Login

Database

Abrams, J.J.
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Adventure, Mr.
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Air Tram
View article
Share this article
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.

Read More

Amar, I.K.S.
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Anderson, Dame Judith
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Ayel
View article
Share this article
(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...

Read More

Bana, Eric
View article
Share this article
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'...

Read More

Barnett, Admiral Richard
View article
Share this article
(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...

Read More

Bennett, Harve
View article
Share this article
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,...

Read More

bird-of-prey, Klingon
View article
Share this article
See: Klingon bird-of-prey

Read More

Branch, Commander
View article
Share this article
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.

Read More

Butrick, Merritt
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Captain, Klingon (Amar)
View article
Share this article
(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...

Read More

Chambliss, Scott
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Chekov, Pavel
View article
Share this article
(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:...

Read More

Chekov (Kelvin), Pavel Andreievich
View article
Share this article
(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)...

Read More

Chief minister, Vulcan Science Council
View article
Share this article
  (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...

Read More

Cho, John
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

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

Read More

cloaking device, Klingon
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Collins, Stephen
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Collins, Jr., Clifton
View article
Share this article
Born in Los Angeles in 1970, Clifton Collins debuted on the bigscreen in 1991’s Grand Canyon and has compiled an ever-growing resume since, including standout roles in 2000’s...

Read More

Columbia, U.S.S.
View article
Share this article
Starfleet scout ship, registry NCC-621.

Read More

Constitution-Class Refit
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Cross, Ben
View article
Share this article
It is with good reason that the Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire will always be the first film that springs to mind when noted British actor Ben Cross is mentioned—until now, having...

Read More

Curtis, Robin
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Decker, Willard
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Deltans
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

DiFalco, Chief
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Dochterman, Daren R.
View article
Share this article
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,...

Read More

drydock
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

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

Read More

Enterprise, Space Shuttle
View article
Share this article
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.

Read More

Epsilon IX Relay Station
View article
Share this article
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,...

Read More

Esteban, Captain J.T.
View article
Share this article
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,...

Read More

Excelsior, U.S.S.
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Excelsior-class starship
View article
Share this article
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."...

Read More

Fein, David C.
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Ferrer, Miguel José
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

flight recorder
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Foster, Alan Dean
View article
Share this article
Alan Dean Foster wrote the story for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Read More

Gaila (Orion)
View article
Share this article
(Played by Rachel Nichols) Gaila is a female cadet at Starfleet Academy during the mid-late 2250s of the Nero-created alternate dimension, one of several green-skinned Orion natives...

Read More

Giacchino, Michael
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Goldsmith, Jerry
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Grayson, Amanda (2009)
View article
Share this article
(Played by Winona Ryder)  The Amanda Grayson of the alternate timeline created in 2233 is, like her Prime counterpart, very much committed to her unique marriage to a Vulcan, Sarek, and...

Read More

Greenwood, Bruce
View article
Share this article
The versatile and prolific Hollywood veteran Bruce Greenwood becomes the third actor to play Christopher Pike with the alternate reality scenario of the big-screen Star Trek (2009), following on...

Read More

Grissom, U.S.S. (NCC-638)
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Hemsworth, Christopher
View article
Share this article
Young Chris Hemsworth was just getting used to a budding career in his native Australia on the soap opera Home and Away when the role of father to an alternate-universe James T. Kirk vaulted...

Read More

Ilia, Lt.
View article
Share this article
(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...

Read More

Industrial Light & Magic
View article
Share this article
The Original Series was built using a shoestring budget, plaster sets and blinking lights; by the time the features and continuing television series came about, producers were able to push a...

Read More

K't'inga-class battle cruiser
View article
Share this article
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.

Read More

Kaplan, Michael
View article
Share this article
Although he designed the costumes for the futuristic classic Blade Runner—for which he won a British Academy of Film and Television Award in 1982—designer Michael Kaplan is not exactly...

Read More

Keenser
View article
Share this article
(Played by Deep Roy)  A native of a sentient, spacefaring species that may or may not be a Federation member in the Nero-derived alternate timeline year 2358. In Keenser’s case,...

