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Verex III

Enterprise in orbit of Verex III

Type: Planet
Location: Verex system
Affiliation: Orion Syndicate
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A slave auction on Verex III

Verex III was the third planet in the Verex system. It was inhabited and was located in the Borderland. The Orion Syndicate maintained a processing station for slave trade on the planet in the 22nd century.

In 2154, nine crew members were abducted from the Enterprise NX-01 and taken to Verex III to be auctioned off. Captain Archer was able to gain access to the processing station by using an old authorization code provided by Arik Soong, and discovered a way to disable the neurolytic restraints with which all of the slaves had been outfitted. With Soong's help, Archer disabled all of the restraints, causing a mass escape attempt. In the confusion, Archer was successfully able to rescue his people and escape. (ENT: "Borderland")

Concerning Verex III, Manny Coto once commented, "The idea of a slave world and slave auctions I found just wonderfully fascinating." ("Before Her Time: Decommissioning Enterprise, Part Two: Memorable Voyages", ENT Season 4 Blu-ray special features)

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