Edgar Allan Poe was a 19th century American poet who was famous for his macabre style of writing. He was the author, among other works, the poem "The Raven" and the short story "The Fall of the House of Usher".
In 2266, under the influence of Charlie Evans, Spock was forced to say, "Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary," from Poe's poem "The Raven". (TOS: "Charlie X")
Tom Paris once commented that a Class J nebula USS Voyager encountered reminded him of "something out of Edgar Allan Poe." (VOY: "The Haunting of Deck Twelve")
In Dangerous Ground, Doctor John Rawley had read the "The Fall of the House of Usher". (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")
The pages seen in the episode were from the mystery novel
Dangerous Ground by author Frances Sil Wickware. This novel was published in 1946. Information on Poe was from page 73.
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