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September, 1966
Kelley, DeForest
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Like the character of Dr. Leonard McCoy he played, Jackson DeForest Kelley was born in Georgia—Atlanta, to be specific, the son of a Baptist minister. Following his discharge from the U.S....

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Nichols, Nichelle
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Prior to being cast as Lt. Uhura in Star Trek, Nichelle Nichols had guested on Gene Roddenberry's first series, The Lieutenant. Born in Robbins, Ill., near Chicago,...

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Nimoy, Leonard
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Born and raised in Boston, Leonard Nimoy started acting as a boy, but moved to Los Angeles at age 18 to give it a go on a professional level. He worked his way up from small roles in the likes of...

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Shatner, William
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It’s said that a role as highly visible as James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise can be the “kiss of death” to a professional acting career, but it doesn’t seem to have...

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Spock
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STARFLEET HISTORICAL DATABASE: Spock Full Biography Mode Rank: Captain, retired Serial number: S179-276SP Full Name: Spock (lineal Vulcan name unpronounceable) Year of birth: 2230 Place of...

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Takei, George
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George Hosato Takei was born in the Boyle Heights district of Los Angeles. He and his family lived there until World War II when, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, they were relocated to a...

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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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November, 1966
Mind-Meld, Vulcan
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A touch technique that allows a Vulcan to merge his or her mind with the essence of another's mind purely by using specialized contact via fingertip-points -- on a humanoid, usually around the...

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Whitney, Grace Lee
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Grace Lee Whitney was born Mary Ann Chase in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Whitney started her entertainment career as a "girl singer" on Detroit's WJR radio. She soon opened in nightclubs for the likes of...

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January, 1967
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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September, 1967
Koenig, Walter
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Walter Koenig — actor, director, screenwriter, novelist, acting professor, and comic book creator — played Ensign Pavel Chekov in the orignal Star Trek begining with Season 2.Born in...

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Pon Farr
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A Vulcan term for their mating cycle. Every seven years, the adult Vulcan undergoes an extreme and erratic physical and psychological imbalance, which can be fatal if the mating ritual is...

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December, 1967
Jones, Cyrano
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A portly "intergalactic trader and general nuisance" according to Captain Kirk, the man known as Cyrano Jones had been sentenced in 2267 to clean up Space Station K-7 of tribbles, which he managed...

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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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September, 1968
Tal, Sub-Commander
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Commanded a Romulan battle cruiser in 2268. Tal endeavored to follow his commanding officer's orders to destroy the U.S.S. Enterprise despite knowing she was captured and on its bridge.

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November, 1968
Kang
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Legendary Klingon commander whose exploits ensured him a place in the Hall of Heroes, as told in G'Trok's poem 'The Fall of Kang', an epic so important it is required reading at Starfleet Academy....

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December, 1969
Burton, LeVar
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Thanks to his breakthrough role as Kunta Kinte in the landmark Roots miniseries, LeVar Burton was likely the best-known member of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s ensemble cast as...

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Crusher, Beverly
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE ? Crusher, Beverly Rank: CommanderCurrent assignment: Chief Medical Officer, U.S.S. Enterprise (detached service upon loss of vessel in...

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Data
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: Data Final Rank: Lieutenant Commander Last assignment: Second Officer/Science Officer, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E (was promoted to First Officer, but died prior to...

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Frakes, Jonathan
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Like many of his fellow Star Trek actors, Jonathan Frakes developed his acting chops on stage in New York City, where he appeared in Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape and Shenandoah. Soap opera parts...

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La Forge, Geordi
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: La Forge, Geordi Rank: CommanderCurrent assignment: Chief engineer, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-EFull Name: Geordi La ForgeDate of...

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McFadden, Gates
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Every now and then, the lives of the actors and the characters they play seem to run in tandem.  In the TNG episode “Data’s Day,” Data—noting that Dr. Crusher had once...

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Moore, Ronald D.
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Ronald D. Moore served as co-executive producer of Paramount Network Television's Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Moore joined Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's production team as supervising producer in...

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Okuda, Denise
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  Denise Okuda served as video/computer playback supervisor and graphic artist for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise, as well as for several Star Trek movies made during...

