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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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November, 1966
Whitney, Grace Lee
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Grace Lee Whitney was born Mary Ann Chase in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Whitney started her entertainment career as a "girl singer" on Detroit's WJR radio. She soon opened in nightclubs for the likes of...

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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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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
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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December, 1979
Air Tram
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This transport vehicle was commonly used in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 23rd century. Admiral Kirk once took an air tram to Starfleet Headquarters.

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Amar, I.K.S.
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On stardate 7412.6, this Klingon battle cruiser was destroyed during its investigation of the immense space-faring, machine lifeform, known as "V'Ger." This vessel is similar in configuration to...

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Branch, Commander
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Commander of the Epsilon IX monitoring station that was consumed by the V'Ger machine-cloud. Branch's final transmission revealed that V'Ger was interpreting normal scans as a hostile act.

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Captain, Klingon (Amar)
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(Played by Mark Lenard)The Klingon captain of the battlecruiser IKS Amar whose three-ship patrol is destroyed by V'ger along the onetime Federation Neutral Zone of the pre-alliance era...

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Cleary
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Technician serving in the Engineering section of the refitted U.S.S. Enterprise in 2271 when the ship intercepted V'Ger.

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Collins, Stephen
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In "Star Trek: The Motion Picture", Stephen Collins portrays Willard Decker, the intended captain of the refit U.S.S. Enterprise, who is temporarily replaced by Kirk in the rush to...

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Columbia, U.S.S.
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Starfleet scout ship, registry NCC-621.

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Constitution-Class Refit
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This refit of the old Constitution-class is best evidenced via the U.S.S. Enterprise, under the command of a then-Admiral Kirk, circa 2271. This class of starship featured an increase in crew...

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Decker, Willard
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The son of the late Commodore Matt Decker, Will Decker was hand-picked by Admiral James T. Kirk to command the U.S.S. Enterprise upon its refitting ca. 2270. But Kirk was on board when the...

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Deltans
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This usually bald species hails from Delta IV, and is known for being highly developed in the arena of sexuality. In fact, Deltans in Starfleet are required to to take an Oath of Celibacy, so that...

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DiFalco, Chief
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Starfleet officer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise under the command of Willard Decker and later James T. Kirk. She was serving as relief navigator when the Enterprise intercepted the V'Ger machine...

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Dochterman, Daren R.
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Conceptual designer and visual effects artist Daren R. Dochterman has been in the motion picture industry for nearly 20 years. Dochterman has worked as a production illustrator, concept artist,...

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drydock
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Orbital construction used for major maintenance and repair of starships and other space vessels. The original Enterprise NCC-1701 was refit in the San Francisco Yards dry-dock located in Earth...

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Enterprise, S.S.
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Early spacecraft. A picture of this vessel could be seen on the refitted Enterprise.

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Enterprise, Space Shuttle
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Earth orbital test vehicle, designated OV-101. Built by NASA in 1976, this craft was involved in several missions pertaining to such things as zero-gravity experiments and satellite launches.

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Epsilon IX Relay Station
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Situated in the Alpha Quadrant, Epsilon IX was the site of the Federation's earliest contact with the probe, V'Ger. The relay station, and all of its personnel, were assimilated by the cloud-like,...

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Fein, David C.
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David C. Fein is the producer of Robert Wise's "Director's Edition" of "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," which premiered in 2001 to universal acclaim. Fein's interest in science fiction and...

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Foster, Alan Dean
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Alan Dean Foster wrote the story for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

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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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Ilia, Lt.
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(Played by Persis Khambatta)A female Deltan navigator who briefly served aboard the refit U.S.S. Enterprise in 2271 under James Kirk. She had once had a romantic relationship with Cmdr. Will...

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K't'inga-class battle cruiser
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This class of Klingon ship replaced the D7-class of battle cruiser around 2270. K't'inga-class battle cruisers are among the smaller Klingon ships.

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Khambatta, Persis
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Originally hailing from Mumbai, India, Persis Khambatta portrayed Lt. Ilia in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture."  Famously known for having been crowned Miss India in her native land in...

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Linguacode
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Communications code meant for use in first-contact situations. It is designed to be easily translated and understood by the recipient.

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Livingston, Harold
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Harold Livingston turned Alan Dean Foster's story into the screenplay for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.   He also wrote episodes of the "Mission: Impossible", "Mannix" and "Barbary Coast"...

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maneuvering thrusters
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Low-velocity propulsion system used by spacecraft. The thrusters are reaction-control jets in docking maneuvers and similar situations for precision positional and attitude control.

