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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. Army Air Force...

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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 birth: Riverside,...

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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 Parents: Mr....

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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, Nichols grew up there where her father...

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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 Queen...

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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: Starfleet...

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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 hurt William Shatner. The Canadian...

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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 birth: Shi'Kahr,...

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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 Academy,...

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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 detention...

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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 controlled explosion...

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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 targeted...

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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 Billie...

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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 infinite and...

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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 Khan". The...

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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: 656-5827B Year...

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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 Manhattan in 1936...

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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 not carried...

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November, 1968
Kang
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Legendary Klingon commander whose exploits ensured him a place in the Hall of Heroes, as told in G'Trok's poem 'The Fall of Kang', an epic so important it is required reading at Starfleet Academy. 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 its third...

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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 that period....

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December, 1979
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 House,...

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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 arctic spiders...

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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 first film role playing Saavik...

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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 the crew...

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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, as Paramount...

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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 career in...

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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 Wrath of Khan...

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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 Kirk.

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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 U.S.S....

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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 a distress...

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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 protomatter in...

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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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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 Khan, co-wrote...

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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 Miranda-class...

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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 Noonien...

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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 transmission...

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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 Dr. Carol...

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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 "lifeless-ness." Regula...

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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 Mutara...

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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 "no-win scenario" presented...

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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 II: The Wrath of Khan....

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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 subsequently...

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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 — a no-win scenario test...

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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 rather...

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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: The Wrath of Khan,...

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September, 1987
de Lancie, John
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John de Lancie, whose portrayal of the mercurial character Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation has made him internationally (if not intergalactically) famous, was not always an omnipotent being descended...

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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 Nine, Star...

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Holodeck
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The generic name, especially in use aboard Federation starships, for the "smart" virtual reality system as evolved by the 2360s — a technology that combines transporter, replicator and holographic systems. The...

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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 as a...

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Q
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(Played by John de Lancie) STARFLEET LIFEFORM FILE: "Q" Full Name: Q Date of birth: (ageless)Place of birth: Unknown Parents: Unknown Education: Unknown Marital status: Unknown Children: one son, Q2 Assessment...

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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 Emmy Nominations...

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February, 1988
Westmore, McKenzie
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It’s only fitting that McKenzie Westmore, the daughter of modern Star Trek TV’s makeup guru Michael Westmore and a member of the Westmore makeup clan, has been making waves in her own right as...

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November, 1988
Howard, Merri
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Merri D. Howard was training to become a dental hygienist when a cousin asked her to be his assistant on a movie at Universal Studios. Deciding she didn't want to work with people's mouths anymore, she...

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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 design...

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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 even more...

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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 2009’s Star...

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March, 1989
Seymour, Carolyn
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Steely-eyed English actress Carolyn Seymour made a big impact in her four Star Trek roles, playing two different Romulan commanders on TNG: Taris in “Contagion” and Toreth on “Face of the Enemy,”...

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July, 1989
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 recurring namesake role as General Morshower...

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September, 1989
Piller, Michael
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Michael Piller was co-creator/executive producer of Star Trek: Voyager; co-creator/creative consultant of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; and served as executive producer of Star Trek: The Next Generation. With...

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October, 1989
Wise, Ray
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A 1947 native of Akron, Ohio, Ray Wise appeared as the fearfully superstitious Mintakan widower Liko in TNG’s “Who Watches the Watchers”—but to cult TV fans he will always be Leland Palmer, father...

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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 disturbed one at...

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May, 1990
Phillips, Ethan
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The only boy among six siblings, Ethan Phillips was born and raised in Long Island, New York.  His father and grandfather were the original owners of the legendary Frankie and Johnnie’s Steakhouse (and...

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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 working in film and...

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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 Paramount's...

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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 ST:Voyager, to his most...

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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 plunging...

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June, 1991
Walsh, Gwynyth
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As the younger and more dangerously seductive half of the Klingon Duras sisters, B’Etor as played by Gwynyth Walsh became one of modern Star Trek’s most iconic characters. She later turned up on Voyager’s...

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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 land mass...

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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 Voyager’s two-part...

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March, 1992
McNeill, Robert Duncan
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Robert Duncan McNeill fell in love with acting at an early age.  While attending high school in Atlanta, Georgia, he began performing in regional theater companies.  His first professional performance...

