Non-Canon Names for Canon Characters - The Complete List

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  1. StefanM

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  2. Extrocomp

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    Thanks! I've added it to the list.
     
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    Ensign Olivia Rose (the smokeshow brunette from The Alternative Factor) and Ensign Pollock (the Encounter at Farpoint ensign who checked out Will R.'s rear) added to Memory Beta, both named by the Rittenhouse Archives WOMEN OF STAR TREK ART & IMAGES trading card set
     
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  4. Extrocomp

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    Thanks. Just added.

    I don't think Rittenhouse Archives has made up character names before now. I wonder if these are behind-the-scenes names that Rittenhouse somehow found out about.
     
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    if there was something in their wardrobe tags, unused scenes or scripts i'd think an MA researcher would've happened on it before now. possibly these were chosen by the actresses or someone connected to the events where they do signings

    right now i'm looking into a comic tie-in that might yield two new names for you. in Who Killed Captain Kirk, Garth of Izar's mercenary crew included Andorian Melchior and Tellarite Bendar -- and he had an Andorian and a Tellarite working for him in "Whom Gods Destroy" - so i'm trying to see if we can take the balance and resolve that he hired his former henchmen, from canon, and those are their names, from their comic appearance
     
  6. Christopher

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    I think that's unlikely. The idea in "Whom Gods Destroy" is that all of the Elba II inmates were cured at the end. The DC storyline established that Garth still went bad despite being sane, due to the way he was stuck in menial, unrewarding jobs after his cure. But it's a huge stretch that two of the other cured inmates also decided to go bad again. Especially since Garth only went rogue about a year before the story, so we're talking more than 15 years after "Whom Gods Destroy." The other cured inmates would've gone their separate ways long ago, making it even more unlikely that Garth would reunite with them.
     
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    that's an awfully rational tack to take when discussing a Peter David story
     
  8. Christopher

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    On the contrary. If it had been Peter's intent, he would've established it overtly and called attention to it. He's rarely been prone to subtlety about his in-jokes.

    Besides, admitting that the hypothesis only works in the absence of rationality is hardly a defense.

    There are plenty of Andorians and Tellarites in the Federation. There are plenty of them in the DC Trek comic, and in many other tie-ins of the '70s and '80s when they were just about the only Federation species established besides humans and Vulcans. That's more than enough to explain the presence of an Andorian and a Tellarite in any given group of characters in a Trek tie-in of that era.
     
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  9. Extrocomp

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    Just corrected a major mistake. The name Chitirih Ra-Dreii belongs to the apparently human science officer (Deltan in the novelization), not the Efrosian helmsman. I'll be wary of trusting the Chakoteya transcript site from now on.
     
  10. Extrocomp

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    Dr. Sevrin is given the first name Thomas in the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd edition, page 558, "Way to Eden" entry). Can anyone tell me if this reference still exists in the 4th edition?
     
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    Good question. Sorry, I don't have that book.
     
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    Yes, it says, "GUEST CAST: Skip P. Homeier as Sevrin, Dr. Thomas" in the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th edition, Volume 2, page 482, "Way to Eden, The" entry).
     
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  13. Extrocomp

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    Thank you. I'll add it to the list.
     
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    I guess he would be right at home with the aliens on Lower Decks.
     
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    Memory-Alpha says "A research report done by De Forest Research gives his name at the time as "Dr. Thomas Sevrin"." But they don't link a source or anything.

    They also say the novelization gives his first name as 'Ton'.
     
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    Maybe James Blish intended to write Tom but he pressed the wrong key on the typewriter and the editor thought "Ton" was a cool-sounding alien name.
     
  17. Christopher

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    Or maybe it's the other way around. He was Tiburonian, after all, not human. So maybe he was supposed to be Ton Sevrin but the Encyclopedia authors misread it as Tom.
     
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  18. Extrocomp

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    Did you not read Tuskin's post where he said the name Thomas originated with the TOS production company De Forest Research?
     
  19. Christopher

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    Tuskin's post says only that Memory Alpha claims that without giving a citation. Therefore, Alpha's claim could be in error. It could be that the name in the script was Dr. Ton Sevrin and the De Forest report was saying there was a real person named Dr. Thomas Sevrin, recommending a change because of the similarity. Maybe that's why the first name was dropped in the final episode.
     
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    Ah, I understand what you mean now. Maybe I should ask on the TOS board if anyone has access to that script.

    The Memory Alpha note was added by @Laura Cynthia Chambers who hasn't been seen on TrekBBS or Memory Alpha since last year.
     
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