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Pike's "Hell".

Hell was the underworld in a number of human religions, a place where those who did not obey religious and moral codes were sent after death. Hell was believed to have been ruled by "the Devil", a fallen angel. (TAS episode: "The Magicks of Megas-Tu"; TNG episode: "Devil's Due")

Dante Alighieri's poem the Divine Comedy features a journey into hell. (DS9 short story: "Chiaroscuro")

One of the illusions that an uncooperative Captain Christopher Pike was subjected to was one of hell. Years later, the Talosians realized that they had made a horrible mistake, given that Pike's mother had died in a fire when he was a child. (TOS episode: "The Cage"; TOS novel: Burning Dreams)

John Milton's "Paradise Lost" moral served as case-in-point to Khan Noonien Singh's exhile. The unspoken phrase he shared with an understanding Kirk was: it is better to rule in Hell than serve forever in Heaven. (TOS episode: "Space Seed")

Commodore Matthew Decker, delerious from his post-trauma, swore the planet killer was spawned straight from this cursed place. (TOS episode: "The Doomsday Machine")

Captain Ronald Tracey convinced the Yangs of Omega IV that Mr. Spock was a demonic minion of eternal damnation. This was largely for his Vulcan anatomy, which was unfamiliar to them and the Kohms. (TOS episode: "The Omega Glory")

The English language has often used this word as a "colorful metaphor" – to intensify an adverb clause or serve as a descriptive (pronoun) object of preposition. Such as in James T. Kirk's imperative sentence, "Let's get the Hell out of here." And years later (or before, dealing with time travel), Spock's declarative sentence, "They like you very much, but they are not the Hell your humpback whales." (TOS episode: "The City on the Edge of Forever"; TNG novel: Imzadi; TOS movie: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

A common human curse involved telling another person to "go to hell." (TOS movie: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; ST novel: The Return) A variation of this was to tell a person to "go to the devil." Captain Kirk once told Kang this when Kang demanded Kirk's surrender. Kang responded that the Klingons did not have one, but understood the habits of the humans' devil. (TOS episode: "Day of the Dove") Yet another variation is telling a person to, "Go to blazes!" When a player had to fold his losing hand in a poker game with Frederick La Rouque. (TNG episode: "Time's Arrow")

In Klingon culture, the dishonored of their society were sent to Gre'thor following death. The Klingon religion did not possess a devil (although they knew of it) like the one found in human culture, but did have a guardian known as Fek'lhr. (TOS episode: "Day of the Dove"; TNG episode: "Devil's Due")

There was also a Cardassian belief in hell, an unnamed gul in a uridium mining operation stopped to curse, wondering "where in three hells" a temporal disruptor device-found in his mine-could have originated. (DS9 comic: "No Time Like the Present")

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