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The Explored Galaxy

The location of Rigel on "The Explored Galaxy" star chart

Rigel III was the inhabited third planet of the Rigel system. (TNG: "All Good Things...")

In an alternate future, Geordi La Forge had retired from Starfleet to become a novelist and was married to Leah Brahms. They had three children, Alandra, Bret, and Sidney. The family lived on Rigel III. (TNG: "All Good Things...")


According to the pronunciation guide for TNG: "All Good Things...", Rigel was pronounced as "RYE-jell". [1]

It was stated in "All Good Things..." that in the alternate future Leah was the director of the Daystrom Institute, suggesting that an annex of the institute was located on Rigel III.

A bit of background chatter included in the script of Star Trek, to potentially be used at the discretion of the director, mentioned setting a course to Rigel III. [2]

Assuming it was in the same system as Rigel X, it was presumably located less then ninety lightyears from Earth. This is because Enterprise visited Rigel X before it visited Risa, which in "Two Days and Two Nights" was said to be ninety light years away and the furthest Humans had ever traveled from their home.

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