Talos IV

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  • Primary: Talos
  • Inhabitants: Talosian
  • Nation
    • Antiquity - Present: Independent (TOS: "The Cage", "The Menagerie")
      • Once a significant spacefaring civilization (TOS: "The Cage", "The Menagerie")


  • c.250,000 ya: A massive planetary nuclear war renders the surface of Talos IV uninhabitable. The survivors retreat into the underground, eventually developing significant telepathic and telekinetic abilities. (TOS: "The Cage", "The Menagerie")
  • 2254: Interdicted under General Order 7 following contact with the USS Enterprise (TOS: "The Menagerie")
    • Specific justification for the interdiction kept classified (SCE Short Story: "Aftermath")

Indigenous Life


  • Windsinger (SCE Short Story: "Aftermath")
    • Resembles a cluster of metallic, wire-thin stems, each terminating in a single metallic-blue leaf (SCE Short Story: "Aftermath")
    • Microserrations in the leaves lead to a continuous rising and falling tone as airflow changes (SCE Short Story: "Aftermath")
    • Spread to dozens of planets during the Talosian spacefaring era (SCE Short Story: "Aftermath")
      • Established as a wink-nudge reference to the common reuse of the flower's sound effects as ambient noise on other planets during TOS
    • Botanical plague during the late 23rd century led to the extinction of the plant on most worlds outside Talos IV (SCE Short Story: "Aftermath")
      • Starfleet botanical gardens still held a sample following this (SCE Short Story: "Aftermath")
    • Attempts at breeding a hardier strain able to survive unprotected in Earth's biosphere bore fruit by 2376 (SCE Short Story: "Aftermath")