a lion or a timber wolf have more honor. Most/Least...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Apollo, quantum torpedoes, multiple universes
quantum torpedoes, multiple universes, energy blasts: Hi John - Yeah I guess he does, I dunno, its been about 20 years or more since I saw that episode, and that was back when there was just TOS and TNG to keep up with! My thought was that the Paxans were some exotic form of alien energy that might be harder...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armus, shuttle pilot, human pilot
shuttle pilot, human pilot, armus: Hi John - That is an interesting question and depends largely on a matter of perspective. Many, many times in the American military the question of whether a machine can fly better than a human pilot comes up, and though the issue had been endlessly debated,...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: beings, physical superiority, crystalline entity
physical superiority, crystalline entity, godlike powers: Hi John - A) Metron - Picard - I doubt he d allow an individual with that much of an intellectual and physical superiority join his crew as such a person would be hard to control and/or might take issue with following the Captain s (or any other superior...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Calamarain, movie demolition man, organians
movie demolition man, organians, aggressive species: Guten Aben John - Yes, I saw Demolition Man back when if first came out at the movie theaters. Sandra Bullock was the only good thing about it! A) Metrons - They seemed to have advanced abilities to affect matter and energy at a molecular level. They...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: changeling, lwaxana troi, finite existence
lwaxana troi, finite existence, crystalline entity: Hi John - A) Nagilum - I doubt Nagilum would care too much what appearance the Changeling took only what information the Changeling could contribute to Nagilum s research into the nature of finite existence. B) Q - Q would probably laugh at the Changeling...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, jem hadar, encounter at farpoint
jem hadar, encounter at farpoint, commander riker: Hi John - A) Quark - Initially yes, until he figured out that Data isn t interested in material goods and the Ferengi would be unlikely to make any profit off him. B) Jadzia - I think so, as both individuals are interested in science. She also has observed...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, colm meaney, warp core
colm meaney, warp core, brent spiner: HI John - Yeah exactly. Sure Data has more technical knowledge but I doubt he s as in love with the warp core as Geordi is. NO! Yep I misunderstood! Take a shot at the conventions if you get a chance, they can be a LOT of fun. Unfortunately they...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Defiant vs. galaxy-class starship., galaxy class starship, galaxy class ship
galaxy class starship, galaxy class ship, fighter jet: Hi David - To be perfectly honest I think it would come down to the individual capabilities of who was commanding each ship. Certainly the Defiant has the ability to spit out a lot of energy, but the Galaxy Class ship also has a larger shield configuration...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Earth/Romulan wars of 2311., star trek tng, romulan ships
star trek tng, romulan ships, star trek tng episode: Hi David - Wow you came to the right place! The Romulan-Earth War is one of my favorite subjects and one I ve spent a great deal of time studying! Like you I have also wondered why that period in Earth history hasn t been covered in more detail since...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Enterprise, phaser blasts, warp bubble
phaser blasts, warp bubble, dr bashir: Hi John - Your tactics seem to make a lot more sense than what we saw in the movie! I have a real hard time believing that a Bird-Of-Prey captained by the Duras sisters had any chance against the Enterprise under Picard s command, with Riker, Worf and...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Guinan, gamma quadrant, borg queen
gamma quadrant, borg queen, delta quad: Hi John - Yeah, I contacted the webmaster and something funky was going on at their end. I dunno what it was but wanted to be sure you got the answer. No problem on the size, just send whatever you want, if I need to I ll take a few days to answer it...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Holo Doc, sentient beings, captain picard
sentient beings, captain picard, deanna troi: Hi John - I think each of them would. If for no other reason than to allow further investigation into the nature of the Holo Doc to be explored before he was treated like a piece of property. In the TNG episode The Measure of a Man Picard asks Phillipa...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: organs, crystalline entity, internal organs
crystalline entity, internal organs, tin man: Hi John - 1) Tin Man - Most crystalline forms of life (at least on this planet) do not have internal organs as we humans understand them. They do have internal structures that serve certain life sustaining functions, but it s a bit of a stretch to call...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Paxan, physical capability, paxan
physical capability, paxan, necessary speed: Hi John - A) 8472 - I doubt it, given their speed, alien physiology and healing abilities that would be quite a feat for even a possessed Troi to pull off. B) Khan - I think so, if she could do it to Worf she should be able to do the same to Khan. ...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, delta quadrant, manipulation capabilities
delta quadrant, manipulation capabilities, jem hadar: Hi John - Q seems to prefer a more observational approach to learning when he is teaching entities things i.e. he d rather transport Picard to the beginning of time, to a point in his past, or to a Robin Hood like world to actually have experiences than...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q and energy pals, dyson sphere, leaps and bounds
dyson sphere, leaps and bounds, orders of magnitude: Hi John - Absolutely! The Traveler seemed to be a very curious individual whose ability to fully utilize his own powers seemed somewhat dependent on good vibes from other living entities. I think he d be fascinated by Q and intent on making Q his friend...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Rank, dr pulaski, ensign ro
dr pulaski, ensign ro, warp core: Hi John - Most - Geordi - Though Data could tell you the location of every nut, bolt and screw in the warp core, Geordi has worked with the D s specific core and knows the nuances that only experience can bring. O Brien - We saw in DS9 that O...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Rank, warp core, dr bashir
warp core, dr bashir, obsidian order: Hi John - Defiant Warp Core: Most - Sisko / O Brien - Sisko was a part of the original design team that created the Defiant from the ground up. O Brien is an instinctive engineer with specific knowledge of the warp core of the Defiant itself, so...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Rank, yeoman rand, warp core
yeoman rand, warp core, intelligence and experience: Hi John - Enterprise Warp Core (I m going to assume you are talking about the characters from TOS and their Enterprise rather than the crew introduced in the 2009 Star Trek movie) Scotty - He s worked with that specific core for years and knows the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Troi, apollo x, trelane
apollo x, trelane, manhunt: Hi John - Yeah I think that is a good analogy and a great comparison! Out of Worf, Barclay, Spock, Geordi and Riker I think Barclay would be the most likely to say no. The others are at least still firmly mired in the humanoid mind set, but who knows...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Uhura, sun worshippers, personality differences
sun worshippers, personality differences, bible answer: Hi John - From what I know about Roddenberry he very much valued and appreciated the cultural, religious and personality differences of the individual and, while he maybe personally didn t agree with some aspect of religion, he d be more than willing to...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: waterbirth - troi?, star trek insurrection, water birth
star trek insurrection, water birth, deanna troi: OK, I had to do a little research on this one, so I apologize for the delayed response. The short answer is that I don t know of any episodes of TNG that depict a water birth. However, there are a couple of episodes that involve childbirth ( Data s...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: wonderings, maximum warp, captain janeway
maximum warp, captain janeway, alpha quadrant: Hi Rodney - Absolutely, many times on the series Data was puzzled by different things, particularly pertaining to human behavior. Check out the episode The Outrageous Okona where Data is puzzled by human humor and trying to understand it. The Offspring...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: world, star trek history, tin man
star trek history, tin man, empathic abilities: Hi John - Sulu - He was a scientist and pilot who (I thought) loved exploration so I think he d go with the Traveler. Wesley - The Traveler! It would give him the opportunity to expand his intellect in so many different ways and he kind of did make...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Come again?, dr crusher, primitive concepts
dr crusher, primitive concepts, feeling silly: Hi John - That sounds about right! I do have Disaster on DVD at home but generally answer the questions from my work computer. I ll check it out when I have a chance and see if I can figure anything out. With TOS and TNG I can usually always recognize...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Arena, uncanny x men, bosom buddies
uncanny x men, bosom buddies, racial hatred: Hi John - Probably Worf and Tomalak. The Borg are driven to assimilate and take over other beings. That is their cultural imperative and they would rarely (if ever) deviate from that. Since 8472 flies in the face of their cultural imperative, they would...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armus, electro magnetic energy, lightning damage
electro magnetic energy, lightning damage, gary mitchell: Hi John - I think Nomad s weapon is several orders of magnitude stronger than a Federation phaser by design. The Federation wouldn t want their personnel walking around with something that dangerous! Armus vs. O Brien - Since the Power Play aliens are...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: atmosphere, planets in the universe, pressure gravity
