March 26 2013, 10:05 PM
Re: Is there a Where are they Now thread for the series?
Here's a short "Where They Are Now" for the canonical characters in TNG and some DS9. It's a little too long a list of characters for me to tackle them all at once, so if someone else wants to pick it up, feel free:
"Now" being defined as 2384-ish.
JEAN-LUC PICARD: Still captain of the Enterprise-E. Now married to Beverly Crusher, and the father of the two-year-old Rene Picard. No longer so burdened by the existence of the Borg Collective (which has ceased to exist), Picard is finding himself both somewhat more of a maverick than he used to be, and is seriously considering whether to end his career in Starfleet now that he's started a family. (Destiny; Losing the Peace; Paths of Disharmony; Cold Equations)
WILLIAM T. RIKER: Now captain of the U.S.S. Titan, on a long-term mission of exploration in the uncharted reaches of the Beta Quadrant. Married to Deanna Troi, and now the father of the three-year-old Natasha Riker-Troi. (Titan series, especially Orion's Hounds and Over a Torrent Sea)
GEORDI LA FORGE: Still the chief engineer of the Enterprise, holding the rank of a full commander. He's the second officer. He had a recent experience serving as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Challenger during a temporary assignment; he is considering pursuing career advancement in the near future instead of staying aboard the Enterprise, but has no immediate plans. Currently dating a doctor from the Enterprise medical staff after having had a brief relationship with Dr. Brahms. ([i]Indistinguishable From Magic; Paths of Disharmony; Plagues of Night; Cold Equations[/i)
NATASHA YAR: Still dead.
WORF, SON OF MOGH: Currently serving as first officer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise under Picard. Had a relationship starting in 2381 with ship's security chief, Jasminder Choudhury of Deneva, before her murder in Breen custody in 2384. Is deep in mourning and not sure of his long-term plans. Is being considered for starship command in his own right by Starfleet Command. (Destiny; Cold Equations)
BEVERLY CRUSHER: Still serving as CMO of the Enterprise. Now married to Picard and mother of Rene. She's become one of Picard's seniormost advisers, and almost single-handedly forced an increase to Starfleet's reconstruction and civilian refugee assistance programs after witnessing awful conditions at a post-Borg Invasion refugee camp on Pacifica. (Death in Winter; Destiny; Greater Than the Sum; Losing the Peace; Cold Equations)
DEANNA TROI: Serving as the chief diplomatic officer/first contact specialist as well as chief counselor aboard the U.S.S. Titan. Married to Riker, she had a difficult time conceiving when they decided to have a child. She was very nearly killed by her final, successful pregnancy, after having miscarried once; she verged on a refusal to allow the Titan's CMO to perform an abortion that would have saved her life before both mother and child were saved by advanced alien medical technology during the Borg Invasion. (Taking Wing; Orion's Hounds; Destiny; Over A Torrent Sea)
DATA: Still dead. However, a new copy of Data has been created by uploading the stored memories of the original Data into a new, Human-looking android body whose positronic matrix was designed to handle emotions and to more closely resemble a Human brain. This body was originally created by Noonien Soong himself, as a way to cheat death by transferring his mind into the android body; he sacrificed the continued existence of his mind to allow for the creation of the second Data. Data 2.0 has since embarked on a quest to find the immortal Flint, whom he believed was capable of restoring his daughter, Lal, from her fatal cascade failure. The quest was successful -- though not before it required that Data chose to save Flint rather than the love of his life, the female android Rhea McAdams. (Immortal Coil; Cold Equations)
WESLEY CRUSHER: Still a Traveler. He recently intervened to prevent the Body Electric from destroying the Milky Way Galaxy; his fellow Travelers refused and fled, but Wesley brought in the Enterprise crew and helped save the day. Is now working with the Body Electric to save the Universe from the Heat Death, and may never be seen again. (Cold Equations)
BENJAMIN SISKO: Currently serving as captain of the Galaxy-class U.S.S. Robinson. Recently went through a troubled period in his marriage, as he believed that staying with Kassidy Yates would lead to her death as per a warning given to him by the Prophets. He had been returned from the Wormhole after the Prophets intervened to help save Bajor from an invading species, and lived on Bajor in the Kendra Province with Kassidy and their new daughter, Rebecca, when Bajor joined the Federation. Rebecca is now five or six. Sisko re-joined Starfleet during the Borg Invasion, and stayed on afterwards when his father died and he came to believe the warning was coming true. Sisko, Kassidy, and the Prophets have since reconciled. Unity; Rough Beasts of Empire; Plagues of Night; Raise the Dawn)
ODO: Spent eight years as one of only two Founders left after the Great Link was dissolved following the death of the Progenitor, whom the Founders believed was their creator. (The other remaining Founder being Laas.) Has been carrying on a campaign of moderation within the Dominion. Now trapped in the Alpha Quadrant following the seemingly-permanent closer of the Wormhole. The Dominion: Olympus Descending; Raise the Dawn)
EZRI DAX: Currently serving as captain of the U.S.S. Aventine after that ship's first and second officers were killed in the Borg Invasion (similar to Picard's ascension as CO of the Stargazer). She had switched to the command track early in 2375 and was third officer aboard the Aventine by early 2381 when the Invasion began. She and Bashir broke up way back in '75. (Avatar, Book One; Trill: Unjoined; Destiny; A Singular Destiny; Brinkmanship)
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