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Story by: Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Screenplay by: Michael Piller
Directed by: Jonathan Frakes
Producer: Rick Berman
Release date: 11 December 1998
Date: 2375
"The Battle For Paradise Has Begun"'

Captain Picard and his crew must commit treason to protect an alien people's secret to eternal youth from both an attacking alien race...and from the Federation itself.


Introduction (blurb)

Star Trek: The Next Generation is the most popular, longest-running series in science fiction history. Now, after the spectacular worldwide success of Star Trek: First Contact, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise return to the big screen in a thrilling new adventure that captures all the fun and excitement of Star Trek at its best.

Star Trek: Insurrection reunited the hugely popular crew of Star Trek: The Next Generation: Jean-Luc Picard, Starfleet's finest captain; Commander William T. Riker, his stalwart first officer; Lieutenant Commander Data, the indispensible android; Commander Deanna Troi, the empathic Betazoid counselor; Lieutenant Commander Worf, the fierce Klingon warrior; Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge; chief of engineering; and Dr. Beverly Crusher, the ship's able medical officer.

Together, they have faced many challenges over the years, but nothing has prepared them for the unexpected crisis that tests both their skills and their convictions.

On an unnamed planet in a distant sector, Starfleet, in an uneasy alliance with a mysterious new alien species of unknown origin, has discovered a secret with astounding implications that could transform the future of the entire Federation. But this secret has a price that may be more than some are willing to pay.

The secret first turns Data against Starfleet, then draws Jean-Luc Picard and the Starship Enterprise into a tense and dangerous situation that has unexpected effects on every member of the crew -- and presents them with an agonizing moral dilemma. Faced with orders he cannot obey and a crisis he cannot ignore, Picard finds himself torn between his conscience and his uniform.

Bestselling author J.M. Dillard has written a powerful and exciting novel based on the major motion picture directed by Jonathan Frakes ("Commander Will Riker"). Star Trek: Insurrection is sure to delight audiences throughout the world.





Anij • Beverly CrusherDataMatthew DoughertyGeordi La ForgeJean-Luc PicardWilliam T. Riker • Ru'afo • Deanna TroiWorf, son of Mogh • Hars Adislo • Artim • Curtis • Cuzar • Padraig Daniels • Gallatin Lutonin • Kell Perim • Sojef • Tournel
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Zefram CochraneMadalyn DoughertyLily Sloane

Starships and vehicles

Cousteau (Captain's yacht) • USS Enterprise (Sovereign-class) • Holoship • Son'a Battleship • Son'a Command Ship • Son'a Collector • Type 11 shuttlecraft


Ba'kuBriar Patch
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Deep Space 9


Ba'kuBajoranBolian • Ellora • EvoranHumanKlingonRhylSon'a • Tarlac • TrillVulcan
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CardassianBorg • Ka'bu

States and organizations

StarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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DominionFederation Diplomatic Corps


Emotion chipIsolation suitIsolytic subspace weaponKelboniteKetracel-whiteKhitomer Accords


Background information

  • The novelization features the original ending of the film, where Ru'afo is exposed to the radiation and gets younger and younger.

Related Stories

  • Section 31: Abyss (DS9 novel) - Abyss establishes Admiral Dougherty's operation was in fact a Section 31 project and that the Holoship was eventually procured by Elias Vaughn and an anti-Section 31 organization.
  • Armada (TNG video game) - The Son'a appeared in Armada attempting to retake the Ba'ku system, fortunately by that time Starfleet had built a Starbase above the planet and with the assistance of USS Avenger the Son'a forces were defeated.



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Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Grand Theft Wiki

The Imponte Insurrection Turbo XRZ5 X-2 is a sports car advertised in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. This marks the first time the Imponte name is used as a car brand in the series.


Much like Maibatsu vehicles advertised in earlier games between GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, the Insurrection is not seen on the road. Advertised as a powerful sports car, the radio ad is meant to appeal to men in midlife crisis. The car is stated to feature then state of the art accessories that have very little use performance-wise, and its full name parodies of the trend of using letters and numbers to denote car models.

The V-8 engine and T-top feature suggest that its real life equivalent is the third-generation Pontiac Firebird.