planets in the universe, pressure gravity, planetary atmospheres: Hi John - Somewhere within that episode the community leader whose name I think was Goshivin (or something like that) remarks that his people were able to somehow adapt to the radiation. If humans can do that, and apparently quickly enough so as not to...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Borg, dr crusher, quantum mechanics
dr crusher, quantum mechanics, organians: Hi John - Since the energy didn t appear to do any damage to the tissue of the host body, my guess is that the body could be assimilated, but that the Paxan would fight for control over the host s mind. What would probably happen is that the host s mind...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Borg, ford mustang, best of both worlds
ford mustang, best of both worlds, model a ford: Hi John - It does seem a bit of a stretch that the nanoprobes were able to assimlate the emitter doesn t it? If that is the case why haven t the Borg used their time traveling capabilities (as they did in ST: First Contact) to travel into the future...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Caretaker, crystalline entity, borg cube
crystalline entity, borg cube, meteron: Hi John - Thanks! Okay, A) I doubt they would. The Aldeans seemed to hide behind their technology, but not to be real warriors or tacticians. I d bet that they wouldn t even risk angering any of the powerful beings like Q or the Metron. B) The...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Caretaker, species 8472, bow and arrow
species 8472, bow and arrow, ocampa: Hi John - My feeling was that the Caretaker s technology was just a little more advanced than the Kelvans. He was able to make the entire landing party disappear with a thought, transport some selected members of the crew to his medical testing apparatus,...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Caretaker, borg cube, crystalline entity
borg cube, crystalline entity, ocampa: Hi John - Yes. The Caretaker was desperate and was bringing ships from all over the Galaxy in an attempt to help the Ocampa. It wouldn t matter to him if a more powerful being were on board, in fact it might increase his interest as he might attempt to...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Communication, primitive organisms, tank c
primitive organisms, tank c, combat scenario: Hi John - Definitely the Tamarians. They have a wide range of emotions and cultural nuances, but their language can be understood and apparently has great variety. Armus is a creature of malevolence and hatred, so (I would hope) no one in the Federation...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Crystalline Entity, crystalline entity, degree fahrenheit
crystalline entity, degree fahrenheit, repair tasks: Hi John - The race that stole Spock s Brain might be able to do it, possibly the Cytherians and maybe the Metrons or the Organians. You know, the Borg might be able to do it somehow as well. But all of them would have to conduct veterinary surgery...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Danar, star trek episodes, lightning bolts
star trek episodes, lightning bolts, crystalline entity: Hi John - As long as they were good episodes and movies, bring em on! I think it might be possible. Energy dynamics are an interesting thing and some energies are compatible, transferrable and others are not. Yeah Kes powers were not entirely...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, lifeless planet, paxan
lifeless planet, paxan, armus: Hi John - I think he might ask O Brien to transport Armus into space and then use the tractor beam on the Ent-D to send him to a lifeless planet or asteroid, accompanyied by marker buoys to warn others not to approach the site. I doubt a Power Play/Paxan...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, star trek universe, borg drone
star trek universe, borg drone, simultaneous music: Hi John - Other than Q himself I doubt anyone in the Trek universe could duplicate that trick! Unless the restraints were made out of something that took considerable time for Data to break through, like solid neutronium, I can t really think of anything...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, slim possibility, kelvins
slim possibility, kelvins, ferengi: Hi John - I d probably say the Kelvans, they managed to achieve near total domination in a short time and seize complete control. Nomad and the Ferengi left some loose ends that could potentially cause problems (like most of the crew alive). The Kelvans...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, shark skeleton, human skeletons
shark skeleton, human skeletons, deanna troi: Hi John - The Gorn skeleton really doesn t feature much of a neck at all and only contains about half the vertebrae of a human skeleton. Human skeletons are vulnerable at the neck because several (seven or so) smaller bones are supporting something with...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, taureans, gorn
taureans, gorn, ferengi: Hi John - A) Species 8472 would definitely charge Data B) Quinns - I think they would C) Gorn - probably, given their size differential they might give it a go. D) Taureans - definitely E) Danar - probably not, the two would probably work...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Delta Quadrant, delta quadrant, voyager crew
delta quadrant, voyager crew, adaptive capabilities: Hi John - A) Data wouldn t have any emotional reaction and would probably begin working with the local populations (like the crew of the Voyager did) to try and discover a way back to the Federation. B) Worf - I d bet he would do the same thing. C)...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Difficult Question, kirk and spock, average person
kirk and spock, average person, picard: Hi John - I m not sure what you mean by classic, ? Certainly the original series characters have stood the test of time having been around for multiple decades, plus the average person on the street will have an idea who Kirk and Spock are and might...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Difficult question, romulan warbird, crystalline entity
romulan warbird, crystalline entity, tin man: Hi John - A) I think so, Kes alone should be able to dissipate some of the beam s effects and Mitchell could most likely construct some type of shield to mitigate the remaining energy. B) Sure, I think they could survive the Tin Man s weapon using...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Douwd, crystalline entity, memory alpha
crystalline entity, memory alpha, psychological trauma: Hi John - That is a good question, my only guess is that the Douwd was still experiencing psychological trauma and guilt from his destruction of the Husnock race and was reluctant to really ramp things up and risk hurting the members of the away team. ...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Douwd, warp core breach, child abuse cases
warp core breach, child abuse cases, manipulation ability: Hi John - Well I m guessing here but I would say the Romulans in the TNG era. When the Romulans reappear in TNG they have apparently been out of contact with the greater galaxy at large for some decades. In the TOS era the Federation had recently come...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Enterprise, nurse ogawa, tasha yar
nurse ogawa, tasha yar, dr crusher: Hi John - A) Apollo - I doubt he d have much luck with Data on board. The android would see right through Apollo s god illusion and would immediately start developing a counter strategy. B) Flint - Given his love of history Picard would find Flint fascinating...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: fights, quantum level, inferior beings
quantum level, inferior beings, species 8472: Hi John - I would say Kes. We saw evidence that she could mentally affect things at a quantum level, which is more than Nomad is apparently capable of. I also think he might take time to analyze Kes and see if she met his standards of imperfection, whereas...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: food, biology texts, energy beings
biology texts, energy beings, space suits: Hi John - To be classified as alive they must do that to some extent, however most biology texts define something as alive if it is comprised of organized protoplasm, which we know energy beings are not. My guess would be that, unless they have some type...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: full speed ahead, nearest galaxy, star trek encyclopedia
nearest galaxy, star trek encyclopedia, british accent: Hi John - A) Data would refuse to obey such an order as it would put the ship and its crew into unessary danger and wold not obey, and would do so while reciting Starfleet regulatoins. B) Worf would stand with his arms crosed and glower at the Admiral....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Gorn, enterprise answer, alien cultures
enterprise answer, alien cultures, primitive race: Hi John - Since the Gorn are cold blooded they are sluggish in colder weather (like lizards on this planet) however in warmer temps they can be alarmingly fast. I don t remember the Edo probe at all but, as a guess, if the thing could take out Data pretty...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hirogen, c companion, adolf hitler
c companion, adolf hitler, first encounter: Hi John - He might if the life form was going to harm another individual or cause the destruction of an entire civilization, but probably not even then. The fact that the Continuum didn t interfere with Adolf Hitler, Colonel Green, Khan or Praetor Shinzon...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hirogen, beta quadrant, family of bears
beta quadrant, family of bears, hologram technology: Hi John - It depends on how quickly he received medical attention. Also, the Klingons have one dominant heart and one secondary one, so, If the secondary one was ripped out, he d probably survive. Rip out the primary one though, and he wouldn t last...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hirogen, dyson sphere, voyager fan
dyson sphere, voyager fan, blue whale: Hi John - I doubt they would hunt Data or Armus. The trophies indicate a culture that highly values success in their hunts and going after either of those targets would be tantamount to suicide. If you brought in all the androids in Star Trek, including...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Music, erik satie, gymnopedie no 1
