During the conflict with the Tzenkethi Coalition, Section 31 gave the location of the USS Leonov to the Tzenkethi when they discovered that the Leonov was about to receive orders to attack a civilian target based on bad intelligence. (DS9: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges"), Bashir and O'Brien utilize a multitronic engrammatic interpreter to enter Sloan's mind, Later that year, while researching the morphogenic virus that was ravaging the Great Link and Odo, Bashir discovered that Section 31 had actually engineered the disease and deliberately infected Odo during a visit to Starfleet Medical three years previously, in a preemptive attempt to neutralize the threat posed by the Founders and the Dominion. Recruitment of new agents had to be done in secret. Harris' organization had entered into a secret agreement with Klingon Fleet Admiral Krell, in which Harris facilitated Phlox's forcible transportation to a Klingon colony to help in finding a cure for the Klingon augment virus in exchange for a mutually beneficial alliance. We came into that late in the game, and I mean, if we had had an eighth season. Ah, but section 31, and Georgiou in particular would not have those same qualms as starfleet in further genetic manipulation. It is implied in Elusive Salvation that the name of Section 31 may stem from section 31 of floor B(asement) 14 in the Pentagon, which in 1996 housed a secretive unit of the US military dedicated to tracking alien threats. And then, the single best part of this whole episode: It's subtly suggested that TylerVoq is joining the clandestine Starfleet division. Wonder when the new Section 31 Ship will be Coming to STO. In the original version of "Extreme Measures", however, it was established that Section 31 had recruited Doctor Mora Pol to create the virus, intending to inflict the Founders but not Odo. In the novel Available Light, the revelations result in the Federation Security Agency carrying out coordinated arrests against Section 31 operatives and assets across the Galaxy, including Admirals Edward Jellico, Alynna Nechayev, Nakamura, and William Ross; the latter of whom would later be murdered in Federation custody, for their role in the forced removal and subsequent assassination of President Min Zife. In that story, the organization was now covertly led by Julian Bashir and planned to secretly cause the destruction of Bajoran religion, in order to convince Bajor to finally join the Federation. However, Burnham and Spock managed to kill the remaining crewmember, who had been infected with nanotechnology, and retake the vessel. A year later, Kirk spoke out against Section 31's agenda at a memorial service for those killed by their attempts to harness Khan's mind. famous "You can't handle the truth!" These ships shared a similar design profile to that of later Miranda-class starships. These Kit Modules are universal, and can be used by any class. "We wanted to bring them back." Despite the risk that a cure for the disease might reach the Changelings and thus not only strengthen them but also continue the genocidal war they had initiated, Bashir decided to still pursue the matter and find a cure to help Odo. (ENT: "Divergence"), In 2155, Harris agreed to provide intelligence on the Earth-based Human terrorist group Terra Prime to the Enterprise crew when it was discovered that Terra Prime was attempting to disrupt the creation of the Coalition of Planets and to drive all non-Humans out of the Sol system. The Rise of Discovery brings the technology and ships of the dark side of Starfleet to you, Captains, with the Section 31 Lock Box! (Cinefantastique, Vol. In the alternate reality, Section 31 was headed by Admiral Alexander Marcus, and had a base located beneath the Kelvin Memorial Archive in London. (DS9: "The Dogs of War", "What You Leave Behind"), By 2380, the existence of Section 31 was no longer a closely held secret. (DIS: "If Memory Serves", "Project Daedalus"), In order to ensure stability within the Klingon Empire, Georgiou was sent, on Qo'noS, to protect High Chancellor L'Rell; Georgiou helped her kill Kol-Sha and also fake the deaths of Ash Tyler and their unnamed baby son. Well, that's black leather." All admirals uploaded reports to Control, an artificial intelligence threat assessment system. Section 31 regarded Cretak as a potential threat to the Federation in the post-war Alpha Quadrant, as her primary loyalties were to the Star Empire's interests, while Koval could be counted on to influence Romulus in the Federation's favor. sci fi reviews channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrLsxBysUHnpSKRpXMbMVzgAll parody Edits : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnnRzi7q1YTRFYvzSnjEzhQ Khan reported Marcus himself told him of it. Under the command of the rogue Section 31 AI Control, they were among the ships that intercepted the USS Discovery and the USS Enterprise near Xahea. (DIS: "Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2"), Section 31 operative Luther Sloan, posing as Deputy Director of Internal Affairs. 