Oordon was a planet located somewhere in the galaxy's Alpha or Beta Quadrants. Its Federation Newly Contacted Planet catalog number was 137. It was the homeworld of an advanced, giant humanoid civilization of Oordon natives.
History and specifics
In 2266, an earthquake exposed radioactive material within Nooaja caverns, resulting in a potentially extinction-level event. Exposure began to de-age animal lifeforms planetwide, with effects varying by proximity to the radiation source.
193 days later, a landing party from the Federation starship USS Enterprise made first contact with the inhabitants and helped bury the cave. Leonard McCoy developed an antidote to the radiation, but Elya and Wenomi asked that their people not be inoculated. They wanted their people to age naturally as they tried to rebuild their civilization. (TOS comic: "World Against Time")
Points of interest
- Landu tree
- Poji bird