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Benzar was the inhabited second planet in the Benzite system of the Alpha Quadrant. It had at least three moons, the third of which was B-9-3.

Benzar was the homeworld of the Benzite civilization, and a significant member of the United Federation of Planets. Benzar's atmosphere differed somewhat from class M norms, such as that, before the 2370s, Benzites who were off-world required a breathing apparatus. (TNG: "Coming of Age", "A Matter Of Honor"; DS9: "The Ship", LD: "wej Duj")

In 2256, during the Federation-Klingon War, the USS Discovery successfully broke a Klingon supply line at this planet. (DIS: "Choose Your Pain")

During the Dominion War, Benzar had fallen to Dominion and Cardassian forces by 2374. However, the planet was liberated by the Romulan Star Empire later the same year, after it joined the war on the side of the Allies. Constable Odo expressed concerns that the Romulans would not give up control of Benzar even after the war ended, as their usual policy was to keep claimed territories. (DS9: "The Reckoning")

The prop for the Treaty of Bajor specified that "all borders, sovereignty and ownership of affected territory would return to its pre-war status", which would presumably include Benzar.


Background information

In the early versions of the script of "The Reckoning", it wasn't Benzar but Bolarus, the Bolian homeworld, which was the planet conquered by the Dominion and liberated by the Romulans.

Based on the star charts seen as the Enterprise-E raced back to Federation space after their first encounter with the Scimitar, it's likely that, by this point, Benzar had once again passed into Federation control, although this has yet to be confirmed in canon.

According to Star Trek: Star Charts ("United Federation of Planets I"), Benzar was listed as a member planet of the Federation in 2378. According to The Worlds of the Federation, Benzar is the third planet in the Delta Pavonis system.

According to, before this planet had become a member, it was a non-aligned world that had, through treaties, established a relationship with the Federation. [1]


According to The Worlds of the Federation, Benzar was called "Pheradon".

According to Decipher's All Our Yesterdays sourcebook, Benzar was the fourth planet in the Securis system.

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