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Dr Who

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From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

Tau Ceti
Type: Star
Location: Mutter's Spiral

Tau Ceti is a star with a solar system roughly 11.9 light years away from Sol. It has at least three inhabited planets: Diplos, Ogros (DW: The Stones of Blood), and Zygor. (PDA: The Bodysnatchers)

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Memory-beta

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Tau Ceti was a star approximately 11.8 light years from Sol.

The Tau Ceti system was the site of the Tau Ceti Accords, a treaty between Vulcan and the Andorian Empire. (ENT episode: "Shadows of P'Jem")

Tau Ceti IV harbored the Amber starbase. At least for the fictional, Kobayashi Maru scenario; Starfleet's training simulation. (TOS movie: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

In the mid-2260s, the USS Enterprise engaged and defeated a Romulan vessel near Tau Ceti. Enterprise deployed a Tactical Assault known as the "Cochrane Deceleration Maneuver." (TOS episode: "Whom Gods Destroy")

In the Mirror Universe, the Terran Empire lost twelve ships in a battle at Tau Ceti against alien rebels in 2154. This battle represented a major setback for the Empire. (ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part I")

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Halo

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Tau Ceti
Distance from Sol: 11.9 light years
Spectral Type: G8V
Magnitude: 3.50
Constellation: Cetus
Bodies: At least 1
Affiliation: Neutral


Tau Ceti (τ Cet / τ Ceti, pronounced /ˌtaʊ ˈsiːtaɪ/) is a star in the constellation Cetus that is similar to Sol in mass and spectral type. At just under 11.9 light years distant from the Sol System, it is a relatively close star. Like Sol, Tau Ceti is a yellow-orange dwarf Star.

This system was inhabited by a significant Covenant presence in 2552, including a massive fleet of warships prepared to attack Earth and the refit and repair station Unyielding Hierophant. The station was destroyed by UNSC forces September 13, 2552, including the majority of the Covenant fleet.[1]

Trivia

  • Tau Ceti is also the setting for the first Marathon game.

Sources

  1. Halo: First Strike, Chapter 33 through 35

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Starwars

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Events, opinions, and individuals described in this article are neither present in any authorized source nor claimed to occur in the Star Wars universe.

The Book of Imperial Shuttle Plans: Cygnus Spaceworks is fan-art produced under the Lawrence Miller Design label, apparently in 1984. It has sometimes been mistaken for an official Lucasfilm-authorized product.

The "book" consists of an envelope with three blueprint sheets for an "Imperial Shuttle" that is essentially the Lambda-class shuttle from Return of the Jedi. It is of note because it apparently uses the name of Cygnus Spaceworks almost a decade before any official source, and it has been mistaken for an official publication by at least one influential fansite, the Star Wars Technical Commentaries. It is not clear how the name of Cygnus Spaceworks should have found its way into official material from here, but it appears that Shane Johnson, one of the first official authors to reference Cygnus Spaceworks, has worked with Miller on at least one project (a Star Trek fan production entitled the U.S.S. Enterprise Officer's Manual - Revised.) Johnson's use of Cygnus Spaceworks may have been an homage to Miller's work.

However, beyond the actual shuttle plan (which would appear to be based on the published set plan in 1983's The Art of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi), the only element which bears any direct connection with canon is the name of "General A.F. Motti", clearly referencing that of Admiral Motti. The shuttle is said to be part of the otherwise unknown "Cygnus Star Empire", and an appended list of star-systems fits poorly with established Star Wars canon; although a few of these represent real stars visible from Earth, they would appear to be primarily references to locations in other works of science fiction, specifically cult-classic TV series such as Doctor Who and the original 1960s Star Trek series. These have the amusing effect of implying that the shuttle satisfies the safety standards of the Daleks, the Romulans, and a society based on 1920s-style Chicago gangsters.

  • Altair—this is a real star, but the system has been mentioned several times in Star Trek. It is unlikely that there is a direct connection between the blueprints and the canonical Altair 9.
  • Atrios—a fictional planet from Doctor Who.
  • Beta 6—the "Beta VI colony" is mentioned in the classic Star Trek episode The Squire of Gothos.
  • Ceti Alpha—although resembling the name of the real star Alpha Ceti, the specific name of Ceti Alpha is from Star Trek.
  • Coridan—a fictitious planet from Star Trek. It is unlikely that there is a direct connection with the canonical planet Corridan, although this may be a reference back to the original location in Star Trek.
  • Cygnus—the putative capital of the "Cygnus Star Empire", giving rise to the name of the Cygnus Spaceworks that apparently found its way from here into canon. The "Cygnus Star System" is the only location that seems genuinely original to the blueprint; probably named for the real constellation Cygnus, the Swan, although the name of the "Pyxidis Asteroid Belt", said to be in this star-system, would rather imply a location in the constellation Pyxis, the Compass. However, planets with similar names are also known in Star Wars (Cygnus B), Star Trek (Alpha Cygnus IX), Doctor Who (Cygnus Gap and Cygnus A), and the British sci-fi series Blake's 7 (Cygnus Alpha). Cygnus Alpha was also apparently the name of a sci-fi fanzine. Any one of these could perhaps have inspired the name used here.
  • Daria - a fictional planet from Space 1999.
  • Delta Magna—a fictitious planet from Doctor Who.
  • Deneb—a real star also mentioned in Star Trek.
  • Holberg 917Holberg 917G is a fictional planet in Star Trek.
  • JanusJanus VI is a fictional planet in Star Trek.
  • Omega—in Star Trek, Holberg 917G (see above) is in the Omega system, and there is also a planet named Omega IV.
  • Piri—a fictional planet from Space 1999.
  • Pollux—a real star, also the primary for the fictional planet Pollux IV in Star Trek.
  • Remus—a fictional planet in Star Trek.
  • Rigel—a real star and a location in Star Trek. It is probably only a coincidence that a planet named Rigel VII had appeared in official Star Wars material in 1978.
  • Sigma IotiaSigma Iotia II is a fictional planet from Star Trek.
  • Skaro—the fictional homeworld of the Daleks in Doctor Who.
  • Sol—the Latin name for the Sun. It is popular as a designation in sci-fi series such as Star Trek.
  • Talos—the name of a star system in Star Trek.
  • Tau Ceti—a real star that has also appeared several times in Star Trek.
  • Vegareal star and also the name of a star system in Star Trek.
  • Xerius—reference unknown, though it is the name of a Romulan character in the 1970s Star Trek animated series.
  • Zeon—a fictional planet in Star Trek.

External links

The page on Lambda-class shuttles at Star Wars Technical Commentaries contains a discussion of the Book of Imperial Shuttle Plans, complete with scans of the blueprints:

  • Sheet one
  • Sheet two
  • Sheet three
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