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September, 1966
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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October, 1966
Ophiucus System
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Location of a U.S.S. Discovery skirmish with the Klingons in the mid-23rd century. The system contains a Class-M planet, Ophiucus III which was the attempted destination of Harcourt Fenton...

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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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September, 1967
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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Grayson, Amanda
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(Portrayed by Jane Wyatt and Mia Kirshner). Born in 2210, Grayson was a schoolteacher from Earth who married the Vulcan diplomat Sarek and gave birth to Spock in 2230. Grayson was also the...

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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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Universal Translator
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Device for translation of spoken languages in real-time communication. It operates by scanning brain-wave frequencies and using the results to create a basis for translation. Captain Kirk used a...

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December, 1967
Deep Space Station K-7
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A 22nd-century, civilian Federation outpost, K-7 was located near Sherman's Planet, and also located only one parsec from a nearby Klingon outpost. The station was near the Mempa Sector in...

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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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December, 1968
Tellun
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A binary system with a G-class star and an A-class star near the Klingon-Federation border. During the mid-23rd century, the system was under Federation control including two planets in the...

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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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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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June, 1982
Meyer, Nicholas
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Nicholas Meyer, a writer and consulting producer on Star Trek: Discovery, has a long and vital history with the franchise. Meyer directed (and co-wrote, uncredited) Star Trek II: The Wrath of...

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September, 1987
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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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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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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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
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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June, 1989
Scotch, neat
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Scotch whisky with nothing added. This was the preferred drink of fictional detective and Picard favorite Dixon Hill. It was also drink shared by Admiral Cornwell and Captain Lorca early 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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November, 1989
Acamar System
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Located in the Mempa Sector in the Beta Quadrant, a binary system of two A-class stars, one of which is 50-60 light-years from Sol, and the home of the Acamarians and the Gatherers....

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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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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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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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September, 1991
Mempa System
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A region of space in the Klingon sector of the Beta Quadrant. Captain Lorca was believed to be held by the Klingons somewhere in the system during the Klingon-Federation War. It was said to be a...

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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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Rura Penthe
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Located in the Mempa Sector in the Beta Quadrant, the frozen planetoid was in the U.S.S. Discovery's search area for Captain Lorca when he was taken by the Klingons.  A high-security...

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January, 1992
Yeager, Chuck
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Aircraft test pilot on planet Earth, the first human to fly faster than the speed of sound. Yeager accomplished this feat on October 14, 1947, in a rocket-powered craft called the Glamorous...

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May, 1992
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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June, 1992
Lauritson, Peter
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Peter Lauritson is supervising producer in charge of all post-production on Enterprise, which includes sound, music, visual effects and editorial, and has been instrumental in all Star...

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January, 1993
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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February, 1993
MacDonald, Scott
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Scott MacDonald played the villainous Xindi Commander Dolim during Enterprise's Season 3. However, he has made memorable appearances in other Star Trek TV shows, including Subcommander N'Vek on...

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March, 1993
Curry, Dan
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Dan Curry is the Visual Effects Producer for Star Trek: Enterprise. He graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts and minor in Theatre from Middlebury College in Vermont, and then went to Humboldt State...

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May, 1993
Burton, LeVar
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In addition to playing Geordi La Forge for seven years on Star Trek: The Next Generation and in four Star Trek feature films, LeVar Burton has directed episodes of ST:TNG, Star Trek: Deep Space...

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January, 1994
Ager, Nikita
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Nikita Ager plays the title character of the Enterprise episode "Rajiin"—a female slave being traded at an alien bazaar until she finds refuge with Captain Archer and his crew durign their...

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November, 1994
Combs, Jeffrey
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Jeffrey Combs has played numerous characters in the Star Trek universe, appearing in Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. His most notable roles are as Weyoun the Vorta and the Ferengi Brunt...

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May, 1995
Haun, Lindsey
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Lindsey Haun has found ways to combine her music with acting in recent years, highlighted so far with country star Toby Keith in his film debut Broken Bridges and her hit single,...

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October, 1995
Countdown
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The Xindi-Reptilians have kidnapped Hoshi, hoping that she will be able to decipher the Aquatics' launch code. This will give them the three codes they need to deploy the superweapon and destroy...

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Hertzler, J.G.
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John Garman Hertzler is best-known for playing Chancellor Martok on Deep Space Nine. However, his "Star Trek" links go back to 1990, when he appeared in an episode of Quantum Leap opposite Scott...

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February, 1996
Sussman, Mike
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Star Trek: Enterprise producer Mike Sussman has been writing adventures set in Gene Roddenberry's universe since he was eight years old. Sussman was born in Philadelphia, but spent most of his...

