FANDOM


(History and visitations: fix)
Line 63: Line 63:
 
At some point in 2373, [[Raimus]] was on Risa and talked a [[Starfleet]] officer who was in command of the [[Weather modification network|weather control system]] there to become an [[informant]] for the [[Orion Syndicate]]. ({{DS9|Honor Among Thieves}})
 
At some point in 2373, [[Raimus]] was on Risa and talked a [[Starfleet]] officer who was in command of the [[Weather modification network|weather control system]] there to become an [[informant]] for the [[Orion Syndicate]]. ({{DS9|Honor Among Thieves}})
   
In [[2374]], [[Odo]] asked Bashir if an upcoming [[Casperia Prime medical conference|medical conference]] he was to attend was on Risa. It was actually on another "sunny resort", [[Casperia Prime]]. ({{DS9|Inquisition}})
+
In [[2374]], [[Odo]] asked Bashir if an upcoming [[Casperia Prime medical conference|medical conference]] he was to attend was on Risa. It was actually on another "sunny resort," [[Casperia Prime]]. ({{DS9|Inquisition}})
   
 
When told by Jadzia she wanted a suffering-free [[honeymoon]], Worf was worried she wanted to visit Risa again. She had actually chosen Casperia Prime. ({{DS9|Change of Heart}})
 
When told by Jadzia she wanted a suffering-free [[honeymoon]], Worf was worried she wanted to visit Risa again. She had actually chosen Casperia Prime. ({{DS9|Change of Heart}})
Line 73: Line 73:
 
[[Grand Nagus]] [[Zek]] and [[Ishka]] [[retirement|retired]] to Risa in [[2375]]. ({{DS9|The Dogs of War}})
 
[[Grand Nagus]] [[Zek]] and [[Ishka]] [[retirement|retired]] to Risa in [[2375]]. ({{DS9|The Dogs of War}})
   
Following the [[Battle of Cardassia]] and the prospect of a larger battle with the [[Dominion]], [[Ezri Dax]] told Captain Sisko that "all things considered, I'd rather be on Risa". Sisko noted "that makes two of us". ({{DS9|What You Leave Behind}})
+
Following the [[Battle of Cardassia]] and the prospect of a larger battle with the [[Dominion]], [[Ezri Dax]] told Captain Sisko that "all things considered, I'd rather be on Risa." Sisko noted "that makes two of us." ({{DS9|What You Leave Behind}})
   
 
==Further information==
 
==Further information==

Revision as of 00:25, August 19, 2010

Risa, also known as the "pleasure planet", was an M-class planet located in a binary star system, with two moons. It was the homeworld of the Risians and a member of the United Federation of Planets. Risa was located about ninety light years from Earth.

Culture and climate

Originally a dismal, rain-soaked, and geologically unstable jungle planet plagued by violent earthquakes, the native Risans transformed their world with a technologically sophisticated weather control network that provided nearly constantly desirable weather, and seismic regulators to eliminate the geological instability for optimum tourist comfort. (TNG: "The Mind's Eye"; DS9: "Let He Who Is Without Sin...")

Known for its beautiful tropical resorts and abundance of pristine beaches, Risa was a popular tourist destination since at least the 22nd century. (ENT: "Two Days and Two Nights")

Popular attractions

  • Suraya Bay, where the Lohlunat, the Festival of the Moon, was held.
  • Galartha, a cliff face that changes pitch while you climb it.
  • One recommended restaurant was a little boat that sails into the bay every evening just after sunset. Patrons waded out to it, and they served seafood right off the deck.
  • Subterranean Gardens where all the plants were luminescent.
  • Steam-pool said to be very relaxing. (ENT: "Two Days and Two Nights")

There are many nightclubs, but the Vulcan database advises visitors be wary of the occasional crime. Commander Tucker and Lieutenant Reed, for example, were left tied up in their underwear by two alien thieves who were disguised as two "gorgeous" Risan females. (ENT: "Two Days and Two Nights")

According to the Vulcan database, Risa had over 200 registered Nuvian masseuses. (ENT: "Fallen Hero")

Risa is most noted for the frank and open sexuality of its native population. Identified by a decorative emblem on their foreheads between the eyes, Risians often initiate or respond to the desire for sexual relations through the use of a small statuette called a horga'hn, the Risian symbol of sexuality or fertility. Display of a horga'hn announces that the owner wishes to participate in jamaharon, a Risan sexual rite. (TNG: "Captain's Holiday")

History and visitations

Risa tourist resort

A tourist resort on Risa (2366)

