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antimatter converter assembly
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Part of the warp drive system of Federation starships, including the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 and other Constitution class vessels.

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ear receiver
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Communications device worn in the ear by Starfleet personnel in the 23rd century, used to privately monitor audio transmissions or screen out surrounding noise if needed.

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lithium crystals
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Predecessor to dilithium as used in early starship warp drive reactors. Because the rare crystalline form was required, lithium so used had to be refined through an energy-intensive "cracking"...

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phaser type-3
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A Federation handheld phaser rifle weapon used in contingency situations where a type-1 or type-2 phaser would lack the power carried in the type-3.

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recorder marker
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A buoy with data-storage capability, also known as a flight recorder, carried aboard space vessels as a record of its activities in the event of cataclysmic loss. In 2265, the U.S.S. Enterprise...

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refrigeration unit
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General name for the cryostasis generator added to the life-support system of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 in 2268 by commandeering Scalosians, who meant to keep the crew in stasis until needed...

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viewer
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General term for the visual displays found throughout Federation starships.  Viewers come in a variety of sizes, from desktop units to wall-mounted version such as that commonly found on the...

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deflectors
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Manipulatable energy forcefield or shield that can be generated around space vessels and other facilities for protection from natural hazards and enemy weaponry.   Transporters are...

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M-113 Creature
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Planet: M-113. The last of a vaguely humanoid species sometimes referred to as the "salt vampire" because of its need for salt and its willingness to kill to satiate its own hunger. The creature...

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baffle plate
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Component of a Starfleet propulsion system, as with the U.S.S Antares. In 2266, Charles Evans caused the Antares to explode by making the baffle plate disappear. Another one that ruptured caused...

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Thasians
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Planet: Thasus. An advanced, intelligent, noncorporeal race of beings, first encountered on stardate 1533.6 when they made contact with Captain Kirk to retrieve a young humanoid they had given...

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ionizer, transporter
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Component of a 22nd century transporter system. In 2266, damage to an ionizer caused a malfunction that created a duplicate of Captain Kirk over Alfa 177.

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environmental suit
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Sealed protective clothing worn by Starfleet personnel in hostile environments. The style has changed over the years from a softer chromo-metallic fabric in the 2260s to harder-edged materialsin...

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intermix formula
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Mathematical equation used to determine the proper mix of matter and antimatter in the warp core reaction chamber among starship propulsion systems. Artificial wormholes could result if the mix is...

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matter/antimatter reaction chamber
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The actual intermix chamber at the heart of a warp propulsion system, as designed in Federation vessels, where matter and antimatter are safely allowed to react in the most efficient manner. The...

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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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heading
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In celestial navigation, a mathematical expression describing a direction with relationship to the center of the galaxy. A heading is composed of two numbers measuring an azimuth value and an...

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laser weapons
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Defensive directed-energy technology -- an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emissions of Radiation -- used within sidearms by the Federation before the advent of the phaser. By the...

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log
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Record of activities aboard Federation starships and starbases, recored for official archives. Individuals often keep personal logs as well, proteced for privacy as they wish.

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nacelle
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That part of a starship's hull that houses the warp drives -- usually an outboard pair of symmetrical cylinders or pods, and in Federation designs running parallel to the ship's line of flight....

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Talosians
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Planet: Talos IV Humanoids dependent upon illusion; their civilization was nearly wiped out by war thousands of centuries ago. They are only now beginning to rebuild.

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transporter
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Transportation device that converts objects or persons to energy, sends that energy to the destination, and reconstitutes the objects/persons back into matter.   Transporters cannot beam...

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transporter console
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Instrument housing electronic controls, consisting of displays and an input device that a transporter operator uses to monitor and control the transporter.

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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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rubindium crystal
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A gemstone which provides one component of a subcutaneous transponder. When imprisoned on planet Ekos in 2268, Commander Spock used crystals from two transponders to create a primitive laser.

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subcutaneous transponder
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Starfleet-issue device inserted into the skin to enable the wearer of such a device to be tracked. In 2268, Dr. McCoy placed two such devices in Captain Kirk and Commander Spock before they beamed...

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hangar deck
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The shuttlecraft landing and storage facility found aboard Federation starships, derived from terran naval parlance. More modern usage of the 24th century has referred to the area as a shuttlebay.

