Branson was on duty when Captain Picard ordered the Enterprise to Romulus in response to an overture of peace from newly-installed Praetor Shinzon. This overture, however, was ultimately revealed to be a ruse by Shinzon, in order to capture Captain Picard and perform a complete blood transfusion from him in order to save his own life.
In the subsequent battle in the Bassen Rift, Branson was killed when a photon torpedo fired from Shinzon's ship, the Scimitar, breached the forward bulkhead of the Enterprise's bridge, the explosive decompression blowing him out into space. (Star Trek Nemesis)
|Flight controllers of the starships Enterprise|
|USS Enterprise-D:||Allenby • Anaya • Clancy • Crusher • Dern • Felton • Gates • Gibson • Graham • Haskell • Jae • La Forge • Lin • McKnight • Monroe • O'Brien • Rager • Reel • Ro • Solis • Sousa • Torres • Wallace • Worf • Wright|
|USS Enterprise-E:||Hawk • Branson|