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Picard, Jean-Luc
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 (Portrayed by Sir Patrick Stewart) STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: Picard, Jean-LucRank: CaptainCurrent assignment: Commander, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-EFull...

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Riker, William
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: Riker, William T. 'Will' Rank: Captain Serial number: SC 231-427 Current assignment: Commander , U.S.S. Titan Full Name: William Thomas Riker Date of birth: August 19,...

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Sirtis, Marina
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Born in London to Greek parents, Sirtis attended the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama. After graduating, she became a member of the Worthing Repertory Theater, where she made her debut as...

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Spiner, Brent
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Born in Houston, Texas, Brent Spiner credits his high school drama teacher—the same man who inspired the careers of acting brothers Randy and Dennis Quaid, and director Thomas...

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Stewart, Patrick
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Does life end after commanding the Starship Enterprise for 15 years? Judging by the career of Patrick Stewart, apparently not. Stewart’s fame as Captain Jean-Luc Picard provided no end of...

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Troi, Deanna
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: Troi, Deanna Rank: Commander Current assignment: U.S.S. Titan Full Name: Deanna Troi Date of birth: Terran equivalent: March 29, 2336 Place of birth: Near Lake El-Nar,...

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September, 1973
Aleek-Om
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A member of a sentient avian species native to the planet Aurelia, Aleek-Om worked as an historian at the Guardian of Forever on stardate 5373.4 (2269), where he oversaw survey missions into the...

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Alondra
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One of the three known planets of the Pallas XIV system, the uninhabited planet Alondra was devoured on stardate 5371.3 (2269) by a vast, intelligent spaceborne entity known as the cosmic cloud,...

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Arex
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Arex, an Edosian (Triexian) possessed of his tripodal species' characteristic orange skin and six limbs (three arms and three legs, with three digits on each hand and foot), began serving as a...

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Beyond the Farthest Star
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While the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise is charting the space just beyond the edge of the galaxy, the starship becomes caught in the hypergravitational pull of the dead star known as Questar M-17....

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Bezride
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An uninhabited world, one of the three known planets orbiting the star Pallas XIV. On stardate 5371.3 (2269) the Pallas XIV system was threatened with destruction by a vast, intelligent spaceborne...

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Carver, Lt.
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A male human security officer serving aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise on stardate 5483.7 (2269), Lieutenant Carver accompanied Captain Kirk, Commander Spock, and Dr. McCoy to the surface of the...

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cortropine
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A powerful stimulant that Dr. McCoy carried in his standard medikit on stardate 5483.7 (2269). Use of this drug helped to sustain the lives of McCoy and the other members of a landing party on the...

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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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Dara (Animated)
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A beautiful woman encountered on stardate 5483.7 (2269) by a landing party from the U.S.S. Enterprise on the second planet of the Taurean system. Dara and her companions, all of whom were female,...

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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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G-1 Star
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A yellow star of a size and luminosity comparable to Sol, the sun of Earth's solar system. A G-1 star lay a considerable distance away from the dead alien pod ship discovered by the crew of the...

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G-1 Star
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A yellow star of a size and luminosity comparable to Sol, the sun of Earth's solar system. A G-1 star lay a considerable distance away from the dead alien pod ship discovered by the crew of the...

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I-Chaya
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Spock's beloved childhood pet sehlat, I-Chaya watched over young Spock during his youth. When seven-year-old Spock ventured into the perilous desert known as Vulcan's Forge in 2237 (8877 on the...

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Kirk (Animated Series), James T.
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Captain James T. Kirk was understandably traumatized by his fateful reunion on Camus II with his old flame Dr. Janice Lester on stardate 5298.5 (2269), when Lester nearly succeeded in permanently...

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L-Langon Mountains
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A range of mountains located in the arid expanse of the desert known as Vulcan's Forge on the planet Vulcan. In this region of their homeworld, Vulcan children, including Spock, undertake the...

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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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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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Lorelei Signal, The
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While on a mission to investigate a region of space in which starships have been disappearing at the rate of one every 27.346 years, the Enterprise is probed by a signal from the Taurean system...

