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Scalos
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Scalos from orbit

Type: Planet
Native Species: Scalosians (extinct)
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Scalos from high orbit

Scalos was an uninhabited planet. This was the homeworld of the Scalosians, an extinct humanoid species. This plaent was Located in an outer quadrant of the galaxy.

This was one of the planets where all humanoid life went extinct; four others were Cheron, Exo III, Kataan, and Zetar. (TOS: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield", "The Lights of Zetar"; TNG: "The Inner Light")

When the USS Enterprise was charting this quadrant, the starship picked up a distress call coming from an unknown world, A landing party discovered that the world was barren. There were no apparent animal life forms and sparse vegetation. According to the distress call, there were 900,000 Scalosians who lived in a nation; 113,000 of them lived in a city. Their civilization was rated 7 on the industrial scale.

After the world was devastated by volcanic eruptions that poisoned the water with radiation, the Scalosians became sterile and their numbers began dropping. When the planet was visited by the Starfleet vessel USS Enterprise, only five hyperaccelerated individuals remained. (TOS: "Wink of an Eye")

For the 2006 remastered version of "Wink of an Eye", the generic planet representing Scalos (also seen as Argelius II) was replaced with a unique, computer-generated version. The cityscape on the surface of the planet was also replaced with a new, high definition matte painting - the original had been a reuse of the Eminiar VII city from "A Taste of Armageddon".
This use of the term quadrant occurred before the current standardization of the quadrant/sector model of stellar cartography.

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