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Nanite trap

Three nanite traps

A trap was a physical device or a tactic used to catch someone or something.

In 2151, the Novan Akary became trapped under a large trunk on the ground of an underground well beneath the surface of Terra Nova. (ENT: "Terra Nova")

In 2263 of the alternate reality, the alien scavenger Jaylah had set up traps around the crashed USS Franklin, including a smoke cloud that would harden and created an impenetrable wall which could only be broken by a charge from her staff weapon. After landing on the planet, Captain James T. Kirk and Ensign Pavel Chekov were caught in this trap before Jaylah released them. During the attack on Krall's base, Jaylah equipped a PX70 motorcycle with this particular trap as well as her holographic technology for Kirk to use as a distraction. When the final group of Enterprise crewmembers were surrounded by Swarm drones firing on all sides, Kirk deployed the trap from the exhaust pipe of the motorcycle, shielding the crew long enough for them to be beamed to the Franklin. (Star Trek Beyond)

In 2270, while in the rec room, Hikaru Sulu, Leonard McCoy and Nyota Uhura fell into a covered pit trap set up by the USS Enterprise's computer. (TAS: "The Practical Joker")

In 2366, when a science project of Wesley Crusher's went wrong and some nanites escaped his laboratory, he put small traps all over the ship, including Ten Forward, in order to catch the tiny nanites. He was successful and caught at least one nanite. (TNG: "Evolution")

Kathryn Janeway suspected a trap when her "contact" wore shiny military boots and she considered him a member of the Mokra Order. (VOY: "Resistance")

In 2372, when stranded on a planned dubbed New Earth, Captain Kathryn Janeway used traps to catch the native insects. (VOY: "Resolutions")

In 2375, the Hazari apparently did not cover all possible flight paths the USS Voyager could take, but Captain Janeway was convinced those open routes were in fact traps. Later on, Kurros suspected Janeway had set up a trap when the Hazari were attacking the Voyager. (VOY: "Think Tank")

In the final draft script of TOS: "Miri" but not in the final version of that episode, Kirk and Spock speculated that a distress call which they, aboard the USS Enterprise, had detected coming from a planet which looked identical to Earth could be a lure to trap the starship's crew, such as by ambushing or otherwise tricking them.

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