Pyris VII, alternately rendered Pyriss VII or Pyrix VII, was a planet, the seventh planet of the Pyris star system located near Federation space, somewhere in the galaxy's Alpha or Beta Quadrants. (TOS episode & Star Trek 8 novelization: Catspaw)
In the 2260s decade, the extragalactic Old Ones Korob and Sylvia established themselves on the planet for the purpose of learning about the Federation. When the USS Enterprise visited the planet in 2267, Korob and Sylvia engineered the capture of several crewmembers and used a variety of "magical" tricks on them such as voodoo, to keep the Enterprise crew on the planet.
However, Sylvia quickly became infuriated with the sensations of taking humanoid form, and became dangerously irrational. In order to defeat the aliens and escape the planet, Captain James T. Kirk destroyed their transmuter, and the aliens quickly perished. (TOS episode & Star Trek 8 novelization: Catspaw)
- The planet was referred to as Pyriss VII in Assignment: Eternity.
Pyrix VII was noted on star charts of the galaxy's explored regions in the 23rd and 24th centuries, in an area of the projection also containing Beta Lyrae, Capella and Alpha Centuri. (TOS movie: The Undiscovered Country, TNG episodes: "Conspiracy", "The Measure of a Man", "The Emissary", "The Mind's Eye", "The Game", DS9 episodes: "In the Hands of the Prophets", "Cardassians")
- The planet was referred to as Pyrix VII in the TNG background artwork explored galaxy chart.
In 2411, the Old Ones returned to Pyris VII and took up residence in Castle Pyris. They requested help from the Khitomer Alliance when the Devidians became a threat to the aliens and their transmuter technology. (STO website: The Fall of the Old Ones)
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|states and organizations||First Federation • Tholian Assembly|
|regions||Kling • Romulan Neutral Zone • Sarpeid|
|stars and systems||Aldeberan • Alpha Carinae • Alpha Centuri • Alpha Majoris • Beta Aurigae • Beta Geminorum • Beta Lyrae • Beta Niobe • Beta Portalan • Capella • Deneb • Eminiar • Fabrina • Gamma Trianguli • Ingraham B • Omega Cygni • Orion • Pallas 14 • Phylos • Regulus • Rigel • Sirius • Sol • Talos • Tau Ceti|
|planets and planetoids||Alfa 177 • Altair VI • Andor • Arret • Ariannus • Babel • Benecia • Berengaria VII • Camus II • Canopus III • Daran V • Gamma Canaris N • Holberg 917G • Janus VI • Kzin • Lactra VII • Makus III • Marcos XII • Marnak IV • Memory Alpha • Mudd • Omega IV • Organia • Pollux IV • Psi 2000 • Pyrix VII • Remus • Romulus • Theta III • Vulcan|
Appearances and references
- TOS episode: "Catspaw" (first appearance)
- TOS episode & Star Trek 8 novelization: Catspaw
- TOS novel: Assignment: Eternity (referenced)
- TOS movie: The Undiscovered Country (map only)
- TNG episodes: "Conspiracy", "The Measure of a Man", "The Emissary", "The Mind's Eye", "The Game" (map only)
- DS9 episodes: "In the Hands of the Prophets", "Cardassians" (map only)
- STO website: The Fall of the Old Ones (referenced)