Star Trek: The Animated Series Synopsis
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Star Trek: The Animated Series premiered in 1973 as a Saturday morning cartoon - four years after The Original Series' final season. The series' 22 episodes featured characters voiced by their original...
antimatter converter assembly
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" process.
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 found a...
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 to help...
Star Trek: The Original Series Synopsis
The original Star Trek series focuses on the 23rd century adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701), a powerful interstellar spacecraft dispatched by Earth-based Starfleet...
Technology used by Starfleet personnel during the mid 23rd century to re-knit DNA strands. The chamber was used by Dr. Nambue on Michael Burnham following her exploration of the Klingon artifact.
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 the 2280s...
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 applied...
matter/antimatter reaction chamber
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 residual...
Big Sur Aquarium
A medicinal gel applied to the skin before returning to a sterile environment. Decon-gel is applied in the decontamination chamber, and there are various forms to combat various infectious agents.
This subspace amplifier allowed Captain Archer and the Enterprise NX-01 to increase the gain and bandwith of their subspace communications. Echo II was deployed along the starship's heading, at key points,...
hand scanner, Starfleet
An early 22nd century Earth Starfleet precursor to the tricorder: an all-purpose handheld device for scanning lifeforms and environments with immediate readout and file-saving, but without any self-contained...
immunocytic gel worms
Interspecies Medical Exchange
Vulcan-initiated program that facilitates the exchange of knowledge among physicians of many different species. Dr. Phlox served in the program prior to joining the crew of Enterprise. Phlox also made...
Lorillian children are born able to breathe only this particular gas. There is not enough methyloxide in certain atmospheres where Lorillians live (Rigel X, for example), so Lorillian mothers wean their...
Astrophysical phenomenon. Captain Archer believed micro-singularities were a Vulcan myth. In 2151, Enterprise NX-01 detected unusually charged particles that T'Pol considered evidence of micro-singularities....
Night of the Killer Androids
This horror film was shown at the Enterprise NX-01's movie night in 2151. Hoshi Sato missed it, but Travis Mayweather told her that she should be glad that she did. Malcolm Reed added that he wished he...
Technological device used in the 31st century that allows the user to move through solid matter, such as conduits and bulkheads. The device fits on the index and middle fingers, and was brought to the...
A new sidearm weapon introduced for Earth Starfleet use in 2151, with not only more power than the predecessor EM-33 pistol but a variable beam control for a "stun? setting as well as a lethal level; an...
pulse rifle, Starfleet
Long-range standard-issue weapon of the 22nd century Earth Starfleet, which have a stun setting and are powered by rechargeable sarium micro-cells. They remain in use on Enterprise NX-01 despite the introduction...
Perhaps the most notorious of Dr. Phlox's menagerie of medically useful creatures is this species specimen, a female; its fluttery, chaotic escape once helped him distract and defeat a Triannon hijacker....
Star Trek: Enterprise Synopsis
Star Trek: Enterprise (ENT) focuses on the 22nd century adventures of Captain Jonathan Archer aboard the Enterprise NX-01 during the early days of interstellar travel. The NX designation indicates that...
starship transport model
Archer fondly recalls the times he spent flying his model transport ship with his dad, Dr. Archer. The captain still carries his old boyhood flying model toy aboard the NX-01, and retrieved it to share...
These Starfleet devices are positioned in the galaxy to relay subspace radio transmissions between starships and Earth to other places. The Enterprise NX-01 deployed Echo I, which was the second in a series...
Temporal Cold War
Mysterious conflict taking place across space-time, endangering the existing timeline. Captain Archer uncovered some information about the war when a humanoid entity (possibly from the 31st century) used...
Industrial lubricant used by Malurian miners. The miners applied this to the drills they used to secretly extract uridium from the Akaali homeworld. The compound is toxic, and contaminated the planet's...
tricyclic plasma drive
Propulsion system. Tricyclic plasma drive was utilized by certain Suliban stealth ships and leaves a spatial disturbance. If one measures the decay rate of the plasma, one may be able to follow the warp...
Substance released into the bloodstream by the zymuth gland in the Axanar species. This substance is much like human lymphatic fluid and is sometimes harvested by other species for such things as vaccines...
Warp Five Complex
Starfleet's main center for constructing this innovative propulsion system for deep space exploration. The complex was dedicated by Zefram Cochrane in 2119. Henry Archer did much of his important research...
