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Trill (planet)

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Trill from orbit

Type: Planet
Native Species: Trill
Trill symbiont

The surface of Trill

Trill was an inhabited planet. It was the homeworld of two sentient species who shared a symbiotic relationship: the Trill, a warp-capable humanoid species, and the Trill symbionts, who were non-humanoid. (DS9: "Equilibrium")

It is unclear if Trill was a member of the Federation. See: Talk: Trill.

Further informationEdit


In 2371, the USS Defiant traveled to Trill when Jadzia Dax's life was endangered by suppressed memories of her previous host, Joran Belar. (DS9: "Equilibrium")

In 2375, the USS Destiny was en route to Trill with the Dax symbiont, which had been injured, when the entity took a turn for the worse. As a result, it had to be joined with Ezri Tigan. (DS9: "Shadows and Symbols")


Trill had multiple oceans. They had a purple tint when viewed from space. (DS9: "Past Tense, Part I")

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Background informationEdit

In the series bible for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, it was said that the underground of Trill and the planet's surface were, "many centuries ago," where the Trill symbionts and humanoids lived, respectively. It was also stated that "an environmental disaster" led the two species to begin integrating with each other. [1]

As there were two make-up configurations designed for the Trill, Jadzia Dax actress Terry Farrell once suggested that "the north of Trill" was the birthplace of the more simpler-looking Trill whereas the planet's south was where the more elaborate physical design, involving spots, originated. (Cinefantastique, Vol. 23, No. 6, p. 21) While filming DS9 Season 1 finale "In the Hands of the Prophets", Farrell also expressed hopes of seeing Trill in the second season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, saying, "I'd like to go to the planet where I'm from." (Cinefantastique, Vol. 24, Nos. 3/4, p. 98)

The name of the Trill homeworld was first established as "Trill" in the third season outing "Equilibrium", which also marks the first time the planet appeared on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Portraying the planet in that episode proved highly expensive. Some of the Trill exteriors shown in "Equilibrium" were filmed on location in Huntington Gardens. "I think there were a lot of interesting things about the Trill homeworld that you found out in the episode," commented René Echevarria, who wrote "Equilibrium"'s script. (Captains' Logs Supplemental - The Unauthorized Guide to the New Trek Voyages, pp. 84 & 85)

According to the Star Trek: Star Charts (pp. 33 & 44), Trill (Trillius Prime) was a Class M planet. The planet's government was the Trill Symbiosis. It was admitted into the Federation in 2285. Planet's capital was Mak'ala. There were 650 million Trill and 11 million Symbiont –the existence of symbionts was not widely known prior to 2367 – living on this world in 2370. This civilization had warp capability since antiquity. Points of interest included the Hoobishan Baths, the Tenurial Ice Cliffs, and the Caves of Mak'ala.

According to the Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 36) and the Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), Trill was located in the Trill system. It was located in the Alpha Quadrant and was a binary system. Trill A was a G-class star and Trill B was a K-class star. The system was a stop on the major space lanes. In Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 36), Trillius Prime was an alternative name for this system.

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 524), Trill was a Class M planet.

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