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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, 1967
Cochrane, Dr. Zefram
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(Played by James Cromwell [1996] and Glenn Corbett [1967]) The renowned Terran American scientist and developer of warp drive on his world (AD 2030-2117?), an eccentric genius who became a...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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, 1995
Picardo, Robert
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Robert Picardo’s parents initially weren’t supportive of his desire to become an actor.  Divine intervention—or the closest earthly thing to it—changed all that when,...

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February, 1996
Eaves, John
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Production designer John Eaves has had a major impact on the look of the Star Trek universe since 1994. He has been responsible for creating many of the props and ships for Star Trek: Deep Space...

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November, 1996
Akira-class starship
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The U.S.S. Thunderchild was an Akira-class starship.

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Appalachia, U.S.S.
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This Steamrunner-class starship was one of many vessels which defended Sector 001 against the Borg invasion of 2373. Registry NCC-52136.

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Berlioz, Hector
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Classical music composer, from France, Earth, who lived from 1803-1869. His music was a favorite of Captain Jean-Luc Picard's.

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Bizet, Georges
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French classical music composer (1838-1875), sometimes confused with fellow composer and countryman Hector Berlioz.

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Borg Queen
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The enigmatic Borg Queen is the central locus of the Borg Collective. She brings order to the legions of voices within the Hive mind and provides a common direction — much like the queen of...

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Borg sphere
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A sphere-shaped Borg vessel, usually smaller than the Borg cube. This type of Borg vessel can apparently house itself within a Borg cube, until needed. In 2373, Picard and the crew of the...

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Budapest, U.S.S.
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In 2373, this Norway-class, Federation starship was one of several vessels defending Sector 001 against a Borg invasion.

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Cromwell, James
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Hard-working actor James Cromwell made not just one but three appearances in guest roles across the Star Trek television series—two in heavy makeup—before he got the role of famed...

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Eiger, Lt.
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An engineer on the U.S.S. Enterprise-E, La Forge assigned Eiger and Paul Porter to investigate the ship's warmer-than-usual temperature by analyzing the environmental controls in a Jefferies tube....

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Enterprise-E, U.S.S.
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New Sovereign-class starship, registry NCC-1701-E, commanded by Jean-Luc Picard since its launch on stardate 49827.5 from the San Francisco Yards over Earth.   With 24 decks, it was...

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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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Hawk, Lt.
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Conn officer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-E, Hawk fought alongside Picard and Worf in a zero-G battle against Borg drones on the outer hull of the Enterprise. While attempting to stop the Borg...

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Hayes, Admiral
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Senior Starfleet officer who, on Stardate 50893 (2373), mobilized a fleet of starships in the Typhon sector to engage a Borg cube on a direct course for Earth. Due to Captain Picard's previous...

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Krige, Alice
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Alice Krige played the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact and reprised that role for the series-ending "Endgame" episodes of Star Trek: Voyager.

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Lynch, Ensign
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Starfleet crewman assimilated by the Borg during their invasion of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E. Captain Picard killed Lynch in The Big Goodbye holonovel, and retrieved a Borg neuro-processor...

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McDonough, Neal
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Neal McDonough was cast in his second-ever film role as the ill-fated Lt. Hawk for 1996’s big-screen Star Trek: First Contact.  McDonough, a 1966 native of Dorchester, Mass., had...

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Nicky the Nose
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Recurring holo-character in the Dixon Hill holonovel and stories, so named because he lacked a portion of his olfactory organ. Jean-Luc Picard used Nicky's tommygun to kill two drones that were...

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Norway-class starship
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This type of Federation starship has a sleek design, and in 2373, she was one of many classes of starship that defended Sector 001 against a Borg attack. Ships of this class have included the...

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Phoenix
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Zefram Cochrane and Lily Sloane built this prototype spaceship from an old nuclear missile. The Phoenix was the first craft launched from Earth to travel faster than the speed of light, utilizing...

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Porter, Lt. Paul
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Starfleet Engineer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-E in 2373. When the Borg began assimilating the ship, Porter was among those added to the Collective.

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Ruby (holographic)
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In the "Dixon Hill" stories favored by Captain Jean-Luc Picard as a form of holodeck entertainment, Ruby was one of several rich characters who had an connection to Dixon.

