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Dana Hanson

About Dana Hanson

Dana Hanson is a trainer and freelance writer for Screen Rant, covering stories about Star Trek for the Movie/TV feature writing team. She attended Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating in 2019 with a degree in Media Arts production and a concentration in Writing for TV and film. She has previous experience working with an online and print publication as a freelance editor and has been passionate about both writing and Star Trek for years. She currently lives in Pennsylvania.

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Discovery Failed To Revolutionize Star Trek’s Enterprise Mission

Star Trek: Discovery had the potential to fully realize the USS Enterprise's original mission, but failed to do so over the course of the show.

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7 TNG Characters Still Missing From Picard Season 3

At the halfway point, Star Trek: Picard season 3 still hasn't included the return of some important TNG characters, confirmed and unconfirmed.

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Star Trek's Multiverse Can't End With Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery season 4 officially confirmed that the Multiverse exists, but the franchise must continue to explore it after Discovery ends.

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Even Jack Crusher Thinks His Name Is A Picard Insult

Star Trek: Picard's Jack Crusher implies his name is an insult from his mother to his father, but Jean-Luc Picard doesn't see it that way.

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Star Trek First Contact Set Up Voyager Vs. Borg

Two cameos in Star Trek: First Contact helped pave the way for Captain Janeway and the crew of Star Trek: Voyager to tackle the Borg in later seasons.

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Every Star Trek: Voyager Season Ranked Worst To Best

Star Trek: Voyager ran for a total of seven seasons, but some seasons were better than others. Here's every Voyager season ranked worst to best.

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How Star Trek's Original Borg Design Radically Changed (& Why)

The Borg are one of Star Trek's most iconic alien races but were very different conceptually until budgetary constraints mandated a change.

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Star Trek: A Queer History Of The Franchise

While the Star Trek franchise has only added explicitly LGBTQ+ characters in the last 4-5 years, it has had ties to queer themes from the beginning.

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Every Star Trek TV Series, Ranked By Popularity

Star Trek has had a wide range of critical and commercial success. But what's considered to be the best Star Trek series, and which is most popular?

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Whoopi Goldberg Perfectly Described The Importance Of Uhura In Star Trek: TOS

Whoopi Goldberg's story of how she became a Star Trek fan perfectly describes the importance of Nyota Uhura's inclusion in The Original Series.

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Why Enterprise Is Canon In Both Star Trek Timelines

Star Trek's Kelvin and Prime Timelines are very different, but both of them share the events of Enterprise in common because of when they diverged.

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Why Star Trek: Discovery Had To Leave The 23rd Century Behind

Star Trek: Discovery began in the 23rd century, but the show's 930-year time jump to the future in the third season was an extremely smart choice.

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How Star Trek Succeeds At Diversity When Other Sci-Fi Fails

Star Trek has a long history of diversity, and this has helped newer franchise shows succeed at representation where other modern sci-fi has failed.

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Star Trek: How Jean-Luc and Q's TNG History Evolves In Picard

Jean-Luc and Q have a complex history, something that was established in Star Trek: TNG and seems to still be informing their dynamic in Picard.

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Why Galaxy Quest Was The Perfect Star Trek Parody

As a loving parody of the Star Trek franchise, Galaxy Quest served to humanize fandom at a time when fans were still considered outcasts.

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Star Trek: Why Avery Brooks Changed Sisko's Original DS9 Ending

Benjamin Sisko's ending in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine finale was originally a lot less ambiguous until Avery Brooks asked for it to be changed.

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Why The TNG Cast Hated Star Trek: Nemesis

Star Trek: Nemesis is a universally disliked film, even by members of its main cast who have also leveled criticism at the sequel's director.

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Star Trek: How Old Every TOS Main Character Was At The Start & End

Star Trek: TOS's main cast remain some of the most iconic characters in the franchise, but how old was each character at the start and end of TOS?

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Star Trek: How Old Data Is At The Beginning & End Of TNG & Picard

Data was one of the main characters of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but how old was Data in his first and last appearances in the franchise?

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Star Trek: Why Jonathan Frakes Was Right About TNG's Most LGBTQ Episode

Star Trek actor Jonathan Frakes thinks TNG was too timid with an episode that could have pushed the franchise's LGBTQ+ representation farther forward.

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