Search
Cookie Usage Statistics Colour Key Sudden Death Monthly Poll Caption Comp eMail Author Shops
Ships Fleets Weaponry Species People Timelines Calculators Photo Galleries
Stations Design Lineage Size Charts Battles Science / Tech Temporal Styling Maps / Politics
Articles Reviews Lists Recreation Search Site Guide What's New Forum
Temporal incidents
Introduction A Matter of Time All Good Things All Our Yesterdays Assignment : Earth Captain's Holiday Carpenter Street Cause and Effect Children of Time E Squared Endgame Eye of the Needle First Contact Fury Future Tense Future's End Generations Little Green Men Parallax Past Tense Relativity Shockwave Storm Front The Edge of Forever The Visitor The Voyage Home Time And Again Time Squared Time's Orphan Timeless Times Arrow Tomorrow is Yesterday Trials and Tribble-ations Twilight Visionary We'll Always Have Paris Year of Hell Yesterday's Enterprise

Thalaron Generator

NotesImages
Universe Name : Prime Timeline
Weapon Name : Thalaron Generator1

A type of radiation which was the Federation considered to be theoretical until 2379, when it was detected aboard the Reman vessel Scimitar. Shinzon had managed to develop a method of producing and controlling thalaron for weapon purposes. The unique properties of thalaron make possible a "cascading biogenic pulse", an energy discharge which can expand almost without limit depending on the radiant intensity of the radiation. Any living being caught within the discharge undergoes a rapid and catastrophic change, becoming almost rock-like - a process which is of course instantly fatal. Non-living material is not affected.1

Shinzon developed at least two different versions of the device; one was a small and highly portable unit which could be easily carried by a single person. It produced a discharge capable of enveloping a large room. The Romulan Senator Tal'aura, an ally of Shinzon, smuggled one of these devices into the Romulan Senate chamber to assassinate the entire senate as part of Shinzon's coup.1

The second version was built into the Scimitar - indeed the ship was in large part a flying thalaron generator weapon intended to be capable of enveloping an entire planet. Shinzon likely intended to use the device against Earth, but was forced to try and capture Captain Picard first in order to gain the transplant material he needed to correct his own genetic defects. When the Scimitar was disabled during a battle with the Enterprise-E, Shinzon tried to use the thalaron weapon against the Starship. The device was destroyed before it could fire when Lieutenant Commander Data fired his phaser into the thalaron generator.1

Colour key

Canon source Backstage source Novel source DITL speculation

References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek : Nemesis
Film: Star Trek : Nemesis


© Graham & Ian Kennedy Page views : 21,093 Last updated : 1 Apr 2014