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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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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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Mantilles
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The most distant human colony in the United Federation of Planets as of 2269, the planet Mantilles is located in the Pallas XIV system and is home to some 82 million humans. When Mantilles was...

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Mitchell, Captain
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Leader of the Terra Nova colonists in 2078. Captain Archer and the crew of the Enterprise NX-01 discovered Mitchell's final transmission from the colony, which never reached Earth. Mitchell...

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One of Our Planets is Missing
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Starfleet Command dispatches the Enterprise to investigate the presence of an eight-hundred thousand kilometer-wide cosmic cloud, a bizarre mixture of matter and energy that has suddenly appeared...

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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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Pallas XIV system
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A distant solar system named after the German scientist Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811), the Pallas XIV system is home to Mantilles, a Federation colony with a population of approximately 82...

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Questar M-17
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A dark, dead star composed primarily of imploded matter, Questar M-17 possesses an extraordinarily powerful gravitational field. On stardate 5221.3 (2269), Questar M-17's deep gravity well pulled...

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Scott, Montgomery
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Lieutenant Commander Montgomery Scott remained chief engineer and third in command of the U.S.S. Enterprise throughout 2269, the final year of the starship's famed five-year voyage of exploration....

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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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Selek
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The name adopted by Commander Spock of the year 2269 when he visited Vulcan in the year 2237 (8877 on the Vulcan calendar) in order to prevent the death of his seven-year-old self just prior to...

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ShiKahr
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A major city on the planet Vulcan, established during ancient, pre-Surak times. Located on the edge of the desert known as Vulcan's Forge, not far from the L-Langon Mountains, the city of ShiKahr...

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Spock (Animated Series)
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For Commander Spock, first officer and science officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise, the final year of the Enterprise's five-year mission of exploration began traumatically. On stardate 5373.4 (2269)...

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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...

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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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Taurean system
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A distant solar system containing at least two planets. The system's second planet superficially appears to be Class-M — habitable by humans and most humanoids — but which cannot...

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Theela
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A tall, beautiful, blond humanoid woman who became the leader of a group of women living on the second planet of the Taurean system. On stardate 5483.7 (2269), Theela presided over an attempt to...

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Thelin
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An Andorian belonging to one of the two male genders of the four-sexed Andorian species. In an alternate stardate 5373.4 (2269) created by the death of seven-year-old Spock in 2237, Thelin was a...

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Uhura (Animated Series)
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The final months of the Enterprise's five-year mission saw an increase in Uhura's sphere of authority. After all the men serving aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise on stardate 5483.8 (2269) succumbed to...

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Vulcan's Forge
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An extremely arid, hazardous desert on the planet Vulcan, located near both the ancient Vulcan city of ShiKahr and the L-Langon Mountains. Although food and water resources are scarce on Vulcan's...

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Wesley, Katie
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Born in 2258, Katie Wesley was the daughter of retired Starfleet commodore Robert Wesley, the governor of the remote Federation colony world of Mantilles. When Mantilles was facing likely...

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Yesteryear
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Following a voyage back in time to observe the history of the Orion civilization, a team consisting of Kirk, Spock, and an historian named Erikson return to the year 2269 from the enigmatic time...

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October, 1973
Agmar
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The leader of the sentient, ambulatory plant creatures native to the planet Phylos on stardate 5554.4 (2269), when the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise visited that world. Believing he was working in...

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Cait
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Cait is a planet in the Lynx constellation, the homeworld of Lt. M'Ress. There is only one other planet in the system, and it is uninhabited. The atmosphere, mass and gravity of Cait are all near...

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Cerberus
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A Federation colony world, where Dr. Leonard H. McCoy's daughter, Joanna McCoy attended school. In 2259 the planet suffered a catastrophic crop failure that would have resulted in the deaths of...

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Chekov, Pavel (Animated Series)
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Ensign Pavel Chekov transferred to a new assignment during the final year of the U.S.S. Enterprise's historic five-year mission (2269-70), replaced by his own navigation instructor at Starfleet...

