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Aldebaran
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A Type K5 star only 68 light-years from Sol, named and sighted as one of the brightest in the night sky by Earth's ancients. Aldebaran is known by its old Earth Bayer classification: Alpha Tauri....

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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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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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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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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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Starfleet Academy
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The Federation's primary academic and leadership center of higher education for its Starfleet officer corps is based at San Francisco, Earth, adjoining Starfleet Headquarters in a complex near the...

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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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1329
Ophiucus System
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Location of a U.S.S. Discovery skirmish with the Klingons in the mid-23rd century. The system contains a Class-M planet, Ophiucus III which was the attempted destination of Harcourt Fenton...

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1507
Crepuscula
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A twilight race living on a desert planet. As an 89-year maelstorm is about to impact the planet, Captain Georgiou and First Officer Michael Burnham of the U.S.S. Shenzhou discreetly break...

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Interstellar Positioning Relays
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Mid 23rd century technology that allowed Starfleet to monitor remote boundries of Federation space. During a routine check, the U.S.S. Shenzhou discovered a relay that was intentionally...

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Kelpien
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An alien race biologically determined to be predator or prey.

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1512
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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1513
M-113
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Class M planet whose dominant humanoid species became extinct in 2266, last seen by a Federation archeology team of Robert and Nancy Crater. The natives, who fed maily n salt, had the power of...

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M-113 Creature
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Planet: M-113. The last of a vaguely humanoid species sometimes referred to as the "salt vampire" because of its need for salt and its willingness to kill to satiate its own hunger. The creature...

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1533
Alpha V
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An Earth colony that was home to some of Charles Evans' relatives in 2266.

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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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Thasians
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Planet: Thasus. An advanced, intelligent, noncorporeal race of beings, first encountered on stardate 1533.6 when they made contact with Captain Kirk to retrieve a young humanoid they had given...

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1672
Alfa 177
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Class-M planet geo-surveyed by the U.S.S. Enterprise on stardate 1672.1, when a transporter malfunction trapped Lt. Sulu's landing party on the surface overnight during freezing cold that left...

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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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1704
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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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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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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Neutral Zone, Romulan
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An area of space between the United Federation of Planets and the Romulan Star Empire that measures approximately one light year and serves as a "buffer" zone.  Any incursion into the...

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Remus
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Sister planet of Romulus and one of the two planets gripped by a bird's talons in the Romulan Empire insignia. Although a neighbor to Romulus, Remans bear little physical resemblence to the more...

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Romulans
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Planets: Romulus and Remus (aka Romii). Until stardate 1709.2 when the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 under the command of Captain James T. Kirk had an unfriendly run-in with a Romulan ship. Very...

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2151
602 Club
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A popular mid-22nd century bar and hang-out in Mill Valley, California, especially frequented by Starfleet trainees and officers from facilities in nearby San Francisco. Trip Tucker...

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Akaali
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Pre-industrial society encountered by the Enterprise NX-01. The Akaali were suffering from a mysterious plague caused by a secret Malurian mining operation. Luckily, Captain Archer uncovered this...

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Amazon University
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Before joining the crew of the Enterprise NX-01, Hoshi Sato taught exo-linguistics at this university.

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Axanar
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Jonathan Archer's crew discovered a ship full of Axanar bodies drained of their triglobulin-rich bodily fluid. An Axanar ship later saved the Enterprise NX-01 from an attack by the same parasitic...

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Big Sur Aquarium
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T'Pol has never been to this Earth tourist attraction, which is popular with the Starfleet personnel in San Francisco.

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Broken Bow
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Oklahoma city located along the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. In 2151, the Klingon Klaang encountered Farmer Moore after a shuttle crash, making Broken Bow the site of first contact between...

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Denobula
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The Class-M homeworld of the spacefaring, humanoid Denobulan species, the lone planet of the star Denobula Triaxa. It contains only one large continent. Dr. Phlox, who served aboard the...

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Denobulans
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Humanoid species. The Enterprise NX-01's Dr. Phlox is Denobulan. The Denobulans hail from the system Denobula Triaxa, and only require six days of sleep per year (though, according to Dr. Phlox,...

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Echo II
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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...

