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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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Vulcan nerve pinch
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A Vulcan technique that applies pressure to the base of the neck, immediately rendering the subject unconscious but ultimately unharmed. The technique seems to work on most humanoid species,...

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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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Loomis
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Blood bank worker in Detroit, Michigan in in the 21st century. Loomis became entangled in the Xindi plot to build a bio-weapon in 2004. He agreed to bring them one human for each of the eight...

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Ru'afo, Ahdar
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Leader of the Son'a people for about a hundred years until 2375. Born on the Ba'ku planet as Ro'tin, he changed his name to Ru'afo when he was exiled from his world along with other renegades who...

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Ekosians
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Planet: Ekos. A humanoid race at war with a neighboring planet, Zeon. Ekosian society was based on World War II-era Nazi Germany on Earth due to a miscalculation by a Federation cultural observer...

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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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O'Neil, Lieutenant Lisa
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Served aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 in 2267. O'Neil investigated a missing starship crew on Beta III and was captured and absorbed. Later he betrayed his shipmates to Landru's lawgivers.

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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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Lester, Dr. Janice
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Brilliant scientist and James Kirk's former lover. Lester used an ancient life-energy transfer machine to swap minds with Kirk in 2269. Lester's charade as Kirk ended after ordering the entire...

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Moby Dick
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Legendary white whale pursued by Captain Ahab in a 19th-century Earth novel. Apparently well-read throughout the galaxy, officers as diverse as James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Tom Paris and Khan...

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Algol
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The primary to the Algolian homeworld, a B-class star, is also known as Beta Persei in the old Terran Bayer classification system.

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Altair III
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Planet where Lieutenant Commander Riker refused to let his commanding officer on the U.S.S. Hood, Captain DeSoto, beam down due to a potentially dangerous situation.

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Bandi
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Planet: Deneb IV. A humanoid culture who applied for entry into the Federation on stardate 41153.7. However, the Bandi were refused Federation membership due to the discovery that the they had...

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Battle Bridge
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Secondary command and control center on Galaxy class starships. The battle bridge is located atop the stardrive section of the ship, and is normally used in battle situations when the stardrive...

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battle section
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Synonym for a Galaxy-class starship's stardrive section. The battle section is the module that contains the warp engines and main engineering, following separation from the saucer section. This...

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Captain's yacht
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Apparently a newer Starfleet tradition, this large, elliptical, shuttle vehicle appeared on Galaxy-class starships. The Captain's yacht docks and disembarks from an external port located on the...

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cloaking device
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Technology of Romulan origin, first described in 2266, that can generate an energy screen to render a target object — usually a spacecraft — relatively invisible to sensors. Due to...

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combadge
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The popular term for the modern Starfleet communicator when incorporated as a single unit with a chest insignia badge -- as opposed to original models which evolved as a separate unit that was...

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Crusher, Jack
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Starfleet officer who was killed in the line of duty while serving under Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Stargazer in 2354. Jack married Beverly Howard in 2348 and together they had one...

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Darmok
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In Tamarian mythology, Darmok was a hunter on planet Shantil III who fought a beast on the island of Tanagra with another hunter named Jalad. The Tamarians turned this story into part of their...

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Deneb IV
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The Class M site of Farpoint Station, built and offered by the humanoid native Bandi culture as a starbase to the United Federation of Planets.   Its interior heat provides geothermal...

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DeSoto, Captain Robert
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Commander of the Federation starship U.S.S. Hood. Lt. Commander William Riker served as DeSoto's first officer in the early 2360s after having served aboard the Potemkin and prior to joining the...

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Encounter at Farpoint, Part I
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The new U.S.S. Enterprise-D and its crew set out "to boldly go where no one has gone before." Their first mission of the Galaxy-class starship U.S.S. Enterprise-D is to explore the mystery...

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Encounter at Farpoint, Part II
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Picard convinces Q that the upcoming mission at Farpoint will be the perfect opportunity to prove his point. Q accepts Captain Picard's proposal but gives him only 24 hours and a reminder that...

