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Aamin Marritza

A file clerk at Gallitep who posed as Gut Darhe’el to atone for the crimes of The Occupation.

April, Robert

First captain of the USS Enterprise 1701. April is one of the most decorated officers in the history of Starfleet.


Greek philosopher (385 BCE – 323 BCE) Wrote on all manner of topics in philosophy. Considered by many to be both one of history’s greatest philosophers and scientists.

Archer, Jonathan

Captain of the Enterprise NX-01

Automated Unit 3947

Repotic entity discovered by USS Voyager which desires to reproduce..



Home of the Bajoran people located near wormhole to the Gamma Quadrant. Bajor was a candidate for Federation membership but did not join

Barclay, Reginald

Engineering lieutenant aboard the Enterprise 1701-D. Expert in holographic technology.


The collection of all Star Trek stories, information and trivia that has never appeared on officially produced movies and television, such as novels, video games, comic books and some fan film and fiction.

Star Trek: The Animated Series is considered to be beta-canon.


Telepathic race from the planet Betazed.



Home Planet of the Cardassian Race



An ancient Bajoran caste system that ended during the Cardassian occupation


Cardassian Gul who ran the Gallitep labor camp.


Android created by Dr. Noonian Soong. Second Officer and Science Officer aboard the Enterprise 1701-D and E.


A crystalline material used to power warp drives on many starships

Doctor, The

The EMH (Emergency Medical Hologram) aboard the USS Voyager. It is pressed into full time service when Voyager became stranded in the Delta Quadrant before a regular CMO (Chief Medical Officer) could be brought aboard.

Dominion War

A war between military forces of the Alpha Quadrant, and Gamma Quadrant with Alpha quadrant allies the Cardassians and the Breen (2373-2375)

Drema IV

Planet saved by the Enterprise-D from destruction from geological instability.

Deductive Argument

An argument form that presents a conclusion as being a logical certainty given the premises.

A deductive argument is Valid if the premises are true and the conclusion logically follows. For example:

Premise 1- William Riker is a cat
Premise 2- All cats are Orions
Conclusion- William Riker is an Orion

A deductive argument is Sound when the premises are true and the conclusion logically follows. For example:

Premise 1- Johnathan Frakes is a human
Premise 2- All humans are mortal
Conclusion- Johnathan Frakes is mortal


Cardassian Gul who formerly oversaw Terok Noir (now Deep Space Nine)


Enabran Tain

One time head of the Obsidian Order

Enterprise (starship)

Several star ships have borne this name:

NX-01- An experimental warp 5 ship. Captained by Jonathan Archer

NCC 1701- Constitution class starship captained by Robert April, Christopher Pike and James T. Kirk.

NCC 1701-A- Redesigned constitution class starship captained by James T. Kirk.

NCC 1701-C- Ambassador class starship captained by Rachel Garrett.

NCC 1701-D- Galaxy class starship captained by Jean Luc-Picard.

NCC 1701-E- Galaxy class starship captained by Jean Luc-Picard.

NCC 1701-J- Universe class star ship. Captain unknown.

Erickson, Emory

Inventor of the transporter


A type of automated construction equipment which gained sentience




A Cardassian labor camp run by Gul Darhe’el


A Cardassian military rank roughly univalent to a captain



535 BCE – 475 BCE

Pre-Socratic philosophy who material and identity

Pre-Socratic philosophy who material and identity


A nomadic race of hunter native to the Delta Quadrant.

These are sometimes known as ‘holosuites’


A multipurpose room which uses holograms, replicators and tractor beams to create any environment real or imagined

These are sometimes known as ‘holosuites’

Holmes, Sherlock

A fictional detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the late 19th century. Data and Geordi LaForge play Holmes and James Watson in a series of holodeck programs.

For information on the Conan-Doyle character see

For information on the holodeck program see Memory Alpha.



Young Spock’s pet sehlat having before belonged the Sarek.


In philosophy this is the ability of the mind to have mental states of contents that are about something or mean something to the one the thoughts belong.


Janeway, Kathryn

Captain of the Starship Voyager



Bajoran who stabbed and killed Aamin Marritza


Tribal space faring race native to the Delta Quadrant


Okampa female who became part of Voyager’s crew

Kira Nerys

Major in the Bajoran militia and second in the chain of command of Deep Space Nine.

Kirk, James Tiberius

Third captain of the USS Enterprise 1701 and first captain of the 1701-A

Klingon (race)

A warrior race concerned with honor. Former enemies of the Federation, now, mostly, uneasy allies.


An alpha quadrat race from the planet Krantin. Many of this species live most of their lives plugged into virtual reality devices to escape the reality of Krantin being choke by an unknown pollutant.


LaForge, Geordi

Helmsman and later chief engineer of the Enterprise 1701-D. LaForge was born blind. The VISOR that he wear allows him to see much of the EM spectrum normally out of the range of human vision.

Locke, John


British Philosopher notable for his work in political philosophy (Two Treaties on Government) and Metaphysics (An Essay Concerning Human Understanding)


Data’s “evil twin” android brother.



Cardassian Gul and one time torturer of Jean-Luc Picard


holographic San Francisco police officer from the Dixon Hill holonovel series


Long time housekeeper and confidant of Enabran Tain.

Mobile Emitter

A 29th century holographic projector that allows The Doctor to exist in places that are not equipped with local holo-technology.

Moriarty, Professor James

The Greatest foil of fictional A fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Moriarty’s first and only appearance was in the Holmes short story “The Adventure of the Final Problem”.

A holographic representation of Moriarty serves as a foil for Data cum Holmes in two episodes of TNG.

For information on the Conan-Doyle character see

For information on the holodeck program see Memory Alpha.