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EM-33
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This early-issue Starfleet sidearm handles much like a phase-pistol.

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grappler
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A retractable arm-and-cable piece of equipment attached to the Enterprise NX-01. The grappler is used to deploy equipment and to grasp and reel in objects, such as shuttles.

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hand scanner, Starfleet
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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...

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Invocation of Renewal
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Prah Mantoos offered Dr. Phlox the honor of leading the pilgrims in this incantaion, which is recited prior to the appearance of the Great Plume of Agosoria. The doctor was thrilled to take him up...

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Kaana-sah
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The pilgrims performed this ritual — a taxing set of exercises, followed by four hours of prayer — during the Time of Agosoria. This particular ritual is meant to purify the body. Dr....

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Lorillians
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Alpha Quadrant species. Lorillian children are born with the ability to breathe only methyloxide via an inhalation apparatus. This means that mother and child must deal with a difficult weaning...

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Malurian System
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The warp capable species that was secretly mining the Akaali homeworld for veridium called this Alpha Quadrant system home.

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Night of the Killer Androids
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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...

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phase device
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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...

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phase pistol
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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...

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plasma shotgun
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Energy-discharge weapon. Oklahoma farmer Moore used one to shoot the Klingon Klaang upon their unexpected encounter.

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pulse rifle, Starfleet
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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...

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Rigel
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Planetary system in the Alpha Quadrant. The arctic terrained Rigel X is the site of a trading complex where many species interact, and was the last known location of the Klingon Klaang before he...

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Space Boomer
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Slang for a post-warp generation of humans who live primarily in space — some of their offspring are even born there. Sometimes shortened to "boomer." The Enterprise NX-01's Travis...

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Starfleet
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Branch of the United Federation of Planets assigned to the exploration of space and the resulting scientific, diplomatic and defensive duties. Starfleet began as an Earth agency dedicated to space...

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starship transport model
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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...

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subspace amplifiers
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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...

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Suliban
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Humanoid species. Their distinguishing physical characteristic is their mottled, greenish-tinted skin. The Suliban are originally from Sector 3641, but their homeworld became unhabitable around...

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sweet spot
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The location on a starship where artificial gravity is not fully effective. This results in a micro-version of a zero-G environment. The sweet spot is usually about halfway between the...

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Temporal Cold War
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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...

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Temporal Observatory
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Portable virtual observatory of temporal space, circa the 30th century. Crewman Daniels had one of these.

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Tesnians
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The Tesnians require six hours of boron gas a day in order to survive. While attempting to dock, a Tesnian ship collided with Enterprise NX-01 and crashed into an asteroid. Malcolm Reed and Trip...

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tetracyanate 622
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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...

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tricyclic plasma drive
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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...

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Trillius Prime
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Alpha Quadrant planet. Travis Mayweather lived here as a teenager.

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Vulcan Compound, Sausalito
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T'Pol lived here before signing on with the Enterprise NX-01. The compound provides housing for the Vulcan delegation to Starfleet, and is located just north of San Francisco.

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Warp Five Complex
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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...

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2151
Andorian Imperial Guard
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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.

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beresium ore
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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...

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Dakala
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The Eska's name for the "rogue planet," where they hunted the shape-shifting wraiths.

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eisilium
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A large amount of this rare mineral was discovered inside a comet encountered by the Enterprise NX-01.

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Eska
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Captain Archer and the Enterprise NX-01 crew encountered this species of hunters on the "rogue" planet in 2151. For nine generations, Eska hunting parties have stalked and killed the indigenous...

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Fellebia
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Possibly a planet. Source of Phlox's quote to T'Pol: "When in Fellebia, do as the Fellebians do."

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Fusion
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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...

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Kantare
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Alpha Quadrant species. The Enterprise NX-01 discovered a derelict Kantare ship and its remaining crew on an otherwise uninhabited planet in 2151. The Kantare crew had survived on this planet for...

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Kaybin bar
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According to Dr. Phlox, Denobula has many Kaybin bars, which are often open all night. Phlox informed his friend and colleague Dr. Jeremy Lucas that there were several along the river near Lucas'...

