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Myriad Universes: Deneva
Deneva (TOS 29)

Deneva (TOS 29)
Astrometrics Kappa Fornacis III
Affiliation UFP
Planetary Class M

A Class M planet considered by many to be one of the most beautiful in the galaxy, Deneva was colonized by Humans in the 22nd century,[1] and later became a Federation world, and was used as a freighting line base in the region.[2] Deneva, the third planet orbiting Kappa Fornacis in the Beta Quadrant,[3] served as a key supply station for many Earth Cargo Service ships, including the E.C.S. Horizon,[1] for at least two centuries.[4] Freighters would make regular trips from Deneva carrying supplies to the nearby asteroid belt for the miners stationed there, and bringing cargo out. Montgomery Scott was an engineering advisor on a couple of those freighter runs.[2]

Deneva boasted a population of over 1 million by the 23rd century. Aurelan and George Samuel Kirk were among the colonists, though in 2267 they were victims of an infestation of neural parasites that caused mass insanity and many deaths in the colony. Sam’s brother, Captain James T. Kirk of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, managed to talk with Aurelan right before she died, and learned that the large single-celled creatures controlled the actions of their Human hosts with intense pain. An infested colonist had killed himself trying to drive the organism from his body by flying himself into the Denevan sun, and that led the Enterprise personnel to learn that the parasites were adversely affected by ultraviolet radiation. The crew placed 210 satellites around the planet to bombard the surface with intense ultraviolet radiation, and succeeded in eradicating the infestation.[2]

Sometimes referred to as Deneva Prime, the world was known in part for its lush geothermic grottoes. T'Pol once compared the steam vents on the rogue planet Dakala to that geological feature.[5]

In the 24th century, Denevan crystals were considered contraband material, and possession or sale of those crystals was prohibited by Federation law. This did not, however, stop Quark from selling Denevan crystals to a Nausicaan businessman for a tidy profit on Deep Space 9.[4]

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Notes and References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Berman, Rick & Brannon Braga (Executive Producers). "Horizon". Enterprise, season 2, episode 20 (Production number 46). Directed by James Contner. Written by André Bormanis. Paramount Pictures. 16 April 2003.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Operation -- Annihilate!." Star Trek, Season 1, Episode 29 (Production 29). Directed by Herschel Daugherty. Written by Steven W. Carabatsos. Desilu Productions, 13 April 1967.
  3. Mandel, Geoffrey. Star Trek: Star Charts. Pocket Books, 2002.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Berman, Rick & Ira Steven Behr (Executive Producers). "The Sound of Her Voice". Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, season 6, episode 25 (Production number 549). Directed by Winrich Kolbe. Story by Pam Pietroforte. Teleplay by Ronald D. Moore. Paramount Pictures. 10 June 1998.
  5. Berman, Rick & Brannon Braga (Executive Producers). "Rogue Planet". Enterprise, season 1, episode 18 (Production number 18). Directed by Allan Kroeker. Story by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga and Chris Black. Teleplay by Chris Black. Paramount Pictures. 20 March 2002.