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After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass ... Read all After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.
- J.J. Abrams
- Roberto Orci
- Alex Kurtzman
- Damon Lindelof
- Zachary Quinto
- Zoe Saldana
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- 7 wins & 58 nominations total
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- Spock Prime
- Carol Marcus
- Thomas Harewood
- Rima Harewood
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- Ensign Froman
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- Trivia Leonard Nimoy 's final film role (and by extension, his final time portraying Spock) before his death on February 27, 2015 at the age of 83. It's also the first in the Star Trek franchise (either movie or TV series) after the death of Majel Barrett .
- Goofs (at around 1h 24 mins) While planning the space jump, Sulu's display incorrectly labels the Enterprise as NCC/0514, which is the registry for the USS Kelvin from Star Trek (2009) . It should read NCC/1701.
James T. Kirk : The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Spock : An Arabic proverb attributed to a prince who was betrayed and decapitated by his own subjects.
James T. Kirk : Well, still, it's a hell of a quote.
- Crazy credits There are no opening credits in the film except for the title card, making this the third consecutive Star Trek film that does not list its cast at the beginning.
- Connections Featured in The One Show: Episode #7.133 (2012)
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- May 16, 2013 (United States)
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Played by: Kirstie Alley ( Wrath of Khan ), Robin Curtis ( Search for Spock and Voyage Home )
Dubbed in french by: sylvie feit, appearances: star trek ii: the wrath of khan | star trek iii: the search for spock | star trek iv: the voyage home.
- The Apprentice : Spock's protégé.
- Bothering by the Book : Has the audacity to cite Starfleet regulations at Admiral Kirk. After the Enterprise is nearly destroyed because Kirk ignored her advice , Kirk orders her to keep on citing regulations at him.
- Dark and Troubled Past : The novelisation explains that she was sired by a Romulan from a Vulcan prisoner , and grew up on the fringes of the colony as a starving child thief until Spock rescued her.
- She is a major character in The Wrath of Khan and The Search for Spock , makes a brief appearance in only one scene in The Voyage Home , and then is never seen again.
- She was intended for a major role in The Undiscovered Country , but between casting difficulties and objections by Gene Roddenberry over an established character becoming a traitor , her name was simply used as a placeholder for Kim Catrall's character, Valeris.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe : Downplayed . Attractive, yes, but dressed rather conservatively for the trope. (A Starfleet uniform is hardly Victoria's Secret.)
- Naïve Newcomer : Her role in Wrath of Khan , in which she's the main representative of the young trainee crew.
- Replacement Goldfish : In his bio , Spock makes a lot of parallels between her and Michael Burnham. While Saavik is half-Romulan instead of all human, he still takes her on in part to make up for the mistakes he made as a child with his adopted sister.
- The Stoic : She's a Vulcan, so it comes with the territory. The novelisations have her Not So Stoic due to her Romulan half-blood, but it's downplayed in the films.
Midshipman Peter Preston
Played by: Ike Eisenmann
Dubbed in french by: françois leccia.
- Ensign Newbie : Just like the other cadets.
- Nerves of Steel : While Engineering was in chaos, he helped save at least one of the other engineers. As his uncle said: Scotty: He stayed at his post while the trainees ran.
- Sacrificial Lamb : His death hammers in how seriously Kirk screwed up in his first showdown against Khan.
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Dr. david marcus.
Played by: Merritt Butrick
Dubbed in french by: jean pierre leroux (star trek ii), william coryn (star trek iii), appearances: star trek ii: the wrath of khan | star trek iii: the search for spock.
- Armies Are Evil : Very ambivalent about working with Starfleet due to concerns with how they would use his research.
- Cynicism Catalyst : Kirk never liked Klingons throughout TOS. After David's death in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock , it gets much worse, which almost lands him and the Federation in trouble in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country .
- Heroic Sacrifice : He tries to stop Saavik from being executed by a Klingon.
- He has an epically dim view of Kirk, partly because he's never met the man, but also because Kirk is Starfleet. And it's not because of anything on his mother's part, since at one point she chastises him for his incorrect view.
- He refuses to believe Kruge and his crew would kill for the Genesis data. Kruge cuts in to inform Kirk that he absolutely would . And does.
- Lampshaded by his mother in the Search for Spock novelization, as she points out that she never told David about Kirk for fear that he would want to go off and join him on adventures and, immediately after learning about Kirk, he hops aboard the U.S.S. Grissom to go do science.
- Luke, You Are My Father : The son Kirk had never met. Unlike many other examples, David and Kirk knew of each other, but Kirk stayed away, respecting Carol's wishes.
- Mirror Character : To Khan, as someone who comes from mistakes made in Kirk’s past and returning to haunt him. But where Khan can’t see past his own hatred, David eventually realises Kirk is decent (just emotionally a bit wrecked and devoted to his job) and they can reconcile.
- Properly Paranoid : Doesn't like working with Starfleet because of how the Genesis research could be abused as a weapon. Sure enough, the Genesis project staff are largely murdered and the device stolen to be used as a weapon by Khan, which wouldn't have happened if the USS Reliant hadn't stumbled across his Lost Colony while doing scout work for the Genesis Project.
- Sacrificial Lion : He's slated to die so that even though Kirk gets Spock back, he still has to lose someone , and contributes to his breakdown throughout the films.
- So Proud of You : By the end of Wrath , he's at least mellowed out enough towards Kirk to say he's proud to be his kid.
- Sour Supporter : Is eager to express his displeasure with the situation, both before and after Khan makes his appearance.
- Surprisingly Realistic Outcome : His death. Being Kirk's son doesn't count for aught in a fight, especially when he's a scientist with no fighting experience against a Klingon . He's quickly overpowered, stabbed and dies instantly.
- Walking Spoiler : Mostly centering around the events of The Search for Spock .
- What the Hell, Hero? : Saavik verbally kicks his ass when she finds out that he cut corners to solve a few logistical problems with Genesis and pointedly blames him for the deaths of the crew of the Grissom . Poor David spends the rest of his life in a Heroic BSoD .
Dr. Carol Marcus
Played by: Bibi Besch
- A God I Am Not : Fully realizes the Genesis Device's destructive potential. Insists that "There can't be so much as a microbe, or the show's off," since she rationalizes what would have happened to humans if such a device had been used on Earth.
- Badass Bookworm : Obtained a doctorate in Molecular Biology which helped her and her (and Kirk's) son develop the Genesis device.
- Married to the Job : She's as devoted to her job as Kirk is to his, and it’s one of the many reasons why they love each other but it just can’t work out between them. Dr. Marcus: Were we together? Were we going to be? You had your world, and I had mine. And I wanted [David] in mine.
- New Old Flame : Never mentioned before Wrath of Khan , but is generally believed to be "that little blonde lab tech" that Gary Mitchell set Kirk up with, as a distraction for Kirk's class at Starfleet Academy.
- Schrödinger's Canon : A retroactive example with her family history shown in Star Trek Into Darkness , which identifies her father as a Starfleet Admiral named Alexander Marcus and her mother's last name as Wallace.
- Silk Hiding Steel : A sweet, kind woman, a good mom and regularly calls out Kirk on his self-obsession and running away from his problems.
Played by: Judson Scott
Dubbed in french by: richard darbois.
- Battle Butler
- Expy : He's the Starbuck to Khan's Ahab.
- To David Marcus. Both are younger men subordinate to an older man who acts as a parental figure to them, but while David is brash and wants nothing to do with Kirk (at first), Joachim is reserved and has Undying Loyalty to Khan.
- While the film leaves it ambiguous whether Joachim is meant to be Khan's son or not, the Expanded Universe explains he's his adopted son, raised by Khan after his parents (his father being Joaquin from "Space Seed") were killed in battle.
- Also a foil to Saavik. A younger crewmember who tries to be the voice of reason to their overconfident leader, only to be ignored with disastrous results. The key difference is that Kirk first ignores and then listens to Saavik, while Khan first listens to and then later ignores Joachim.
- Mook Lieutenant : Not really physically intimidating to be The Dragon , as Khan does all his own interrogations. He just exists to allow Khan to awesomely monologue to someone.
- Morality Chain : Joachim tries to be this to Khan, but it doesn't really take.
- Only Sane Man : Notably much more level-headed than Khan is. Granted, he's the only speaking member of Khan's crew so we never really find out what his other followers think, but he's certainly the only one who actually stands up to Khan.
- Or just as validly, he could see where Khan's destructive obsession with Kirk would lead, and was trying desperately to steer his leader away from potential suicide. He was just too loyal to Khan to flat-out pull a Screw This, I'm Outta Here on him.
Captain Clark Terrell
Played by: Paul Winfield
Dubbed in french by: marc de georgi.
- Heroic Suicide : He kills himself rather than taking Khan's orders to kill Kirk.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom : He and Chekov inadvertently come across Khan and his followers on Ceti Alpha V.
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‘Star Trek’: All 39 Classic TV Main Characters Ranked, From Spock to Wesley (Photos)
A look back at the TV franchise’s many memorable classic characters before the explosion of streaming shows like “Discovery”…and its handful of duds
In its half-century history, “Star Trek” has challenged us to boldly go where no one has gone before. The best characters have often encouraged vigorous debate among Trekkies, as they are compared by their rank and species and evaluated for differences in their flaws and virtues. The worst — we’re looking at you, “Voyager” and “Enterprise” — leave fans wondering if there’s a point to their existence.
