A shipwide mandate that was implemented after the disastrous banning of "buffer time" on the U.S.S. Cerritos, which was about encouraging shortcuts and preventing people from blindly following the rules. Named for Ensign Brad Boimler, who loved rules and was horrified to have something like this named after him.
Ensign Vendome served on the U.S.S. Cerritos in 2380. He was Bolian, and was stabbed in the shoulder by a Gelrakian crystal spear when he accidentally presented them with a wooden totem from Mavok Prime instead of the honor crystal he was meant to show them.
Lizard-like humanoid race that is capable of telepathy and creating an illusory experience to match their partner's desires. They have an affinity for red and are drawn to the weak-minded. They reproduce by having the female implant her eggs in the throat of her mate.
Boimler has a crisis of self-doubt when Mariner proves herself to be a more naturally talented sci-fi badass than he is. Meanwhile, Rutherford quits engineering to try working in other departments on the ship.
Ensign Samanthan "Sam" Rutherford served in the operations division of the U.S.S. Cerritos in 2380. He had recently been cybernetically enhanced with a Vulcan implant when the ship made second contact with the Galardonians, and it would sometimes glitch and suppress his emotions. He loved being an engineer, and the Cerritos was his passion.
Captain Carol Freeman was the commanding officer of the U.S.S. Cerritos in 2380. Ensign Mariner, who served in the command division the Cerritos, was also her daughter - but the two of them kept that secret from the crew.
Ensign Bradward "Brad" Boimler served in the command division of the U.S.S. Cerritos in 2380. Born in Modesto, California and commissioned in 2379, he did not have a single demerit on his record. Prior to visiting Galardon, he had only been to four planets (including Vulcan and Earth), but he was eager to study and learn as much as he could about every species he encountered, and hoped to be a captain one day.