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A neck manacle used by the Hunters

The neck was a part of the body found on humanoids, used for supporting the weight of a head as well as protecting nerves which carried sensory and motor information from the brain through to the rest of the body. Those who had their neck severely injured wore a neck brace. (DS9: "Dramatis Personae"; VOY: "The Fight") The Vulcan nerve pinch was sometimes called the "Vulcan neck pinch" by Humans. (VOY: "Cathexis")

A necklace was a jewelry accessory worn on the neck. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock; Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; TNG: "Too Short a Season", "Qpid"; DS9: "Q-Less", "Battle Lines", "The Forsaken", "The Siege of AR-558")

The Hunters of the Gamma Quadrant used a neck manacle on the Tosk to humiliate them if they were ever captured alive and brought back to their homeworld. (DS9: "Captive Pursuit")

Several genus of dinosaurs, like Apatosaurus and Brachiosaurus, had long necks. (VOY: "Memorial", TNG-R: "Brothers")


The servo mechanisms found in Soong-type androids' necks were designed to approximate Human movement. (TNG: "Hero Worship")

Data breaking a Borg drone's neck

A sudden neck break will result in instant death. (TNG: "Descent"; DS9: "Change of Heart", "Strange Bedfellows"; VOY: "The Fight"; ENT: "The Xindi"; DIS: "Despite Yourself") Outside engineering on the USS Enterprise-E in 2063, Lieutenant Commander Data broke the neck of a Borg drone who nearly assimilated Captain Jean-Luc Picard. (Star Trek: First Contact) In 2254, Captain Christopher Pike told The Keeper to stop with all the illusions and let him and his crew leave Talos IV or he would break The Keeper's neck. (TOS: "The Cage") In 2374, Worf killed a Jem'Hadar soldier by breaking his neck after he and a group of Jem'Hadar located both Worf and his wife Jadzia Dax while they were on a mission to the jungle planet Soukara. (DS9: "Change of Heart") The next year, Worf killed Weyoun 7, en route to Cardassia, the same way. (DS9: "Strange Bedfellows")

Charles Tucker III referred to the Khavorta posture as "that neck thing" to T'Pol in 2153. (ENT: "Rajiin")

Spock grabs Kirk by his neck

In 2258 of the alternate reality, Spock grabbed James T. Kirk by his neck and attempted to strangle him after Kirk provoked Spock by telling him that he had never loved his mother, Amanda Grayson, as he had shown no emotion for her death by the hand of Nero. Spock afterward released his grip on Kirk's neck after his father, Sarek, persuaded him to control himself. (Star Trek)

The back portion of the neck was referred to as the scruff of the neck. In 2266, Montgomery Scott said he would grab the Alfa 177 canine by the scruff of its neck and hold it as long as he could. (TOS: "The Enemy Within")

In 2267, Trelane, acting as a judge, sentenced Captain James T. Kirk to death on Gothos, telling him, "You will hang by the neck, captain, until you are dead, dead, dead!" (TOS: "The Squire of Gothos")

In 2293, Captain Spock theorized that whomever had assassinated Chancellor Gorkon would be unable to dispose of their incriminating gravity boots on the USS Enterprise-A without drawing suspicion. Spock told Valeris that the boots would cling to the killer's necks like a pair of Tiberian bats. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

Chakotay's mother used to repeatedly get a sore neck, which, as a young boy, he used to massage. (VOY: "Resolutions")

In 2367, William T. Riker told Jean-Luc Riker, his son in an illusion created by Barash, that he would break his neck, eventually, if he continued to play parrises squares. (TNG: "Future Imperfect")

Data, possessed by an Ux-Mal criminal, holds Jean-Luc Picard up by his neck

In 2368, an Ux-Mal criminal possessing Data's body held Captain Picard up by his neck and threatened to kill him unless a plasma shock in Ten Forward was deactivated. (TNG: "Power Play")

In 2369, Zayra, the leader of a Bajoran mob accusing Odo of murdering Ibudan, yelled out to them, "How do you get a rope around the neck of a shapeshifter?" (DS9: "A Man Alone")

Later that year, Captain Picard rendered Devor unconscious with what appeared to be a Vulcan neck pinch. (TNG: "Starship Mine")

Odo had performed a technique called the Cardassian neck trick while he was on Terok Nor during the Cardassian Occupation of Bajor, to the amazement of the Cardassians. A mysterious Cardassian informant of his asked him, in 2371, if he still performed it, to which Odo simply replied, "No." (DS9: "Necessary Evil", "Improbable Cause")

