Starfleet is a fictional organization in the Star Trek media franchise. While the majority of Starfleets members are human and it is headquartered on Earth, hundreds of species are represented. During production of episodes of the original series, several details of the makeup of the Star Trek universe had yet to be worked out. However, references to the United Earth Space Probe Agency, for example, the Friendship One probe is marked with the letters UESPA-1 in the Star Trek, Voyager episode Friendship One. Other background props included additional UESPA references, such as Captain Jean-Luc Picards family album in Star Trek Generations, during the production of Star Trek, some larger Starfleet insignia designs included the name United Earth Space Probe Agency. However, the Starfleet that is in existence before the Federation is a different organization than that of the Federation Starfleet, Starfleet acts under a Prime Directive of non-interference with developing worlds or their internal politics.
The Prime Directive and Starfleets first-contact policies are at the center of several episodes in each Star Trek series, Starfleet Headquarters is shown to be located on Earth, northeast of the Golden Gate Bridge in the present-day Fort Baker area. Starfleet Academy is located in the general area. Additionally, various episodes show Starfleet operating a series of starbases throughout Federation territory, as ground facilities, the flagship of Starfleet is often considered to be the starship USS Enterprise. Starfleet has many components, including the following, As early as the original Star Trek, series establish it as an officer training facility with a four-year educational program. The main campus is located near Starfleet Headquarters in what is now Fort Baker, Starfleet Command is the headquarters/command center of Starfleet. The term Starfleet Command is first used in TOS episode Court Martial and its headquarters are depicted as being in Fort Baker, across the Golden Gate from San Francisco, in Star Trek, The Motion Picture and Star Trek IV, The Voyage Home.
Overlooking the Command from the side of the Golden Gate is the permanent site of the Council of the United Federation of Planets in what is now the Presidio of San Francisco. StarTrek. com notes that many of Starfleets ships are built on Mare Island near San Francisco, the Enterprise-D and USS Voyager are depicted to have been constructed at a shipyard named Utopia Planitia in Mars orbit. The Utopia Planitia served as Starfleets main ship yards throughout a portion of Starfleets existence. After the Enterprise-D encountered the Borg in the episode Q Who the size of the Utopia Planitia shipyards was doubled out of fear of a Borg strike and they were once again doubled after the Dominion threat became more evident. In the 2013 sequel, Montgomery Scotty Scott discovers a covert Starfleet facility, near Jupiter, as one minion of the Dominion in the Star Trek, DS9 episode and Shoals notes, Starfleet engineers are reputed to be able to Turn rocks into replicators. Additionally, Pocket Books has published a series of eBooks and novels in the Starfleet Corps of Engineers series, Starfleet Intelligence is an intelligence agency of the United Federation of Planets
Quark (Star Trek)
Quark is a fictional character in the American television series Star Trek, Deep Space Nine. The character, which was played by Armin Shimerman, was depicted as a member of a race known as the Ferengi. Quark, who served as the shows comedy relief, may have been named after the 1978 Quark. Before opening a bar, known as Quarks, on the station, Quark came to the station while it was named Terok Nor during the Cardassian occupation of Bajor. When the station changed hands at the end of the occupation, in the episode Business as Usual, Sisko admitted that he had cut a lot of slack in the past even looked away once or twice when could have come down hard on. A shrewd businessman, Quark often quotes the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition, when the Bajoran wormhole was discovered, Quark helped broker deals between several Gamma Quadrant races and the Ferengi. The Alpha Quadrants first knowledge of the Dominion came through business dealings that Quark, Quarks role in these dealings came about as a result of the interference of Grand Nagus Zek.
