I probably wasn't paying attention the first time this planet's name was mentioned, but after I was, I only caught the planet being referred to once as "Rakosa V", the rest of the time just "Rakosa". Granted, this is frequently done in Trek (and other sci-fi), but my initial thought was that the actor (I think it was Beltran who said it the one time I caught it) mistakenly amended a "Five" on the end of the planet's name since two planets, Rakosa and Aschelon V (which was much more frequently appended with a "V" in conversation) were bandied about in his line and the line may have been flubbed a bit; thereby making Dreadnought not the only one to mistake Rakosa for Aschelon V ;) . Is it in the script that the planet is "Rakosa V" and not just "Rakosa"? Was it called "Rakosa V" more than just once? --The Time Traveller 23:37, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

I'm not sure, but I'm curious as to why you would like to know. --31dot 23:40, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
"Rakosa" was mentioned twice, "Rakosa V" was mentioned once. --Alan del Beccio 00:00, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

I wanted to know because if it was mentioned just once (as Alan del Beccio says it is) then the planet's name may just be "Rakosa", and "Rakosa V" may just have been a flubbed line (since the other planet mentioned in the episode, "Aschelon V" always ended in a "V" the actor may have mistakenly put a "V" at the end of "Rakosa" as well.) If this is the case, the article title (and text) should match the planet's real name, "Rakosa". --The Time Traveller 23:09, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Actually, it makes sense for this planet to be Rakosa V. Being the fifth planet, just like its intended target, would be one of the reasons the missile got confused. In addition, if it happened to be the only inhabited planet in the system, I could see peope easily calling it just "Rakosa" for short in conversation, while it technically still being called Rakosa V. The fact is, though, for MA purposes it is called Rakosa V. While it is OK to chop off the number for conversation, we have no reason to believe it was a canon flub. --OuroborosCobra talk 23:16, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
Ah yes, forgot that Raoksa was the fifth planet, which would definitely explain Dreadnought's confusion (and mine as well). Good points, thank you. --The Time Traveller 23:13, 11 February 2008 (UTC)


According to and the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 236), Rakosa V was a M-class planet.
Since it was also an M-class planet according to the episode, this note doesn't add any valuable insight. -- Capricorn (talk) 18:16, May 14, 2016 (UTC)
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