In the TOS episode "Assignment: Earth", the Enterprise travels back in time to the 20th century. While there they intercept a transporter beam beyond even their technology, and the traveler, Gary 7, explains that he comes from a planet hidden even in the 23rd century.

Was there ever any more information given about Gary's homeworld in future Star Trek shows, or in extended material? Given their concern for humanity (and presumably other local cultures) I'm curious why they didn't reveal themselves to some extent and take more direct action in certain pivitol crisis (like the Dominion war).

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    There's a huge amount of additional info in the EU novels about Gary Seven. Too much to easily summarise; memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Gary_Seven
    – Valorum
    Nov 15 '14 at 19:48
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    Assignment: Earth was originally intended as the pilot to a proposed spin-off featuring Gary 7, basically a sci-fi version of Roger Moore's The Saint. When the episode did poorly, the idea was dropped. While a lot of information about Gary 7 has been released in the form of novels, as @Richard states, some of it is contradictory and none of it ever appeared onscreen, making it non-canon. Nov 16 '14 at 0:37
  • There are a couple of examples of fan fiction opening credits to what the show might have looked like. youtube.com/watch?v=s6lmBbV3VWo youtube.com/watch?v=gmynXHrR74w
    – user46467
    Jun 2 '15 at 15:45
  • While, as everyone knows that there very much info about Gary Seven, I remember that when he materializes in the Enterprise transporter room, he takes one look at Spock and says, "You're a Vulcainian". This makes the crew very suspicious because no human being in the 20th century should know that Vulcans exist, let alone know what they look like.
    – user71792
    Sep 20 '16 at 5:58
  • If you want to get pedantic, Gary Seven's homeworld is Earth. His ancestors were abducted from Earth about 4000BC and raised and trained on the world in discussion to serve as agents and supervisors for missions back on Earth. Jul 27 '18 at 13:01

Within the main canon of Star Trek films, TV series and the animated series there are no further mentions of the planet from which Gary Seven emanated (referred to on Memory Alpha as the Planet of the Assigners). The episode in which he appeared was intended to be a backdoor pilot for a spin-off show that ultimately never happened for a variety of reasons and further mentions seem to be have been intentionally avoided.

Note that he states that his "homeworld" is not a human world but is, in fact a cloaked alien world and that he was simply one of a potentially wide variety of species that had been abducted in their cultural infancy and used as forced breeding stock for future generations of covert agents :

SEVEN: Roberta, you've got to believe me. Look, a truly advanced planet wouldn't use force. They wouldn't come here in strange alien forms. The best of all possible methods would be to take human beings to their world, train them for generations until they're needed here.

As far as "Extended materials" are concerned, Gary Seven appears over a dozen licensed books and comics as well as numerous fanfic stories.

Although his homeworld remains shrouded in mystery in all of these properties, we can find a short excerpt in The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Vol 1 where Gary almost blabs the location of this cloaked planet:

“Where do you come from?” she cross-examined Seven. “Where?”

She held her breath as the crucial information dribbled out of Seven with excruciating slowness, one word at a time. “Cloaked planet, light-yearss away, located in Ssystem Zeta-Gamma-Five-Three-Ssev-“

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