Traken

Facts

Name:

Traken

Type:

Planet

Location:

Mettula Orionsis

Natives:

Trakenites

First Seen In:

The Keeper of Traken

Appearances

Logopolis
Doctor Who and the Keeper of Traken
Logopolis
The Astronomer’s Apprentice
Primeval
The Toy

Biography

Traken was the homeworld of the Trakenites, a race of pacifists, and the capitol of the Traken Unedition. Its many plants required much care, a duty that was carried out by the Fosters.
The planet was in the system MettulaOrionsis and was watched over by the Keeper of Traken. It was said that there was so much good in the air that evil would just shrivel up and die.

According to Nyssa, Traken stopped being reliant on robotic help 12,000 years before her time.

At some point a Trakenite colony on Serenity was founded. (Cold Fusion)

The Fifth Doctor took Nyssa to Traken in the primeval age to cure her of an illness, as all diseases had been eradicated on the planet by her native time. (Primeval)

In 1981, whilst travelling to Earth from Logopolis in the Fourth Doctor’s TARDIS, Nyssa and Adric witnessed Traken and Mettula Orionsis being destroyed by a wave of entropy. (Logopolis)

Satona chlorensis was a flower which grew on Traken and Night Hawks were a type of animal which emigrated to the southern islands at a particular time of year. (The Toy)

The crested avar was a native bird. (Primeval)

REFERENCES

Nyssa told the Fifth Doctor that the forests on Vortis reminded her of those on Traken. (Return to the Web Planet)

There were no zoos on Traken. (Smoke and Mirrors)

The Doctor’s companion, Nyssa, was a native of Traken. (The Keeper of Traken)

The Second Doctor visited Traken with Jamie McCrimmon and Victoria Waterfield. (The Astronomer’s Apprentice)

The Fifth Doctor took Nyssa to Traken in the primeval age to cure her of an illness. (Primeval)

In 1981, whilst travelling to Earth from Logopolis in the Fourth DoctorTARDIS, Adric and Nyssa witnessed Traken and MettulaOrionsis being destroyed by a wave of entropy. (Logopolis)

Nyssa told the Fifth Doctor that the forests on Vortis reminded her of those on Traken. (Return to the Web Planet)

There were no zoos on Traken. (Smoke and Mirrors)

Television existed on Traken but it never became a popular form of entertainment. (Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life)

Emails were banned on Traken as they were too distracting. (Ghost Walk)

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