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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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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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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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Bennett, Admiral Robert
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In 2287, the Admiral ordered the U.S.S. Enterprise-A to Nimbus III to rescue the Federation, Romulan, and Klingon consuls taken hostage there. Even though the new Enterprise was not yet up to...

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Captain Klaa's Bird-of-Prey
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What distinguished Klaa's Bird-of-Prey was its unique periscopic targetting system, which allowed the Klingon commander, from his command chair, to physically sight and target his prey. Upon...

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Copernicus, Shuttlecraft
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Kirk, Spock and McCoy used this shuttle to accompany Sybok on his quest for the spiritual homeworld of Sha Ka Ree.

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Dar, Caithlin
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A Romulan diplomat, in 2287 Dar was assigned to the Paradise City settlement on Nimbus III. A youthful idealist, Dar believed that Paradise City could still serve as a catalyst for galactic peace,...

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Galileo 5, Shuttlecraft
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This U.S.S. Enterprise-A shuttle was commandeered by Sybok on Nimbus III. With Kirk and his landing party hostage, and with Sulu at the helm, Sybok forced Kirk to take him to Enterprise, so that...

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J'Onn
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Bald, humanoid digger of holes, and resident of Nimbus III when Sybok found him in 2287. After being freed of his pain by Sybok, J'Onn joined the Vulcan's search for Sha Ka Ree.

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Klaa, Captain
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Klingon warrior and bird-of-prey commander. In 2287, Klaa was ordered to Nimbus III to free General Korrd. Five years later, he was a translator during Kirk and McCoy's murder trial.

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Korrd, General
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A former, brilliant Klingon military strategist, Korrd spent his emeritus years on Nimbus III as a diplomat. In 2287, Korrd fell under Sybok's influence and joined the Vulcan zealot on his quest...

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Masefield, John
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English author (1878-1967). His line, "All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by," appears on the dedication plaque of the U.S.S. Defiant.

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McCoy, David
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Father of Dr. Leonard McCoy, who suffered from a debilitating terminal disease. His son decided to end the application of medical technology that kept his father alive — but also caused him...

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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
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In 2287, Kirk, Spock and McCoy are enjoying shore leave on Earth at Yosemite National Park when suddenly their vacation is interrupted by an emergency call to duty by Starfleet Command. Kirk and...

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Sybok
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A brilliant, charismatic, and misguided Vulcan, in 2287, Sybok used Nimbus III as a springboard for a mission to locate Sha'Ka'Ree and God. Sybok was Spock's older, estranged half-brother. For...

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Talbot, St. John
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Human male, Talbot served as the Federation's diplomatic presence in Paradise City on Nimbus III. In 2287, Sybok captured Talbot, along with his fellow Klingon and Romulan delegates, and took them...

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Vixis
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A striking, female Klingon warrior, Vikis as first officer aboard the Klingon bird-of-prey commanded by Captain Klaa.

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Aztbur
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Daughter of Klingon Chancellor Gorkon, Aztbur ascended to the chancellorship herself when her father was assassinated in 2293. Aztbur accompanied her father on a journey to Earth to initiate...

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Azure Nebula
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A notable Class 11 nebula with trace amounts of sirillium along the Federation-Klingon border, where Sulu intended to hide his approach to Qo'nos during the Khitomer crisis of 2293. Kang's...

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Beta Quadrant
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That quarter of the Milky Way Galaxy located between 3 and 6 o'clock if the great plane of the galaxy is viewed as a clockface and the 6 o'clock position bisects the Sol system. The bulk of the...

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Burke, Yeoman
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Burke served aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-A in 2293, during the mission where Captain Kirk escorted Chancellor Gorkon and his Klingon delegation to Earth for peace talks. Burke was part of a...

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Chang, General
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Chief of Staff to Klingon Chancellor Gorkon, Chang was a leader in the conspiracy to assassinate Gorkon, in order to obstruct peace initiatives between the Klingon Empire and the Federation. In...

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Comm officer, Excelsior
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(Played by Christian Slater) An otherwise unnamed male of lieutenant junior-grade rank aboard the U.S.S. Excelsior, it falls to him to awaken Captain Sulu one night in 2293 with Starfleet's...

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Commandant, Klingon (Rura Penthe)
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(Played by W. Morgan Sheppard)Administrator of the security force running the Klingons' infamous Rura Penthe underground ice-planet gulag in 2286, in charge when Kirk and McCoy are sentenceed...

