Linda Evres | 24 [Betazoid / Human] | Yeoman | TAKEN | Aubrey Plaza
☆ Intelligent, Empathetic, Calm
★ Vague, Tactless, Reserved
The youngest daughter of a Betazoid Starfleet magnate, Linda was easily identified as the shyer of the Evres children who often had trouble connecting with others.
Due to her mixed heritage, she possesses extrasensory empathy, but can’t connect telepathically with anyone other than other Betazoids. After her father’s death (complications from a heart attack) her relationship with her mother became considerably more tense without anyone to balance; regardless, she followed her wishes and pursued a career in Starfleet. She was recently transferred to the Enterprise as a personal yeoman of First Officer Spock.
Since she was just transferred to the Enterprise, none yet, although she is secretly eager to begin assisting the First Officer Spock.
Winona Dotten | 26 [Human] | Trauma Surgeon | TAKEN | Candice Accola
☆ Driven, Hard-working, Focused
★ High strung, Intense, Blunt
Born and raised in the Bay area, Palo Alto to be specific, to two incredibly fast-paced and anal attentive professors, Winona was no stranger to high-stress environments where ever decision is decided at the drop of a hat and thinking has to be done at a mile a minute. This particular disposition made her dreams of becoming a trauma surgeon a fairly easy one (a goal she had decided upon at the age of thirteen, when her father demanded she chart out her future goals).
School came easy to the quick-moving young lady. She excelled in the fields of science and was eventually accepted to a nice teaching hospital in San Francisco that she planned to work in once she got passed her internship. However, life on land was proving boring for the firecracker and soon enough she found herself enrolling in Starfleet. Her parents, naturally, hardly approved of the choice but their opinions were drowned out by her ambitions.
Being assigned to the Enterprise came as no surprise to Winona. She was highly capable in her field and it only made sense that she’d been assigned to the shiniest and most dangerous ship in the dock.
Though she greatly respects the man, Winona has no problems with going toe-to-toe with Leonard “Bones” McCoy when she sees fit. She greatly appreciates the efficiency of Spock’s work and feels he is what helps the ship run smoothly — well, as smooth as it possibly can. Despite the fact that they’re the same age, Winona looks up to Nyota Uhura. The woman’s no-backing-down attitude really resonates with Winona.
Lirana Maara | 27 [Kriosian] | Nurse | TAKEN | Katie McGrath
☆ Observant, Gentle, Affectionate
★ Stubborn, Inquisitive, Self-Conscious
Lirana Maara was born on the planet Kiros Prime. She was not one of the rare female empathic metamorphs that were so coveted by her race, but she felt happy to not be, for she would have been taken away from her parents and raised by the state otherwise. When she was a teenager Klingons arrived to her planet, establishing a colony and subjugating the population. Luckily her family had found a way to smuggle themselves off planet before the Klingons gained complete control. They traveled to the nearest starbase before deciding to head to Earth, choosing San Francisco, the headquarters of Starfleet, as a safe haven from the Klingons and those that would mean to do them harm.
On Earth she felt somewhat isolated from those around her and not knowing what else to do with her uprooted life, she applied to Starfleet. There she felt more at ease with people and even made a few friends. It wasn’t her home, but it was as close as she had in a long time. When the time came for the Enterprise to depart for it’s first five year mission, she was assigned as a nurse.
She works closely with McCoy and Chapel. She is somewhat uneasy being around those that are Klingon, like Ahikar, given her past but knows not to blame him for what happened to her planet. She met Jesús and Peter at Starfleet and became best friends with Jesús. She’s not as close to Peter but easily tolerates his multiple advances.
Don Porter | 42 [Human] | Tactical Officer | TAKEN | Denzel Washington
☆ Persevering, Quick-witted, Friendly
★ Obstinate, Sarcastic, Proud
To say that running around a ship that flew at the speed of light across space was his dream since he was a tiny child would be a completely erroneous thing to say. This man wanted to be a wrestler at first. He also wanted to open a bakery because he’s pretty good at cooking.
That being said, Don found out he was also good with weapons and tactical strategies when he and a couple of friends were chilling at the local park. Teenagers like phasers and explosions, so sue him. After that he went to school and did his best to get into Starfleet, which he barely managed. Because he’s not the brightest, but he’s good, he became the best, and now he has years of experience behind him.
Because of this, Starfleet has kindly asked him to transfer to the Enterprise; given the ship’s history, they clearly need some help. Don agreed—admittedly reluctant because it’s a ship full of kids—, and now here he is. But even he can’t deny that the whole thing looks fun.
He feels protective of young Nyota Uhura, might even consider her an adoptive ‘daughter’. And Atlas Baxter and Lee Anderly fascinate him, as well as sometimes annoy him to no end.
Parker Botfield | 26 [Ktarian/Human] | Systems Engineer | TAKEN | Aneurin Barnard
☆ Obliging, Eager, Amiable
★ Scatterbrained, Apprehensive, Restless
Parker grew up with his mother on Ktaris while his father continued his career as a Starfleet officer. Growing up as a single child that looked more human than Katarian, he found himself alone with his mother’s praise sheltered from the harsher realities of the world. Wishing to follow in his father’s footsteps, and being pushed by his mother, he was accepted into Starfleet. There his life was turned upside down. He hardly knew how t take criticism, was intimidated by the military structure, and scared beyond his mind with the expectations held to him. After more than a few mental breakdowns and visits to the school psychiatry ward, Parker managed to get slightly accustomed to the life style and graduate, barely, but still with a piece of paper with his name on it. He was assigned to the Enterprise after the ship’s crew was marooned on an Ice planet.
Parker finds his engineer companions to all be sources of inspiration, especially Montgomery Scott and Krista Vallor. He finds Holly Rosek to be a marvel, but is too afraid to talk to her.
Randolph "Randy" Kent | 52 [Human] | Cyberneticist | TAKEN | Bryan Cranston
☆ Pragmatic, Intelligent, Patient
★ Reserved, Short-tempered, Prideful
Born into a family of prosperous Midwest stockbrokers, Randolph Kent (known as Randy by his family and those closer to him) was quick to alienate himself from his peers, even through his years in college and at the Academy.
Some were attracted to his reserved nature, including his ex-wife Olivia, a woman he met and married only months later during his work as a professor. The twelve-year marriage came to an abrupt end, leaving Randolph alone with bi-monthly visitation of his two children and a small condo where he threw himself into his work between his teaching.
He served on a five-year mission, collaborating with other scientists to create android prototypes. One such prototype, named Abel, was created in the final year of the mission programmed as a nurse. At the end of the mission, the android was left in his possession, and accompanied him during his assignment to the Enterprise.
Randy has a close relationship with Abel both as his creator and a friend. He also has made an attempt to study Holly Rosek, with perhaps too much scrutiny. He frequently feels the need to reach out to Jude Isley, who Abel frequently assists.
Abell | 4 [Android] | Nurse | TAKEN | Giancarlo Esposito
☆ Astute, Polite, Calm
★ Solitary, Absentminded, Abrupt
Created by Dr. Randolph Kent on a five-year mission and programmed to be a nurse, Abel remained close to and functioned as a friend of his somewhat lonely creator. As such, he is predisposed to have a decent grasp on human emotion and understands how to comfort others, in his own unorthodox fashion.
He accompanied Kent onto the Enterprise, and serves as an enlisted nurse.
Abel maintains a strange but close relationship with his creator, Randolph Kent, and acts as a trusted companion. He keeps a healthy working relationship with most of the medical staff, including as an assistant to Christine Chapel and Jude Isley.