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1704
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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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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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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3045
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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41209
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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41235
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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41242
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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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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41249
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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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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41255
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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41263
Traveler
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Planet: Tau Alpha C. A single member of a humanoid species, distinguished by a very enlarged cranial size and the ability to "phase." The Traveler is highly advanced and has the capability of...

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41294
Betazoids
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Planet: Betazed A Federation race basically humanoid except for the solid-colored dark pupils and mental power of telepathy within the race. They also have varying empathic links to other races....

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Tarellians
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A humanoid, spacefaring race believed extinct in the aftermath of a plague until a band of eight aboard a small ship showed up at Haven in 2364 seeking an isolated site to take advantage of the...

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41365
auto destruct
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Computer program aboard starships for destruction of the vessel, should the ship be captured or controlled by an enemy. Time until auto destruct is sixty seconds. On Galaxy-class starships, for...

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Bynars
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Planet: Bynaus of Beta Magellan. Diminutive, large-craniumed asexual humanoid race with lilac skin. Over time their interconnection with their world's master computer has grown to the point that...

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41386
T-9 energy converter
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Power system mechanism in use on an unmanned Federation monitor post located on planet Gamma Tauri IV. The converter was stolen by the Ferengi in 2364.

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41461
Benzites
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Planet: Benzar. Mostly humanoid race whose members require a special breathing apparatus for oxygen atmospheres. This apparatus is worn on their chest with an extension reaching up to just in...

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Zaldans
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Federation race completely humanoid in appearance save for a webbed membrane between the fingers. As a culture, Zaldans are infuriated by courtesy, viewing it as a form of phony social behavior...

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41463
Velarans
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Planet: Velara III. Microscopic, intelligent one-celled life-forms living in the fragile subsurface saltwater layer of its homeworld. Discovered by a terraforming team that had disrupted their...

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41509
Aldean
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Planet: Aldea. An ancient humanoid culture considered a myth by outsiders, thanks to a planet-wide shield and cloaking device operated by the age-old computer Custodian, until discovered by the...

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41536
Brekkians
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Planet: Brekka. Basically humanoid, this race is known for a wrinkled nose bridge and a natural generation of a bio-electric charge, usable as a weapon-similar to that of the now-extinct...

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Ornarans
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Planet: Delos III. Basically humanoid, this race was kept in virtual addiction to felicium, a native drug, by the neighboring world of Brekkia supposedly to fight off ongoing effects of a plague...

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41601
Armus
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Planet: Vagra II. A unique but destructive life-form resembling a living oil slick but able to alter form into a variety of shapes, including a humanoid-like form and a thin shielding large enough...

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41775
Parasite Invaders
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A never-named race of tiny, crustacean-like intelligent beings who attempted to conquer the Federation by infiltrating Starfleet and taking over the bodies of high-ranking officers in 2364, an...

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41798
photon torpedo
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Self-propelled missiles consisting of a small quantity of matter and antimatter bound together in a magnetic container, used as a tactical weapon by Federation starships.   Photon torpedoes...

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photonic torpedo
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The earliest model of a Starfleet photon torpedo with a matter/antimatter charge and an optional timer, replacing standard spatial torpedoes wth lesser contact-explosive yields and ingredients....

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41997
holodeck matter
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A form of matter created in holodeck simulations. This type of matter is only stable within the confines of a holodeck. If removed from the holodeck, objects made of this material collapse into...

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Jarada
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Planet: Torona IV. A reclusive, insectoid race barely on terms with the Federation and known for its idiosyncratic attitude toward protocol. Their demand for such precision in greeting, for...

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42073
El-Aurians
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Planet: name unspecified. A humanoid species of "listeners" whose individual life-span can last well over 500 human years. El-Aurians appear to have an awareness that supersedes the normal flow of...

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subspace field inverter
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Mechanism that generates low-level Eichner radiation, a form of energy that stimulates growth in some types of plasma plague strains. Such an inverter is not part of the normal inventory of a...

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42193
Nagilum
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Origin: space. A powerful being, extra-dimensional in nature and manifested in space by a large hole of complete blackness.

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42477
Leyrons
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Planet: Malcus IX. A people whose use of a written language predated the spoken word. They are the major known exception to the rule that most cultures develop a sign or gestural language before a...

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Ramatisians
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Planet: Ramatis III. Humanoid inhabitants of a planet off the beaten Federation path, whose ruling family line is missing its gene for hearing, much like the Hanovers of Old Earth who suffered...

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42494
transporter biofilter
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Component of a transporter that scans and removes disease and virus organisms from incoming individuals. The biofilter is only effective against known organisms that it is programmed to recognize.

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transporter ID trace
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Data maintained by computers in a Federation transporter system that tracks the identity of any subject beamed through the transporter. The trace provides a mechanism to verify whether or not an...

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42568
Daledians
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Planet: Daled IV. A race of allasomorphs - shape-shifters with the power of cellular metamorphosis to take on any form desired - who evolved two long-warring camps, one each from the always-day...