erik satie, gymnopedie no 1, amazon: I haven t watched the episode to verify this, but I believe it is Erik Satie s Gymnopedie No. 1 . You can listen to it (and buy it in MP3 format) from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Gymnopedie-No-1-Album-Version/dp/B0012QJX8Q/ref=sr_f2_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1235410528&sr=102-1...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: marvel vs star trek, cosmic entities, comic heroes
cosmic entities, comic heroes, phoenix force: Hi Rodney - Ultimately I think it would come down to an eternal struggle between the Q Continuum and Eternity, the Living Tribunal and possibly the Watchers. With all those big guns fighting one another (plus maybe the Phoenix Force, Galactus, and...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: melee, nerve pinch, batman begins
nerve pinch, batman begins, fight 2: Hey John - Other than the two most recent Batman movies (Batman Begins and The Dark Knight),if you count those, Batman, if not, I didn t like any of the previous Batman movies so I have to go with TNG. Well, I really like only one of the TNG movies and...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nomad, manipulation capabilities, amazing feats
manipulation capabilities, amazing feats, organians: Hi John - That theory was based on Nomad s mind erasing weapon. If the thing could specifically target functions other than Uhura s autonomic ones (breathing etc.) and still leave her alive it must be a very sophisticated piece of engineering. While...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nomad, trivial pursuit game, gamesters of triskelion
trivial pursuit game, gamesters of triskelion, star trek fan: Hi John - Well as a life long Star Trek fan I gotta say that, if I was being placed in solitary confinement and could only take one set with me I d take all the Star Trek movies. I think the series had more highs than the history of the Superman/Batman...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nomad, star trek ii the wrath of khan, wrath of khan
star trek ii the wrath of khan, wrath of khan, dominion war: Hi John - For me, personally, I liked the TOS movies much better. With the exception of ST: First Contact the Next Gen movies were really weak and here s why I think so: Generations - a big disappointment to me as a Trek fan and an insult to those of...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nomad, fistful of datas, reactor chamber
fistful of datas, reactor chamber, warp core: Hi John - So long as the X-Men didn t have Phoenix with them the other group should pretty effectively trounce them. Ditto for the Borg Collective and the Great Link. I think the blast would probably overload Data s processors and he would enter a shut...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nomad, borg collective, warp engines
borg collective, warp engines, crystalline entity: Hi John - Yeah, I always wondered how that little probe that looked like a fancy trash can was capable of that much destruction. That s equivalent to the amount of lives the entire Borg Collective has assimilated, and there are millions of drones. Unless...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Phoenix, uncanny x men, trek universe
uncanny x men, trek universe, final frontier: Hi John - Least favorite TNG movie was Generations, Kirk s death was so poorly done and the whole idea behind the Nexus seemed pretty ridiculous to me. Least favorite TOS movie was Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. All the stories they could have done...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: people, grand nagus, borg queen
grand nagus, borg queen, wonders of the universe: Hi John - A) I doubt Scotty would like Q very much. The Engineer is all about figuring things out and using the tools available to him whereas Q is all about snapping his fingers and magically fixing things without putting any real thought or creativity...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: people, species 8472, gary mitchell
species 8472, gary mitchell, doc c: Hi John - A) I think Data would get along with Species 8472 and that they would find him fascinating. So long as he didn t pose a threat to them I think the two entities would enjoy each other s company. B) I think so. In a similar manner as Data...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, borg queen, game participants
borg queen, game participants, organians: Hi John - A) Traveler - Since we decided he could teleport, I d guess he d teleport himself somewhere else. B) Metron - Same as the Traveler C) Armus - He d go for it, trying to torture Q or the other game participants the entire time. D) Guardian...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, crystalline entity, ocampa
crystalline entity, ocampa, armus: Hi John - They do but my impression was that the Entity did not have enough technical knowledge to properly operate a holodeck. It would be like a couple of dogs playing inside a car, very doubtful that they could actually turn the key and operate the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, star trek encyclopedia, tamarians
star trek encyclopedia, tamarians, god c: Hi John - My impression was that 8472 was faster than the Jem Hadar, and with their natural ability to heal quickly I d put them to win against the Jem Hadar. Even with their ability to shroud themselves the Jem Hadar would be at a disadvantage as...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, crystalline entity, borg queen
crystalline entity, borg queen, q power: Hmmmm, I ve never seen him travel into other dimensions per se so that was a guess. My thought was that the Edo God could strike at Q and then run and hide. You re probably right though in that it wouldn t want to leave the Edo people behind and might...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, encounter at farpoint, borg queen
encounter at farpoint, borg queen, crystalline entity: Hi John - A) Edo God - I doubt it would do anything unless Q threatened the Edo people, then it would probably try and attack Q somehow and then retreat into another dimension. B) Nagilum - He would probably watch whoever Q was judging and try and interpret...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, borg queen, sweat socks
borg queen, sweat socks, projector flash: Hi John - Given their ability to (apparently) travel in space quite easily I doubt there would be anywhere Q could take Nagilum, the Edo God, the Traveler, the Metron, the Douwd, Trelane or Nomad that they couldn t get to themselves unless they wanted to...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Romulans, tal shiar, extreme prejudice
tal shiar, extreme prejudice, scortched earth: Hi John - A) Douwd - If they knew who and what he was, they d steer clear, if not they would arrest and interrogate him. B) Ditto for the Organian C) Ditto for the Metron D) Ditto for Trelane E) Ditto for Apollo F) Cytherians - They...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Sheliak, r2 d2, class planet
r2 d2, class planet, memory alpha: Hi John - I think R2 could take Ruk down. With all his gadgets and his smarts he shouldn t have any trouble. We ve seen the little astromech droid take on Battle droids, Salacious Crumb, Ewoks, and even the Death Star in conjunction with Luke so I bet...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Species 8472, crystalline entity, armus
crystalline entity, armus, nanites: Hi John - A) Data s skin would burn in a similar fashion to a human beings, but it would take a slightly longer exposure. B) 8472 - I doubt they would burn unless the torch was held to their skin for a significant period of time. Their internal nanites...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Spock, cell replication, phaser blasts
cell replication, phaser blasts, crystalline entity: Hi John - As far as I know I ve never seen Spock shrugging off phaser blasts, but I have seen him punching holes in the bulkheads of the Enterprise. I didn t see Danar punching holes in the bulkheads, otherwise I think he could have devised a better...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: situations, borg attack, delta quadrant
borg attack, delta quadrant, pink bunnies: Hi John - A) All three entities seemed to have some capacity to control energy on a massive scale (certainly Q can) so I think they would dissipate the Aldean s beam. After that the Douwd and Metron would probably suggest the Enterprise leave the sector,...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: star trek latinum figures collection, ebay account, latinum
ebay account, latinum, new additions: Ebay. Set up a search for Locutus (for example) and be prepared to wait. I don t buy the figurines myself, but I do buy the plates, I have nearly 180. Every day Ebay send me a list of up to twelve new additions to their database according to how many there...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: sun, time space continuum, uncanny x men
time space continuum, uncanny x men, two million miles: Hi John - Yep, in Uncanny X-Men #135 Phoenix ate the D Bari star to replenish her energy, causing the deaths of trillions of D Bari natives living in the solar system that orbited that sun. It was for that reason that she was put on trial by the Empress...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Tamarians, borg drone, easy prey
borg drone, easy prey, personal survival: Hi John - My thought is that A) Data, B)Worf, C)Riker, G) Gorn, I)Odo, P)8472, U)Kirk, V)Spock, W) Danar, X)Lore, Y)Kelvan and Z) Sarek would have enough snap to figure out what was going on pretty quickly (like Picard did) and would participate in the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Taureans, reasoning capability, sleep etc
reasoning capability, sleep etc, species 8472: Hi John - Guess I read that wrong, I meant Darmok beast, but you wrote Dauphin. I d assume they d hunt it as well. My guess was that the injections introduced a rhinoviral RNA strand that temporarily overwrote the existing DNA of the Species 8472 host...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Timescape, crystalline entity, darmok
crystalline entity, darmok, hirogen: Hi John - The temporal effects would affect everyone on the list save for the Traveler and the Guardian. None of the others showed any ability to affect time in any way otherwise Nagilum would not have been under any threat from the Enterprise setting...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Traveler, crystalline entity, species 8472
crystalline entity, species 8472, paxan: Hi John - Hmmm, I guess the Data can because his computing speed is faster, but that is just a wild guess. Neck Breaking - A) No way B) Gorn - Nope C) Quinn - Quinn the host, yes. D) O Brien - Probably so. E) O Brien - Power Play, Probably though...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Traveler, delta quadrant, dominion war