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dylovene
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A pharmaceutical substance that Dr. Leonard H. McCoy administered to Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu after Sulu suffered the toxic bite of the retlaw plant on the planet Phylos on stardate 5554.4 (2269)....

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Gabler
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A member of Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott's engineering staff aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise in 2269. Gabler also doubled as a relief security guard; it was while serving in this capacity that...

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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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Infinite Vulcan, The
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Near the edge of the galaxy, on the recently discovered planet Phylos, Captain Kirk leads a landing party in the exploration of a technologically advanced city that has been overrun with plant...

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Keniclius-5, Dr. Stavos
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A clone of Dr. Stavos Keniclius of Earth, the fourth copy of the original. On stardate 5554.4 (2269), Keniclius 5 was ruling over the sentient plant people native to the planet Phylos, where he...

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Koenig, Walter
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Walter Koenig played Pavel Chekov on the original Star Trek series and in six feature films. He also wrote an episode of the "Star Trek: The Animated Adventures" series. For his biography, click...

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Kolchek
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A security officer serving aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise on stardate 5554.4 (2269), Kolchek was part of Captain James Kirk's landing party that beamed down to the surface of the newly discovered...

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M'Ress
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A native of the planet Cait, M'Ress is a humanoid feline covered with thick orange fur and sporting large incisors, golden eyes with catlike vertical pupils, and a long tail. Her purring speech...

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McCoy, Joanna
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Born in 2249, Joanna McCoy is the daughter of Dr. Leonard H. McCoy. She attended school for a time on the Federation colony of Cerberus, and was there at the age of 10 when that world suffered a...

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McCoy (Animated Series), Dr. Leonard H.
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During the fifth and final year of the U.S.S. Enterprise's historic five-year mission, the starship's senior medical officer and chief surgeon, Dr. Leonard H. McCoy, revealed a dimension of his...

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More Tribbles, More Troubles
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As it escorts two robot grain ships to Sherman's Planet, a world ravaged by crop failures and famine, the Enterprise breaks course to track a Klingon battle cruiser that is pursuing a one-man...

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orientine acid
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A caustic substance capable of burning through virtually anything, except for the special crystalline container used to store it. When a Vendorian shape-shifter tried to hide in Dr. McCoy's...

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Phylos
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A planet located near the edge of the galaxy, recently discovered by the United Federation of Planets as of 2269. Phylos is a world dominated by plant species rather than by animal life forms, and...

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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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quintotriticale
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A seed grain that can help restore crops, quintotriticale is vital to restoring the crops on Sherman's Planet, and helping to end the famine there. In 2269 (stardate: 5392.4), it is transported on...

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Rator III
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A planet that lies in the Romulan Neutral Zone, a region of space that both the United Federation of Planets and the Romulan Star Empire are forbidden by treaty to enter. When the Vendorian...

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retlaw plant
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An innocuous-looking plant native to the planet Phylos. Although this plant appears to be as harmless as a dandelion, it can bite, injecting its victim with a deadly toxic compound that even...

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Survivor, The
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While patrolling near the Romulan Neutral Zone, the Enterprise discovers a small, badly damaged ship and beams aboard its lone survivor, who appears to be Carter Winston, a wealthy space trader...

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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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Vendor
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The home planet of a species of intelligent shape-shifters. Because of fears of infiltration by Vendorian spies, the United Federation of Planets enforced a strict quarantine on this world in...

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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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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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Winston, Carter
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A human male of about 50 years of age, Carter Winston was a wealthy interstellar trader who earned a reputation for galactic philanthropy, spreading his wealth far and wide in the furtherance of...

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November, 1973
amusement park planet
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An uninhabited world in the Omicron Delta region, the amusement park planet was constructed long ago by a highly advanced alien race. Its purpose is to provide fun and recreation for...

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Arachna
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A large, bluish remnant of an ancient, burned-out supernova which the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise was scanning and measuring on stardate 5577.3 (2269) just prior to encountering the Terratins.

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Arcadian star system
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A star system visited in 2269 (stardate 4978.5) by the U.S.S. Enterprise. It contains the planet Motherlode, where Harry Mudd is attempting to con the workers at a heavy metal mining colony.

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