Quark became Grand Nagus for a period when it appeared that Zek had died, Zeks death turned out to be a ruse. Along with Commander Sisko, Quark was among the first to encounter the genetically engineered soldiers of the Dominion, Quark repeatedly clashed with FCA liquidator Brunt, who believed that Quark was detrimental to Ferengi society and beliefs. The two met initially in a scandal involving Quarks mother Ishka, who had earned profit despite this being illegal for a female, following this, Brunt was responsible for Quark receiving a savage beating at the hands of Nausicaan thugs. The attack was meant to coerce Quark into dissolving the union founded by his brother. Instead, Quark secretly honored many of the unions demands, when Quark was falsely diagnosed with a fatal disease, Brunt anonymously bought the Ferengi bartenders remains six days in advance. When Brunt almost became Grand Nagus, Quark temporarily became a female named Lumba and this was in order to convince FCA commissioner Nilva that allowing Ferengi females to wear clothing was an opportunity for profit.
Brunt did not believe the charade for a minute, owner of Slug-O-Cola, The Slimiest Cola In The Galaxy. on the other hand, was more than convinced that Lumba was a woman, and chased her amorously. Quarks involvement with underworld figures led him to become an important source of information for the crew of the station, in the style of Huggy Bear from Starsky. Quark loved his brother Rom, and occasionally found him useful. Nonetheless, in true Ferengi fashion, he treated Rom with little respect, Quark was fond of swindling Rom out of his share of the bars profits. They were partners in other business ventures, although Quark routinely made sure to keep Rom in the dark about the true nature of their dealings
In 1998 it became a subsidiary of Amazon Inc, who were able to use it as an advertising resource for selling DVDs and videotapes. As of January 2017, IMDb has approximately 4.1 million titles and 7.7 million personalities in its database, the site enables registered users to submit new material and edits to existing entries. Although all data is checked before going live, the system has open to abuse. The site featured message boards which stimulate regular debates and dialogue among authenticated users, IMDb shutdown the message boards permanently on February 20,2017. Anyone with a connection can read the movie and talent pages of IMDb. A registration process is however, to contribute info to the site. A registered user chooses a name for themselves, and is given a profile page. These badges range from total contributions made, to independent categories such as photos, bios, if a registered user or visitor happens to be in the entertainment industry, and has an IMDb page, that user/visitor can add photos to that page by enrolling in IMDbPRO.
Actors and industry executives can post their own resume and this fee enrolls them in a membership called IMDbPro. PRO can be accessed by anyone willing to pay the fee, which is $19.99 USD per month, or if paid annually, $149.99, which comes to approximately $12.50 per month USD. Membership enables a user to access the rank order of each industry personality, as well as agent contact information for any actor, director etc. that has an IMDb page. Enrolling in PRO for industry personnel, enables those members the ability to upload a head shot to open their page, as well as the ability to upload hundreds of photos to accompany their page. Anyone can register as a user, and contribute to the site as well as enjoy its content, however those users enrolled in PRO have greater access and privileges. IMDb originated with a Usenet posting by British film fan and computer programmer Col Needham entitled Those Eyes, others with similar interests soon responded with additions or different lists of their own.
Needham subsequently started an Actors List, while Dave Knight began a Directors List, and Andy Krieg took over THE LIST from Hank Driskill, which would be renamed the Actress List. Both lists had been restricted to people who were alive and working, the goal of the participants now was to make the lists as inclusive as possible. By late 1990, the lists included almost 10,000 movies and television series correlated with actors and actresses appearing therein. On October 17,1990, Needham developed and posted a collection of Unix shell scripts which could be used to search the four lists, at the time, it was known as the rec. arts. movies movie database
Star Trek is an American science fiction media franchise based on the television series created by Gene Roddenberry. The first television series, simply called Star Trek and now referred to as The Original Series, debuted in 1966 and it followed the interstellar adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and his crew aboard the starship USS Enterprise, an exploration vessel. The Star Trek canon of the franchise include The Original Series, a series, four spin-off television series, its film franchise. In creating Star Trek, Roddenberry was inspired by the Horatio Hornblower novels, the satirical book Gullivers Travels and these adventures continued in the short-lived Star Trek, The Animated Series and six feature films. The adventures of The Next Generation crew continued in four feature films. In 2009, the franchise underwent a reboot set in an alternate timeline, or Kelvin Timeline. This film featured a new cast portraying younger versions of the crew from the show, their adventures were continued in the sequel film.