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Saber-class starship
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Saber-class starships entered service in the late 24th Century. One of the first Saber-class vessels, the U.S.S. Yeager, NCC-81947, defended Earth against the Borg invasion of 2373.

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Sloane, Lily
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A member of the Zefram Cochrane engineering team that constructed the first warp drive in 2063. Sloane also helped Picard defeat the Borg aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E.

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Sovereign-class starship
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As of 2373, this class of Federation starship was the most advanced type of vessel in the fleet. Sovereign-class ships are 24 decks thick and almost 700 meters in length. Our first glimpse of the...

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Star Trek: First Contact
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Captain Jean-Luc Picard awakens from a nightmare about his Borg assimilation experience to an incoming message from Admiral Hayes. Hayes informs Picard that Deep Space Five reported that a colony...

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Steamrunner-class starship
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This class of Federation starship entered service during the late 24th Century. A unique design element of this class is how it streamlines the warp nacelles into the saucer section. The U.S.S....

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Thunderchild, U.S.S.
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A Federation starship, Akira-class, registry NCC-63549. In 2373, the Thunderchild, along with the Enterprise-E, was one of several ships on the front line, during the Borg's invasion of Earth.

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Vulcan ship
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In 2063, this type of Vulcan vessel, a survey ship, landed in Bozeman, Montana, and made first contact with humans. This vessel altered its course and made contact with humanity soon after...

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Woodard, Alfre
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Among a long and distinguished career on stage and in film, the Oscar-nominated Alfre Woodard can include her “historic” role as Lily Sloane, the backbone engineer to warp-drive...

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Yeager, U.S.S.
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This Saber-class, Federation starship defended Earth during the Borg invasion of 2373. Registry NCC-61947.

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December, 2008
Kurtzman, Alex
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The characters of Kirk and Spock are among the most instantly recognizable fictional characters created in the past 50 years. If the Star Trek reboot -- which kicked off with Star Trek (2009) was...

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September, 2017
Anderson, Brett
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(Portrayed by Terry Serpico). Starfleet Admiral at the Battle at the Binary Stars. He was killed when a Klingon Cleave ship attacked the U.S.S. Europa.

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Antiproton Chamber
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Technology used by Starfleet personnel during the mid 23rd century to re-knit DNA strands. The chamber was used by Dr. Nambue on Michael Burnham following her exploration of the Klingon artifact.

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Arhin, Arista
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Arista Arhin plays Young Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery. The child actress, who hails from Canada, counts among her previous credits a guest shot on The Mystery Files and a recurring role...

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Battle at the Binary Stars
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Face to face with Klingon vessels, the U.S.S. Shenzhou prepares for the possibility of war if negotiations fail. Amidst the turmoil, Michael Burnham looks back to her Vulcan upbringing for guidance.

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Berg, Gretchen J.
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Gretchen J. Berg is executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery. Berg, who hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, counts among her other writing and/or producing credits Beverly Hills,...

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Burnham, Michael
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(Portrayed by Sonequa Martin-Green) Born to human parents, Burnham was adopted by a Vulcan ambassador, Sarek, and his human wife, Amanda Grayson, following her parents’ death during a...

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Chieffo, Mary
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Mary Chieffo, who portrays L'Rell, the battle deck commander of the Klingon ship, on Star Trek: Discovery, has acting in her blood. She is the daughter of actors Beth Grant and Michael Chieffo,...

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Clarke NCC-1661, U.S.S.
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The U.S.S. Clarke NCC-1661 was a mid-23rd century Malachowski class starship destroyed at the Battle of the Binary Stars.

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Connor, Danby
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(Portrayed by Sam Vartholomeos). Ensign on the U.S.S. Shenzhou. Killed in the Battle at the Binary Stars.

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Coutts, Emily
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Emily Coutts co-stars on Star Trek: Discovery as Keyla Detmer, helmsman of the U.S.S. Shenzhou. The Canadian redhead previously appeared in such films and television shows as Transporter: The...

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Crepuscula
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A twilight race living on a desert planet. As an 89-year maelstorm is about to impact the planet, Captain Georgiou and First Officer Michael Burnham of the U.S.S. Shenzhou discreetly break...

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Dennas
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(Portrayed by Clare McConnell) Klingon leader of the House of D'Ghor.