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Walston, Ray
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Science fiction may not be known for its comedy vehicles, but surely one of the most beloved “sitcoms” of tongue-in-cheekl science fiction was the 1960s’ My Favorite Martian, starring Bill Bixby and...

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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 Kira Taban was a recurring...

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Thompson, Susanna
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Versatile actress Susanna Thompson has four credits in her Star Trek resume, headlined by two appearances as the Borg Queen on Voyager’s “Dark Frontier” two-parter and “Unimatrix Zero” when Alice...

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February, 1993
Herd, Richard
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With his bull-nosed bearing, Richard Herd has made playing command figures a specially—and long before he became the major player of Tom Paris’ father Admiral Owen Paris on Voyager—he...

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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 The Next...

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Scarfe, Alan
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Coming from a strong stage background, Alan Scarfe made a perfect Romulan twice in TNG: as Admiral Mendak in “Data’s Day,” and as Tokath in “Birthright Part II.” His distinctive voice and penetrating...

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March, 1993
Russ, Tim
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The child of a U.S. Air Force officer, Tim Russ traveled the globe at an early age, growing up on military bases in, among other places, Omaha, Nebraska, Taiwan, the Philippines and Turkey.  He graduated...

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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 Nine, Star...

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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 on Deep...

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January, 1995
Adah, Aunt
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A welcoming, human form assumed by the Delta Quadrant Caretaker, and encountered by Voyager crew members in 2371. Aunt Adah offered lemonade and sugar cookies from the porch of a farm-like setting.

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Al-Batani, U.S.S.
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United Federation of Planets starship of unspecified class, commanded by Tom Paris' father Captain Paris with Kathryn Janeway in his crew.

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angla'bosqye
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A highly regarded Delta Quadrant dish. This was the first dish Neelix mentioned as bragging material to Captain Janeway when he requested to stay aboard the U.S.S. Voyager.  

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Arias
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Namesake planet, star or other object of an expedition on which Captain Katherine Janeway once served Admiral Paris as science officer.

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Array, the
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A huge craft built by the "Caretaker" aliens to protect the Ocampa in the Delta Quadrant, consisting of a central cylinder with projecting arms at the midpoint, each tipped with a fin-like panel at the...

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Beltran, Robert
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Born in Bakersfield, California, Robert Beltran is one of ten siblings; brother Louis Cruz Beltran is a well-known Latin jazz musician.  Beltran’s first professional role was in Luis Valdez’s critically...

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Caldik Prime
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Site of a Starfleet facility with a hospital, where Lieutenant Paris was stationed when his court-martial offense occurred — as was the original CMO of Voyager.

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Caretaker (Delta Quadrant)
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Male noncorporeal lifeform, one of a group of extradimensional explorers from another galaxy called the Nacene, who exist as pure sporocystian energy but can manifest in solid humanoid form. After Nacene...

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Caretaker, Part I
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In the late 24th century, a renegade group known as the Maquis operate outside the law to right what they see as Federation injustices. After infiltrating a Maquis cell to apprise Starfleet of the group's...

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Caretaker, Part II
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En route to the fifth planet of a neighboring system, Voyager's crew encounters Neelix, a Talaxian scavenger. He explains that the Array has been bringing ships into the region for many months. Neelix...

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Carey, Lt. Joseph
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An engineer aboard the U.S.S. Voyager, Carey served under B'Elanna Torres. In 2371, Carey was briefly named acting chief engineer when the original officer in that position was killed during the ship's...

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Cavit, Lieutenant Commander
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Starfleet officer assigned as first officer on the U.S.S. Voyager in 2371. Cavit was killed on the bridge when the ship was violently pulled into the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker Array. He was later...

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Chakotay
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FEDERATION BIOGRAPHICAL DATABASE FILE: Chakotay Status: Returned to Alpha Quadrant in 2378 as First Officer of U.S.S. Voyager; previous status as Maquis commando and felon under review Full Name: Chakotay...

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Chaltok IV
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Site of a Romulan research colony nearly destroyed during the test of a polaric ion device, which led to the Polaric Test Ban Treaty of 2268.

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Chapman, Professor
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Instructor at Starfleet Academy who was one of B'Elanna Torres' teachers. Prof. Chapman considered Torres to be one of the most promising cadets he had ever taught, despite the fact that she often challenged...

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corn on the cob
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Terran American folk vegetable served by the Nacine male Caretaker's rural human manifestations.

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