Star trek 101THe federation
Star fleet is a space-naval and police force for the "Federation" => A collaboration of rules / ettique / trade that many worlds join and generally act as a policing force where possible and take the high horse ethical position historically (Thus an incentive for others to join the "federation"). One of star fleets main roles is to represent / ambassador "the federation" to new cultures, try and get them to join if possible, if not exchange of culture, if not trade .. if all those our out of the question peace agreements. technologically
Star trek ships shoot things with "Photon torpedos (missiles)" and lasers (that make a sound in space ... really weird). They have "transporters" that beam people to different locations - disappear and appear in a flash of light (not many have this technology). They have holograms that are effectively real - hard etc - for plaes that are configured for it. "Replicators" exist for non-super large stuff. If you want a coffee you to to the replicator and say "Short black" and it "teleports" one.. when your done with it you put it back there and it recycles the energy (flash of light its gone). No cleaning bots needed => Makes bedrooms minimalistic. You have tables, chairs bedrooms, covers .. any anything else you replicate as u deem fit.
An "away team" is a group of people typically 6 or less that "teleports" / beams to a place outside the ship. Typical equipment would be a "tri-quarter" that is a device about the size of two apple iphones hinged at their top, that effectively is an "all things scanner and scensor in one" - what you can work out with one is effectively the limits of your imagination of what the future may have in say 100 yrs (how stable things are tectonically, health of plants, people, quality of air .. you name it)
"Phasors" are ray guns the size of pistols that have many settings typically two settings "stun and kill". Any starfleet wearing a uniform also has a "com bage" that is a gold shield like broach that when pressed can let you communicate with anyone else that has one within the distance of perhaps a solar system. Touch one then say "Captain we are in trouble permission to run like ... "
Captain hears it from their com-bage then presses it and says "No chance you sacrificial lambs, always hated you all ... go to hell and die" (or whatever)
Times a teleporter doesnt work for whatever reason they have shuttles or "run-abouts" (effectively life-pods on speed.
All ships other than super unique exotic stuff travels faster than light using something claled "warp engines". Warp 1 is "slow warp" (still super fast). Warp 10 is the theoretical maximum warp technology can push something. So hearing "we are going at "warp 9 Captain" means likely the ship is moving as fast as possible.
Power typically is due to antimatter-matter engines (I think). Most ships (all of star fleet) have "shields and deflectors" these are like invisible bubbles that wrap the ship and cover the ship in a protective layer of something. That takes a lot of punishment before being breached.
They also have "force field technology" so a space may be covered in something invisible that prevents things moving through it. Star-bases / moonbases exist and are pretty impressive in their own regard, have their own shields, defenses etc. "Universal Translator" software for com badges effectively makes everything speak Engish. The ships computer can be conacted by com badges or just being on board, one talks to it as a person "computer do this you lazy fk" ...
"Hull breach" means that the ships external hull has got a whole. "Bulkhead" is a section between pars of the ship that can seal off an entire section. "Gefforys tube" is crawl ducts between sections within a ship.Races and culture
There are some telepathic races (they are rare). Vulcans and Romuns looked like pointy eared lithe elvish people both really smart. Vulcans epitomize logic above emotions, Romuans believe in passion => Insights and incentive. Romans and Vulcans used to be close now "passive war" (hate each other). Vulcans are part of Star fleet, Romuans are their own empire. Klingons are a war-ready race very proud, love fighting. Not as advanced as star fleet but impressive in their own right.
Cardassians are like klingons. Vulcans and Humans make up the bulk of the Federation, the former being technically, and mentally and (well most regards) superier to the humans. The Vulcans have their own fleet / interests (humans dont). The vulcans are not expansionist (mainly spiritual). They often say good bye to each other by holding their hands out openly in a "V pattern" saying "live long and prosper". If the Vulcans leaved the federation or turned against them that would probably the worst news the federation could hear of.
