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Tolian Soran awaiting the Nexus on the surface of Veridian III.

Veridian III is an unpopulated Class M planet located in the Veridian system.

In 2371, Dr. Tolian Soran chose Veridian III as the location for his re-entry into the Nexus energy ribbon following the destruction of the Amargosa and Veridian stars. With assistance from Lursa and B'Etor, of the House of Duras, Soran managed to obtain trilithium in order to create missiles to destroy the stars and redirect the Nexus.

Following the destruction of the Amargosa system, the USS Enterprise-D pursued Soran to Veridian III in order to stop his plans. While the Enterprise faced the Duras sisters' Klingon Bird-of-Prey in orbit, Captain Jean-Luc Picard beamed down to Veridian to negotiate with Soran.

Unfortunately, the Duras sisters were able to inflict heavy damage on the Enterprise before they were destroyed, which resulted in an uncontrollable warp core breach which forced the crew to escape in the saucer section. Before they could reach a safe distance, the stardrive section exploded and sent the saucer plummeting into Veridian III's atmosphere. (TNG movie: Star Trek Generations)

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Veridian III
Star system: Veridian
Class: M
Surface: moderate

Veridian III is the third planet in the Veridian system. It is uninhabited.


In 2371, Veridian III was the site of two battles: the USS Enterprise-D versus the Duras sisters and Captain Jean-Luc Picard versus Tolian Soran.

The Nexus ribbon was to approach the planet, with Soran determined to destroy the Veridian star and alter the ribbon's course to sweep him away from the planet's surface seconds before the planet's destruction.

In one reality, where Picard was unsuccessful in stopping Soran, he too was swept into the Nexus. Picard, joined by legendary Starfleet captain James T. Kirk, returned to Veridian III before Soran was successful in launching the probe, creating another reality. While the duo successfully stopped Soran from destroying the Veridian star and Veridian III, Kirk paid with his life. Picard buried Kirk on the planet's surface.

The Enterprise-D successfully stopped the Duras sisters in orbit, but suffered catastrophic damage. After separating the saucer, the stardrive section exploded, sending the Enterprise-D's saucer section into an unrecoverable entry into Veridian III's atmosphere. The saucer section crashed on the planet's surface.

The USS Farragut and two other starships recovered the Enterprise-D crew from the surface. (Star Trek Generations)

In 2376, after his death, Leonard McCoy's body was buried next to Kirk's on Veridian III's surface. (USS Baldwin: "Home")

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