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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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Auberjonois, Rene
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Rene Auberjonois did it all on Star Trek. The veteran stage, television and film actor – who also happens to be an artist, director, voiceover talent, audiobook narrator, painter,...

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Aztbur
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Daughter of Klingon Chancellor Gorkon, Aztbur ascended to the chancellorship herself when her father was assassinated in 2293. Aztbur accompanied her father on a journey to Earth to initiate...

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Azure Nebula
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A notable Class 11 nebula with trace amounts of sirillium along the Federation-Klingon border, where Sulu intended to hide his approach to Qo'nos during the Khitomer crisis of 2293. Kang's...

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Beta Quadrant
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That quarter of the Milky Way Galaxy located between 3 and 6 o'clock if the great plane of the galaxy is viewed as a clockface and the 6 o'clock position bisects the Sol system. The bulk of the...

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Burke, Yeoman
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Burke served aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-A in 2293, during the mission where Captain Kirk escorted Chancellor Gorkon and his Klingon delegation to Earth for peace talks. Burke was part of a...

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Cattrall, Kim
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Kim Cattrall, now world-famous as the outrageous Samantha Jones of HBO's Sex and the City, played the first “bad" Vulcan female when she donned ears as the traitorous Valeris for Star...

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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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Chang, General
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Chief of Staff to Klingon Chancellor Gorkon, Chang was a leader in the conspiracy to assassinate Gorkon, in order to obstruct peace initiatives between the Klingon Empire and the Federation. In...

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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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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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Clarke, Noel
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Sci-fi fans worldwide know him as Mickey Smith, a two-year companion of the Tenth Doctor Who after the venerable BBC series returned in 2005—and now Noel Clarke has come to the Star...

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Comm officer, Excelsior
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(Played by Christian Slater) An otherwise unnamed male of lieutenant junior-grade rank aboard the U.S.S. Excelsior, it falls to him to awaken Captain Sulu one night in 2293 with Starfleet's...

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Commandant, Klingon (Rura Penthe)
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(Played by W. Morgan Sheppard)Administrator of the security force running the Klingons' infamous Rura Penthe underground ice-planet gulag in 2286, in charge when Kirk and McCoy are sentenceed...

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Commander-in-Chief, Starfleet
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In 2293, at Starfleet HQ on Earth, the Starfleet Commander-in-Chief convened an urgent meeting on Earth, where he declared that the "Klingon Empire has roughly fifty years of life left to it." His...

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Cumberbatch, Benedict
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Benedict Cumberbatch was a working actor in England when a perfect storm transformed him into a superstar. That perfect storm included star-making appearances in Star Trek Into Darkness, in...

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Dax, Crewman
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In 2293, Dax, a young Starfleet officer, servied aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-A. He was briefly suspected of being one of the "hit men" who assassinated Klingon Chancellor Gorkon, because a pair...

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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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Eve, Alice
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London native Alice Eve, who played Dr. Carol Marcus in Star Trek Into Darkness, was born in 1982 to actor parents Trevor Eve and Sharon Maughan, who played those same roles again in Eve's...

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Federation President (Efrosian)
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(Played by Kurtwood Smith)This President, an Efrosian, served as head of the United Federation of Planets, with his office based in the city of Paris, France, on Earth. In 2293, at the Khitomer...

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Flinn, Denny Martin
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Star Trek novelist and screenwriter Denny Martin Flinn shares screenplay credit for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country with the film's director Nicholas Meyer.

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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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Gorkon
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(Played by David Warner)Gorkon was leader of the Klingon High Council in the late 23rd century, during a crisis which pushed the Klingon Empire to seek peace with the United Federation of Planets....

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gravitational unit
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Mechanism used to generate artificial gravity aboard starships. The unit aboard the Klingon ship Kronos One was disabled as part of the scheme to assassinate Chancellor Gorkon in 2293.

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Greenwood, Bruce
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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...

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Iman
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Iman has starred in a variety of TV and films, including Miami Vice and the Oscar-winning Out of Africa, before co-starred in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" as the chameloid Martia....

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Kaplan, Michael
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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...

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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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Kerla, Brigadier
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Kerla served as a high-ranking, Klingon military consultant to Chancellor Gorkon and Chancellor Aztbur. In 2293, Kerla was among those against peace with the Federation, but was not a member of...

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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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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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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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Konner, Lawrence
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After penning episodes of "Remington Steele" and "Little House on the Prairie", Lawrence Konner co-wrote the story for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country with Leonard Nimoy and Mark Rosenthal.

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Kronos One
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In 2293, Kirk was to escort this Klingon battle cruiser, and Chancellor Gorkon, through Federation space to the Chancellor's peace meeting on Earth. During the mission, Kronos One was attacked --...

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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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Lindelof, Damon
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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...

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Lojur, Helmsman
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In 2293, Lojur served aboard the U.S.S. Excelsior, NCC-2000, under the command of Captain Sulu. Lojur was on the bridge when Excelsior encountered the shockwave resulting from an explosion on the...

