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d'Abo, Olivia
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Lovely Olivia d’Abo had already spent four years as Karen, the eldest child and “hippie daughter” of the Arnold family featured in the beloved 1980s coming-of-age dramedy...

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D'Arsay transformation program
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The program contained within the D'Arsay archive which used the U.S.S. Enterprise-D's replicators to transform the ship into Masaka's city.

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D'k tahg
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A traditional Klingon dagger with extra blades that -- with the flip of a switch -- snap out at an angle below the main blade, to make the knife even more deadly. It has been in use for over a...

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Darren, James
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In addition to his memorable potrayal of holographic lounge singer Vic Fontaine, James Darren has had a long and distinguished career not only as a motion picture star ("Gidget") and recording...

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data modules
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A crystalline Skagaran information storage medium of 300 years earlier, found among the now-scattered and subjugated Skagarans of a failed colony in 2153.

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Dauda, Raven
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Toronto-based actress Raven Dauda played Dr. Pollard in “Vaulting Ambition,” a first-season episode of Star Trek: Discovery. On her Twitter page, Dauda describes herself as a...

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Dawson, Roxann
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For the first 46 episodes of Star Trek: Voyager, her billing read Roxann Biggs-Dawson. Starting with "The Chute", she dropped the hyphenated form of her name, eliminating the reference to her...

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de Boer, Nicole
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Toronto-born Nicole deBoer made her television acting debut at the age of 11 as the uncredited “little girl at hospital” in Freddie the Freeloader’s Christmas Dinner, an HBO...

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de Lancie, John
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John de Lancie, whose portrayal of the mercurial character Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation has made him internationally (if not intergalactically) famous, was not always an omnipotent being...

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deflectors
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Manipulatable energy forcefield or shield that can be generated around space vessels and other facilities for protection from natural hazards and enemy weaponry.   Transporters are...

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Dekker, Thomas
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Who knew when he played Janeway's holo-novel Gothic boy Henry Burleigh that Thomas Dekker would grow up to fight Terminators 14 years later for two seasons in Fox’s The Sarah Connor...

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Deline, Jason
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Canadian actor Jason Deline portrayed the Medical Officer in the Star Trek: Discovery episode "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad." A television and film veteran, he's appeared in DeGrassi: The...

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Delphic Expanse Spheres
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Structures built a millenia ago by the Guardians, a faction within the Temporal Cold War, to slowly convert normal space to the laws of physics more hospitable to their species as a prelude to...

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dermatiraelian plastiscine
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Drug used to sustain cosmetic surgery. Aamin Marritza took the drug for five years after having his face surgically altered to appear as Gul Darhe'el's.

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destruct sequence
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A computer program on Starfleet vessels, rigidly controlled by specific programming codes, that can initiate a ship's controlled self-destruction if the command officers deem such an act necessary...

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diboridium core
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Small power generators of Cardassian design. The Bajoran resistance constructed an aphasia device powered by a diboridium core that was accidentally triggered on Deep Space Nine in 2369.

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Dick, Andy
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Andy Dick has run the gamut of brilliant comedy and unfortunate legal troubles with addiction and relapse, but as a longtime Star Trek fan he was thrilled to appear on Voyager as the EMH Mark...

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differential magnetometer
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Mechanisms used to fine-tune interpretations of magentic scans. One device used by the U.S.S. Rio Grande in 2369 to search for the Yangtzee Kiang was mounted on probes to pick up magnetic...

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dilithium
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Crystalline substance used in warp propulsion systems to regulate the matter/antimatter reactions that provide the energy necessary for faster-than-light speed. Naturally occurring dilithium is...

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dilithium chamber hatch
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Exterior door of the matter/antimatter reaction chamber, part of the warp drive of a starship. The hatch gives crewmen access to the dilithium crystal articulation frame when the frame requires...

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dilithium crystal articulation frame
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Component of the warp drive system of a starship that holds the dilithium crystals suspended in the drive's matter/antimatter stream, where the crystals can regulate the matter/antimatter reaction.

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directional sonic generator
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A device which would be less intrusive than E-M pathways -- but would take years longer -- to drive out DS9's vole population by being tuned to a frequency hurtful to their ears and also, as it...

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Displacement-Activated Spore Hub Drive
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An experimental technology developed by Paul Stamets and Science Officer Straal during the mid-23rd century that allowed starships to travel instantly across a mycelium network. The technology was...

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Disruptor
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Used by Klingons in the mid 23rd century.

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Disruptor Rifle
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Used by Klingons in the mid 23rd century.

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Disruptors, Klingon
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The name for the Klingon Empire's ship-mounted weaponry as well as its troops' sidearms. Like all directed-energy weaponry, they are neutralized by tetryon particles. Science Officer Dax...

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DNA sequencer
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Lab equipment used by Janeway in her ill-fated hunt for a cure to the virus that stranded she and Chakotay on "New Earth."

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Doohan, James
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James Doohan was best known to Star Trek fans as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, the chief engineer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, in the original Star Trek series. Doohan was born on March 3,...

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Dorn, Michael
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One would think that the man who holds one of the most-unique distinctions in Star Trek history — he has appeared as the same character in more hours of Star Trek than any other actor...

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Drake, Larry
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He won fame and two Emmy Awards as developmentally disabled Bennie Stulwicz on LA Law and then turned to sinister roles for years, but Larry Drake’s Chellick in “Critical...

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drydock
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Orbital construction used for major maintenance and repair of starships and other space vessels. The original Enterprise NCC-1701 was refit in the San Francisco Yards dry-dock located in Earth...

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Dunst, Kirsten
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She’s now a film fatale best known for her star turn as the Mary Jane Watson love interest to Toby Maguire’s Spiderman in three blockbuster films from the franchise, but in 1994...

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duotronics
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Breakthrough computer system invented in 2243 by Dr. Richard Daystrom, used until its replacement by isolinear technology as the basis of computers for over 80 years on Federation starships --...

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dynoscanner
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A type of sensor that can establish the presence of low-level molecular activity.

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