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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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Kirk, James T.
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(Played by William Shatner) STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: Kirk, James T. Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Final Rank: Captain Full Name: James Tiberius Kirk Date of birth: March 22, 2233 Place of...

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McCoy, Leonard H.
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(Played by DeForest Kelley) STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: McCoy, Leonard H. Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Final Rank: Admiral, retired Full Name: Leonard H. McCoy, M.D. Year of birth: 2227...

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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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Sulu, Hikaru
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(Portrayed by George Takei) STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: Sulu, Hikaru Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Rank: Captain Date of birth: 2237 Place of birth: San Francisco, Earth Education: Starfleet...

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

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warp drive
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The main propulsion system for most starships that is capable of faster-than-light travel. The core of the warp drive uses  to control the annihilation of matter and antimatter. This...

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

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

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

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

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

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Chekov, Pavel
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(Portrayed by Walter Koenig) STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: Chekov, Pavel Andreievich Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Final Rank: Commander Full Name: Pavel Andreievich Chekov Serial number:...

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

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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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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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Alixia
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Talaxian who grew up on Rinax, a moon of Talax. Alixia and her brother Neelix often went exploring in such places as the Caves of Touth and the equatorial dust shrouds, and they even hunted...

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Beach, Commander
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Officer serving aboard the U.S.S. Reliant in 2285 during its planetary survey mission in the Mutara Sector for Project Genesis. When the ship was hijacked by Khan Noonien Singh, Beach was among...

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dynoscanner
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A type of sensor that can establish the presence of low-level molecular activity.

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Genesis Device
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Torpedo mechanism intended for use in Project: Genesis testing. In 2285, Khan Noonien Singh stole the device and activated it in an attempt to destroy the U.S.S. Enterprise, and his enemy, Admiral...

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Joachim
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Genetically superior blonde-haired young man serving under Khan in 2285. Joachim urged, unsuccessfully, Khan to stop battling James Kirk. Loyal to Khan, Joachim died with his master aboard the...

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Kobayashi Maru
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Federation freighter that served as part of the Kobayashi Maru scenario, a simulated Starfleet Academy training exercise wherein cadets had to decide what command decisions to make after receiving...

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Marcus, Dr. Carol
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(Played by Bibi Besch)Molecular biologist made famous in 2285 by her planet development process, Project Genesis. In the 2260's a relationship with James T. Kirk produced her son, David.

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Marcus, Dr. David
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(Played by Merritt Butrick) Along with his mother, Dr. Carol Marcus, a key scientist on Project Genesis in 2270-80s, and the only son of her and James T. Kirk. David introduced unstable...

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Miranda-class starship
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This type of Federation starship was introduced prior to 2285. The Miranda-class are similar to Soyuz-class ships, and have nacelles below their saucer sections. The Reliant and Saratoga were...

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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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Mutara Nebula
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A large diffuse nebula used for cover by Admiral Kirk in his damaged U.S.S. Enterprise while pursued in a dogfight by vengeance-seeking renegade Khan Noonien Singh in the commandeered U.S.S. Reliant.

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prefix code
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The prefix code in Federation starship's locks control of that vessel to a unique code, accessed by authorized personnel. This code prevents unsecured control of key ship's systems through...

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Preston, Peter
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In 2285 this very young engineer's mate gave his life to save the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701. Preston — a nephew of Chief Engineer Scott — remained at his post when the other cadets ran.

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Project Genesis
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Project Genesis was a theoretical process to terraform dead planets by means of a genetic explosion that would reduce the surface of a planet to its elementary particles. Under the direction of...

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Regula One
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A space lab in orbit of the planet Regula, Regula One housed the research facilities for Project: Genesis. The project, lead by Doctors Carol and David Marcus, created "life" from...

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Reliant, U.S.S.
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Miranda-class starship, registry no. NCC-1864; commanded by Captain Clark Terrell; first officer, Commander Pavel Chekov. Its final mission occurred in 2285, when the Reliant was assigned to the...

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retina scan
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A more reliable way of detecting a persons identity, by scanning an individuals blood vessel pattern within the retina. Kirk had to submit to a retina scan to gain access to the Project Genesis files.

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Saavik
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(Played by Kirstie Alleyand Robin Curtis)Female Vulcan and protégée of Spock, Saavik enrolled at Starfleet Academy in 2285. She took part in the Kobyashi Maru training simulation, a...

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
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In 2285 at Starfleet Academy, Admiral Kirk is busy training new cadets. Among the cadets is Saavik, a young protégé of Spock's, who feels that she has failed the Kobayashi Maru...

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Terrell, Captain Clark
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Commander of the U.S.S. Reliant. In 2285, Terrell was subjugated by Khan Noonien Singh's brain-eating Ceti eel. The information was used to help steal Project Genesis. Terrell later killed himself...

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Adventure, Mr.
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A Lieutenant in Starfleet, Mr. Adventure earned his namesake while posted with Uhura at a transporter station near spacedock. He was eager to see some excitement, get into the action, "even a...

