Pages in category "Starfleet ensigns"
The following 23 pages are in this category, out of 23 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 23 pages are in this category, out of 23 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Christine Chapel – Portrayed by Majel Barrett, she was the ships nurse on board the Starfleet starship USS Enterprise. Barrett had previously been cast under her name as Number One in the first pilot for the series, The Cage. But following feedback from the Network executives, she was not in the cast for the second pilot, the character made her first appearance in The Naked Time following a re-write of the script by Roddenberry. He had been inspired after Barrett read a proposal for the episode What Are Little Girls Made Of. the change of color caused Roddenberry to believe that NBC executives might not notice that Barrett had returned against their wishes. The character was featured in episodes covering several broad themes, such as showing her feelings for Spock. By the time of The Motion Picture, Chapel was a Doctor and during the events of The Voyage Home, she was stationed at Starfleet Command. Executive producer Robert H. Justman was initially critical of Barrett’s performance as Chapel, Barrett herself was not fond of the Chapel character, and David Gerrold felt that she only served to demonstrate Spocks emotionless behavior. Critics saw the character as being a degradation for Barrett compared to her first character, while the position of nurse was seen as a stereotype, the characters promotion to doctor was praised. Among fans, she was unpopular due to her feelings for Spock. Prior to working on Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry had been developing a variety of pilots for Screen Gems. One actress he auditioned was Majel Leigh Hudec, later to use the name Majel Barrett, later when he created the drama series The Lieutenant, he cast her in the episode In the Highest Tradition. They quickly became friends, and entered into a relationship although Roddenberry was married at the time. During the development of the first pilot for Star Trek, The Original Series, there was reluctance from the NBC executives to agree to an actress who was almost unknown. Roddenberry did see other actresses for the part, but no one else was considered, executive producer Herbert Franklin Solow attempted to sell them on the idea that a fresh face would bring believability to the part, but they were aware that she was Roddenberrys girlfriend. Despite this they agreed to her casting, not wanting to upset Roddenberry at this point in the production, after the pilot was rejected, a second pilot was produced. While it was explained that the network disliked a female character as the second-in-command of the Enterprise. He explained that No one liked her acting and she was a nice woman, but the reality was, she couldnt act. Where No Man Has Gone Before successfully took Star Trek to a series order, Barrett had been given the role of voicing the computer on the USS Enterprise, but was demanding that Roddenberry write her into the main cast
2. Pavel Chekov – Pavel Andreievich Chekov is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe. Walter Koenig portrayed Chekov in the second and third seasons of the original Star Trek series, anton Yelchin portrayed the character in the 2009 Star Trek reboot film and two sequels, Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond. Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry wanted to include a younger cast member, with a second season of Star Trek to be produced, Roddenberry interviewed Walter Koenig on the recommendation of director Joseph Pevney. Roddenberry had previously mentioned, in a memo to his casting director and we badly need a young man aboard the Enterprise -- we need youthful attitudes and perspectives. Chekov can be used potently here, in actuality, Koenig is only five years younger than co-stars Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner. The episode Amok Time, which was the first episode aired during the season, was Chekovs first television appearance. Because of budgetary constraints the character did not appear in the animated Star Trek, Pavel Andreievich Chekov was born in 2241 in Russia and is a young and naïve ensign who first appears on-screen in The Original Series’ second season as the Enterprises navigator. According to Roddenberry, he is a capable young man—almost Spocks equal in some areas. An honor graduate of the Space Academy, Chekov also substitutes for Mr. Spock at the science officer station when necessary. His promotion to lieutenant for Star Trek, The Motion Picture brings with it his transfer as the tactical officer. By the events of Star Trek II, The Wrath of Khan, in that film, Khan Noonien Singh uses a creature that wraps itself around Chekovs cerebral cortex to control him and his captain. Chekov overcomes the mind control and serves as Enterprise tactical officer in the films climactic battle. Although Khan recognizes Chekov in the film, the Chekov character is not a part of the crew during Space Seed. Adaptations, From Text to Screen, Screen to Text calls this the apparent gaffe notorious throughout Star Trek fandom, Koenig joked that Khan remembers Chekov from the episode after he takes too long in a restroom Khan wants to use. Chekov is an accomplice in Kirks theft of the Enterprise to rescue Spock in Star Trek III, The Search for Spock and he serves as navigator aboard the Enterprise-A during the events of Star Trek V, The Final Frontier and Star Trek VI, The Undiscovered Country. The characters final appearance is as a guest aboard the Enterprise-B on its maiden voyage in Star Trek Generations. Spinoff novels show a continued career path, but these are not considered canon in the Star Trek universe, novels written by William Shatner detail that Chekov reaches the rank of Admiral, and even serves as Commander in Chief of Starfleet. The 2009 Star Trek film creates a timeline in the franchise
