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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 four 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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Pon Farr
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A Vulcan term for their mating cycle. Every seven years, the adult Vulcan undergoes an extreme and erratic physical and psychological imbalance, which can be fatal if the mating ritual is...

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November, 1967
Andorians
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Planet: Andoria. Humanoid Federation members are blue-skinned in appearance, with bilateral antennae that reflect their emotional state, and characteristically white hair. Andorians are...

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Orions
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Green-skinned humanoids, the most notable of whom are the so-called "green Orion animal women," females who seem to be mere slaves but actually wield a preternatural influence over humanoid males...

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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, Michael
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As the lead graphic designer for Star Trek, Michael Okuda has earned screen credit on more Star Trek productions than anyone except Gene Roddenberry. Michael was responsible for the control...

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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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Sirtis, Marina
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Born in London to Greek parents, Sirtis attended the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama. After graduating, she became a member of the Worthing Repertory Theater, where she made her debut as...

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December, 1979
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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June, 1982
Bennett, Harve
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Harve Bennett produced and co-wrote the story for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, which was a success financially, critically and with Trek fans and is widely credited with saving the franchise,...

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Butrick, Merritt
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Merritt Butrick, a native of Gainesville, Fla. who grew up in the San Fransisco area, portrayed Dr. David Marcus, son of James T. Kirk and Dr. Carol Marcus, in two movies: Star Trek II: The...

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Marcus, Dr. David
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(Played by Merritt Butrick) Along with his mother, Dr. Carol Marcus, a key scientist on Project Genesis in 2270-80s, and the only son of her and James T. Kirk. David introduced unstable...

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Saavik
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(Played by Kirstie Alleyand Robin Curtis)Female Vulcan and protégée of Spock, Saavik enrolled at Starfleet Academy in 2285. She took part in the Kobyashi Maru training simulation, a...

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June, 1984
Adventure, Mr.
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A Lieutenant in Starfleet, Mr. Adventure earned his namesake while posted with Uhura at a transporter station near spacedock. He was eager to see some excitement, get into the action, "even a...

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Anderson, Dame Judith
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Paramount grabbed quite a cultural coup when legendary actress Dame Judith Anderson appeared as Vulcan High Priestess T’Lar, the savior of Spock and restorer of his katra in Star Trek...

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bird-of-prey, Klingon
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See: Klingon bird-of-prey

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cloaking device, Klingon
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Similar to the Romulan cloaking device, the Klingons received this technology from the Romulans circa 2268, when the two civilizations shared a political alliance. The Klingons outfitted many...

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Curtis, Robin
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Robin Curtis took over the role of Saavik from Kirstie Alley, playing the Vulcan character in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Curtis is one of a rare group...

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Esteban, Captain J.T.
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As cpatain of the science-vessel U.S.S. Grissom, Esteban commanded the survey of the Genesis Planet. Among his crew were Lt. Saavik and David Marcus, Admiral Kirk's son. A conservative,...

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Excelsior, U.S.S.
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A starship originally designated NX-2000, for testing purposes and as the first of its class, "The Great Experiment" was the first starship equiped with transwarp drive. Captain Styles commanded...

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Excelsior-class starship
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Type of Federation starship. The first of these, launched in 2285, had an experimental transwarp drive, which presumably had to be removed. The Excelsior was referred to as "The Great Experiment."...

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Ferrer, Miguel José
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The late Miguel Ferrer, who was best known for his roles on NCIS: Los Angeles, Crossing Jordan, Twin Peaks, Mulan and RoboCop, made his mark on the Star Trek universe when he played the executive...

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flight recorder
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The recorder stores data and visual records from critical areas on a ship. It is intended for use by investigators to gather evidence in the event of an accident involving or aboard the ship. In...

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Grissom, U.S.S. (NCC-638)
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Captain J.T. Esteban commanded this Oberth-class research vessel, which was assigned to investigate the Genesis Planet in 2285. The investigation team also included Lieutenant Saavik and Dr. David...

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Klingon Bird-of-Prey
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The ubiquitous spread-wing craft capable of atmospheric, planetary or warp operations is utilized in two classes: the smaller B'rel and the larger K'Vort. Kruge's smaller ship had a crew of 12 in...

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Kruge, Commander
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Klingon bird-of-prey captain, in 2285, Kruge collected stolen data on the Project Genesis device. Kruge wanted Genesis for its weapons potential and his quest for Genesis lead to the destruction...

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Larrouquette, John
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  Actor-commediane John Larrouquette, a native of New Orleans, was but a year away from his breakout role as Assistant DA Dan Fielding in Harry Anderson's sitcom Night Court when...

