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Beta III

Notes

Universe : Prime Timeline
Name : Beta III1

The third planet of the C-111 system, Beta III was home to a pre-warp humanoid species. Approximately 6,000 years ago the planet was wracked by civil wars, so much so that a leader named Landru created a highly sophisticated computer system to solve the problem. The computer was capable of "absorbing" a person, radically altering their personality in order to make them dedicated to peaceful coexistence. Unfortunately this had the effect of stifling their natural emotions to such an extent that some form of outlet was needed; the computer solved this by allowing periodic release during "festivals", in which the population was encouraged to run riot. In 2167 the USS Enterprise visited the planet; Captain Kirk determined that the computer, which had also dubbed itself Landru, was stifling the society rather than continuing it. He destroyed the computer, leaving some sociologists to assist the population in forming a society of their own.1
Yellow text = Canon source Green text = Backstage source Cyan text = Novel White text = DITL speculation

References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 TOS 1 The Return of the Archons
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 5)
Episode : The Return of the Archons


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