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September, 1996
Mislen
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Delta Quadrant homeworld of Chardis, some 4 parsecs from the point where the U.S.S. Voyager crossed the swarming aliens' border.

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October, 1996
Kroeker, Allan
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Allan Kroeker has directed numerous Star Trek episodes. His association with the franchise began during Deep Space Nine Season 5. He directed fourteen Deep Space Nine episodes, fourteen Voyager...

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McNeill, Robert Duncan
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Robert Duncan McNeill played Tom Paris on Star Trek: Voyager. Since completing his acting role on Voyager, he has turned to directing on a regular basis. McNeill has now directed episodes for both...

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November, 1996
Fuller, Bryan
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Bryan Fuller is the co-creator and executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery. A lifelong Star Trek and sci-fi fan whose first writing staff job and learning lab was with Star Trek: Voyager for...

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March, 1998
McNulty, Jazzy
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A character in the U.S.S. Voyager's holographic scenario of Earth's World War II, McNulty was a band leader heard on British Radio Network broadcasts into occupied France during that conflict.

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October, 1998
night ship
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Ships used by the mysterious night beings in a vortex encountered by Voyager. Several of these ships assisted Voyager's effort to close the vortex by attacking and distracting a Malon freighter...

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November, 1998
Smallwood, Tucker
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Tucker Smallwood's first appearance in Star Trek was in the Voyager Season 5 episode "In the Flesh." He then appeared as a Xindi-Humanoid in nine Season 3 Enterprise episodes.

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November, 1999
Dawson, Roxann
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Roxann Dawson portrayed B'Elanna Torres on Star Trek: Voyager. She has also directed episodes of Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise.  For her biography, click here.

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January, 2000
Kim, Daniel Dae
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High-profile roles on ABC's Lost and then CBS's "new" Hawaii Five-0 have made Daniel Dae Kim a star and household face today, but circa 2000 he was new enough to audiences to be...

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Tincoo
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Qomar female. Inspired by the Doctor's singing, she composed a complex musical piece for him based on a mathematical formula. She then created a holographic replica of him capable of singing it.

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November, 2000
Strong, Phyllis
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Phyllis Strong was a staff writer and story editor during the last season of Voyager. Strong was also a staff writer during the first three years and was also a co-producer during Seasons 2 and 3...

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September, 2001
Altarian marsupial
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One of the creatures in Dr. Phlox's menagerie of organisms. Its droppings contain the greatest concentration of regenerative enzymes in the known universe.

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Amazon University
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Before joining the crew of the Enterprise NX-01, Hoshi Sato taught exo-linguistics at this university.

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Archer, Jonathan
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: Archer, Jonathan Rank: Captain Assignment: Commanding officer, Enterprise NX-01 Full Name: Jonathan Archer Birthplace: Upstate New York, North America, Earth Parents:...

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Archer, Henry
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Father of Jonathan Archer and one of the principal designers of the Enterprise NX-01. Henry also collaborated with Zefram Cochrane on the Warp 5 engine project.

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Bakula, Scott
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Scott Stewart Bakula was born to Sally and J. Stewart Bakula on October 9, 1954, in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up there as well. During his youth in St. Louis, Bakula established himself as...

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Big Sur Aquarium
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T'Pol has never been to this Earth tourist attraction, which is popular with the Starfleet personnel in San Francisco.

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Billingsley, John
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As a child, John Billingsley moved often, from Media, PA where he was born, to Alabama, Louisiana and Connecticut.  From the age of nine, when he played Ebeneezer Scrooge in A Christmas...

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Blackman, Robert
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Multiple Emmy award-winning Robert Blackman presently holds the position of costume designer for Enterprise. Largely recognized for the current design of the Starfleet uniforms and many of the...

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Blalock, Jolene
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Growing up in San Diego, California, Jolene Blalock was both an avid surfer and an avid Star Trek fan, often citing Spock as her favorite character.  While still a teenager, Blalock traveled...

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Broken Bow
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In the nine decades following Zefram Cochrane's visionary warp flight in space and the First Contact that followed, the human race has been slowly guided by the Vulcans toward developing the Warp...

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Broken Bow
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Oklahoma city located along the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. In 2151, the Klingon Klaang encountered Farmer Moore after a shuttle crash, making Broken Bow the site of first contact between...

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Decon-Gel
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A medicinal gel applied to the skin before returning to a sterile environment. Decon-gel is applied in the decontamination chamber, and there are various forms to combat various infectious agents.

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Denobulans
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Humanoid species. The Enterprise NX-01's Dr. Phlox is Denobulan. The Denobulans hail from the system Denobula Triaxa, and only require six days of sleep per year (though, according to Dr. Phlox,...