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Enterprise-D, U.S.S.
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The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D was a Galaxy-class starship and the flagship of Starfleet. The fifth starship to be named Enterprise, she was commanded by Captain Jean-Luc Picard. With a total...

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Farpoint Station
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A ground-based station built by the native Bandi on Deneb IV as a potential base for Starfleet consideration in 2364. Its evaluation was the first mission of the Enterprise-D after launch and the...

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Farpoint Station
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Initially thought to be a large spaceport on Deneb IV, the station was actually a giant, shape-shifting lifeform, forced to assume the form of the base by the natives of Deneb IV, the Bandi....

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Galaxy, U.S.S.
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The first Galaxy-class starship, a prototype for the most sophisticated of Federation ships in the late 24th century. In 2374, the U.S.S. Galaxy, named after its class, was damaged during an...

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Galaxy-class starship
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The largest Starfleet vessel until the coming of the Sovereign-class, and its most-decked at 42. Ships of the class include the namesake U.S.S. Galaxy and the U.S.S. Venture, as well as the...

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Holodeck
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The generic name, especially in use aboard Federation starships, for the "smart" virtual reality system as evolved by the 2360s — a technology that combines transporter, replicator, and...

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Hood, U.S.S. (NCC-42296)
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An Excelsior-class starship, this is the second vessel to bear the name Hood. As Commander Riker's previous assignment, the Hood arrived at Deneb IV to transfer him to the Enterprise-D. The Hood...

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Kabatris
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A planet (pronounced "kuh-BATT-triss") ruled by a leadership council where the indigenous dress, or at least for ceremony or state, is furs. Riker had visited there before 2364.

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Library Computer Access and Retrieval System (LCARS)
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Name of the main computer system aboard Galaxy-class starships.

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master systems display
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A display/control console located in Main Engineering aboard Galaxy-class starships.

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PADD
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Acronym for Personal Access Display Device. A portable handheld information access device used by Starfleet crewmembers.

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Q
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Origin: the Q Continuum. Super-race able to change matter to energy and to suspend time, existing in a continuum of the limitless dimensions of the galaxy.  A dissident once claimed that his...

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Q
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(Played by John de Lancie) STARFLEET LIFEFORM FILE: "Q" Full Name: Q Date of birth: (ageless)Place of...

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saucer module
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The large, circular command section characteristic of many Federation starships.  It is also known as the Primary Hull. Some starships, such as the Galaxy-class, can seperate the saucer...

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Synopsis
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Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) focuses on the 24th century adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-D).  This incarnation of the famous starship is...

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stardrive section
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The stardrive section is that part of a Galaxy-class starship containing the warp nacelles that remains after the saucer section separates from it. It is also known as the battle section,...

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Torres, Lieutenant
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Young human male assigned to the U.S.S. Enterprise-D's conn in 2364. Torres was frozen, literally, while attempting to shoot Q. Torres was later revived.

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Worf
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(Played by Michael Dorn)   PERSONNEL FILE: Worf   Last Starfleet Rank: Lieutenant Commander Current position: Federation Ambassador to Qo'noS; previously, strategic operations...

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Zorn, Groppler
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Deneb IV native and the high official of the Bandi people. Zorn forced a massive shapeshifting life form to become a starbase and then offered those facilities to Federation representatives.

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dessert
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The final course of an Earth meal, usually consisting of a sweet, decadent concoction. After taking "control" of the Enterprise while affected by the Tsiolkovsky infection, young Wesley Crusher...

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isolinear optical chip
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Information storage and processing media used aboard starships circa 2329, and in general usage since around 2349. The chips are composed of a linear memory crystal material and are often mounted...

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MacDougal, Sarah
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One of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D's chief engineers. She was assigned to the ship in 2364, but did not stay long at this post.

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Naked Now, The
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The U.S.S. Enterprise and crew are summoned to investigate strange occurrences aboard the starship U.S.S. Tsiolkovsky, which has been monitoring the collapse of a red-orange star. Once aboard the...

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Red supergiant
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A star collapsing into a white dwarf in 2364 that for eight months drew the attention of the doomed orbiting science ship U.S.S. Tsiolkovsky. The resulting compression nearly destroys the U.S.S....

