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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
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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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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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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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
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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December, 1998
Abraham, F. Murray
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Along with Whoopi “Guinan” Goldberg, Star Trek can also count another Academy Award winner in its acting family with F. Murray Abraham, who played the ruthless Son’a...

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Adislo, Hars
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Bolian Starfleet officer who served aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-E. Adislo wrote a paper on thermionic transconductance in 2374.

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Anij
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Ba'ku woman who became close to Captain Jean-Luc Picard after he helped preserve her people's planet in 2375. Anij, like many of her species, was much older than she appeared. This was attributed...

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Artim
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Young Ba'ku boy, son of Sojef. Artim befriended Starfleet officer Data in 2375. Artim was fond of his pet, a Ba'ku rhyl.

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Beethoven, Ludwig van
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Famous composer from 18th-century Earth. Beethoven (1770-1827) was a favorite of Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

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Cousteau
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The name of the Enterprise-E's Captain's yacht. In 2375, Picard beamed various equipment and weapons onto the craft, and then used it to transport himself down to the Ba'ku homeworld in an effort...

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Curtis, Lieutenant
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Starfleet officer who served as attache to Admiral Matthew Dougherty in 2375.

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Cuzar, Regent
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Dignitary with the Evoran delegation to the Federation. She attended a reception aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-E in 2375.

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Dougherty, Admiral
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(Played by Anthony Zerbe) Hard-edged male Starfleet vice admiral who, in 2375, entered an alliance with the Son’a in order to help research the youthening effects of processed metaphasic...

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holoship
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In 2375, while on a "Duck Blind" survey mission of the Ba'ku homeworld, Admiral Matthew Doughtery used one of these mobile, holographic simulators. Doughtery planned to "relocate" all 600 Ba'ku...

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isolinear tag drones
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The Son'a deployed several isolinear tag drones upon the Ba'ku, in an attempt to relocate them while the Son'a harvested their planet's metaphasic radiation. The drones, once airborne, are fully...

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Kelly, Daniel Hugh
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Daniel Hugh Kelly played Sojef, the nominal leader of the Ba’ku in Star Trek: Insurrection, and had perhaps his greatest onscreen exposure playing “Skid” McCormick opposite...

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Murphy, Donna
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Versatile Broadway actress Donna Murphy portrayed Picard's love interest Anij in Star Trek: Insurrection.

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Murphy, Donna
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Versatile Broadway actress Donna Murphy portrayed Picard’s love interest Anij, a Ba’ku leader, in 2002’s Star Trek: Insurrection.  It was a bit of a change of pace for...

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Ro'tin
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Original birth-name of Ahdar Ru'afo.

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Ru'afo, Ahdar
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Leader of the Son'a people for about a hundred years until 2375. Born on the Ba'ku planet as Ro'tin, he changed his name to Ru'afo when he was exiled from his world along with other renegades who...

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Ru'afo's flagship
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The Son'a's flagship, commanded by the ruthless Ru'afo, was larger than the average Son'a warship and just as manueverable. The ship housed an opulent bridge module, as well as a massive cargo...

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scout ship, Federation
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See: Starfleet scout ship

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Sojef
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Male humanoid living on the Ba'ku planet with his son, Artim. In 2375 Sojef was a prominent member of the small but long-lived colony.

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Son'a
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Humanoid, spacefaring culture preoccupied with materialism and often anti-aging methods, discovered by Starfleet in 2375 to be not a unique species but an offshoot of the Ba'ku. Originally...

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Son'a collector ship
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A Son'a vessel created specifically to collect rejuvinating, metaphasic radiation particles from the Ba'ku homeworld. In 2375, the collector was deployed in orbit of the Ba'ku's planet. Captain...

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Son'a shuttle
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Small Son'a spacecraft. The shuttles released small drones capable of planting isolinear-tags.

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Star Trek: Insurrection
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Captain Picard's effort to save Lt. Commander Data leads him to the Ba'ku planet, where the Federation and their Son'a allies are conducting a cultural survey. The Ba'ku seem at first to be a...

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Starfleet scout ship
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This long-range, streamlined, Starfleet shuttle was used by Data, while surveying the Ba'ku planet. During an accident, which caused Data's ethical sub-routines to become crosswired, Data used...

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Ticonderoga, U.S.S.
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In 2375, this Federation starship was sent to the Ba'ku planet in an effort to make the planet a Federation protectorate. This was after Captain Picard exposed a conspiracy involving the...

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Tournel
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A dark-haired male Ba'ku villager. Tournel reported to Picard that Data had an irreparable phase variance in his positronic brain.

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Zerbe, Anthony
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Oscar-winning character actor Anthony Zerbe, best remembered for playing villains and other unsavory types, joined the Star Trek family in the role of the scheming, misguided Admiral...

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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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McGuire, Christopher
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Christopher McGuire serves as Star Trek: Discovery’s stunt coordinator. A veteran stuntman, stunt double, stunt driver and stunt coordinator, his many previous film and television credits...

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Mitchell, Kenneth
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Kenneth Mitchell co-stars on Star Trek: Discovery as Kol, a commanding officer in the Klingon Empire. Mitchell, who was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, has appeared in such films as The...

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Momen, Ali
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Ali Momen co-stars on Star Trek: Discovery as Kamran Gant, tactical officer aboard the U.S.S. Shenzhou. Momen is an accomplished actor-singer-producer who has graced the stage (Monsoon Wedding);...

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Morgan, Bonnie
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Bonnie Morgan is the actress and stuntwoman who played a Crepuscula alien in the Star Trek: Discovery premiere episode, "The Vulcan Hello." She'd previously appeared in dozens of films and...

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Mpumlwana, Thamela
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Thamela Mpumlwana plays Young T'Kuvma on Star Trek: Discovery. The Canadian actor and voice artist counts among his credits Arthur, The Warrior and the Savior, The Gabby Douglas Story, Peg+Cat,...

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Nambue, Dr.
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(Portrayed by Maulik Pancholy) The medical officer of the U.S.S. Shenzhou.

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