32, Nos. D… After the events of the Section 31 novel Cloak, Captain Kirk briefed Starfleet Captains Phil Waterson and Nick Silver and Commodores Aaron Stone and José Mendez on his discoveries and suspicions about Section 31. Alpha QuadrantBeta Quadrant The Section 31 Command Heavy Battlecruiser has a special type of cloakthat allows the ship to "power down" and essentially run dark while not in combat, granting stealth and a damage bonus upon powering up known as Dark Mode. (DS9: "Inquisition"; ENT: "Divergence"), Section 31 was also somewhat comparable to the Romulan Tal Shiar or Cardassian Obsidian Order except, unlike the latter two, it operated on its own, without Starfleet's knowledge or consent. Introducing to the Star Trek Discovery Official Starship Collection the largest of these - the Section 31 Nimrod-Class starship! The novel established that Tucker was the one who coined the name "Section 31" and that the organization was already aware of the existence of the mirror universe. Captain Archer was very hurt by this revelation at first. ", Leland described his goal as galactic peace, all the while complaining that most people lived in denial of how dangerous the universe was. This formidable Section 31 warship is the largest of its kind, with a swarm of battle drones that detach from the main hull. 2:45. (DS9: "Inquisition"). James T. Kirk prevented this when he opted to arrest Khan instead of executing him – learning the truth – and returned to Earth to expose the admiral's cooperation with a war criminal. One method that Section 31 used to accomplish this involved kidnapping potential agents and testing their loyalty. (AOL chat, 1998), Costume Designer Bob Blackman noted that the uniforms worn by Section 31 agents were chosen for their fascist overtones. It gave everything a real flair." However, in late 2154, when Reed was investigating the kidnapping of Doctor Phlox, he was contacted by Harris again. And those kinds of covert operations usually are wrong!" This thread is archived. However, for the sake of propriety, they tended to keep as much distance from the organization as possible. Section 31 All Wore Same Uniform for 200 Years . 1. In this, it mirrored a famous "You can't handle the truth!" In A Time to Kill and A Time to Heal by David Mack, it is revealed that Section 31 has a hand in a coup d'etat organized against the Federation President, Min Zife, whom they assassinate. "We design a lot of Gestapo / S.S. / Naziesque outfits for our villains. (ENT: "Divergence"; DS9: "Inquisition", "Extreme Measures"), Section 31 was created by Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Executive Producer Ira Steven Behr and resulted from his desire to look into the darker aspects of the utopia created by Gene Roddenberry. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. They were known to use a black version of the Starfleet insignia which functioned as combadges. Gather Intelligence While the target is Vulnerable, one of three Expose Vulnerability abilities can be used. He believed that peace required vigilance and a moral cost. The facility also hosted the data center housing Control. download 155 Files download 43 Original. Subjecting Bashir to an elaborate deception designed to test his loyalty to the Federation, Section 31 operative Luther Sloan presented himself to Bashir as the Deputy Director of Starfleet Internal Affairs, and placed Bashir in a scenario wherein it appeared that he had defected to the Dominion. This gave Koval sufficient evidence to have Cretak arrested and charged with treason, which assured his own seat on the powerful Continuing Committee. 4/5, p. 73) The first draft script of "When It Rains..." suggested that, in addition to Sloan, one of multiple doctors who had conducted a series of scans on Odo at Starfleet Medical (in the timeframe of "Homefront" and "Paradise Lost") had been working for Section 31 and had infected Odo with the virus in order to pass it onto the Founders, though the script didn't disclose which medic it had been. Odo once compared Section 31 to the Cardassian Union's Obsidian Order or the Romulan Star Empire's Tal Shiar; however unlike those groups, Section 31 did not instill political dissension or manipulation within the Federation nor did they serve as enforcers in virtute of government policy. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, p. 692) Echevarria and Ronald D. Moore believed, while writing "The Dogs of War", that news of Section 31's involvement in the virus had to be learned by Odo in that episode. By the time Reed was posted to Enterprise NX-01, he was no longer actively involved in covert operations. Star Trek: Section 31 is a series of thematically linked novels that explore the operations of the clandestine organization known as Section 31.The series was published by Pocket Books from 2001 to 2017, and initially spanned four Star Trek television series: The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager.. Also according to the novel, the existence and activities of Section 31 were exposed to the general public by the early 25th century and its agents were eventually brought to justice for their crimes. Founded: (citation needed • edit), By the 24th century and presumably well before then, Section 31 had no known physical headquarters or base of operations. Harris ordered Reed to slow down Enterprise's investigation until Phlox could develop a cure. United EarthUnited Federation of PlanetsStarfleet Bashir, appalled at the thought of an organization that was not accountable to anyone and regularly violated the very principles and core values upon which the Federation had been founded, declined Sloan's offer, although Section 31 continued to regard him as a potential asset. However, a few of their agents believed that Marcus' actions had set the organization's work back for years to come. All of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine DVDs feature several "Easter eggs" known as "Section 31 hidden files". Not yet it doesn't… It's a little early to declare the death of the UFP, folks." The Leonov was destroyed, and over half of her crew lost. Archived. (DS9: "When It Rains...") By the time of the Dominion War, at least some of Starfleet Command's top officers knew for certain of Section 31's existence, and on occasion even worked with them to serve the interests of the Federation. 