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September, 1966
Kelley, DeForest
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Like the character of Dr. Leonard McCoy he played, Jackson DeForest Kelley was born in Georgia—Atlanta, to be specific, the son of a Baptist minister. Following his discharge from the U.S....

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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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McCoy, Leonard H.
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(Played by DeForest Kelley) STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: McCoy, Leonard H. Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Final Rank: Admiral, retired Full Name: Leonard H. McCoy, M.D. Year of birth: 2227...

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Nichols, Nichelle
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Prior to being cast as Lt. Uhura in Star Trek, Nichelle Nichols had guested on Gene Roddenberry's first series, The Lieutenant. Born in Robbins, Ill., near Chicago,...

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Nimoy, Leonard
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Born and raised in Boston, Leonard Nimoy started acting as a boy, but moved to Los Angeles at age 18 to give it a go on a professional level. He worked his way up from small roles in the likes of...

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Scott, Montgomery "Scotty"
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(Portrayed by James Doohan)STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: Scott, Montgomery "Scotty" Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Final Rank: Captain Serial Number: SE-197-54T Year of birth: 2222 Education:...

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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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Spock
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STARFLEET HISTORICAL DATABASE: Spock Full Biography Mode Rank: Captain, retired Serial number: S179-276SP Full Name: Spock (lineal Vulcan name unpronounceable) Year of birth: 2230 Place of...

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Sulu, Hikaru
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(Portrayed by George Takei) STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: Sulu, Hikaru Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Rank: Captain Date of birth: 2237 Place of birth: San Francisco, Earth Education: Starfleet...

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Takei, George
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George Hosato Takei was born in the Boyle Heights district of Los Angeles. He and his family lived there until World War II when, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, they were relocated to a...

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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
Whitney, Grace Lee
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Grace Lee Whitney was born Mary Ann Chase in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Whitney started her entertainment career as a "girl singer" on Detroit's WJR radio. She soon opened in nightclubs for the likes of...

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September, 1967
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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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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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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Wyatt, Jane
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Jane Wyatt had appeared in over 25 films before her role as Margaret Anderson in the seminal sitcom "Father Knows Best" in 1954, for which she won three Emmys in a row. Who better, then, to...

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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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Sternbach, Rick
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Rick Sternbach has been a space and science fiction artist since the early 1970s, often combining both interests in a project. His clients include NASA, Sky and Telescope, Data Products, Random...

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June, 1982
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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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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June, 1984
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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November, 1986
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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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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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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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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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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Hicks, Catherine
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A decade before she became known everywhere as Annie Camden, the mother of the WB’s family drama 7th Heaven for 11 seasons, Catherine Hicks was embraced by fan and mainstream audiences alike...

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Huey 204
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Atmospheric transport used on Earth circa the late twentieth century. Commander Sulu borrowed a Huey while on a time-traveling visit to Earth's past, in order to aid in constructing the tank...

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Huey 204
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This rotor-winged aircraft, or "helicopter," was used on Earth in the late 20th century. In 1986, Sulu used one such vehicle to deliver Plexiglas panels to the time-traveling Klingon...

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Macintosh
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Personal computer model used on Earth in the twentieth and twenty-first century. Chief Engineer Scott had trouble determining what the mouse accessory was for and found using the keyboard "quaint."

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Nichols, Dr
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Human engineer living in San Francisco in 1986. As Plexicorp's plant manager, Nichols gave Dr. McCoy and Montgomery Scott a tour and then fabricated transparent aluminum to Scott's specifications.

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Peters, Brock
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Brock Peters played two key roles in Star Trek: Admiral Cartwright in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country," and Joseph Sisko, Benjamin Sisko's New...

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Probe, The
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An alien space probe of unknown origin, the Probe wreaked ecological havoc on planet Earth when, in 2286, it came searching for humpback whales. The Probe wanted to contact the intelligent...

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Robbins, Harold
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1916-1997. North American male novelist from Earth, famous for writing "The Carpetbaggers." James Kirk peppered his own vocabulary with colorful metaphors and profanity based on Harold Robbins's...

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Rogerson, Commander
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Twentieth-century Naval officer in charge of the U.S.S. Enterprise CVAN-65, docked in the port of Alameda, California on 1986 Earth. The Enterprise was the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier....

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Saratoga, U.S.S. (NCC-1937)
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This Miranda-class starship was patrolling the Neutral Zone when it was disabled by an alien space probe. The Saratoga's registry was NCC-1937.

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Sinclair, Madge
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Acclaimed Jamaican-American actress Madge Sinclair joined son-and-dance icon Ben Vereen as Capt. Silva LaForge, one of Geordi LaForge’s parents for TNG’s...

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
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In 2286, Kirk and company wait in self-imposed exile on Vulcan, monitoring Spock's progress as he remembers his past. On Earth, the Federation Council is urged by the Klingon Ambassador to produce...

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Susann, Jacqueline
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1921-1974. Human novelist whose wildly successful novels, including "Valley of the Dolls," became James Kirk's vocabulary reference for 1986 Earth, ensuring his conversations contained the...

