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The Automated Repair Station

Type: Drydock
Affiliation: Unknown
Status: Active (2152)
Docking facilities: 2 adjustable space docks
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Tubes that adjust to the size of new vessels

The Automated repair station was a mysterious alien space station capable of automatically repairing vessels at remarkable speeds and catering to the needs of a vessel's crew.

This station was visited by the Earth spacecraft Enterprise NX-01 in 2152, which had been in need of repairs following the Romulan minefield incident. The station began repairing the ship in record time, and it also was able to see to the needs of the crew, including the repairing of injuries, such as Malcolm Reed's leg wound. The station also contained food replicators, which had never previously been encountered by humans.

In return for its repair services, the station would "charge" a fee consisting of various materiel, such as some quantity of warp plasma. If the crew of the ship under repair refused to pay the fee, the station would start damaging the ship until the "bill" was settled.

Automated repair station diagnosis hologram dead stop

A diagnosis hologram.

However, upon investigation by the Enterprise crew, it was discovered that the station's data center was using the synaptic pathways of humanoid hosts to enhance its processing capabilities. It was accomplishing this task by integrating the hosts' synaptic brain functions into the station's computer core. The station had attempted to add Travis Mayweather to its collection of hosts, creating a cloned body to give the impression that he had been killed in an accident, but Phlox's examination of the clone revealed its true nature.

Auto repair station repairs itself

Enterprise wasn't the end of the repair station.

After rescuing Mayweather, Captain Jonathan Archer and his crew were able to escape and presumably destroy the station. However, unbeknownst to them, after they departed, the station began to repair itself. (ENT: "Dead Stop")

Abducted species

Background information

  • The station was designed by Doug Drexler, who was inspired by a Chinese finger puzzle, and modeled by Pierre Drolet. [1]
  • Dialog suggests that the station was at least 130 light years from Earth.
  • The station's computer voice was supplied by Star Trek: Voyager actress and "Dead Stop" director Roxann Dawson. She was not credited for the role.
  • A diagnosis hologram component was among the items which were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [2]
  • A species that closely resembles a Vaadwaur was also present. If this was indeed a Vaadwaur, it certainly opens up the history of this station to greater mystery.

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