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Shimoda, Jim
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Assistant chief engineer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, reporting to Sarah MacDougal, in 2364. Influenced by the Psi 2000 virus, Shimoda pulled dozens of isolinear optical chips from...

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Tsiolkovsky infection
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A waterborne viral infection that acts as a depressant on the body's neural system, lowering inhibitions by acquiring carbon from the body and acting on the brain as an intoxicant. The disease and...

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Tsiolkovsky, U.S.S.
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A Starfleet science research ship whose 80 crewmembers died by a strange virus while studying the routine collapse of a red supergiant star in 2364.

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White dwarf
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The remains of a red supergiant which collapsed as the science ship U.S.S. Tsiolkovsky stood by to monitor in 2364. The huge shifts in gravity caused by the transformation lead to a case of...

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Code of Honor
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The U.S.S. Enterprise and crew travel to the planet Ligon II to negotiate a treaty for the use of a rare vaccine needed on Stryris IV. The Ligonians board the starship appearing friendly, but...

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Hagon
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A Ligonian native, Hagon was the Secondary to the leader, Lutan. Unaccustomed to females in positions of authority, Hagon was physically bested by Enterprise-D security chief, Tasha Yar.

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Ligon II
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A Class M planet of dark-skinned, pre-technological humanoids. The Ligonians possess a strict code of honor and rulers determined by their bride's wealth; an orbital control station may be...

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Ligonians
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Planet: Ligon II. Well-built, muscular people of dark skin whose culture closely resembles those in feudal Japan and the 13th century Sung Dynasty of China. Ligonians have a highly structured...

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Yareena
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Rich native of Ligon II and wife of reigning leader, Lutan. To escape her loveless marriage, yet retain her riches, Yareena allowed herself to be killed by Natasha Yar, then revived.

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AGP (Andolian Grand Premier)
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Brand name of an Andolian champagne. Lore used this champagne to slip Data a mickey soon after his reactivation in 2364.

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Asimov, Dr. Isaac
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Famous 20th-century writer and biochemist from Earth. Asimov postulated that a positronic brain would one day become a reality and be used in robotic beings. His fictional writings provided...

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champagne
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Sparkling white wine originating from the Champagne region of France, Earth. Champagne is still much-used as a beverage for ceremonial toasts. Picard offered a toast to former lover Jenice...

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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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Crusher, Wesley
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  STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE – Crusher, Wesley Final Rank: EnsignCurrent status: Inactive (resigned commission 2370)Full name: Wesley Robert CrusherDate of...

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Crystalline Entity
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Origin: space. A massive and unique lifeform, delicate in appearance while blindly and insatiably feeding off the life-force of beings and even planetary resources. It could destroy a world 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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Datalore
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The U.S.S. Enterprisecrew investigates the mystery surrounding the disappearance of an earth colony in the Omicron Theta star system 26 years earlier, which coincidentally happens to the exact...

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Hokule'a-class starship
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The U.S.S. Tripoli was of this class. In 2338, the Tripoli discovered Data on Omicron Theta.

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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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Lore
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An android, of the same model and appearance as Lt. Commander Data of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D. Created, as was Data, by Doctors Noonien and Juliana Soong on Omicron Theta, Lore's emotional...

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Omicron Theta
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Remote star whose sytem included a Class M planet where Noonian Soong and his wife created their androids, including Data, while living among 410 other science colonists. All life was wiped out...

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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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positronic brain
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A device first postulated by Isaac Asimov in the twentieth century that would use positron decay as the basis of an advanced computer neural system. Thought to be impossible to construct, the...

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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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Tripoli, U.S.S.
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The starship whose crew first discovered Data 31 years ago was retired upon decommissioning to Surplus Depot Z15 at Qualor II, where it had been used as a holding vessel on the yard's perimeter in...

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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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Yar, Natasha (Tasha)
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE ? Yar, Natasha "Tasha" (deceased) Rank: Lieutenant Final assignment: Chief of security, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Year of birth: 2337 Place of birth: Turkana IV Date...

