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Aarniokoski, Douglas
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Douglas Aarniokoski made his Discovery directing debut with the first-season episode, “Lethe.” During his career, he worked his way up the ranks from second assistant director to first...

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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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Active Camouflage
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Technology used by the rebels to hide their secret base on the planet Harlak from the Terran Empire.

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Airiam
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(Portrayed by Sara Mitich). A Lieutenant Commander and synthetic-human hybrid on the U.S.S. Discovery,

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Alexander, Jesse
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Jesse Alexander serves as a writer and co-executive producer on Star Trek: Discovery. A California native, Alexander counts among his many prior credits Lost, Alias, Heroes, Hannibal and Agent...

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Alixia
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Talaxian who grew up on Rinax, a moon of Talax. Alixia and her brother Neelix often went exploring in such places as the Caves of Touth and the equatorial dust shrouds, and they even hunted...

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Alley, Kirstie
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Long before her slimming comeback turn on Dancing With the Stars—or even her star roles in Veronica‘s Closet and Cheers—Kirstie Alley arrived in Hollywood and nabbed her very...

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Ambassador, Klingon
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In 2286, the Klingon Ambassador to the Federation tried to extradite James T. Kirk to the Klingon homeworld for crimes against his people, which included the theft of a Klingon vessel. The...

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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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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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Andres, Dennis
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Dennis Andres played the doomed Corvan II mining colony engineer, Rance, in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry.” The actor...

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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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Armillaria ostoyae
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A species of plant pathogenic fungus in the Physalacriaceae family. Lt. Stamets discovered it on the arm of his mirror self.

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Asante, Sam
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Sam Asante is the actor who played the Senior Guard in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Vaulting Ambition.” Among his other projects are Fifteen Minutes, Fear They Neighbor, Hero,...

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Ava
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A cadet on the I.S.S. Buran that was the sister of the Senior Guard of the I.S.S. Charon and Captain Lorca's former lover.

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Ayres, Michael
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Michael Ayres is the actor who portrayed the Transporter Technician in the first-season Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Into the Forest I Go.” His previous credits include Murdoch...

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Barlow
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(Portrayed by Billy MacLellan). A member of Lorca's  rebel force killed by a I.S.S. Charon guard.

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Barnes, Milton
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Milton Barnes is the Canadian actor who played Deck Crew #1 in the Star Trek: Discovery episode "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad." His film and TV credits date back more than 20 years and span...

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Barrell, Katherine
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Katherine Barrell is the Canadian actor, producer and director who played Stella Grimes in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad.” She studied at the...

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Barrett, David M.
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David M. Barrett made his Discovery directing debut with "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad," but it was not his Trek debut, as he helmed the "Divergence" episode of Enterprise back in 2005....

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bat'leth
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The traditional "sword of honor" preferred by Klingon warriors adept at the martial arts. About a meter long and shaped as a double-semicircle with four points (resembling a two-ended scimitar),...

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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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Beach, Commander
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Officer serving aboard the U.S.S. Reliant in 2285 during its planetary survey mission in the Mutara Sector for Project Genesis. When the ship was hijacked by Khan Noonien Singh, Beach was among...

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

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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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Besch, Bibi
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Best known as Dr. Carol Marcus in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Bibi Besch was born Bibiana Huber in Vienna, Austria and grew up in Chappaqua, New York following World War II. She began her...

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Beyer, Kirsten
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Kirsten Beyer is a staff writer on Star Trek: Discovery and also author of the long-running Star Trek: Voyager novels. She actually also serves as Discovery’s liaison to the groups working...

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Binkley, Matthew
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Matthew Binkley is the Canadian actor and model who portrayed the Orion character, Shavo, in the first-season finale of Star Trek: Discovery, “Will You Take My Hand?” Born in Toronto,...

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Blake, Jordana
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Jordana Blake is the Canadian child actress who portrayed the Betarian Girl in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry.” She...

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Blueberries
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A popular fruit found on Earth. It was a favorite of Saru.

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Boisvert, Michael
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Michael Boisvert played Captain T'Shen Kovil of the U.S.S. Gargarin, who went down with his ship in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum." The Toronto-based actor and...

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Briggs, Bob
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Director of the Cetacean Institute in Sausalito, California, on planet Earth in 1986. Briggs oversaw the release of two humpback whales, George and Gracie, to the open sea because the institute...

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Brook, Jayne
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Jayne Brook portrays Admiral Cornwell on Star Trek: Discovery. Born in Northbrook, Illinois, the actress boasts a career spanning more than three decades and counts among her numerous film and...