A quick note, to keep the list manageable, we’re restricting the list to the main cast of the five “Trek” TV shows before the recent explosion of streaming series like “Discovery” and “Lower Decks.” That means you won’t be seeing movie villains like Khan or recurring characters like Q. But let it be said that if we did include him, Q would top the list by several light years.
39. Wesley Crusher (The Next Generation) By far the most hated character in “Trek” history. A super-genius kid who would on more than one occasion save the Enterprise while others with infinitely more experience struggled. Even the man who played him, Wil Wheaton , hated him.
38. Travis Mayweather (Enterprise) No backstory, no fears, no desires. No “Trek” crew member was more pointless and two-dimensional than Mayweather, except perhaps for …
37. Hoshi Sato (Enterprise) … a poor man’s Uhura whose sole purpose was to serve as a translator for the crew since the technology for the Universal Translator hadn’t been invented yet. Like many of the characters at the bottom of this list, Rick Berman and Brannon Braga were unable to flesh Sato out beyond her basic premise.
36. Neelix (Voyager) And now for the “Voyager” portion of our list, starting with the ship’s mohawked chef. He never fit into the show’s plots, leaving him to spout dumb food jokes and platitudes of optimism to the weary crew.
35. B’Elanna Torres (Voyager) Next we have the Human/Klingon hybrid lieutenant, whose entire personality too often boiled down to her being a hothead. In truth, she seemed to be designed as a mix of Worf and Tasha, but failed to even come close to being as memorable as either of them.
34. Chakotay (Voyager) Another character that the writers ran out of material for. At best, Captain Janeway’s right hand man was a dull character. At worst, the attempts to honor Gene Roddenberry ‘s dedication to diversity by delving into Chakotay’s Native American background came off as too stereotypical.
33. Tom Paris (Voyager) A slightly better character who had more defined relationships with other crew members, but many of the episodes that focused on him were just variations on him being the stereotypical hotshot pilot looking for a thrill.
32. Harry Kim (Voyager) His friendship with Paris and awkward conversations with Seven-of-Nine were enjoyable to watch, but other than that he tended to be just a stiff ensign who spouted technobabble.
31. Malcolm Reed (Enterprise) The inventor of the “red alert” system. Unlike Sato and Mayweather, Reed had a bit of a character arc as he spent his time on the Enterprise coming out of his shell, but this didn’t result in Reed becoming much more than a generally affable but nondescript character.
30. Deanna Troi (TNG) Take a shot every time this Betazoid started a sentence with the words “I sense …” Troi spent several seasons in low-neckline outfits, serving as a counselor on a ship that rarely had any real conflict. Eventually, she was given a uniform like the others and allowed to play a role in missions, but only at a very late point in the series.
29. Jonathan Archer (Enterprise) When “Enterprise” started, Archer was an interesting captain. As Starfleet’s first man in charge, he was bound to make mistakes, and viewers enjoying seeing how he got out of them. Unfortunately, the struggle got stale quick, as he became the “prototype” captain instead of developing into a leader in his own right.
28. T’Pol (Enterprise) Though Jolene Blalock’s acting could sometimes be as ridiculous as her fanservice outfits, the first Vulcan Starfleet officer’s slow embrace of her illogical humans was interesting to watch, as was her struggle to cope with a disease that dissolved control over her emotions.
27. Phlox (Enterprise) Armed with a massive grin and years of medical experience, NX-01’s Denobulan doctor is what Neelix could have been, providing both regular humor and the basis for episodes that explored his values and relationship with a human race still getting used to interacting with aliens.
26. Jadzia Dax (Deep Space Nine) An interesting blend of previous personalities. Over the course of six seasons, Dax showed Worf’s intensity, Kirk’s swagger, and Spock’s curiosity. Part of this is due to the fact that she’s bonded with a symbiont that has the memories of countless past lives. It’s also due to inconsistent writing, particularly after she hooked up with Worf in Season 4.
25. Quark (DS9) The Ferengi started as the Alpha Quadrant’s amoral mafia, but DS9 began to show their capacity for courage and compassion, though they would be loath to admit it. In spite of his insistence that he’s nothing but a cowardly smuggler — and he can be that — Quark proves to be a valuable ally to Sisko when the chips are down.
24. Tasha Yar (TNG) Oh, where to start with Tasha. She was a rather polarizing figure, with some people appreciating her status as a more involved woman on the bridge, while others thought she was rather obnoxious. She was killed off near the end of season 1, but was brought back in the episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise,” which was praised for showing Tasha’s true potential as a character while giving her a better send-off.
23. Tuvok (Voyager) This is where the characters really get good, starting with the Voyager’s resident Vulcan. Tim Russ proved to be a worthy successor to Leonard Nimoy , portraying Tuvok as a loyal friend to Janeway and a Vulcan with a dark side beneath all the discipline and repressed emotions.
22. Doctor (Voyager) Easily the most popular character in the “Voyager” cast, this sarcastic, overworked medical hologram won fans over with his exasperated jokes and quest for respect from the rest of the Voyager crew. His non-organic status also allowed him to bond with Seven-of-Nine
21. Pavel Chekov (Star Trek) Several members of the original Enterprise crew were not fleshed out on paper, but became beloved thanks to brilliant acting and natural chemistry between the cast. Take Chekov, who became a fan favorite because of his loyalty to Mother Russia as well as the blood samples he was constantly asked to provide.
20. Nyota Uhura (Trek) Though she was vastly underutilized, Uhura’s presence on the Enterprise was a big step forward for African-American women in television. After being skipped on the chain of command for years, Uhura finally got to take charge of the Enterprise during a rescue mission in the animated series.
19. Hikaru Sulu (Trek) Like Chekhov’s Walt Koenig and Uhura’s Nichelle Nichols, the two-dimensional Sulu became legendary thanks to George Takei . For a long time, Sulu was known for being a cultured gentleman and a bare-chested fencer , but he got his big moment in the movie “Star Trek VI” as captain of the Excelsior.
18. Seven of Nine (Voyager) Like Uhura, Troi, and T’Pol, Seven of Nine was the fanservice character of her series, but her introduction to “Voyager” is an episode for the ages. As a former Borg unit brought to Janeway’s side, Seven continued the tradition of rounding out alien races that were once bitter Federation enemies by showing just why someone would want to be assimilated.
17. Miles O’Brien (TNG/DS9) Midway through “TNG,” the writers realized there was value in fleshing out the Chekovs in their cast. Miles started as a seen-but-rarely-heard recurring character who eventually became a star on “DS9” thanks to episodes that transformed him into Starfleet’s quintessential everyman.
16. Charles “Trip” Tucker III (Enterprise) Perhaps Trip’s ranked too high, but let’s throw “Enterprise” a bone. He was the most interesting character on the show, serving as a right hand man to Archer, a lover to T’Pol, a fighter, a scholar, and ultimately, a martyr to the Federation.
15. Julian Bashir (DS9) One of the more strongly-defined character arcs in the “Trek” canon. Bashir started the series as a cocky but inexperienced crew member who eventually developed into a mature member of the crew as the Dominion War raged on.
14. Beverly Crusher (TNG) Unlike her son, Dr. Crusher was a popular “TNG” cast member. Not only was she a compassionate medic, she was a capable fighter and leader who even got to take command of the bridge on a couple of occasions.
13. Kathryn Janeway (Voyager) The Voyager’s captain has become the basis for much debate among Trekkies. In addition to her character swinging from mother figure to ruthless general depending on the writer, Janeway threw away the Federation rulebook in ways that even Kirk would be shocked by as she tried to guide the Voyager back home. Say what you will, but Janeway is an interesting figure in the “Trek” canon, which is why she’s ranked so high.
12. Montgomery “Scotty” Scott (Trek) The miracle worker of the Enterprise treated his ship like a beloved daughter. Whether it was attacked by Romulans or Tribbles, Scotty would always make sure that his beloved ship would make it out in one piece. Unfortunately, as the new movie “Star Trek Beyond” shows, Scotty’s counterpart in the reboot universe can’t say the same about his Enterprise.
11. Geordi La Forge (TNG) The Enterprise-D’s sweet engineer would often insist that some engineering marvel that would save the day is impossible, only to do it in minutes when pressed. His finest moments as a character came when he helped Data learn how to be more human, often to mixed results.
10. Kira Nerys (DS9) While “Trek” tackled many philosophical topics, religion was not one of them for a long time. Kira changed that, along with many other things. A firm believer in the Prophets and in terror tactics, Kira’s tough past on Bajor caused her to lock horns with the lofty ideals of the Federation members she had to work with on DS9.
9. Worf (TNG/DS9) The Klingon lieutenant started the trend of turning enemies from past series into complex characters who became vital Starfleet crew members despite cultural differences. Worf has had more appearances and story arcs than almost any other “Trek” character, including rising through Starfleet’s ranks, joining the DS9 crew, becoming a father, and preventing a civil war on his homeworld.
