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[[Image:Brig toilet warning 024.JPG|thumb|right|Toilet warning "Do Not Use While In Spacedock"]] [[Image:Brig toilet wall 047.JPG|thumb|right|A button opens the concealed toilet]] [[Image:Brig toilet 000.JPG|thumb|right|Brig toilet]] The '''waste extraction''' was a [[24th century]] term describing the toilet aboard [[starship]]s and [[starbase]]s. The [[waste extraction system]] was the system used to manage and process that and all other related wastes. [[Worley Elementary School]] in [[Kenmare]], [[County Kerry]], [[Ireland]] on [[Earth]], sent questions, letters, and drawings to [[Enterprise (NX-01)|''Enterprise'']]..One question was "''When you flush the toilet, where does it go''?" and one of the few that was answered personally. [[Captain]] Archer delegated to [[chief engineer]] [[Charles Tucker]]. [[Commander]] Tucker was not pleased with the captain's selection of questions for him and protested. He ultimately relented and explained to [[Molly McCook|Molly]] the ship's processes of recycling and [[bio-matter resequencer|biomatter resequencing]]. ([[ENT]]: "[[Breaking the Ice]]")
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[[Image:Brig toilet warning 024.JPG|thumb||Toilet warning "Do Not Use While In Spacedock"]]
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[[Image:Brig toilet wall 047.JPG|thumb||A button opens the concealed toilet]]
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[[Image:Brig toilet 000.JPG|thumb|Brig toilet]]
   
The brig aboard Starfleet ships included facilities such as a sink and toilet, which were enclosed behind the wall until needed. A sign above the toilet read "Do not use while in spacedock" ("[[Star Trek V: The Final Frontier]]")
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The '''waste extraction''' was a [[24th century]] term describing the toilet aboard [[starship]]s and [[starbase]]s. The [[waste extraction system]] was the system used to manage and process that and all other related wastes.
   
The [[Ferengi shuttle]], ''[[Quark's Treasure]]'' was equipped with a waste extraction unit. ([[DS9]]: "[[Little Green Men]]")
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In [[2151]] [[Worley Elementary School]] in [[Kenmare]], [[County Kerry]], [[Ireland]] on [[Earth]], sent questions, letters, and drawings to the starship [[Enterprise (NX-01)|''Enterprise'']]. One question asked was "''When you flush the toilet, where does it go''?" and one of the few that was answered personally — [[Captain]] Archer delegated it to [[chief engineer]] [[Charles Tucker]]. [[Commander]] Tucker was not pleased with the captain's selection of questions for him and protested, but ultimately relented and explained to [[Molly McCook|Molly]] the ship's processes of recycling and [[bio-matter resequencer|biomatter resequencing]]. ([[ENT]]: "[[Breaking the Ice]]")
   
On [[Ferenginar]], [[Quark]] and [[Rom]]'s Uncle [[Pax]] made a fortune in the waste extraction business. Coincidently he was also known as "Uncle Stinky". It was said that in the [[Nagal Residence]], the waste extraction fixtures were plated with [[latinum]]. Quark, believing that he was about to become the next [[Grand Nagus]], said that the first thing he was going to rip out the plated fixtures and replace them with solid latinum fixtures. ([[DS9]]: "[[Body Parts]]", "[[The Dogs of War]]")
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The [[brig]] aboard Starfleet ships included facilities such as a sink and toilet, which were enclosed behind the wall until needed. A sign above the toilet read "Do not use while in spacedock." ("''[[Star Trek V: The Final Frontier]]''")
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The [[Ferengi shuttle]], ''[[Quark's Treasure]]'' was equipped with a waste extraction unit. ([[DS9]]: "[[Little Green Men]]")
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On [[Ferenginar]], [[Quark]] and [[Rom]]'s Uncle [[Pax]] made a fortune in the waste extraction business; consequently he was also known as "Uncle Stinky". It was said that in the [[Nagal Residence]], the waste extraction fixtures were plated with [[latinum]]. Quark, believing that he was about to become the next [[Grand Nagus]], said that the first thing he was going to rip out the plated fixtures and replace them with solid latinum fixtures. ([[DS9]]: "[[Body Parts]]", "[[The Dogs of War]]")
   
 
Quark once quipped to [[Worf]] that [[Klingon]] culture had ceremonies for everything except waste extraction. ([[DS9]]: "[[Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places]]")
 
Quark once quipped to [[Worf]] that [[Klingon]] culture had ceremonies for everything except waste extraction. ([[DS9]]: "[[Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places]]")
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In [[2375]], the [[USS Voyager|USS ''Voyager'']] faced a situation where it was functioning on a mere four lavatories. ([[VOY]]: "[[Bride of Chaotica!]]")
 
In [[2375]], the [[USS Voyager|USS ''Voyager'']] faced a situation where it was functioning on a mere four lavatories. ([[VOY]]: "[[Bride of Chaotica!]]")
   
:''As for how it works, as [[Julian Bashir|Bashir]] said in "[[Fascination]]," best not to dwell on it too much.''
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: ''As for how it works, as [[Julian Bashir|Bashir]] said in "[[Fascination]]," best not to dwell on it too much.''
   
 
===Additional References===
 
===Additional References===

Revision as of 19:54, November 21, 2005

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The waste extraction was a 24th century term describing the toilet aboard starships and starbases. The waste extraction system was the system used to manage and process that and all other related wastes.

In 2151 Worley Elementary School in Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland on Earth, sent questions, letters, and drawings to the starship Enterprise. One question asked was "When you flush the toilet, where does it go?" and one of the few that was answered personally — Captain Archer delegated it to chief engineer Charles Tucker. Commander Tucker was not pleased with the captain's selection of questions for him and protested, but ultimately relented and explained to Molly the ship's processes of recycling and biomatter resequencing. (ENT: "Breaking the Ice")

The brig aboard Starfleet ships included facilities such as a sink and toilet, which were enclosed behind the wall until needed. A sign above the toilet read "Do not use while in spacedock." ("Star Trek V: The Final Frontier")

The Ferengi shuttle, Quark's Treasure was equipped with a waste extraction unit. (DS9: "Little Green Men")

On Ferenginar, Quark and Rom's Uncle Pax made a fortune in the waste extraction business; consequently he was also known as "Uncle Stinky". It was said that in the Nagal Residence, the waste extraction fixtures were plated with latinum. Quark, believing that he was about to become the next Grand Nagus, said that the first thing he was going to rip out the plated fixtures and replace them with solid latinum fixtures. (DS9: "Body Parts", "The Dogs of War")

Quark once quipped to Worf that Klingon culture had ceremonies for everything except waste extraction. (DS9: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places")

In 2375, the USS Voyager faced a situation where it was functioning on a mere four lavatories. (VOY: "Bride of Chaotica!")

As for how it works, as Bashir said in "Fascination," best not to dwell on it too much.

Additional References

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