To be a Pakled is to live up to the ideal of sloth in "Work is Hard," by Greg Cox.


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AadnalurgByzeppozBeverly CrusherDataFrojuhpwaGeordi La ForgeJean-Luc PicardWilliam RikerSnirgliSnollicoobDeanna TroiWorfWruum
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Wesley CrusherJay GordonKahless the UnforgettableMornKeiko O'BrienMiles O'BrienMolly O'BrienQuarkRo Laren


Sector 004-B
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Deep Space 9FerenginarHonvali TriceQuark'sRisaSector 2001-GVulcan's Forge

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • Rorpot
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USS EphrataUSS Lorentz

Races and culturesEdit

BetazedHumanKlingonPakledWruum's species
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States and organizationsEdit

Federation StarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Other referencesEdit

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Related storiesEdit

  • "Work Is Hard" takes place after "Phantasms", with Geordi repairing the systems damaged by the interphasic parasites. However, O'Brien and his family are noted to still be aboard the Enterprise, placing it around the beginning of the sixth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.


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Thinking of You
Stories by:
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The Rings of Time
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Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Chapter 6, sections 8-10

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