The thirteenth film feature and sequel, Star Trek Beyond, was released to coincide with the franchises 50th anniversary, a new Star Trek TV series, titled Star Trek, will premiere in May 2017 on the digital platform CBS All Access. Star Trek has been a phenomenon for decades. Fans of the franchise are called Trekkies or Trekkers, the franchise spans a wide range of spin-offs including games, novels and comics. Star Trek had an attraction in Las Vegas that opened in 1998. At least two museum exhibits of props travel the world, the series has its own full-fledged constructed language, Klingon. Several parodies have been made of Star Trek, in addition, viewers have produced several fan productions. As of July 2016, the franchise had generated $10 billion in revenue, Star Trek is noted for its cultural influence beyond works of science fiction. The franchise is noted for its civil rights stances. The Original Series included one of televisions first multiracial casts, Star Trek references can be found throughout popular culture from movies such as the submarine thriller Crimson Tide to the animated series South Park.
As early as 1964, Gene Roddenberry drafted a proposal for the series that would become Star Trek
TV. com is a website owned by CBS Interactive. The site covers television and focuses on English-language shows made or broadcast in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom. Australia and UK versions of the website are available, at au. tv. com and uk. tv. com. CNET originally acquired the name in the mid-1990s to host a website for the companys technology-related TV shows. One of these shows was titled TV. com, the program, highlighting the best of the Internet for new and casual computer users, aired in U. S. syndication. CNET acquired TV Tome, a television database. TV. com was launched a few months after that acquisition on June 1,2005, many of the features and content from the original TV Tome site were maintained in the new TV. com site. On May 15,2008, CBS formally announced its purchase of CNET Networks, TV. com continually looked at innovating the television-viewing experience by incorporating it with technology, as seen with the creation of WatchList.
This service offered personalized TV listings influenced by user actions and social media, TV Tome was an American website devoted to documenting English-language television shows and their production. It was run by volunteer editors, with the assistance of user contributions, the site was founded by John Nestoriak III. The site had over 2,500 complete television series guides, over 3,500 developing television series guides, in addition to the television series guides, TV Tome had a forum for each television series, with information regarding episodes, their interpretation, and general discussions. A spin-off site, Movie Tome, was established in August 2003, a video game tome and a music tome were originally planned as well, but such plans were abandoned with the purchase of TV Tome and Movie Tome by CNET. On April 22,2005, TV Tome officially announced its acquisition by CNET, CNET reportedly bought TV Tome for US $5 million in January 2005. CNET announced plans to relocate the site to its TV.
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek, Deep Space Nine is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe in the Milky Way galaxy, in the years 2369–2375. In contrast to other Star Trek TV shows, it takes place on a space station instead of a starship, so as not to have two series with starships in the same time period. The show is noted for its characters and complex plots, and religious themes. It often showcased darker themes, less physical exploration of space, and, in seasons, DS9 premiered in 1993 and ran for seven seasons until 1999. The series was created by Rick Berman and Michael Piller at the request of Brandon Tartikoff, as overall head of Star Trek production, Berman served as executive producer for the seriess entire run. Piller initially served as executive producer and showrunner, but left the series in 1995 to manage Star Trek Voyager. Writer Ira Steven Behr was promoted by Berman to replace Piller as showrunner, in addition to Berman and Behr, key writers included Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Ronald D.
Moore, Peter Allan Fields, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle, Hans Beimler and René Echevarria. DS9 began while Star Trek, The Next Generation was still on the air, the stations first appearance in TNG was during the sixth-season episode Birthright. In addition, two Next Generation characters, Miles OBrien and Worf, became members of DS9. The station appeared in the Star Trek, Voyager pilot episode, each DS9 episode began with the same opening sequence. A small comet is traveling through deep space, leaving an icy trail. As shuttle craft are seen moving about, the ends with the wormhole seen opening. DS9 centers on the formerly Cardassian space station Terok Nor, the station is renamed Deep Space Nine, and a Starfleet crew is assigned to manage it. Deep Space Nine and Bajor quickly become a center for exploration, interstellar trade, political maneuvering, Deep Space Nine becomes a key military base for the Federation in the Dominion War, and is assigned the starship USS Defiant to aid in its protection.
