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September, 1966
Kelley, DeForest
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Like the character of Dr. Leonard McCoy he played, Jackson DeForest Kelley was born in Georgia—Atlanta, to be specific, the son of a Baptist minister. Following his discharge from the U.S....

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Kirk, James T.
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(Played by William Shatner) STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: Kirk, James T. Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Final Rank: Captain Full Name: James Tiberius Kirk Date of birth: March 22, 2233 Place of...

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McCoy, Leonard H.
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(Played by DeForest Kelley) STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: McCoy, Leonard H. Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Final Rank: Admiral, retired Full Name: Leonard H. McCoy, M.D. Year of birth: 2227...

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Nichols, Nichelle
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Prior to being cast as Lt. Uhura in Star Trek, Nichelle Nichols had guested on Gene Roddenberry's first series, The Lieutenant. Born in Robbins, Ill., near Chicago,...

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Nimoy, Leonard
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Born and raised in Boston, Leonard Nimoy started acting as a boy, but moved to Los Angeles at age 18 to give it a go on a professional level. He worked his way up from small roles in the likes of...

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Scott, Montgomery "Scotty"
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(Portrayed by James Doohan)STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: Scott, Montgomery "Scotty" Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Final Rank: Captain Serial Number: SE-197-54T Year of birth: 2222 Education:...

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Shatner, William
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It’s said that a role as highly visible as James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise can be the “kiss of death” to a professional acting career, but it doesn’t seem to have...

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Spock
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STARFLEET HISTORICAL DATABASE: Spock Full Biography Mode Rank: Captain, retired Serial number: S179-276SP Full Name: Spock (lineal Vulcan name unpronounceable) Year of birth: 2230 Place of...

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Sulu, Hikaru
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(Portrayed by George Takei) STARFLEET HISTORICAL FILE: Sulu, Hikaru Mid-level Biography Brief Mode Rank: Captain Date of birth: 2237 Place of birth: San Francisco, Earth Education: Starfleet...

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Takei, George
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George Hosato Takei was born in the Boyle Heights district of Los Angeles. He and his family lived there until World War II when, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, they were relocated to a...

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

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November, 1966
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...

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

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

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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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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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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....

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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...

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

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

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Q
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(Played by John de Lancie) STARFLEET LIFEFORM FILE: "Q" Full Name: Q Date of birth: (ageless)Place of...

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

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January, 1989
Sheppard, W. Morgan
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Venerable character actor William Morgan Sheppard turns up four times in the Star Trek universe: as the Rura Penth commandant in ST VI;  as the chief Vulcan Science Council minister in...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

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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...

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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...

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

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

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

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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...

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.”...

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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. ...

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

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

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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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