delta quadrant, dominion war, shield strength: Hi John - That s an excellent question and I must confess that I don t really have an answer. It seems to me that the Federation is often clueless to seize certain opportunities that obviously fall outside the restrictions of the Prime Directive. ...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Trek, kirk spock, chekov
kirk spock, chekov, geordi: Hi John - Using that definition of classic I d definitely go with the Original Crew. The average person on the street will definitely recognize Kirk, Spock and McCoy, but probably wouldn t be able to name three or four characters from the Next Generation....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: water, vulcan death grip, wet t shirt
vulcan death grip, wet t shirt, wicked witch: Hi John - A) Riker would execute Ombo-Jitsu moves against the offender. B) Worf - would skewer the offender on the end of his bat leth C) Data - probably wouldn t have any reaction other than to endlessly question the offender as to why they did...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: captains, captain hi, hirogen
captain hi, hirogen, tholian: Hi John - A) The Kelvan would probably attempt to use his dice making weapon on Apollo. B) the Krenim would probably attempt to subdue Apollo, and then use his time weaponry to erase Apollo s knowledge of his race s existence. C) Kirk - would try...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: changelings, liver cells, deanna troi
liver cells, deanna troi, visual spectrum: Hi John - Great questions! My guess would be that Changelings could not survive in deep space in their default shapes. As living organisms they must take in some energizing sustenance, and space sure isn t full of that type of stuff. We did see...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Danar, exploration missions, best of both worlds
exploration missions, best of both worlds, borg cube: Hi John - They probably would be able to. Any race sophisticated enough to remove and replace a humanoid brain would most likely be able to do that same thing with Data s mechanical fascimilie. Since Kirk s primary mission was one of exploration I d...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Death, jadzia dax, borg drone
jadzia dax, borg drone, borg queen: Hi John - That may have been it. Recently I ve gone back to rewatch all the TOS episodes and discovered there are actually some I never saw! I know what s going to happen from reading about the eps for years, but haven t seen them, its kind of a surreal...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Douwd, survivors, rishon
survivors, rishon, kevin uxbridge: Surely he tells her this only after Kevin has already admitted, to Picard, the truth about his and Rishon s circumstances, namely that he s a Douwd and she s a recreation (call it what you will) of his human former wife, one of a series of examples of the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Douwd, sherlock holmes, callista
sherlock holmes, callista, exact moment: Hi John, Well, there s not an exact moment or a certain thing that makes him go Ah ha! This woman is a fake! It s a collection of little things that happen throughout the episode, which is what he explains at the end. I m actually not sure why he picked...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Dr. Soran, star trek generations, emotion chip
star trek generations, emotion chip, naval destroyer: Sorry about that! I think the Conundrum alien, Gorn and Riker could all best Soran in a melee situation and I think his forcefield would work just as effectively against all of the members of the second group save for the Crystalline Entity. Yep, I think...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: fights, crystalline entity, physical trauma
crystalline entity, physical trauma, tos episode: Hi John - All of those beings are pretty intelligent, enough so that they should realize that attacking Q is pretty futile so I d bet they would just let it go. Was Nomad able to wipe out planets? I don t remember from the TOS episode. I know the Entity...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: star trek characters, grand nagus, demon planet
grand nagus, demon planet, crystalline entity: Hi John - I doubt Kirk and McCoy would get along too well with Odo and can t see Riker and Odo becoming fast friends. Chekov and Data would probably clash as the Russian would insist that the majority of the androids parts were manufactured in his home...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: people, demon planet, zefram cochrane
demon planet, zefram cochrane, diplomatic guy: Hi John - A) Picard is a pretty diplomatic guy and I d bet he would get along great with Odo. B) I think so. Riker can read people (or changelings) pretty well and I d bet he could endear himself to the security chief. If he could get along with...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, pointless violence, glorious battle
pointless violence, glorious battle, gorn: Hi John - A) The Kelvans seemed to be all about complete domination and control. Their immobilization of nearly the entire crew indicated a race determined to maintain control through superiority and, I doubt they would attempt to tangle with Q as there...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, dr pulaski, zefram cochrane
dr pulaski, zefram cochrane, warp engine: Hi John - I don t know what a Markoffian sea lizard is, they might be the most happy creatures in the galaxy! However, here are my opinions: A) Guinan would ask that Q turn himself into an MSL. B) Traveler - would ask that Wesley, the only creature...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Star Trek Voyager, star trek voyager, sunshine song
star trek voyager, sunshine song, star trek: Hi Marius - Wow, good question, I honestly don t know too much about Voyager but can recommend another of our experts named H Louise who is a whiz at all things Voyager. Send her a copy of this question and see if it might be up her alley! Thanks!...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: ship, romulan ship, romulan warbird
romulan ship, romulan warbird, tamarians: Hi John - My guesses are: A) Spock - Given how dedicated he is to the cause of Vulcan/ Romulan unification, I d bet he would chose the Romulan ship, hoping to build allies in his endeavors. B) Worf - He d probably go with the Tamarians, they are a...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Douwd, trelane, aggressive species
trelane, aggressive species, gary mitchell: LOL! Ah yes! Cats! I have three of the beasts and have endured the paws on the keyboard scenario many times! Congratulate yourself though as only someone with inhuman patience and a touch of a wild spirit can truly own a cat as a pet . Truthfully...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Douwd, crystalline entity, god question
crystalline entity, god question, paxan: Hey John - Is that right? Wait until the movie comes out, I bet the franchise will experience a rebirth . I ll give it a shot with the Enterprise and Voyager questions! I know Voyager was pretty popular but did ANYONE watch Enterprise?? I think...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Douwd, organians, armus
organians, armus, intriguing question: Hi John - Third or Fourth favorite?? Does that mean (gulp) that you liked Voyager better??? Yeah that s a good point about Odo not being able to see behind him. Maybe his eyes do see but are less sophisticated or effective as human vision? My guess...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nagilum, evil aliens, dominion war
evil aliens, dominion war, federation colony: Hi John - I guess it does hunh? No, I don t think that even 1,000 years into the future the Federation would possess something capable of destroying Nagilum. Hmmm, my guess is he would probably choose the Hirogen. The Husnock don t exist anymore,...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, john de lancie, captain janeway
john de lancie, captain janeway, best of both worlds: Happy Birthday! Thirty was awesome for me, one of the best years of my life! Have a great year! Most likely Nagilum probably would defeat Superman unless the Man-Of-Steel could discover and exploit a weakness in his opponent. Supes has beaten omnipotent...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, organians, humanoid species
organians, humanoid species, betazoid: Hi John - No, its totally subjective. Even the books which are considered non-canon haven t really delved into that type of analysis as they always want to keep the door open for future stories and not risk committing themselves one way or the other....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Quinn, lily sloane, borg drone
lily sloane, borg drone, machine gunner: Hi John - Tin Man and the Entity would probably be cooler to the touch than the humanoid norm as their internal core temps are probably significantly lower than ours (humanoids). Nomad would probably have a surface temp somewhere near the ambient temp...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: waters, vulcan nerve pinch, borg drone
vulcan nerve pinch, borg drone, pull ups: Hi John - If the two Spocks knew where the Gorn s sensitive nerve clusters were, then yeah, I think they probably could take one down. I think Nagilum might try and experiment on the Edo God. He didn t seem to fear much other than the removal of his...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: OFF, time space continuum, milky way galaxy
time space continuum, milky way galaxy, st insurrection: Hi John - Yes, exactly! The chemicals within the OFF contain irritants that damage the tissue of a human eye, but since the Doc doesn t have real eyes, just photonic duplicates, it would be like spraying water in his eyes. Odo doesn t see the way most...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Apollo, human brain cells, field intensity
human brain cells, field intensity, mind eraser: Thanks John! I do try and give good answers though sometimes it requires more thinking that others! That s an excellent observation about Data. If the field was strong enough to take him out, I would think most humanoids wouldn t be able to withstand...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armus, uncanny x men, borg queen
uncanny x men, borg queen, physical vulnerability: Hi John - The one advantage I can see that the Guardian has is his ability to know time . He would know when or if Phoenix was coming for him and (theoretically) be able to hide somewhere, or make temporal strikes at Phoenix, say at a period before she...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: amps, jem hadar, crystalline entity