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42609
Iconians
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A highly-advanced society that reached its peak just before dying out about 200,000 years ago, based from a homeworld now near the Romulan side of the Neutral Zone. Dubbed by history as...

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Magnetic Seals
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Part of the matter/antimatter containment system aboard Federation starships. The seals prevent the antimatter from making contacting with the ship's structure and destroying the vessel. The...

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42686
Fuurinkazan
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A race targeted in the battle strategies worked out by civilian advisor Kyle Riker at Tokyo Base, before he was invited to be a tactical advisor at Starbase Montgomery.

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Painstik, Klingon
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Klingon electronic "cattle prod" used in the Klingon Age of Ascension ritual as a spiritual test for the endurance of physical suffering. Also used in the Sonchi, the Rite of Succession ceremony...

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42695
Dremans
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Planet: Drema IV. Inhabitants of a pre-spacefaring humanoid peoples, whose ignorance of other worlds threatens Data with a Prime Directive violation when he made contact with a small girl there...

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resonators
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Mechanisms that create powerful underground planetary oscillations. In 2365, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D modified several class-1 probes to function as resonators. Sent below the surface of...

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42761
Borg
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Origin: Delta Quadrant. A cybernetic life-form thousands of years old which is part organic, part artificial life. They have advanced well beyond Federation science, unknown prior to a...

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42779
Bussard collectors
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Component of the warp drive nacelles of Federation starships, name for a 20th century Terran physicist who first theorized their operation. Located at the front of the nacelle, the collectors...

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42823
Bringloidi
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Planet: Bringloid V (Earth colony) . Simple but lusty descendants of the utopian Neo-Transcendentalists who set out from Earth in 2123 aboard the colony ship S.S. Mariposa during the lingering...

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Mariposans
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A cloned race of scientists descended entirely from the five survivors-the "Progenitors"-of a colony ship in the 22nd Century; they abandoned sexual reproduction due to their limited gene pool and...

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42859
Antedean
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Planet: Antide III Ichthyohumanoid species which are fish-like in appearance and have purplish-silver scales. The natives of Antede III have been seen by very few humans. Their preferred method...

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Ooolans
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Inhabitants (pronounced "OO-lons") of Marejaretus VI who give thanks during a meal by eating until two large, continuously struck stones are broken.

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42923
Avidyne engines
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Type of impulse engines used on Constellation-class starships, obsolete by 2365. The U.S.S. Hathaway, equipped with this engine, was used in a Starfleet battle exercise with the U.S.S. Enterprise...

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43125
linear memory crystal
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Component of an isolinear chip. This optically refractive material is a key part of data processing devices. Sentient nanites accidentally created by Ensign Wesley Crusher in 2366 consumed the...

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Nanites
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Planet: Kavis Alpha IV. A race of sentient submicroscopic robotic life-forms, created by the Federation, which are recognized as sentient on stardate 43125.8, and given rights to colonize their...

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43133
Grizzelas
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An intelligent, hybernating race known to both the Federation and the Sheliak Corporate. Jean-Luc Picard outmaneuvered the hyper-diplomatic Sheliak at their own game when he stipulated that the...

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Sheliak
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Origin: Shelia star system. A technological, non-humanoid life-form of classification R-3; in appearance, a wrap of black, mucous-secreting folds appearing as at least a head and gesturing upper...

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43152
Douwd
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An immortal race of pure energy, capable of creating disguises and false surroundings by manipulating matter and energy instantaneously-as does the one who took human form on Earth under the name...

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Husnock, The
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Agressive race of 50 billion warriors of "hideous" intelligence and destruction, destroyed in the blink of an eye by an all-powerful but normally pacifistic Douwd when angered at the death of his...

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43173
hologram generator
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Device used to conceal anthropological teams and their survey sites from native planetary life forms, so that the anthropologists can make observations without being detected. In 2366, the...

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Mintakans
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Planet: Mintaka III. Proto-Vulcan humanoids at the Bronze Age level of development, quite peaceful and highly rational, whose evolution closely parallels that of Vulcan. Once cave-dwellers, they...

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43198
Koinonians
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An intelligent people who destroyed themselves after becoming embroiled in a multi-generational war centuries ago, formerly co-existing with a race of compassionate energy beings who were...

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43205
Lang cycle fusion engines
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Technology used aboard Promellian spacecraft about a millennium ago for power and propulsion. When a Promellian battle cruiser was discovered near Orelious IX in 2366, Captain Picard was hopeful...

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Menthars
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Planet: Orelious IX. An ancient species, now extinct and thought to be both inventive and very resourceful when in battle. Several battle strategies which are still used originated from the...

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Promellians
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Planet: unknown. An extinct space-faring race, mutually destroyed with the Menthar in the battle of Orelious IX over a thousand years ago (about the time of Earth's late Middle Ages, circa...

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Barzans
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Planet: Barzan II. A humanoid species that requires breathing devices when off-world; their own atmosphere is inhospitable to most other races. The breather is worn about the neck and lower head,...