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Enterprise NX-01
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The first of a new generation of warp-five starships designed for long-term space travel and scientific discovery, the NX-01 launched in April of 2151, under the command of Captain Jonathan...

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Fletcher
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Enterprise NX-01 crewmember. Fletcher offered Trip Tucker an empty seat in the mess hall. Tucker declined, as he was dining with Captain Archer.

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Forrest, Maxwell
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Starfleet Admiral who maintains regular contact with Captain Archer, monitoring the Enterprise NX-01's first mission. Forrest ordered the Enterprise to return Klaang to Kronos, despite the...

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Gardner
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Starfleet officer. Vulcan Ambassador Soval thought the less impulsive Gardner would be a better choice than Archer to captain the Enterprise NX-01.

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Graham, Gary
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Star Trek fans know Gary Graham best from his recurring role on Enterprise as Vulcan ambassador Soval, though he also guest-starred on Voyager playing Ocampan spiritual leader Tanis in...

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grappler
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A retractable arm-and-cable piece of equipment attached to the Enterprise NX-01. The grappler is used to deploy equipment and to grasp and reel in objects, such as shuttles.

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hand scanner, Starfleet
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An early 22nd century Earth Starfleet precursor to the tricorder: an all-purpose handheld device for scanning lifeforms and environments with immediate readout and file-saving, but without any...

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Helix
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A massive Suliban mothership, the Helix is usually accompanied by the smaller, Sulbian cell ships. In 2151, Captain Archer and Trip Tucker infiltrated the Helix and freed the Klingon, Klaang....

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Humanoid, Future
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A shadowy figure, apparently male and informally dubbed "Future Guy," who appears to be a leader of one faction in the Temporal Cold War. He "visits? Silik and his genetically altered Suliban...

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immunocytic gel worms
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Part of the menagerie of life forms Dr. Phlox keeps onboard the Enterprise for medicinal purposes.

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Interspecies Medical Exchange
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Vulcan-initiated program that facilitates the exchange of knowledge among physicians of many different species. Dr. Phlox served in the program prior to joining the crew of Enterprise. Phlox also...

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Keating, Dominic
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An early turn on the stage while he was in primary school gave Dominic Keating a taste for acting. But despite appearing in several stage productions while attending London’s University...

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Klaang
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This Klingon courier played a crucial role in the Enterprise NX-01's first mission and was responsible for the first contact with humans. As part of the Temporal Cold War, a Suliban faction known...

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Leonard, Admiral Daniel
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Starfleet Admiral. Leonard was involved with the negotiations with the Vulcans following the discovery of the Klingon warrior Klaang in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Leonard accidentally referred to the...

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Lorillians
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Alpha Quadrant species. Lorillian children are born with the ability to breathe only methyloxide via an inhalation apparatus. This means that mother and child must deal with a difficult weaning...

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Mayweather, Travis
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: Mayweather, Travis Rank: Ensign Assignment: Helmsman, Enterprise NX-01 Full Name: Travis Mayweather Year of birth: 2126 Birthplace: Aboard E.C.S. Horizon, between...

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methyloxide
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Lorillian children are born able to breathe only this particular gas. There is not enough methyloxide in certain atmospheres where Lorillians live (Rigel X, for example), so Lorillian mothers wean...

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Montgomery, Anthony
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Anthony Montgomery is an established Hollywood actor, writer, producer, graphic novelist and rap artist, as well as a former choreographer, stand-up comic and singer, with numerous television and...

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Moore
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Human farmer in Oklahoma who inadvertantly made first contact with the Klingons. The Klingon Klaang was running from his Suliban pursuers in 2151 when Moore wounded him with a shotgun.

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Orbital Inspection Pod
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This craft was used by commanders and engineers in the 22nd century to examine starships in drydock during repairs and pre-flight checks.

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osmotic eel
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Part of Dr. Phlox's medically useful menagerie onboard the Enterprise NX-01. The osmotic eel is good for cauterizing wounds.

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Park, Linda
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Linda Park was born in South Korea and raised in San Jose, California.  She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Boston University, and within a year after graduating, had landed roles...

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phase pistol
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A new sidearm weapon introduced for Earth Starfleet use in 2151, with not only more power than the predecessor EM-33 pistol but a variable beam control for a "stun? setting as well as a lethal...

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Phlox, Dr.
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STARFLEET AFFILIATE PERSONNEL FILE: Phlox Species: Denobulan Position: Doctor Assignment: Chief Medical Officer, Enterprise NX-01 Previous Assignment: Starfleet Medical, via Interspecies Medical...

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plasma shotgun
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Energy-discharge weapon. Oklahoma farmer Moore used one to shoot the Klingon Klaang upon their unexpected encounter.

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