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Two copies of Paradise Lost (top middle, and second from the left) aboard the SS Botany Bay

For the DS9 episode of the same name, please see "Paradise Lost".
For the comic book, please see Paradise Lost!.

Paradise Lost was an epic poem written by John Milton during the 17th century. Milton later wrote a sequel entitled Paradise Regained.

In 2267, Khan Noonien Singh referred to Paradise Lost while discussing if he could "tame a world." His reference was later clarified to Montgomery Scott, by Kirk, when he quoted a statement made by Lucifer when he fell into the pit, "It is better to rule in Hell than serve in Heaven." (TOS: "Space Seed")

Two copies of Paradise Lost were among the small collection of books found aboard the SS Botany Bay in 2285. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

In 2287, graffiti found on the entrance to Paradise City was taken from Paradise Lost. (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)

In 2370, when showing the USS Enterprise-D's arboretum to a visiting Cairn delegation, Deanna Troi quoted from Paradise Lost: "Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose." (TNG: "Dark Page")

Paradise Lost was originally a collection of 12 books based on the biblical stories about the revolt of Satan against God, and Satan's corruption of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden.

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