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Antica
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A planet in the Beta Renner system and homeworld to a canine-like carnivorous race who are deadly enemies of their system neighbors, the Selay.

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Antican
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Planet: Antica One of two quarreling races from the Beta Renna system, Anticans are marked by their canine-like faces, leathery skin and enlarged rear craniums. Although mostly bald, they have...

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Badar N'D'D
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Served as the Antican Chief Delegate to the Parliament Conference in 2364.

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Beta Renna
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A star with two major inhabited planets, both with native cultures wanting to join the Federation separately. Customs, god concepts and differing economic systems have made the Anticans and Selay...

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Channing, Dr.
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Federation scientist who specialized in warp physics.  

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Lonely Among Us
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While transporting two adversary civilizations to the conference planet of Parliament, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise pass through a mysterious "cloud" containing combinations of complex energy...

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Selay
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A planet in the Beta Renna star system, home to a sentient reptilian race who are deadly enemies of neighboring Antica. In their petition to join the United Federation of Planets, they join the...

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Selay
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Planet: Beta Renner. Reptiloid race inhabiting one of the two populated worlds of Beta Renner. Tri-digited and of average height, they apparently have a well-developed sense of smell. Their scaly...

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Singh, Lieutenant Commander
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Assistant chief engineer, under chief engineer Argyle, on the U.S.S. Enterprise-D in 2364. Singh was accidentally killed by the entity from the Beta Renner cloud.

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Ssestar
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Selay's chief representative. Ssestar and party were transported to Parliament on the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D in 2364 where they hoped to settle their differences with the Anticans.

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Edo
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Planet: Rubicon III The healthy, blond, skimpily-clad humanoid race believe in complete sexual freedom in a simplistic way and yet are extremely law-abiding, abiding by randomly mobile punishment...

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Justice
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After delivering a party of Earth colonists to the Strnad Solar System, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise anxiously awaits a pending shore leave on the pastoral planet of Rubicun III. The...

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Liator
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A law official, or mediator, on Rubicun III. In 2364 Liator sentenced Wesley Crusher to death for, essentially, walking on the grass in a park.

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Rivan
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Leader of the Edo on Rubicon III in 2364. Rivan was briefly brought aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise during the ship's visit to her planet.

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Rubicun
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The star whose third planet is home to the Edo, first visited by the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D in 2364. Together with Strnad and the rest of the nearby star cluster, the area is watched...

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Rubicun III
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The Class-M home of the Edo race. The planet was visited by the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D in 2364.    

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Strnad
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A star system that adjoins the Rubicun system.   In 2364, the U.S.S. Enterprise-D delivered colonists to a planet within this system. The nearby Rubicun system contains a planet, Rubicun...

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Ajax, U.S.S.
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Jean-Luc Picard's friend from the Academy, Corey Zweller, was assigned to this ship upon graduating. It was also one of two Starfleet ships whose increased warp engine performance is supposed...

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Argyle, Lt. Commander
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Chief Engineer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-D during its first year of operation (2364). Argyle oversaw the warp drive tests conducted by Kosinski and the Traveler which propelled the Enterprise...

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Fearless, U.S.S.
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Starship that rendezvoued with the Enterprise to transfer Kosinski and his assistant for warp drive experiments in 2364 after their work had apparently improved its warp engine performance.

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Kosinski
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Rude, self-important propulsion specialist working for Starfleet. His warp drive efficiency upgrade experiments brought him to the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D in 2364. Kosinki's ideas proved to...

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M33 Galaxy
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The Messier catalog designation for the more popularly known Triangulum Galaxy, two beyond the Milky Way where the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D first pulls out of Kosinski's and Traveler's warp...

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Tau Alpha C
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A distant system and home to a triple-digited, large-cranium humanoid race that can traverse time and dimensions. One of its natives becomes known as the Traveler to the U.S.S. Enterprise...

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Traveler
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Mysterious humanoid from Tau Alpha C with the ability to focus space and time. The Traveler expressed an interest in Wesley Crusher and, in 2370, became his guide in a new plane of existence.

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