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September, 1966
Doohan, James
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James Doohan was best known to Star Trek fans as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, the chief engineer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, in the original Star Trek series. Doohan was born on March 3,...

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

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

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Scott, Montgomery "Scotty"
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(Portrayed by James Doohan)STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: Scott, Montgomery "Scotty" Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Final Rank: Captain Serial Number: SE-197-54T Year of birth: 2222 Education:...

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

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December, 1966
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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January, 1967
warp factor
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Warp factor is the unit used to measure faster-than-light travel, where 'c' is equal to the speed of light. Each increase of one warp is computed geometrically. Warp ten is theorized to be...

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February, 1967
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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February, 1968
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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Muldaur, Diana
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Actress Diana Muldaur (Dr. Katherine Pulaski) is no stranger to Star Trek, having appeared in two Original Series episodes, "Is There In Truth No Beauty?" and "Return to Tomorrow." Muldaur has...

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December, 1968
Tellun
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A binary system with a G-class star and an A-class star near the Klingon-Federation border. During the mid-23rd century, the system was under Federation control including two planets in the...

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June, 1969
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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December, 1969
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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Bartel, Lt.
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Engineer serving aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-D when the ship encountered the Dyson Sphere near Norpin V.

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

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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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containment field
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Forcefield used to isolate hazardous materials, measured by levels of power cohesiveness. Containment fields are routinely used to hold antimatter fuel within its storage pods. Also used in...

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Crosby, Denise
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As Lieutenant Natasha "Tasha" Yar on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Denise Crosby made quite an impression. Even though she was only on the show for the best part of a season before dying at the...

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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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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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Dyson sphere
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Named for 20th-century physicist Freeman Dyson, who postulated a sphere could be built around a star with inhabitants living on its interior wall. In 2369, the Enterprise-D discovered a sphere,...

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

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Franklin, Ensign Matt
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Engineer aboard the U.S.S. Jenolen at the time it crashed into a Dyson Sphere in 2294. He and Montgomery Scott survived the crash and attempted to keep themselves alive until a rescue ship...

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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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Jenolen, U.S.S.
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An older class of Federation starship, the Jenolen disappeared in 2294, leaving no word as to its whereabouts and presumed lost. In 2369, the Enterprise-D discovered that the Jenolen had in fact...

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Justman, Robert
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Bob Justman, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 81, went from gofer to Executive Producer during a career that spanned more than 35 motion pictures and 500 television episodes, pilots and...

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

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

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Okuda, Michael
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As the lead graphic designer for Star Trek, Michael Okuda has earned screen credit on more Star Trek productions than anyone except Gene Roddenberry. Michael was responsible for the control...

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

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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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Relics
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The U.S.S. Enterprise crew is surprised to encounter the U.S.S. Jenolen, which crashed 75 years ago, on the surface of a tremendous gravitational force known as a Dyson Sphere. However, they are...

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rematerialization subroutine
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part of the operating program of a transporter. This subroutine controls the reintegration of transported subjects. In 2295 Captain Scott used a transporter aboard the U.S.S. Jenolen to suspend...

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

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

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

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

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Sydney-class transport
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A small, runabout-style ship. In 2294, a Sydney-class vessel, the Jenolen, vanished while carrying Montgomery Scott. It was later found, on the surface of a Dyson sphere, by the Enterprise-D.

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Theiss, William Ware Bill
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As the man who devised the fashion look of Starfleet and other classic 23rd century apparel on the original Star Trek, costume designer William Ware "Bill? Theiss also provided the first look at...

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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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Wheaton, Wil
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Wil Wheaton was already a veteran of cinema and television when, at the age of fifteen, he was cast as boy genius Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation.  His most prominent early...

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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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December, 1979
Goldsmith, Jerry
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Academy Award-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith was one of Hollywood's busiest and most honored musical talents. Goldsmith's compositions have virtually defined the musical personality of Star Trek...

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Sternbach, Rick
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Rick Sternbach has been a space and science fiction artist since the early 1970s, often combining both interests in a project. His clients include NASA, Sky and Telescope, Data Products, Random...

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June, 1982
Butrick, Merritt
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Merritt Butrick, a native of Gainesville, Fla. who grew up in the San Fransisco area, portrayed Dr. David Marcus, son of James T. Kirk and Dr. Carol Marcus, in two movies: Star Trek II: The...

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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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Sowards, Jack B.
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Jack B. Sowards wrote episodes of "Bonanza", "High Chaparral" and "Barnaby Jones" before getting the assignment to co-write the story for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan with Harve Bennett. He...

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Winfield, Paul
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Noted African-American actor Paul Winfield portrayed two powerful roles in his oportunities in the Star Trek universe: as the tragic Captain Clark Terrell in the bigscreen Star Trek II:...

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June, 1984
Curtis, Robin
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Robin Curtis took over the role of Saavik from Kirstie Alley, playing the Vulcan character in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Curtis is one of a rare group...

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November, 1986
Ellenstein, Robert
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In a four-decade career of stage, film and TV, Robert Ellenstein called the Star Trek family home thanks to two visits: as the first Federation President ever depicted, in ST IV,  and as...

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Sinclair, Madge
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Acclaimed Jamaican-American actress Madge Sinclair joined son-and-dance icon Ben Vereen as Capt. Silva LaForge, one of Geordi LaForge’s parents for TNG’s...

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September, 1987
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, 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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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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de Lancie, John
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John de Lancie, whose portrayal of the mercurial character Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation has made him internationally (if not intergalactically) famous, was not always an omnipotent being...

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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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Dorn, Michael
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One would think that the man who holds one of the most-unique distinctions in Star Trek history — he has appeared as the same character in more hours of Star Trek than any other actor...

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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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Frakes, Jonathan
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For seven seasons, Jonathan Frakes played Will Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He is also an accomplished director, with credits on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space...

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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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Hutzel, Gary
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Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Gary Hutzel originally began studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Hutzel decided to change his career to the motion picture industry and...

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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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Livingston, David
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David Livingston is the most prolific Star Trek director. He has directed two Next Generation episodes, 17 Deep Space Nine episodes, 28 Voyager episodes, and 14 Enterprise episodes. He has worked...

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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 Season One Credits
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Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry Co-executive Producer Rick Berman Maurice Hurley Co-Producer Robert Lewin Consulting Producer Robert H. Justman Associate Producer Peter Lauritson Line Producer...

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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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