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Myriad Universes: Starfleet
First Appearance TOS06 (8 Sep 1966)
Prime Timeline
(The root of all realities)

Starfleet was the space exploration and planetary defense arm of the United Federation of Planets.[1] Though the focus of Starfleet was on scientific study and exploration, Starfleet was a quasi-military organization with ranks and a defined chain of command.[2] Following the incorporation of the Federation by Earth, Alpha Centauri, Vulcan, Andoria, and Tellar Prime[3] on 12 August 2161,[4] Starfleet Command was formally established. To discourage the possible misuse of military forces anywhere in space, General Order Number One, aka the Prime Directive, was adopted as the most important regulation in Starfleet.[5]

Notes and References

  1. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Court Martial." Star Trek, Season 1, Episode 20 (Production 15). Directed by Marc Daniels. Story by Don M. Mankiewicz. Teleplay by Don M. Mankiewicz and Steven W. Carabatsos (Teleplay). Desilu Productions, 2 February 1967.
  2. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "The Cage". Star Trek, season 0, episode 0 (Production number 01). Directed by Robert Butler. Written by Gene Roddenberry. Released 1986. Desilu Productions. 1965.
  3. Berman, Rick & Brannon Braga (Executive Producers). "Azati Prime". Star Trek: Enterprise, season 3, episode 18 (Production number 70). Co-Executive Producer: Chris Black. Directed by Allan Kroeker. Story by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga and Manny Coto. Teleplay by Manny Coto. Paramount Pictures. 3 March 2004.
  4. Berman, Rick (Producer). Star Trek: Generations. Directed by David Carson. Story by Rick Berman & Ronald D. Moore & Brannon Braga. Screenplay by Ronald D. Moore & Brannon Braga. Paramount Pictures. 18 November 1994.
  5. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). Star Trek, season 1. Desilu Productions. 1966-1967.