8. Odo (DS9) One of the most powerful twists for any “Trek” character came in “DS9,” when Odo discovered that he was a member of the race that leads the Dominion. Sisko’s number one was forced to choose a side: his race or the people they wished to exterminate. In the end, there’s only one reason he stays with the Federation: his deep love for Kira.
7. Benjamin Sisko (DS9) Commander of Deep Space Nine, Captain of the Defiant, and one of the most conflicted characters in “Trek” history. Sisko proved to be a truly fearsome captain, but gained that reputation through brutal actions that compromised his ideals. His internal conflict was a driving component behind DS9’s deconstruction of Gene Roddenberry ‘s utopia through war and racial conflict.
6. Leonard “Bones” McCoy (Trek) While he wasn’t as fleshed out as Kirk or Spock, Bones didn’t need to be. DeForest Kelley’s sardonic delivery worked perfectly with both the Captain and the Vulcan, as he served as the voice of reason to keep them both level.
5. William Riker (TNG) Number One started out as a rehash of Kirk, right down to the cocky smirk. Then came the beard, and with it a fierce sense of duty and undying loyalty to Picard. Both were put to the ultimate test in “Best of Both Worlds,” when he uttered the words that became one of the most famous cliffhangers in TV history: “Mr. Worf … FIRE.”
4. Data (TNG) The funniest and most thought-provoking supporting crew member ever. Data’s overly analytical approach to human minutae made him a charming android, and his status as a sentient A.I. gave birth to “Measure of a Man,” one of the franchise’s most important contributions to sci-fi.
3. James T. Kirk (Trek) The original captain, whose appeal hasn’t waned in the slightest over the past five decades. Kirk is the perfect mix of geek and space cowboy, serving as a sort of John Wayne figure for the sci-fi crowd.
2. Spock (Trek) “Trek” has built its legacy on alien outsiders making observations about the human race. That began with Spock, whose Vulcan blood put him outside of our species while his human blood kept him tethered to it. From his pointy ears came endless ruminations on the nature of humanity and whether we will overcome our differences and reach the stars together.
1. Jean-Luc Picard (“TNG”) Yep, we’re planting our flag firmly in the Frenchman’s territory when it comes to the “Best Captain” debate. If Spock began the “Trek” philosophizing, Picard perfected it. He is a diplomat and a scholar, and remains so despite suffering torture and countless near-death situations. He is the embodiment of the intellect-over-brutality ideal that “Star Trek” built its legacy on.
‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Season 2: Cast and Character Guide
The USS Enterprise embarks on its next round of voyages on June 15!
After nearly a year away, it’s almost time for the USS Enterprise to take flight once again! The highly anticipated second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will begin streaming on Paramount+ on Thursday, June 15 .
Though technically a spin-off of Star Trek: Discovery , which helped usher in the new era of exciting Star Trek TV content, Strange New Worlds has forged its own unique separate path through the cosmos. Compared to other shows in the franchise right now, Strange New Worlds embraced more episodic storytelling rather than a season-long serialized story, allowing each episode to remain fresh and stand out on its own. Fortunately, Season 2 sounds no different as the Enterprise crew will traverse the stars and find themselves in unusual new locations each week.
Now, even though there was no overarching main story in Season 1, that doesn’t mean nothing happened - far from it! We were introduced to a diverse crew of newcomers and seasoned members of Starfleet, each on their own personal and professional journeys aboard the ship. So, with that said, before jumping into Season 2, keep reading below for a helpful cast and character guide to refresh you on where we last left these characters and who plays them!
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Anson Mount as Christopher Pike
Pike is the intrepid captain of the USS Enterprise. Despite his lofty status, he is very down-to-earth and kind-hearted, always looking out for his fellow crew members, which he treats as equals. The Enterprise crew is his family, and he will go out of his way to support them, no matter how difficult the circumstances may be.
As we learned in Season 1, even though he often has a brave face, Pike is currently facing a personal crisis. On a previous mission (which took place onboard the USS Discovery), he unexpectedly saw his future. This revealed a dire outcome where he would become paralyzed, unable to speak, and badly disfigured, following a horrific accident. Throughout the season, we see Pike struggle to accept his fate before finally learning to live in the present and make his remaining time impactful.
Anson Mount is perhaps best known for his role as Cullen Bohannon in the TV series Hell on Wheels . He is also known for portraying Black Bolt, a Marvel superhero in the TV series Inhumans , a role which he recently reprised in the film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness .
Ethan Peck as Spock
Spock is a half-Vulcan/half-human science officer aboard the ship. Strange New Worlds explores a younger version of this well-established character (originally portrayed by Leonard Nimoy ), who would become Captain Kirk’s second-in-command in the original Star Trek series.
Throughout Season 1, we saw Spock grapple with his mixed cultural identity, attempting to embrace both sides of his heritage. Despite the Vulcans being against it, Spock enjoys learning about human customs to become more social and has formed strong bonds with his fellow crew members. We also explored Spock’s relationship with his Vulcan fiancée T’Pring (portrayed by Gia Sandhu ). She assisted the Enterprise on a few missions, though her day job sees her rehabilitate criminals to think logically rather than emotionally, which led to their crimes. Ethan Peck has had recurring roles in TV shows such as Madam Secretary and Penny Dreadful: City of Angels . He also recently appeared in the Netflix film, The Midnight Sky .
Rebecca Romijn as Una Chin-Riley / Number One
Una, though often called ‘Number One,’ is the first officer aboard the Enterprise and Pike’s second-in-command. While friendly with the crew, she is quite private and likes to remain focused on her Starfleet responsibilities.
Despite her human appearance, it is revealed in Season 1 that Una is an Illyrian, a race that genetically modifies itself. These modifications have given her enhanced physical strength and a stronger immune system that can burn out infections. She entrusts this secret with Pike as genetic alteration is against Starfleet’s laws. However, in the season finale, this secret is leaked by an unknown source, and Starfleet officers arrest Una.
Rebecca Romijn is perhaps best known for her role as Mystique in the original X-Men film trilogy. She recently portrayed Eve Baird in the TV series, The Librarians , and has also had recurring roles on shows such as Ugly Betty and NTSF:SD: SUV .
Jess Bush as Christine Chapel
Christine is a nurse aboard the Enterprise. Like Spock, Strange New Worlds explores a younger version of the character that first debuted in the original Star Trek series, portrayed by Majel Barrett .
As a nurse, Christine plays a crucial role on the ship as she helps run the Med Bay, as well as assisting the main team on expeditions to new planets. Despite the danger they all frequently face, she has a dry sense of humor that helps to lighten these situations. In Season 1, we saw Christine develop feelings for Spock, leading to awkward romantic tension between the two. Spock quickly made it clear that they were just friends as he loves T’Pring.
Portraying Christine Chapel is Jess Bush ’s first major on-screen role. She has previously appeared in TV shows such as Home and Away , Playing for Keeps , and Halifax: Retribution .
Babs Olusanmokun as Joseph M’Benga
Joseph is the chief medical officer of the Enterprise. Alongside Christine, he runs the ship’s Med Bay and similarly assists the main team on planet expeditions. During Season 1, we learn that Joseph has a terminally ill daughter named Rukiya, suffering from an incurable disease. Joseph keeps her in stasis to slow down its effects while he attempts to create a cure, but unfortunately, his efforts are unsuccessful.
When the Enterprise encounters a hyper-intelligent entity, an alien consciousness without a body, it offers to take Rukiya into its care by removing her mind from her dying body. Despite the unfortunate outcome, Joseph accepts this and says goodbye to Rukiya, knowing she will finally get a chance to live her life. Babs Olusanmokun has recently starred in films such as Dune and Wrath of Man . He has also had recurring roles on TV shows such as The Defenders , Sneaky Pete , and The Widow . RELATED: 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' Season 2 Review: The Enterprise Crew Is Back and Bolder Than Ever
Celia Rose Gooding as Nyota Uhura
Like Spock and Christine, Nyota is also a younger version of the character that debuted in the original Star Trek series, portrayed by Nichelle Nichols. In the original series, Nyota was a translator and communications officer that specialized in linguistics. However, in Strange New Worlds , her younger counterpart is a new cadet at Starfleet that is only now learning to embrace these impressive traits in the field. Given her inexperience, Nyota feels out of her element aboard the Enterprise, but fortunately, strong mentors like Pike and Una are helping guide her through her early Starfleet journey.
Nyota Uhura is Celia Rose Gooding ’s first major on-screen role . Her award-winning breakout role was Mary Frances "Frankie" Healy in the Broadway show, Jagged Little Pill , which was also her Broadway debut.
Christina Chong as La’an Noonien-Singh
La’an is the Enterprise’s young chief of security. Like Una, while friendly towards the crew, she is quite private and initially not looking for any deeper relationship. During Season 1, we learned that this stems from her traumatic childhood when her family was murdered by the Gorn. She struggles with survivor’s guilt and has remained largely closed off from people ever since, not wanting to get attached to anyone she might lose. However, as she opens up more, La’an realizes that the Enterprise crew has become her new family, making her proud to be able to protect them.
