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September, 1966
Antares, U.S.S.
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The Federation science vessel whose crew discovered Charles Evans in 2266, marooned alone on Thasus and then transported him to the U.S.S Enterprise NCC-1701 to be delivered home. Later, the...

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antimatter converter assembly
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Part of the warp drive system of Federation starships, including the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 and other Constitution class vessels.

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baffle plate
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Component of a Starfleet propulsion system, as with the U.S.S Antares. In 2266, Charles Evans caused the Antares to explode by making the baffle plate disappear. Another one that ruptured caused...

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Charlie X
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Charles Evans, the lone survivor of a crashed colonizing expedition to the planet Thasus, comes aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise from the S.S. Antares. But when the Antares' Captain Ramart contacts...

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ear receiver
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Communications device worn in the ear by Starfleet personnel in the 23rd century, used to privately monitor audio transmissions or screen out surrounding noise if needed.

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environmental suit
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Sealed protective clothing worn by Starfleet personnel in hostile environments. The style has changed over the years from a softer chromo-metallic fabric in the 2260s to harder-edged materialsin...

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intermix formula
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Mathematical equation used to determine the proper mix of matter and antimatter in the warp core reaction chamber among starship propulsion systems. Artificial wormholes could result if the mix is...

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lithium crystals
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Predecessor to dilithium as used in early starship warp drive reactors. Because the rare crystalline form was required, lithium so used had to be refined through an energy-intensive "cracking"...

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Man Trap, The
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The U.S.S. Enterprise arrives at planet M-113 to deliver supplies to Dr. Robert Crater and his wife, Nancy, whom Doctor Leonard McCoy was once romantically involved with. M-113 is home to the...

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matter/antimatter reaction chamber
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The actual intermix chamber at the heart of a warp propulsion system, as designed in Federation vessels, where matter and antimatter are safely allowed to react in the most efficient manner. The...

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Naked Time, The
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Spock and Joe Tormolen beam down to planet Psi 2000 to pick up a research party before the planet disintegrates. They find everyone has died, frozen when life support was turned off. Even...

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phaser type-3
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A Federation handheld phaser rifle weapon used in contingency situations where a type-1 or type-2 phaser would lack the power carried in the type-3.

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recorder marker
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A buoy with data-storage capability, also known as a flight recorder, carried aboard space vessels as a record of its activities in the event of cataclysmic loss. In 2265, the U.S.S. Enterprise...

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refrigeration unit
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General name for the cryostasis generator added to the life-support system of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 in 2268 by commandeering Scalosians, who meant to keep the crew in stasis until needed...

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Valiant, S.S.
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Early interstellar vessel launched in 2064 which was lost when it was carried out of the galaxy into the surrounding energy barrier, later detected via its recorder-marker log buoy. As a result of...

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viewer
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General term for the visual displays found throughout Federation starships.  Viewers come in a variety of sizes, from desktop units to wall-mounted version such as that commonly found on the...

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warp drive
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The main propulsion system for most starships that is capable of faster-than-light travel. The core of the warp drive uses  to control the annihilation of matter and antimatter. This...

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Where No Man Has Gone Before
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Some years before this second pilot, the S.S. Valiant had encountered a unknown energy barrier at the rim of the galaxy. Something had then made its captain destroy his ship. The U.S.S....

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October, 1966
class-J cargo ship
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Harry Mudd used one of these small, outdated ships when he was swept up in an asteroid belt. He was rescued by the Enterprise.

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Enemy Within, The
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While orbiting the planet Alfa 177, the U.S.S. Enterprise experiences a transporter malfunction when Technician Fisher is beamed up from the planet with some magnetic ore on his clothing. Scotty...

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ionizer, transporter
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Component of a 22nd century transporter system. In 2266, damage to an ionizer caused a malfunction that created a duplicate of Captain Kirk over Alfa 177.