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Commander-in-Chief, Starfleet
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In 2293, at Starfleet HQ on Earth, the Starfleet Commander-in-Chief convened an urgent meeting on Earth, where he declared that the "Klingon Empire has roughly fifty years of life left to it." His...

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Dax, Crewman
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In 2293, Dax, a young Starfleet officer, servied aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-A. He was briefly suspected of being one of the "hit men" who assassinated Klingon Chancellor Gorkon, because a pair...

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Federation President (Efrosian)
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(Played by Kurtwood Smith)This President, an Efrosian, served as head of the United Federation of Planets, with his office based in the city of Paris, France, on Earth. In 2293, at the Khitomer...

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Gorkon
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(Played by David Warner)Gorkon was leader of the Klingon High Council in the late 23rd century, during a crisis which pushed the Klingon Empire to seek peace with the United Federation of Planets....

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gravitational unit
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Mechanism used to generate artificial gravity aboard starships. The unit aboard the Klingon ship Kronos One was disabled as part of the scheme to assassinate Chancellor Gorkon in 2293.

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Kerla, Brigadier
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Kerla served as a high-ranking, Klingon military consultant to Chancellor Gorkon and Chancellor Aztbur. In 2293, Kerla was among those against peace with the Federation, but was not a member of...

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Kronos One
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In 2293, Kirk was to escort this Klingon battle cruiser, and Chancellor Gorkon, through Federation space to the Chancellor's peace meeting on Earth. During the mission, Kronos One was attacked --...

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Lojur, Helmsman
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In 2293, Lojur served aboard the U.S.S. Excelsior, NCC-2000, under the command of Captain Sulu. Lojur was on the bridge when Excelsior encountered the shockwave resulting from an explosion on the...

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Magnetic Boots
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Footwear used in weightless environments to allow the wearer to remain attached to a given surface. Assassins who killed Klingon Chancellor Gorkon in 2293 wore boots of this type to move around...

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Martia
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Rura Penthe inmate at the time of Kirk and McCoy's internment. She was a duplicitous Chameloid, or shape-shifter, who tried to use Kirk to escape the frozen planet. When Kirk figured out her plan,...

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Praxis
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Klingon moon and primary energy source for the homeworld whose explosion in 2293 fostered the first UFP-Klingon peace treaty.

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Prototype Klingon Bird-of-Prey
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Prior to 2293, an experimental version of the Klingon's most infamous vessel was developed to allow the firing of torpedos while cloaked. This prototype Bird-of-Prey was commanded by General...

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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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Rura Penthe
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Located in the Mempa Sector in the Beta Quadrant, the frozen planetoid was in the U.S.S. Discovery's search area for Captain Lorca when he was taken by the Klingons.  A high-security...

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Samno, Yeoman
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Samno served aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-A. In 2293, Samno and Yeoman Burke conspired in the murder of Chancellor Gorkon. Samno and Burke were both later murdered by co-conspirator, Lt. Valeris.

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
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Following the violent explosion of an energy production facility on the Klingon moon of Praxis, the collapse of the Klingon Empire is considered imminent. In 2293, the United Federation of Planets...

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Valeris, Lt.
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(Played by Kim Cattrall)Vulcan Starfleet Officer who plotted with others to assassinate Klingon Chancellor Gorkon in 2293. Lt. Valeris had been the first Vulcan to graduate at the head of her...

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Valtane, Dmitri
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As science officer, Valtane served abaord the U.S.S. Excelsior, NCC-2000 under Captain Sulu and with then-Ensign Tuvok. Lieutenant Valtane was unaware he carried a memory virus in his brain, which...

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Warden of Rura Penthe
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A klingon, the Warden was in charge of the frozen wasteland/gulag, Rura Penthe. Arguably, the most noteworthy prisioners under his tenure were Kirk and McCoy, when the two Starfleet officers were...

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West, Colonel
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In 2293, West, a Starfleet officer, briefed the Federation President with a plan - Operation Retrieve - to rescue Kirk and McCoy from the penal colony on Rura Penthe. It was later revealed that...

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Worf, Colonel
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In 2293 a Klingon warrior, Colonel Worf, was assigned as defense counsel for James Kirk and Leonard McCoy, against charges of assassinating Chancellor Gorkon. Worf lost the case to the prosecutor,...

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

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

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

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

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

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