Can You Name the Home Planets of These Star Trek Civilizations?



By: John Miller

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Since the 1960s, the “Star Trek” franchise has fed its fans’ imaginations with an unending number of fictional aliens, cultures and worlds. The engrossing level of detail means Trekkies can discuss (and argue about) countless interconnecting storylines and nitpick on even the most minute aspects of alien society. The same goes for the home worlds of the aliens that populate the scripts.

You already know many of those planets by heart. Vulcan. Risa. Tellar Prime. Turkana IV. All of them play major roles in “Star Trek” plots at one point or another. Do you know which species call which planet home?

We could start with, say, Sol III, which is also known as Terra. You might simply call it Earth. Earth is the home planet of a complicated species of creatures called Humans. It’s also politically important as the capital of the United Federation of Planets, which is located in Paris.

It’s pretty easy to match Humans to Earth. But what about the rest of the “Star Trek” universe? Do you have any idea where the Romulans came from? How about Tribbles? Everyone knows where the Klingons call home… you do, too, right?

Don’t use your Tricorder to cheat on this quiz, otherwise, we’ll transport you to the surface of Elba II. Settle into the captain’s chair and see if you can match these aliens to their “Star Trek” home planets!


From the icy moon of Andoria hail the Andorians, a humanoid species with warp capabilities. In 2161, Andoria became a founding member of the Federation.



Vulcans come from Vulcan, a planet in the Alpha Quadrant. The planet is located about 16 light years from Earth, or just far enough for Kirk to take a nap en route.



For decades, the planet of Bajor was dominated by the ruthless Cardassians. Then, finally, the Bajorans earned their independence and joined the Federation.



In Sector Z-6 is the Romulan planet of Romulus. The Romulans are a combative species, so maybe it's appropriate that their homeworld was annihilated by the Supernova of 2387.



The war-like Klingons twirl their bat'leths on Qo'noS, a class-M planet in the Qo'noS system. The planet also serves as the capital of the fearsome Klingon Empire.



Antede III is the home planet of the Antedeans. From Pacifica, you'll need about three full days at warp speed to reach Antede III.



In the Delta Quadrant, you'll find the Vidiians living on Vidiia Prime. But you don't really want to go there -- the Vidiians suffer from Phage, a flesh-rotting disease that makes them look like zombies.



In the far-off Delta Quadrant, you'll find the Talaxians and their home planet, Talax. In 2356, the Talaxians surrendered their planet to the Haakonians after a long and violent war.



The Xindi are an alliance of several species who lived together on Xindus, a planet in the Delphic Expanse. Xindus, however, was extremely unstable from a geological perspective, and during a war, combatants blew up the planet with explosives planted below the crust.



As a subspecies of Androians, the Aenar live on Andor, a planet in the Milky Way. Andor is featured heavily in numerous "Star Trek" episodes.



Often simply called "Cardassia," Cardassia Prime is home to -- you guessed it -- the Cardassians. The one-moon planet is located in the Alpha Quadrant.



The Tribbles quiver and pray that the Klingons never find their homeworld of Iota Geminorum IV. Whoops, never mind, they did -- in the 23rd century, the Klingons (noted haters of Tribbles and cuteness in general) blasted the planet to smithereens.



Ferenginar is the homeworld of the Ferengi. This Alpha Quadrant planet is noted for its ceaseless heavy rains that leave oceans of muck as far as the eye can see.



The Bandi don't have warp capabilities, but they are telepathic. They make their home on Deneb IV, a planet renowned for its vast geothermal energy sources.



Capella IV is the homeworld of the Capellans, a technologically-advanced species that still relies on tribal government and alliances. Leonard McCoy is extremely familiar with Capella IV, having traveled there to offer his medical expertise.



In the Beta Magellan system, you'll see the planet of Bynaus, home to the Bynar, a weird species that chop up parts of their babies' brains and replaces them with synaptic processors. So if you're pregnant, don't travel to Bynaus.



The Trill are a species that live on a planet of the same name. The vast planet has oceans that seem to be purple from the perspective of space.



The Selay live on, well, Selay, a planet in the Beta Renner system. The Selay look like big reptiles and they love to eat meat, so maybe make alternate vacation plans.



Breen is yet another planet in the Alpha Quadrant, and home to the species of the same name. There really isn't much concrete information about Breen, but it's most likely a frozen planet that's not suited for agriculture.



In the Rigel system, you'll find the planet named Rigel VII. It's home to the Kalar, who don't always take kindly to Starfleet visitors.



The Benzites live on Benzar, a Federation planet in Benzite system. Benzar is a class-M planet that's been conquered by both the Romulans and Cardassians in their long-running feud.



The Remans originated from Remus, a planet in Sector Z-6 in the Romulan system. Because the planet is tidally-locked, one side is always day and the other is always night -- the Remans live on the dark side.



Betazed is home to the Betazoids and a critical ally in the Federation. It's a green, fertile world that's mentioned many times in the "Star Trek" stories.



The cow-like Grazerites chew their cud on Grazer, a planet that's part of the Federation. The Grazerites grow long horns that make them look even more bovine than they already are.



On Arcturus, you'll find the Arcturians, a Shakespeare-loving species. But beware -- the Arcturians are a warlike race that loves building armies.



In the Tandar sector is the planet Tandar Prime, home to the Tandarans. Colonel Grat is probably the best-known Tandaran in "Star Trek."



The Bolians live on Bolarus IX, one of nine inhabited planets in its star system. Bolarus IX is featured in several episodes of "Deep Space 9."



The Allasomorphs are a shapeshifting species that live on Daled IV and its moons. The planet rotates very slowly, so one side is always basking in sunlight, and the other is always dark.



Aaamazzara is a non-Federation planet that's home to the Aaamazzarites. The Aaamazzarites were a species concocted for the first "Star Trek" film.



In the Denobula Triaxa system is Denobula, home to the Denobulans. If you don't like crowds, avoid this planet at all costs -- at one point, a single continent was home to more than 12 billion inhabitants.


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