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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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warp drive
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The main propulsion system for most starships that is capable of faster-than-light travel. The core of the warp drive uses  to control the annihilation of matter and antimatter. This...

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November, 1966
Howard, Clint
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He may be forever known as Ron Howard’s “little brother,” but Clint Howard is the only one in the family with three appearances on various Star Treks—including the...

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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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December, 1966
Romulans
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Planets: Romulus and Remus (aka Romii). Until stardate 1709.2 when the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 under the command of Captain James T. Kirk had an unfriendly run-in with a Romulan ship. Very...

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January, 1967
warp factor
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Warp factor is the unit used to measure faster-than-light travel, where 'c' is equal to the speed of light. Each increase of one warp is computed geometrically. Warp ten is theorized to be...

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February, 1967
Montalban, Ricardo
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Ricardo Montalban originated the role of Khan Noonien Singh in the original Star Trek series episode "Space Seed." He reprised the character for the motion picture "Star Trek II: The Wrath 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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Pon Farr
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A Vulcan term for their mating cycle. Every seven years, the adult Vulcan undergoes an extreme and erratic physical and psychological imbalance, which can be fatal if the mating ritual is...

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

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Orions
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Green-skinned humanoids, the most notable of whom are the so-called "green Orion animal women," females who seem to be mere slaves but actually wield a preternatural influence over humanoid males...

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December, 1967
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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January, 1969
Biggs, Casey
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Casey Biggs played Damar on Deep Space Nine. The character first appeared in one episode of Season 4 and became an important recurring character up to the final episode of the series in Season 7....

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December, 1969
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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Okuda, Michael
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As the lead graphic designer for Star Trek, Michael Okuda has earned screen credit on more Star Trek productions than anyone except Gene Roddenberry. Michael was responsible for the control...

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Okuda, Denise
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  Denise Okuda served as video/computer playback supervisor and graphic artist for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise, as well as for several Star Trek movies made during...

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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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June, 1982
Alixia
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Talaxian who grew up on Rinax, a moon of Talax. Alixia and her brother Neelix often went exploring in such places as the Caves of Touth and the equatorial dust shrouds, and they even hunted...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Joachim
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Genetically superior blonde-haired young man serving under Khan in 2285. Joachim urged, unsuccessfully, Khan to stop battling James Kirk. Loyal to Khan, Joachim died with his master aboard the...

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Kobayashi Maru
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Federation freighter that served as part of the Kobayashi Maru scenario, a simulated Starfleet Academy training exercise wherein cadets had to decide what command decisions to make after receiving...

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Marcus, Dr. Carol
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(Played by Bibi Besch)Molecular biologist made famous in 2285 by her planet development process, Project Genesis. In the 2260's a relationship with James T. Kirk produced her son, David.

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Marcus, Dr. David
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(Played by Merritt Butrick) Along with his mother, Dr. Carol Marcus, a key scientist on Project Genesis in 2270-80s, and the only son of her and James T. Kirk. David introduced unstable...

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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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Miranda-class starship
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This type of Federation starship was introduced prior to 2285. The Miranda-class are similar to Soyuz-class ships, and have nacelles below their saucer sections. The Reliant and Saratoga were...

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Moby Dick
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Legendary white whale pursued by Captain Ahab in a 19th-century Earth novel. Apparently well-read throughout the galaxy, officers as diverse as James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Tom Paris and Khan...

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Mutara Nebula
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A large diffuse nebula used for cover by Admiral Kirk in his damaged U.S.S. Enterprise while pursued in a dogfight by vengeance-seeking renegade Khan Noonien Singh in the commandeered U.S.S. Reliant.

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prefix code
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The prefix code in Federation starship's locks control of that vessel to a unique code, accessed by authorized personnel. This code prevents unsecured control of key ship's systems through...

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Preston, Peter
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In 2285 this very young engineer's mate gave his life to save the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701. Preston — a nephew of Chief Engineer Scott — remained at his post when the other cadets ran.

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Project Genesis
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Project Genesis was a theoretical process to terraform dead planets by means of a genetic explosion that would reduce the surface of a planet to its elementary particles. Under the direction of...

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Regula One
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A space lab in orbit of the planet Regula, Regula One housed the research facilities for Project: Genesis. The project, lead by Doctors Carol and David Marcus, created "life" from...

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Reliant, U.S.S.
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Miranda-class starship, registry no. NCC-1864; commanded by Captain Clark Terrell; first officer, Commander Pavel Chekov. Its final mission occurred in 2285, when the Reliant was assigned to the...

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retina scan
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A more reliable way of detecting a persons identity, by scanning an individuals blood vessel pattern within the retina. Kirk had to submit to a retina scan to gain access to the Project Genesis files.

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Saavik
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(Played by Kirstie Alleyand Robin Curtis)Female Vulcan and protégée of Spock, Saavik enrolled at Starfleet Academy in 2285. She took part in the Kobyashi Maru training simulation, a...