3. Chell (Star Trek) – This is a list of minor fictional characters from the science fiction television series Star Trek, Voyager. Characters here are members of the crew, or passengers, on the starship Voyager as it makes its way home through unknown space during the course of the series, the minor characters generally appear at most in several episodes, sometimes in episodes that largely concern them. Of these characters, the ones who joined the ship during its travels are the four alien children taken from a Borg cube. Characters are ordered alphabetically by name, and only characters who played a significant recurring role in any of the series are listed. Ayala was played by Tarik Ergin and he appears in the background of almost every episode, more than any other named extra. He speaks, briefly, in a handful of episodes and he is the only character other than the regulars to appear in both the pilot episode and the finale. Ayala, the father of two, is originally a Maquis insurgent on Chakotays ship, Ayala joins Voyagers crew as a security officer, serving under the command of Captain Kathryn Janeway and accepting the field rank of lieutenant junior grade. Ayala serves in main engineering and at ops when Ensign Kim is not on duty and he is often seen on the bridge as a relief tactical officer, to take over for Tuvok when he leaves the bridge. Ayala later serves as a helmsman when Tom Paris wasnt on duty. In Twisted, Ayala is left in command while the ship is affected by a distortion ring being, in Repression, Ayala is one of the Maquis who are temporarily brainwashed into taking control of the ship. He becomes one of Chakotays personal guards, azan and Rebi are brothers, natives of the Wysanti race. Mezoti is a young Norcadian girl, born about 2368, all three were abducted and assimilated by the cybernetic aliens known as the Borg. In 2376, the Borg cube they were residing on as drones was disabled when all the drones on the vessel were killed by a pathogen that was carried on board by another abductee. The Cube and the five surviving neonatal drones were abandoned by the Collective without their knowledge, the young drones encountered the U. S. S. They lived on Voyager for several months under the mentorship of Seven of Nine, a fellow ex-drone, then Voyager located the Wysanti and the brothers returned home in early 2377. As Captain Janeway had been unable to contact the Norcadians, Mezoti joined them and was welcomed by the Wysanti. Chell is a recurring character in Star Trek, Voyager. Chell is first introduced in the episode Learning Curve, which is set in 2371, Chell, along with many other Voyager crewmen, originally served under Chakotay with the Maquis, until their ship was dragged to the Delta Quadrant by an entity known as the Caretaker
4. Wesley Crusher – Wesley Crusher is a fictional character in the television series Star Trek, The Next Generation, appearing regularly in the first four seasons and sporadically afterward. He is the son of Beverly Crusher and is portrayed by actor Wil Wheaton, in the television series Star Trek, The Next Generation, Wesley Crusher first arrives on the Enterprise-D with his mother, soon after Captain Jean-Luc Picard assumes command. Crushers father was killed while under Picards command, with Picard delivering the message to Wesley and to his mother, in early episodes of the series, Picard does not allow Wesley on the bridge of the ship. Picard soon appoints Crusher as an acting ensign, Crusher eventually takes the entrance exam for Starfleet Academy. His test score lower than required, and he is not accepted into the Academy in his first attempt. By the end of the episode, he no longer harbors these feelings, Crusher is then invited to reapply the following year, taking the exam and being accepted into the Academy where he joins an elite group of cadets known as Nova Squadron. He is next seen sitting next to his mother in the background of the scenes in the feature film Star Trek. The subsequently released A Time to, novel miniseries and the 2007 novel relaunch of Star Trek, The Next Generation revealed that Crusher had become a full-fledged Traveler. He was wearing a Starfleet uniform in Star Trek, Nemesis because he had arrived to Riker and Trois wedding naked. Several years later, Crusher enlisted the aid of the Enterprise-E crew in stopping a powerful machine from destroying all life in the galaxy. The Wesley Crusher character was unpopular among more than a few Star Trek fans, many fans considered the character to be a Mary Sue and a stand-in for Gene Roddenberry, whose middle name was Wesley. Some fans disliked the idea of a boy who seems to save the whole ship as a deus ex machina plot device. Wesley Crusher at Memory Alpha Wesley Crusher biography at StarTrek. com