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Bryce, R.A.
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(Portrayed by Ronnie Rowe Jr.). Communications specialist on the U.S.S. Discovery.

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Buran, U.S.S.
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A mid-23rd century Federation starship captained by Gabriel Lorca prior to his assignment on the U.S.S. Discovery. The ship was destroyed by Lorca after it was ambushed during the...

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Burnham, Michael
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(Portrayed by Sonequa Martin-Green) Sometimes, there’s no logic to the lives we lead. Case in point, Commander Michael Burnham. She was born in 2226 to human parents, but raised by the...

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Butcher's Knife Cares Not For The Lamb's Cry, The
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With tensions and stakes high as Starfleet continues in their efforts to end the war with Klingons, Burnham begins to settle in to her new position aboard the U.S.S. Discovery.

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

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Byrne, Chris
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Chris Byrne made his Star Trek: Discovery directing debut with the first-season episode "Into the Forest I Go," after working as second unit director on "The Vulcan Hello." He previously served as...

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Cancri IV
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Location in the neutral territory of a secret meeting between Sarek and two Klingon houses during the Klingon-Federation War. Admiral Cornwell replaced Sarek as enjoy and was subsequently captured...

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Cartwright, Admiral
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Starfleet officer, based at the San Francisco Headquarters of Starfleet. When a mysterious probe of unknown origin threatened planet Earth in 2286, Cartwright was in charge of emergency...

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Cawdor System
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Location where mirror Burnham's shuttle was thought to be destroyed by loyalists to Captain Lorca.

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Charon, I.S.S.
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Flagship of the Terran Empire. It was destroyed by the U.S.S. Discovery.

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Chekov, Pavel
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(Portrayed by Walter Koenig) STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: Chekov, Pavel Andreievich Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Final Rank: Commander Full Name: Pavel Andreievich Chekov Serial number:...

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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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Choose Your Pain
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While on a mission, Lorca unexpectedly finds himself in the company of prisoner of war, Starfleet Lieutenant Ash Tyler and notorious intergalactic criminal, Harry Mudd. Burnham voices her...

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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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Coates, Conrad
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Veteran actor Conrad Coates portrays the Vulcan character, Admiral Terral, in Star Trek: Discovery. Coates has appeared in more than 100 television shows and movies dating back to the late 1980s,...

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Cochran, Sean
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Sean Cochran is the Star Trek: Discovery staff writer who penned the teleplay for the first-season episode, “Despite Yourself.” Cochran began his career as a production assistant,...

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Cold
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A Starfleet prisoner in the mid-23rd century that was being transported to Tellum along with Michael Burnham and two other prisoners when their shuttle was intercepted by the U.S.S....

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Coleite, Aron Eli
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Aron Eli Coleite is a writer and co-executive producer on Star Trek: Discovery. He has previously worked on Crossing Jordan, Heroes, The River, Hostages and Home.

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Communicator
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A portable transceiver device in use by Starfleet crews since the mid-22nd century. Earlier versions were designed as a hand-held device with a hardware control interface and a flip-up antennae...

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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. Mirror Universe Connor was the captain of the I.S.S. Shenzhou. He was killed...

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Context Is for Kings
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Michael Burnham finds herself aboard the U.S.S. Discovery, where she quickly realizes things are not as they seem, including the mysterious Captain Gabriel Lorca.

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Cornwell, Admiral Katrina
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(Portrayed by Jayne Brook). Starfleet admiral who directed the U.S.S. Discovery to defend the Corvan II's inhabitants and mines during a Klingon attack in the mid-23rd century. She is a medical...

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Corvan II
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A planetoid near the Aneto System responsible for 40% of the Federation's dilithium. During the Klingon-Federation War, Corvan II was under attack before the arrival of the U.S.S....

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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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Crittenden, Jeremy
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Canadian actor Jeremy Crittenden guest starred as Lord Eling in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Vaulting Ambition.” His previous credits include The L Word, The Dead Zone, Stan...

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Cruz, Wilson
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Wilson Cruz, who plays Dr. Hugh Culber on Star Trek: Discovery, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, before relocating with his family to California, where he later attended California State...

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Culber, Dr. Hugh
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(Portrayed by Wilson Cruz) The medical officer of the U.S.S. Discovery, and partner to Lt. Stamets.

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Culpepper, Hanelle M.
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Hanelle M. Culpepper directed “Vaulting Ambition,” episode 12 of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season. A native of Alabama, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude with a...

