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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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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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41153
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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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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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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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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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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41235
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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41242
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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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
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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41255
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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41263
Where No One Has Gone Before
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The U.S.S. Enterprise and crew travel to uncharted territory when a test on the ship's propulsion system backfires and blasts the starship more than a billion light years from their own galaxy....

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41294
Haven
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Counselor Troi's mother pays an unexpected visit to the U.S.S. Enterprise, informing her daughter of the marriage plans her late father had arranged on Deanna's behalf. Honoring the traditional...

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41309
Too Short a Season
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The U.S.S. Enterprise transports a famous negotiator, Admiral Mark Jameson, to Mordan IV, where several Federation officials have been taken hostage by the planet's governor, Karnas. Although 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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One One Zero Zero One Zero Zero One
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The U.S.S. Enterprise docks at Starbase 74 where the Bynars, a species interdependent on computers, are scheduled to upgrade the ship's computer system. Instead of enhancing the starship's...

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41386
Last Outpost, The
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The U.S.S. Enterprise is rendered powerless above an unknown and mysterious planet during a mission to repossess a stolen T-9 energy converter from Ferengi culprits. Captain Picard, believing the...

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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
Coming of Age
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While the U.S.S. Enterprise orbits Relva VII, Wesley beams down to take the grueling Starfleet Academy entrance exam. Back on board the ship, Picard and his crew are quizzed by Lt. Commander...

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41463
Home Soil
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At the Federation's request, a U.S.S. Enterprise away team visits Velara III where a group of terraformers are working to transform the seemingly desolate planet into one capable of supporting...

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41503
Heart of Glory
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Lt. Worf must choose between his loyalty to Starfleet and his Klingon heritage when two Klingon fugitives take over the U.S.S. Enterprise. The fugitives, yearning to recapture the Klingon...

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41509
When the Bough Breaks
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The U.S.S. Enterprise accidentally discovers Aldea, a planet with advanced technology that provides every need or want a person could have. Although Aldea has hidden itself from the universe...

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41536
Symbiosis
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While studying magnetic changes in the Delos system's sun, the U.S.S. Enterprise receives a distress signal from a disabled freighter ship. The starship beams four of the passengers on board,...

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41590
Hide and Q
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While rushing to aid the survivors on a planet rocked by a lethal explosion, the U.S.S. Enterprise is stopped by the dangerous "Q" entity who had interfered with their Farpoint mission several...

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41601
Skin of Evil
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While the U.S.S. Enterprise is en route to rendezvous with Troi's shuttlecraft, a bizarre malfunction causes the transport vehicle to crash on Vagra II. The only life form on the planet is Armus,...

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41636
Angel One
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The U.S.S. Enterprise crew travels to Angel One, a planet run by women, to search for survivors from a Federation freighter disabled by an asteroid collision seven years earlier. The away team...

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41697
We'll Always Have Paris
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Captain Picard is reunited with an old flame. While traveling to Sarona VIII for shore leave, the U.S.S. Enterprise crew experiences a bizarre phenomenon in which a moment in time mysteriously...

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41723
Battle, The
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The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise discovers an old style starship heading towards them shortly after a conference with a Ferengi vessel. Much to Captain Picard's amazement, it is soon learned...

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41775
Conspiracy
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While journeying to Pacifica, the U.S.S. Enterprise receives an emergency message for Captain Picard from Starfleet Captain Walker Keel, who requests a secret meeting. At a rendezvous on an...

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41798
Arsenal of Freedom, The
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While investigating the disappearance of the U.S.S. Drake on the planet Minos, the crew battles aggressive energy spheres, swallowing sinkholes and invisible attackers. Arriving at Minos, the...

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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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41986
Neutral Zone, The
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Waiting for Captain Picard's return from a Federation conference, the U.S.S. Enterprise crew discovers a disabled 20th century Earth satellite containing three perfectly preserved bodies, frozen...

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41997
Big Goodbye, The
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The U.S.S. Enterprise must pass through the quadrant Korona IV, which is inhabited by the Jarada, an insect-like race that demands a precise greeting from the Captain of any ship wishing to enter...

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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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42073
Child, The
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Deanna Troi is impregnated by a mysterious entity. When a plague in the densely populated Rachelis System races out of control, help from the U.S.S. Enterprise is enlisted in the medical...