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Caldonians
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Planet: Caldonia. A race of three-fingered beings over six feet tall, their enlarged cranium includes a raised bony framework shaped much like a perpendicular "theta" Greek letter. Primarily...

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Chrysalians
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A neutral people who have been at peace for 10 generations and now are "uninvolved in all interstellar matters of consequence." Although they have often hired a Terran, Devinoni Ral, to handle...

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43421
Acamarian
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Planet: Acamar III. The people of Acamar III finally forged peace a century ago after generations of bloody clan wars. One group of various clansmen who couldn't accept the new peace, the...

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43489
Angosian
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Planet: Angosia III   Civilized humanoids of Angosia III, typically thoughtful and intelligent. Due to their pacifism in matters of fighting, they used mind control and biochemicals to...

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43510
inverter
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Transport device used by Ansata terrorists on planet Rutia IV in 2366. Ansata members were able to conduct interdimensional, folder-space transports that escaped detection by Rutian authorities....

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43539
Bre'ellians
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Planet: Bre'el IV. Humanoid members of the Federation whose homeworld became threatened by a falling asteroidal moon until its orbit was restored by the entity known as "Q." Bre'ellians have blunt...

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43610
Tanugans
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Planet: Tanuga IV. Space-aware, technological humanoids distinguished mainly by Vulcan-like upswept eyebrows and two to three successive V-shaped ridges on the forehead that echo the brow line. In...

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43657
Submicron Matrix Transfer Technique
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A technique for replicating existing new neural pathways in a positronic brain into another positronic brain. This technology was introduced at a cybernetics conference on stardate 43657.0,...

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43685
Kut'luch
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Bladed weapon wielded by Klingon assassins. It has a serrated blade that inflicts serious wounds. Duras family operatives used kut'luchs in 2366 when they attacked Kurn.

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Replicator
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Devices derived from transporter technology to dematerialize matter and then reconstitute it in another form. Replicators, in use since the early 24th century, are most commonly used as food...

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43714
Aliens, Abducting
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A previously unknown, telepathically linked and allasomorphic race who kidnapped Picard, a Mizarian and a Chalnoth like lab rats in 2366 in order to study the concept of leadership, which they lack.

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Chalnoth
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Planet: Chalna. A violent-natured, beast-like race with long fangs. The people live in anarchy and are carnivorous, even feasting on enemies. A native, Esoqq, is one of Captain Picard's two...

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Mizarians
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Planet: Mizar II. A highly intelligent and pacifistic race, so opposed to confrontation they have let themselves be conquered six times in the last 300 years. Humanoid in appearance but with...

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Moropa, The
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A race who shared an uneasy truce with Federation member world Bolius IX. With a supposed Bolian Starfleet cadet among his fellow hostages, Picard guessed that someone of this race they might be...

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Wogneer Creatures
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A group in the Ordek Nebula, one of many that the faux-cadet Haro says Picard has put his life on the line for.

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43745
quantum phase inhibitor
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Known more commonly as the Tox Uthat, the inhibitor could stop the nuclear reaction that takes place within stars. It was invented in the twenty-seventh century by Kal Dano.

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Tox Uthat
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Also known as a quantum phase inverter. The Tox Uthat was invented by Kal Dano in the twenty-seventh century. It is a palm-sized crystal capable of stopping the nuclear reaction going on within a...

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Vorgons
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Origin: The future A humanoid, leathery-skinned race. Two of its 27th cenutry natives traveled back 300 years in time to supposedly reclaim the Tox Uthat, a secret weapon they actually stole from...

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43779
Gomtuu
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Origin: space. The last of a unique alien species of living vessels which survived symbiotically with its crew. Apparently, the alien communicated telepathically. Gomtuu (also called "Tin Man"),...

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Tin Man
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Starfleet's code name in 2367 for the sentient, ancient and lonely "organic starship" found by the Vega 9 probe orbiting the near-supernova Beta Stromgren; its native name is "Gomtuu". Possibly of...

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43807
Mikulaks
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A race whose donation of special tissue samples is meant to help stop an outbreak of Correllium fever on Nahmi IV circa SD 43807, but almost doomed the Enterprise-D with unintentional invidium...

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transporter test article
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Duranium cylinder one meter in height and 25 centimeters in diameter. These cylinders are used as test objects when evaluating a transporter's operation. The test articles can be beamed to a...

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43872
Rodulans
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Creators of the Basotile, a type of centuries-old metal sculpture of which Kivas Fajo owned the centuries-old first until his collection was broken up after his arrest in 2366.

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Tellurians
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Spices from this Federation-area culture were being offered by Kivas Fajo to a group of Andorians in 2366.

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tripolymer composites
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A nonconductive material that makes up part of the body of Lieutenant Commander Data. His structure contains 24.6 kilograms of the substance.

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Zibalians
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Kivas Fajo's race. Like him, painting the side of the face may be a widely-held custom.

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