5. Ezri Dax – Ezri Dax /ˈɛzri ˈdæks/ is a fictional character who appears in the seventh season of the American science fiction TV series Star Trek, Deep Space Nine. Portrayed by Nicole de Boer, she is a counselor aboard the Federation space station Deep Space Nine, the character is a member of the Trill species, and is formed of both a host and a symbiont – referred to as Dax. Ezri was introduced to the following the death of the previous Dax host. It had been the intention to introduce a new female character bearing the symbiont in order to ensure that Nana Visitor as Kira Nerys was not the only female member of the main cast. The character made her first appearance in the first episode of the seventh season, the character continued to appear throughout the final season of the series, with her final appearance in the series finale What You Leave Behind. Her character stepped into the left by Jadzia amongst the crew. During the course of the season, Ezri becomes less nervous of her role over time and learns from the Dax symbiont and becomes involved romantically with Dr. Julian Bashir. After a transfer to the USS Aventine in the Star Trek, Destiny trilogy of novels, she receives a battlefield commission, the relationship between Ezri and both Worf and Bashir was described as one of five great geek TV love triangles. The inclusion of the character was criticised on the internet, with Ezri being referred to as both an ill-conceived idea and a replacement Dax. Terry Farrell had portrayed the character of Jadzia Dax from the pilot episode Emissary through to Tears of the Prophets, the actress had decided not to renew her contract for the seventh season, and so the character was killed off in her final appearance. However, due the characters nature, only the host died. Prior to the start of the season, the producers sought to re-introduce Dax. They decided immediately that it had to be a character, as otherwise Kira Nerys, played by Nana Visitor. There was absolutely no one in the running, echevarria suggested this to Behr over lunch, but he initially was not sure. By the time they had returned separately to the studio, Behr had a plan worked out based on the new premise for the character. Behr suggested that the character should be acting as if shes schizophrenic, saying Wed never played up the idea in the past. What must it be like to hear all voices and opinions. The producers also decided that they wanted an actress who felt vulnerable in order to offset the strength that Jadzia had grown into over the years
6. Harry Kim (Star Trek) – Ensign Harry S. L. Kim is a fictional character who appeared in each of the seven seasons of the American television series Star Trek, Voyager. Portrayed by Garrett Wang, he is the Operations Officer aboard the Starfleet starship USS Voyager, there was some difficulty in casting the part prior to the start of the series in 1995, with a reported lack of young Asian actors to choose from. The character first appeared in the episode of the series. The character continued to appear throughout the series in a main cast role, with his appearance in the finale. In that episode, a future version of the character is seen as a Starfleet Captain. He is typically shown as being naive, especially in romantic situations, the producers had considered whether or not to kill off Kim during the third season. Wang subsequently reprised the role of Harry Kim for the fan-made Star Trek, reviewers said that Kim represented one of the elements of multiculturalism in the crew of Voyager, which also represented a proxy family for Kim. The storylines featuring Kim frequently had the character captured by aliens, the character went through more than one name prior to casting, with it being called Jay Osaka at one point. Winrich Kolbe, the director of the Voyager pilot Caretaker, was involved in the casting process and he said that the role was an inexperienced, naive character, and that the actor cast as Kim would need to fight to stay in the forefront of episodes. Hes one of the actors who has to work hard on his craft in order to keep up with the others. The naivety of the character was emphasized in the media reports, Wang was enthusiastic about his new role, describing Kims background by saying that I had a stellar Starfleet Academy career and am basically the rookie on the bridge. Theres the professional competence, but also the fear, Oh my God, are these britches too big for me. His heritage is one of focus, of Zen and martial arts, the pilot of Voyager was broadcast on January 16,1995. Wang had initially gone along with the writing on the show until towards the end of the season when he asked the production writers if he could have some action scenes. He had realised at the time that he was the member of the main cast without a stunt double as he had never had an action scene that required one. This resulted in the Brannon Braga penned Non Sequitur, to which Wang said to Rick Berman that there wasnt a need to give him all his requests in a single episode. Following that, he became involved in suggestions for character direction. Wang described himself as someone who tells jokes and makes impersonations on sets and was disappointed at not being able to utilise this nature