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September, 1966
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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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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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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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
Burton, LeVar
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Thanks to his breakthrough role as Kunta Kinte in the landmark Roots miniseries, LeVar Burton was likely the best-known member of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s ensemble cast as...

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Crusher, Beverly
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE ? Crusher, Beverly Rank: CommanderCurrent assignment: Chief Medical Officer, U.S.S. Enterprise (detached service upon loss of vessel in...

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Data
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: Data Final Rank: Lieutenant Commander Last assignment: Second Officer/Science Officer, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E (was promoted to First Officer, but died prior to...

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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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La Forge, Geordi
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: La Forge, Geordi Rank: CommanderCurrent assignment: Chief engineer, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-EFull Name: Geordi La ForgeDate of...

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McFadden, Gates
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Every now and then, the lives of the actors and the characters they play seem to run in tandem.  In the TNG episode “Data’s Day,” Data—noting that Dr. Crusher had once...

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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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Picard, Jean-Luc
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 (Portrayed by Sir Patrick Stewart) STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: Picard, Jean-LucRank: CaptainCurrent assignment: Commander, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-EFull...

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Riker, William
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: Riker, William T. 'Will' Rank: Captain Serial number: SC 231-427 Current assignment: Commander , U.S.S. Titan Full Name: William Thomas Riker Date of birth: August 19,...

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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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Spiner, Brent
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Born in Houston, Texas, Brent Spiner credits his high school drama teacher—the same man who inspired the careers of acting brothers Randy and Dennis Quaid, and director Thomas...

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Stewart, Patrick
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Does life end after commanding the Starship Enterprise for 15 years? Judging by the career of Patrick Stewart, apparently not. Stewart’s fame as Captain Jean-Luc Picard provided no end of...

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Troi, Deanna
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: Troi, Deanna Rank: Commander Current assignment: U.S.S. Titan Full Name: Deanna Troi Date of birth: Terran equivalent: March 29, 2336 Place of birth: Near Lake El-Nar,...

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December, 1979
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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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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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
Goldberg, Whoopi
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Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg starred as Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation in a recurring guest star role—the first of Star Trek's celebrity fans to win a spot on the...

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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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Kriosians
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Planet: Krios. The tall, slender humanoid members if this species share similarities in their skin pigments — a dark-spotted, skin pattern along the hairline and down the neck and spine...

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May, 1992
biochips
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Cybernetic inserts found in members of the Borg. Placed into the body via surgery, the chip enhance the physical capabilities of Borg individuals as well as generating organic material needed for...

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Kopache, Thomas
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Manchester, N.H., native Thomas Kopache is one of Star Trek’s busiest guest stars, with seven roles to his credit across all modern TV series—though only Kira’s late father...

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September, 1992
Takemura, David
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I started shooting my own Super 8mm films in high school and had always thought about a career in the entertainment industry. In my junior year at the University of Southern California, I got a...

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January, 1993
Access Tunnel
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Maintenance corridors on Deep Space Nine which allow station personnel access to vital circuitry and other utilities. In 2369, a Bajoran resistance device hidden in a tunnel leading to food...

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Aldara
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Cardassian warship which gave chase to Bajoran extremist Tahna Los after he stole an antimatter converter in an attempt to blow up the Bajoran wormhole in 2369.

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Alpha Quadrant
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That quarter of the Milky Way Galaxy appearing to be located between 6 and 9 o'clock if the great plane of the galaxy is viewed as a clockface and the 6 o'clock position bisects the Sol system....

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Altonian brain teaser
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A holographic puzzle which Dax has been attempting to solve for over 440 years.

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antilepton interference
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Type of particle field that can interfere with subspace radio. In 2369, Cardassian forces jammed subspace communications between Deep Space Nine and Starfleet with antileptons.

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aphasia
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Nominally a perceptual dysfunction in which aural and visual stimuli, as well as other communication and comprehension function, are incorrectly processed by the brain. Typically aphasia is...

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aphasia device
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Terrorist weapon created by the Bajoran resistance to spread an aphasia virus into the food replicators aboard Deep Space Nine. During the station's construction in 2351, one such device was...

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Argos
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Star and sector namesake where the U.S.S. Enterprise-D was delayed while investigating Captain Picard's apparent death on stardate 47135.2.

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arva nodes
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Component of Tosk's ship damaged prior to his visit to Deep Space Nine in 2369. Arva nodes were used to convert space matter into fuel for propulsion, similar to a ramscoop.

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Asoth
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Irate patron of Quark's bar, who complained that the Kohlanese stew being served was terrible. Even Quark had to agree.