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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
Where Silence Has Lease
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While en route to the Morgana Quadrant, the U.S.S. Enterprise is engulfed by a mysterious "hole" having no dimensions and void of all energy and matter. Captain Picard is perplexed by this...

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42286
Elementary, Dear Data
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When the Starship Enterprise arrives three days ahead of schedule to rendezvous with the U.S.S. Victory, the crew is presented with some well-deserved free time. Knowing that Data is a Sherlock...

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42402
Outrageous Okona, The
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While traveling through the Omega Sagitta system, the U.S.S. Enterprise aids a disabled cargo ship and plays host to its sole occupant, Captain Okona. Once on board the Enterprise, the handsome,...

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42437
Schizoid Man, The
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U.S.S. Enterprise races toward a remote planet on a top priority mission to provide medical aid for Dr. Ira Graves, one of the greatest living human minds.   Graves' young assistant,...

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42477
Loud as a Whisper
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The U.S.S. Enterprise is unexpectedly diverted to the Ramatis star system to transport a famous mediator named Riva to the site of a bitter planetary conflict on Solais V. To the surprise of the...

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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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Unnatural Selection
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An emergency call for help from a Federation supply ship sends the U.S.S. Enterprise racing on a course to determine the nature of the crisis. Upon visually scanning the bridge of the U.S.S....

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42506
Matter of Honor, A
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A special exchange program brings a Benzite named Mendon aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise and gives Riker the opportunity to become the first Federation officer to serve on board a Klingon ship....

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42523
Measure of a Man, The
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When the U.S.S. Enterprise arrives at the newly established Starbase 173, Data is ordered to serve under Captain Bruce Maddox, who wishes to disassemble and study him so that more androids can be...

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42568
Dauphin, The
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The U.S.S. Enterprise is assigned to escort a young girl and her guardian from the planet Klavdia III, where they have lived almost all of the girl's life, to Daled IV, the planet she was born to...

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42609
Contagion
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The Starship Enterprise enters the Neutral Zone in response to a desperate plea for aid from the U.S.S. Yamato, which has been crippled by a series of dangerous, inexplicable malfunctions on its...

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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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42625
Royale, The
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In an unmapped solar system, the U.S.S Enterprise discovers a jagged chunk of metal bearing a United States Air Force insignia. The Away Team beams down to a building on a nearby planet, hoping...

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42679
Time Squared
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When the U.S.S. Enterprise encounters a Federation shuttlecraft cartwheeling out of control through space, the starship pulls it into the shuttle bay. Riker discovers that the shuttlecraft...

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42686
Icarus Factor, The
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When Riker is offered a captain's position on the Starship Aries, the U.S.S. Enterprise heads for Starbase Montgomery so he can be briefed on the assignment. Arriving at the Starbase, Riker is...

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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
Pen Pals
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Unbeknownst to the crew, Data has become pen pals with a little girl named Sarjenka who lives on Drema IV, one of the planets under investigation. When Data tells Picard of his communications with...

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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
Q Who?
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Picard's nemesis, the powerful, extra-dimensional being named Q, hurls the U.S.S. Enterprise across the galaxy after Picard refuses to let him become a member of the crew. Immediately upon...

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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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Samaritan Snare
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In order for Wesley Crusher to complete his Starfleet exams, he must travel to Starbase 515 in the Scylla Sector. He is unexpectedly joined on his trip by Captain Picard, who has been ordered by...

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42823
Up The Long Ladder
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In response to an urgent distress signal, the U.S.S. Enterprise ventures into the Ficus Sector to save the Bringloidis, a society whose planet is about to be destroyed by stellar flares. Upon...

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42859
Manhunt
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While transporting delegates to a special Federation conference on Pacifica, the U.S.S. Enterprise picks up two representatives from the newly discovered planet of Antede III. Unaccustomed to...

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42901
Emissary, The
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The U.S.S. Enterprise, obeying orders from the highest ranks of Starfleet Command, beams aboard a special emissary named K'Ehleyr, a half-human, half-Klingon female. The crew is pulled by Worf's...

