(The root of all realities)
A cloaking device bent light and sensor beams around a ship, rendering it invisible to detection. The energy requirements to operate a cloaking device were prohibitive, typically leaving a ship equipped with such a device unable to use weapons or raise shields while the cloak was active. Cloaking devices required the rare substance chimerium to operate.
Notes and References
- Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Balance of Terror". Star Trek, season 1, episode 14 (Production number 09). Directed by Vincent McEveety. Written by Paul Schneider. Desilu Productions. 15 December 1966.
- "First Con-Tact." Star Trek: Prodigy, Season 1, Episode 7 (Production 107). CBS Entertainment. 12 January 2022.