"I am only for D'Amato."
Lieutenant D'Amato, a Human male, was the senior geologist aboard the USS Enterprise serving under Captain James T. Kirk.
In 2268, D'Amato was among the 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.
D'Amato was later killed by a projection of the planet's defense system while searching for an underground water source. (TOS: "That Which Survives")
Lieutenant D'Amato was played by actor Arthur Batanides.
The episode's first draft script calls 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) was killed in action serving on the USS Bombay.
Star Trek II: Biographies gives his first name as Arthur.
His mirror universe counterpart appeared in the novel The Sorrows of Empire.
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