This station was visited by the Earth starship Enterprise NX-01 in 2152, which had been in need of repairs following an incident in a Romulan minefield. 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 left leg, which had been wounded by a Romulan mine. 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 a selectable material, 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.
However, upon investigation by the Enterprise crew, it was discovered that the station's computer core 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 replica to give the impression that he had been killed in an accident, but Phlox's autopsy of the doppelgänger had revealed its true nature.
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 Edit
- Kago-Darr's species
- Peliar Zel native
- Unnamed humanoids
Background information Edit
Dialogue suggests that the station was at least 130 light years from Earth.
In retrospect, Star Trek: Enterprise co-creator and Executive Producer Brannon Braga noted, "This idea of a weird automated space station is terrific – totally creepy." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 145, p. 25)