agony booth

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Agony booth in 2267 (TOS 39)
Agony booth in 2267 (TOS 39)

The agony booth was a device that created intense pain through direct stimulation of the nervous system. Although more commonly seen in operation by the Terran Empire of the Mirror Universe,[1] Klingon officers in the mid- to late-23rd century were also known to use agony booths to inflict punishment on their subordinates.[2] The agony booths could selectively induce pain by direct stimulation of the brain, and were primarily used as instruments of torture.[1]

FASA Timeline

The agonizer booth was a device that created intense pain through direct stimulation of the nervous system. Klingon officers in the early 23rd century often used agony booths to inflict punishment on their subordinates.[2] The agonizer booths could selectively induce pain by direct stimulation of the brain, and were primarily used as instruments of torture.[1]

Mirror Universe

agony booth
Agony booths in 2257 (DSC 10)
Agony booths in 2257 (DSC 10)

The agony booth was invented by Doctor Phlox and Major Malcolm Reed of the I.S.S. Enterprise NX-01 in January 2155. It created intense pain through direct stimulation of the nervous system.[3] Terran Starfleet officers in the mid- to late-23rd century often used hand-held agonizers, based on the agony booth technology, to inflict punishment on their subordinates. The more complex agony booths could selectively induce pain by direct stimulation of the brain, and were primarily used as instruments of torture.[1]

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