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Starbase Earhart (also known as Farspace Station Earhart) was a Federation starbase. Starting out as a galactic outpost, this starbase grew in importance and size by the mid-24th century. (TNG: "Samaritan Snare")

In 2327, newly-graduated Ensigns Jean-Luc Picard, Cortan Zweller, and Marta Batanides spent several days at the starbase awaiting transfer to their first deep space assignments. It was during this time that Picard picked a fight with some Nausicaans and was stabbed through the heart by a Nausicaan sword. The wound was nearly fatal, despite Picard's initial reaction which was to laugh at the situation, and ultimately required him to receive an implant of an artificial heart. (TNG: "Tapestry")

Facilities Edit

Starbase Earhart had spacious living quarters, if a little spartan. At least one of them contained an ante-room, a bed, a desk, wash facilities, storage space and a replicator.

There was also at least one bar, the Bonestell Recreation Facility, that was equipped with its own dom-jot table. (TNG: "Tapestry")

Personnel and visitors Edit

Appendices Edit

Background Information Edit

Starbase Earhart itself was named after Amelia Earhart. The Bonestell Recreation Facility was named after the 20th century astronomy artist, Chesley Bonestell. (Star Trek Encyclopedia; Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion)

Judging from the view from Picard's window, Starbase Earhart was at least partly located on the surface of a planet. The scenery seen outside of Picard's quarters was actually a reused model from the science fiction movie Logan's Run from 1976. The same prop had already been reused in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (as a backdrop for the conversation with Bob) and TNG: "Final Mission" (seen behind chairman Songi). [1]

As it was the case for all Federation computers in TNG, DS9, and VOY, the computer voice of Starbase Earhart was provided by Majel Barrett.

In TNG: "Samaritan Snare", Picard referred to it as "Farspace Station Earhart".

Apocrypha Edit

In the Star Trek: The Lost Era novel Well of Souls, Ensign Batanides meets Commander Rachel Garrett at Starbase Earhart, who is there awaiting transfer to the USS Carthage, where she will assume the position of first officer. The two women strike up a casual friendship, but they only meet each other for a couple of drinks at the local bar before they both go their separate ways.

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