As a big surprise to fans, it was also revealed that La’an is a descendant of iconic Star Trek villain Khan Noonien Singh. Portrayed by Ricardo Montalbán , Khan appeared in the original TV series, as well as the follow-up film aptly titled The Wrath of Khan .
Christina Chong has recently starred in TV shows such as Bulletproof , Heirs of the Night , and Line of Duty . She also played the role of Lola in the live-action Tom & Jerry film.
Melissa Navia as Erica Ortegas
Erica is the Enterprise’s hotshot helmswoman, whose impressive piloting skills have played a pivotal role in many missions. She is a quick thinker, capable of creating new maneuvers on the fly to keep the ship’s crew safe during attacks or hazardous space sectors. Apart from safety, though, part of her is wildly excited to test her abilities and the ship’s limits truly. Erica is also very sociable among the crew, being close friends with Christine.
Melissa Navia has recently appeared in guest roles on TV shows such as Billions , Homeland , and Bull . She has also starred in films such as Bel Canto and Tower of Silence .
Paul Wesley as James T. Kirk
Without a doubt, all Trekkies will know the name, James T. Kirk. Portrayed by William Shatner in the original series, he was the captain of the USS Enterprise, ultimately being Pike’s successor. However, in Strange New Worlds , we’re not that far into the franchise timeline yet as it is set ten years prior. After having a small cameo in the Season 1 finale, it’s unclear what role Kirk will play in the series moving forward, so we’re eager to find out!
Paul Wesley is perhaps best known for his role as Stefan Salvatore in the TV series, The Vampire Diaries . He has also recently starred in the anthology series, Tell Me a Story .
Dan Jeannotte as George Samuel “Sam” Kirk
Sam is James’s older brother. As a close friend of Captain Pike, he was personally invited to join the Enterprise as a crew member, working within the sciences division aboard the ship. Sam is also a family man, being married to Aurelan and having three sons (all of which have yet to appear in the show).
By Sam having a solid bond with Pike, Strange New Worlds could use this link to fill in some gaps within this largely unexplored period of the franchise’s timeline. It’s possible that the series could explore both Sam and Pike’s collective history, as well as James’s early years in Starfleet serving on the USS Farragut.
Dan Jeannotte has recently appeared in TV shows Reign , Good Witch , and The Bold Type . He has also starred in TV movies such as Lease on Love and Sweeter Than Chocolate .
Carol Kane as Pelia
Pelia is a new recurring character that will be introduced during Season 2. Following Hemmer’s ( Bruce Horak ) sacrifice to protect the crew from Gorn hatchlings late in Season 1, it has been revealed that she will become the Enterprise’s new chief engineer, We don’t know much else about her character yet. Still, she has been described as highly educated and intelligent with many years of experience in the field.
Carol Kane has recently appeared in TV shows such as Gotham , Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt , and Hunters . She has starred in films such as The Sisters Brothers and The Dead Don’t Die .
Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid as Mariner and Boimler
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List of Star Trek Characters
Embark on an intriguing exploration of the beloved Star Trek constellation of characters, seamlessly woven in our specially curated list. From Captain Kirk's indomitable spirit to Spock's logical brilliance, absorb the enthralling essence of these timeless personalities from one of science fiction's most enduring enterprises.
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James T. Kirk
Captain James T. Kirk, the iconic protagonist of the Star Trek universe, is a highly innovative and passionate leader who never shies away from taking risks. Known for his unwavering dedication to his crew and the ideals of the United Federation of Planets, Kirk's cunning mind, strategic thinking, and exceptional diplomatic skills set him apart from other Starfleet captains. His ability to think outside the box and make split-second decisions in critical situations solidifies his reputation as one of the most legendary characters in the Star Trek franchise.
The half-human, half-Vulcan First Officer of the USS Enterprise, Spock represents the epitome of stoicism, logic, and reason. Often struggling with the dichotomy between his Vulcan and human heritage, he brings an unparalleled level of intellect and curiosity to the crew while grappling with his emotions. His unwavering loyalty and deep understanding of both cultures make Spock not only a vital asset to the crew but also a symbol of unity and harmony between two seemingly disparate worlds. His unique upbringing and commitment to logic have made Spock one of the most beloved and enduring characters in the Star Trek universe.
Affectionately known as "Scotty," Montgomery Scott is the brilliant and resourceful Chief Engineer of the USS Enterprise. With his unmistakable Scottish accent, wit, and humor, Scotty consistently saves the day by performing seemingly impossible engineering miracles. His uncanny ability to push the boundaries of the ship's systems, coupled with his unwavering loyalty to Captain Kirk and the rest of the crew, makes him an indispensable member of the Enterprise. Scotty's optimistic attitude and steadfast dedication to his work have endeared him to Star Trek fans throughout the years.
A groundbreaking character for her time, Lieutenant Nyota Uhura serves as the Communications Officer aboard the USS Enterprise. Her linguistic and interpersonal skills play a significant role in fostering understanding between different races and cultures. As one of the first Black women to hold a central role in a major television series, Uhura broke barriers and shattered stereotypes during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Her poise, intelligence, and strength continue to serve as an inspiration for women and people of color in the science fiction genre and beyond.
As the talented Helmsman of the USS Enterprise, Hikaru Sulu is known for his calm demeanor and exceptional piloting abilities. His passion for botany, fencing, and astrophysics showcases his well-rounded personality and diverse interests outside of his Starfleet duties. Sulu's portrayal as a competent Asian character during a time of Hollywood whitewashing broke racial barriers, paving the way for greater representation and diversity onscreen. His quiet confidence, strong moral compass, and ability to navigate complex situations make Sulu a fan favorite and a staple of the Star Trek universe.
Gruff yet compassionate, Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy serves as the Enterprise's Chief Medical Officer. A skilled physician with a penchant for metaphors, Bones is often the voice of reason and humanity on the crew, reminding them of the ethical implications of their actions. His tumultuous yet endearing friendship with Spock provides a unique balance between logic and emotion that is rarely seen on television. Despite his grumbles and sharp wit, McCoy's unwavering concern for the wellbeing of his patients and crewmates solidifies him as a beloved and integral character.
The young and enthusiastic Russian navigator of the Enterprise, Ensign Pavel Chekov brings a vibrant energy and eagerness to the crew. With his thick accent and unwavering patriotism, Chekov often serves as comic relief while providing valuable insights and ingenuity in critical situations. His youthful perspective and relentless loyalty to the crew, coupled with his exceptional problem-solving abilities, make him an indispensable and charismatic addition to the Star Trek universe.
Captain Christopher Pike, the original captain of the USS Enterprise before James T. Kirk, is a thoughtful and decisive leader with a strong moral compass. Known for his keen ability to judge character and motivate his crew, Pike serves as a mentor and guiding force for the younger members of Starfleet. His willingness to take risks for the greater good and unwavering dedication to the Starfleet ideals set an inspiring precedent for future captains. With his calm demeanor and tactical prowess, Captain Pike remains a revered and influential figure in the Star Trek universe.
A prominent Vulcan ambassador and Spock's father, Sarek embodies the intellect and stoicism characteristic of his race. Though he struggles with the emotional consequences of marrying a human woman, Amanda Grayson, his commitment to diplomacy and the pursuit of knowledge remains steadfast. Sarek's influence on Spock's upbringing is evident in his son's sense of honor and dedication to reason, making him an essential figure in shaping one of the franchise's most enduring characters. Despite his cool exterior, Sarek's complicated relationship with his family adds depth and complexity to his persona, solidifying his status as a beloved Star Trek character.
The human wife of Sarek and mother of Spock, Amanda Grayson is a symbol of the potential for unity and understanding between different species and cultures. Her compassion, empathy, and love for her family serve as a powerful contrast to the Vulcan detachment and logic that often surrounds her. Amanda's influence on Spock is evident in his emotional growth throughout the series, as she encourages him to embrace his humanity and become a more well-rounded individual. Her quiet strength and unwavering love for her son make Amanda Grayson an essential and compelling character within the Star Trek universe.
The Starfleet Computer is an indispensable component of the USS Enterprise, providing crucial information and analysis to the crew in their various missions and adventures. Capable of processing vast amounts of data in mere seconds, this advanced artificial intelligence (AI) system exemplifies the technological prowess of the Star Trek universe. With its neutral yet authoritative voice, the Starfleet Computer serves as a reliable source of knowledge and guidance for the crew, often assisting them in navigating complex situations and overcoming challenges. While not a typical character in the traditional sense, the Starfleet Computer is an iconic presence that greatly contributes to the distinctiveness of the franchise.
George Samuel Kirk, Sr.
The father of James T. Kirk, George Samuel Kirk, Sr., plays a pivotal role in shaping his son's character and values, even though his presence in the series is brief. As the First Officer of the USS Kelvin, George demonstrates bravery, self-sacrifice, and dedication to his crew by staying behind during the evacuation to save countless lives, including his wife and newborn son. His heroic actions leave a lasting impression on Kirk, inspiring him to follow in his father's footsteps and join Starfleet. The legacy of George Samuel Kirk establishes a strong foundation for the protagonist's journey, making him a significant figure within the Star Trek canon.
