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Amerind

Amerind from orbit

Type: Planet
Native Species: Amerind natives
Various species of Earth flora

American Indian settlement on Amerind

Amerind was an inhabited planet. This was the homeworld of the Amerind natives, an off-shoot of Humans. These people were living in a pre-warp civilization. This planet, also, was home to various species of Earth flora. Examples of this flora included pine trees, honeysuckles, and orange blossoms.

In the 18th century, several threatened tribes, including a mixture of Navajo, Mohican, and Delaware Indians, were transplanted from Earth to Amerind by a group known to them as the Wise Ones. The Wise Ones, also, transported flora from this world to mirror the environment that the Indians had lived in. The Wise Ones placed an obelisk on the planet, which possessed an asteroid deflector, used to protect the planet's inhabitants. By the mid-23rd century, the obelisk had malfunctioned and the planet was vulnerable to asteroid collisions.

In 2268, the USS Enterprise was on a mission to divert an asteroid, nearly the size of Luna, off the collision course it was on with Amerind. Although the Enterprise was unable to stop it, they were able to repair the deflector in the obelisk, which was in turn able to deflect the asteroid, and once again protect the planet. (TOS: "The Paradise Syndrome")

Background information

The name Amerind, a portmanteau of the planet's inhabitants, appeared in the episode's script and was not mentioned on screen. The scenes taking place on Amerind were filmed at the Hollywood Reservoir near Mulholland Drive.

For the 2007 remastered edition of "The Paradise Syndrome", the planet Amerind received a new look, replacing the original version with a computer-generated planetscape.

According to Startrek.com, this planet was located in a dense asteroid belt. [1]

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