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Student drawing, 2151

A drawing on paper

Paper, Angel I

Mistress Beata of Angel I signing death sentences on paper

Paper was a media material made from wood fibers bound as sheets. Paper was often used as something to write or draw on. Paper was a traditional format for books, such books being known as paper books.

Several drawings on paper from students of a fourth grade class on Earth were sent to the crew of Enterprise NX-01 in 2151. (ENT: "Breaking the Ice")

Paper was also used to make towels. (ENT: "Regeneration", "Impulse")

Phlox made a model of a Pyrithian moon hawk out of blue paper. (ENT: "A Night in Sickbay")

A Klingon proclamation on Organia was printed on paper. (TOS: "Errand of Mercy")

In 2267, Captain James T. Kirk was reading paper copies his sworn deposition on the events that led to the death of Benjamin Finney. (TOS: "Court Martial")

The Elected One, Beata of Angel I, signed several documents on paper. (TNG: "Angel One")

Paper was also used on planet Malcor III. Chancellor Avel Durken put a stamp on several Malcorian documents on paper. (TNG: "First Contact")

Paper could be used to wrap gifts. In 2365, Wesley Crusher told Data he was supposed to rip it off, but the android replied that by removing it carefully, it could be reused. When Crusher further protested, Data proceeded to tear the otherwise still intact wrapping paper in half. (TNG: "The Measure Of A Man")

Members of Makull's species still used paper, to print leaflets, for example. (VOY: "Time and Again")

Jake Sisko wrote Anslem on paper given to him by Onaya. (DS9: "The Muse")

In 2372, Harry Kim played Jazz Impromptu on his clarinet from a paper sheet music. (VOY: "The Thaw")

In 2374, Chakotay used paper to remember his time with Kellin on board USS Voyager before he forgot about her due to a virus that wiped out computers' and individuals' memories of anyone who was in contact with a Ramuran. (VOY: "Unforgettable")

A scene from the script of Star Trek: First Contact would have implied paper to have been rare after World War III, one 2063 photographer not having seen a clean piece in five years.

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