jem hadar, crystalline entity, paxan: Hi John - I dunno, I don t know much about electricity and how it acts on living tissue. I personally know an individual who was struck by lightning and survived, but I don t know how many amps that is so its difficult to guess. I had thought that if...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Borg, star trek universe, fictional race
star trek universe, fictional race, sorry matt: I haven t seen the Voyager finale in a few years, but I suspect that the writers were just cagey enough to leave themselves some loopholes so that someone in the future could bring the Borg back. I also think that the history of Star Trek has shown that...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: beasts, star trek novels, crystalline entity
star trek novels, crystalline entity, trek universe: Hi John - I guess he might. It would depend on how big Apollo could get exactly. If there is no upper limit to his size he could (in theory) get big enough to crush Nomad in his hands. If the wood chipper were strong enough to slice and dice Data s...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: CAST OF THE NEXT GENERATION, star trek collectibles, star trek next generation
star trek collectibles, star trek next generation, trek next generation: First of all, I apologize for the delay in responding. I m normally much faster, but I ve been working against some deadlines at work. That being said... I m not really very knowledgeable about the world of Star Trek collectibles, but what you have certainly...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Douwd, rubik s cube, quantum level
rubik s cube, quantum level, strong energy: Hi John - Thanks! Yes, I was about four or five years old when TAS came out and my parents had just gotten a television. Prior to that we had lived in Germany and not had a television, so I was fascinated by the whole thing. My grandmother had...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: energy beings, space time continuum, home galaxy
space time continuum, home galaxy, organians: Hi John - Other than maybe Q I think anyone would be pretty hard pressed to control a Douwd. The obvious method would be to threaten his wife, but any being that could wipe out a race of billions across space I don t think would consider that a credible...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: episodes, energy beings, crystalline entity
energy beings, crystalline entity, species 8472: Hi John - I like the Where No One Has Gone Before ep because you get to see that wild weird galaxy where the Ent ends up. I can t say whether I like TNG or TOS more, that s like choosing between your children! Voyager I like better than TAS. I always...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: hologram, borg drone, gary mitchell
borg drone, gary mitchell, human brain: Hi John - That s a good point about Quinn, I hadn t seen the episode in a while and forgot about that. Yes, Data s systems can reboot themselves on their own after he suffers massive trauma or something significant enough to cause his systems to shut...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: hologram, electrical signals, energy decrease
electrical signals, energy decrease, god control: Hi John - Probably so, I doubt getting a force field in the brain would do a humanoid much good. Cutting off the oxygen is a possibility as well. Humans have pretty delicately balanced brains that keep track of a lot of autonomic functions so, I would...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: list, star trek books, delta quadrant
star trek books, delta quadrant, million light years: Hi John - Most Intelligent - Kelvans - any race that can traverse galaxies, develop a means to contain a being with 1,000 limbs in a human form (complete with human emotions and feelings), and create a weapon that can immobilize, but not kill personnel...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: M33, transwarp conduit, subspace message
transwarp conduit, subspace message, alpha quadrant: Hi John - A) Metrons - Probably not. I got the impression that their abilities wouldn t necessarily work over such a long distance. Sure they could transport Kirk and the Gorn to an uninhabited planet within, say, one or two sectors from the Enterprise...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: movie, tug of war, hi john
tug of war, hi john, kryptonite: Hi John - That is a good question. I think Odo could make himself look like Kryptonite, but it would be in appearance only, he would not generate the Kryptonite radiation that emits from a real piece of Kryptonite and it is this radiation that causes Superman...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: movie, borg drone, crystalline entity
borg drone, crystalline entity, paxan: Hi John - Cool, let me know what you think. A) Data - I think they might be able to as we saw Data s mind taken over by Ira Graves so that indicates to me that such a thing is possible. B) Doc - Probably not as his brain is really a collection of...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: movie, fight with the beast, alternate timeline
fight with the beast, alternate timeline, crystalline entity: Hi John - Yep, all that was in the prequel comics, including a visit by Ambassador Picard and an altercation between Nero and the Remans. Also an appearance by Captain Data (apparently having downloaded his memories into B4 prior to his death), who is...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nagilum, tamarians, crystalline entity
tamarians, crystalline entity, organians: Hi John - A) Yes, I definitely think so. B) 8472 - Yeah, I think they might be able to. C) Borg - Yes, I think they could. D) Cytherians - absolutely! E) Romulans - Probably not, they are not that much more advanced than the Federation. ...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Pairs, noonien soong, green goblin
noonien soong, green goblin, armus: Hi John - I think so. The Gorn s tech seemed to be roughly the same level of the 23rd Century Federation whereas the Aldeans seemed much more advanced than even the 24th Century Federation. I agree with you there, I think they could take down a Douwd...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Pakleds, crystalline entity, organians
crystalline entity, organians, tau alpha: Hi John - My guess would be no. Any entity that sustains itself by eating planets must have built in mechanisms to locate them and determine their suitability for consumption. I doubt, for example, the Entity would willing consume a Demon Class planet,...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, borg queen, crystalline entity
borg queen, crystalline entity, organians: Hey John - Keep your head down and don t get hit by any pop flies! Riker and the crew (including Kosinski) indicated that the Traveler was from a race indigenous to a planet named Tau Alpha Ceti. They didn t seem to register any surprise at seeing a...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, captain sisko, captain janeway
captain sisko, captain janeway, captain picard: Hi John - A) Probably Nagilum. the Edo God would be a drag and the Guardian won t easily go anywhere with Q. Also I think Nagilum would understand Q a little better than the other two. B) Probably the Douwd as he would be better protected. The Metrons...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: questions, jem hadar, alien design
jem hadar, alien design, trelane: Hi John - If there were specific characteristics Data could recognize visually, like bigger wings or something he could probably see them a ways off. I dunno how smart I am necessarily but thanks! I agree with that, I doubt there would be much a Jem...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: roses, hand to hand combat, underwater pressure
hand to hand combat, underwater pressure, species 8472: Hi John - Yeah that souped up Voyager in the final episode laid waste to the Borg with ease. I wonder what Starfleet is doing with that technology now? Presumably the more advanced races would continue to advance and, as they did, develop more sophisticated...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Salt Vampire, borg drone, species 8472
borg drone, species 8472, taurean: Hi John - I think the Salt Vampire is a pretty durable creature, but not necessarily stronger than Data. It would be like a badger attacking a turtle. You know the turtle isn t stronger or faster than the badger, but it can pull into its shell and sit...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: star trek tng, star trek insurrection, star trek first contact
star trek insurrection, star trek first contact, star trek generations: Hi Ben - As far as I know there has never been a T.V. movie made for TNG. Several of the episodes from the series have been combined into what some stations might be calling a 2 hr TV movie (such as Best of Both Worlds), but there hasn t been a television...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: strength, pain receptors, hand to hand combat
pain receptors, hand to hand combat, efficiency rate: Hi John - My guess would be that Odo can operate all of his muscle cells (or whatever equivalent he has) at a much higher efficiency rate than Worf or Spock. Plus Odo wouldn t have the weak points that humanoid anatomy is prone too (such as weakness...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Uniform colors/insignia, star trek uniforms, star trek uniform
star trek uniforms, star trek uniform, classic trek: The episode is called All Our Yesterdays. And actually, I m glad you had a follow-up for me, because I was researching further on this topic, and discovered that there are librarians in Starfleet! In the movie Star Trek: Insurrection, there was...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Worth The Dive?, new star trek movie, mr spock
new star trek movie, mr spock, breathing gear: Hi Zach - I promise to make sure you are properly outfitted with a wetsuit, breathing gear and a mask before you take the dive! (I am just like you, drives my family crazy! Once I get into something I read the books, watch all the shows, collect all...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Allegiance, jem hadar, borg drone
jem hadar, borg drone, risk resources: HI John - A) Abducting 8472 would put a permanent (and lethal) stop to their activities pretty quickly so I doubt they would bother with 8472. B) Aldean - Nope, I m pretty sure the Aldeans could make the Allegiance aliens regret such a decision. C)...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Apollo, lwaxana troi, star trek characters
