After upgrades to the subspace phase coils, Sarah MacDougal, a duty engineer and a third shift supervisor, noted in her final analysis a minor phase variation. Argyle recommended the continued use of test instrumentation for monitoring phase shifts. (TNG: "Galaxy's Child")
Background information Edit
Argyle was played by actor Biff Yeager. Argyle appeared to have replaced Sarah MacDougal as Chief Engineer and was apparently replaced himself by Lieutenant Logan prior to TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom".
In reviewing "Where No One Has Gone Before" as part of Memories of the Future, Volume 1, Wil Wheaton (noting that his memory of the event may not be entirely accurate) recalled hearing that Argyle had been considered as a possible permanent chief engineer for the Enterprise-D. However, when producers began receiving letters encouraging that choice before the episode had aired, and some fans complained that they had been solicited by direct mailings to write in on the subject, this reportedly led to them changing their mind. (Memories of the Future, Volume 1, p. 63)
For the remastered edition of "Galaxy's Child", the original Okudagram for the engineering logs was replaced by a new graphic. Argyle was mentioned in this graphic; however, his position in the ranking of engineers was not mentioned.
According to the DC Comics comic book "Suspect", his first name was "Terence" and he was murdered around 2369 or 2370. However, according the current Pocket Books continuity, his first name was "Michael", and he was killed aboard the USS Excalibur during the Borg incursion of 2373.
|Chief engineers of the starships Enterprise|
|Enterprise NX-01:||Tucker • Kelby|
|USS Enterprise-D:||MacDougal • Argyle • Logan • Lynch • La Forge|
|USS Enterprise-E:||La Forge|
|ISS Enterprise NX-01:||Tucker|
|ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701):||Scott|
|USS Enterprise (alternate reality):||Olson • Scott • Chekov|