History and specifics
The Wumpar considered the planet to be part of their territorial space.
In the 23rd century, no intelligent life lived on the surface, but a previous civilization left behind extensive ruins, including some highly-advanced, operational technology such as a long distance transporter that could beam through time.
In 2270, the USS Enterprise arrived in orbit of Veneu II. A landing party explored the ruins, but were forced to retreat when a Wumpar starship sent three fighters to strafe the surface. James T. Kirk was trapped in a collapsing structure and rescued by the transporter, which sent him to Gribbin II in a neighboring system two or three centuries in the past. A joint rescue party comprised of crew from the Enterprise and the Wumpar starship excavated the collapsed structure but were unable to locate Kirk or his communicator. (TOS comic: "The Alone")
Points of interest
- Veneu II structure