30, No. In a "bonus scene" deleted from "Will You Take My Hand? (ENT: "Divergence") At some point before 2151, a young Ensign Malcolm Reed was recruited by Section 31 through former Starfleet Security officer Harris. Section 31 has also appeared in the Star Trek: A Time to... series. Dark Mode is visually unique, but functionally the same as a regular Cloak. Deriving its name from Article 14, Section 31 of the Starfleet Charter, which permits extreme measures to be taken in times of extraordinary threats, Section 31 has operated, mostly in secret, since the very beginnings of the organization. Special #1 – Klingon Sarcophagus Ship, $74.95/£49.99/€64.99. In the MMO game Star Trek Online, Section 31 continues to exist well into 2410, and despite some transparency among the upper echelons of Starfleet, much of Section 31's operations remain unknown to the majority of the general public. The computer of each ship was tied into the other two in the group via a scrambled subspace link so that each of the vessels, while separate could formulate an attack or defence together, this required the largest subspace antenna ever mounted on a Federation vessel. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, p. 613), The return of Section 31 had to wait until a time when Sloan actor William Sadler was available to appear on DS9. These ships were marked as classified in the Federation database. Bashir learned that Koval was an agent of Section 31 after discovering Starfleet Admiral William Ross' complicity in the scheme. Section 31 also had an operative aboard the Enterprise in Star Trek: Mission's End. Played by Star Trek: The Original Series alumnus Walter Koenig, one of its main recurrent operatives was Alfred Bester, a character comparable to that of the later-conceived Section 31 Luther Sloane operative, as portrayed by William Sadler. (Cinefantastique, Vol. In Star Trek: Starfleet Command III, in a mission in the Romulan campaign, the player is inspecting the damage to the Unity One starbase. Encounters with Section 31 have been documented in the novel series Star Trek: Section 31. (ENT: "Affliction"), T'Pol reconstructed Reed's communication logs and discovered that he had been in contact with Harris. When Bashir passed all of his tests, Sloan let him go despite Bashir's vocal objection to Section 31's existence, and Section 31 took no action to stop Bashir from telling his friends everything he had learned. Reed complied, but his tampering was discovered by Captain Jonathan Archer and Commander T'Pol, and Reed was thrown in Enterprise's brig. These powerful abilities find a critical weakness in the target… Starfleet Command promised to reform Section 31 to make it more transparent; they named Ash Tyler as its new commander, as both his unique dual existence as Tyler and Voq as well as his rational thinking made him ideal for the job. (DS9: "Inquisition") Under Section 31 credo, to save lives, the ends always justified the means, and its operatives were not afraid to bend the rules if the situation warranted it. speech given at a court-martial by Colonel Nathan R. Jessup (played by Jack Nicholson) in the 1992 film A Few Good Men. Espionage We created it." Section 31 Ships Sovereign, Intrepid and Nova Classes Equipped with Borg Phasers, Transphasic and Quantum Torpedoes, Dual Hull Ablative Armour and Regenerative Shielding This ship will NOT overwrite stock model before adding this ship you should make a back up copy of the wbtorp.dds file located in Legacy/Textures/DDS folder. For the details on these two ships, available as prizes within the Section 31 Lock Box, read on! (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 1, Issue 17, p. 20), Ira Behr commented, "Well, without a doubt, the thing I wish we could have used more of was Section 31. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. In the course of his efforts to expose Section 31, Bashir discovered that he had actually been manipulated by Sloan into convincing Romulan Senator Kimara Cretak to access Koval's personal database, on suspicions that Section 31 planned to assassinate Koval. Affiliation: Mission: Section 31 was included in a hypothetical Season 8 premiere which the DS9 writing staff devised exclusively for the purposes of including the writing of it in the documentary What We Left Behind. Incidentally, Deep Space Nine was at the time embroiled in a fierce competition with franchise contender Babylon 5, a science fiction show created by J. Michael Straczynski, which featured striking similarities with Deep Space Nine, and which had led to contemporary to-and-fro accusations of plagiarism as both series were almost simultaneously launched. And when they're really the ultimate, like the Section 31 people, we immediately go that way to make them look like storm troopers, because that's imagery that works best, not only for the viewers but for the producers. Later, Archer had Reed put him in contact with Harris, and Harris told Archer that if Phlox was successful, the Klingon Empire would stabilize, an outcome that would be quite favorable for Starfleet. 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