The Romulans, an enigmatic and cunning race, serve as one of the most formidable adversaries in the Star Trek universe. Characterized by their pointed ears, sharp eyebrows, and militaristic society, Romulans are driven by a desire for power and territorial expansion, often employing deception and subterfuge to achieve their goals. Despite their antagonistic role, the complex and nuanced portrayal of individual Romulans, such as Commander Sela and Senator Vreenak, adds depth and intrigue to the franchise. Ultimately, the Romulans represent the darker side of ambition and secrecy, albeit with glimmers of hope for peace and understanding.
Nero, a Romulan mining ship captain turned vengeful villain in Star Trek (2009) , serves as a testament to the devastating influence of grief and loss on an individual's actions. Driven by the destruction of his home planet and the death of his family, Nero's quest for vengeance against Spock and the Federation leads him down a path of ruthless destruction. His single-minded obsession and disregard for the lives of others makes him a formidable antagonist. However, the emotional backstory underlying his actions also highlights the complexities inherent in all beings, regardless of their race or allegiance.
Although her presence is brief and mostly in flashbacks, Nero's wife Amandine plays a vital role in the development of Star Trek (2009)'s primary antagonist. Her tragic death during Romulus's destruction serves as the catalyst for her husband's descent into madness and vengeance, fueling his desire to punish the world he sees as responsible. The deep love and devotion Nero feels for his wife are testaments to the character's humanity, providing a glimpse of vulnerability beneath his hardened exterior. As such, Amandine serves as a symbol of the transformative power of love and heartbreak within the Star Trek universe.
Vulcan Bully #1
Appearing in Star Trek (2009) , the character of the Vulcan Bully illustrates the challenges faced by young Spock in his formative years, highlighting his struggle to reconcile his dual heritage. Despite the common perception that Vulcans are solely driven by logic and devoid of emotion, the bullies reveal that even this seemingly stoic race can fall prey to more base instincts such as prejudice and cruelty. The actions of the Vulcan Bully push Spock to explore his human side and ultimately become the multifaceted character we know and love. The presence of this character underscores the complexities that lie beneath the surface of the Vulcan race.
Though his time onscreen is brief, Captain Richard Robau of the USS Kelvin plays a crucial role in the opening moments of Star Trek (2009) . When faced with the threat of Nero's ship, Captain Robau demonstrates bravery and selflessness by agreeing to leave his crew and board the enemy vessel in an attempt to negotiate peace. His unflinching dedication to his command and willingness to sacrifice himself for the safety of others serve as a prime example of the leadership qualities that define Starfleet captains. Robau's actions set a tone of heroism and duty that resonates throughout the film and the franchise as a whole.
The Barracks Leader in Star Trek (2009) serves as an authoritative figure within the Starfleet Academy, responsible for maintaining order and discipline among the cadets. While his role may be minimal, his presence establishes the structured environment and expectations placed upon those training to join the ranks of Starfleet officers. As a supportive figure, the Barracks Leader helps to guide young cadets like James T. Kirk on their paths to becoming the leaders and heroes of the future. His role underscores the importance of mentorship and guidance in the development of the franchise's beloved characters.
As the mother of James T. Kirk, Winona Kirk's influence on her son's life cannot be overstated. In the face of tragedy and loss, Winona demonstrates resilience and courage, raising Kirk and his brother in the aftermath of their father's death. Her strength and fortitude in the face of adversity inspire Kirk's own determination and drive to succeed in Starfleet. Although her appearance in the series is limited, Winona Kirk stands as a testament to the power of maternal love and endurance in shaping the lives of her children.
Gaila, an Orion woman attending Starfleet Academy in Star Trek (2009) , is a minor character who adds an element of intrigue to the film. As the roommate of Uhura, Gaila represents the diversity of species and cultures present within the Star Trek universe, particularly within the ranks of Starfleet. Her brief interactions with Kirk and Uhura also serve to showcase her intelligence and ambition, traits essential for success in the demanding environment of the Academy. Gaila's presence, though fleeting, highlights Star Trek's commitment to inclusivity and the celebration of unique individuals from all walks of life.
Admiral Richard Barnett
As the Superintendent of Starfleet Academy, Admiral Richard Barnett serves as an imposing presence and symbol of authority in Star Trek (2009) . His stern demeanor and high expectations for new recruits showcase the level of dedication required for a successful career in Starfleet. Additionally, his ability to recognize potential in cadets, such as Kirk, speaks to his keen understanding of the qualities necessary for leadership. Admiral Barnett's role is essential in reinforcing the discipline, commitment, and determination that define the Star Trek universe's most respected officers.
The Wrong Orion
The Wrong Orion, played by Rachel Nichols in Star Trek (2009), is an intriguing character who serves as an essential catalyst for the film's events, making her one of the best Star Trek characters to date. As the enigmatic and exotic green-skinned beauty, Nichols expertly captures the allure associated with the Orion race. However, she also brings a sense of vulnerability and depth to her character, highlighting the fact that she is more than just a stereotype. The Wrong Orion's presence on-screen not only adds intrigue and excitement to the plot but also challenges our preconceived notions of the Orions, enabling her character to leave an indelible mark on the Star Trek universe.
Ayel, Nero's second-in-command in Star Trek (2009) , serves as a loyal and ruthless supporter of his captain's quest for vengeance. The unwavering devotion he displays toward Nero's cause, even in the face of destruction, speaks to the strong bonds formed among Romulan comrades in their militaristic society. Ayel's fierce fighting skills and cunning tactics make him a dangerous adversary for the Enterprise crew. This character's blind loyalty serves as a stark contrast to the more nuanced relationships and moral compasses exhibited by the protagonists, emphasizing the complexities of friendship and allegiance within the Star Trek universe.
In Star Trek (2009) , Johnny is a childhood friend of James T. Kirk, providing insight into the protagonist's early life and experiences. Growing up in rural Iowa, Johnny's rebellious nature and youthful antics are mirrored by Kirk, offering glimpses of the future captain's defiant spirit and daring attitude. This character serves as a reminder that even legendary figures like Kirk have humble origins, highlighting the potential for growth and development in anyone. Although a minor character, Johnny's role in shaping Kirk's formative years adds depth to the franchise's beloved protagonist.
The Kelvin Doctor, portrayed by Sonita Henry in Star Trek (2009), is a fantastic character who proves that even small roles can have a significant impact. As the chief medical officer aboard the USS Kelvin, her character represents the compassionate and capable nature of Starfleet medical officers, despite the chaos unfolding around them. Henry's powerful portrayal of the Kelvin Doctor in the opening scenes provides the audience with an incredibly intense and emotional introduction to the rebooted Star Trek universe. This incredible performance cements the Kelvin Doctor as a standout character among the pantheon of Star Trek greats.
The Iowa Cop in Star Trek (2009) represents authority and law on Earth, contrasting with the interstellar focus of most characters in the series. Encountering a young James T. Kirk during one of his more reckless moments, the interaction between the two showcases Kirk's defiance and struggle to find his path in life before joining Starfleet. The Iowa Cop's presence emphasizes the importance of choices and consequences in shaping one's future, a theme that resonates throughout the Star Trek universe. Though a minor character, his brief appearance reminds audiences that even Earth-bound concerns play a role in the larger narrative of the series.
Med Evac Pilot
In Star Trek (2009) , the Med Evac Pilot's role is small but significant, as he helps transport an injured George Samuel Kirk, Sr. to safety. Despite the chaos and uncertainty of their circumstances, the pilot demonstrates courage and professionalism under pressure. His actions contribute to the foundations of the Kirk family saga and the heroics that would define James T. Kirk's life. In the grand tapestry of the Star Trek universe, characters like the Med Evac Pilot emphasize the importance of teamwork and bravery in the face of adversity.
Lew the Bartender
Lew the Bartender, played by the late Jeremy Roberts in Star Trek: Voyager, is a unique addition to the long list of memorable Star Trek personalities. Providing a human touch within the heart of the Delta Quadrant, Lew's character exemplifies the idea that despite being lightyears away from home, some things remain constant - like a friendly face tending the bar. The engaging storytelling nature of his character manages to create a profound connection between the crew and the audience. Through Lew the Bartender's warm demeanor and quick wit, Roberts brings a sense of warmth and familiarity to the otherwise unpredictable and often hostile environment of the Delta Quadrant.
Kelvin Helmsman, portrayed by Greg Ellis in Star Trek (2009), is an exceptional character you can't help but appreciate. As the helmsman aboard the USS Kelvin, his character showcases a combination of unwavering loyalty and dedication to duty, even in the face of imminent danger. In what could have been a minor role, Ellis manages to imbue the character with a sense of purpose and skill that makes him stand out among the crew. Furthermore, the Kelvin Helmsman's actions under pressure leave an indelible mark on the audience, reinforcing his position as one of the best Star Trek characters of all time.
The Romulan Helmsman serves as an integral member of Nero's crew in Star Trek (2009) , expertly navigating the villain's formidable ship through challenging situations. Although not a primary focus of the story, his contributions to Nero's destructive mission hint at the skills and cunning of the Romulan race. As a loyal supporter of his captain's cause, the Romulan Helmsman's role showcases the strength of the bond between comrades in the face of adversity. His presence offers yet another dimension to the complexity and depth of the Star Trek universe.
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Star trek: voyager switched 2 character personalities for the better.