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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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Peak Performance
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As part of the first Starfleet Battle Simulation program, Picard and Riker are tapped to compete against each other in a mock battle. Picard is given command of the U.S.S. Enterprise, while Riker...

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42976
Shades of Gray
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During a routine geological survey on Surata IV, Commander Riker's thigh is pierced by a small thorn, which causes him to lose the feeling in his leg. After beaming Riker back aboard the U.S.S....

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43125
Evolution
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Dr. Paul Stubbs, an eminent scientist, has come aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise to study the explosion of a star in the Kavis Alpha Sector, which occurs only once every 196 years. As the crew...

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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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43133
Ensigns of Command, The
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The U.S.S. Enterprise receives a message from the Sheliak, who order the crew to remove all humans from the planet Tau Cygna V. According to a Federation treaty, the planet belongs to the alien...

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43152
Survivors, The
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After answering a distress call from a remote Federation planet under attack, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise is shocked to discover that all but two of the 11,000 inhabitants have been killed....

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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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Who Watches The Watchers?
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A team of Federation anthropologists, working in a camouflaged outpost on Mintaka III, have been observing the Mintakans — a race of Vulcan-like humanoids whose development is at the...

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43198
Bonding, The
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An Away Team led by Worf, investigates a barren planet once inhabited by the Koinonians, a race which destroyed themselves in a lengthy war. While exploring an underground tunnel, archaeologist...

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43205
Booby Trap
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While investigating a signal emitting from an ancient Promellian battle cruiser, Picard and an Away Team discover a ship that has been floating in space for over 1000 years. There are no survivors...

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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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43349
Enemy, The
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While investigating a distress signal on the Federation planet Galorndon Core, Riker, Worf and La Forge discover the wreckage of a crashed Romulan vessel and a dying Romulan officer, Patahk. Due...

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43385
Price, The
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The crew plays host to a group of visiting dignitaries who are negotiating for the rights to a stable wormhole discovered by the Barzan, which could provide a valuable shortcut through the galaxy....

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43421
Vengeance Factor, The
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After finding traces of Acamarian blood at a looted Federation outpost, Picard leads the crew to Acamar III. There, he learns that the responsibility for the attack on the outpost lies with the...

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43462
Defector, The
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Answering a request for asylum from a Romulan scout ship, the crew beams aboard. Although he claims to be a low-ranking logistics officer, the vessel's pilot, Setal, shares a startling revelation:...

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43489
Hunted, The
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The U.S.S. Enterprise visits the planet Angosia, which recently emerged victorious from a lengthy war and is now seeking membership in the Federation. During the visit, a violent prisoner in...

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43510
High Ground, The
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While delivering medical supplies to a planet involved in a lengthy civil war, Dr. Crusher is taken hostage by Finn, the leader of a radical separatist organization. Although at first fearful for...

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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
Deja Q
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While orbiting Bre'el IV to investigate a descending asteroidal moon which could cause landquakes and tidal waves on the planet, the crew is surprised by the unexpected arrival of Q. Although...

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43610
Matter of Perspective, A
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Following a routine mission at the Tanuga IV science station, Riker beams back to the U.S.S. Enterprise moments before Dr. Apgar, the director of the Starfleet research facility, is killed in an...

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43625
Yesterday's Enterprise
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While on a routine mission, the U.S.S. Enterprise discovers a bizarre rift in space, which reveals an unidentified vessel. Both ships are now on an alternate time line where the Federation is in...

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43657
Offspring, The
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Hoping to further his creator's work and perpetuate his species, Data creates an android named Lal, who receives Data's programming through neural transfers. Although Picard is apprehensive about...

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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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Sins of the Father
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As part of an exchange program, a Klingon officer named Kurn arrives on board the U.S.S. Enterprise. He soon informs Worf that they are brothers, having been separated shortly before their parents...

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43714
Allegiance
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While in his quarters, Picard is taken from the ship by an alien energy beam and held in a room with three other hostages: Tholl, a peace-loving Mizarian; Haro, a Bolian and Starfleet Academy...

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43745
Captain's Holiday
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At the crew's insistence, Picard reluctantly agrees to take a week-long vacation to Risa, a tropical resort. However, following his arrival, the captain's peace is disturbed by Sovak, a Ferengi...

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