Altair IV was the inhabited fourth planet of the Altair system. This system was located in Sector 9. It was a Federation planet. (TOS: "Amok Time"; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; TNG: "Eye of the Beholder", okudagram; DS9: "Prophet Motive")
In 2285, in the Genesis cave, a Federation container bore the name of this planet. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
In the 2340s, on stardate 22991.6, Lieutenant Darien Wallace was born on Altair IV. This lieutenant's personnel file appeared in a hallucination of Deanna Troi's. (TNG-R: "Eye of the Beholder", okudagram)
In 2371, Dr. Henri Roget, of the Central Hospital of Altair IV, was awarded the prestigious Carrington Award for his work in the field of medicine. (DS9: "Prophet Motive")
Background information Edit
"AL-tair" was the pronunciation for this planet's name from the script pronunciation guide for "Prophet Motive".
"Planet Altair IV was the setting for the classic 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet." (Star Trek Encyclopedia, 3rd ed., p. 9)
According to the Star Trek: Star Charts ("United Federation of Planets I") and the Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), Altair IV (Alpha Aquilae IV) was located in the Alpha Quadrant.
In the novel Beneath the Raptor's Wing, an Earth colony had been settled on Altair IV, and narrowly avoided destruction by Romulan weapons.
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