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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
Mind-Meld, Vulcan
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A touch technique that allows a Vulcan to merge his or her mind with the essence of another's mind purely by using specialized contact via fingertip-points -- on a humanoid, usually around the...

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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
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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Sarek
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A legendary Vulcan ambassador for the Federation born in Terran year 2164 to Skon and grandfather Solkar, Sarek was married at least three times over an illustrious career that was being studied...

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Tellarites
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Planet: Tellar. A humanoid species distinguished by a porcine-like snout, stout build, deep set eyes and a characteristically irascible disposition. The long-time United Federation of Planets...

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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
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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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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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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January, 1989
Sheppard, W. Morgan
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Venerable character actor William Morgan Sheppard turns up four times in the Star Trek universe: as the Rura Penth commandant in ST VI;  as the chief Vulcan Science Council minister 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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Warner, David
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Renowned character actor David Warner has played his share of villains for Star Trek, including those with lots of latex.  St. John Talbot was a human character in Star Trek V: The...

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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
Aztbur
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Daughter of Klingon Chancellor Gorkon, Aztbur ascended to the chancellorship herself when her father was assassinated in 2293. Aztbur accompanied her father on a journey to Earth to initiate...

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Azure Nebula
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A notable Class 11 nebula with trace amounts of sirillium along the Federation-Klingon border, where Sulu intended to hide his approach to Qo'nos during the Khitomer crisis of 2293. Kang's...

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Beta Quadrant
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That quarter of the Milky Way Galaxy located between 3 and 6 o'clock if the great plane of the galaxy is viewed as a clockface and the 6 o'clock position bisects the Sol system. The bulk of the...

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Burke, Yeoman
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Burke served aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-A in 2293, during the mission where Captain Kirk escorted Chancellor Gorkon and his Klingon delegation to Earth for peace talks. Burke was part of a...

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Cattrall, Kim
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Kim Cattrall, now world-famous as the outrageous Samantha Jones of HBO's Sex and the City, played the first “bad" Vulcan female when she donned ears as the traitorous Valeris for Star...

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Chang, General
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Chief of Staff to Klingon Chancellor Gorkon, Chang was a leader in the conspiracy to assassinate Gorkon, in order to obstruct peace initiatives between the Klingon Empire and the Federation. In...

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Comm officer, Excelsior
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(Played by Christian Slater) An otherwise unnamed male of lieutenant junior-grade rank aboard the U.S.S. Excelsior, it falls to him to awaken Captain Sulu one night in 2293 with Starfleet's...

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Commandant, Klingon (Rura Penthe)
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(Played by W. Morgan Sheppard)Administrator of the security force running the Klingons' infamous Rura Penthe underground ice-planet gulag in 2286, in charge when Kirk and McCoy are sentenceed...

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Commander-in-Chief, Starfleet
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In 2293, at Starfleet HQ on Earth, the Starfleet Commander-in-Chief convened an urgent meeting on Earth, where he declared that the "Klingon Empire has roughly fifty years of life left to it." His...

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Dax, Crewman
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In 2293, Dax, a young Starfleet officer, servied aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-A. He was briefly suspected of being one of the "hit men" who assassinated Klingon Chancellor Gorkon, because a pair...

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Federation President (Efrosian)
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(Played by Kurtwood Smith)This President, an Efrosian, served as head of the United Federation of Planets, with his office based in the city of Paris, France, on Earth. In 2293, at the Khitomer...

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Flinn, Denny Martin
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Star Trek novelist and screenwriter Denny Martin Flinn shares screenplay credit for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country with the film's director Nicholas Meyer.

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Gorkon
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(Played by David Warner)Gorkon was leader of the Klingon High Council in the late 23rd century, during a crisis which pushed the Klingon Empire to seek peace with the United Federation of Planets....

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gravitational unit
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Mechanism used to generate artificial gravity aboard starships. The unit aboard the Klingon ship Kronos One was disabled as part of the scheme to assassinate Chancellor Gorkon in 2293.

