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Orion script on auction signage (2154)

An Orion cabaret with signage in Orion on Qo'noS (2257)

Turbolift controls with Orion text and numbers (3189)

The Orion language was the language of the Orions.

Orion script was commonly found at Orion establishments such as the Orion embassy outpost on Qo'noS and the Orion Syndicate slave auctions on Verex III. (DIS: "Will You Take My Hand?", ENT: "Borderland")

While being held by Orion guards, wrapped in chains, in a prison cell, suspended from the ceiling, Harcourt Fenton Mudd sarcastically scoffed: "Is there a word in your language for 'overkill'?" (ST: "The Escape Artist")

In 3188, Orion and Andorian were the most prominent languages displayed at the Mercantile on Hima. (DIS: "That Hope Is You, Part 1")

When the Emerald Chain commandeered the USS Discovery in 3189, they replaced the operating system with an Orion one, causing all consoles and displays to provide information in Orion. (DIS: "There Is A Tide...", "That Hope Is You, Part 2")



Background information

The Orion script and characters were introduced in ENT: "Borderland", with additional "fonts" designed for the Orion embassy outpost in DIS: "Will You Take My Hand?" and "That Hope Is You, Part 1".

The Orion script used on Star Trek: Discovery correlates directly to Roman alphabet letters/numbers and can be "translated." [1]

A number of alien PADDs with Orion script used at the slave auction in "Borderland" were sold as part of the It's A Wrap! sale and auction. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]


The Star Trek: The Role Playing Game (FASA) produced a two-book set, The Orions: Book of Common Knowledge and Book of Deep Knowledge, that described Orion culture and language. Other novels have since described a number of Orion dialects, including backcountry (Crossroad), trader's tongue (Prime Directive), Yrevish (Red Sector) and Orion Prime (Star Trek.)

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