Starbase 6 was a Federation starbase administered by Starfleet from the 2260s to the 2360s. It was commanded by Commodore Enwright in 2268. (TOS-R: "The Ultimate Computer") The planet Gravesworld was located near the base. (TNG: "The Schizoid Man")


In 2268, the USS Intrepid worked in conjunction with Starbase 6 in conducting a mission to investigate the loss of contact with star system Gamma 7A in Sector 39J.

On stardate 4307.1, Starbase 6 lost contact with the Intrepid and a rescue priority was issued to the USS Enterprise, which was already en route to the starbase. Following their investigation, the Enterprise returned to the base for a scheduled layover and shore leave. (TOS: "The Immunity Syndrome")

Later that year, the Enterprise traveled to this base, where it rendezvoused with the USS Lexington, and was ordered to be refitted with the M-5 multitronic unit. All but twenty of the Enterprise's crew was offloaded to this base, where they were kept in a security holding area, while the ship proceeded to participate in a series of M-5 drills. (TOS-R: "The Ultimate Computer")

In the 2270s, Starbase 6's Class F shuttlecraft Conrad was departing from the San Francisco air tram station just as Admiral James T. Kirk's air tram was arriving. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture Director's Edition)

In 2365, the USS Enterprise-D traveled to Starbase 6 from Gravesworld, following the death of Dr. Ira Graves, to drop off Kareen Brianon so she could arrange transport back to Earth. (TNG: "The Schizoid Man")



Background information

In the original version of this episode, Commodore Enwright's starbase was simply a reuse of the Deep Space K-7 studio model from "The Trouble with Tribbles", and was never identified by name.

In the remastered 2008 version of this episode, the station was given a new design, and a formal designation printed on the base which read "Starbase 6." Information pertaining to the update was obtained from Michael Okuda.

For further information on the studio model, see Starbase 6 model.

In "The Ultimate Computer", Starbase 6 was a space station, but in "The Schizoid Man" it was located on a planet.

Based on the station's seemingly close proximity to Alpha Carinae II, it would seem that this starbase is in, or is relatively near the Beta Quadrant.

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