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Miri
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The U.S.S. Enterprise answers an old distress signal to find an unnamed planet that is almost an exact duplicate of Earth in the 1960s. A landing party beams down and discovers that 300 years...

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Mudd's Women
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The U.S.S. Enterprise pursues an unknown ship into an asteroid belt to save its crew before it's destroyed. The four people aboard are beamed on to the U.S.S. Enterprise; former nemesis Harry Mudd...

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What Are Little Girls Made Of?
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The U.S.S. Enterprise arrives in orbit around Exo III, to search for exobiologist Dr. Roger Korby. When Kirk asks Spock if Korby could possibly still be alive, Spock glances at Christine, then...

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November, 1966
Corbomite Maneuver, The
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While exploring an uncharted region of space, the U.S.S. Enterprise comes upon an alien space buoy which is cube-shaped and spins, warning ships away and blocking the starship's path. Kirk's...

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Dagger of the Mind
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When Dr. Simon van Gelder of the psychiatric staff at the Tantalus Penal Colony escapes to the U.S.S. Enterprise exhibiting signs of manic insanity, an enraged McCoy insists that Kirk investigate...

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deflectors
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Manipulatable energy forcefield or shield that can be generated around space vessels and other facilities for protection from natural hazards and enemy weaponry.   Transporters are...

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Fesarius
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The First Federation flagship; first contact with this ship for the UFP was made by the original U.S.S. Enterprise in 2266.

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Menagerie, Part I, The
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The U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew are diverted by a signal from the former captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise on Starbase 11, and proceed to the call. When they arrive they find Captain Christopher...

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Menagerie, Part II, The
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The U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew are diverted by a signal from the former captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise on Starbase 11, and proceed to the call. When they arrive they find Captain Christopher...

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December, 1966
Astral Queen
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Captain Jon Daily commanded this Federation passenger craft in 2266. When the ship didn't make a scheduled stop at Planet Q, the Karidian Company of Players was forced to seek passage on the...

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Balance of Terror
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The marriage of Angela Martine and Robert Tomlinson is interrupted when a Romulan bird-of-prey attacks and destroys Outpost 4, which guards the Neutral Zone between Federation and Romulan space....

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bird-of-prey, Romulan
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See: Romulan bird-of-prey

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Conscience of the King, The
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Twenty-two years before stardate 2817.6, the governor of Tarsus IV, Kodos, evoked emergency martial law and ordered half of the planet's population executed. His intent was to address a severe...

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Romulan bird-of-prey
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Romulan warship of the 23rd century used to test Federation fighting tactics and technology during the 2266 Romulan incursion. It could not use shields or weapons whenever cloaked. Its underside...

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Shore Leave
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A U.S.S. Enterprise landing party beams down to an uncharted planet. The planet seems like a perfect candidate for shore leave with its "Earth-type" characteristics. Kirk sends McCoy down with the...

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January, 1967
Arena
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The U.S.S. Enterprise is in pursuit of an unknown alien ship which has destroyed a Starfleet base on Cestus III. In an uncharted area of space, both the alien ship and the Enterprise are caught by...

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Columbus, Shuttlecraft
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A shuttlecraft on board the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, named after the explorer, Christopher Columbus (1451-1506). In 2267, this craft took part in a visual search for the crashed Galileo on the...

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Constitution-Class Starship
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Initially commissioned circa 2245, this type of Federation starship is one of the most well-known. The original U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 is of this class. Others have included the U.S.S....

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Galileo Seven, The
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On its way to deliver medical supplies to plague-ridden Makus III, the U.S.S. Enterprise passes Murasaki 312. Since they are under Starfleet orders to inspect galactic phenomena such as this...

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Galileo, Shuttlecraft (NCC-1701-7)
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One of the shuttlecraft on board the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701. The craft was lost in 2267 near Taurus II during its investigation of the Murasaki Effect and replaced with a same-numbered craft...

