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September, 1966
Kelley, DeForest
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Like the character of Dr. Leonard McCoy he played, Jackson DeForest Kelley was born in Georgia—Atlanta, to be specific, the son of a Baptist minister. Following his discharge from the U.S....

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Kirk, James T.
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(Played by William Shatner) STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: Kirk, James T. Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Final Rank: Captain Full Name: James Tiberius Kirk Date of birth: March 22, 2233 Place of...

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McCoy, Leonard H.
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(Played by DeForest Kelley) STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: McCoy, Leonard H. Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Final Rank: Admiral, retired Full Name: Leonard H. McCoy, M.D. Year of birth: 2227...

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Nichols, Nichelle
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Prior to being cast as Lt. Uhura in Star Trek, Nichelle Nichols had guested on Gene Roddenberry's first series, The Lieutenant. Born in Robbins, Ill., near Chicago,...

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Nimoy, Leonard
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Born and raised in Boston, Leonard Nimoy started acting as a boy, but moved to Los Angeles at age 18 to give it a go on a professional level. He worked his way up from small roles in the likes of...

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Paskey, Eddie
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Eddie Paskey only has a few titles on his filmography. He appeared in one episode each of the television series Ben Casey, Gomer Pyle: USMC and The Dick Van Dyke Show, and three episodes of...

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Scott, Montgomery "Scotty"
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(Portrayed by James Doohan)STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: Scott, Montgomery "Scotty" Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Final Rank: Captain Serial Number: SE-197-54T Year of birth: 2222 Education:...

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Shatner, William
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It’s said that a role as highly visible as James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise can be the “kiss of death” to a professional acting career, but it doesn’t seem to have...

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Spock
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STARFLEET HISTORICAL DATABASE: Spock Full Biography Mode Rank: Captain, retired Serial number: S179-276SP Full Name: Spock (lineal Vulcan name unpronounceable) Year of birth: 2230 Place of...

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Sulu, Hikaru
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(Portrayed by George Takei) STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: Sulu, Hikaru Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Rank: Captain Date of birth: 2237 Place of birth: San Francisco, Earth Education: Starfleet...

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Takei, George
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George Hosato Takei was born in the Boyle Heights district of Los Angeles. He and his family lived there until World War II when, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, they were relocated to a...

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warp drive
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The main propulsion system for most starships that is capable of faster-than-light travel. The core of the warp drive uses  to control the annihilation of matter and antimatter. This...

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November, 1966
Howard, Clint
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He may be forever known as Ron Howard’s “little brother,” but Clint Howard is the only one in the family with three appearances on various Star Treks—including the...

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Whitney, Grace Lee
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Grace Lee Whitney was born Mary Ann Chase in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Whitney started her entertainment career as a "girl singer" on Detroit's WJR radio. She soon opened in nightclubs for the likes of...

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January, 1967
warp factor
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Warp factor is the unit used to measure faster-than-light travel, where 'c' is equal to the speed of light. Each increase of one warp is computed geometrically. Warp ten is theorized to be...

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September, 1967
Chekov, Pavel
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(Portrayed by Walter Koenig) STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: Chekov, Pavel Andreievich Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Final Rank: Commander Full Name: Pavel Andreievich Chekov Serial number:...

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Koenig, Walter
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Walter Koenig — actor, director, screenwriter, novelist, acting professor, and comic book creator — played Ensign Pavel Chekov in the orignal Star Trek begining with Season 2.Born in...

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December, 1967
Argelians
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Planet: Argelius II. Despite the hedonistic nature of the natives of Argelius II, their planet has long been known as a friendly shore-leave spot for Starfleet — even after the murderous...

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Tribble
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Origin: unspecified. A small animal characteristically soft, furry, and pleasing to most humanoids (with the exception of Klingons). Tribbles give off a soft purring sound that is...

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November, 1968
Kang
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Legendary Klingon commander whose exploits ensured him a place in the Hall of Heroes, as told in G'Trok's poem 'The Fall of Kang', an epic so important it is required reading at Starfleet Academy....

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January, 1969
Biggs, Casey
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Casey Biggs played Damar on Deep Space Nine. The character first appeared in one episode of Season 4 and became an important recurring character up to the final episode of the series in Season 7....

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December, 1969
Frakes, Jonathan
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Like many of his fellow Star Trek actors, Jonathan Frakes developed his acting chops on stage in New York City, where he appeared in Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape and Shenandoah. Soap opera parts...

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Moore, Ronald D.
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Ronald D. Moore served as co-executive producer of Paramount Network Television's Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Moore joined Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's production team as supervising producer in...