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lexorin
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Drug administered to Dr. McCoy in 2285 to remedy the symptoms of mental disorientation he was experiencing while carrying the katra of Captain Spock within his own mind.

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Lloyd, Christopher
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At the time he played Kruge, the renegade Klignon commander of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Christopher Lloyd was just coming off his second Emmy win for comedy lead actor as Rev. Jim...

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Maltz
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Klingon officer serving under Kruge in 2285. Maltz was captured after Kirk took Kruge's bird-of-prey following the death of Kruge and the other Klingon crew members.

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Merchantman
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A small merchant cargo ship, chartered in 2285 by the Klingon operative, Valkris. Valkris used the ship to transport stolen data on the Federation project known as Genesis to the Klingon...

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Morrow, Admiral
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In 2285, Morrow served as Starfleet's Chief of Command. After James Kirk defeated Khan and returned the U.S.S. Enterprise to spacedock, Morrow wanted to decommission the vessel. Morrow also...

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Oberth-class starship
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This kind of Federation starship is often used for scientific missions. The U.S.S. Grissom was of the Oberth-class. While in orbit of the Genesis Planet, Grissom was destroyed by Commander...

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Okrand, Marc
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Marc Okrand devised the dialogue and coached the actors speaking the Klingon language heard in "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock," "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier," and "Star Trek VI: The...

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Skon
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Spock's grandfather. Skon was the son of Solkar, and father of Sarek.

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Solkar
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Vulcan male who was Spock's great-grandfather. Solkar parented Skon whose son was Sarek, Spock's father.

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Spacedock
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Spacedock is a massive, orbital facility, providing starships with many service facilities. Starships can dock for crew transfers and/or put in for repairs. In 2285, the U.S.S. Enterprise...

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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
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As the U.S.S. Enterprise returns to spacedock for repairs following the battle with Khan in 2285. Kirk continues to mourn Spock's death. McCoy suddenly enters the Vulcan's sealed quarters,...

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Styles, Captain
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Starfleet officer who, in 2285, commanded the U.S.S. Excelsior, NX-2000. The Excelsior was the first Federation starship fitted with a transwarp drive. The experiment, however, was unsuccessful....

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T'Lar
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(Played by Dame Judith Anderson)Highly-respected Vulcan priestess who agreed to attempt the rare and dangerous fal-tor-pan in 2285, high atop Mount Seleya. T'Lar relieved Leonard McCoy of Spock's...

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terminium
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Metal compound used in the construction of photon torpedo casings.

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Torg
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Klingon warrior in Commander Kruge's crew. In 2285, Torg killed Kirk's son David Marcus when the young man stepped forward to save Saavik. Torg died soon after while aboard the self-destructing...

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transwarp drive
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Experimental propulsion system that if successful would have enabled starships to reach higher speeds with greater efficiency. The system was tested aboard the U.S.S. Excelsior in the 2280s...

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Valkris
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A female Klingon, Valkris copied top-secret data on Project Genesis from the Federation and provided it to the Klingons. She used a frieghter to rendevouz with Klingon Commander Kruge. She read...

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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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November, 1988
Mees, Jim
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The diverse career of Set Decorator Jim Mees began in 1967 when, at the age of 12, he met legendary textile designer Vera. That meeting resulted in a job as the youngest artist on Vera's 40-member...

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December, 1988
Moore, Ronald B.
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Starting his career in the motion picture industry in 1978, Ron Moore has dedicated himself to creating visual effects. He has contributed to many features such as "Ghostbusters" and "2010," and...

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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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July, 1989
Council, The
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With Degra's help, Captain Archer prepares to meet with the Xindi Council. As they go over their plan, Degra offers a little background on the Sphere-Builders' involvement with the Xindi. After...

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Morshower, Glenn
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As a go-to portrayer of authority figures, Glenn Morshower’s career has come a long way since he played lowly Ensign Burke on TNG’s “Peak Performance”—his...

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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
Groener, Harry
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Harry Groener was already an established Broadway star by the time he first appeared on Star Trek as Tam Elbrun, only the second look at a Betazoid other than the Troi family—and a...

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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
Berman, Rick
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With over 600 episodes of Star Trek to his credit, Emmy Award-winning producer Rick Berman is co-creator and executive producer of Paramount Network Television's Star Trek: Enterprise for UPN....

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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
Braga, Brannon
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Brannon Braga is the co-creator and executive producer of Paramount Network Television's Star Trek: Enterprise for UPN. Braga's tenure with Star Trek began in 1990 as a writer/producer on...

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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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March, 1991
Armstrong, Vaughn
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Vaughn Armstrong has played more characters in Star Trek series than any other actor. His appearances range from the Klingon Korris on ST:TNG to the Romulan Telek and a Hirogen on...

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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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