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Regulan Blood Worm
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Origin: unspecified. This amorphous, pulpous creature rates such a low status to the Klingon people, that name is used to insult people who are thought to be weak. The Klingon, Korax uses this...

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Ornithoids, Extragalatic
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Origin: extragalactic. Slight beings only inches tall, alien to human-type emotions but capable of matter manipulation with a replication/transporter technology dubbed "transmuter" which is used...

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transmuter
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Thought amplifier used by the aliens Korob and Sylvia. The transmuter could convert their thoughts into physical objects or convincing illusions. With the transmuter, Korob and Sylvia disguised...

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Gorn
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Origin: unknown. An intelligent, bipedal reptilian species who fought with Captain Kirk on stardate 3045.6 under the assumption that the Federation was threatening the Gorn claim to the planet...

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Metron
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Planet: Cestus III An extremely advanced humanoid species who intervene in Captain Kirk's battle with the Gorn on stardate 3045.6. Being surprised at the mercy Kirk shows to the Gorn, the Metron...

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shields
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Forcefields that protect space vessels from damage by natural hazard or enemy attack. Synonyms include deflectors, deflector shields, or screens. Transporters cannot operate through raised shields.

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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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3134
mnemonic memory circuit
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Type of computer circuit used in modern databank access. A primitive circuit, composed of a variety of electrical and radio parts of the 1930s on Earth, was jury-rigged by Commander Spock to...

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bearing
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In celestial navigation, a mathematical expression describing a direction in space with relationship to a space vehicle. A bearing measures the angular difference between the current forward...

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tractor beam
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Graviton force beam used by starships to manipulate objects outside the ship. Tractors are commonly used for towing other vessels and guiding shuttlecraft through landing and launches.

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Horta
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The Horta is a highly intelligent, silicon-based species, that is capable of tunneling through solid rock ike humans are able to walk through air. Discovered on the planet Janus IV, the Horta is...

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phaser type-1
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Starfleet handheld energy weapon in use since circa 2266. The Phaser Type-1 was commonly used when a show of force was not appropriate, such as in first contact and other off-ship missions...

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phaser type-2
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Larger handheld energy weapon used by Starfleet personnel since 2266. More powerful that the Type-1 variety, some Type-2 phasers were actually Type-1's mounted in a pistol grip. Like all phasers,...

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3198
Mind-sifter
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Klingon interrogation device that probes the minds of its victims. At high setting, the sifter causes irreversible brain damage. In 2267, Commander Spock was subjected to questioning by Klingon...

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Organians
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Planet: Organia. On first appearance, a simple agrarian humanoid race that had no significant advancements for over 10,000 years. On stardate 3198.4, the true nature of the Organians revealed an...

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3211
collar of obedience
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Disciplinary choker-collars worn by drill thralls on planet Triskelion that would constrict the wearer's neck of when activated, causing pain.

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Providers
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Planet: Triskelion. Members of a species who apparently were humanoid in appearance, but eventually evolved into disembodied brains due to their devotion to intellectual abilities. Three such...

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Companion, The
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An intelligent entity composed of noncorporeal energy in the forum of a sparkling cloud. It is apparently female gendered, and very inviting when ex-Federation scientist Zefram Cochrane (inventor...

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universal translator
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Device for translation of spoken languages in real-time communication. It operates by scanning brain-wave frequencies and using the results to create a basis for translation. Captain Kirk used a...

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ultraviolet satellite
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Artificial satellites designed to emit ultraviolet radiation from orbit. In 2267, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 used 210 such satellites to bombard the surface of planet Deneva with ultraviolet...

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3417
subsonic transmitter
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Device used to drive spores out of the colonists on planet Omicron Ceti III. The frequency sent out by the transmitter irritated individuals exposed to it as those itching powder had been applied...

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Nomad
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Mechanical explorer sent from Earth in 2002. Nomad melded with an alien device named Tan Ru and the resulting robotic hybrid began destroying anything that was imperfect including, in 2267, itself.

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Capellans
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Planet: Capella IV. A moderately primitive humanoid society based on tribal leadership and strong codes of war. Led by a high male tier, their customs and traditions forbid shows of cowardice, and...

