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Betazed from orbit

Type: Planet
Native Species: Betazoid
Location: Alpha Quadrant
Affiliation: United Federation of Planets
Betazed surface.jpg

The surface of Betazed

Betazed was an inhabited planet. This was the homeworld of the Betazoids, a warp capable telepathic humanoid species. The planet was located in the Alpha Quadrant. The planet was a Federation member.


Betazed was an important member world of the United Federation of Planets. The Betazed Federation ambassador during the 2360s and '70s was Lwaxana Troi, daughter of the Fifth House, holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed. Betazed has a matriarchal society.. (TNG: "Angel One", "Manhunt", DS9: "The Forsaken")

In 2364, Counsellor Deanna Troi, of the USS Enterprise-D, took a shuttle from Starbase G-6 to her homeworld. (TNG: "Hide and Q")

The Enterprise-D passed fairly close to Betazed in late 2367 and diverted its course to pick up Lwaxana Troi. (TNG: "Half a Life")

Deep Space 9 was quite far from Betazed, although a transport from the station often left for the planet. (DS9: "The Muse")

Vash was unwelcome (persona non grata in Q's words) on Betazed. (DS9: "Q-Less")

The University of Betazed was located on Betazed. (TNG: "Tin Man", "Ménage à Troi", "Qpid")

Betazed appeared in the starchart Data and Picard were studying in Stellar Cartography in 2371. (Star Trek Generations, display graphic)


Betazed garden

A Betazed garden

In the past, it was considered fashionable for the women of Betazed to wear enormous wigs with large holes in the center for tiny caged creatures. Although it was uncomfortable for the women and cruel to the animals, this costume eventually became a tradition. One woman finally broke with it, causing this fashion to fade very quickly. (TNG: "Half a Life")

Betazed took part at the Pacifica conference in 2365 and hosted the biennial Trade Agreements Conference in the following year. (TNG: "Manhunt", "Ménage à Troi")

During the Dominion War in 2374, Betazed was occupied by Dominion invasion forces. The Federation Tenth Fleet had been assigned to defend Betazed and its outlying colonies, but was caught out of position on a training exercise. As a result Betazed fell to the Dominion within ten hours. Once Betazed had been captured, other worlds nearby, including Vulcan, Tellar, Alpha Centauri, and Andor were at risk of Dominion invasion. (DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight")

Betazed was presumably liberated before or at the end of the war, as Riker and Troi planned their honeymoon in 2379 on Betazed.

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Betazed, near Lake El'nar

The surface of Betazed near Lake El-Nar

Betazed was consistently described as a lush, beautiful world. The planet's climate varied from dense jungles to wide canyons and cliffs. Many of the major continents are dotted with lakes.

Land features and formations

Janaran Falls

A carving of the Janaran Falls



Background information

The star chart seen in "Generations" depicted the location of planets, stars, and star systems in the Alpha Quadrant. Based on the dimensions of the circles used to mark locations on the star chart seen in "Generations", this planet was located relatively far to the USS Enterprise-D.

Star Trek: Star Charts


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