While its predecessors tended to restore the status quo ante at the end of episode, allowing out-of-order viewing, DS9 contains story arcs that span episodes. One installment often builds upon earlier ones, with several cliffhanger endings, Michael Piller considered this one of the seriess best qualities, allowing repercussions of past episodes to influence future events and forcing characters to learn that actions have consequences. This trend was especially noticeable toward the finale, by which time the show was intentionally scripted as a serial. Unlike Star Trek, The Next Generation, interpersonal conflicts were prominently featured in DS9, in Pillers words, People who come from different places—honorable, noble people—will naturally have conflicts
Benjamin Lafayette Sisko is a fictional character in the Star Trek franchise. He appears in the television series Star Trek, Deep Space Nine and he is portrayed by actor Avery Brooks. Born in 2332 in New Orleans, Benjamin is the son of Joseph Sisko and his birth mother was a human woman named Sarah. However, Sarah was possessed by one of the Bajoran Prophets and Joseph were happily married until Sarah disappeared two days after Bens first birthday, when the life-form left her body. She died in an accident several years later, Joseph eventually met and married another woman, who went on to raise Benjamin as her own son. Benjamin remained unaware of events until well into his adulthood. Ben has a sister named Judith, and at least two brothers, Sisko entered Starfleet Academy in 2350. During his sophomore year, he was in an assignment on Starbase 137. He met a woman named Jennifer in Babylon, New York, on Gilgo Beach, the two eventually wed and had a son named Jake. The symbiotic nature of the joined Trill becomes a significant aspect to Siskos relationships with his DS9 science officer Jadzia Dax and DS9 counselor Ezri Dax.
Sisko served aboard the USS Okinawa under Captain Leyton, who saw potential in the young officer, Leyton promoted Sisko to Lieutenant Commander. It was during this assignment that Sisko and Leyton fought in the war between the Federation and the Tzenkethi, Sisko eventually transferred to the USS Saratoga as its first officer. In early 2367, the Saratoga was one of the 40 Starfleet vessels involved in the Battle of Wolf 359 against the Borg, in an attempt to gain knowledge about Starfleet defenses, the Borg assimilated Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U. S. S. Enterprise, creating a Borg drone known as Locutus, in the ensuing battle,39 of the starships at Wolf 359 were destroyed, and an estimated 11,000 people were lost, including Siskos wife, Jennifer. Sisko is promoted to Captain on Stardate 48959, Sisko and his son Jake reluctantly take up residence on the station. Recognizing that the station is not an ideal environment in which to raise a son. Adding to Siskos discomfort is the presence of Jean-Luc Picard, who briefs him on his mission, Sisko continues to harbor deep resentment toward Picard for his role, however unwilling, in the death of his wife.
By studying the orb and nearby stellar phenomenon, Jadzia Dax finds a location of activity in the nearby Denorios Belt
Aron Eisenberg is an American actor known for his role as Nog on Star Trek, Deep Space Nine. Born to a Jewish family, Eisenberg was born with only one partially functioning kidney and this limited his growth to 5 feet. Eisenberg appeared on TV shows including Tales from the Crypt, The Evil Escapes, Parker Lewis Cant Lose, The Wonder Years and he guest-starred in Motherly Love, an episode of Brotherly Love. Eisenberg had a repeating guest star role in the 90s TV series The Secret World of Alex Mack and he appeared in films such as The Liars Club, Puppet Master III, Streets and House 3. Eisenberg played the Ferengi Nog, on Star Trek, Deep Space Nine, although the part called for him to appear under heavy makeup to appear as a Ferengi, he appeared without makeup as a news vendor in the episode Far Beyond the Stars. He guest-starred as a Kazon, called Kar, on Initiations, Eisenberg has performed on stage in such productions as The Indian Wants, On Borrowed Time and Minor Demons. He has occasionally directed for the theater, as in the recent production of The Business of Murder at the Conejo Players Theater, Eisenberg currently works as a professional photographer.