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Michael, Chuck
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Sound supervisor and re-recording mixer on the "Director's Edition" of "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," Chuck Michael has worked as an editor and/or supervisor on over 40 motion pictures. His...

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Nogura, Admiral
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In 2271 this Starfleet Admiral removed Captain Decker from command of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 in favor of James Kirk. Nogura gave Kirk his old ship to investigate V'Ger.

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Orbital Office Complex
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An orbital office complex houses several modules for various tasks and operations. Around 2270, one such complex provided offices for Admiral Kirk and his crew during the Enterprise refit.

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Probert, Commodore
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High ranking Starfleet officer who, in 2271, sent instructions for the U.S.S. Columbia to rendezvous with the U.S.S. Revere. This message was transmitted through the Epsilon IX monitoring station...

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rec deck
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Short for recreation deck, a facility located aft on deck 7 of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 after its refit. It offered an assortment of games to crewmen. Also among its features were a large...

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Revere, U.S.S.
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Commodore Probert ordered this scout vessel, registry NCC-595, to rendezvous with the U.S.S. Columbia in 2271. This was one of the last orders overheard at the Epsilon IX Monitoring Station...

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shuttle, Vulcan
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Spock used one of these small, warp-powered vessels in 2271 to get from Vulcan to the Enterprise. The craft was named for the great Vulcan philosopher Surak.

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Sonak
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Young Vulcan science officer who died in 2271 while beaming aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. Sonak had been hand-picked by James Kirk to serve on the V'Ger mission.

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture
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Director's Edition Release Date: 11.06.2001 In 2271 an unknown, cloud-like entity descends upon several Klingon vessels and destroys them. Having monitored the surprise attack, Federation space...

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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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thruster suit
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Spacesuit that also includes a thruster back for maneuvering in space. Its primary use is for emergency evacuation of a vessel. In 2271, Commander Spock left the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 in a...

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travel pod
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Admiral Kirk and Scotty rode on of these small shuttles to the Enterprise in 2271, as the ship's transporter wasn't working yet. These pods are used for short-term travel, such as back and forth...

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V'Ger
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A sentient, massive entity which threatened Earth in 2271, en route to find its "Creator." In doing so, V'Ger destroyed anything it encountered by digitizing it for its memory chamber....

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Wise, Robert
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An Academy Award winner who entered directorial ranks after an apprenticeship as a film editor (editing the picture many regard as the greatest of all time, "Citizen Kane"), Robert Wise has gone...

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Work Bee
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A small, one-person extravehicular craft used for orbital construction and similar work. The Work Bee employed a modular design and could be equipped with robotic waldoes. It could also be used...

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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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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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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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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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June, 1984
Adventure, Mr.
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A Lieutenant in Starfleet, Mr. Adventure earned his namesake while posted with Uhura at a transporter station near spacedock. He was eager to see some excitement, get into the action, "even a...

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Anderson, Dame Judith
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Paramount grabbed quite a cultural coup when legendary actress Dame Judith Anderson appeared as Vulcan High Priestess T’Lar, the savior of Spock and restorer of his katra in Star Trek...

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bird-of-prey, Klingon
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See: Klingon bird-of-prey

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cloaking device, Klingon
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Similar to the Romulan cloaking device, the Klingons received this technology from the Romulans circa 2268, when the two civilizations shared a political alliance. The Klingons outfitted many...

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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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Esteban, Captain J.T.
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As cpatain of the science-vessel U.S.S. Grissom, Esteban commanded the survey of the Genesis Planet. Among his crew were Lt. Saavik and David Marcus, Admiral Kirk's son. A conservative,...

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Excelsior, U.S.S.
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A starship originally designated NX-2000, for testing purposes and as the first of its class, "The Great Experiment" was the first starship equiped with transwarp drive. Captain Styles commanded...

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Excelsior-class starship
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Type of Federation starship. The first of these, launched in 2285, had an experimental transwarp drive, which presumably had to be removed. The Excelsior was referred to as "The Great Experiment."...

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Ferrer, Miguel José
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The late Miguel Ferrer, who was best known for his roles on NCIS: Los Angeles, Crossing Jordan, Twin Peaks, Mulan and RoboCop, made his mark on the Star Trek universe when he played the executive...

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flight recorder
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The recorder stores data and visual records from critical areas on a ship. It is intended for use by investigators to gather evidence in the event of an accident involving or aboard the ship. In...

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Grissom, U.S.S. (NCC-638)
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Captain J.T. Esteban commanded this Oberth-class research vessel, which was assigned to investigate the Genesis Planet in 2285. The investigation team also included Lieutenant Saavik and Dr. David...