A Ferengi living on Deep Space Nine. He is the son and Nephew of Ferengi Rom and Quark respectively.
Though a troublemaker in his youth, he later entered and graduated from Starfleet Academy–the first Ferengi to do so.

Nomad MK-15c

A 21st century Earth space probe designed to make contact with intelligent, interstellar species

A 21st century Earth space probe designed to make contact with intelligent, interstellar species

Nozick, Robert

November 16, 1938 to January 23, 2002

American philosopher focused on ethics and libertarianism. His major works include Anarchy, Utopia and State, and Philosophical Investigations.


Occupation, The

Refers to a 50 year period (2319-2369) when Cardassia occupied Bajor to steal it resources.

Obsidian Order

An ancient and powerful Cardassian intelligence organization

Odell, Danilo

Leader of the Bringloidi; space colonist seeking to live a 19th century agrarian lifestyle.

Ontological Argument

An argument that claims God exists.
God, by definition, is a being perfect in all ways. Existence is a kind of perfection (to be perfect a thing must exist). Therefore, God must exist.
The earliest known example of this argument comes from St. Anselm of Canterbury in the 11th century.


Parfit, Derek


British Philosopher. Author of the 1986 book “Reasons and Persons”.

Picard, Jean-Luc

Captain of the USS Enterprise 1701-D (2364-2385)


47 AD – 115 AD

Greek/Roman philosopher famous for the “Ship of Theseus” thought experiment

Pike, Christopher

Second captain of the USS Enterprise

Pulaski, Dr. Katherine

Chief Medical Officer of the USS Enterprise 1701-D for TNG season 2.


A body of Greek philosophers and philosophical work that predates Socrates (470 BCE – 399 BCE)


Q (as portrayed by John DeLancie)

A member of the “Q Continuum”, a powerful, often troublesome race.

Q (as portrayed by actors who are not John DeLancie)

Most members of the Q Continuum are referred to as ‘Q’.



Holographic owner and Bartender of ‘Rex’s Bar’ in the Dixon Hill holonovel.


Spock’s Vulcan Father. Federation Ambassador


Young girl from Drema IV.

Scott, Montgomery (Scotty)

Chief engineer of the USS Enterprise 1701 and 1701-A

Self Sealing Stem Bolts

Just like a regular stem bolt, but self sealing.


Half Vulcan, half human. First Officer and Science Officer aboard the Enterprise 1701 and 1701-A


Vulcan animals sometimes kept as a pet

Star Trek (TOS)

The original Star Trek series produced for television (‘TOS’ stands for ‘The Original Series’) A Prime time NBC show which air from September 8, 1966 to June 3, 1969 (79 episodes).

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (TMP)

The first Star Trek film produced for theatrical release (1979)

TMP was the first television show to be made into a movie and the media first tie in for the McDonald’s Happy Meal .

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (TWOK)

The second Star Trek film in the Star Trek franchise. It was released on June 4, 1982. It is considered by many fans to be one of the best of the TOS films.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine(DS9)

The third Star Trek series produced for television A syndicated program which air from January 3, 1993 to June 2, 1999 (176 episodes).

Star Trek: Discovery (DISCO)

The fifth Star Trek series produced for television. Discovery premiered with the launch of the CBS AllAccess streaming service. It first aired on September 24, 2017.

Star Trek: Enterprise (ENT)

The second Star Trek program aired by UPN and the fifth Star Trek series overall. Enterprise aired September 26, 2001 to May 13, 2005 (98 episodes)

Star Trek: Lower Decks (ST:LD)

The second animated Star Trek, the third series from CBS AllAccess and the ninth overall series produced for television. A CBS AllAccess show which first aired on August 6, 2020.

Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG)

The second Star Trek series produced for television. A syndicated program which air from September 88, 1987 to May 23, 1994 (178 episodes).

Star Trek: Picard (ST:PIC)

The second Star Trek program aired on CBS AllAccess and the eighth Star Trek series overall. Picard first aired on January 23, 2020.

Star Trek: Voyager (VOY)

The fourth Star Trek series produced for television. Voyager was the flagship program for the new UPN (United Paramount Network). It aired from January 16, 1995 to May 23, 2001 (172 episodes)

Star Trek: The Animated Series (TAS)

The second screen produced Star Trek series. A saturday morning cartoon which aired on NBC from September 8, 1973 to October 12, 1974 (22 episodes).



Warp capable humanoid species native to the Alpha Quadrant

The process is also called ‘beaming’.


An telepathic alien species found on Talso IV.


A device for moving persons and material by scanning, dematerialization and reconstruction

The process is also called ‘beaming’.

Troi, Deanna

Half Betazoid (mother- Amb. Lwaxana Troi), half human (father Lt. Ian Andrew Troi) counselor posted to the Enterprise 1701-D. While most Betazoids are fully telepathic, Troi has only strong empathic abilities

Troi, Lwaxana

Betazoid Ambassador to the Federation. Daughter of the Fifth House, holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed … and mother of Deanna Troi


United Federation of Planets

An organization of over 150 planets in the Alpha Quadrant dedicated to peace, exploration and mutual protection.



An enormous mechanical life form which began as a the Earth space probe Voyager 6.

Voyager (Starship)

Intrepid class starship, register number NCC 74656.

Captained by Kathryn Janeway

Stranded in the Delta quadrant between the years 2371 and 2378.

Vulcan (planet)

Desert planet home of the Vulcan race.

Vulcan (race)

A race of humanoids who have shun emotions in favor of logic.

Romulans are descendants of Vulcans who left the planet Vulcan centuries earlier.

Sometimes referred to as Vulcanians or Vulcanoid





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