In August 2015 Eisenberg was once diagnosed with kidney failure. He underwent a kidney transplant on December 29,2015. Aron Eisenberg at the Internet Movie Database Aron Eisenberg Interview Star Trek Deep Space Nine
Nog (Star Trek)
Nog, played by Aron Eisenberg, is a recurring character on the science fiction television series Star Trek, Deep Space Nine. He becomes the first Ferengi to join Starfleet and he is Roms son and Quarks nephew, only grandchild of Ishka. Nog was born to Rom and Prinadora on Ferenginar in 2353, later, he moved with his father to Deep Space Nine and worked at his uncle Quarks bar. During this time, Nog was very mischievous, and a slight delinquent, with new best friend Jake Sisko, he is, though reluctantly, one of the first students in Keiko OBriens school. When Rom, under pressure from Quark and Grand Nagus Zek, pulls Nog out of school, after going through the Ferengi coming of age rite, he requests an apprenticeship under Commander, Benjamin Sisko in order to attend Starfleet Academy. Starfleet assigns Nog to Deep Space Nine as part of his cadet field training, upon returning to the station, he becomes roommates with Jake although his newfound Academy discipline is initially at odds with Jakes slovenly habits.
As a cadet, Nog works mainly under chief of operations Miles OBrien, Nog receives a commission as ensign shortly before Starfleet retakes Deep Space Nine during the Dominion War. In 2374, Nog is sent on a mission to Ferenginar with Jake. They are rescued by the USS Valiant after their runabout is destroyed by the Dominion, on board the Valiant and Nog discover that the vessel, including all senior officers, is composed entirely of an elite group of Starfleet cadets, called Red Squad. Nog becomes enamored of the thought of working with such a group, an arrogant, overly zealous crew, they embark on a poorly-planned mission to seek out and destroy a very powerful Dominion battleship. Based solely on a scientific hypothesis which states that a specific radiation emission could be used to cripple the Dominion ships hull structure. Jake objects strongly to the recklessness of the endeavor, but is ignored and ridiculed by everyone. Eventually, the Valiant encounters the Dominion ship, and the crew become visibly shaken when they see how huge this particular enemy ship is.
They make the first offensive strike on the enemy anyway, the radiation has no effect, and the Dominion ship retaliates, resulting in the total destruction of the USS Valiant. Finding an escape-pod, Jake, and a female cadet whom Jake befriended earlier are the only survivors, on AR-558, during a battle in the height of the Dominion war, Nog is shot in the leg by a JemHadar soldier, necessitating its amputation. He spends several months at Starbase 235 where a leg is grown for him to replace the amputated one. After months of therapy Nog still feels pain in his new leg. Nog chooses Vic Fontaines holosuite club simulation as the place to recuperate from the trauma of war, to adjust to using an artificial limb and this becomes a problem when Nog decides to live in the holosuite full-time and refuses to leave
The first season premiered in the US on January 26,1994, and the series ultimately ran for the intended five seasons. Set between the years 2257 and 2262, it depicts a future where Earth has sovereign states, colonies within the solar system, and beyond, make up the Earth Alliance, and contact has been made with other spacefaring species. The ensemble cast portray alien ambassadorial staff and humans assigned to the 5-mile -long Babylon 5 space station, a center for trade and diplomacy. Not appearing on American television since 2003, it continues to be shown in international markets such as Fox in the UK, the TV4-ScifFi Channel in Sweden, excepting movie rights, which are retained by Straczynski, all production rights for the franchise are owned by Warner Bros. At the beginning of the series, five dominant civilizations are presented, the Shadows and their various allies are malevolent species who appear in the series. Several dozen less powerful species from the League of Non-Aligned Worlds appear, including the Drazi, Vree, the stations first three predecessors were sabotaged or accidentally destroyed before their completion.