In 2372, Seska injected a needle through the back of Commander Chakotay's neck to obtain his DNA. (VOY: "Maneuvers")

Later on, Vedek Porta murdered Imutta by pushing him off the second level of Deep Space 9's promenade. The impact of Imutta's body hitting the floor broke his neck, which led to his death. Porta killed Imutta because of his D'jarra caste, which had been reintroduced to Bajor by Akorem Laan. (DS9: "Accession")

In 2373, Miles O'Brien rubbed Kira Nerys' neck to relax her during a time she was staying with the O'Brien family in their quarters on Deep Space 9 while carrying Miles and Keiko O'Brien's child Kirayoshi. (DS9: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places")

Later, O'Brien's neck began to get sore after holding his son Kirayoshi for many hours. (DS9: "Business as Usual")

In 2374, Jack threatened to snap Sarina Douglas' neck if Julian Bashir didn't call Miles O'Brien right away to fix a slight ringing, which was extremely annoying to Jack, as well as to Patrick, Lauren, and Douglas. It was caused by the plasma flow being out of sync. (DS9: "Statistical Probabilities")

Later that year, The Doctor asked the EMH Mark II to stop breathing down his neck while The Doctor was trying to pilot the USS Prometheus during a Romulan attack. The EMH Mark II replied that his breathing was only a simulation, to which The Doctor replied, "So is my neck! Stop it anyway!" (VOY: "Message in a Bottle")

In 2375, Counselor Deanna Troi playfully stroked Commander William T. Riker's neck while they were in the Enterprise-E's library, researching the Son'a. (Star Trek: Insurrection)

In 2376, after being turned into a cow by Tom Paris as part of a prank on Harry Kim in the USS Voyager's holodeck, Maggie O'Halloran told Seamus and Milo, after being returned to Human form, that she remembered having a bell around her neck. (VOY: "Spirit Folk")

In an ultimately omitted scene extension from the script of TOS: "Court Martial", James T. Kirk replied to Areel Shaw wishing him "good luck" despite meanwhile officially serving as prosecutor in his court martial by saying, "I thought you wanted my neck." Shaw answered, "In one piece," as she wanted him to be safe while he next conducted a search for Benjamin Finney, who was considered potentially armed and dangerous.

Injuries and ailments

Khan incapacitating Kyle by grabbing his neck

A blow to the neck from an opponent in a boxing match will collapse the carotid artery and stop the flow of blood to the brain. (VOY: "The Fight")

In 2151, Ensign Travis Mayweather complained about his neck being sore after falling asleep in a cave located on a class M planet later known as Archer IV. (ENT: "Strange New World")

The neck was a common place for Borg drones to inject their nanoprobes during assimilation. (ENT: "Regeneration"; Star Trek: First Contact; VOY: "Scorpion, Part II", "Dark Frontier", "Unimatrix Zero", "Endgame")

In 2267, Khan Noonien Singh incapacitated Lieutenant Kyle in the USS Enterprise's transporter room by applying a considerable amount of force to Kyle's neck with his hands. (TOS: "Space Seed")

The captain of the USS Defiant, killed by a broken neck

In 2268, an officer on the USS Defiant, suffering from violent paranoia due to the Defiant being trapped in interphase, killed the captain of that starship by breaking his neck. (TOS: "The Tholian Web"; ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly")

After a member of a species of parasitic beings crawled into Dexter Remmick's mouth, his neck showed the alien creature by bulging out. (TNG: "Conspiracy")

Lieutenant Worf's neck and spinal cord were severely damaged in 2368 due to a heavy cargo container falling on his back. He temporarily lost the ability to walk, but was able to regain all of his mobility due to a medical breakthrough in genetronic replication by Doctor Toby Russell. (TNG: "Ethics")

Janeway's neck injured by a disruptor

In 2372, Captain Kathryn Janeway's neck was injured after being shot by Mokra Order soldiers on a Mokra-controlled planet during an attempt to obtain tellerium. (VOY: "Resistance")

In 2373, Constable Odo asked Jadzia Dax if she hurt her neck after having a night of intimate relations with Worf. (DS9: "Let He Who Is Without Sin...")

The macrovirus on Chakotay's neck

Later, a macrovirus infected the crew of the USS Voyager. After each host of the macrovirus became infected, the person began to develop a fever and fell unconscious. Eventually, the macrovirus hatched through the skin by flying out of the occupant's neck. (VOY: "Macrocosm")

Neelix's neck became sore if he did not sleep on pillows that were specific to him. (VOY: "Demon")

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