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'''Halloween''' was an [[Earth]] [[holidays and festivals|holiday]] celebrated on the evening of [[October|October {{nth|31|sup}}]]. It is a holiday that emphasizes [[witch]]es, [[ghost]]s, [[mumbo jumbo]], and other [[monster]]s that go bump in the night. It also allows celebrants to dress up in costumes to [[trick-or-treat]]. The concept of this holiday was familiar during the [[23rd century]], but seems to have fallen out of popularity by the [[24th century]].
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'''Halloween''' was an [[Earth]] [[holidays and festivals|holiday]] celebrated on the evening of [[October|October {{nth|31|sup}}]]. It was a holiday that celebrated [[witch]]es, [[ghost]]s, [[mumbo jumbo]], and other [[monster]]s that go bump in the night. It also allowed celebrants to dress up in costumes to [[trick-or-treat]].
   
In [[2267]], alien explorers [[Korob]] and {{dis|Sylvia|Pyris VII}}, attempting to understand [[Milky Way Galaxy|our galaxy]], constructed a [[castle]], garbed themselves as a wizard and sorceress, and used other imagery that suggested the holiday of Halloween to [[James T. Kirk|James Kirk]] and [[Leonard McCoy]]. [[Spock]] later theorized that the aliens attempted to [[telepathy|telepathically]] scan the [[landing party]], and "missed", somehow retrieving information from the subconscious fears of the explorers. ({{TOS|Catspaw}})
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In [[2267]], alien explorers [[Korob]] and {{dis|Sylvia|Pyris VII}}, attempting to understand [[Milky Way Galaxy|our galaxy]], constructed a [[castle]], garbed themselves as a wizard and sorceress, and used other imagery that suggested the holiday of Halloween to [[James T. Kirk]] and [[Leonard McCoy]]. [[Spock]] later theorized that the aliens attempted to [[telepathy|telepathically]] scan the [[landing party]], and "missed", somehow retrieving information from the subconscious fears of the explorers. ({{TOS|Catspaw}})
   
 
In [[2364]], when [[Jean-Luc Picard]] first entered his [[Dixon Hill]] [[holonovel]], based on [[Earth]] in [[1941]], he was still wearing his [[Starfleet uniform]]. As a quick cover for his unusual attire, he explained to [[Jessica Bradley]] that he had "lost a bet". She replied, "''Oh well. At least you're ready for Halloween''" – a term Picard was not familiar with. ({{TNG|The Big Goodbye}})
 
In [[2364]], when [[Jean-Luc Picard]] first entered his [[Dixon Hill]] [[holonovel]], based on [[Earth]] in [[1941]], he was still wearing his [[Starfleet uniform]]. As a quick cover for his unusual attire, he explained to [[Jessica Bradley]] that he had "lost a bet". She replied, "''Oh well. At least you're ready for Halloween''" – a term Picard was not familiar with. ({{TNG|The Big Goodbye}})

Revision as of 22:09, December 10, 2016

Halloween was an Earth holiday celebrated on the evening of October 31st. It was a holiday that celebrated witches, ghosts, mumbo jumbo, and other monsters that go bump in the night. It also allowed celebrants to dress up in costumes to trick-or-treat.

In 2267, alien explorers Korob and Sylvia, attempting to understand our galaxy, constructed a castle, garbed themselves as a wizard and sorceress, and used other imagery that suggested the holiday of Halloween to James T. Kirk and Leonard McCoy. Spock later theorized that the aliens attempted to telepathically scan the landing party, and "missed", somehow retrieving information from the subconscious fears of the explorers. (TOS: "Catspaw")

In 2364, when Jean-Luc Picard first entered his Dixon Hill holonovel, based on Earth in 1941, he was still wearing his Starfleet uniform. As a quick cover for his unusual attire, he explained to Jessica Bradley that he had "lost a bet". She replied, "Oh well. At least you're ready for Halloween" – a term Picard was not familiar with. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Catspaw", which originally aired on 27 October 1967, was written with the intention of being a "Halloween treat" for the viewers.

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