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According to the script for the Star Trek: The Next Generation second season episode "The Dauphin", after its mission to Daled IV was successfully completed, Aldebaran Zeta was the next destination for the USS Enterprise-D. This astronomical object was referred to in a scene that was cut from the final episode. Its name refers Aldebaran, a real star that was featured in Star Trek several times.

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