lwaxana troi, star trek characters, deanna troi: Hi John - I d like to see either the Borg Collective or 8472 knock it out with the Apollos. I d probably go with the 8472 because, even if the Changelings did get nasty and use their shapeshifting powers to say, invade the Species lungs or something,...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armus, changelings, target
changelings, target, tarantula: Hi John - I think he would, if Armus truly was a skin of evil then everything in his nature would be screaming to flaunt the laws he was being tried for and I d bet he couldn t help but resist. Hmmmm, well Q seemed to regard us beings on this plane...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Arsenal of Freedom, romulan warbird, energy field work
romulan warbird, energy field work, borg drone: Hi John - A) Entity - I think it probably would, the Entity didn t seem to have any real tactical skill or ability to vary its strategies too much so, I think the system would pretty quickly work out a way to destroy the Entity. B) Tin Man - Yes, I think...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: age, planetary debris, c companion
planetary debris, c companion, biological tissues: Hi John - Yes, aging involves the replication of cellular material and the magnified errors that occur when a copy of a copy is made. If Nagilum could control entire sectors of space, I think he could alter the matter in Data s cells easily and cause cellular...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: brig, warp core, crystalline entity
warp core, crystalline entity, armus: Hi John - If all of the power of the warp core were used it could probably physically contain an Organian, Metron or Douwd in theory for a short time but, given their ability to teleport they could just transport away. Easier to contain - Probably...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Capts., photon torpedo, crystalline entity
photon torpedo, crystalline entity, gifted leader: Hi John Given Data s ability to move at superhuman speed, greater than human strength and ability to resist damage that would kill or seriously incapacitate Cap I d put my money on him. I don t have any trouble believing that Cap and Wolverine could...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Conundrum, jem hadar, borg drone
jem hadar, borg drone, deanna troi: Hi John - Yes the Satarrans seemed to be able to pretty effectively wipe out the memories of humans, a Bajoran, a Klingon, a hybrid (Betazoid/humans) and whatever other species might have made up the crew (like Crewman Daniel Qwan a human/Napean etc.)....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Conundrum, phaser blasts, bridge crew
phaser blasts, bridge crew, key instruments: Hi John - A) The Satarran seemed to not really be thinking but kind of panicked when he saw that his chance to destroy the Lysian Central Command was slipping through his fingers after all his hard work. My guess is he would have reacted the same, attempted...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Crystalline Entity, great white shark, crystalline entity
great white shark, crystalline entity, baby whale: Hi again - I think the 58 might be able to get a shot or two in, but any entity that can navigate in deep space must have some type of shield to keep itself intact from micro-meteorite impacts, cometary debris etc. At the speeds the Entity can travel...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: characters, jean luc picard, grand nagus
jean luc picard, grand nagus, dr pulaski: Hi John - Me personally I can t stand Wesley Crusher. The whole boy genius idea was done to death in sci fi (see Seaquest DSV, Galactica 1980 and scores of others). It particularly raised my ire that this kid was at the helm of the ship when officers...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, planetary ecosystem, borg queen
planetary ecosystem, borg queen, crystalline entity: Hi John - He didn t mention temperature differences specifically in that scene no. I agree that he didn t get personally uncomfortable, but he must have some type of galvanic skin sensor response to his environment,otherwise he would just walk into...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, borg drone, ground resistance
borg drone, ground resistance, cat spot: Hi John - As far as I know and have been able to research its never been revealed where exactly Data got his cat Spot. None of the non-canon novels I ve read have elaborated on that either. I think Data could generate the necessary force to entomb...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, portable storage device, commander riker
portable storage device, commander riker, time manipulation: Hi John - Data seems to believe that he functions best on the Enterprise and among its crew. Though (according to his own admissions) he doesn t have any feelings about that, he probably wished to be where he felt he was doing the most good and served...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data, star trek fan, collecting comic books
star trek fan, collecting comic books, danar: Hi John - No matter how powerful Wolverine s muscles are (and they are powerful given the combination of his healing factor and the fact that they are conditioned to lift adamantium all day long), they would still be subject to the build up of fatigue poisons...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Decision, jem hadar, borg queen
jem hadar, borg queen, alpha quadrant: Hi John - A) Apollo - Since a brig would probably not hold Apollo for very long I think he d be assigned a security escort and asked not to venture into some areas of the ship. B) Krenim - I d imagine one of those beings would be allowed to roam the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Dyson Sphere/Laas, romulan warbird, dyson sphere
romulan warbird, dyson sphere, physical feats: Hi John - A) Apollo - given his ability to make giant hands, I think he probably could. B) Armus - Hmmmm, I didn t see him do any real impressive physical feats but, if he could manipulate the energy that powered the motor that closed the doors, he...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Edo god, impressive powers, edo culture
impressive powers, edo culture, rampant sex: Hiya John - My impression from the episode was that the Edo God was a pretty rigid entity and for some reason thrived on letting the Edo do pretty much whatever they wanted so long as they obeyed its rules to the letter, no matter how insane they sounded....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: fight, borg drone, gladiatorial contests
borg drone, gladiatorial contests, nerve pinch: Hi John - So much of the dynamics of a hand-to-hand combat situation comes down to so many complex variables (territory, luck, experience etc.) so, while yes I think Quinn was obviously stronger than Worf or Spock, no, I don t think he could reasonably...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: fights, planetary gravity, hand phaser
planetary gravity, hand phaser, crystalline entity: Hi John - I d say (in terms of who could bench press the most weight) that the Rock is probably physically stronger than Danar. I am assuming you mean a hand phaser at level 11 which, if Nomad has his shields on, would cause some energy loss to the shields...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: fights, marshmallow man, herman munster
marshmallow man, herman munster, tau alpha: Hi John - The Traveler took a humanoid form (of a native Tau Alpha Ceti) in order to engage with and study humanoids but I don t think his true form is actually that of a humanoid. At a guess I would say that the Guardian is older than the Edo God...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Guinan, star trek characters, masterpiece society
star trek characters, masterpiece society, borg drone: Hi John - They might but I think Guinan could talk them into listening to her, she is very persuasive. It depends on when you were looking at Odo. At the beginning of DS9 he probably wouldn t, but by the end of the series he is relying on Kira heavily...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hulk, borg drone, skeletal structure
borg drone, skeletal structure, taurean: Hi John - I changed my comic listing to unlimited today so that shouldn t happen in the future. No, the televised episodes very often are not written by the same people who write the comic stories. It depends on the molecular strength of the Excalbian...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Kelvans, demon planet, crystalline entity
demon planet, crystalline entity, biological organisms: Hi John - My guess would be that the Entity needs Class M or equivalent planets for sustenance as their energy contains specific wavelengths of energy that are capable of sustaining life. So, (and this is a total guess) I would think that trying to digest...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Kelvans, jem hadar, organians
jem hadar, organians, andromeda galaxy: Hi John - If the dice making weapon is sophisticated to distill all the various different kinds of tissues within a human being (brain, cardiac, bone, aqueous membranes etc.) then it should be able to work against Data in my estimation. My guess is the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Kelvans, voyager episode, energy beings
voyager episode, energy beings, bowling ball: Hi John - My guess is that one of the other Apollo s could reform their distilled friend using their ability to manipulate energy. Also I don t see why the paralysis field should affect his energy manipulation abilities. My guess is those powers come...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Kivas, romulan vessel, mars orbit
romulan vessel, mars orbit, utopia planitia: Hi John - Since the Varon T is classified as a disruptor I would assume it has some characteristics in common with Klingon and Romulan disruptor weaponry. According to what Fajo said the weapon rips apart a victim (probably at a cellular level) but does...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: mind-sifter, jem hadar, borg drone
jem hadar, borg drone, mr spock: Hi John - My guess is you re referring to the mind-sifter device Kor threatened to use against Kirk and Spock in the TOS episode Errand of Mercy (If that s not it let me know) According to Memory Alpha a Vulcan subject could resist the mind sifter...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Pakleds, gracious gentleman, trelane
gracious gentleman, trelane, emergency transport: Hi John - A) Data - Yeah I would think his head would move a little bit just from the force of the blow, but that s about it. B) 8472 - I agree, tricycles require more effort to knock over than a bicycle of the same size and weight because of the distribution...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: phaser, projectile weapon, memory cells