Radio ad transcript

Leisure. Rebellion. Insubordination.
Shift into the awesome reality with the Imponte Insurrection Turbo XRZ5 X-2.
For men more interested in 0-to-60 than 9-to-5.
Feel the pulse of the streets in this ultra turbo coupe.
It's a world-class turbocharged touring car,
where you're surrounded by the very latest in high-tech technological wizardry.
Like an overhead digital clock, remote control mirrors,
and electronic ashing device for your cigarette.
Plus, a genuine pleather-wrapped steering wheel,
so you know what you're gripping.
Visit the new definition of freedom and luxury with the
Imponte Insurrection Turbo XRZ5 X-2.
Take out the T-tops, put them in the trunk, step on the gas,
and hear the throaty roar of the V-8 screaming under the hood.
Yeah. Give it to her. She wants it.
The Imponte Insurrection Turbo XRZ5 X-2.
Isn't it time you outperformed the competition, and came first?

See also

These vehicles are also based on the third generation GM F platform:

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This article is about the civil war. For the loosely-organized insurrectionist factions, see Insurrectionist.

The Insurrection[1] is the proper name given to an undeclared civil war fought between Earth's primary fighting, scientific, and exploratory agency, the United Nations Space Command and various loosely organized groups of rebels over control of the Outer Colonies, between the 2490's and the 2530's. Originally, the breakaway movements started as disquiet against the Colonial Administration Authority's oversight of the Outer Colonies, with the colonists tired of the organization's bureaucracy. It first started as peaceful protests, and after years of frustrating negotiations, some groups began to use more forceful methods, eventually abandoning diplomacy in favor of terrorist tactics.

What had once been widespread support for the Insurrectionists quickly dried up at the outbreak of violence. Though they started out targeting only military and Colonial Administration targets, as the UNSC counterinsurgency operations began more and more innocent people were caught in the crossfire.[2]

By 2524, the Insurrection had claimed a million lives. The various rebel groups had become extremely adept at creating improvised explosive devices difficult for the UNSC to detect, and therefore stop, and had struck many high profile targets, even in orbit above Reach itself. Opponents of the war believed the simplest solution was to simply give the rebels their autonomy - for the UNSC to pull out, and let the rebels have their independence. However, the value of the colonies made them simply too important to abandon.

Originally confined mostly to a few systems including the Eridanus System, the fighting spread to several other systems during the decades.[3]



The Outer Colony Insurgency

While the widespread fighting in the Outer Colonies did not start until 2494, there had been multiple isolated rebellions for some time. This led the UNSC to resurrect the ORION Project in 2491, to combat the increasing threat posed by civil uprisings. In 2492, the UNSC used Nuclear Weapons to put down a rebellion on the colony of Far Isle. In the end, there were many separate cases that led the insurrectionists to adopt more aggressive tactics.

The Callisto Incident

Main article: Callisto Incident

The Callisto Incident was what effectively started the war between the UNSC and Insurrectionists. The UNSC Callisto, a corvette, was captured by Insurrectionists when boarding merchant vessels, and all UNSC crew aboard it were killed. In response, the UNSC sent a Battle Group of three destroyers: the UNSC Jericho, the UNSC Buenos Aires, and the UNSC Las Vegas.

On March 2, 2494, the battle group eventually found the Callisto in the 26 Draconis System. All of the ships fired six Ares Missiles at the renegade destroyer. However, the Callisto managed to avoid destruction by maneuvering under an asteroid. They then blew the asteroid toward the UNSC ships by using a nuke that had been planted beforehand.

The Buenos Aires was destroyed, and the other two were seriously damaged. Second Lieutenant Preston Cole, as the only living or conscious officer aboard the bridge of the Las Vegas, took control of the vessel. He signaled the Callisto, demanding that it surrender. When the Callisto docked with the Las Vegas, Cole ordered them to fire their Ares Missile at the Callisto, crippling them and forcing their surrender.

Preston Cole and the Bellicose

In June 2501, an insurgent captured UNSC Frigate, the Bellerophon was pursued for the third time by the UNSC Gorgon, commanded by Preston Cole, into the Theta Ursae Majoris System. After a chase and battle, in which the Bellerphon managed to dodge a MAC round using excellent tactics, the Gorgon was contacted by the Bellerphon, renamed the Bellicose. A short exchange of taunting messages followed, and then Cole let the Bellicose escape. After laying traps in five systems over a course of three months, Cole had yet to find the captured ship. Several months later, Cole was married to Lyrenne Castilla, who was also pregnant.