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Argelians
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Planet: Argelius II. Despite the hedonistic nature of the natives of Argelius II, their planet has long been known as a friendly shore-leave spot for Starfleet — even after the murderous...

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Halkans
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Planet: name unspecified. Both in the mirror universe and in our universe, the Halkans are a humanoid species renowned for their commitment to absolute peace.

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Tantulus field
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Weapon secretly used by Captain Kirk of the I.S.S. Enterprise in the mirror universe. The device tracked targets with a small viewscreen, enabling the operator to vaporize the target at the touch...

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Andorians
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Planet: Andoria. Humanoid Federation members are blue-skinned in appearance, with bilateral antennae that reflect their emotional state, and characteristically white hair. Andorians are...

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dilithium
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Crystalline substance used in warp propulsion systems to regulate the matter/antimatter reactions that provide the energy necessary for faster-than-light speed. Naturally occurring dilithium is...

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Orions
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Green-skinned humanoids, the most notable of whom are the so-called "green Orion animal women," females who seem to be mere slaves but actually wield a preternatural influence over humanoid males...

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Tellarites
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Planet: Tellar. A humanoid species distinguished by a porcine-like snout, stout build, deep set eyes and a characteristically irascible disposition. The long-time United Federation of Planets...

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impulse drive
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Propulsion system used aboard spacecraft for travel at subwarp speeds, employing traditional Newtonian action-reaction thrust physics. Full impulse speed is about one-quarter light speed,...

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Flintlock
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Primitive armament that fires projectiles via an explosive charge. In 2267, the Klingons supplied the village people of Tyree's planet with these weapons, tilting the societal balance of power and...

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Mugato
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Planet: Tyree's planet An indigenous simian-like beast, carnivorous, with characteristically white fur, a rhino-like horn on the top of its head, and sharp and extremely venomous fangs.

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Amoeba
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Origin: space. A giant single-celled creature which resembles an Earth amoeba but is magnified millions of times. This space-roaming entity threatened to consume all life in the galaxy until it...

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Elasians
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Planet: Elas. A fierce humanoid warrior culture at war for years with the neighboring planet of Troyius until both cultures achieved the technology necessary to wipe both themselves and their...

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radans
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Troyian word for the dilithium mined on that planet, used as gemstones until its usefulness in warp drive was made known to their culture. The leader of Troyius gave Elaan, the Dohlman of Elas, a...

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Megans
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Each person on Megas-Tu is a specialist in a specific kind of magic, and while the satyr-like Lucien says there are no rivals, "generalists" such as himself are branded as troublemakers. The...

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Melkotians
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Origin: Melkotian space. (Also referred to as Melkots, stardate 4385.3), a telepathic species, non-humanoid, which appears as a disembodied head and neck whose eyes are literally two shining...

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central control complex
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Interconnecting technology used by the android Norman in 2267 to control and instruct the 207,809 androids residing on Planet Mudd. Direct physical interface was obtained by placing the hands...

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nanopulse laser
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Engineering device of advanced design created by the android inhabitants of Planet Mudd.

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Tribble
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Origin: unspecified. A small animal characteristically soft, furry, and pleasing to most humanoids (with the exception of Klingons). Tribbles give off a soft purring sound that is...

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4598
Chicago Mobs of the Twenties
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A history volume left behind accidentally by the visiting crew of the U.S.S. Horizon in 2169 on Sigma Iotia II, before the development of the Federation Prime Directive of non-interference. "The...

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Iotians
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Planet: Sigma Iotia II Highly intelligent and imitative humanoid species who model their social practices after a single Federation book that was left in the Iotian's possession before...

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transtator
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Electronic component that is the basis of most twenty-third century Starfleet equipment. Dr. McCoy left a communicator on planet Sigma Iotia II in 2268, raising fears that the natives would use it...

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Kelvans
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Planet: Kelva. Humanoid in appearance, the Kelvans' true appearance remains a mystery and remains unexplained. As refugees of a galaxy poisoned by heavy radiation, the Kelvans have assumed...

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duotronics
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Breakthrough computer system invented in 2243 by Dr. Richard Daystrom, used until its replacement by isolinear technology as the basis of computers for over 80 years on Federation starships --...

