"Star Trek: Generations" : Supporting Characters

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PLAYED BY: Malcolm McDowell
SPECIES: El Aurian

When The Borg destroyed his homeworld, Soran and the majority of the survivors fled their star-system. Travelling to Earth aboard the S.S. Lakul, Soran was swept into The Nexus Ribbon when his ship was trapped in the energy field. Experiencing complete joy while he was there, Soran no doubt envisioned happiness as being reunited with his wife and children. Unfortunately, the Enterprise-B beamed him off his ship and ripped him away from The Nexus.

Determined to get back to it, he had to be sedated. After disembarking the Enterprise, Soran spent eighty years trying to find a way back in The Nexus. He eventually determined the only way to return would be to alter the course of the ribbon by destroying stars, thus affecting gravity. Soran forged an alliance with the Duras sisters, Lursa and B'etor. As part of the agreement, Soran would give them plans to make a trilithium weapon if they could steal the compound from the Romulans. The Romulans knew the missing resin was on the observatory and attacked it, nearly disrupting Soran's work, but because the Enterprise-D intervened, the Romulans were driven off and his work was spared. When Soran found Geordi and Data investigating the observatory for trilithium, he incapacitated Geordi and used Data's emotional confusion to frighten him into submission. Escaping with Geordi to the Klingon ship, Soran destroyed the Armagosa star. Moving on to his next site, the Veridian star, Soran was joined on the surface of Veridian III by Captain Picard. Unwilling to change his mind about his plan, Soran subdued Picard and destroyed the star, altering the ribbon's course and completing his plan. However, when Picard was also swept up in the ribbon, he used it to travel back in time a few moments before Soran launched the missile. With the help of Captain James T. Kirk, whom Picard found in The Nexus, the two Starfleet captains were able to thwart Soran's plan and end his life.

PLAYED BY: Barbara March
SPECIES: Klingon

One of the sisters of the Klingon traitor Duras who betrayed the Klingon Empire to the Romulans at Camp Khitomer, Lursa and B'etor had attempted to gain control of the Klingon Empire on more than one occasion, but each time was defeated by Captain Jean-Luc Picard. While attempting to reconquer the Empire, Lursa and B'etor allied with Dr. Soran and agreed to provide him with trilithium from the Romulans in exchange for information on how to make trilithium weapons. When Soran kidnapped Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge, the sisters secretly implanted a surveillance device in his VISOR, which allowed them to see what Geordi saw. This allowed them to learn of the Enterprise shield frequency. Adapting their weapons to the same frequency, they inflicted severe damage to the Federation flagship, but due to a flaw in their plasma coils, their cloaking device was activated by an ionic pulse, causing their shields to drop and allowing the Enterprise to destroy them.

PLAYED BY: Gwynyth Walsh
SPECIES: Klingon

One of the sisters of the Klingon traitor Duras who betrayed the Klingon Empire to the Romulans at Camp Khitomer, Lursa and B'etor had attempted to gain control of the Klingon Empire on more than one occasion, but each time was defeated by Captain Jean-Luc Picard. While attempting to reconquer the Empire, Lursa and B'etor allied with Dr. Soran and agreed to provide him with trilithium from the Romulans in exchange for information on how to make trilithium weapons. When Soran kidnapped Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge, the sisters secretly implanted a surveillance device in his VISOR, which allowed them to see what Geordi saw. This allowed them to learn of the Enterprise shield frequency. Adapting their weapons to the same frequency, they inflicted severe damage to the Federation flagship, but due to a flaw in their plasma coils, their cloaking device was activated by an ionic pulse, causing their shields to drop and allowing the Enterprise to destroy them.

PLAYED BY: Alan Ruck
SPECIES: Human

Captain of the NCC-1701-B Enterprise, Harriman had read all about Captain Kirk's missions in grade school. However, when his ship was the only one in range to assist two distressed El Aurian ships trapped in The Nexus Ribbon, he nervously took his ill-prepared ship to mount a rescue. Not sure what to do, Harriman suggested that venting warp plasma from the nacelles would disrupt the ribbon's hold on the ship, much to the dismay of Captain Kirk who knew the plan would fail. Sheepishly, he had no choice but to defer to Captain Kirk in the emergency. With Kirk effectively in command of his ship, Harriman volunteered to modify the deflector dish to simulate a photon torpedo burst, but before he could go, Kirk reminded him that his place was on the bridge and went instead.