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

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Dauda, Raven
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Toronto-based actress Raven Dauda played Dr. Pollard in “Vaulting Ambition,” a first-season episode of Star Trek: Discovery. On her Twitter page, Dauda describes herself as a...

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Daystrom Institute
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A Federation facility named after the legenday Richard Daystrom, inventor of the Duotronic computer system.

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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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Deline, Jason
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Canadian actor Jason Deline portrayed the Medical Officer in the Star Trek: Discovery episode "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad." A television and film veteran, he's appeared in DeGrassi: The...

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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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Despite Yourself
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While in unfamiliar territory, the crew must get creative to survive against opposing forces and return home. 

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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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Deverell, Tamara
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Tamara Deverell is Star Trek: Discovery's Production Designer. Based in Toronto and New York, Deverell's two-plus decades of film and television credits include Existenz, X-Men, Wonderfalls, Happy...

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Discovery NCC-1031, U.S.S.
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A Federation Crossfield class starship captained by Gabriel Lorca. The ship featured an experimental propulsion drive.

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Displacement-Activated Spore Hub Drive
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An experimental technology developed by Paul Stamets and Science Officer Straal during the mid-23rd century that allowed starships to travel instantly across a mycelium network. The technology was...

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Disruptor
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Used by Klingons in the mid 23rd century.

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Disruptor Rifle
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Used by Klingons in the mid 23rd century.

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Doctari Alpha
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The location of a Vulcan science outpost which came under Klingon attack and resulted in the death of Michael Burnham's parents. Michael was saved when her mother hid her in a kitchen cabinet.

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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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Drake, Admiral
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(Portrayed by Melanie Nicholls-King) A member of Starfleet leadership that debated Cornwell's plan to attack the Klingon homeworld.

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dynoscanner
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A type of sensor that can establish the presence of low-level molecular activity.

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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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Eling, Lord
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(Portrayed by Jeremy Crittenden). A member of the Emperor's inner circle, Lord Eling's life was spared following Michael Burnham's revelation that she is from another universe.

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Ellenstein, Robert
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In a four-decade career of stage, film and TV, Robert Ellenstein called the Star Trek family home thanks to two visits: as the first Federation President ever depicted, in ST IV,  and as...

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Enterprise (aircraft carrier), U.S.S.
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Twentieth century U.S. Naval warship, registry CVN-65.   Chekov and Uhura took high-energy photons from this nuclear-powered vessel in order to recrystallize the dilithium on their Klingon...

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Enterprise-A, U.S.S.
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The second Federation starship to bear the name U.S.S. Enterprise. Under the command of recently-demoted Captain James Kirk, the ship was launched in 2286, after Kirk and crew saved Earth from an...

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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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Federation President, 2286
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(Played by Robert Ellenstein) The elder human male who was in office in 2286 and presided over the Federation Council when it heard the Klingon Ambassador argue for the extradition of James Kirk...

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Fortune Cookies
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An crisp cookie popular on Earth prior to the 23rd Century. The cookie included "fortune" inside which was an aphorism or prophecy. Captain Lorca's family owned a fortune cookie company in...

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Fouad, Hamza
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A self-described "Actor/ Photographer/ Spoken Word Artist/ Speaker/ Rebel-rouser," Hamza Fouad entered the Star Trek universe with an appearance as Deck Crew #2 in the Discovery episode, "Magic to...

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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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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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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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Gagarin NCC-1309, U.S.S.
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A Federation Shepard class ship captained by T'Shen Kovil that came under attack by six Klingon vessels and was destroyed in a mid-23rd century battle.

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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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Genesis Device
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Torpedo mechanism intended for use in Project: Genesis testing. In 2285, Khan Noonien Singh stole the device and activated it in an attempt to destroy the U.S.S. Enterprise, and his enemy, Admiral...

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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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Gilchrist, Riley
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Riley Gilchrist played Shukar, a male Andorian, in Star Trek: Discovery. The actor’s many previous film and television credits include The Smartest Woman Survival Guide, Warehouse 13,...

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Glenn NCC-1030, U.S.S.
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The U.S.S. Glenn NCC-1030 was a Federation Crossfield class starship in the mid-23rd century that was researching a new, experimental organic-propulsion system along with the U.S.S. Discovery. An...

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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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Gorch, Admiral
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(Portrayed by Harry Judge). A Starfleet admiral that boarded the U.S.S. Discovery upon its return from the mirror universe. Mirror Universe A Tellarite member of Fire Wolf's inner circle that...

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