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Scott, Judson
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With his sapphire eyes and an unforgettable “look,” it was only a quirk of miscommunication with his agent that kept Judson Scott off the screen credits as Joaquim for Star Trek...

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Sowards, Jack B.
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Jack B. Sowards wrote episodes of "Bonanza", "High Chaparral" and "Barnaby Jones" before getting the assignment to co-write the story for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan with Harve Bennett. He...

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
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In 2285 at Starfleet Academy, Admiral Kirk is busy training new cadets. Among the cadets is Saavik, a young protégé of Spock's, who feels that she has failed the Kobayashi Maru...

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Terrell, Captain Clark
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Commander of the U.S.S. Reliant. In 2285, Terrell was subjugated by Khan Noonien Singh's brain-eating Ceti eel. The information was used to help steal Project Genesis. Terrell later killed himself...

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Winfield, Paul
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Noted African-American actor Paul Winfield portrayed two powerful roles in his oportunities in the Star Trek universe: as the tragic Captain Clark Terrell in the bigscreen Star Trek II:...

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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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Livingston, David
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David Livingston is the most prolific Star Trek director. He has directed two Next Generation episodes, 17 Deep Space Nine episodes, 28 Voyager episodes, and 14 Enterprise episodes. He has worked...

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Westmore, Michael
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Michael Westmore is the primary make-up supervisor and designer for all of the current Star Trek series as well as a number of feature films and television shows. A winner of several Academy and...

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November, 1988
Mees, Jim
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The diverse career of Set Decorator Jim Mees began in 1967 when, at the age of 12, he met legendary textile designer Vera. That meeting resulted in a job as the youngest artist on Vera's 40-member...

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December, 1988
Moore, Ronald B.
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Starting his career in the motion picture industry in 1978, Ron Moore has dedicated himself to creating visual effects. He has contributed to many features such as "Ghostbusters" and "2010," and...

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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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February, 1989
Thompson, Brian
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Tough, tall Brian Thompson may best be known as the alien bounty hunter from The X-Files, during the years he appeared five times in Star Trek—first as displaced Klingon officer Klag in...

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July, 1989
Council, The
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With Degra's help, Captain Archer prepares to meet with the Xindi Council. As they go over their plan, Degra offers a little background on the Sphere-Builders' involvement with the Xindi. After...

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Morshower, Glenn
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As a go-to portrayer of authority figures, Glenn Morshower’s career has come a long way since he played lowly Ensign Burke on TNG’s “Peak Performance”—his...

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April, 1990
Groener, Harry
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Harry Groener was already an established Broadway star by the time he first appeared on Star Trek as Tam Elbrun, only the second look at a Betazoid other than the Troi family—and a...

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October, 1990
Berman, Rick
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With over 600 episodes of Star Trek to his credit, Emmy Award-winning producer Rick Berman is co-creator and executive producer of Paramount Network Television's Star Trek: Enterprise for UPN....

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November, 1990
Braga, Brannon
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Brannon Braga is the co-creator and executive producer of Paramount Network Television's Star Trek: Enterprise for UPN. Braga's tenure with Star Trek began in 1990 as a writer/producer on...

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March, 1991
Armstrong, Vaughn
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Vaughn Armstrong has played more characters in Star Trek series than any other actor. His appearances range from the Klingon Korris on ST:TNG to the Romulan Telek and a Hirogen on...

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May, 1991
Fleck, John
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John Fleck played several guest roles on The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager before playing Silik, a major recurring character, on Enterprise. Silik was the Suliban responsible for...

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December, 1991
Qo'noS
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Native name for the Klingon homeworld, a planet of the star Klingon and the site of the Imperial Empire's capital First City. It is sometimes standardized as "Kronos." It includes a lone huge...

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Rura Penthe
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Located in the Mempa Sector in the Beta Quadrant, the frozen planetoid was in the U.S.S. Discovery's search area for Captain Lorca when he was taken by the Klingons.  A high-security...

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January, 1992
Yeager, Chuck
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Aircraft test pilot on planet Earth, the first human to fly faster than the speed of sound. Yeager accomplished this feat on October 14, 1947, in a rocket-powered craft called the Glamorous...

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May, 1992
Kopache, Thomas
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Manchester, N.H., native Thomas Kopache is one of Star Trek’s busiest guest stars, with seven roles to his credit across all modern TV series—though only Kira’s late father...

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June, 1992
Lauritson, Peter
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Peter Lauritson is supervising producer in charge of all post-production on Enterprise, which includes sound, music, visual effects and editorial, and has been instrumental in all Star...

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January, 1993
Auberjonois, Rene
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Rene Auberjonois did it all on Star Trek. The veteran stage, television and film actor – who also happens to be an artist, director, voiceover talent, audiobook narrator, painter,...

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February, 1993
MacDonald, Scott
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Scott MacDonald played the villainous Xindi Commander Dolim during Enterprise's Season 3. However, he has made memorable appearances in other Star Trek TV shows, including Subcommander N'Vek on...

