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September, 1966
Kirk, James T.
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(Played by William Shatner) STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: Kirk, James T. Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Final Rank: Captain Full Name: James Tiberius Kirk Date of birth: March 22, 2233 Place of...

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

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

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

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

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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
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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
Amargosa Observatory
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A Federation science space station, located in the Amargosa system. In 2371, the observatory was attacked by Romulans looking for trilithium stolen by the Duras sisters: Klingons Lursa and...

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Antonia
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Girlfriend of James T. Kirk for about two years during his temporary retirement. Antonia and Kirk met in 2282 while they were both riding horses in Iowa outside Kirk's uncle's barn. They came to...

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Butler
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Terran canine of the Great Dane breed, pet to James T. Kirk who for a time lived in a mountain cabin on Earth with Kirk and girlfriend Antonia. The dog died in 2286, but seven years later Kirk saw...

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Class D-12 Bird-of-Prey
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The D-12 was built in the 2350s and was eventually retired due to defective plasma coils in their cloaking devices. In 2372, Klingon sisters Lursa and B'etor used this type of vessel when they...

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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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Comm officer, Enterprise-B
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(Portrayed by Thomas Kopache) The male communications officer among Captain John Harriman's bridge crew on the USS Enterprise-B is the one who notifies the ceremonial launch attendees of the very...

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Enterprise (nautical vessel)
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A nautical vessel and arguably one of history's first ships to bear the name, Enterprise. In 2371, the Enterprise-D played host to a holodeck version of this 19th century sailing frigate, in a...

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Enterprise-B, U.S.S.
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An upgrade of the Excelsior-class, she was the third Federation starship to bear the name Enterprise. During her maiden voyage under Captain Harriman, the starship received a distress call from...

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Farragut, U.S.S (NCC-60591)
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A Nebula-class starship, registry number NCC-60591, this Farragut was the second Federation ship to bear the name. She was one of three starships sent to Veridian III to pick up the crew of the...

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Farrell, Lt.
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Engineering crew member on the U.S.S. Enterprise-D. She helped Geordi evacuate a group of children from the ship's drive section prior to an emergency saucer separation in 2371.

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Harriman, Captain John
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(Played by Alan Ruck)In 2293, Captain Harriman hosted a media event aboard his ship, the U.S.S. Enterprise-B, during its ceremonial maiden voyage around the Sol system. As the first ship in modern...

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Helmsman, Klingon (Duras BOP)
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  (Portrayed by Brian Thompson) The Klingon helmsman on the bridge of the Duras sisters' Bird-of-Prey helped ferry Dr. Tolian Soran to Veridian III and then died, along with the...

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Lakul, S.S.
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In 2294, the S.S. Lakul and Robert Fox carried El-Aurian refugees. Both ships were caught in, and torn apart by, the Nexus energy ribbon. Some of the passengers from the Lakul were saved by the...

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McDowell, Malcolm
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Malcolm MacDowell may be a screen icon with over 100 credits, but he had no idea that playing Dr. Tolian Soran, the villain of the first TNG film and the murderer of James T. Kirk,...

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Navigator, Enterprise-B
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(Portrayed by Glenn Morshower) The navigator of the newly launched U.S.S. Enterprise-B under Captain John Harriman nearly loses his life on his first day in space with the rest of the bridge...

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Nexus
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A nonlinear temporal continuum in which reality appears to reshape itself in fulfillment of a person's innermost wishes, accessed by way of an energy ribbon that crosses the galaxy every 39 years....

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Picard (Nexus family)
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While in the Nexus, Captain Picard experienced a life that could have been had he married and had a family. In this alternate reality, Picard's family consisted of his wife, his nephew...

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Robert Fox, S.S.
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In 2294, the Robert Fox and the S.S. Lakul carried El-Aurian refugees. Both ships were caught in, and torn apart by, the Nexus energy ribbon. Some of the passengers from the Lakul were saved by...

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Ruck, Alan
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Alan Ruck has a long career of 100+ stage and film/TV roles, topped by a seven-year run as mayoral chief of staff Stuart Bondek in the ABC comedy Spin City. But it is as Cameron Frye, the...

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Soran, Dr. Tolian
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(Portrayed by Malcolm McDowell)Male El-Aurian scientist over 300 years old who was among refugees from the Borg assimilation of his world, and who encountered the Nexus effect during a rescue by...

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Star Trek Generations
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A Champagne bottle tumbles through space, slowly drifting towards its intended target, the new U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B. It is late in the 23rd century, and the inauguration of the vessel is...

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Sulu, Demora
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Demora was Hikaru Sulu's daughter and helm officer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, NCC-1701-B in 2293. James Kirk met her for only the second time, minutes before he was swept into the Nexus, which...

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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
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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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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