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M-5
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The fifth incarnation of the multitronic computer system, tested by Dr. Richard Daystrom in 2268 as his latest try at surpassing his own breakthrough duotronic system.   Like its...

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Beta 5 computer
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Powerful computer system built by unknown extraterrestrials, used by Gary Seven on Earth in 1968 and secluded into his New York apartment.

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5121
Energy Transfer Device
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Vian handheld apparatus, controlled mentally by the user for uses rangin from teleportation to physical manipulation. Each unit was tuned to one specific user's thoughts.

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Vians
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Origin: unspecified. A technologically advanced humanoid race with enlarged cranial cavities, capable of injuring their subjects by magnifying the power of their own thoughts. On stardate 5121.5,...

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ion propulsion
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Spacecraft drive system that used magnetic fields to drive electrically charged gases. Ion propulsion was used in Class F shuttlecraft in the 2260s, but its application by a ship from Sigma...

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Fabrini
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Planet/Asteroid: Yonada. The Fabrini are an ancient humanoid race whose ancestors built a traveling "world" called Yonada to save their descendants before their sun went supernova.

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intraship beaming
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Term referring to transporting between areas within the same starship, a process considered risky in the 23rd century due to less precise targeting and the chance of materialization within a...

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Medusans
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Planet: Unspecified. A species of highly intelligent noncorporeal beings whose sensory systems differ radically from humanoid sensory systems.  This makes the Medusans particularly well...

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5683
Magnetic Probe
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Handheld tool used by Starfleet engineers. After the Kalandan Losira sabotaged the engines of the U.S.S. Enterprise in 2268, causing the ship to accelerate to dangerously high warp speeds, Chief...

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matter-antimatter integrator
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Part of the warp drive system of Constitution-class starships, among others. The Kalandan Losira fused the emergency bypass control valve of the integrator on the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 in...

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5693
theragen
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Nerve gas used by the Klingons. Lethal in its pure state, in 2268 Dr. McCoy used a diluted theragen and alcohol combination to deaden nerve input to the brain and help the crew of the U.S.S....

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Tholian Web
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A Tholian energy field which is woven like a web to entrap an enemy spacecraft. Two Tholian ships are literally able to spin a web of energy in space, in order to trap an enemy vessel, after which...

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Scalosians
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Planet: Scalos. Humanoids who exist in a hyper-accelerated state due to overexposure to radiation.

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destruct sequence
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A computer program on Starfleet vessels, rigidly controlled by specific programming codes, that can initiate a ship's controlled self-destruction if the command officers deem such an act necessary...

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filter masks
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Breathing aids used on planet Ardana to protect zenite miners from the negative effects of its gas.

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mortae
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Mining tools used by the Troglytes on planet Ardana, and adapted by their Disruptor freedom-fighters to be used as weapons in their striuggle for equality circa 2269. They frequently targeted the...

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ryetalyn
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A vital mineral used in the cure of deadly Rigelian fever. In 2269 the fever -struck crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise was cured by a deposit of ryetalyn found on a small planetoid in the Omega...

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Excalbians
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Planet: Excalbia. Sentient rock creatures whose planet is normally a bed of molten lava and deadly to humans. The Excalbians are capable of shape-shifting, and use this ability to experiment on...

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Life-Energy Transfer
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Technique invented by the now-extinct natives of planet Camus II to swap the minds and personalities of two subjects with each other. Dr. Janice Lester discovered the device used for this...

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atavachron
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Sarepeidon technology which allows one-way time travel of the user's choice by way of pre-selected destinations within the planet's own history, programmed and archived for use on circular...

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Communicator
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A portable transceiver device in use by Starfleet crews since the mid-22nd century. Earlier versions were designed as a hand-held device with a hardware control interface and a flip-up antennae...

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Klingons
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Planet: Q'onoS (Kronos, the Klingon homeworld). The well-statured warrior race has a genetic predisposition to hostility and a well-known streak of fatalism. Lieutenant Worf says that Klingons do...

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Tricorder
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Handheld Starfleet device combining sensors, recorders and built-in computing capability. Issued in a variety of models for engineering, scientific and medical uses. As of 2366, the standard...

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