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A sequence is a manner in which a group of objects, a specific task (or activity), or a combination of letters and terms is organized in an order. They were utilized for security-related matters like encryption, as well as computer systems control. Sequences are similar to codes and algorithms.

Examples of sequences

One simple example of a sequence in the 22nd century was the use of locking sequences on doors aboard Enterprise NX-01. (ENT: "Observer Effect")

The Xindi weapon had numerous sequences as part of its programming including an arming sequence, firing sequence, inversion sequence, and activation sequence. (ENT: "Countdown", "Zero Hour") Similarly, the Son'a collector had an activation sequence. (Star Trek: Insurrection)

Iconian technology used color-based key sequences for their control interfaces. On the Iconian homeworld in 2365, Data and Captain Jean-Luc Picard were able surmise the key sequence for launching the Iconian probes was blue-amber-amber-red and for overriding the launch bay doors was blue-blue-blue. (TNG: "Contagion")

The EMH program could be deactivated through its deactivation sequence. In 2371, Captain Kathryn Janeway gave The Doctor control over his deactivation sequence to help him transition to being a true member of the USS Voyager crew. (VOY: "Eye of the Needle")

In 2373, Elim Garak revealed that the encryption transmission code sequence of a Cardassian transmission from the Gamma Quadrant was designed by Enabran Tain and himself. (DS9: "In Purgatory's Shadow")

The impulse prestart sequence aboard Defiant-class starships involved heating up the magnetic plasma guides within the plasma conduits which created superheated plasma, as the temporarily small USS Rubicon was about to find out in 2374. (DS9: "One Little Ship")

Bio-neural gel packs were grouped in sequences. Sequence six-theta-nine was the location of a number of gelpacks that malfunctioned while Voyager was traveling through a Mutara class nebula later in the same year. (VOY: "One")

Other objects and activities that involved sequences included:

In an alternate timeline, a future Harry Kim was able to collapse a slipstream with a drive shutdown sequence. (VOY: "Timeless")


A sequence also refers to a movie or television scene, such as a deleted scene, opening and closing credits, dream sequences, and fight scenes.

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