Quasars. Wormholes. Cosmic string fragments. Vulcan mind melds. Bioneural gel packs. Dyson spheres.
If you have ever watched a Star Trek
television episode of movie, you've heard many words and phrases like these. Over its long history, the Star Trek
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, and Star Trek: Voyager,
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