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Planets List
Universe : Prime Timeline
Name : Risa1

A planet in a binary star system, famed as one of the great vacation spots of the galaxy.2 Risa is the site of the most elaborate climate control system in the Federation, as well as seismic regulators. Without this control a lot of the surface area would have been an unpleasant swampland ridden with earthquakes.1 Risa is approximately 90 light years from Earth, and was first visited by Humans in 2152 when the NX-01 crew took shore leave there. The planet was considered to be very cosmopolitan at the time, with visitors from many different species.3 Tourism was one of the major industries on Risa, with the Vulcan database listing more than two hundred registered Nuvian masseuses on the planet4 and attractions including subterranean gardens filled with luminescent plants, steam pools3, and a water recreation park.5

In 2135 T'Pol tracked a two Vulcan fugitives to Risa. She killed one, but the other escaped.6 In the 24th century, Commander Riker was very fond of the planet and managed to convince Captain Picard to holiday there.1 Riker met and had a brief romance with a Ktarian woman, Etana Jol, on the planet in 2368, though she subsequently proved to be a covert operative.7 Geordi La Forge was on his way to Risa in 2367 when he was abducted by Romulans.8 Starfleet intelligence believed that Federation Ambassador Krajensky was replaced by a Founder infiltrator whilst visiting Risa in 23719 Worf and Jadzia also vacationed on the planet in 2373, where they encountered the New Essentialist, a small political movement that saw Risa as an example of how decadent the Federation had begun. The New Essentialists briefly seized control of the weather and seismic control systems during the visit.2 In 2375 Grand Nagus Zek and Ishka retired on the planet.10

In 2381 Risa was one of the Alpha Quadrant planets targeted in the Borg attack. Large numbers of Risans and guests were evacuated before the Borg arrived but the surface of the planet itself was devastated in the attack, killing every living thing.11

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# Series Season Source Comment
1 TNG 3 Captain's Holiday
2 DS9 5 Let He Who Is Without Sin...
3 ENT 1 Two Days and Two Nights
4 ENT 1 Fallen Hero
5 VOY 6 Riddles
6 ENT 2 The Seventh
7 TNG 5 The Game
8 TNG 4 The Mind's Eye
9 DS9 3 The Adversary
10 DS9 7 The Dogs of War
11 Star Trek : Destiny, Book 3 - Lost Souls
Series : TNG Season 3 (Disc 4)
Episode : Captain's Holiday
Series : DS9 Season 5 (Disc 2)
Episode : Let He Who Is Without Sin...
Series : ENT Season 1 (Disc 6)
Episode : Two Days and Two Nights
Series : ENT Season 1 (Disc 5)
Episode : Fallen Hero
Series : VOY Season 6 (Disc 2)
Episode : Riddles
Series : ENT Season 2 (Disc 2)
Episode : The Seventh
Series : TNG Season 5 (Disc 2)
Episode : The Game
Series : TNG Season 4 (Disc 5)
Episode : The Mind's Eye
Series : DS9 Season 3 (Disc 7)
Episode : The Adversary
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 6)
Episode : The Dogs of War
Novel : Star Trek : Destiny, Book 3 - Lost Souls

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