In 2135, T'Pol tracked down the fugitive Vulcan operatives Menos and Jossen to Risa and pursued them into the planet's jungles. She killed Jossen but Menos escaped. (ENT: "The Seventh")

Risa has been a popular destination for Starfleet officers since the crew of Enterprise NX-01 visited Risa for two days, in early 2152, for some shore leave. (ENT: "Two Days and Two Nights")

USS Enterprise-D first officer William T. Riker was very fond of Risa, and recommended that his captain, Jean-Luc Picard, visit the planet for shore leave in 2366. During his vacation, Picard met Vash, a Human archaeologist who was searching for the Tox Uthat, a device from the future that had been hidden by its creator on the planet in the 22nd century. Picard and Vash were successful in finding the device, but Picard was forced to destroy it to prevent it from falling into the hands of criminals. (TNG: "Captain's Holiday"; DS9: "Q-Less")

Geordi La Forge was scheduled to attend an artificial intelligence seminar on Risa in late 2367. He was ordered by Captain Picard to arrive a few days early to have some fun and relax. However, several hours before his arrival he was kidnapped by Romulans and replaced by a double who attended the seminar in his place. (TNG: "The Mind's Eye")

Riker visited Risa in 2368, where he met Ktarian operative Etana Jol. (TNG: "The Game")

Risan sunset

The two suns of Risa

In 2368, Captain Picard suggested a hypothetical choice whether to holiday on Corsica or on Risa. (TNG: "A Matter of Time")

In 2369, Grand Nagus Zek had decided to go to Risa or Balosnee VI for his first vacation in eighty-five years. (DS9: "The Nagus")

In early 2371, a Boslic captain filed a flight plan from Deep Space 9 to Risa after selling some wreckage to Quark. (DS9: "The Abandoned")

Later the year, Thomas Riker (while posing as Will Riker) claimed that he was on his way from the Enterprise to a vacation on Risa. (DS9: "Defiant")

According to Starfleet Intelligence, it was believed that United Federation of Planets Ambassador Krajensky was kidnapped by the Dominion while visiting Risa in 2371, so that he could be replaced by a Changeling impersonator. (DS9: "The Adversary")

Hoping to stop her from further helping the Maquis, Benjamin Sisko told Kasidy Yates they should visit Risa. Yates turned him down, but told him she would meet him there if he wanted to travel there alone in a runabout. (DS9: "For the Cause")

Jadzia Dax, Worf, Julian Bashir, Leeta and Quark all visited Risa in 2373. During their visit, the New Essentialist Movement temporarily gained access to the planetary weather control system, with help from a disillusioned Worf. Later, control of the system was restored when Worf refused to continue the demonstration. (DS9: "Let He Who Is Without Sin...")

Instead of opening negotiations with the Verillians, Farrakk visited Risa. (DS9: "Business as Usual")

Risa cave

Caves on Risa

At some point in 2373, Raimus was on Risa and talked a Starfleet officer who was in command of the weather control system there to become an informant for the Orion Syndicate. (DS9: "Honor Among Thieves")

In 2374, Odo asked Bashir if an upcoming medical conference he was to attend was on Risa. It was actually on another "sunny resort," Casperia Prime. (DS9: "Inquisition")

When told by Jadzia she wanted a suffering-free honeymoon, Worf was worried she wanted to visit Risa again. She had actually chosen Casperia Prime. (DS9: "Change of Heart")

When Grand Nagus Zek disappeared in mid-2375, Quark believed he was probably on Risa. In fact, he had traveled to the mirror universe. Zek himself knew that Quark would say he was on Risa. (DS9: "The Emperor's New Cloak")

Doctor Bashir asked Sarina Douglas if she wanted to go to Risa. Their relationship ended before they could go. (DS9: "Chrysalis")

Grand Nagus Zek and Ishka retired to Risa in 2375. (DS9: "The Dogs of War")

Following the Battle of Cardassia and the prospect of a larger battle with the Dominion, Ezri Dax told Captain Sisko that "all things considered, I'd rather be on Risa." Sisko noted "that makes two of us." (DS9: "What You Leave Behind")

Further information

Spaceport authorities

Points of interest

Zoological

Risian birds, The seventh

Risian birds in 2135

Appendices

Background

The non-canon Star Trek: Star Charts put Risa around the binary star Epsilon Ceti located 88 light years from Sol in the constellation Cetus ("Whale").

Apocrypha

The non-canon Star Trek: Destiny novel mini-series depicted Risa as one of the many worlds decimated during a Borg invasion of the Alpha Quadrant in 2381.

Appearances

External link

Community content is available under CC-BY-NC unless otherwise noted.