Read More

Kelley, DeForest
View article
Share this article
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....

Read More

Khambatta, Persis
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Kirk, James T.
View article
Share this article
(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...

Read More

Kirk, George
View article
Share this article
(Played by Chris Hemsworth) The father of James T. Kirk did not live to see his son’s storied career be launched—at least not in the alternate reality created in 2233 by...

Read More

Kirk, Winona
View article
Share this article
(Played by Jennifer Morrison) In the alternate timeline created by Nero’s temporal incursion, his surprise attack on the U.S.S. Kelvin in 2233 widows the pregnant Winona Kirk, who...

Read More

Kirk (Kelvin), James T.
View article
Share this article
(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...

Read More

Klingon Bird-of-Prey
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Koenig, Walter
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Kruge, Commander
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Kurtzman, Alex
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Larrouquette, John
View article
Share this article
  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...

Read More

lexorin
View article
Share this article
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.

Read More

Lindelof, Damon
View article
Share this article
Damon Lindelof is one of Hollywood’s most-respected – and busiest – writer/producers. He co-produced Star Trek (2009) and has co-written and is co-producing the Star Trek...

Read More

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

Read More

Livingston, Harold
View article
Share this article
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"...

Read More

Lloyd, Christopher
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Maltz
View article
Share this article
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.

Read More

maneuvering thrusters
View article
Share this article
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.

Read More

Marcus, Dr. David
View article
Share this article
(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...

Read More

McCoy, Leonard H.
View article
Share this article
(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...

Read More

McCoy (Kelvin), Leonard "Bones"
View article
Share this article
(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...

Read More

Merchantman
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Michael, Chuck
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Morrison, Jennifer
View article
Share this article
A Chicago native born in 1979, Jennifer Morrison rose to fame as young Dr. Allison Cameron for five seasons on the critically acclaimed FOX medical drama House.  And now, her birthing of...

Read More

Morrow, Admiral
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Nero
View article
Share this article
(Played by Eric Bana) As the civilian Romulan captain of the late 24th century mining vessel Narada, Nero became enraged when his family and homeworld were destoyed by an adjacent supernova in...

Read More

Nichols, Nichelle
View article
Share this article
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,...

Read More

Nichols, Rachel
View article
Share this article
Rachel Nichols, who brings the green-skinned Orion look to 2009’s Star Trek in her role as Cadet Gaila, is a 1980 native of Augusta, Maine. She first drew notice with her breakout...

Read More

Nimoy, Leonard
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Nogura, Admiral
View article
Share this article
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.

Read More

Oberth-class starship
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Okrand, Marc
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Orbital Office Complex
View article
Share this article
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.

Read More

Orci, Roberto
View article
Share this article
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 was going to work, it would require writers...

Read More

Orions
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Page, Neville
View article
Share this article
Neville Page is one of the few behind-the-scenes talents who has made the leap from the recent Star Trek features to Star Trek: Discovery. Page is a master creature and concept designer who plied...

Read More

Pegg, Simon
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Perry, Tyler
View article
Share this article
The big-screen comedian and playwright-producer behind the many outrageously moralistic faces of the Madea comedy series is the latest celebrity seen on-screen in Star Trek, but Tyler Perry...

Read More

Pike, Captain Christopher (AR)
View article
Share this article
(Played by Bruce Greenwood) In the alternate timeline caused by Nero’s temporal jump from 2389 back to 2233, the evolution of starship design has been changed— and thus the...

Read More

Pine, Chris
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Pon Farr
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Probert, Commodore
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Quinto, Zachary
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

rec deck
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Revere, U.S.S.
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Robau, Captain Richard
View article
Share this article
(Played by Faran Tahir)  Male human Starfleet captain of the U.S.S. Kelvin who just happens to be on hand for the emergence of Nero’s huge vessel from a temporal vortex in 2233,...

Read More

Romulans
View article
Share this article
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...

Read More

Next page
Continue Reading Below