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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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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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3183
Inflatable Enterprise
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In 2270 (stardate 3183.3), when the Enterprise computer is infected by highly charged subatomic particles, it decides to pull a practical joke on three pursuing Romulans. Near the Neutral Zone, it...

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Practical Joker Energy Field
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Near the Romulan Neutral Zone, an unknown energy field encountered by the Enterprise in 2270 (stardate 3183.3) is full of highly charged subatomic particles. Those particles "infect" ships'...

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Recreation Room Holodeck
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By 2270, the Enterprise is equipped with a holodeck in its Recreation Room. A control console in the center of the large chamber allows for such holographic simulations as a sunny beach, or a...

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4187
Kzinti
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Also known as Kzin, the Kzinti are a race of sentient feline carnivores native to the planet Kzin. Kzinti are highly sexually dimorphic, at least in terms of intelligence; only the males are...

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Slaver Empire
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A galactic power that held sway over virtually all sentient life in the Milky Way Galaxy approximately one billion years ago, the Slaver Empire and its subject races were wiped out in a colossal...

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stasis boxes
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Extraordinarily rare technological devices constructed upwards of a billion years ago by the long-vanished spacefaring civilization known as the Slaver Empire. During their heyday, the Slavers...

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4523
Tribble
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Origin: unspecified. A small animal characteristically soft, furry, and pleasing to most humanoids (with the exception of Klingons). Tribbles give off a soft purring sound that is...

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4978
Rigelian Hypnoid
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A six-legged creature with purple fur, a long tail, and yellow eyes and claws. About the size of a medium-size dog, the Rigelian hypnoid can project simple illusions, and speak. In 2269 (stardate...

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Rock Creature
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A giant monster seemingly made of brown stone, the "rock creature" is encountered on an uncharted planet by Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Nurse Chapel, and conman Harcourt Fenton Mudd in 2269 (stardate...

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Ursinoid
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A race of bipedal creatures, ursinoids have brown skins, and resemble a cross between an ape, and a bear, with a dog-like snout. Both male and female ursinoids work as heavy metal miners on the...

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5143
Vendorians
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A race of sentient shape-shifters native to the planet Vendor. In their natural form, Vendorians look rather like floating orange lamps adorned with six trailing tentacles. Because of their...

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5275
Dramians
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Native to the remote planets of Dramia and Dramia II , the Dramians are tall creatures who have a vaguely humanoid appearance, with yellowish skin, bulbous fish-like heads with large craniums, and...

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General Order No. 6
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In 2270 (stardate 5275.6), Spock invokes Starfleet General Order #6 when the entire Enterprise crew except himself has been stricken with the deadly Dramian plague. According to Helmsman Sulu, the...

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5329
Glommer
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A predator that feeds on tribbles, a glommer is larger than the average hand, and has a reddish four-legged body. Each leg has two joints, and the foot pads have four toes. The glommer also has...

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5371
Cosmic Cloud
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A sentient, spaceborne entity that stretched across eight hundred thousand kilometers of space, with a width of about four hundred thousand kilometers. The creature's length measured roughly twice...

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5373
Le-Matya
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This native animal to planet Vulcan is a large, mountain lion-like desert predator with a poisonous bite . It is capable of killing Vulcans and sehlats.

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Sehlat
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A large, bear-like animal native to Vulcan, sehlats typically possess six-inch fangs. Although sehlats can be ferocious in the wild, Vulcan families frequently domesticate them as pets. Spock had...

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Tasmeen
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The name of one of the months on the Vulcan calendar. Although Vulcan possesses no moon by which to calculate the local passage of months, as is the practice on Earth, the mutual motions of Vulcan...

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5483
Lura-mag
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A piece of communications equipment used by the women living on the second planet of the Taurean system. This device was capable of sending faster-than-light signals across many light-years of...

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Opto-aud
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A communications device used by the women of the second planet of the Taurean system. This device not only transmitted signals across interstellar distances, it was also equipped with a viewing...

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5499
Aquans
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The race of sentient humanoids living beneath the waters of the planet Argo are unknown to the Federation prior of 2269. When the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise investigates the world, its officers...

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Sur-Snake
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A large scarlet colored sea beast on the planet Argo, the sur-snake has four long tentacles ending in flippers, a pair of yellow eyes, a dorsal fin, and fangs. When a Federation aquashuttle is...

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5501
Lactrans
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Giant creatures that resemble slugs, the orange Lactrans each have individual reddish markings on their backs and faces. They have two yellow eyes and a trunk which ends with three grasping...

