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For the mirror universe counterpart, see Rigel VII (mirror).
Rigel VII
Classification: Class M
Affiliation: Non-aligned
Location: Rigel system
Moon(s): At least one
Dominant Species: Rigellian
Warp Capable: Presumably
Perspective Federation member
Population: 725000

Rigel VII was a planet in the Rigel system.

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History

Ten thousand years ago, it was known that the species known as the Masters planted new as well as promising forms of life on Rigel VII which, in time, evolved intelligent star farring races that revered the Masters as gods after they were long dead. (ST roleplay module: The Orions: Book of Deep Knowledge)

In 2254 Rigel VII was visited by the USS Enterprise on the eve of its entry into the Federation. By 2289, its nearly 50 years of membership had become so etched into vacation-goers and explorers alike, that it was the basis for the song Moon Over Rigel VII. (TOS movie: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)

Rogue elements of the Rigellian population took the opportunity to rebel against the planet joining the Federation and lead a coup, with the Rigellian warrior caste; the Kaylar attacking Federation personnel.

Seven crew members were injured, including Spock, Nano and Sita Mohindas, and three were killed, including Yeoman Dermot Leon Cusack. The incident led to Rigel's admission into the Federation being rejected. (EV comic: "Our Dearest Blood ").

However the incident did shock much of Rigellian society, spurring them to continue their reformations, to remove the more barbaric elements of their society. It was suspected that Rigel VII could quite possibly reclaim it's place in the Federation. (EV comic: Nor Iron Bars a Cage)

The attacks on Rigel had a profound impact on Captain Christopher Pike and the memory of the incident was used shortly after by the Talosians when they held the captain in captivity. (TOS episode: "The Cage")

In 2270, there was an outbreak of Orion blood fever that ravaged settlements, including those of the Klingons. (FASA RPG: Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update)

The Star Charts and The Worlds of the Federation both claim that Rigel VII is a preindustrial world, and that the Kalar are the dominant, but primitive species. Both the FASA and Decipher RPGs assert that Rigel VII is the homeworld of the Orions.

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Rigel VII
Physical
Primary terrain

Barren

Societal
Native species

Rigellians

Affiliation

Galactic Empire

Rigel VII was a heavy-gravity planet. Its native sentient species, the hulking Rigellians, were almost extinct at the time of the Galactic Civil War. The planet was also the homeworld of the Rigelian Iris.

Behind the scenes

Rigel is the name of a real star. A Rigel system also appears in the non-canon Book of Imperial Shuttle Plans, where it is one of the places whose construction codes were met by the Imperial shuttle; but although Rigel VII had appeared in canon as early as 1978, this Rigel system is a reference to Star Trek.

Appearances

  • Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (Indirect mention only)
  • Star Wars 48: The Third Law (First appearance)

Sources

  •  Aargau: For All Your Banking Needs on Wizards.com (article)

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