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Iman
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Iman has starred in a variety of TV and films, including Miami Vice and the Oscar-winning Out of Africa, before co-starred in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" as the chameloid Martia....

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Kerla, Brigadier
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Kerla served as a high-ranking, Klingon military consultant to Chancellor Gorkon and Chancellor Aztbur. In 2293, Kerla was among those against peace with the Federation, but was not a member of...

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Konner, Lawrence
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After penning episodes of "Remington Steele" and "Little House on the Prairie", Lawrence Konner co-wrote the story for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country with Leonard Nimoy and Mark Rosenthal.

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Kronos One
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In 2293, Kirk was to escort this Klingon battle cruiser, and Chancellor Gorkon, through Federation space to the Chancellor's peace meeting on Earth. During the mission, Kronos One was attacked --...

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Lojur, Helmsman
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In 2293, Lojur served aboard the U.S.S. Excelsior, NCC-2000, under the command of Captain Sulu. Lojur was on the bridge when Excelsior encountered the shockwave resulting from an explosion on the...

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Magnetic Boots
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Footwear used in weightless environments to allow the wearer to remain attached to a given surface. Assassins who killed Klingon Chancellor Gorkon in 2293 wore boots of this type to move around...

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Martia
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Rura Penthe inmate at the time of Kirk and McCoy's internment. She was a duplicitous Chameloid, or shape-shifter, who tried to use Kirk to escape the frozen planet. When Kirk figured out her plan,...

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Plummer, Christopher
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Christopher Plummer portrayed the Klingon Shakespeare-quoting General Chang in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

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Praxis
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Klingon moon and primary energy source for the homeworld whose explosion in 2293 fostered the first UFP-Klingon peace treaty.

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Prototype Klingon Bird-of-Prey
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Prior to 2293, an experimental version of the Klingon's most infamous vessel was developed to allow the firing of torpedos while cloaked. This prototype Bird-of-Prey was commanded by General...

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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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Rosenthal, Mark
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Mark Rosenthal has collaborated several times with Lawrence Konner, notably on the story for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

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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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Samno, Yeoman
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Samno served aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-A. In 2293, Samno and Yeoman Burke conspired in the murder of Chancellor Gorkon. Samno and Burke were both later murdered by co-conspirator, Lt. Valeris.

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Slater, Christian
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A long time Star Trek fan, noted actor Christian had had his own brief, uncredited cameo in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Thanks to not only his fame but his...

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Smith, Kurtwood
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Ironic it is that Kurtwood Smith could amass a body of screen work and yet be best remembered as the dad of That ‘70s Show—but there he is as Annorax, the Krenim time-tripper of...

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
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Following the violent explosion of an energy production facility on the Klingon moon of Praxis, the collapse of the Klingon Empire is considered imminent. In 2293, the United Federation of Planets...

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Valeris, Lt.
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(Played by Kim Cattrall)Vulcan Starfleet Officer who plotted with others to assassinate Klingon Chancellor Gorkon in 2293. Lt. Valeris had been the first Vulcan to graduate at the head of her...

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Valtane, Dmitri
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As science officer, Valtane served abaord the U.S.S. Excelsior, NCC-2000 under Captain Sulu and with then-Ensign Tuvok. Lieutenant Valtane was unaware he carried a memory virus in his brain, which...

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Warden of Rura Penthe
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A klingon, the Warden was in charge of the frozen wasteland/gulag, Rura Penthe. Arguably, the most noteworthy prisioners under his tenure were Kirk and McCoy, when the two Starfleet officers were...

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West, Colonel
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In 2293, West, a Starfleet officer, briefed the Federation President with a plan - Operation Retrieve - to rescue Kirk and McCoy from the penal colony on Rura Penthe. It was later revealed that...

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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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Worf, Colonel
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In 2293 a Klingon warrior, Colonel Worf, was assigned as defense counsel for James Kirk and Leonard McCoy, against charges of assassinating Chancellor Gorkon. Worf lost the case to the prosecutor,...

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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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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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