Two characters from Star Trek: Voyager started out with very different personalities, but swapped character traits for the better in later seasons.
- Two main characters in Star Trek: Voyager undergo personality swaps in later seasons, allowing them to realize their true potential.
- Voyager excels at establishing its main cast but characters evolve and change dramatically over time.
- The premise of Voyager, with the crew thrown into challenging circumstances, fosters character growth and long arcs, leading to significant personality shifts.
Two of Star Trek: Voyager 's main characters ended up swapping personality traits in later seasons, something that helped both realize their true potential. While Voyager did a good job of establishing its main cast from as early as the pilot episode, all characters go through growing pains on a new show. This is especially true in the Star Trek franchise, which often takes time to establish recognizable traits and personality quirks in characters. Voyager did better at this than some series at the start, but many of the show's characters changed dramatically in later seasons.
This was largely due to Voyager 's premise, which fostered the potential for drastic changes and long character arcs. Having the crew be thrown together under less-than-ideal circumstances, and then forced to work together on the monumental challenge of finding their way home from the Delta Quadrant was bound to change all of them in interesting ways. Indeed, characters like Chakotay (Robert Beltran) and Tom Paris (Robert Duncan McNeill) underwent massive motivation and personality shifts as the show progressed. However, there were two characters who actually seemed to switch personalities in later seasons.
The Doctor And Neelix Switched Character Traits As Voyager Progressed
The Doctor (Robert Picardo) and Neelix (Ethan Phillips) ended up swapping character traits with each other in later seasons, taking on each other's personalities from earlier in the show. In Voyager season 1, the Doctor was introduced as a dry, relatively emotionless character, mainly because of his status as a recently-activated hologram who was not designed with good personality subroutines. In contrast, Neelix was an over-the-top, gregarious addition to the crew, with an extremely vibrant personality that provided much of the comedic relief for Voyager in the first couple of seasons.
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By the end of the show, however, both the Doctor and Neelix had undergone a complete shift. The Doctor became much more emotional and intense due to his slow progression towards sentience. Given the opportunity to enhance his program, he developed a more empathetic disposition and acquired many hobbies like singing and photography that began providing Voyager with plenty of comedic subplots. In contrast, Neelix's high-strung personality mellowed out considerably, and although he never lost things like his passion for cooking or his commitment to looking after the well-being of the crew, he was much less over-the-top by the time Voyager ended.
Why Neelix And The Doctor’s New Roles Were Better For Both Characters
Sometimes, a drastic personality change in a character is a bad thing, but that wasn't the case for either Neelix or the Doctor. While Neelix's antics in the first few seasons of Voyager could be funny, many aspects of his personality were less likable. These included his sometimes alarmingly quick jealousy over Kes (Jennifer Lien) and his often irritating self-assuredness and helpfulness that occasionally came off as insincere. Neelix's personality switch in later seasons allowed him to develop into a truly kind and generous character whose big heart and real competence at his job were on full display, making him much more likable overall.
In terms of the Doctor, taking on a more overtly comedic role and exaggerated personality actually made the character more of a fan favorite, thanks mostly to Robert Picardo's expansive talents. Incorporating things that Picardo was good at, such as singing, was a great way to showcase the actor's abilities. Giving the Doctor more to do also allowed the character to really shine and realize his full potential. Some of Star Trek 's best comedy episodes feature the Doctor as the main character, and Star Trek: Voyager gave him the opportunity to be extremely funny and devastatingly serious by turns, both of which he pulled off beautifully.
2 Tim Russ Star Trek Characters Exist Simultaneously In Kirk’s Era
- Tim Russ has played multiple characters in the Star Trek universe, including Lt. Commander Tuvok in Voyager.
- Tuvok served in Starfleet during the same time as Tim Russ's unnamed Enterprise Lieutenant character, suggesting that they co-existed in Star Trek's 23rd century and may have crossed paths.
- There are possibilities for Tim Russ to return as Tuvok in future Star Trek projects, such as Star Trek: Prodigy season 2 and a potential series called Star Trek: Legacy.
Star Trek: Voyager 's Tim Russ plays two characters that co-exist in the era of Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner). Best known for playing Lt. Commander Tuvok in Voyager , Tim Russ had previously come to the attention of the Star Trek team with guest roles in both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine . Russ recently reprized the role of Tuvok in Star Trek: Picard season 3, promoting Commander Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) to the position of captain of the USS Enterprise-G.
Of the five Star Trek characters played by Tim Russ , many of them co-exist in the same time period. For example, the two criminal characters, Devor in Star Trek: The Next Generation and T'Kar in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine co-existed in the 24th century. That was until Devor was killed by a Baryon sweep while aiding the attempted theft of the USS Enterprise-D. More interesting is that Star Trek: Voyager 's Tuvok saw active duty during the TOS era, alongside another Starfleet officer also played by Tim Russ.
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Tim russ has 2 star trek characters during kirk’s era.
Tim Russ briefly appeared as an unnamed Lieutenant aboard the USS Enterprise-B in another pre- Star Trek: Voyager role. Star Trek Generations opens with the first flight of the USS Enterprise-B, which ultimately results in the apparent death of Captain James T. Kirk. Generations is set in the year 2293, the same year as Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country , which saw the USS Enterprise-A complete its final mission, with the help of the USS Excelsior and Captain Hiraku Sulu (George Takei). Two years after Tim Russ briefly appeared in Generations , Star Trek: Voyager revealed that Tuvok served aboard the USS Excelsior during the events of Star Trek 6 .
In the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Flashback", a mind meld allowed Tuvok and Captain Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) to visit the Vulcan's memories of his time aboard the USS Excelsior. The revelation that Tuvok was a serving Starfleet officer in the same year as Tim Russ' unnamed Enterprise Lieutenant means that both characters co-existed in Star Trek 's 23rd century, and may even have crossed paths. Tim Russ isn't the only Voyager actor to have played two characters that co-exist in the same time period. Robert Duncan McNeill's two Star Trek characters , Lt. Tom Paris and Nick Locarno also co-exist in the 24th century.
Will Tim Russ Return To Star Trek As Tuvok?
Following his cameo in Star Trek: Picard season 3, Tim Russ could return to Star Trek as Tuvok in multiple areas of the franchise. The most obvious place for Tuvok to return in the near future is Star Trek: Prodigy season 2 when it drops on Netflix later in 2024. Prodigy season 2 will focus on Admiral Janeway leading a rescue mission aboard the USS Voyager-A, aided by Dal R'El (Brett Gray) and the rest of her young charges. As he is Janeway's most trusted friend, she may find herself turning to Tuvok for advice during her journey into the unknown territory of the 25th century.
Tuvok made a brief, non-speaking appearance in Star Trek: Lower Decks season 3, and so could make a more substantial appearance in a future episode of Mike McMahan's animated Star Trek comedy. In terms of live-action Star Trek , there's no obvious place for Tim Russ' Tuvok to appear in the current crop of shows on Paramount+ . The dream scenario would be Tim Russ returning as Tuvok opposite Jeri Ryan's Captain Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Legacy . There is still no official announcement about Terry Matalas' proposed series, but Star Trek: Voyager 's Tuvok would surely be a shoo-in for a guest appearance or recurring role should Legacy get commissioned.
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- 4.3.2 Kleeya
- 4.3.4 Lurok
- 4.3.5 Commander Suldok
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- 7.1.1 Development
- 7.1.2 Continuity
- 7.2 References
- 7.3 External links
Summary [ ]
A tricorder minigame
Elite Force II is a follow-on to the hugely successful Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force . Developed by Ritual Entertainment and published by Activision , the game is a first-person shooter that employs the talents of some of Star Trek 's most recognized voice actors.
Following on from the original game, the player takes the role of Lieutenant Alexander Munro, a member of the specialist unit called the Hazard Team aboard the starship USS Voyager . Upon the ship's return from being stranded in the Delta Quadrant, the future of the Hazard Team is in doubt. Split up and posted to different assignments, the members of the Hazard Team return to their normal everyday duties. That is until Captain Jean-Luc Picard requests their help on the USS Enterprise -E .
Elite Force II possesses nearly double the levels of the original game with a story that takes the player from Starfleet Academy to the darkened halls of an abandoned Federation starship, to a secret base on the edge of the Romulan Neutral Zone. With new features such as tricorder puzzles, hidden secrets and in-game bonuses, Elite Force II has hours of additional gameplay action.
Storyline [ ]
"endgame" [ ].
The USS Voyager trapped inside a Borg sphere
The first level follows the sequence of events of the Star Trek: Voyager episode " Endgame ". Voyager , having entered the Borg transwarp network , is en route to Earth at unimaginable speeds, but has been caught by a Borg sphere and trapped inside. It is up to the Hazard Team, led by Lt. Munro (aka the player) to beam into the sphere and utilize every bit of knowledge about the Borg to free the vessel before it is assimilated .
"Reassignment" [ ]
Having returned to the Alpha Quadrant , Munro is assigned by a Starfleet flunky to teach at the Academy . Skipping ahead two years to 2380 , Munro is teaching his Klingon student Korban in a holodeck program. At the end of the program, they leave the holodeck to see their session had been observed by Captain Jean-Luc Picard. He is interested in the idea of a Hazard Team for the USS Enterprise -E , and organizes Munro's transfer.
