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December, 1969
Burton, LeVar
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Thanks to his breakthrough role as Kunta Kinte in the landmark Roots miniseries, LeVar Burton was likely the best-known member of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s ensemble cast as...

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Crusher, Beverly
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE ? Crusher, Beverly Rank: CommanderCurrent assignment: Chief Medical Officer, U.S.S. Enterprise (detached service upon loss of vessel in...

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Data
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: Data Final Rank: Lieutenant Commander Last assignment: Second Officer/Science Officer, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E (was promoted to First Officer, but died prior to...

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Frakes, Jonathan
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Like many of his fellow Star Trek actors, Jonathan Frakes developed his acting chops on stage in New York City, where he appeared in Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape and Shenandoah. Soap opera parts...

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La Forge, Geordi
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: La Forge, Geordi Rank: CommanderCurrent assignment: Chief engineer, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-EFull Name: Geordi La ForgeDate of...

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McFadden, Gates
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Every now and then, the lives of the actors and the characters they play seem to run in tandem.  In the TNG episode “Data’s Day,” Data—noting that Dr. Crusher had once...

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Picard, Jean-Luc
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 (Portrayed by Sir Patrick Stewart) STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: Picard, Jean-LucRank: CaptainCurrent assignment: Commander, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-EFull...

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Riker, William
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: Riker, William T. 'Will' Rank: Captain Serial number: SC 231-427 Current assignment: Commander , U.S.S. Titan Full Name: William Thomas Riker Date of birth: August 19,...

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Sirtis, Marina
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Born in London to Greek parents, Sirtis attended the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama. After graduating, she became a member of the Worthing Repertory Theater, where she made her debut as...

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Spiner, Brent
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Born in Houston, Texas, Brent Spiner credits his high school drama teacher—the same man who inspired the careers of acting brothers Randy and Dennis Quaid, and director Thomas...

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Stewart, Patrick
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Does life end after commanding the Starship Enterprise for 15 years? Judging by the career of Patrick Stewart, apparently not. Stewart’s fame as Captain Jean-Luc Picard provided no end of...

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Troi, Deanna
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: Troi, Deanna Rank: Commander Current assignment: U.S.S. Titan Full Name: Deanna Troi Date of birth: Terran equivalent: March 29, 2336 Place of birth: Near Lake El-Nar,...

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December, 1979
Goldsmith, Jerry
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Academy Award-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith was one of Hollywood's busiest and most honored musical talents. Goldsmith's compositions have virtually defined the musical personality of Star Trek...

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

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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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Worf
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(Played by Michael Dorn) PERSONNEL FILE: Worf Last Starfleet Rank: Lieutenant Commander Current position: Federation Ambassador to Qo'noS; previously, strategic operations officer, Deep Space...

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November, 1988
Goldberg, Whoopi
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Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg starred as Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation in a recurring guest star role—the first of Star Trek's celebrity fans to win a spot on the...

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February, 1996
Eaves, John
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Production designer John Eaves has had a major impact on the look of the Star Trek universe since 1994. He has been responsible for creating many of the props and ships for Star Trek: Deep Space...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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sphere, Borg
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See: Borg sphere

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

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

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

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December, 2008
Abrams, J.J.
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J.J. Abrams was in the midst of postproduction on Mission: Impossible III when Paramount Pictures approached him to produce a new Star Trek film. Although Abrams knew that his friends Roberto Orci...

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Chekov (Kelvin), Pavel Andreievich
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(Played by Anton Yelchin) Ensign Pavel Chekov is the navigator for the Enterprise, although he seems to know so much about the operations of the ship (including the ship’s transporters)...

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Cho, John
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John Cho, who has played Hikaru Sulu in the 2009 adaptation of Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness and now Star Trek Beyond, was born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Los Angeles. He began acting...

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Giacchino, Michael
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Michael Giacchino nominated for an Academy Award® for his score to the animated blockbuster Ratatouille, which went on to win the Oscar® for Best Animated Film.  He made his feature...

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Kirk (Kelvin), James T.
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(Played by Chris Pine)Starfleet's legendary captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise was the person most changed in the alternate universe created by the Narada's time incursion into 2233. When...

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Kurtzman, Alex
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The characters of Kirk and Spock are among the most instantly recognizable fictional characters created in the past 50 years. If the Star Trek reboot -- which kicked off with Star Trek (2009) was...

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McCoy (Kelvin), Leonard "Bones"
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(Played by Karl Urban) In the alternate timeline caused by Nero and his Narada crew's incursion, McCoy apparently enlisted in Starfleet around the same time as Kirk; he shows up on the shuttle...

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Pegg, Simon
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Simon Pegg, who played Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the "alternate reality" timeline of Star Trek that premiered in 2009, as well as in Star Trek Into Darkness and now Star Trek Beyond, which he...

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Pine, Chris
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Chris Pine -- Star Trek's current Captain Kirk -- has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most-exciting young talents, with multiple projects on the way and a resume that's as extensive as he is...

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Quinto, Zachary
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Zachary Quinto, who has played the alternate-reality version of Spock in 2009's Star Trek film, Star Trek Into Darkness and now Star Trek Beyond, first came to wide public attention thanks to his...

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Roy, Deep
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Nairobi, Kenya native Muhinda Purba uses the stage name “Deep Roy” in an ever-growing resume of unique film and genre roles since 1976, including that of the diminuitive alien...

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Saldana, Zoe
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Zoe Saldana built her reputation as a versatile and respected actress by choosing roles that she feels passionately about, as was evident by her portrayal of Nyota Uhura in Star Trek (2009) and...

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Scott (Kelvin), Montgomery "Scotty"
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(Played by Simon Pegg)Even in the alternate reality created in 2233, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott had still matured into a brilliant young engineer by 2258—so much so that he'd brazenly...

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Spock (Kelvin)
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(Played by Zachary Quinto)Spock of Vulcan was already three years old at the time Romulan marauder Nero was thrown into the past and created an alternate reality, later causing the destruction of...

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Sulu (Kelvin), Hikaru
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(Played by John Cho) Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu is the acting helmsman for the newly commissioned Starship Enterprise. Reportedly an excellent pilot, Sulu was awarded the position at the last minute,...

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Uhura (Kelvin), Nyota
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(Played by Zoe Saldana) Smart, sassy and an expert in xenolinguistics, the study of alien languages, morphology, phonology, and syntax. Kirk interprets this to mean that Uhura has “a...

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Urban, Karl
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Prior to portraying Bones McCoy in 2009's alternate-reality Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness and now Star Trek Beyond, Karl Urban was perhaps best known for his dynamic turn as Rohan...

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Yelchin, Anton
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The late Anton Yelchin -- who played Chekov in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond -- was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, to Irina Korina and Viktor...

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July, 2016
Boutella, Sofia
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Sofia Boutella wears many hats. Born in Bab El Oued in Algiers, Algeria, she's an actress, model and dancer. Her film credits include StreetDance 2, Monsters: Dark Continent and Kingsman: The...

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Elba , Idris
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Idris Elba, who co-stars in Star Trek Beyond, is a British actor and musician best known for his roles in such films and television series as The Wire, The Office, American Gangster, 28 Weeks...

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Lin, Justin
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Justin Lin, director of Star Trek Beyond, was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and grew up in Orange County, California. He studied film at the UCLA Film School before making his feature film...

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Star Trek Beyond Synopsis
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In Star Trek Beyond, the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the...

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