Lieutenant D'Amato was a male Human Starfleet officer who lived during the mid-23rd century. He served in the sciences division aboard the USS Enterprise under Captain James T. Kirk, during a historic five-year mission that starship undertook. He served as the ship's senior geologist in 2268.
That same year, D'Amato was among a landing party that investigated an ancient Kalandan outpost, giving D'Amato the opportunity to explore a planet that was only a couple of thousand years old. According to Kirk, the potential discoveries could enable D'Amato to give a report startling the Fifth Interstellar Geophysical Conference.
Background information Edit
Lieutenant D'Amato was played by actor Arthur Batanides.
The first draft script of "That Which Survives" called him "Dawson".
In the Star Trek: Vanguard novel Harbinger, D'Amato's first name is revealed to be "Robert". During the course of events in the book, his wife Oriana (β) is killed in action, serving on the USS Bombay.
Star Trek II: Biographies gives his first name as "Arthur".