Background[edit | edit source]
Volcanoes form in tectonically active areas. Magma movement forces the crust to flex, sometimes producing tremors and earthquakes, and pressure forces magma up through the top of the volcano. Two eruption stages are called Vesuvian and sub-Plinean. A stratovolcano is one type of volcano. (TOS novel: Firestorm)
History[edit | edit source]
252 million BC, the Permian-Triassic Extinction Event on Earth occurred from prolonged eruptions by super-volcanoes that triggered planet-wide climate change. This sort of activity became a terraforming technique used by the SCE on lifeless worlds. (Star Trek Adventures RPG module: The Sciences Division)
1400 years ago, according to Klingon legend, Kahless the Unforgettable made the first bat'leth out of a lock of his own hair on the slopes of Kri'stak volcano on Qo'noS. (TNG episode: "Rightful Heir"; DS9 episode: "The Sword of Kahless"; TOS novel: Excelsior: Forged in Fire)
Native Doradin on Alpha Doradis II genetically engineered a virus to cause the extinction of colonial Xindi-Avians. The virus spread through volcanic vents and inadvertently harmed the planet's soil, killing both species. (Star Trek Adventures RPG module: Strange New Worlds: Mission Compendium Vol. 2)
In the mid 2260s, on Alpha 332, James T. Kirk and Spock warned two species warring on the side of a volcano that it would shortly erupt. The humanoid Parracas evacuated their nearby village, but the simian Turracas ignored them and were killed by exploding lava. (TOS comic: "The Gods Have Come!")
In 2266, Spock had an atomic missile carrying certain chemicals launched through a volcanic crater and into the core of Metamorpha in order to stabilize the planet. (TOS comic: "The Peril of Planet Quick Change")
In 2267, a lava river from an erupting volcano dragged along the Galileo shuttlecraft. A Tactisian duplicate of the shuttle landed at the top of the volcano within its crater. (TOS comic: "The Mimicking Menace")
In the 2260s, mining operations on Taragon threatened a gigantic native organism. It fought back by triggering mining disasters and an erupting volcano. (TOS comic: "What Is This Thing Called Spock?")
In 2269, during a Vedala mission to retrieve and return the "Soul of the Skorr" on an unidentified planet, Kirk and his expedition were threatened by an erupting volcano. They hastily repaired their Vedala cart to outrun the lava flow. (TAS episode: "The Jihad")
Alpha Centaurans alleviated tectonic stresses on Alpha Centauri IV by constructing artificial volcanic vents that redirected seismic stress. By the 24th century, the resulting giant artificial volcanoes had become a tourist attraction. (LUG RPG module: Planets of the UFP)
By 2365, an overabundance of dilithium deposits had destabilized Drema IV, triggering earthquakes and volcanoes. The young Dreman Sarjenka began transmitting distress signals which were picked up by Lieutenant commander Data. (TNG episode: "Pen Pals")
Lifeforms[edit | edit source]
Talarian hook spiders live in Monlynne's volcanic vents and are most active in volcanic temperatures. Vorian pterodactyls live on the volcanic island cliffs of Voria III. (Decipher RPG module: Creatures)
In 2273, a colony of sentient crystalline lifeforms was discovered within Rakatan Mons on Skaftar. They were made of coagulated silicates and communicated by producing vibrations in magma. (TOS novel: Firestorm)
Volcanoes[edit | edit source]
Sol system[edit | edit source]
Vulcan[edit | edit source]
Other volcanoes[edit | edit source]
- Biluddin (Alpha 332) • Firefalls of Gal'Gathong (Karethvek, Romulus) • Graveyard of Lost Ships (Sanctuary) • Kri'stak volcano (Kra'ta plains, Qo'noS) • Mandara (Tohvun III) • Mazama Mons (Skaftar) • Moore's Fire Falls (M-317) • Monlynne (Talaria IV) • Mount Kyroa (Nausicaa) • Proutu (Tkon) • Rakatan Mons (Skaftar) • Shiluzeya (Shilu island, Akkalla) • Valtarik volcano
Planets and moons with volcanoes[edit | edit source]
- Akkalla • Alpha 332 • Alpha Doradis II • Aluwna • Ahmista • Bajor • Belle Terre • Betazed • Ceti Alpha V • Dakala • Devron II • Drema IV • Drenar IV • Dyson homeworld • Earth • Elysium • Etolos • Farius Prime • Hanon IV • Helva • Heronius • Koorn • Ligos VII • Lorca • M-317 • Mad Planet • Mars • Myrmidon • Nausicaa • Nibiru • Ocampa V • Okeanos • Ostratus • Penthara IV • Phaedra • Qo'noS • Rator II • Rimillia • Rithra • Romulus • Remus • Sanctuary • Selva • Sigma 1212 • Skaftar • Tactis II • Talaria IV • Taragon • Terratin • Tezwa • Tkon • T'Khut • Tohvun III • Tycho IV • Vanìmel • Voria III • Vulcan
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Volcano article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.