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Magnetic Boots
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Footwear used in weightless environments to allow the wearer to remain attached to a given surface. Assassins who killed Klingon Chancellor Gorkon in 2293 wore boots of this type to move around...

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Marcus (Kelvin), Dr. Carol
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A Starfleet science officer and daughter of Admiral Alexander Marcus. Dr. Marcus joined the U.S.S. Enterprise crew in 2259 in its search for traitor, John Harrison. She holds a doctorate in...

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Marcus (Kelvin), Admiral Alexander
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As the head of Starfleet in the 23rd century, Admiral Alexander Marcus used a 20th century genetically enhanced human, Khan, to prepare for war against the Klingon Empire. Admiral Marcus was the...

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Martia
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Rura Penthe inmate at the time of Kirk and McCoy's internment. She was a duplicitous Chameloid, or shape-shifter, who tried to use Kirk to escape the frozen planet. When Kirk figured out her plan,...

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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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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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Meyer, Nicholas
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Nicholas Meyer, a writer and consulting producer on Star Trek: Discovery, has a long and vital history with the franchise. Meyer directed (and co-wrote, uncredited) Star Trek II: The Wrath of...

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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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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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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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Orci, Roberto
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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 was going to work, it would require writers...

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Page, Neville
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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...

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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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Pike, Captain Christopher (AR)
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(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...

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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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Plummer, Christopher
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Christopher Plummer portrayed the Klingon Shakespeare-quoting General Chang in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

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Praxis
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Klingon moon and primary energy source for the homeworld whose explosion in 2293 fostered the first UFP-Klingon peace treaty.

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Prototype Klingon Bird-of-Prey
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Prior to 2293, an experimental version of the Klingon's most infamous vessel was developed to allow the firing of torpedos while cloaked. This prototype Bird-of-Prey was commanded by General...

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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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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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Rosenthal, Mark
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Mark Rosenthal has collaborated several times with Lawrence Konner, notably on the story for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

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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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Rura Penthe
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Located in the Mempa Sector in the Beta Quadrant, the frozen planetoid was in the U.S.S. Discovery's search area for Captain Lorca when he was taken by the Klingons.  A high-security...

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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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Samno, Yeoman
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Samno served aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-A. In 2293, Samno and Yeoman Burke conspired in the murder of Chancellor Gorkon. Samno and Burke were both later murdered by co-conspirator, Lt. Valeris.

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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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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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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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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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Singh (Kelvin), Khan Noonien
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Khan was a genetically-engineered Human Augments of the late-20th century Eugenics Wars period on Earth who was later frozen in cryogenic sleep due to his aggressive traits.In the 23rd century,...

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Slater, Christian
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A long time Star Trek fan, noted actor Christian had had his own brief, uncredited cameo in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Thanks to not only his fame but his...

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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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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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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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Star Trek Into Darkness Synopsis
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In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth.  In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to...

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
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Following the violent explosion of an energy production facility on the Klingon moon of Praxis, the collapse of the Klingon Empire is considered imminent. In 2293, the United Federation of Planets...

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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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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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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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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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Valeris, Lt.
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(Played by Kim Cattrall)Vulcan Starfleet Officer who plotted with others to assassinate Klingon Chancellor Gorkon in 2293. Lt. Valeris had been the first Vulcan to graduate at the head of her...

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Valtane, Dmitri
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As science officer, Valtane served abaord the U.S.S. Excelsior, NCC-2000 under Captain Sulu and with then-Ensign Tuvok. Lieutenant Valtane was unaware he carried a memory virus in his brain, which...

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Warden of Rura Penthe
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A klingon, the Warden was in charge of the frozen wasteland/gulag, Rura Penthe. Arguably, the most noteworthy prisioners under his tenure were Kirk and McCoy, when the two Starfleet officers were...

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Warner, David
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Renowned character actor David Warner has played his share of villains for Star Trek, including those with lots of latex.  St. John Talbot was a human character in Star Trek V: The...

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Weller, Peter
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Peter Weller played John Frederick Paxton, leader of the xenophobic Terra Prime terrorist group, in Enterprise Season 4's "Demons" and "Terra Prime" episodes. That link came...

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West, Colonel
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In 2293, West, a Starfleet officer, briefed the Federation President with a plan - Operation Retrieve - to rescue Kirk and McCoy from the penal colony on Rura Penthe. It was later revealed that...

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Wiedlin, Jane
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Jane Wiedlin, the iconic rhythm guitarist of 80s New Wave all-woman band The Go-Go’s,  indulged her lifelong fandom of Star Trek with a cameo in 1986’s Star Trek IV: The...

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Worf, Colonel
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In 2293 a Klingon warrior, Colonel Worf, was assigned as defense counsel for James Kirk and Leonard McCoy, against charges of assassinating Chancellor Gorkon. Worf lost the case to the prosecutor,...

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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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Zimmerman, Herman
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Herman Zimmerman is well known as one of Hollywood's most talented and experienced Motion Picture Production Designers. Before becoming a film and television Art Director and Production Designer...

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