Sherman's Planet

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  • Located within Beta Quadrant, in the same sector as Donatu, Deep Space Station K-7 (TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles")
    • One week from Deep Space Station K-7 at Warp 6 (SCE Short Stories: "Oaths")
  • Source of name unclear; either to pay a bar tab, to impress a woman, or to warn about a particular colonist during initial settling (SCE Short Story: "Oaths")
  • Population
    • 2376: ~3,500,000 (SCE Short Story: "Oaths")
  • Class M
  • Inhabitants: Human
  • Nation
  • Head of state: Planetary Administrator
  • Earth plants generally maladapted for the environment of Sherman's Planet (SCE Short Story: "Oaths")
    • Noted exceptions include grapes, quadrotriticale (and later cultivar quintotriticale) (TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles"; TAS: "More Tribbles, More Troubles"; SCE Short Story: "Oaths")
      • Success of grapes, including mutation through blending with native fauna, resulted in a number of noted varieties of wine (SCE Short Story: "Oaths")
  • About the size of Venus (SCE Short Story: "Oaths")


  • 2267: Colonization efforts by both the Federation and the Klingon Empire begin; under the Organian Peace Treaty, the planet is to be ceded to the government best able to develop it. (TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles")
    • By 2270, the Federation's claim is verified. (TAS: "More Tribbles, More Troubles")
  • 2270: Federation colony is struck by famine. (TAS: "More Tribbles, More Troubles")
  • August 1, 2376: Quarantined due to eruption of Sherman's Plague (SCE Short Story: "Oaths")


Indigenous Life