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The Explored Galaxy

The location of Aldebaran in "The Explored Galaxy" star chart

Aldebaran was a star system. This system was located near the Ficus sector. (TNG: "Contagion"; TNG-R: "Up The Long Ladder", okudagram)

Lifeforms Edit

Aldebaran was inhabited by intelligent and non-intelligent lifeforms. These included Humans, mud leeches, serpents, and shellmouths. (TOS: "Amok Time", "The Deadly Years"; TNG: "Hide and Q"; ENT: "Anomaly")

History Edit

Expeditions from Sol System, 2123–2190 remastered

HMS New Zealand on a diplomatic mission to Aldebaran

In 2135, the HMS New Zealand was launched from Earth on a diplomatic mission to Aldebaran. It was listed on the chart Interstellar Expeditions to Sectors 184/02-185/38: Launched From Sol System, Earth Dates 2123-2190, which was seen on a screen in Jean-Luc Picard's ready room aboard the USS Enterprise-D. (TNG-R: "Up The Long Ladder", okudagram)

A few years before 2267, Janet and Theodore Wallace performed experiments using carbohydrate compounds to slow the aging of plants at a Federation outpost on Aldebaran III. (TOS: "The Deadly Years")

In 2293, the location of Aldebaran in the Milky Way Galaxy was labeled in the star chart The Explored Galaxy, which was seen in James T. Kirk's quarters aboard the USS Enterprise-A. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, okudagram)

In 2345, Michael O'Brien sent a recorded audition of his son Miles O'Brien playing the cello to the Aldebaran Music Academy. (DS9: "Shadowplay")

Products Edit

Aldebaran whiskey and Aldebaran drum sets were products made in this system. (ENT: "Zero Hour"; TNG: "Relics")

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See also Edit

Background information Edit

According to StarTrek.com, Aldebaran (Bayer designation Alpha Tauri) was a spectral type K5 star located 68 light years from Sol.

For the remastered episode "Up The Long Ladder", Aldebaran replaced Alderaan.

According to Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 62) and Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), the Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri) system was located in the Beta Quadrant. This was a quaternary star system of three K-class stars and one M-class star. In 2385, this was a UFP system.

A scene from the script of TNG: "The Dauphin" would have had the Enterprise scheduled to visit a place called Aldebaran Zeta.

In the first draft script of ENT: "Strange New World", Travis Mayweather told a ghost story about a brain-sucking carnivore on a planet in the "Aldeberan system", though T'Pol refuted the tale, saying there were no such lifeforms in that system. During the episode's development, this ghost story instead became one about George Webb.

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