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September, 1966
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
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, 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
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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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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Array, the
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A huge craft built by the "Caretaker" aliens to protect the Ocampa in the Delta Quadrant, consisting of a central cylinder with projecting arms at the midpoint, each tipped with a fin-like panel...

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Beltran, Robert
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Born in Bakersfield, California, Robert Beltran is one of ten siblings; brother Louis Cruz Beltran is a well-known Latin jazz musician.  Beltran’s first professional role was in Luis...

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Caldik Prime
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Site of a Starfleet facility with a hospital, where Lieutenant Paris was stationed when his court-martial offense occurred — as was the original CMO of Voyager.

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Caretaker (Delta Quadrant)
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Male noncorporeal lifeform, one of a group of extradimensional explorers from another galaxy called the Nacene, who exist as pure sporocystian energy but can manifest in solid humanoid form....

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Caretaker, Part I
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In the late 24th century, a renegade group known as the Maquis operate outside the law to right what they see as Federation injustices. After infiltrating a Maquis cell to apprise Starfleet of the...

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Caretaker, Part II
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En route to the fifth planet of a neighboring system, Voyager's crew encounters Neelix, a Talaxian scavenger. He explains that the Array has been bringing ships into the region for many months....

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Carey, Lt. Joseph
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An engineer aboard the U.S.S. Voyager, Carey served under B'Elanna Torres. In 2371, Carey was briefly named acting chief engineer when the original officer in that position was killed during the...

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Cavit, Lieutenant Commander
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Starfleet officer assigned as first officer on the U.S.S. Voyager in 2371. Cavit was killed on the bridge when the ship was violently pulled into the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker Array. He was...

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Chakotay
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FEDERATION BIOGRAPHICAL DATABASE FILE: Chakotay Status: Returned to Alpha Quadrant in 2378 as First Officer of U.S.S. Voyager; previous status as Maquis commando and felon under review Full Name:...

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Chaltok IV
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Site of a Romulan research colony nearly destroyed during the test of a polaric ion device, which led to the Polaric Test Ban Treaty of 2268.

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Chapman, Professor
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Instructor at Starfleet Academy who was one of B'Elanna Torres' teachers. Prof. Chapman considered Torres to be one of the most promising cadets he had ever taught, despite the fact that she often...

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corn on the cob
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Terran American folk vegetable served by the Nacine male Caretaker's rural human manifestations.

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Daggin
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An Ocampan gardener, Daggin worked at a botanical garden in his people's subterranean complex before the Caretaker's death in 2371. He was a friend of Kes, and he helped her search for Voyager's...

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Dawson, Roxann
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For the first 46 episodes of Star Trek: Voyager, her billing read Roxann Biggs-Dawson. Starting with "The Chute", she dropped the hyphenated form of her name, eliminating the reference to her...

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DeMeritt, Michael
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Michael DeMeritt started his eleven year relationship with Star Trek when he was hired as the 2nd 2nd Assistant Director on the pilot for Star Trek: Voyager. 2nd 2nd AD's are responsible for being...

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deviled eggs
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Earth-based dish featuring eggs filled with a mixture of yolk, mustard, mayonaise and seasonings. Traditionally served at events such as picnics. In the Delta Quadrant, one of the Caretaker's...

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Doctor, The
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STARFLEET BIO-FILE: "Doctor" Rank: Uncommissioned Last recorded assignment: Chief medical officer, U.S.S. Voyager Full File Name: Emergency Medical Hologram AK-1 Activation Date: SD 48308.2 (2371)...

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Drakian Forest dwellers
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Planet: name unspecified. A tribe with paranormal abilities known to Neelix, otherwise nondescript, who can enter and empty room and see images of people who'd preceded them. They also make a...

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Drakian syrup
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A delicious syrup from the sap of Drakian Forest trees. Neelix traded for it in the Delta Quadrant.

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feragoit goulasah
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A dish that was "known across 12 star systems," according to Neelix.

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herbal medicine
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Greenish powder made from a moss of the Ocampan homeworld, discovered by the outcast Ocampa to have healing properties.

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Ilidaria
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An inhabited planet just 3 light-years from the point the singularity is encountered.

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Ilidarians
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Planet: name unspecified. A technological and mostly friendly race known to Neelix who might be able to help rescue a ship trapped in a singularity's event horizon. Tuvok and Chakotay do later...

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Intrepid-class starship
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The class of starship that includes the U.S.S. Voyager. The Intrepid-class starships are 345 meters in length, have a sustainable cruise velocity of warp 9.975, and 15 decks. Some of the...

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Jabin, Maje
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Jabin was the leader, or maje, of the first Kazon-Ogla sect that the U.S.S. Voyager came into contact with in 2371 after finding themselves in the far-off Delta Quadrant. Jabin's Kazon-Ogla sect...

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Janeway, Kathryn
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE: Janeway, Kathryn Rank: Admiral Current assignment: Starfleet Command; previously, commanding officer of U.S.S. Voyager Full Name: Kathryn Janeway Home region: Indiana,...