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bird-of-prey, Klingon
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See: Klingon bird-of-prey

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cloaking device, Klingon
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Similar to the Romulan cloaking device, the Klingons received this technology from the Romulans circa 2268, when the two civilizations shared a political alliance. The Klingons outfitted many...

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Esteban, Captain J.T.
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As cpatain of the science-vessel U.S.S. Grissom, Esteban commanded the survey of the Genesis Planet. Among his crew were Lt. Saavik and David Marcus, Admiral Kirk's son. A conservative,...

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Excelsior, U.S.S.
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A starship originally designated NX-2000, for testing purposes and as the first of its class, "The Great Experiment" was the first starship equiped with transwarp drive. Captain Styles commanded...

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Excelsior-class starship
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Type of Federation starship. The first of these, launched in 2285, had an experimental transwarp drive, which presumably had to be removed. The Excelsior was referred to as "The Great Experiment."...

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flight recorder
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The recorder stores data and visual records from critical areas on a ship. It is intended for use by investigators to gather evidence in the event of an accident involving or aboard the ship. In...

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Grissom, U.S.S. (NCC-638)
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Captain J.T. Esteban commanded this Oberth-class research vessel, which was assigned to investigate the Genesis Planet in 2285. The investigation team also included Lieutenant Saavik and Dr. David...

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Klingon Bird-of-Prey
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The ubiquitous spread-wing craft capable of atmospheric, planetary or warp operations is utilized in two classes: the smaller B'rel and the larger K'Vort. Kruge's smaller ship had a crew of 12 in...

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Kruge, Commander
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Klingon bird-of-prey captain, in 2285, Kruge collected stolen data on the Project Genesis device. Kruge wanted Genesis for its weapons potential and his quest for Genesis lead to the destruction...

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lexorin
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Drug administered to Dr. McCoy in 2285 to remedy the symptoms of mental disorientation he was experiencing while carrying the katra of Captain Spock within his own mind.

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Lloyd, Christopher
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At the time he played Kruge, the renegade Klignon commander of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Christopher Lloyd was just coming off his second Emmy win for comedy lead actor as Rev. Jim...

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Maltz
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Klingon officer serving under Kruge in 2285. Maltz was captured after Kirk took Kruge's bird-of-prey following the death of Kruge and the other Klingon crew members.

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Merchantman
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A small merchant cargo ship, chartered in 2285 by the Klingon operative, Valkris. Valkris used the ship to transport stolen data on the Federation project known as Genesis to the Klingon...

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Morrow, Admiral
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In 2285, Morrow served as Starfleet's Chief of Command. After James Kirk defeated Khan and returned the U.S.S. Enterprise to spacedock, Morrow wanted to decommission the vessel. Morrow also...

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Oberth-class starship
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This kind of Federation starship is often used for scientific missions. The U.S.S. Grissom was of the Oberth-class. While in orbit of the Genesis Planet, Grissom was destroyed by Commander...

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Skon
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Spock's grandfather. Skon was the son of Solkar, and father of Sarek.

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Solkar
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Vulcan male who was Spock's great-grandfather. Solkar parented Skon whose son was Sarek, Spock's father.

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Spacedock
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Spacedock is a massive, orbital facility, providing starships with many service facilities. Starships can dock for crew transfers and/or put in for repairs. In 2285, the U.S.S. Enterprise...

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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
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As the U.S.S. Enterprise returns to spacedock for repairs following the battle with Khan in 2285. Kirk continues to mourn Spock's death. McCoy suddenly enters the Vulcan's sealed quarters,...

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Styles, Captain
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Starfleet officer who, in 2285, commanded the U.S.S. Excelsior, NX-2000. The Excelsior was the first Federation starship fitted with a transwarp drive. The experiment, however, was unsuccessful....

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T'Lar
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(Played by Dame Judith Anderson)Highly-respected Vulcan priestess who agreed to attempt the rare and dangerous fal-tor-pan in 2285, high atop Mount Seleya. T'Lar relieved Leonard McCoy of Spock's...

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terminium
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Metal compound used in the construction of photon torpedo casings.

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Torg
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Klingon warrior in Commander Kruge's crew. In 2285, Torg killed Kirk's son David Marcus when the young man stepped forward to save Saavik. Torg died soon after while aboard the self-destructing...

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transwarp drive
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Experimental propulsion system that if successful would have enabled starships to reach higher speeds with greater efficiency. The system was tested aboard the U.S.S. Excelsior in the 2280s...

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Valkris
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A female Klingon, Valkris copied top-secret data on Project Genesis from the Federation and provided it to the Klingons. She used a frieghter to rendevouz with Klingon Commander Kruge. She read...

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Qo'noS
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Native name for the Klingon homeworld, a planet of the star Klingon and the site of the Imperial Empire's capital First City. It is sometimes standardized as "Kronos." It includes a lone huge...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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