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Okuda, Denise
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  Denise Okuda served as video/computer playback supervisor and graphic artist for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise, as well as for several Star Trek movies made during...

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December, 1979
Air Tram
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This transport vehicle was commonly used in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 23rd century. Admiral Kirk once took an air tram to Starfleet Headquarters.

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Amar, I.K.S.
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On stardate 7412.6, this Klingon battle cruiser was destroyed during its investigation of the immense space-faring, machine lifeform, known as "V'Ger." This vessel is similar in configuration to...

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Branch, Commander
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Commander of the Epsilon IX monitoring station that was consumed by the V'Ger machine-cloud. Branch's final transmission revealed that V'Ger was interpreting normal scans as a hostile act.

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Captain, Klingon (Amar)
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(Played by Mark Lenard)The Klingon captain of the battlecruiser IKS Amar whose three-ship patrol is destroyed by V'ger along the onetime Federation Neutral Zone of the pre-alliance era...

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Cleary
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Technician serving in the Engineering section of the refitted U.S.S. Enterprise in 2271 when the ship intercepted V'Ger.

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Collins, Stephen
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In "Star Trek: The Motion Picture", Stephen Collins portrays Willard Decker, the intended captain of the refit U.S.S. Enterprise, who is temporarily replaced by Kirk in the rush to...

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Columbia, U.S.S.
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Starfleet scout ship, registry NCC-621.

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Constitution-Class Refit
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This refit of the old Constitution-class is best evidenced via the U.S.S. Enterprise, under the command of a then-Admiral Kirk, circa 2271. This class of starship featured an increase in crew...

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Decker, Willard
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The son of the late Commodore Matt Decker, Will Decker was hand-picked by Admiral James T. Kirk to command the U.S.S. Enterprise upon its refitting ca. 2270. But Kirk was on board when the...

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Deltans
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This usually bald species hails from Delta IV, and is known for being highly developed in the arena of sexuality. In fact, Deltans in Starfleet are required to to take an Oath of Celibacy, so that...

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DiFalco, Chief
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Starfleet officer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise under the command of Willard Decker and later James T. Kirk. She was serving as relief navigator when the Enterprise intercepted the V'Ger machine...

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Dochterman, Daren R.
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Conceptual designer and visual effects artist Daren R. Dochterman has been in the motion picture industry for nearly 20 years. Dochterman has worked as a production illustrator, concept artist,...

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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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Enterprise, S.S.
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Early spacecraft. A picture of this vessel could be seen on the refitted Enterprise.

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Enterprise, Space Shuttle
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Earth orbital test vehicle, designated OV-101. Built by NASA in 1976, this craft was involved in several missions pertaining to such things as zero-gravity experiments and satellite launches.

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Epsilon IX Relay Station
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Situated in the Alpha Quadrant, Epsilon IX was the site of the Federation's earliest contact with the probe, V'Ger. The relay station, and all of its personnel, were assimilated by the cloud-like,...

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Fein, David C.
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David C. Fein is the producer of Robert Wise's "Director's Edition" of "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," which premiered in 2001 to universal acclaim. Fein's interest in science fiction and...

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Foster, Alan Dean
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Alan Dean Foster wrote the story for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

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Goldsmith, Jerry
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Academy Award-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith was one of Hollywood's busiest and most honored musical talents. Goldsmith's compositions have virtually defined the musical personality of Star Trek...

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Ilia, Lt.
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(Played by Persis Khambatta)A female Deltan navigator who briefly served aboard the refit U.S.S. Enterprise in 2271 under James Kirk. She had once had a romantic relationship with Cmdr. Will...

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K't'inga-class battle cruiser
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This class of Klingon ship replaced the D7-class of battle cruiser around 2270. K't'inga-class battle cruisers are among the smaller Klingon ships.

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Khambatta, Persis
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Originally hailing from Mumbai, India, Persis Khambatta portrayed Lt. Ilia in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture."  Famously known for having been crowned Miss India in her native land in...

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Linguacode
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Communications code meant for use in first-contact situations. It is designed to be easily translated and understood by the recipient.

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Livingston, Harold
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Harold Livingston turned Alan Dean Foster's story into the screenplay for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.   He also wrote episodes of the "Mission: Impossible", "Mannix" and "Barbary Coast"...

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maneuvering thrusters
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Low-velocity propulsion system used by spacecraft. The thrusters are reaction-control jets in docking maneuvers and similar situations for precision positional and attitude control.

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Michael, Chuck
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Sound supervisor and re-recording mixer on the "Director's Edition" of "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," Chuck Michael has worked as an editor and/or supervisor on over 40 motion pictures. His...