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hangar deck
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The shuttlecraft landing and storage facility found aboard Federation starships, derived from terran naval parlance. More modern usage of the 24th century has referred to the area as a shuttlebay.

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shields
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Forcefields that protect space vessels from damage by natural hazard or enemy attack. Synonyms include deflectors, deflector shields, or screens. Transporters cannot operate through raised shields.

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Squire of Gothos, The
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The U.S.S. Enterprise must cross an empty sector of space on their way to deliver supplies to colony Beta VI. In this space, they find an uncharted planet whose presence can't be explained. After...

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Tomorrow Is Yesterday
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When the U.S.S. Enterprise is thrown into a time warp by a black star, it ends up orbiting Earth in the 20th century. Omaha Air Base detects a peculiar UFO and sends a fighter plane, manned by...

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warp factor
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Warp factor is the unit used to measure faster-than-light travel, where 'c' is equal to the speed of light. Each increase of one warp is computed geometrically. Warp ten is theorized to be...

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February, 1967
Archon, U.S.S.
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An early Federation craft that vanished near the planet Beta III in 2167, when it was pulled from its orbit by the computer system Landru. The surviving crew was absorbed into Beta III's society...

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bearing
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In celestial navigation, a mathematical expression describing a direction in space with relationship to a space vehicle. A bearing measures the angular difference between the current forward...

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Botany Bay, S.S.
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Nuclear-powered vessel of the DY-100 class, which was Earth's standard interplanetary transport of the late 20th century. Named after an infamous Australian penal colony, the S.S. Botany Bay was...

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Court Martial
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When the U.S.S. Enterprise puts in at Starbase 11 for repairs caused in an ion storm, Kirk gives his report of the circumstances of Lieutenant Commander Ben Finney's death to Commodore Stone. All...

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DY-100
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A late 20th century interplanetary vessel design built on Earth using nuclear powered engines and equipped with suspended-animation chambers for longer voyages during the pre-warp era, superceded...

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DY-500
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A sublight class ship of the 21st century, larger than the earlier DY-100 and in use for a century after being modified for early versions of warp drive. The S.S. Mariposa was of DY-500 class....

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Intrepid, U.S.S. (NCC-1631)
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A Constitution-class Federation starship, registry no. NCC-1631, with an all-Vulcan crew destroyed in 2268 by a gigantic spaceborne amoeba creature near the Gamma 7A System. A year earlier, the...

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Republic, U.S.S.
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Constitution-class Federation starship, registry NCC-1371. While serving aboard this vessel, Ensign James Kirk reported a careless mistake made by Ensign Ben Finney. Finney later claimed that...

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Return of the Archons, The
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The U.S.S. Enterprise is investigating Beta III, where the U.S.S. Archon disappeared over 100 years before. When the landing party exhibits strange behavior, Kirk sends another party down to...

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sleeper ship
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Spacecraft in which the crew hibernates in suspended animation or a reduced-metabolism coma during the journey, which is often slower-than-light. Khan's ship, the S.S. Botany Bay, was a sleeper...

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Space Seed
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A piece of one of history's great puzzles falls into place when Kirk's crew comes across the S.S. Botany Bay, an old-style, pre-warp sleeper ship from Earth that contains several bodies in stasis....

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Taste of Armageddon, A
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The U.S.S. Enterprise is ordered to pick up Ambassador Robert Fox, who is headed to planet Eminiar VII on a diplomatic mission. Upon arriving at the planet, the ship is warned away. Beaming to...

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tractor beam
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Graviton force beam used by starships to manipulate objects outside the ship. Tractors are commonly used for towing other vessels and guiding shuttlecraft through landing and launches.

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Valiant, U.S.S.
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This Federation starship was a casualty of the computer-run, 500-year-old war between planets Eminiar VII and Vendikar in 2217.

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March, 1967
Alternative Factor, The
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While orbiting what should be a dead planet, the U.S.S. Enterprise experiences a moment of "nonexistence." Starfleet Command fears an enemy invasion and orders Kirk to find out what caused the...

