In 2366, Starfleet Science Archaeology Division undertook an archaeological survey on Matanda, led by Commander Anne Lansing aboard the USS Worsaae, and discovered evidence the planet was once inhabited by an advanced race. One item the away team discovered contained molocine, demonstrating the extremely advanced nature of the prior inhabitants. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "The Burnt Child")
- The script does not make clear which race inhabited the planet or who first made the discovery Matanda was once inhabited.
- Matanda means "elder" in Filipino.