Player Race: No
Relation to UFP: Protected by the Prime Directive.
- This entry isn't really in the encyclopedia ... but is taken from the encyclopedia's entry for the planet.
Drema IV. Fourth planet in the Selcundi Drema system, home to a humanoid civilization. Drema IV possesses the largest deposits of dilithium ore ever recorded. This ore is laid down in unusually aligned lattices that converted the planet's geologic heat into mechanical stress, thus resulting in significant tectonic instabilities that nearly destroyed the planet. While possessing some advanced technology, this planet was still under Prime Directive protection in 2365, and thus the discovery that Enterprise-D officer Data had been in radio contact with an inhabitant of the planet presented a significant problem. While the Prime Directive prohibited contact with the inhabitants, humanitarian considerations demanded a means of assistance that avoided cultural contamination. Such a means was found, and the geological instabilities were neutralized by the use of resonator probes launched from orbit without the knowledge of the planet's inhabitants (Pen Pals -TNG).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition)