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Re: Qo'noS?

Unless it's buried in nearly inaudible talk, this bit about Amrita in Star
Trek VI can only exist in the novelization.  It's not in the movie.

This may explain why it's not in the Star Trek Encyclopedia.

Stardate 99800.7

----- Original Message -----
From: Steven Boozer <>
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Sent: Saturday, October 16, 1999 12:13 AM
Subject: Re: Qo'noS?

> Tomas Oeste wrote:
> : What is the name of Qo'noS' star?
> : I have seen Klinzhai, Klingon, and Epsilon Sagitirius?
> Canonically it's Amrita, at least that's what Federation stellar
> cartographers called it back in the 23rd century.  It was mentioned just
> once, casually, in the scene in "Star Trek VI" where Praxis exploded.
> Excelsior's science officer Valtane tells Capt. Sulu, "I have confirmed
> location, sir, but ... I cannot confirm the existence of Praxis."  He then
> says that his scanners "are focused on the Amrita solar system, on the
> correct coordinates."  Less than a quarter of the moon remained, resulting
> in severe environmental damage to the Klingon Homeworld in 2293.
> AFAIK "Amrita" has never been heard again in Trek.  The writers probably
> thought it would be too confusing.  It's not even listed in the Okudas'
> _Star Trek Encyclopedia_ (at least, not in the 1st edition, which is the
> only one I've seen), but it does appear in the ST6 novelization (p.22).
> Just to be picky, "Klinzhai" is the name of the Klingon homeworld in
> *klingonaase* in John Ford's classic novel _The Final Reflection_.  I
> think Ford - or Okrand - has ever named the Klingon sun.

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