Andorian Imperial Guard
Andorian military force. Jonathan Archer and members of his crew were taken prisoner by the Guard in 2151 when the Andorians suspected the Vulcans of hiding a sensor array in the sacred temple P'Jem.
The asteroid that hit the home planet of the human Terra Nova colony contained this as a primary geological element. The thermo-shock of the impact created the "poison rain" that drove the surviving colonists...
Anatomical attribute of the Xyrillians. For this species, dermal plating serves as a mood sensory organ. The Xyrillian engineer Ah'len was surprised to see that Trip Tucker did not have dermal plating.
These boar-like creatures were hunted by the Eskans for sport and food on the rogue planet. It is unclear if the Drayjin is an actual lifeform, or if this is how the Eskans saw the rogue planet's native...
Jazz club in San Francisco. T'Pol visited this club when she was stationed at the Vulcan Consulate. She felt invigorated by the music, and recalled the incident via a dream she had while trying to become...
Pharmaceutical that reduces decompression time. When Trip Tucker returned from the Xyrillian vessel, Dr. Phlox gave him 40 miligrams of mirazine to cut the normal six-hour decompression time in half.
This virulent species of space-dwelling microbe is found inside grains of interstellar dust. It can drift in a dormant state for millions of years before infecting a host and causing a rather nasty cold.
Component of Xyrillian technology. A Xyrillian ship secretly used plasma exhaust from Enterprise NX-01 to replenish their malfunctioning teraphasic coils. When they were discovered, Trip Tucker visited...
Invertebrate creature. Some of its appendages can survive independently after being severed from the main body. Other creatures of this ilk include the earthworm and the symbiotic organism that took over...
A noxious compound. As the byproduct of the trans-dimensional disturbance generated by the intersection of anomlay waves emitted by two or more Delphic Expanse Spheres, it penetrates the hull upon contact...
Andorian Mining Consortium
Regulan Blood Worms
These creatures are very useful for filtering toxins from humanoids. Dr. Phlox carries a supply onboard Enterprise NX-01, but he prefers the fresh ones from Regulus. When Travis Mayweather was given an...
The MACOs use these transceivers implanted below the skin for instantenous and covert communications among individuals for greater unit cohesiveness. Phlox and Archer adapt them for the captain's external...
An unusually strong gravimetric disturbance formed at the convergence of anomaly waves from two or more Spheres in the Delphic Expanse. The first discovered by NX-01 is equidistant from five Spheres and...
Aldebaran mud leeches
Water-dwelling creatures which can grow to at least six-inches long and whose secretions act as a natural sedative — at least for humans. Dr. Phlox offers the option to Trip Tucker for his upset stomach.
The intake unit that forces antimatter into the warp core for its reaction with deuterium "matter.? As designed, the early NX-01's incoming antimatter stream is uncompressed, but Tucker experiments with...
The weaponry center of the NX-01 class starship, located in the bottom bow of the saucer section, where spatial and later photonic torpedoes are accessed and physically loaded for targeting, control and...
A cluster of apparatuses and equipment designed by the Xindi-Reptilians to create a viral agent as a bio-weapon against Earth, based on organic samples of the target species. Brought back in time to 2004...
As a back-up plan to the Xindi superweapon being built by Degra's team, the Reptilians and Insectoids secretly plan an unauthorized project to build a bio-weapon to take out humanity by plague. To get...
A Detroit fast-food eatery with a drive-through lane in 2004 that is visited by Loomis with Archer and T'Pol as they track the Xindi bio-weapon. Its menu includes the Double Superbeef burger and a Fiesta...
The classic formula for the matter/antimatter engine reaction which allows faster-than-light warp drive was discovered and refined by its namesake, Zefram Cochrane. Anomalies within the Delphic Expanse...
Delphic Expanse Spheres
Structures built a millenia ago by the Guardians, a faction within the Temporal Cold War, to slowly convert normal space to the laws of physics more hospitable to their species as a prelude to invasion....
An Earth term for gasoline, oil, coal, natural gas, and other fuels used for power sources that derived from the organic remains of dinosaurs and other long-dead, buried lifeforms. Archer implies that,...
A maneuver to intentionally fire a rocket engine beyond its stated capacity but for a very limited time so as to create a single burst of acceleration to overcome inertia. An overburn has never been tried...