The fourth station, Babylon 4, vanished without a trace twenty-four hours after it fully operational. The television series takes its name from the Babylon 5 space station, located in the Epsilon Eridani star system, Babylon 5 is an ONeill cylinder five miles long and a half-mile to a mile in diameter. Living areas accommodate the various species, providing differing atmospheres and gravities. Human visitors to the sectors are shown using breathing equipment. The five seasons of the series each correspond to one fictional sequential year in the period 2258–2262, each season shares its name with an episode that is central to that seasons plot. As the series starts, the Babylon 5 station is welcoming ambassadors from various races in the galaxy, during 2258, Commander Jeffrey Sinclair is in charge of the station. Much of the story revolves around his gradual discovery that it was his capture by the Minbari at the Battle of the Line which ended the war against Earth. Upon capturing Sinclair, the Minbari came to believe that he was the reincarnation of Valen, tensions between the Centauri Republic, which is an empire in decline, and the Narn Regime, a former dominion which rebelled and gained freedom, are increasing.
As part of these struggles, Mollari makes a deal with an ally to strike back at the Narn. It is gradually revealed that Ambassador Delenn is a member of the mysterious and powerful Grey Council, towards the end of 2258, she begins the transformation into a Minbari-human hybrid, ostensibly to build a bridge between the humans and Minbari. The year ends with the death of Earth Alliance president Luis Santiago, the death is officially ruled an accident, but some members of the military, including the staff of Babylon 5, believe it to be an assassination. At the beginning of 2259, Captain John Sheridan replaces Sinclair as the governor of the station after Sinclair is reassigned as ambassador to Minbar
The Ferengi /fəˈrɛŋɡi/ are a fictional extraterrestrial race from the Star Trek universe. They and their culture are characterized by an obsession with profit and trade. They are known for their business acumen and for rampant misogyny, notable Ferengi characters include Quark, Nog, Ishka and Brunt, all of whom were featured prominently in Star Trek, Deep Space Nine. Their home planet, Ferenginar, is the center of the Ferengi Alliance and is governed by the Grand Nagus, Paramount repurposed them as a one-dimensional nuisance, and plots involving them were usually comedic ones. Paramount instead revived the Romulans at the end of season one, Star Trek, The Next Generation first featured the three original Ferengi in the episode titled The Last Outpost. The original three Ferengi names were Letek and Kayron, Star Trek, Deep Space Nine is the series focusing the most on the Ferengi. Armin Shimerman joined the regular cast of the show as Ferengi bartender Quark, other Ferengi appeared on the show, most notably Quarks brother Rom and Roms son Nog.
Nog would become the first ever Ferengi in Starfleet, Deep Space Nine, featured many episodes that centered around the Ferengi and explored their culture in depth. It was on Deep Space Nine that Ferenginar was first seen, the Ferengi are a humanoid species, somewhat smaller than the average human, usually reaching approximately 1.5 meters in height. Ferengi have unusually large ears, which are pronounced in males than in females. Due to the size of their ears, they can sense sudden atmospheric, an ear infection is excruciatingly painful, and can easily prove fatal to even an otherwise healthy Ferengi if they dont seek the appropriate treatment in time. The ears, at least in males, are erogenous zones, the exact meaning is unclear, since according to the Ferengi, there is no direct translation for the word into any Human language. The Ferengi colloquially use the word lobes much as the words brains or balls are used in modern English. The ears are used as a colloquial description of a Ferengi, similar to the use of ass in modern English.
Data once mentioned Ferengi being stronger than they appear, however, as shown in Looking for parMach in All the Wrong Places Ferengi have a great disdain for fair combat which causes them to appear physically weaker than they are. Ferengi teeth resemble jagged spikes, and they use a hand-held tooth sharpener to maintain them, whenever Ferengi are assaulted, injured, or in some kind of general distress, they emit a shrill scream. Ferengi physiology is such that they seem to have an immunity to certain drugs. Even after several injections, it was shown that Quark was completely unaffected by the truth serum, the Ferengi originate from the planet Ferenginar, in the center of the Ferengi Alliance located in the Alpha Quadrant