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[[Image:Duck blind-mintaka.jpg|thumb|150px|Hidden/exposed "duck blind" on [[Mintaka III]].]]
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[[Image:Duck blind-mintaka.jpg|thumb|left|Hidden/exposed "duck blind" on Mintaka III]]
[[Image:Duck blind-baku.jpg|thumb|150px|Hidden/exposed "duck blind" on the [[Ba'ku (planet)|Ba'ku planet]].]]
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[[Image:Duck blind-baku.jpg|thumb|Hidden/exposed "duck blind" on the Ba'ku planet]]
"'''Duck blind'''" is a term that originates from a method used by [[Earth]] hunters to catch their prey, [[duck]]s, off guard. The saying has also been used in reference to the [[24th century]] method of observation using a [[holodeck|holographic]] masking of a [[cultural observation post]]s used for [[Federation]] cultural observers. In cases where the [[Prime Directive]] is still in force, observations of the planet's inhabitants must be kept hidden.
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"'''Duck blind'''" is a term that originates from a method used by [[Earth]] hunters to catch their prey, [[duck]]s, off guard. The saying has also been used in reference to the [[24th century]] method of observation using a [[hologram|holographic]] masking of a [[cultural observation post]]s used for [[United Federation of Planets|Federation]] cultural observers. In cases where the [[Prime Directive]] is still in force, observations of the planet's inhabitants must be kept hidden.
   
A duck blind was employed on [[Mintaka III]] in [[2366]] by a three-man [[anthropology]] team. The power needed to maintain the duck blind required a [[fusion reactor]] with an output of [[gigawatt|4.2 gigawatts]]. The duck blind failed when the reactor suffered a serious malfunction, and the [[observer team]] was discovered by the [[Mintakan]]s. ([[TNG]]: "[[Who Watches the Watchers?]]")
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A duck blind was employed on [[Mintaka III]] in [[2366]] by a three-man [[anthropology]] team. The power needed to maintain the duck blind required a [[fusion reactor]] with an output of [[watt|4.2 gigawatts]]. The duck blind failed when the reactor suffered a serious malfunction, and the [[observer team]] was discovered by the [[Mintakan]]s. ([[TNG]]: "[[Who Watches the Watchers?]]")
   
A similar [[technology]] was employed on the [[Ba'ku (planet)|Ba'ku settlement]] in the [[Briar Patch]] in [[2375]]. This blind was powered by three [[Holographic projector|holographic emitter]]s, and also provided the masking fields for the team's [[isolation suit]]s. The duck blind was disabled by a malfunctioning [[Lieutenant Commander]] [[Data]] after he discovered the true nature of the mission - to displace the [[Ba'ku]] from their homes, and harvest the [[metaphasic radiation]] in the planet's rings. (''[[Star Trek: Insurrection]]'')
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A similar [[Tools and technology|technology]] was employed on the [[Ba'ku (planet)|Ba'ku settlement]] in the [[Briar Patch]] in [[2375]]. This blind was powered by three [[Holographic projector|holographic emitter]]s, and also provided the masking fields for the team's [[isolation suit]]s. The duck blind was disabled by a malfunctioning [[Lieutenant Commander]] [[Data]] after he discovered the true nature of the mission - to displace the [[Ba'ku]] from their homes, and harvest the [[metaphasic radiation]] in the planet's rings. (''[[Star Trek: Insurrection]]'')
   
 
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Duck blind-mintaka

Hidden/exposed "duck blind" on Mintaka III

File:Duck blind-baku.jpg

"Duck blind" is a term that originates from a method used by Earth hunters to catch their prey, ducks, off guard. The saying has also been used in reference to the 24th century method of observation using a holographic masking of a cultural observation posts used for Federation cultural observers. In cases where the Prime Directive is still in force, observations of the planet's inhabitants must be kept hidden.

A duck blind was employed on Mintaka III in 2366 by a three-man anthropology team. The power needed to maintain the duck blind required a fusion reactor with an output of 4.2 gigawatts. The duck blind failed when the reactor suffered a serious malfunction, and the observer team was discovered by the Mintakans. (TNG: "Who Watches the Watchers?")

A similar technology was employed on the Ba'ku settlement in the Briar Patch in 2375. This blind was powered by three holographic emitters, and also provided the masking fields for the team's isolation suits. The duck blind was disabled by a malfunctioning Lieutenant Commander Data after he discovered the true nature of the mission - to displace the Ba'ku from their homes, and harvest the metaphasic radiation in the planet's rings. (Star Trek: Insurrection)


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