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Detmer, Keyla
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(Portrayed by Emily Coutts). Conn officer on the U.S.S. Shenzhou. Detmer was injured in a bridge explosion while serving on the U.S.S. Shenzhou during the Battle at the Binary Stars....

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Donatu V
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Location of a Klingon / Federation battle in the mid 23rd century.

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Edison NCC-1683, U.S.S.
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The U.S.S. Edison NCC-1683 was a mid-23rd century Hoover class starship destroyed at the Battle of the Binary Stars.

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Europa NCC-1648, U.S.S.
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The U.S.S. Europa NCC-1648 was a mid-23rd century Nimitz class starship destroyed by a Klingon Cleave ship at the Battle of the Binary Stars, killing all on-board including Admiral Brett...

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Frain, James
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James Frain, Sarek on Star Trek: Discovery, is a respected British actor whose many film and television credits include Prime Suspect, Elizabeth, Hilary and Jackie, The Tudors, FlashForward, True...

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Gant, Kamran
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(Portrayed by Ali Momen). Tactical officer on the U.S.S. Shenzhou.

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Georgiou, Philippa
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(Portrayed by Michelle Yeoh) Georgiou was born in Malaysia, on Earth. A graduate of Starfleet Academy, she rose to the rank of Captain, becoming one of Starfleet’s most-decorated officers....

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Goldsman, Akiva
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Raised in Brooklyn Heights, New York, Akiva Goldsman received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and attended the graduate fiction writing program at New York University. His...

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H'Atoria
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A Vulcan ship that crossed into Klingon space two hundred and forty years before the Battle at the Binary Stars. The Klingons attacked and destroyed the vessel. 

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Harberts, Aaron
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Aaron Harberts is executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery. The Iowa native has also written and/or produced Beverly Hills, 90210, the film Valentine, Roswell, John Doe, Wonderfalls, Pepper...

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Hetrick, Glenn
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Glenn Hetrick, Star Trek: Discovery's creature and makeup effects designer, was raised in Hellertown, PA. His proclivity for horror films, particularly those of the Universal and Hammer Studios...

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Howell, Justin
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Justin Howell is the stuntman and actor who portrays the Klingon, Rejac, on Star Trek: Discovery. Among his previous credits are Reign, Lost Girl, The Strain, Killjoys, Arrow, Suicide Squad,...

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Interstellar Positioning Relays
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Mid 23rd century technology that allowed Starfleet to monitor remote boundries of Federation space. During a routine check, the U.S.S. Shenzhou discovered a relay that was intentionally...

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Januzzi, Troy
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(Portrayed by Romaine Waite). Communications officer on the U.S.S. Shenzhou.

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Jones, Doug
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Doug Jones, Star Trek: Discovery's Saru, has emerged as a genre fan favorite over the years thanks to his memorable creature performances in such sci-fi and horror films and television shows as...

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Kadin, Heather
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Heather Kadin is an accomplished producer whose body of work spans a range of iconic television shows and feature films from this past decade. Currently, Kadin serves as President of Television...

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Kane, Adam
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Adam Kane is the veteran producer, director and cinematographer who directed the Star Trek: Discovery episode "Battle at the Binary Stars." Kane, who was born in Burbank, California, previously...

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Kelpien
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An alien race biologically determined to be predator or prey.

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Kerala NCC-1255, U.S.S.
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A Federation Shepard class starship at the Battle of the Binary Stars.

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Kol
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(Portrayed by Kenneth Mitchell) A Klingon warrior from the House of Kor, Kol returned to the Sarcophagus ship months after the Battle of the Binary Stars to overthrow Voq as its leader and steal...

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L'Rell
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(Portrayed by Mary Chieffo) A Klingon and the battle deck commander of T'Kuvma's Klingon Sarcophagus ship. Her father is of the House of T'Kuvma and her mother was from House of Mókai.

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Martin-Green, Sonequa
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Sonequa Martin-Green, who plays Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery, was born and raised in Russellville, Alabama. She studied theater at the University of Alabama, graduating in 2007. While...

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McConnell, Clare
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Clare McConnell plays Dennas, a leader in the Klingon Empire, on Star Trek: Discovery. Based in Toronto, she performs sketch and improv regularly in venues across the city. Her first role in a...

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