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A typical fantasy setting on a holodeck

Fantasy was a genre of fiction that commonly featured imaginary settings such as faraway lands filled with magical beings, such as wizards, fairies, trolls, and other creatures common in fairy tales and mythology.

The term could also be used to refer to the imagination in general, particularly visualizing one's self in a situation that was otherwise unlikely, as in daydreaming. (VOY: "Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy")

In the 1950s, the material writers wrote for Incredible Tales magazine was generally considered science fiction; however, Herbert Rossoff critiqued Julius and Kay Eaton's work, calling it "fantasy crap." (DS9: "Far Beyond the Stars")

In 1996, when Rain Robinson told Tom Paris – whom she was unaware was from the 24th century – that she had noticed that he behaved strangely, Paris replied that she was just "fantasizing." (VOY: "Future's End, Part II")

In 2063, Zefram Cochrane listened to the song Magic Carpet Ride. One of the lyrics said "Fantasy will set you free." (Star Trek: First Contact)

In 2269, upon learning of Spock's familiarity with Alice Through the Looking Glass, James T. Kirk was surprised, as he hadn't figured on the Vulcan being interested in fantasy literature. (TAS: "Once Upon a Planet")

In 2285, when a young Starfleet officer was asked by Nyota Uhura to sit in the closet, he asked her if she had lost all her sense of reality. As she pulled a phaser on him she said "This isn't reality, this is fantasy!" (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

In 2287, Sybok said that most modern people believed that the existence of Sha Ka Ree was merely a fantasy concocted by pagans, but he told his followers that it is not a fantasy. (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)

In the 24th century, The Adventures of Flotter was a popular fantasy holoprogram for children. (VOY: "Once Upon a Time")

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