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aubergine stew
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A creole dish native to Earth's Louisiana region, specifically New Orleans. Having learned the dish from his restaurateur father Joseph, Benjamin Sisko offered to cook this stew for his...

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Auberjonois, Rene
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Rene Auberjonois did it all on Star Trek. The veteran stage, television and film actor – who also happens to be an artist, director, voiceover talent, audiobook narrator, painter,...

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azna
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A health food. Jadzia Dax has long sworn by the benefits of azna, dating back to at least when Curzon was the Dax host. Jadzia preferred azna prepared steamed, claiming it...

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Babel
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Frustrated by the mechanical problems on the space station, O'Brien attempts to fix the food replicators. Little does he know, an alien device has found a way into the station circuitry. For some...

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Bajor
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The Class-M homeworld of the humanoid Bajoran race is Earth-like in appearance with large, blue oceans and seas that appear a little more greenish than Earth's from orbit. A "day" is a 26-hour...

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Bajor (star)
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A star with 14 planets whose appellation is commonly used for its largest and most populated world. The system has recently become independent again after decades of Cardassian occupation. It...

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Bajor VIII
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Eighth planet in the Bajoran star system with six colonies containing several thousand Bajoran settlers. Its proper name is Andros and it has at least two moons. Terrorist Tahna Los, after picking...

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Bajoran interceptor
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The interceptor is the primary defense craft of the Bajoran military. These ships are armed with phasers and equipped with tractor beams for towing . On Stardate 47391.2, a two-craft patrol with...

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Bajoran Medical Index
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Database Kira consulted when tracking the current whereabouts of Dr. Surmak Ren in 2369.

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Bajoran scout ship
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Tahna's small ship destroyed by Gul Dunar's warship was blocky in shape with pods that glowed amber in its grids.

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Bajoran transport ship
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Bajoran transport ships make routine stops at Deep Space Nine, possibly as often as daily. They carry Bajoran civilians, government officials, Vedeks, and even the Kai, occasionally. For Jake...

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Bajoran Wormhole
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Discovered on stardate 46379.1 by Deep Space Nine science officer Jadzia Dax, the Bajoran Wormhole is the first and only completely stable wormhole known to the Federation, with either end...

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Bajorans
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Planet: Bajor Humanoid race, distinguished outwardly only by extra wrinkles at the bridge of the nose, have wandered the galaxy and settled on various worlds ever since their homeland was...

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Bardakia
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Otherwise undescribed home world to a pronghorn moose whose call is known to be loud, obnoxious and mostly tuneless.

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Bashir, Dr. Julian
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PERSONNEL FILE: Bashir, Julian, M.D. Rank: Lieutenant Current assignment: Chief Medical Officer, Deep Space Nine Full Name: Julian Subatoi Bashir Year of birth: 2341 Parents: Richard and Amsha...

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Bellerophon, U.S.S.
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A Federation starship among those destroyed in the Battle of Wolf 359 with the Borg, as Commander Sisko recalled the incident on stardate 46379.1. The ship is named for the mythical Greek hero...

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bioregenerative field
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In biomedical applications, a radiated energy used to accelerate cellular growth -- especially useful to accelerate the growth of a cloned individual. This technique was employed by Dr. Julian...

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Blin, Galis
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A Bajoran official contacted by Major Kira in 2369 to get help during an outbreak of the aphasia virus.

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Brooks, Avery
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Avery Brooks, the formidable actor who played Captain Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, was born Oct. 2, 1948, in Evansville, Indiana, and raised in Gary, Indiana, by his parents...

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Captive Pursuit
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While listening to a complaint about Quark's lascivious behavior from a Dabo girl, Sisko is alerted that an alien vessel is coming through the wormhole. The vessel contains a reptilian being named...

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Cardassia Prime
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The formal name of the Cardassian homeworld -- a world other than the third, fourth or fifth planet of the system -- although natives often informally drop the "Prime." Its capital city is awash...

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Cardassian warship
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The ships headed by Guls Dukat, Jasad and Dunar, though unspecified, were all likely of the top-of-the-line Galor-class. Dukat's, with amber-orange running lights at the midpoint top and at each...

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Cardassians
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Planet: Cardassia   Tall, long-necked, humanoid in appearance, marked by several bony protrusions and ridges: one from the shoulder to under the ears, whose bottom lobes in turn are more...

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Changeling
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Origin: Gamma Quadrant Little is known about this strange race. They call themselves Changelings, a name adopted from others' use. The Changelings are the highest order in a Gamma Quadrant...

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Cochrane, U.S.S.
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The ship that escorted Admiral Satie to the U.S.S. Enterprise for a security breach investigation on stardate 44769.2. The ship also transported Dr. Julian Bashir to Deep Space Nine. Named for the...

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