"Derelict" [ ]
Before Munro can settle in on the Enterprise , they receive a distress call from the USS Dallas , an Excelsior -class starship in orbit of an Attrexian station. The Attrexians are a race seeking Federation membership. Boarding the vessel in environmental suits, Munro must get the vessel back online and find out what happened to it, as well as being reunited with an old friend – Telsia Murphy, one of Munro's former partners on the Voyager Hazard Team.
"Demise" [ ]
Realizing the Dallas was attacked by a creature who can chew through a tritanium hull while responding to a distress call from the Attrexians, Munro and his team are shuttled down to the station to protect the Attrexians and to try and find out more about the creatures.
"Discovery" [ ]
Following the ion trail from the creature's impulse drive after being forced out of the station, they find an Idryll planet, a primitive slave race of the Attrexians who believe they existed before the Attrexians. Meeting some Idryll scientists, the Hazard Team find out the creatures, known as Exomorphs, are manufactured from the raw materials in the planet's core as slaves, but have malfunctioned to become "evil."
"Destruction", "Remove and Disable" [ ]
The USS Enterprise -E
Responding to another distress call from another Attrexian colony, the Enterprise warps in to find an Idryll ship waiting for them. The Hazard Team prepare to beam down, but the Idryll ship opens fire on the Enterprise when the shields are lowered. Picard discovers the Idryll are under Krindo's command – one of the scientists from the Idryll planet (the last level) who is furious that his colleague Kleeya chose to stay on the Enterprise to help stop the Exomorphs and to stay with Lt. Munro. Intruders beam in, and the Hazard Team deploy to fight off Krindo's forces.
"Search and Rescue" [ ]
Finally able to shuttle down to the Attrexian planet, the Hazard Team renders whatever aid they can.
"Payback" [ ]
Tracking Krindo to a nearby planet, and with the Enterprise under repair, the Hazard Team shuttle to the Idryll planet after him. Krindo only stops the attacks when he realizes his father is helping the Attrexians on the planet under attack.
"Mercenaries" [ ]
Krindo confesses he made money to fund his expedition by selling priceless artifacts and secrets of the expedition to a Ferengi . Krindo surmises that the Ferengi decoded the location of the Master Control Facility, which can override all other Exomorph controls. After arranging to meet this Ferengi on an old starbase, he is captured (by the player).
"Incognito" [ ]
The Ferengi eventually divulges he sold the location of the Master Control Facility to a group of Romulans calling themselves the Empty Crown. Munro infiltrates the base of the Empty Crown, and discovers the location of the Master Control Facility.
"Endgame 2" [ ]
The final battle, in the Romulan Neutral Zone , to stop the Empty Crown utilizing the Exomorphs, who destroyed the once powerful Idryll civilization when they gained intelligence. Upon the successful completion of the mission, Captain Picard gives his thanks and notes that he intends to recommend to Starfleet that Hazard Teams become a standard component of capital ship crews.
Gameplay [ ]
Weapons and equipment [ ].
A player uses the Advanced Compression Rifle to kill an Exomorph
- Phaser : standard hand phaser with two settings, normal and vaporize.
- Phaser Compression Rifle : phaser rifle with two settings, normal and vaporize.
- Enhanced Compression Rifle : a rapid fire version of the standard compression rifle, firing a series of compressed phased pulses. Comes with an integrated grenade launcher that fires a compressed phased grenade with instant detonation upon hitting a target.
- Assault Rifle : the 24th century equivalent of a shotgun . Primary fires a plasma shot while secondary fires like a railgun with a blue tracer.
- Sniper Rifle : high-powered single-shot rifle capable of disintegrating an enemy on a direct hit.
- Grenade Launcher : improved version of the grenade launcher from the first game. Fires photon grenades that can be timed to explode near the enemy.
- Attrexian Arc Launcher : standard rifle of the Attrexian people. Primary fire launches electric bolts at the target while secondary fires an EMP cloud that can be ignited with primary fire to electrify enemies.
- Infinity Modulator : a weapon designed by Seven of Nine specifically for use against the Borg , the I-MOD constantly re-modulates its energy beam, making it impossible for the Borg to adapt to it in the conventional manner.
- Tetryon Gatling Gun : fires a laser-like projectile at the target with the ability to bounce off surfaces in secondary mode.
- Quantum Burst : essentially a hand-held quantum torpedo launcher with secondary fire mode providing a target acquisition feature.
- Romulan Disruptor : the standard Romulan disruptor rifle fires green projectiles at the target with the ability to constantly recharge itself, providing for infinite energy.
- Romulan Radiation Disruptor : hand-held weapon that fires an enormous radiation pulse at the target inflicting massive damage.
- Klingon bat'leth : close-quarters Klingon weapon
- Tricorder : standard Federation tricorder used to scan and reroute computer consoles and detect gas, heat and structural weaknesses.
Hidden bonuses [ ]
The Super Mario-inspired side-scrolling game
There are numerous hidden bonuses and extras scattered throughout Elite Force II .
Throughout most levels in the game are "secret areas", locations within the game that can only be accessed by destroying a structurally weak wall or pressing a computer console, for example. These areas contain items such as extra health, armor and ammunition for the player to obtain. Perhaps the most interesting secret area can be found in the mission "Demise" whereby the player can jump down a pipe hidden away behind an destructable wall, taking them to an interactive Super Mario -style side-scrolling mini-game.
In addition to the normal secret areas, hidden throughout the game are 70 "golden starships". Styled after an Excelsior -class model, these ships can be collected to open up access to secret stand-alone levels, accessible through the game's main menu.
The final hidden bonus comes in the form of a secret in-game weapon called the Idryll Staff, which the player can acquire by finding and accessing specially hidden secret areas that require solving a puzzle.
Characters [ ]
Hazard team [ ], lieutenant alexander munro [ ].
Originally considered too reckless by Lieutenant Commander Tuvok when the team was formed aboard the USS Voyager , Munro proved himself a skilled and capable leader of the Hazard Team, but is also very willing to undertake dangerous mission objectives on his own. Now promoted to Lieutenant after the incident with the Forge , Lieutenant Munro is assigned to teach small-group tactics at Starfleet Academy after the return of Voyager before being noticed by Captain Jean-Luc Picard . The esteemed captain asks Munro to recreate the Hazard Team aboard the USS Enterprise . After requesting transfers for most of the old team to the Enterprise , and gaining some new promising members as well, Munro leads one of the most elite teams in the Alpha Quadrant.
Ensign Telsia Murphy [ ]
Telsia Murphy is proficient with long range weaponry and an excellent sniper. She has close affections to her superior, Lieutenant Munro, but is able to keep her emotions under control while on missions. Much to her objections, Telsia was transferred after returning to Earth, and was assigned to lead the security force aboard the USS Dallas . After the incident in which most of the security crew of the Dallas were killed, Telsia is integrated into the crew of the Enterprise , and takes her place as second-in-command of the Hazard Team.
Ensign Chell [ ]
A member of the Maquis resistance before being forced to join the Voyager crew, Chell is a Bolian with an excellent understanding of technology from all races. This skill has earned him the role as a field technician of the Hazard Team, and has allowed him to improve the effectiveness of Federation weapons. Although reluctant to engage in a combat situation, Chell is a valuable member of the team in alien environments. Assigned to a research outpost after the return of Voyager , Chell is also called away from that duty to serve aboard the Enterprise . He takes his old job of the Hazard Team's field technician specialist, and couldn't be happier.
Ensign Austin Chang [ ]
A close friend of Lieutenant Munro, Austin Chang can be quite quiet and reserved when it comes to socializing with other members of the crew. Chang serves as the Hazard Team's demolitions expert, and is more than willing to turn large obstacles into tiny fragments. He is the member of choice when attempting to force entry into an enemy colony or structure. Chang is very happy to be working for the Hazard Team again, on the Enterprise no less, but still has a rocky relationship with fellow team member Juliet Jurot.
Ensign Juliet Jurot [ ]
Although she is a full Betazoid , Juilet Jurot attended the Vulcan Science Academy where she learned to train her mental and telepathic powers. During this time she also trained in basic medicine, and therefore was a perfect candidate for field medic when the Hazard Team was aboard Voyager . Loyal to her superiors and the Federation, Jurot puts the well-being of others above her own. After the return of Voyager , she returned to the Vulcan Science Academy to further hone her skills. After reactivating her Starfleet commission, she was more than pleased to return to the Hazard Team aboard the Enterprise .
Ensign Korban [ ]
A student of Lieutenant Munro's Small Arms Tactics course, Korban was impressed by Munro and the idea of the Hazard Team seeing his recommendation for the assignment as a great honor. Korban is a valuable asset to the team, not just in terms of his strength and combat acument, but in his role as the team armorer, designing and upgrading the weapons used by the Hazard Team.
Ensign Jorge Gonzales [ ]
Originally assigned to the USS Dallas , Ensign Gonzales was rescued from the ship during an attack by Exomorphs. At the request of Lieutenant Munro, Gonzales is assigned to the USS Enterprise -E as Hazard Team scout.
