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Janice Rand

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In the original Star Trek television series Janice Rand (played by Grace Lee Whitney) served as a yeoman to Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) in 2266, assisting him with his job. A love interest/sexual tension was hinted at between the two in the episode "Miri." At some point, for reasons never explained on screen, she left the Enterprise about midway through the first season of TOS. Rand later returned to the Enterprise in 2272 to serve as a transporter chief aboard the refitted vessel as seen in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The character appeared several more times in the Trek franchise. In Star Trek III: The Search for Spock she briefly appeared in a Spacedock cafeteria during the return of the Enterprise. In 2293, now-Commander Janice Rand served as communications officer under Captain Hikaru Sulu on board the USS Excelsior (NCC-2000) during Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Flashback".

Trivia

  • The circumstances regarding Rand's appointment to the Enterprise and her subsequent departure have been speculated at but have not been established in canon. The Vonda McIntyre novel, Enterprise: The First Adventure suggests that Rand lied about her age in order to enlist in Starfleet and was only 17 or 18 at the start of Kirk's five-year mission (this is not supported by on screen evidence).

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