Search
Mobile Site Caption Comp Monthly Poll Sudden Death Colour Key Statistics Cookie Usage
Federation Ships Other Ships A-K Fleets Weaponry Species Standard People Timelines Calculators Photo Galleries Temporal
Space Stations Other Ships L-Z Design Lineage Size Charts Battles Alternate People Science / Tech Styling Maps / Politics Temporal Ships
Articles Reviews Lists Recreation Search Site Guide What's New eMail Author Links / Awards Shops Forum
Ships Size
Charts
Fedation
ships
Other
ships
Temporal
ships
Probles
and pods

All

Stations
Stations
and Ships
Federation
ships
Other
ships
Temporal
ships
Probes
and pods
All
ships
NotesImages

Sonic Shower

Name : Sonic Shower1

The sonic shower is a technology used by Federation citizens for personal grooming. The system uses sonic vibrations to dissolve dirt, removing it from the skin in the process. Many consider taking a sonic shower to be a relaxing experience2, and Dax thought it could make people feel better.3

Earth ships of the 2150s used water-based cleaning systems4, but sonic showers were in use aboard Federation Starships by the 2271.1 Federation sonic shower systems used an acoustic inverter; if this malfunctioned the effect on the user was considered to be unpleasant.5

Humans of the 2370s regarded sonic showers as almost a basic necessity, to the point where Quark considered that the removal of showers and other such comforts over a prolonged period would make most Humans become "as nasty and violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon".6
Yellow text = Canon source Green text = Backstage source Cyan text = Novel White text = DITL speculation

References
# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek : The Motion Picture
2 VOY 5 Juggernaut
3 DS9 1 If Wishes Were Horses
4 ENT 1 Unexpected
5 VOY 4 Day of Honor
6 DS9 7 The Siege of AR-558
Source: Star Trek : The Motion Picture
Series: VOY Season 5 (Disc 6)
Source: Juggernaut
Series: DS9 Season 1 (Disc 4)
Source: If Wishes Were Horses
Series: ENT Season 1 (Disc 2)
Source: Unexpected
Series: VOY Season 4 (Disc 1)
Source: Day of Honor
Series: DS9 Season 7 (Disc 2)
Source: The Siege of AR-558


Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 2,228 Last updated : 1 Jan 1970