projectile weapon, memory cells, biological entities: Hi John - I doubt the Satarran would be able to exert enough force to move Data. If escape were not possible any other way then I think the three would work together at least until they had secured their freedom. After that they would turn on each other....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, borg queen, trelane
borg queen, trelane, hi john: Hi John - No problem, okay on to the answers.... Yeah I would have to say Q is probably the oldest of the races we ve met thus far but I do think the Guardian is older than Nagilum, the Organians and Trelane. The Organians indicated that they had...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, klingon cruiser, romulan warbird
klingon cruiser, romulan warbird, starfleet protocol: Hello John - My guess is that Nagilum is effectively immortal so, 30 years wouldn t really seem like a long time to him as it might to you or I. Three days probably wouldn t be enough to gather the info he wanted (in his estimation), so I d bet he d choose...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, energy matrix, hi john
energy matrix, hi john, qs: Hi John - That s a pretty good interpretation if you ask me. My guess is that you re right on the money in that Riker had Q powers, but was still fundamentally a human. My guess is that Riker could access those abilities, but his physiology, and probably...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Quinn, nfl linebacker, green beret
nfl linebacker, green beret, street youths: Hi John - Yeah, its difficult to say exactly because the variables in a fight are so fluid. I ve seen an 85-year-old Aikido master take down four street youths (in a parking lot no less), simply because of his speed, knowledge and use of his environment...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Spock, ds9 characters, sentient life
ds9 characters, sentient life, crystalline entity: Hi John - Off the top of my head I don t recall either of them opening turbolift doors though I m sure they could. Odo once was shown halting the progression of a falling elevator inside the station by morphing his arms into a type of brace, so he s gotta...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: ship, organians, ocampa
organians, ocampa, darmok: Hi John - A) Krenim - they seemed to be a pretty advanced race and I d bet they could figure out most of the primary systems within a seven to ten days. B) Borg - Given their ability to quickly assimilate and incorporate new technologies, I d say that...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: sweat, hand to hand combat, physical specimen
hand to hand combat, physical specimen, voyager episode: Hi John - That s a tough one! Kolrami seemed to be a tactical genius in theory, but generally when confronted by the threat of imminent violence, most theories go right out the door. Fajo seemed to have no scruples whatsoever, even going to the point...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Traveler, death match, ocampa
death match, ocampa, matter physics: Hey John - Yeah, he seemed filled with a great sense of wonder about this plane/level of existence as well, which indicated to me that he didn t know a great deal about it. Time/Space is a tricky thing involving a complex interaction between different...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: trial, jem hadar, klingon commander
jem hadar, klingon commander, trial question: Hi John - Didja transwarp transport the guy with the weed whacker yet? I d agree with your ranking there, my guess is that Nomad and the Edo God would pretty much be equal in terms of their not wanting to be tried by lesser beings, but I agree that...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: changelings, uss yosemite, dead air space
uss yosemite, dead air space, borg queen: Hi John - Probably so, they seemed pretty prejudiced against solids and, since they multiply so fast, stopping a Tribble Infestation before it took over the Changeling planet might be a prudent course of action. Given the Changeling s exchange of memories...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: clip, blunt force trauma, dead as a doornail
blunt force trauma, dead as a doornail, metal alloy: Sorry about that - In the television series Terminator: The Sarah Chronicles the Terminators are said to be constructed of a very tough metal alloy known as Coltan. Now, we could debate canonicity all day but for my answers I m going to assume the T-800...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: clip, l data, gorn
l data, gorn, second head: Hi John - I don t know of any reason a Changeling couldn t accomplish the back-to-front switcheroo like the T-1000. I think an accomplished Changeling (like the female Founder played by actress Salmoe Jens) could pretty accomplish the soft head, second...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data Fanfiction, star trek universe, bicentennial man
star trek universe, bicentennial man, artificial organs: Hi Emily - LOL! Just remember one man s Trek Guru is another man s Trek Geek! No problem at all happy to help! From the impressions I got it seemed that Aden and Fred had a pretty high degree of technical/engineering knowledge so maybe they could...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Energy beings, organians, energy beings
organians, energy beings, hirogen: Hi John - Technically no, the Doc should not weigh anything as the overall atomic mass of the photons and energy fields that comprise his body is negligible. My impression in regards to the other energy beings is that their bodies are comprised of altered...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Enterprise C, ambassador class starship, star trek tng
ambassador class starship, star trek tng, star trek tng episode: Hi David - According to a line from the script for Yesterday s Enterprise (that never made it on screen) the Enterprise-C had a crew compliment of 700 personnel before the battle with the Romulans and subsequent damage to the engines and hull. Thanks!...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: entities, major kira, deanna troi
major kira, deanna troi, organians: Hi John - A) Nagilum - Probably Jadzia Dax from DS9 as she could discuss the concept of death with him after having died and shared the memories of those deaths with her symbiont. B) Edo God - Probably Data, he seems the most logical and unemotional....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Great Link, jem hadar, guinan
jem hadar, guinan, sisko: Hi John - Congratulations! Once you ve gone high speed you can never go back! A) Qs - I doubt they would do much other than play whatever game Q hand in mind, angering someone that powerful isn t a recipe for continued survival. B) Superman - I m...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: grab, borg drone, memory alpha
borg drone, memory alpha, darmok: Hi John - According to Memory Alpha the energy used by the Brekkians is electrical in nature and, apparently, capable of paralyzing a human being as we saw in the clip. Based on how much energy it would take to immobilize someone of Riker s size and...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: hot and cold, bajoran wormhole, normal body temperature
bajoran wormhole, normal body temperature, cold question: Hi John - That s a possibility but with all the ambient solar radiation, cosmic rays and bands of radioactivity floating through space it would need some means to resist extreme temps up and down the scale. I doubt being immersed in that much high temp...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Khitomer massacre, star trek tng, star trek tng episodes
star trek tng, star trek tng episodes, romulan warships: Hi John - Yes Camp Khitomer was the site of the signing of the historic Khitomer Accords (as depicted in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country) where the Klingon Empire and the Federation made peace with one another and took their first steps towards becoming...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Klingon and Romulan ship weapons., romulan warbird, star trek the next generation
romulan warbird, star trek the next generation, photon torpedoes: Hi David - So far as I know the Romulans don t use photon torpedoes, though I think the Klingons do. The power output of both race s disruptors are roughly equal, depending on the size of the ship firing them. As a general rule a Romulan Warbird (circa...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Klingon warships versus starships., catastrophic disruption, photon torpedoes
catastrophic disruption, photon torpedoes, hunting knife: Hi David - Not necessarily more powerful, just more destructive. The disruptors cause immediate and catastrophic disruption within the molecular structure of anything they hit, whereas the phasers are more precise and somewhat less destructive. I guess...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Klingons versus humans, trouble with tribbles, place decades
trouble with tribbles, place decades, alpha quadrant: Hi David - Good question! It s never made entirely clear in the various television shows and/or the movies why the Klingons and the Federation (including humans) were enemies for so long, but here is what we do know. Captain Picard mentions in the ST:...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: moving day, jem hadar, gamma quadrant
jem hadar, gamma quadrant, beta quadrant: Hi John - A) Gorn - Initially they seemed pretty isolationist so my guess is they d pick a remote sector of the Delta Quadrant since the Romulan Empire dominates much of the Beta Quad and the Dominion the Gamma Quad. B) Borg - Probably the Alpha Quadrant...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nagilum, dr crusher, proper gentleman
dr crusher, proper gentleman, cultural taboos: Hi John - I can t see any of the individuals on the list willing submitting to such a request. It wouldn t necessarily be because of the cultural taboos that some cultures (like humans) have about watching a paired coupling but I think they would all...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Odo, borg queen, delta quadrant
borg queen, delta quadrant, star trek nemesis: Hi John - My guess would be the Thalaron Radiation as it was banned in the Federation entirely, whereas the Baryon Sweep was still used to remove certain particles from the hulls of starships. That is a great question about Odo. I don t think Odo could...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: o, omega glory, o brien