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Nogura, Admiral
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In 2271 this Starfleet Admiral removed Captain Decker from command of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 in favor of James Kirk. Nogura gave Kirk his old ship to investigate V'Ger.

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Orbital Office Complex
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An orbital office complex houses several modules for various tasks and operations. Around 2270, one such complex provided offices for Admiral Kirk and his crew during the Enterprise refit.

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Probert, Commodore
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High ranking Starfleet officer who, in 2271, sent instructions for the U.S.S. Columbia to rendezvous with the U.S.S. Revere. This message was transmitted through the Epsilon IX monitoring station...

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rec deck
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Short for recreation deck, a facility located aft on deck 7 of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 after its refit. It offered an assortment of games to crewmen. Also among its features were a large...

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Revere, U.S.S.
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Commodore Probert ordered this scout vessel, registry NCC-595, to rendezvous with the U.S.S. Columbia in 2271. This was one of the last orders overheard at the Epsilon IX Monitoring Station...

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shuttle, Vulcan
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Spock used one of these small, warp-powered vessels in 2271 to get from Vulcan to the Enterprise. The craft was named for the great Vulcan philosopher Surak.

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Sonak
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Young Vulcan science officer who died in 2271 while beaming aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. Sonak had been hand-picked by James Kirk to serve on the V'Ger mission.

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture
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Director's Edition Release Date: 11.06.2001 In 2271 an unknown, cloud-like entity descends upon several Klingon vessels and destroys them. Having monitored the surprise attack, Federation space...

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Sternbach, Rick
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Rick Sternbach has been a space and science fiction artist since the early 1970s, often combining both interests in a project. His clients include NASA, Sky and Telescope, Data Products, Random...

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thruster suit
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Spacesuit that also includes a thruster back for maneuvering in space. Its primary use is for emergency evacuation of a vessel. In 2271, Commander Spock left the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 in a...

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travel pod
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Admiral Kirk and Scotty rode on of these small shuttles to the Enterprise in 2271, as the ship's transporter wasn't working yet. These pods are used for short-term travel, such as back and forth...

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V'Ger
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A sentient, massive entity which threatened Earth in 2271, en route to find its "Creator." In doing so, V'Ger destroyed anything it encountered by digitizing it for its memory chamber....

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Wise, Robert
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An Academy Award winner who entered directorial ranks after an apprenticeship as a film editor (editing the picture many regard as the greatest of all time, "Citizen Kane"), Robert Wise has gone...

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Work Bee
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A small, one-person extravehicular craft used for orbital construction and similar work. The Work Bee employed a modular design and could be equipped with robotic waldoes. It could also be used...

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November, 1986
Peters, Brock
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Brock Peters played two key roles in Star Trek: Admiral Cartwright in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country," and Joseph Sisko, Benjamin Sisko's New...

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September, 1987
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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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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Frakes, Jonathan
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For seven seasons, Jonathan Frakes played Will Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He is also an accomplished director, with credits on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space...

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Holodeck
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The generic name, especially in use aboard Federation starships, for the "smart" virtual reality system as evolved by the 2360s — a technology that combines transporter, replicator and...

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Hutzel, Gary
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Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Gary Hutzel originally began studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Hutzel decided to change his career to the motion picture industry and...

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Livingston, David
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David Livingston is the most prolific Star Trek director. He has directed two Next Generation episodes, 17 Deep Space Nine episodes, 28 Voyager episodes, and 14 Enterprise episodes. He has worked...

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Q
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(Played by John de Lancie) STARFLEET LIFEFORM FILE: "Q" Full Name: Q Date of birth: (ageless)Place of...

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Westmore, Michael
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Michael Westmore is the primary make-up supervisor and designer for all of the current Star Trek series as well as a number of feature films and television shows. A winner of several Academy and...

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Worf
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(Played by Michael Dorn) PERSONNEL FILE: Worf Last Starfleet Rank: Lieutenant Commander Current position: Federation Ambassador to Qo'noS; previously, strategic operations officer, Deep Space...

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Zimmerman, Herman
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Herman Zimmerman is well known as one of Hollywood's most talented and experienced Motion Picture Production Designers. Before becoming a film and television Art Director and Production Designer...

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October, 1987
Shimerman, Armin
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When Armin Shimerman was sixteen, his family moved from New Jersey to Los Angeles, where the teenager enrolled in a drama group.  The training suited him, and after his graduation from UCLA,...

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November, 1987
Meaney, Colm
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An acting enthusiast from the age of fourteen, Colm Meaney received his professional education at the Abbey Theatre School of Acting in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland.  After being cast in...