Ensign Sydney Stockman [ ]
Fresh out of Starfleet Academy where she attained the elite position as Nova Squadron leader, Ensign Stockman serves at the shuttle pilot for the Hazard Team. Despite her limited experience, Sydney is a natural and capable pilot.
USS Enterprise crew [ ]
Captain jean-luc picard [ ].
Commanding Officer of the Enterprise -E, Captain Picard became a staunch supporter of the Hazard Team concept after listening to Lieutenant Munro after one of his Small Arms Tactics courses at Starfleet Academy. Impressed by Munro's experience on Voyager , Picard was eager to establish a team on the Enterprise , giving the project his full backing.
Lieutenant Commander Tuvok [ ]
Lieutenant Commander Tuvok
In the absence of Lieutenant Commander Worf, Tuvok temporarily assumes the position of ship's Tactical Officer, and Munro's superior, on the USS Enterprise , guiding the Lieutenant in his leadership of the Hazard Team.
Lieutenant Reginald Barclay [ ]
A talented starship engineer, Lieutenant Barclay serves as the Chief Engineering Officer on the Enterprise , assisting the Hazard Team with repairs to their shuttlecraft and ensuring the ship itself is kept in working order.
Allies and adversaries [ ]
An Idryll scientist, Krindo wages a brief war against the Enterprise after Munro and the Hazard Team destroy his research on the Exomorphs. Realizing he is in the wrong, Krindo relents and helps the crew put a stop to further Exomorph attacks on Attrexian worlds.
The partner of Krindo, Kleeya is a scientist devoted to proving the Idryll have a history reaching far back into ancient times. She deplores Krindo's methods and decides to stay and help the crew of the Enterprise put an end to the Exomorph threat.
A devious Ferengi weapons trader, Omag sold the location of the Exomorph control facility to Romulan Commander Suldok on the promise it wouldn't be used against any Ferengi world. Detained and interrogated by the Hazard Team for assisting in the Attrexian attacks, Omag eventually reveals his client's whereabouts.
A Klingon mercenary, Lurok defends Omag when he is confronted by Munro and the Hazard Team, giving the Ferengi time to escape the Klingon starbase. Lurok is defeated in battle by Munro who takes his signature Tetryon Gattling Gun as a trophy.
Commander Suldok [ ]
Romulan commander and leader within the group known as the Empty Crown that believed the Romulan Star Empire had grown too weak in its dealings with outsiders such as the Federation. Suldok launches a plan to take control of the Empire using the Exomorphs as his private army but is defeated thanks to the efforts of the Hazard Team.
Cast and crew [ ]
Voice cast [ ].
Patrick Stewart reprises his role as Jean-Luc Picard
- Rino Romano as Lieutenant Alexander Munro
- Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard
- Tim Russ as Lieutenant Commander Tuvok
- Dwight Schultz as Lieutenant Reginald Barclay
- Iris Bahr as Ensign Telsia Murphy
- Andy Milder as Ensign Chell
- Alex Enberg as Ensign Austin Chang
- Leigh Allyn Baker as Ensign Juliet Jurot
- Raymond Cruz as Ensign Jorge Gonzalez
- Alexis Lang as Ensign Jack Franklin
- Tony Todd as Ensign Korban
- Jeffrey Combs as Commander Suldok
- Terryn Westbrook as Crewman Sydney Stockman
- B.J. Ward as Katarina Scott
- Martha Hackett as Doctor Stevenson
- Neil Ross as Stemmons
- Robert O'Reilly as Krindo
- Amanda Winn Lee as Kleeya
- Vaughn Armstrong as various voices
- Clint Carmichael as the Nausicaan bouncer
- Matt Malloy as Omag
- J.G. Hertzler as Lurok
- Tony Jay as Archeopendra
- Tom Kane as various voices
- Denice Kumagai as various voices
- Lisa LoCicero as various voices
- Richard Penn as a Borg
- David J. Randolph as a Borg
- Charles Bazaldua as Borg
- Terrence Beasor as Borg
- Ron Surma – Casting Director
- Kris Zimmerman – Voice Director
Critical reception [ ]
Reception to Elite Force II was generally positive with reviewers praising the graphical enhancements over the original game as well as the balance maintained between action, stealth and storyline.
Mark Smith of Game Chronicles enjoyed the storyline and missions, praising the ability to walk around the Enterprise between missions and the sound quality of the weapons. He was, however, disappointed with the tricorder minigames which he described as " stimulating but terribly simple, even on the hardest levels. " 
PC Arena awarded the game a 9/10 rating, enthusiastically writing, " The effects look like they came right out of the series and the voiceovers, as expected are top-notch. Some of the character's jokes really catch you off guard and if you're as geeky as the rest of us, you'll be foaming at the mouth before you know it. " 
While he gave the game an 8.4/10 "Great" rating, IGN 's Ivan Sulic was disappointed with the game's simplicity, writing, " If you need to seriously think while playing, you're going to seriously need to head back to grammar school and play with the colored blocks. " Sulic praised the improvements made from the first installment but labelled the game a "twitch shooter", fun for those players who enjoy slaughtering " enemies at a frantic pace and in cliched situations ". 
Similarly, Computer Games Magazine deplored the game's " lackluster level design " and " turgid story " awarding it a 5/10 rating  , while Tom Bramwell of Eurogamer complained about the game's " inability to innovate consistently " with little to no replay value. 
Elite Force II holds a rating of 78% on Metacritic and 80% on GameRankings .
Appendices [ ]
Background information [ ], development [ ].
Activision announced the development of a sequel to Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation in July 2002 , with the premise of the first game's lead character, Munro, transferring to the Enterprise -E. Executive Vice President of Activision Worldwide Studios Larry Goldberg voiced his excitement for the game: " incredible graphics, exotic environments, great characters, excellent teammate A.I. and, of course, the richness of the Star Trek universe – this game has it all! " ( Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 3, Issue 3 , p. 6)
Elite Force II was the final game published by Activision following a long-running dispute with Star Trek license holder Viacom .    It was also one of the last games to be developed on the id Tech 3 game engine. 
A limited edition bundle of the game was released in Australia which included an exclusive Elite Force II -themed messenger bag.
Continuity [ ]
The voice actors behind Munro, Telsia, Chang and Jurot reprise their roles from the original Elite Force game, as does Tim Russ as Tuvok. According to conversations with non-player character crew members during certain levels, William T. Riker (and presumably Deanna Troi ) are no longer on the Enterprise , presumably assigned to the USS Titan following Riker's promotion in Star Trek Nemesis . However, several other cast members of Star Trek: The Next Generation are absent as well, the most prominent being Doctor Crusher and Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge , the latter being replaced as Chief Engineer by Lieutenant Reginald Barclay . Worf is described as being on shore leave during the events of the game and is thus replaced temporarily by Tuvok.
In the original game, Chell was voiced by Derek McGrath , who played the same character in " Learning Curve " and " Repression ". In Elite Force II he is voiced by Andy Milder who previously appeared on-screen as the Bolian Boq'ta in " Empok Nor ", as well as voicing Brex in Star Trek: Bridge Commander .
The choice to play as a male or female character (named Alexander or Alexandria, respectively) was present in the first game but is removed from the sequel. This also marks the first time a Denobulan has appeared in a Star Trek video game.
Among the images displayed on various LCARS screens is a picture of Enterprise NX-01 , the Apollo 11 mission, the Female Changeling and the D'Arsay from TNG : " Masks ".
The Dallas survivors use the transporter to store their bio patterns and await rescue from the Hazard Team, the same technique Montgomery Scott uses in TNG : " Relics ". Among the survivors is Scotty's great-granddaughter, Katarina Scott, who references the technique in-game.
During the mission "Mercenaries", a male Andorian and a female Klingon can be overheard negotiating for transport with a Human freighter captain in the bar on the Klingon station. The Andorian states he requires a large vessel to which the Human boasts her Wodan -class cargo ship can outhaul even the largest Romulan D'deridex -class starship. When asked what the cargo is, the Andorian replies, " Only myself, ten transport containers of domesticated targ and no questions asked. " They then disagree on the fee with the Klingon stating they could purchase their own Bird-of-Prey for the price the Human is asking. Eventually, they agree to pay half of the fee at the time and the second half when they reach their destination. This entire exchange is a reference to the famous cantina scene featuring Obi Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker asking Han Solo for transport on the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars : Episode IV A New Hope .
In the mission "Incognito", the player overhears two Romulans discussing how long their Starfleet prisoner will last before cracking under the pressure of interrogation. One of the Romulans comments that a previous Starfleet prisoner resisted the attempts of a Cardassian interrogator, a reference to Jean-Luc Picard's capture in " Chain Of Command, Part I " and " Chain Of Command, Part II ".
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External links [ ]
- Official homepage
- Star Trek: Elite Force II at Memory Beta , the wiki for licensed Star Trek works
- Star Trek: Elite Force II at Wikipedia
- Star Trek: Elite Force II at TrekCore
- The Synapse – mods, tutorials, and fan site
- Star Trek: Elite Force II at the Internet Movie Database
- Star Trek: Elite Force II ratings at Metacritic.com
- Star Trek: Elite Force II ratings at GameRankings.com
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