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March, 1993
Curry, Dan
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Dan Curry is the Visual Effects Producer for Star Trek: Enterprise. He graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts and minor in Theatre from Middlebury College in Vermont, and then went to Humboldt State...

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May, 1993
Burton, LeVar
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In addition to playing Geordi La Forge for seven years on Star Trek: The Next Generation and in four Star Trek feature films, LeVar Burton has directed episodes of ST:TNG, Star Trek: Deep Space...

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January, 1994
Ager, Nikita
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Nikita Ager plays the title character of the Enterprise episode "Rajiin"—a female slave being traded at an alien bazaar until she finds refuge with Captain Archer and his crew durign their...

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November, 1994
Combs, Jeffrey
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Jeffrey Combs has played numerous characters in the Star Trek universe, appearing in Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. His most notable roles are as Weyoun the Vorta and the Ferengi Brunt...

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May, 1995
Haun, Lindsey
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Lindsey Haun has found ways to combine her music with acting in recent years, highlighted so far with country star Toby Keith in his film debut Broken Bridges and her hit single,...

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October, 1995
Countdown
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The Xindi-Reptilians have kidnapped Hoshi, hoping that she will be able to decipher the Aquatics' launch code. This will give them the three codes they need to deploy the superweapon and destroy...

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Hertzler, J.G.
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John Garman Hertzler is best-known for playing Chancellor Martok on Deep Space Nine. However, his "Star Trek" links go back to 1990, when he appeared in an episode of Quantum Leap opposite Scott...

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February, 1996
Sussman, Mike
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Star Trek: Enterprise producer Mike Sussman has been writing adventures set in Gene Roddenberry's universe since he was eight years old. Sussman was born in Philadelphia, but spent most of his...

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September, 1996
Mislen
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Delta Quadrant homeworld of Chardis, some 4 parsecs from the point where the U.S.S. Voyager crossed the swarming aliens' border.

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October, 1996
Kroeker, Allan
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Allan Kroeker has directed numerous Star Trek episodes. His association with the franchise began during Deep Space Nine Season 5. He directed fourteen Deep Space Nine episodes, fourteen Voyager...

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McNeill, Robert Duncan
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Robert Duncan McNeill played Tom Paris on Star Trek: Voyager. Since completing his acting role on Voyager, he has turned to directing on a regular basis. McNeill has now directed episodes for both...

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March, 1998
McNulty, Jazzy
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A character in the U.S.S. Voyager's holographic scenario of Earth's World War II, McNulty was a band leader heard on British Radio Network broadcasts into occupied France during that conflict.

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October, 1998
night ship
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Ships used by the mysterious night beings in a vortex encountered by Voyager. Several of these ships assisted Voyager's effort to close the vortex by attacking and distracting a Malon freighter...

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November, 1998
Smallwood, Tucker
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Tucker Smallwood's first appearance in Star Trek was in the Voyager Season 5 episode "In the Flesh." He then appeared as a Xindi-Humanoid in nine Season 3 Enterprise episodes.

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November, 1999
Dawson, Roxann
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Roxann Dawson portrayed B'Elanna Torres on Star Trek: Voyager. She has also directed episodes of Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise.  For her biography, click here.

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January, 2000
Kim, Daniel Dae
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High-profile roles on ABC's Lost and then CBS's "new" Hawaii Five-0 have made Daniel Dae Kim a star and household face today, but circa 2000 he was new enough to audiences to be...

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Tincoo
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Qomar female. Inspired by the Doctor's singing, she composed a complex musical piece for him based on a mathematical formula. She then created a holographic replica of him capable of singing it.

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November, 2000
Strong, Phyllis
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Phyllis Strong was a staff writer and story editor during the last season of Voyager. Strong was also a staff writer during the first three years and was also a co-producer during Seasons 2 and 3...

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September, 2001
Altarian marsupial
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One of the creatures in Dr. Phlox's menagerie of organisms. Its droppings contain the greatest concentration of regenerative enzymes in the known universe.

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Amazon University
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Before joining the crew of the Enterprise NX-01, Hoshi Sato taught exo-linguistics at this university.

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Archer, Jonathan
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: Archer, Jonathan Rank: Captain Assignment: Commanding officer, Enterprise NX-01 Full Name: Jonathan Archer Birthplace: Upstate New York, North America, Earth Parents:...

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Archer, Henry
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Father of Jonathan Archer and one of the principal designers of the Enterprise NX-01. Henry also collaborated with Zefram Cochrane on the Warp 5 engine project.

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Bakula, Scott
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Scott Stewart Bakula was born to Sally and J. Stewart Bakula on October 9, 1954, in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up there as well. During his youth in St. Louis, Bakula established himself as...

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Big Sur Aquarium
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T'Pol has never been to this Earth tourist attraction, which is popular with the Starfleet personnel in San Francisco.

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