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Myriad Universes: Beta III
Beta III
Beta III (TOS22)

Beta III (TOS22)
Astrometrics System C111[1]/UFC 611[2]-Beta[3] III; UFP Quadrant IV[4]
Coordinates  • 90.1, 71.9, -2.4[2]
 • 6.18S, 4.82W[4]
Class M
Satellites 2[4]
Diameter 9,700km[4]
Gravity 1.1g[4]
Hydrosphere 58%[4]
Rotational Period 24 hours[1]
First Appearance TOS22 (9 Feb 1967)
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(FASA Roleplaying Game)

A Class M planet, Beta III[1] was the third planet of five[2] orbiting the second of two yellow stars[3] in System C111,[1] also known as UFC 611.[2] The planet was first visited by the U.S.S. Archon in 2107, but the ship was never heard from again. A century later, on Stardate 3156.2, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 visited Beta III to investigate the Archon's disappearance. The Enterprise crew discovered that the planet's population was controlled by Landru, a computer intelligence, and it forced the Archon from orbit a century earlier, "absorbing" the survivors into "The Body." Captain Kirk persuaded Landru that it was harming the people that it was built to protect, and it short-circuited and shut down, leaving the Betans without the computer's guidance for the first time in six millennia. The Enterprise left a team of sociologists to help the population recover.[1] By 2223, Beta III was an associate member of the United Federation of Planets with a population of 6 billion.[4]

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