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Jarvin
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Former Maquis member deeply uneasy serving aboard a Starfleet ship. Together with Seska, he offered to support Chakotay if he decided to lead a mutiny against Captain Janeway, a suggestion...

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Kazon
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There are 18 Kazon sects. Any Kazon without a sect is deemed a Goven, or outcast.   The Kazon-Nistrim sect is ruled by Maje Culluh. The Ogla sect is ruled by Maje Haliz since the death of...

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Kazon raider
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The Kazon race's principle spaceship, roughly the size of Voyager and used by various sects, including the Kazon-Ogla. Brown in color, Kazon ships are distinguished by their oblong shape, as well...

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Kazon raider mothership
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This massive Kazon vessel is used by the Kazon-Ogla and others, and is equipped with a tractor beam. Apparently, the motherships employ ion propulsion, judging by the detectable ion trail left in...

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Kazon raider, small
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Tuvok's generic designation for the small fighters of the Kazon. The ships feature twin disruptor emitters, located on the nose, and single emitters on the mid and aft dorsal areas, which fire...

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Kazon ships
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The Kazon fleet covered a vast portion of the Delta Quadrant. Many of their ships were of stolen Trabe design, a direct result of the Kazon overthrowing the Trabe in 2356.

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Keloda
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A binary star and Neelix's destination on a past trade mission when he was almost caught in a singularity himself.

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Kes
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VOYAGER DELTA QUADRANT UPDATE BIO-FILE: Kes Species: Ocampa Full Name: Kes Year of birth: 2370 Place of birth: Ocampa homeworld Parents: Daughter of Benaren, her father Marital status: Single Last...

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Kim, Harry
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STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE – Kim, Harry Rank: Ensign Species/gender: Human male Year of birth: 2349 Education: Starfleet Academy, 2367-71 Marital status: Single Last recorded assignment:...

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Latika
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Young humanoid native of a pre-warp civilization in the Delta Quadrant. Inspired by his father's media bureau job, Latika's aspirations were to be a journalist.

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Lien, Jennifer
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Growing up in Chicago, Jennifer Lien’s desire to act was encouraged by her English and drama instructors.  At the age of thirteen, she began to perform at the Illinois Theatre Center,...

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Makull, Pe'Nar
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Resident of a civilization destroyed by a polaric ion explosion. Makull lead the protest against polaric ion energy, and was bent on sabotaging a local generator. He believed the U.S.S. Voyager...

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Maquis
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Origin: Alpha Quadrant A rebellious group of colonists and disgruntled Starfleet officers. They opposed what amounted to an abandonment of some Federation colonies when the United Federation of...

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Mark
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Earth male and U.S.S. Voyager captain Kathryn Janeway's romantic companion, and caretaker of her dog, Molly, during her long absence. In 2375, Janeway received a letter from Mark telling her he...

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Mulgrew, Kate
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Kate Mulgrew likes to attribute her commanding presence as Captain Kathryn Janeway—the first and, thus far, only female commander to lead a Star Trek series—to her upbringing as the...

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Nacene
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Origin: unspecified. A sporocystian life-form dubbed "Caretaker," capable of holographic projection and matter manipulation on a huge scale, was abandoned by his mate when he began a lifelong...

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Neelix
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VOYAGER DELTA QUADRANT UPDATE BIO-FILE: Neelix Species: Talaxian Assignment: (2371-2378) U.S.S. Voyager: Chef, diplomatic adviser, "morale officer" Current status: Left Voyager in 2378 to live...

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Ny Terla
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Native of a Delta Quadrant planet nearly destroyed by Janeway in 2371. Ny Terla criticized using a planet-wide polaric ion energy grid because it left his world vulnerable to catastrophe.

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Ocampa
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Name for the G-type star of the Delta Quadrant and its fifth planet, homeworld of the namesake, short-lived humanoid race. The planet's surface was accidentally subjected to eternal dryness and an...

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Ocampa
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Race moved underground and grew dependent upon the "Caretaker" alien who had accidentally made their planet's atmosphere incapable of producing a water cycle some 500 generations ago. The average...

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Parallax
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Torres is reprimanded by Chakotay after she ends a dispute in engineering by breaking the nose of a Starfleet officer named Carey. But despite her volatile nature, Chakotay has faith in the...

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Paris, Tom
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FEDERATION DATABASE FILE: Paris, Tom Status: Returned to Alpha Quadrant in 2378 as lieutenant aboard U.S.S. Voyager; previous status as trusty of UFP Rehabilitation Commission under review Last...

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pejuta
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A beverage that is usually served hot on Voyager. Neelix is suspicious of alien takeover when Parsons suddenly orders his cold, and without lemon.

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Picardo, Robert
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Robert Picardo’s parents initially weren’t supportive of his desire to become an actor.  Divine intervention—or the closest earthly thing to it—changed all that when,...

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Planet, polaric ion
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Class M world of the Delta Quadrant whose humanoid pre-warp civilization had city structures, provinces like Kalto, waterways and aqueducts, and a continental transport system in AD 2371. While...

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