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Pakleds (Borg designation: Species 95012) were a humanoid spacefaring race native to the mountainous Alpha Quadrant planet of Pakled. (Decipher RPG module: Aliens)

Society and culture[edit | edit source]

Pakleds were noted for their apparently underdeveloped verbal communication skills. However, they used this, as well as their simple-looking appearance, to deceive other races. They controlled an area of space that included the Kalla system. However, they appeared to be a largely nomadic culture, traveling between worlds in search of supplies and materials needed for their continued survival. (TNG episode: "Firstborn")

Pakled merchants are known to live in untidy and unclean conditions. (DS9 episode: "Prophet Motive")

Biology[edit | edit source]

Pakleds tend to be rather heavy-set. They have purplish blood. (TNG episode: "Samaritan Snare", DS9 episodes: "The Collaborator", "Bar Association", TNG novel: A Time to Die)

History[edit | edit source]

First contact between the Federation and Pakleds took place in the year 2365, when the USS Enterprise-D answered a distress signal from a Pakled transport, the Mondor. After effecting repairs to their ship, the Pakleds attempted to hold Enterprise chief engineer Geordi La Forge captive, but eventually released him after witnessing a demonstration by the Enterprise. (TNG episode: "Samaritan Snare")

In 2366, a Pakled trade ship rescued the android Lore, who had been drifting free in space for nearly two years following his attempted betrayal of the Enterprise crew. (TNG episode: "Brothers")

In late 2370, Pakleds shipped retro-viral vaccines across the Demilitarized Zone to the Cardassians. (TNG episode: "Preemptive Strike")

In late 2373, a Borg cube on a direct course for Sector 001 encountered the Mondor en route. The Borg Collective deemed the Pakleds unintelligent and considered it an inefficient use of resources to assimilate the freighter. However, they were later assimilated when the Borg needed extra reinforcements in their battle with Starfleet forces in Earth orbit. (TNG - Strange New Worlds 10 short story: "A Dish Served Cold")

There was a strong Pakled presence on Deep Space 9 in the 2370s decade. They would often frequent Quark's, the Klingon restaurant, and other establishments on the Promenade. (DS9 episodes: "The Collaborator", "Bar Association")

During 2378, the Pakleds were one of several races to attempt to scavenge the Rashanar Battle Site. One of their ships was warned to back off by the USS Enterprise-E. (TNG novel: A Time to Be Born)

By 2380, the Pakleds, constantly underestimated by the galaxy, had salvaged technology from over thirty different species, including the Dominion and the Borg, to the point that Mondor-class vessels could readily overpower a California-class ship. The USS Cerritos was nearly destroyed by several Pakled ships before they were saved by the USS Titan. Reflecting on these events, Captain Carol Freeman and Ensign Beckett Mariner believed that the Pakleds had been allowed to advance so much due to Starfleet's failure to keep a constant watch on potentially dangerous species. (LD episode: "No Small Parts")

By 2409, numerous Pakleds were serving in Starfleet. (ST video game: Star Trek Online)

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