Tau Ceti III was an inhabited third planet orbiting the star Tau Ceti. This planet, the homeworld of the Kaferians, was located approximately eight light years from Earth. (TNG: "The Naked Now", production art; TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

In the mid-23rd century, Gary Mitchell visited this planet more than once. Each time he visited the planet, he always favored the apples. (TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before")

Prior to stardate 41775, Jean-Luc Picard first met Walker Keel at "quite an exotic" bar on Tau Ceti III. (TNG: "Conspiracy")

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This planet was only mentioned in dialogue.

"tow (rhymes with cow)- set-ee 3" was the pronunciation for Tau Ceti III from the script pronunciation guide.

According to The Worlds of the Federation (p. 45), Tau Ceti III was also known as Kaferia and to the natives as Kohath-Seredi. Kaferian apples and the Kaferian insectoids are from this world.

According to Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 44) and Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), the Kaferia (Tau Ceti) system was located in the Alpha Quadrant. In the late 24th century, this was a Federation system, with Tau Ceti III listed as a member.

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