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Maravel Dragons
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A flying, screeching creature indigenous to Maravel, and apparently resistant to phaser fire. When Captain Kirk and his landing party are on Lactra VII in 2269 (stardate: 5501.2), Kirk remarks...

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5521
Edosian
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A tripodal, polytheistic race from the planet Edos. An Edosian has three legs, three arms, and three fingers on each hand and foot, with orange skin and a bony face. Lt. Arex is Edosian. Edosians...

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life-support belt
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An alternative to the bulkier Starfleet environmental suits, life-support belts contained force field generators that maintained a standard Class-M (oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere) environment around...

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Magnetic Organism
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An intelligent, noncorporeal life form consisting of coherent magnetic fields, sometimes manifesting itself visually as a luminous green cloud. A malevolent magnetic organism inhabited the dead...

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5554
Phylosians
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Sentient plant people native to the planet Phylos, the Phylosians of the twenty-third century are heirs to a civilization that is long past its prime — a civilization they wish to see...

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Swooper
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A large, ferocious, birdlike flying creature that is actually a motile plant, like much of the life on its native planet Phylos. Swoopers typically measure more than five meters in length, and...

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voder
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Disc-shaped voice-box translation devices that enabled the Phylosians to converse in audible language with humanoid visitors, such as the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, who visited Phylos on...

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Gossamer Mice
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Test animals used in the medical laboratories of the U.S.S. Enterprise in 2269. Because these small, rodent-like extraterrestrial creatures are nearly transparent and are extremely sensitive to...

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Halo Fish
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Alien fish that bear a resemblance to terrestrial angelfish, except for the bright halo of multicolored light they emit. Because halo fish lose their colorful illumination in response to any...

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intersat code
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A radio code adopted by humans to communicate with other sentient lifeforms shortly after First Contact in 2063. This method of communication was replaced by other codes later on in the century,...

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Terratins
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The descendants of the human settlers of the only planet orbiting the star Cepheus, the Terratins were shrunk to a few millimeters in height by the strange spiroid energy waves that suffuse the...

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X-waves
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When the U.S.S. Enterprise was bombarded by a strange form of radiation on stardate 5577.3 (2269) near the star Cepheus, Spock at first described this energy as harmless "X-waves." But when the...

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xenylon
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The principal fabric from which Starfleet uniforms are made in the late 23rd century, xenylon is synthesized from algae. When spiroid energy waves in the Cepheus system caused all organic matter...

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5591
Master Computer, amusement park planet
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The Master Computer of the "shore leave" amusement park planet is installed in an underground complex shielded by a combination of granite and metal alloy which the Enterprise sensors will not...

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Pterodactyls
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Flying reptiles which existed from Earth's Triassic period to the end of the Cretaceous period, pterodactyls are properly called "pterosaurs." In 2269 (stardate 5143.3), when the starship...

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5683
Skorr
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A race of avian creatures, the Skorr are a fierce and proud race who were once great warriors with advanced military technology and the ability to breed vast armies rapidly. According to Vulcan...

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Vedala
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According to Federation records, the Vedala are the oldest known spacefaring civilization. One representative of the Vedalan race is met in 2269 (stardate: 5683.1), by Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock....

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Vedalan Land Vehicle
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A mechanized ground transportation craft, the Vedalan Land Vehicle has directional equipment that keys on indurate, as well as other sensors and tracking devices. The cart is wide and flat, with...

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6063
Capellan Power-Cat
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The fierce Capellan power-cat hails from the planet Capella IV. Untamable, it will discharge 2,000 volts of electricity if even touched by another creature. Only a hypo with tranquilizer at its...

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6770
warp 36
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On stardate 6770.3 (2270), Karla Five's scout ship was capable of traveling at warp 36, faster than any other ship known to Federation science. Attaining this extraordinary speed was necessary to...

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7403
Eggling
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Because Pandronians are hatched from eggs, Commander Ari bn Bem compared himself to an "eggling" — a newly hatched Pandronian youngster — to express how humbled he felt on stardate...

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Pandronians
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A light-green-skinned race of humanoid-appearing creatures native to the planet Pandro. Unlike virtually all other known humanoid species, however, Pandronians are actually "colony creatures"...

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stasis field
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A force field used either to restrain objects, or to prevent their deterioration, as is sometimes done with medically critical patients. On stardate 7403.6 (2270), the crew of the U.S.S....

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Klingons
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Planet: Q'onoS (Kronos, the Klingon homeworld). The well-statured warrior race has a genetic predisposition to hostility and a well-known streak of fatalism. Lieutenant Worf says that Klingons do...

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