PLAYED BY: Jacqueline Kim
SPECIES: Human

Daughter of U.S.S. Excelsior captain Hikaru Sulu, Demora had once met Captain Kirk twelve years prior to her posting to the Enterprise-B. Within those twelve years, she worked her way through Starfleet Academy, eventually rising to the position of helmsman, just like her father had done aboard the original Enterprise.

PLAYED BY: James Doohan
SPECIES: Human

Chief engineer of the first two Federation starships named Enterprise, Scotty had retired following the Khitomer peace conference. In his retirement, Scotty was invited to come aboard the Enterprise-B on her maiden voyage. He remarked it was a  "damn fine ship", even though he had harboured personal dislike of Excelsior-class starships in the past. Following the apparent death of Captain Kirk, Scotty journeyed to Norpin V aboard the U.S.S. Jenolan, where he went missing.

PLAYED BY: Walter Koenig
SPECIES: Human

Formerly the navigator aboard the Enterprise-A, Chekov had served as first officer of the U.S.S. Reliant prior to its hijacking by Khan Noonien Singh. Following his retirement after the Khitomer peace conference, Chekov came aboard the Enterprise-B with Scotty and Captain Kirk for its maiden voyage and was disheartened to know that it would end with the apparent death of his long-time captain.

PLAYED BY: William Shatner
SPECIES: Human

Swearing he'd never set foot aboard a starship again following his retirement, Kirk was coaxed into coming aboard for the maiden voyage of the Enterprise-B. When the ship's captain proved unable to handle the pressure of an emergency situation, Kirk sprang into action, resuming command as if he never left it. However, when he realized it was not his ship, he deferred command back to Captain Harriman and raced to deck 15 to modify the deflector dish. Before he could escape the room, it was ripped from the hull and sucked into The Nexus Ribbon, where Kirk spent the next eighty years, although it seemed like only a few moments to him. Here, he encountered Captain Jean-Luc Picard, captain of the Enterprise-D, who rallied him to return with him to Veridian III to stop Dr. Soran from destroying a star. Seeing it as one more chance to make a difference, Kirk obliged. The duo were able to avert Soran's efforts, however, it cost Kirk his life. Although he died, he died knowing that he made a difference.

PLAYED BY: Whoopi Goldberg
SPECIES: El Aurian

Fleeing from the Borg to Federation space aboard the S.S. Lakul, Guinan and forty-six others were beamed off the ship by the Enterprise-B moments before its destruction at the hands of a mysterious energy ribbon while en route to Earth. However, unbeknownst to the Enterprise-B crew, the energy ribbon was not just a random phenomenon travelling across the universe, but rather, a doorway to another level of existence known as "The Nexus." With the Lakul trapped in the tendrils of the ribbon, its passengers were swept up into The Nexus, where they experienced complete joy and happiness. Unfortunately, the Enterprise transporter beam unceremoniously ripped part of them away from The Nexus. Seventy-eight years later, Guinan, while serving drinks in Ten Forward of the Enterprise-D, noticed Dr. Tolian Soran walk past, a man with whom she had travelled with aboard the Lakul. As Soran's plan to return to The Nexus became more apparent, Guinan informed Captain Picard of the nature of The Nexus and Soran's obsession with returning to it. When Picard was eventually swept up in The Nexus, he discovered that the Enterprise-B transporter beam had left an "echo" of Guinan behind, which interacted with Picard and explained the nature of The Nexus to him. Picard, knowing he could not stay in The Nexus with the lives of Veridian IV and the Enterprise crew on line, insisted on returning to normal reality, and requested that the echo of Guinan return with him to stop Soran. However, the "Guinan-Echo" was trapped in The Nexus and could not leave. However, she informed Picard that Captain James T. Kirk, long-since believed to have perished aboard the Enterprise-B years ago, was actually alive and well in The Nexus.