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T'Plana-Hath
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One of the founders of Vulcan philosophy. Her principle beginning, "Logic is the cement of our civilization..." was part of Spock's retraining in 2286. A Vulcan ship, the first to make contact...

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Taylor, Dr. Gillian
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(Played by Catherine Hicks)Whale expert in 1986 working with the two humpbacks, George and Gracie, that James Kirk needs to bring back to the 23rd century in order to answer the call of a...

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transparent aluminum
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Material commonly used in the twenty-third century as a common construction component. It was invented by Dr. Nichols of Plexicorp, a company located in San Francisco on twentieth century Earth....

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Trillya, Lt. (J.g.)
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  (Played by Jane Wiedlin)A near-humanoid female junior communications officer aboard the USS Shepard when it it is disabled, like so many other Starfleet vessels, by the passing...

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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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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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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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Wiedlin, Jane
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Jane Wiedlin, the iconic rhythm guitarist of 80s New Wave all-woman band The Go-Go’s,  indulged her lifelong fandom of Star Trek with a cameo in 1986’s Star Trek IV: The...

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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, 2002
Argo ATV (All Terrain Vehicle)
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A unique component of the Enterprise-E's Argo shuttle is the Argo ATV. This all-terrain vehicle is equipped with an advanced engine system and is also armed with a rear phaser cannon. The ATV can...

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Argo shuttle, The
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The Argo shuttle is the latest and most advanced design of shuttlecraft thus far. The ship, equipped with retractable wings that allow the craft to easily land on a variety of planet surfaces, is...

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B-4
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A facsimile of Data found on Kolarus III, B-4 was a key element of Shinzon's plot to lure Captain Picard and the Enterprise-E into his vengeful trap. Worf detected B-4's positronic signal from the...

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Baird, Stuart
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Already highly successful as a film editor ("Tommy", "The Omen", "Superman", "Lethal Weapon"), Stuart Baird transitioned to directing with the action features "Executive Decision" and "U.S....

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Donatra, Commander Romulan
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Donatra protested Shinzon's coup against the Romulan Senate, and therefore ultimately opted to side against whatever plans he had for the future of the Romulan Empire. Her warbird, the Valdore,...

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Hardy, Tom
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Tom Hardy had big shoes to fill when he was cast at age 25 in 2002’s Star Trek Nemesis to play Shinzon, a young clone of Captain Picard—in effect, a younger version of...

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Kolaran ATV (All Terrain Vehicle)
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This all-terrain vehicle serves as the primary means of transportation for the Kolarans. Vehicle's occupants usually consist of a driver and a gunner, who mans the various arms situated at the...

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Logan, John
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Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan wrote the screenplay and co-wrote the story for "Star Trek Nemesis" with Rick Berman and Brent Spiner. Logan received an Oscar nomination in 2001...

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Meyer, Dina
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Dina Meyer donned eartips and headridges as one of the strongest Romulan characters since the original Star Trek series when she played Commander Donatra  in 2002’s...

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Perlman, Ron
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When it comes to Ron Perlman, genre fans have already seen both leontine Vincent of the 1980s Beauty and the Beast TV series, and Hellboy of the more recent big-screen franchise taken from...

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Remans
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Humanoid, light-sensitive native species of Remus, the sister planet to Romulus, who evolved in their world's dark-side hemisphere and have largely remained subjugated by their more powerful...

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Romulan warbird Valdore
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The Valdore is a newer, sleeker design of warbird, distinguished from its predecessor by its expansive wingspan and elongated hull. Under the command of Commander Donatra, the ship lead the...

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Scimitar, The
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The Scimitar, a product of Reman engineering, served as both Shinzon's warship and as a massive, thaleron-radiation-based weapon. The vessel combines the clean lines of the traditional Romulan...

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Scorpion shuttle
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The Scorpion shuttle provides Reman forces with a sleek, short-range attack ship, that can engage the enemy as one would in a 20th-century dogfight. Located in a massive hangar bay aboard their...

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Shinzon
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(Played by Tom Hardy) The Reman Praetor Shinzon was a clone of Jean-Luc Picard. Shinzon was a product of a failed experiment to clone Picard and send the clone to infiltrate Starfleet, with...

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Son'a ship
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These warships are the primary warp-driven ships used by the Son'a. Considerable resources within the ships were used for Son'a body-enhancement facilities. In 2375, these ships confronted the...

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sphere, Borg
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See: Borg sphere

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Spiner, Brent
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Brent Spiner played Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation for seven years and in four feature films. He also co-wrote the story for Star Trek Nemesis with John Logan and Rick Berman. For his...

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Star Trek Nemesis
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On Romulus, the senate is locked in heated debate. Romulus and her sister world Remus are divided, but the Reman leader, Shinzon, has a plan to unite them. Shinzon's plan is rejected, and the...

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Viceroy
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(Played by Ron Perlman)The Viceroy, Shinzon's top Reman advisor, served his charge during the campaign to siege control of the Romulan Senate and destroy the Federation, starting with...

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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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