In June of 2503, eight months after Cole's marriage to Castilla, Admiral Harold Stanforth sent Cole a transmission telling him that ONI uncovered the civilian identity of the captain of the Bellicose - Lyrenne Castilla, spying on Cole. Cole went to confirm this, and found that Castilla had robbed him of everything, leaving only a printout of the exchange they had between the Bellicose and Gorgon. In January of next year, four Destroyers engaged the Bellicose in the Theta Ursae Majoris system, and reported that the ship was caught in the gravitational pull of the gas giant, and destroyed.

Cole faced a court-martial for conspiring with the enemy and giving Castilla knowledge of UNSC slipspace upgrades, and possible execution. However, Harold Stanforth stepped in and saved him, however Cole was relocated to Earth with a desk job. The Bellicose survived, however, and remained in the shadows until eventually reappearing with an insurrectionist fleet, giving the Covenant a crippling blow in the Battle of Psi Serpentis.

Operation: TREBUCHET

Main article: Operation: TREBUCHET

Operation: TREBUCHET was one of the largest operations in UNSC history, spanning a timeline of ten years. The goal was to counter the Insurrectionists, which was eventually successful, but at the cost of hundreds of lives.

Kidnapping at Eridanus Secundus

Main article: Assault on Eridanus Secundus

In the year 2525, a SPARTAN-II team, led by John-117, went on a mission to infiltrate and capture rebel leader Colonel Robert Watts. The Spartans sneaked on board via the Laden. Once onboard, they located a cargo that contained luxury items, such as Sweet William Cigars and champagne.

After boarding the rebel base, they neutralized the guards in their path and eventually found their way to Watts. They successfully killed his guards, and sedated Watts long enough for them to escape. Using explosives, they blasted their way out, leaving dozens of civilians dead.

Raid on Camp New Hope

In 2531, a group of SPARTAN-IIs consisting of John-117, Kurt-051, Kelly-087, Linda-058, and Frederic-104, went to Camp New Hope in order to retrieve several FENRIS Nuclear Warheads the rebels had captured. At first, everything was going fine, but then Kurt stated that he had a "funny feeling". John dismissed the "feeling', but was later drugged by the rebels, along with Kelly, Linda, and Fred. When he woke up, General Howard Graves, a rebel leader, began interrogating them.

However, John figured out that Graves didn't know that Kurt wasn't drug. Kurt later arrived in a Warthog, killing the guards and saving them. In the process, a piece of steel lodged into the brain of Graves, killing him. The Spartans quickly grabbed the nukes, and left before the camp could launch a proper response.

Massacre at Eridanus Secundus

Main article: Massacre at Eridanus Secundus

On September 12, 2552, Admiral Whitcomb, Fred, the Master Chief, Cortana, Dr. Halsey, and Lieutenant Haverson, aboard the Gettysburg-Ascendant Justice, encountered a small rebel base in an asteroid - the same base John had raided 17 years earlier.

After a tentative agreement, Whitcomb convinced Jiles, the governor, to house their battered ships and repair them. Soon, a Covenant ship arrived. Whitcomb quickly destroyed it, but at the loss of their last functional turret, showing that there was most likely more Covenant ships coming. Whitcomb, feeling it was his duty to warn Earth first, initiated a Slipspace jump, leaving the helpless rebels behind for the Covenant.


Ironically, the Insurrection may have ensured the UNSC's victory in the Human-Covenant War. As Codename: SURGEON stated in his 2552 report on Admiral Preston Cole:

History looks upon this time as an unfortunate (and perhaps inevitable?) misunderstanding between Earth and her colonies, but those fighting for the last decade also realize that it was the most amazing piece of blind fortune the human race has ever stumbled upon. Had we not been armed and learning how to fight in space... what would have happened in the years that followed, when we faced an enemy a hundred times worse? Oblivion, no doubt.[4]

Indeed, from the Insurrection came the Spartan-IIs, the Magnetic Accelerator Cannon, and ships with Titanium-A Armor, all of which would prove crucial in the humanity's fight against the Covenant.

Known Star Systems of Insurrection Activity



  • The ORION Project is reinitialized by the UNSC to combat rebels.