omega glory, o brien, hi john: Hi John - Awesome! As a second generation Irishman myself I always had a soft spot for Chief O Brien! Also I though Omega Glory was a lot more fun that blue elves who seemed suspiciously like the Borg taking over the ship! Thanks! Dera...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, deep space 9, amanda rogers
deep space 9, amanda rogers, borg cube: Hi John - I d think Q s probably could block another member of their species from reading their mind, otherwise the Q Civil War would have never been fought as any tactic or strategy by one side could be easily figured out and thwarted by another. That...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, jem hadar, amanda rogers
jem hadar, amanda rogers, voyager episode: Hi John - Yes, I saw that episode once when it first aired on UPN. I believe all the beings you mention could detect the Voth somehow. Trelane might be the only one with some trouble determining exactly what he was detecting (because of his youth) but...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q, uncanny x men, human shell
uncanny x men, human shell, ski mask: Hi John - I think Q s son and Trelane would be like a pair of young children who are best friends. When separated they would bug their parents incessantly for permission to play together, but put them together for more than a few hours and they would get...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: questions, dyson sphere, jem hadar
dyson sphere, jem hadar, god c: Hi John - My guess is that he d choose the Caretaker as all the others are more likely to either attempt to control or kill him! His least likely choice would probably be the Calamarain as who wants to share a shuttle with beings that shock you for eight...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Romulans and Vulcans again, vulcan race, natural emotions
vulcan race, natural emotions, romulans: Hi David - The proto-Romulans (who eventually became the race we know as the Romulans) were a warlike race who valued battle and struggle as the ultimate crucible through which to develop a race. Surak s believed that the Vulcan race would drive themselves...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Romulans and Vulcans, romulus and remus, romulans
romulus and remus, romulans, vulcans: Hi David - You re right, Romulans and Vulcans are essentially the same race. Thousands of years ago on the planet Vulcan a visionary named Surak sought to end centuries of senseless bloodshed on Vulcan by espousing a philosophy dedicated to pure logic....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Star Trek TNG episode; Yesterday's Enterprise, star trek tng, star trek tng episode
star trek tng, star trek tng episode, tasha yar: Hi David - Wow wasn t that a spectacular episode!? The producers did run into time constraints that prevented them from filming the destruction of the Enterprise-C and the actors(ress) who played Lt. Castillo and Capt. Garrett had other commitments. ...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Starship weapons, photon torpedoes, phasers
photon torpedoes, phasers, massive energy: Hi David - The majority of the Technical Manuals published for the various shows put the photon torpedoes at having more destructive potential than the phasers. How many times have we seen a ship take multiple hits from phasers, but one or two photons...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: TNG episode; Darmok, star trek tng, darmok
star trek tng, darmok, electromagnetic energy: Hi David - We weren t given a whole lot of information on Tamarian physiology in the episode but are led to believe the creature pummeled Dathon while the Enterprise-D tried to transport up through the scattering field created by the Tamarian ship. It...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: thalaron, electro magnetic radiation, radiation works
electro magnetic radiation, radiation works, organic cells: Hi John - Probably Tin Man. From his relationship with Tam Elbrun we know that he places a value on companionship (maybe humanoid companionship in particular? Similar thought patterns?) whereas the Entity seemed all about satisfying its own needs regardless...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: uniform coloring, starfleet ships, science officers
starfleet ships, science officers, gold uniform: Hello. You are correct that between the time of tOS and TNG uniform colors switch, and also correct that in tOS Steve would be in a red uniform. I can t say for certain about Linguistics, as you are correct that we never see it in TNG, but we do see a...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: 8472, borg drone, corbomite maneuver
borg drone, corbomite maneuver, dr mccoy: qa CHa John A) Worf - He d tell the new arrival to pound sand and attack him as an intruder, fighting with his bare hands if necessary. B) Spock - He d attempt to point out the flaws in the intruder s logic and probably activate some type of countermeaure...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armus, crystalline entity, organians
crystalline entity, organians, gary mitchell: Ciao Jon - If Armus can truly absorb, control and redirect electromagnetic energy then the beast hitting him would be like someone feeding you nutritious food. Sure too much of it might cause you some harm, but it would take a real heavy amount. Mitchell...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: allies, short haircut, jem hadar
short haircut, jem hadar, humanoid creatures: Bienvenidos Juanagon - I gotta say I like Memory Alpha because I love the in depth history, even on the most obscure actors who were in one scene! Most Human Appearing - Danar - I thought when I watched the episode the Angosians were humans at...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Beta XII-A entity, mortal wounds, memoryalpha
mortal wounds, memoryalpha, negative emotions: Ola Juanito - My guess is Data would prevail because he has to have a greater knowledge of tactics and strategy than the Horta thanks to his Starfleet training and experience. Ditto if he were to take on the Excalbian. I d imagine Data s mind would be...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Calamarain, correct analogy, borg drone
correct analogy, borg drone, metal skeleton: Bom Dia Juan - Apparently the Borg Queen (or her drones) somehow hooked up sensors (or neurons) in Data s skin to technology in his brain that allowed him to register pain data and interpret it as pain. The T-800 has a layer of skin covering its chasis,...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: clip, skin trauma, force trauma
skin trauma, force trauma, hirogen: Hi John - Data s skin would blow off and he d look similar to the way he did at the end of First Contact after the plasma coolant ruptured. Nomad - most of the shot would be reflected back the design of his army. 8472 - Probably might cause skin trauma,...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: clip, m o brien, skin abrasion
m o brien, skin abrasion, motor coordination: Hi John - A) Worf - Given the extra protection his cranial ridges offer him, I d say he d be slightly dazed but wouldn t be knocked out. B) Spock - I d imagine he d be more dazed than Worf, but wouldn t be knocked out like the officer. C) Gorn - I...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: clip, borg drone, plasma stream
borg drone, plasma stream, plasma conduit: Hi John - Excellent question. If I remember correctly the ship was damaged and Geordi was having trouble sustaining power levels throughout. Though I find it hard to believe I suppose its possible the force field might have been weakened because of the...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Dominion, jem hadar, borg drone
jem hadar, borg drone, gamma radiation: Hi John - A) Odo - I doubt the Dominion would design something that could kill them, otherwise the Jem Hadar or Horta would have a very effective weapon to use against their masters should an uprising take place. My guess is the field wouldn t harm Odo...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Douwd, heat emissions, turbolift doors
heat emissions, turbolift doors, infrared spectrum: Hi John - I doubt it would, the game worked on the Seratonin levels in the humanoid brain. Seratonion is a chemical (I think) and I doubt energy beings utilize chemical reactions in their bodies anywhere. My guess is the bug zapper would at the least...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: difficult question, jadzia dax, dr crusher
jadzia dax, dr crusher, planet galaxy: Hi John - Yeah that statement, along with the look of the Trill has been retconned pretty extensively by the time ST: Deep Space Nine came along. Jadzia Dax was a lieutenant in Starfleet who apparently had a long friendship with Benjamis Sisko and an...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: dyson sphere, internal surface area, dyson sphere
internal surface area, dyson sphere, uppermost region: Hi Rodney - According to the Memory Alpha website the Dyson Sphere in the episode Relics had an internal surface area greater than 250 million Class M worlds! If one uses the planet Earth as an average example of a Class M world then the average...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Edo god, fluidic space, edo vessel
fluidic space, edo vessel, power pyramid: Saba Di John - Interesting! It s funny how these different species end up getting classified sometimes. I d definitely put Nagilum at the top of the power pyramid if someone asked me. The Edo God seemed pretty set in its own opinions but only someone...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Friends, moral superiority, federation members
moral superiority, federation members, symbiont: Hi John - Hmmm, between those first two I d say Nagilum. He was at least willing to engage in discussions and learn from the Federation members he encountered (even though he was killing them) whereas the Edo God seemed only interested in those who would...

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: faces, iron holder, dermal layer
iron holder, dermal layer, hot iron: Hi John - I think he looks less like a human than Odo and Data. They could at least past for sick or deformed humans if plopped into human society, I doubt Worf could. The Hulk would feel pain and his skin would experience burns, but it would heal quickly....

Star Trek: The Next Generation: giordi's uniform, gold uniform, lieutenant junior grade
gold uniform, lieutenant junior grade, klingon officer: Hi Rog - No, Geordi was a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the first season. The uniform colors correspond the individual s job on the ship and have nothing to do with the person s rank. For example, both Worf and (in later seasons) Ro Laren are Lieutenants,...