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January, 1988
Miller, Dick
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Dick Miller (born on Christmas Day 1928) is a Bronx, New York native best known for his many movie credits as part of the B-movie acting troupe utilized by cult director Roger Corman. He later...

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Tierney, Lawrence
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Gruff, gravel-voiced Lawrence Tierney (1919-2002) was a "tough guy" character actor from the heydey of film noir gangster movies who appreared twice in Star Trek. Predictably, he played...

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May, 1988
Alaimo, Marc
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The 6-foot tall, blue-eyed actor was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as Mike Alaimo and became hooked on acting in high school, where he also served as senior class president. After gaining...

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February, 1989
Collins, Christopher
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Christopher Collins played four characters over the Star Trek franchise, beginning with Klingon Captain Kargan in TNG’s “A Matter of Honor”. He was also a Pakled, Captain...

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Thompson, Brian
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Tough, tall Brian Thompson may best be known as the alien bounty hunter from The X-Files, during the years he appeared five times in Star Trek—first as displaced Klingon officer Klag in...

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September, 1989
Piller, Michael
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Michael Piller was co-creator/executive producer of Star Trek: Voyager; co-creator/creative consultant of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; and served as executive producer of Star Trek: The Next...

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February, 1990
Behr, Ira Steven
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Ira Steven Behr is executive producer of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Behr has been an integral creative force on the show since its inception in 1993. A graduate of Lehman College in New York...

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March, 1990
Echevarria, Rene
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After graduating with a degree in History from Duke University in 1984, Rene Echevarria moved to New York City to pursue a career in theater. He joined the Circle Repertory Lab Company in 1985,...

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April, 1990
Hetrick, Jennifer
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Popular model-actress Jennifer Hetrick played Vash, a rogue archeologist/treasure hunter who became Picard's unexpected love interest on his Risan vacation in "Captain's Holiday", and then again...

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October, 1990
Menosky, Joe
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Joe Menosky is a Star Trek veteran who has served in various capacities – writer, producer and/or story editor – on Discovery, Voyager, Deep Space Nine and The Next Generation. Before...

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November, 1990
O'Reilly, Robert
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Robert O'Reilly's appearances on the last season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine marked a decade of work on Star Trek. O'Reilly's introduction to Star Trek: The Next Generation was in the episode...

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Rozhenko, Alexander
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Born in 2366, Alexander is the son of Worf and the late Federation Ambassador K'Ehleyr. Although Alexander spent his infancy with his mother, following her death he returned to Earth to live with...

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December, 1990
Breen
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Planet: name unspecified. A humanoid species from a cold planet who operate in a politically non-aligned manner and are reputed to be aggressive, with outposts in Sector 97. It is presumed that...

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May, 1991
Fleck, John
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John Fleck played several guest roles on The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager before playing Silik, a major recurring character, on Enterprise. Silik was the Suliban responsible for...

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June, 1991
B'Etor
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(Portrayed by Gwynyth Walsh) Younger, seductive and more volatile sister of Lursa who, after brother Duras' death in 2367, headed their powerful family in pursuit of leading the Empire. Leaving...

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Lursa
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(Portrayed by Barbara March) Older, more plotting sister of B'Etor who, after brother Duras' death, together headed their powerful family in pursuit of leading the Empire. She is the mastermind...

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March, Barbara
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Strong female Klingon characters are about as ubiquitous as it gets in Star Trek, and Barbara March’s indelible performance as Lursa, paired with fellow Duras sister B’Etor, were...

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Walsh, Gwynyth
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As the younger and more dangerously seductive half of the Klingon Duras sisters, B’Etor as played by Gwynyth Walsh became one of modern Star Trek’s most iconic characters. She later...

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October, 1991
Dolak, Gul
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Commander of a Cardassian warship force, he led a 2368 effort to assassinate the Bajoran militant Orta through an assault on Orta's carrier-class spacecraft.

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November, 1991
tea, mint
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Aromatic tea, with strong qualities that can help stimulate the digestive system.   Picard offered Sarek's second wife Perrin a cup of light-amber mint tea during her visit aboard ship. She...

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December, 1991
Qo'noS
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Native name for the Klingon homeworld, a planet of the star Klingon and the site of the Imperial Empire's capital First City. It is sometimes standardized as "Kronos." It includes a lone huge...

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Smith, Kurtwood
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Ironic it is that Kurtwood Smith could amass a body of screen work and yet be best remembered as the dad of That ‘70s Show—but there he is as Annorax, the Krenim time-tripper of...

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April, 1992
Grodenchik, Max
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Max Grodénchik played Rom, the former barkeep/technician/waste extraction engineer on station Deep Space 9 who has moved up to the position of Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance. A highly...

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