Ferengi are small dudes with large ears that are obsessed with sex with different races and profit. They are traders, and will sell their mother for a profit in a heart beat. Theyare not evil, just very selfish. Currency has been eliminated from the federation. Think of communism that works (ie ideal
communism). This is one of the core reasons the Ferengi and the Federation dont have much to do with each other. The federation does organise trade internally and externally, its not for profit of any inidividuals though - typically is organising "luxury item from X distributed to All, X gets what they want that they dont have". So sometimes Federation will trade with the ferengi, but on bulk as a race (not to individuals typically, doing so prevents corruption etc).
The borg (cybernetically enchanged group) is more a machine consciousness that is distrubited among many cyborgs. They have enormous ships of simple geometrical shapes. They can "adapt" very quickly .. so if you start shooting one with X ... after u kill Y of them they next flood are suddently immune. They go around saying "Prepare to be assimulated - Resistance is futile. Your distinctinveness will be added to our own." this is effectively their way of saying "We have these nano-machines that exist in these extendable tubes that come out of our hands which if injected into anything organic makes htem start sprouting machine parts internalyl and externally and turns you into one of us. Doing that is the only thing we are interested in... accept this or we will blow you up." Its their way of saying "hi/Bye/Welcome/Fuckyou/Thinkingofyou/Dontcare/Heretokillyou/Change you" all at the same time (their only real comment they are interested in saying). as a "Collective. which is what they call their "culture"). They are enormously powerful. Everything they are and learn of they give numerical names to only called "designations". But some entities like "the Q" (a dying race of Godlike beings), "Species XZ3109"(A borg "designation" ?? An exotic species that is insane, they live if fluidic space (parallels to normal space), and have ships that are organic and about as good as anything every seen and more some. Borg entered fluidic space and started to piss them off, they returned the favour in spades before the "fluidic space / normal space" portal (which the borg made) was destroyed. It was the only time the Borg had a decisive
loss. The only time in history that they negotiated with another race in terms other
than "Be assimulated by us or die" (ie to save their buts from certain destruction only) None know much about them. None likely will.) things more powerful than the borg exist ... just thankfully more rare. But the borg increase in power and capabilities at a rate faster than anything else (which scares the hell out of everyone).
Klingon and Vulcan ships have cloaking devices (making them invisible) Star fleet refuses to use the technology on principal, and in war-peace-agreement practice (but may experiment with forbidden tech in secret).
Betaziods (empaths), Bajorians (used to be a slave race to the Cardassians) and many other minor races exist but still may be exotically powerful in their own regard ( one of them can make ships that can have technology that manipulates time etc ... this is something the federation are not happy about AT all.).
Although many cross-racial love affairs exist, children produced from such couplings are unheard of. You never see a "Klingon Vulcan" or a "Human-kingon". Even though they are called different "races" all are in practice different species
Unique "Creatures" also exist "Data" being one of a few androids.Space in general
New races are discovered all the time.
Races are not evenly distrubuted throughout the galaxy. IF you can imagine the galaxy as a cartwheel sliced up as a pie would be each "Quater" is a quadrant". Alpha quadrant (where humanity / earth is + Vulcans, romulans, kingons ... I think a few othes. Beta, Delta and Gamma.
Only the Alpha quadrant is really known plus some snippets of the Delta Quadrant (due to a freak occurrence where a ship called the voyager was flung). Bajorians, Cardassians and others exist in the Delta quadrant. Starfleet has one or two star bases in the Delta quadrant but its presense is very very minimalistic. Behavior and Attire
All star fleet wear skin tight jump suits. Black bottoms / boots. Different colored tops mean different things. Yellow is engineering ... Blue is medical .. red security etc ... they always get killed). Im not sure of the colours but others would.
Any time you are warned your about to go to a hostile planet (raining firely rocks) it is an unspoken rule that you CANT ask to wear armor or bring more equipment before you do down there. Why ? it results in an instant court-marshal It just doesn't look sexy, They dont like carrying stuff nor like robots or jeeps that do (prefer to beam stuff from the ship on a per need basis). Only time I have ever seen them wear anything over their uniform is if they are walking on the outside of a ship (in space) for whatever reason.
Now your an expert :)
Actually although I used swear words above,
I can't recall ANYONE EVER saying a swear word OR shouting.
IT seems everyone is Gramatically perfect and tone-moderated
(or the universal translator censors such thigns)