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Talos IV
Alternate name: Clesik
Classification: Class M
Affiliation: Nonaligned, and quarantined
Location: Talos Star Group
Moon(s): Two
Dominant Species: Talosian
Warp Capable: c. 500,000 years ago

Talos IV, known as Clesik to its native Talosians, was a planet in the Talos Star Group in the Alpha Quadrant. (ST reference: The Worlds of the Federation; TOS episode: "The Cage")

The Talosian civilization once flourished on the surface and were warp capable half a million years ago. Unfortunately over 200,000 years ago (specifically, 400,000 years earlier), they fought a cataclysmic war, making much of the planet's surface uninhabitable. They moved underground, and developed their mental skills even as their technological knowledge atrophied. (ST reference: Star Charts; TOS episode: "The Cage"; ST roleplay module: All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook)

In 2236, the S.S. Columbia, a scientific survey ship from Earth, crashed on the planet. The sole survivor was a human woman named Vina. She was retrieved by the Talosians and her injuries attended to, although the Talosians' lack of knowledge of human anatomy hindered their efforts.

The surface of Talos IV in 2254

In 2254, the USS Enterprise visited Talos IV, lured there by a false distress signal. Captain Christopher Pike was kidnapped in an effort to provide Vina with a mate. Pike and the Enterprise were eventually allowed to leave. Given the extreme threat of the Talosians' powers of illusion, Starfleet issued General Order 7, forbidding any travel to Talos IV, under penalty of death. (TOS episodes: "The Cage", "The Menagerie")

In 2267, Lieutenant Commander Spock kidnapped then-Fleet Captain Pike and hijacked the Enterprise to Talos IV. Given the specific circumstances, General Order 7 was rescinded, and Pike allowed to live the remainder of his life in an illusory existence on Talos IV. (TOS episode: "The Menagerie")

In 2320, then-Ambassador Spock was summoned again to Talos IV, where he witnessed a revitalized planet and Talosian culture, thanks to the efforts of Christopher Pike. (TOS novel: Burning Dreams)

In 2372, members of Starfleet Academy's Omega Squad traveled to Talos IV when Betazoid Cadet Edam Astrun received a compulsive telepathic distress call from the Talosians, under siege by the Jem'Hadar. With the assistance of a telepathic image of Pike, the squad was able to defeat the Jem'Hadar. (SA comics: "Return to the Forbidden Planet", "A Prelude to War")

Sometime prior to the year 2380, the classified nature of the Talosian species and the death penalty for visiting Talos IV were lifted by Starfleet. By this time, Starfleet had apparently developed scanning instruments that could detect the difference between reality and Talosian illusions. (TNG novel: Q & A)

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Talos IV
Star system: Talos star group
Class: M
Surface: Moderate

Talos IV was a planet in the Talos star group and the homeworld of the Talosian species.

Following the visit to the planet by the USS Enterprise in 2254 the planet was quarantined by Starfleet under General Order 7. (TOS: "The Cage", "The Menagerie, Part I")

In 2387, the USS Crusader was lured to Talos IV in a plot to abduct Captain Candela Greene, and Lieutenant D'Real for experimentation, and cloning for the Zentradi. (Star Trek Crusader)

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