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The Doomsday Bug! – Part one of three.

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Canon characters listed below are linked to the main article about them. Non-canon characters are not linked, but those that recurred, appearing or being mentioned in more than one story, are defined further in DC TOS volume 1 characters.

Regular and recurring characters

Constitution class refit bridge 2

Captain Spock and the senior staff of Excelsior.

James T. Kirk 
Excelsior commanding officer, a Starfleet rear admiral.
Vulcan Half-Vulcan Starfleet captain serving as USS Surak CO.
Leonard McCoy 
Excelsior CMO, a Starfleet commander.
Montgomery Scott 
Starfleet captain serving as Excelsior chief engineer.
Pavel Chekov 
Excelsior security chief and tactical officer, a Starfleet commander.
Excelsior communications officer, a Starfleet commander.
Hikaru Sulu 
Excelsior helmsman, a Starfleet commander.
Saavik TSfS


Saavik : Excelsior science officer, a Starfleet lieutenant.
Nancy Bryce 
Excelsior navigator, a Starfleet ensign.
William Bearclaw  
Native American Starfleet ensign assigned to Excelsior.
Starfleet doctor assigned to Excelsior.
Surak first officer, a Starfleet commander who perished from the plague.
Avian Surak chief medical officer, a Starfleet doctor who perished from the plague.
Surak helmsman, a Starfleet operations division officer who perished from the plague.
Cartwright, 2293


Cartwright : Starfleet fleet admiral who advises action captain Uhura that the Federation faced imminent war with Romulans.
Klingon Starfleet ensign assigned to Excelsior.
Romulan commander
Romulan military officer who confronts Kirk at the Romulan Neutral Zone.
Andorian carrier
Infected individual who carried the bug aboard Surak.

Other characters

Starfleet ensign serving aboard Surak. She was the first to die as a result of the plague. She perished on the bridge, in Captain Spock's arms.


distress call; gravitational field; priority one; Romulan Neutral Zone; shields; star; transporter

Aakenn class 
Type of Federation freighter. Class VI variety. This name originated in FASA RPG material.
Humanoid species.
doomsday bug 
USS Excelsior

USS Excelsior.

USS Excelsior : Federation starship.
Humanoid species descended from Vulcans.
Romulan Star Empire 
Government of the Romulans.
Saint Andrew 
Religious figure whose name Scotty invokes when he sees the corpses aboard Surak.
USS Surak 
Federation science vessel.
USS Surak shuttlecraft 
Auxiliary craft.
Humanoid species.
Tellarite frieghter
Starship discovered by USS Surak.
Intergalactic propulsion system utilized by Excelsior.
Z-1 (Nova class) battleship 
Class VIII variety. This name originated in FASA RPG material.

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