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Devil in the Dark, The
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The U.S.S. Enterprise arrives to investigate reports of an unknown monster deep in the mining tunnels of Janus VI. The being is apparently destroying machinery and killing the miners, and has the...

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Errand of Mercy
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Kirk and Spock beam down to the surface of planet Organia to negotiate for the erection of a Federation base on that planet. Hostilities between the nearby Klingon Empire and Federation have...

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Mind-sifter
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Klingon interrogation device that probes the minds of its victims. At high setting, the sifter causes irreversible brain damage. In 2267, Commander Spock was subjected to questioning by Klingon...

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phaser type-1
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Starfleet handheld energy weapon in use since circa 2266. The Phaser Type-1 was commonly used when a show of force was not appropriate, such as in first contact and other off-ship missions...

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phaser type-2
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Larger handheld energy weapon used by Starfleet personnel since 2266. More powerful that the Type-1 variety, some Type-2 phasers were actually Type-1's mounted in a pistol grip. Like all phasers,...

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Romulan battle cruiser
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The Romulans used this Klingon-style ship during a short alliance between the Klingons and Romulans in 2268.

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subsonic transmitter
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Device used to drive spores out of the colonists on planet Omicron Ceti III. The frequency sent out by the transmitter irritated individuals exposed to it as those itching powder had been applied...

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This Side of Paradise
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Expecting the colonists of Omicron Ceti III to be dead after three years of exposure to deadly Berthold rays, Kirk and Spock are surprised to find the colony alive and flourishing. Spock beams to...

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April, 1967
City on the Edge of Forever, The
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McCoy accidentally injects himself with an overdose of cordrazine, a drug which makes him exhibit signs of paranoia and madness, while treating an ailing Sulu on the Bridge. Delirious, he beams...

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Denevan ship
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A dying Denevan native flew one of these small, one-person spacecrafts directly into the system's sun in 2267. The pilot had been infested with Denevan neural parasites, which were eradicated by...

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mnemonic memory circuit
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Type of computer circuit used in modern databank access. A primitive circuit, composed of a variety of electrical and radio parts of the 1930s on Earth, was jury-rigged by Commander Spock to...

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Operation: Annihilate!
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Arriving at the planet Deneva, home of Kirk's only brother Sam and his family, the U.S.S. Enterprise picks up a transmission from a Denevan pilot who has steered his craft into the sun to destroy...

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ultraviolet satellite
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Artificial satellites designed to emit ultraviolet radiation from orbit. In 2267, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 used 210 such satellites to bombard the surface of planet Deneva with ultraviolet...

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September, 1967
Amok Time
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When Spock begins to exhibit strange, erratic behavior, Kirk asks McCoy to conduct a medical examination. McCoy concludes that Spock is experiencing a potentially lethal internal distress. Spock...

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Changeling, The
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The U.S.S. Enterprise is sent to investigate the destruction of the Malurian system and its four billion inhabitants. When it arrives at the coordinates, the starship itself is threatened by a...

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Nomad
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Mechanical explorer sent from Earth in 2002. Nomad melded with an alien device named Tan Ru and the resulting robotic hybrid began destroying anything that was imperfect including, in 2267, itself.

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Who Mourns for Adonais?
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As the U.S.S. Enterprise nears the planet Pollux IV, a huge, green hand made of energy materializes in space, catching the U.S.S. Enterprise and holding it captive. Kirk and a landing party are...

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October, 1967
Apple, The
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When a landing party beams down to the planet Gamma Trianguli VI, they find what appears to be an idyllic paradise. They quickly discover, however, that the planet is deadly, sporting plants that...

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Catspaw
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On the planet Pyris VII, two beings known as Korob and Sylvia have been sent on a mission of conquest by their home world. Using a matter transmuter, they assume human form to welcome the U.S.S....