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Klingon Bird-of-Prey
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The ubiquitous spread-wing craft capable of atmospheric, planetary or warp operations is utilized in two classes: the smaller B'rel and the larger K'Vort. Kruge's smaller ship had a crew of 12 in...

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Kruge, Commander
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Klingon bird-of-prey captain, in 2285, Kruge collected stolen data on the Project Genesis device. Kruge wanted Genesis for its weapons potential and his quest for Genesis lead to the destruction...

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Larrouquette, John
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  Actor-commediane John Larrouquette, a native of New Orleans, was but a year away from his breakout role as Assistant DA Dan Fielding in Harry Anderson's sitcom Night Court when...

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lexorin
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Drug administered to Dr. McCoy in 2285 to remedy the symptoms of mental disorientation he was experiencing while carrying the katra of Captain Spock within his own mind.

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Lloyd, Christopher
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At the time he played Kruge, the renegade Klignon commander of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Christopher Lloyd was just coming off his second Emmy win for comedy lead actor as Rev. Jim...

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Maltz
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Klingon officer serving under Kruge in 2285. Maltz was captured after Kirk took Kruge's bird-of-prey following the death of Kruge and the other Klingon crew members.

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Merchantman
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A small merchant cargo ship, chartered in 2285 by the Klingon operative, Valkris. Valkris used the ship to transport stolen data on the Federation project known as Genesis to the Klingon...

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Morrow, Admiral
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In 2285, Morrow served as Starfleet's Chief of Command. After James Kirk defeated Khan and returned the U.S.S. Enterprise to spacedock, Morrow wanted to decommission the vessel. Morrow also...

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Oberth-class starship
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This kind of Federation starship is often used for scientific missions. The U.S.S. Grissom was of the Oberth-class. While in orbit of the Genesis Planet, Grissom was destroyed by Commander...

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Okrand, Marc
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Marc Okrand devised the dialogue and coached the actors speaking the Klingon language heard in "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock," "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier," and "Star Trek VI: The...

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Skon
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Spock's grandfather. Skon was the son of Solkar, and father of Sarek.

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Solkar
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Vulcan male who was Spock's great-grandfather. Solkar parented Skon whose son was Sarek, Spock's father.

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Spacedock
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Spacedock is a massive, orbital facility, providing starships with many service facilities. Starships can dock for crew transfers and/or put in for repairs. In 2285, the U.S.S. Enterprise...

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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
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As the U.S.S. Enterprise returns to spacedock for repairs following the battle with Khan in 2285. Kirk continues to mourn Spock's death. McCoy suddenly enters the Vulcan's sealed quarters,...

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Styles, Captain
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Starfleet officer who, in 2285, commanded the U.S.S. Excelsior, NX-2000. The Excelsior was the first Federation starship fitted with a transwarp drive. The experiment, however, was unsuccessful....

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T'Lar
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(Played by Dame Judith Anderson)Highly-respected Vulcan priestess who agreed to attempt the rare and dangerous fal-tor-pan in 2285, high atop Mount Seleya. T'Lar relieved Leonard McCoy of Spock's...

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terminium
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Metal compound used in the construction of photon torpedo casings.

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Torg
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Klingon warrior in Commander Kruge's crew. In 2285, Torg killed Kirk's son David Marcus when the young man stepped forward to save Saavik. Torg died soon after while aboard the self-destructing...

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transwarp drive
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Experimental propulsion system that if successful would have enabled starships to reach higher speeds with greater efficiency. The system was tested aboard the U.S.S. Excelsior in the 2280s...

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Valkris
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A female Klingon, Valkris copied top-secret data on Project Genesis from the Federation and provided it to the Klingons. She used a frieghter to rendevouz with Klingon Commander Kruge. She read...

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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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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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Ayel
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(Played by Clifton Collins, Jr.) As with most loyal lieutenants, the onetime Romulan miner Ayel stuck it out with his leader Nero as a renegade time-traveller bent on revenge for those who...

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Bana, Eric
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Australian actor Eric Bana, best known for his role in "Munich," played Nero, the onetime Romulan mining captain-turned-madman who alters the universe in J.J. Abrams'...

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Barnett, Admiral Richard
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(Played by Tyler Perry) Human male Starfleet flag officer in the Nero-derived alternate universe who presides over the Starfleet Academy Board in 2258 that is charged with investigating cadet...

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Chambliss, Scott
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When it came to doing a renovation on the Enterprise, J.J. Abrams and his design team knew that they would have to walk a very fine line, one that would allow them to exercise their own...

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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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Chief minister, Vulcan Science Council
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  (Played by W. Morgan Sheppard) In the the Nero-created alternate reality, the male chief minister of the Vulcan Sciance Council was both impressed by and cordial to science academy...

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