  • Callisto Incident - A group of insurrectionists board a UNSC Corvette, Callisto and kill the crew. A naval engagement ensues as three UNSC light destroyers are sent to hunt down the captured ship.
  • Insurrectionist forces take control of Eridanus II, establishing their own secessionist government in the wake of the coup d'état.[9]


  • UNSC forces begin their campaign to retake Eridanus II, deploying a battle group of unknown size to engage the makeshift Insurrectionist defense fleet. Despite the UNSC's best attempts at removing the entrenched rebellion, ONI fails to discover the location of their base. This hollowed-out asteroid would remain a safe haven for Insurrectionists for another three decades.[9]
  • Operation: CHARLEMAGNE marks a decisive strike on the Secessionist Union.[10]





  • Operation: TREBUCHET. Fighting breaks out in the Eridanus System first, particularly at Eridanus II and the space around it, as rebels supporting the system's breakaway from the UNSC build a small navy of civilian craft and attempt to take over the system. The disorganized Eridanus Rebels are eventually brought together by Colonel Robert Watts.
  • The UNSC responds harshly, sending a Fleet of Destroyers and Carriers to the system to combat the rebel fleet. The resulting battle pitted the UNSC against at least one hundred smaller rebel craft.[11] The UNSC forces defeated their rebel counterparts with little difficulty. During the battle, the rebels were routed and the remnants of their fleet fled into the asteroid belt to Eridanus Secundus. They would eventually establish a fully functional asteroid base and began conducting raids again by 2525.[11]
  • A ground campaign begins on Eridanus II, as units from the 9th Marine Expeditionary Force are sent to the planet in force, hoping to capture leaders of the movement and pacify the population. One of these units, the first Battalion of the 21st Marine Division commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Ponder, was involved in a disastrous mission to try and capture a rebel leader - the second in command - in Elysium City, which ended in the leader's family being killed and Ponder wounded and demoted.[12]



  • Fighting continues, now in Epsilon Eridani. By this point, the war has taken over a million lives, the majority of which being civilians. A Marine Battalion is posted at the colony world of Tribute, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Aboim and supported by the corvette UNSC Bum Rush and air support from Hornets. The battalion attempts to put a stop to rebel bomb makers. Two special warfare squads, led by Staff Sergeants Avery Johnson and Nolan Byrne, are involved in disastrous operation in June. Byrne's team is killed during a hostage situation at a Jim Dandy restaurant near Casbah city. Thirty-Eight civilians, three Marines, and two rebels are killed in the bombing. Byrne and Johnson are pulled from the system, and later sent to Harvest.
  • Luxury liner National Holiday is destroyed by insurrectionists above Reach.


  • Assault on Eridanus Secundus - A team of SPARTAN-IIs are sent to Eridanus Secundus to capture Colonel Robert Watts. They succeed in doing so, crippling but not destroying the rebel infrastructure in the Eridanus system.[13]
  • Shortly afterward, the Spartans were sent to halt a rebellion on Jericho VII.
  • Operation: TREBUCHET is abruptly concluded with the start of the Human-Covenant War after the First Battle of Harvest. Though the Insurrection continued for a long time, the rebel threat in the system was rapidly decreased with the threat of the Covenant present. In the meantime, many of the rebels, seeing that the UNSC offered the only real protection against the overwhelming Covenant force, cease to resist, and either submit to the UNSC's control or hide themselves away from both UNSC and Covenant.[14]





  • Massacre at Eridanus Secundus: A group of insurrectionists still hiding in Eridanus Secundus are killed by the Covenant after helping a group of UNSC forces.


  • The supporters of the Insurrection were known in slang as "Innies", which was ironic if one considered how much the "Innies" wanted 'out'.
  • It is interesting to note that both the Spartan-I and Spartan-II programs have links to the Insurrection. The first generations of supersoldiers were created right near the beginning of the unrest, while the latter were specifically created to deal with the projected results of the Insurrection - full-scale war within twenty years. After the attack of the Covenant, both assets were re-prioritized to deal with the new alien enemy.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Halo: Contact Harvest
  2. Halo: Contact Harvest, pg. 61
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Halo: Ghosts of Onyx
  4. Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, page 257
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Halo: The Fall of Reach
  6. 6.0 6.1 Halo: First Strike
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Halo: The Cole Protocol
  8. 8.0 8.1 Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe - The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole
  9. 9.0 9.1 Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 17-18
  10. Halo Encyclopedia chapter 2, page 44 and 45
  11. 11.0 11.1 Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 75-77
  12. Halo: Contact Harvest, page 112
  13. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 83
  14. Halo: First Strike
Wars In Human History
World War II (1939 - 1945) | Jovian Moons Campaign (2160) | Rain Forest Wars (2162) | Mars Campaign (2163) | Interplanetary War (2160 - 2170) | Inner Colony Wars (2400s) | Insurrection (2494-) | Human-Covenant War (2525 - 2553)

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