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Constellation, U.S.S. (NCC-1017)
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Federation starship, Constitution-class, registry no. NCC-1017, commanded by Commodore Matt Decker. Confronted by an extragalactic planet killer weapon in 2267 near system L-374, the...

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Doomsday Machine, The
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Sent to investigate the destruction of several planetary systems, the U.S.S. Enterprise discovers a crippled starship, the U.S.S. Constellation, floating in space. Commodore Matthew Decker is the...

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Enterprise, I.S.S.
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Mirror universe counterpart to the U.S.S. Enterprise. In 2267, Kirk and his away party encountered the brutal, parallel timeline when they were accidentally transported to the I.S.S. Enterprise...

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impulse drive
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Propulsion system used aboard spacecraft for travel at subwarp speeds, employing traditional Newtonian action-reaction thrust physics. Full impulse speed is about one-quarter light speed,...

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Mirror, Mirror
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Caught in the beginnings of an ion storm, Kirk, McCoy and Uhura interrupt their negotiations with the Halkans for dilithium crystals, to return to the U.S.S. Enterprise. Scotty beams the landing...

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planet killer
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This giant vessel is actually more of a spacefaring weapon, and made its way through our galaxy annihilating multiple planets and civilizations. The "doomsday machine" was destroyed by James T....

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Tantulus field
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Weapon secretly used by Captain Kirk of the I.S.S. Enterprise in the mirror universe. The device tracked targets with a small viewscreen, enabling the operator to vaporize the target at the touch...

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transmuter
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Thought amplifier used by the aliens Korob and Sylvia. The transmuter could convert their thoughts into physical objects or convincing illusions. With the transmuter, Korob and Sylvia disguised...

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November, 1967
central control complex
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Interconnecting technology used by the android Norman in 2267 to control and instruct the 207,809 androids residing on Planet Mudd. Direct physical interface was obtained by placing the hands...

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dilithium
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Crystalline substance used in warp propulsion systems to regulate the matter/antimatter reactions that provide the energy necessary for faster-than-light speed. Naturally occurring dilithium is...

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I, Mudd
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Norman, an android pretending to be a member of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew, takes control of the starship and her crew, taking them to an unnamed planet where Kirk discovers an old nemesis ......

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Journey to Babel
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The U.S.S. Enterprise is appointed to transport ambassadors from many worlds to the Babel Conferences. Among those aboard are Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan and his human wife, Amanda — Spock's...

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Metamorphosis
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Assistant Federation Commissioner Nancy Hedford has become ill while trying to stop a war on Epsilon Canaris III. The shuttlecraft Galileo is assigned to take her to the U.S.S. Enterprise, where...

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nanopulse laser
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Engineering device of advanced design created by the android inhabitants of Planet Mudd.

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Universal Translator
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Device for translation of spoken languages in real-time communication. It operates by scanning brain-wave frequencies and using the results to create a basis for translation. Captain Kirk used a...

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December, 1967
Carolina, U.S.S.
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This Federation starship supposedly sent a distress call to the Enterprise in 2267. It was actually a hoax transmission from the Klingons, who faked the distress call in order to keep the...

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Deadly Years, The
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On the way to Starbase 10, the U.S.S. Enterprise stops to deliver supplies to the colonists of Gamma Hydra IV. A landing party consisting of Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scott, Lieutenant Galway and Chekov...

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Deep Space Station K-7
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A 22nd-century, civilian Federation outpost, K-7 was located near Sherman's Planet, and also located only one parsec from a nearby Klingon outpost. The station was near the Mempa Sector in...

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Dierdre, S.S.
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Freighter. This ship supposedly sent a distress call to the Enterprise in 2267. In actuality, the fake transmission was part of a Klingon scheme to keep the Enterprise from returning to planet...

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Farragut, U.S.S. (NCC-1647)
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The starship to which Lieutenant James T. Kirk was first assigned after leaving Starfleet Academy. During his service on the Farragut in 2257, 200 crew members were slaughtered by the dikironium...

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