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Kotara Barath
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Site of a Kantare colony. A ship returning from this colony to the Kantare homeworld circa 2139 was disabled by an ion storm, which killed everyone but Ezral and Liana.

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Loracus Prime
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Alpha Quadrant planet. This world plays host to over five thousand subspecies of termites. As such, it contains considerable arboreal flora.

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M'klexa
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Alpha Quadrant species. The M'klexa was one of the warp-capable species that visited the Valakians prior to 2150, but did not offer them warp drive.

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Malurzian Zoo
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Ferengi thief Muk hoped to sell Porthos to this zoo.

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Matalas
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Site of the refugee camp where Dr. Phlox once felt overwhelmed by 50 patients. This was prior to Phlox's assignment on the Enterprise NX-01.

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Menk
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Humanoid species indigenous to the planet Valakis. The seemingly primitive Menk are one of two species on the planet; the other is the technologically-advanced Valakians. The Menk are subservient...

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Minshara-class
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Vulcan designation for a planet suitable for humanoid life. Upon encountering a new planet in 2152, T'Pol suggested launching automated probes to the surface to ascertain whether or not it was...

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MK-33
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Projectile weapon used in the 21st century. The Novan Athan held one while standing guard over Malcolm Reed.

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Novans
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Refers to the descendants of the original Terra Nova colonists, who live underground. The Novans did not believe they were descended from humans, instead thinking that humans were the ones...

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P'Jem
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Ancient, sacred Vulcan monastery. The 3,000-year-old P'Jem served as a sanctuary for meditation and the ritual purging of emotion known as the "Kolinahr." Andorian commandos took control of the...

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Preenos
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Trader D'Marr informed the crew of the Enterprise NX-01 that the warlords of this planet use the hajjlaran spice to test their courage.

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Shale
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A word in the Novan languge that means falsehood, deception or nonsense.

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Shirkar Academy
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A Vulcan learning institution.   Tolaris taught literature here before leaving to join the V'tosh ka'tur.

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Stameris
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Planet known for its slave market. Ulis and his Ferengi gang of thieves planned to sell the female crewmembers of the Enterprisex NX-01 at a slave market on this planet.

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Stone of J'Kah
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The stone represents a life of order and control through logic, and was part of a ritual at the Vulcan monastery of P'Jem. Honored guests were invited to touch the stone at the end of their visit.

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Tau Ceti Accords
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This treaty between the Andorians and the Vulcans created borders and buffer zones.

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teraphasic coils
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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...

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Thera
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This Xyrillian seaside city was the home of Ah'len.

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Triaxian silk
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This elegant type of textile was offered to T'Pol by trader D'Marr in exchange for a protein resequencer. Trip Tucker noted that T'Pol would look good in Triaxian silk.

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V'tosh ka'tur
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Vulcan phrase that translates to "Vulcans without logic." This name was given by Vulcan elders to those who disagreed with the ancestral teachings. A group of V'tosh ka'tur was encountered by...

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Valakis
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Homeworld of the Valakians and the Menk. The Valakians were devastated by a mysterious plague, while the Menk seemed to be immune. Dr. Phlox determined that the Menk would eventually become the...

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Vega Colony
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Alpha Quadrant Federation colony. Space boomer Travis Mayweather was born on the cargo ship Horizon halfway between Vega Colony and the planet Draylax. In 2154, the U.S.S. Enterprise under Capt....

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Worley Elementary School
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School located in Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland on Earth. Ms. Malvin's fourth grade class submitted a list of questions to the Enterprise NX-01. Captain Archer and his crew recorded answers....

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Wraiths
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This is how the Eskans referred to the indigenous shapeshifters they hunted on the rogue planet. The wraiths, who possessed telepathic abilities, could assume various forms. One appeared to...

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Xarantines
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Alpha Quadrant species. The Xarantines attacked the Klingon Bu'Kah's raptor. They were defeated by the Klingons, but a toxin in Xarantine ale infected the entire Klingon crew.

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Xyrillians
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Alpha Quadrant species. The Xyrillians' most distinctive physical characteristic is their colorful dermal plating. The Xyrillian ship encountered by the Enterprise NX-01 in 2151 had a...

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2152
Festival of the Moons
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Risan celebration, usually held during the Earth month of February.

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