- Volcano article at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Appendices[edit | edit source]
Images[edit | edit source]
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- TOS movie: Into Darkness
- TNG episode: "Pen Pals"
- TNG episode: "A Matter of Time"
- TNG episode: "All Good Things..."
- VOY episode: "Basics"
- ENT episode: "Horizon"
- TAS episode: "The Jihad"
- TOS novel: The Covenant of the Crown
- TOS novel: Triangle
- TOS novel: Deep Domain
- TOS novel: Sanctuary
- TOS novel: Firestorm
- TOS novel: To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh
- TOS - Vulcan's Soul novel: Exiles
- TOS comic: "The Mimicking Menace"
- TOS comic: "The Gods Have Come!"
- TOS comic: "What Is This Thing Called Spock?"
- TOS novel: Burning Dreams
- TNG novel: Kahless
- TNG novel: Q-Zone
- Star Trek Adventures RPG module: Strange New Worlds: Mission Compendium Vol. 2
References[edit | edit source]
- TNG episode: "Rascals"
- TNG episode: "Rightful Heir"
- ENT episode: "Dawn"
- ENT episode: "Rogue Planet"
- DS9 episode: "The Sword of Kahless"
- TOS novel: Spock's World
- TOS novel: The Disinherited
- TOS novel: From the Depths
- TOS novel: The Fearful Summons
- TOS novel: Twilight's End
- TOS - My Brother's Keeper novel: Constitution
- TOS - Crucible novel: The Star to Every Wandering
- TOS - Vulcan's Soul novel: Epiphany
- TOS novel: Excelsior: Forged in Fire
- TOS novel: Spectre
- TOS novel: Dark Victory
- TOS novel: Captain's Blood
- TOS comic: "Furlough to Fury"
- TNG novel: Masks
- TNG novel: Exiles
- TNG novel: Chains of Command
- TNG novel: War Drums
- TNG novel: Grounded
- TNG novel: Dyson Sphere
- TNG - Double Helix novel: Red Sector
- TNG novel: The Genesis Wave, Book Two
- TNG novel: Genesis Force
- TNG novel: The Battle of Betazed
- TNG - A Time to... novel: A Time to Die
- DS9 novel: A Stitch in Time
- DS9 - The Left Hand of Destiny novel: Book Two
- DS9 - The Brave and the Bold, Book One novella: The Second Artifact
- VOY novelization: Caretaker
- VOY novel: Ghost of a Chance
- VOY novel: Pathways
- ENT novelization: The Expanse
- ENT novel: The Good That Men Do
- ENT - The Romulan War novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing
- NF novel: Fire on High
- TLE novel: Serpents Among the Ruins
- TLE novel: Well of Souls
- VOY - Strange New Worlds II short story: "A Ribbon for Rosie"
- TOS - Strange New Worlds IV short story: "The Name of the Cat"
- TNG - Strange New Worlds IV short story: "Flight 19"
- New Worlds, New Civilizations short story: "A Warrior's Path"
- Last Unicorn RPG module: The Way of D'era: The Romulan Star Empire
- Last Unicorn RPG module: The Way of Kolinahr: The Vulcans
- Last Unicorn RPG module: Planets of the UFP
- Decipher RPG module: Creatures
- Star Trek Adventures RPG module: Beta Quadrant Sourcebook
- Star Trek Adventures RPG module: The Sciences Division
- ST reference: The Physics of Star Trek