Kivas Fajo was a Zibalian trader in the 24th century. The son of a wealthy thief, he was born in the Third District of Tomobiki City on Theta Zibal II and was educated at the University of Oneamisu on Iraatan V.
By 2366, Fajo owned a trade ship called the Jovis and had become known throughout the Stacius Trade Guild for his large collection of rare and precious items. One of his competitors was Palor Toff. Aboard the Jovis, Fajo was assisted with his collection by Varria, who began working for Fajo in 2352.
Fajo's personality was very childish and almost obsessive about his collection, and his speech mannerisms reflected that. He was also very controlling of others, and would often try to get his way through his brash and snippy attitude, becoming very upset if he didn't get his way.
In 2366, Fajo attempted to add Lieutenant Commander Data to his collection. When the water supply at the Beta Agni II colony became contaminated with tricyanate, Fajo supplied the USS Enterprise-D with hytritium, tricyanate's only known antidote, ferried in shuttles as it was too unstable for safe transporter use. After disabling Data, Fajo staged a shuttle explosion making it appear to Starfleet and the crew of the Enterprise that Data had been destroyed. When Data initially refused to cooperate, Fajo threatened to kill Varria unless Data did as he was told.
When Varria attempted to help Data escape, Fajo's personality peaked to anger, and he killed her with a Varon-T disruptor. He threatened that if Data did not return to his chair, and sit there forever, he would murder more of his own crew. Witnessing the act, Data told Fajo he could no longer allow him to continue and drew a weapon and was apparently ready to kill the thoroughly amoral man. Fortunately for Fajo, Data was transported to the Enterprise (after discovering that Beta Agni's contamination came from sabotage, not a natural disaster, the crew became suspicious of the trader who had provided exactly enough of the rare counteragent, and needed to hear only a few pieces of Fajo's collection to conclude that Data had likely been added to it) a few seconds later, although it was left ambiguous as to if the weapon Data had drawn was fired. Unfortunately for the trader, however, he was arrested and his collection was confiscated, all of his possessions that he had stolen would be returned to their proper owners. (TNG: "The Most Toys")
Items of value collected by Kivas Fajo Edit
- Lieutenant Commander Data
- Lawmim Galactopedia
- Moliam Andi tapestries
- Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
- Off-Zel vase
- Rejac Crystal
- 1962 Roger Maris baseball card
- Romulan ale
- The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
- Varon-T disruptor
- Veltan sex idol
- Lost Ark of the Covenant
- The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí
|Pieces of art in Kivas Fajos collection|
Background information Edit
British actor David Rappaport was the first actor chosen for the Kivas Fajo role, but he attempted suicide over the weekend after a few days of filming were completed. Director Timothy Bond stated, "There was a story going around that they had found him in his car with a tube running from the exhaust." Footage of David Rappaport as Kivas Fajo was included on the TNG Season 3 Blu-ray release. ("Captains' Logs: The Unauthorized Complete Trek Voyages")
David Rappaport continued to suffer from acute depression and successfully committed suicide two months later, dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a Los Angeles park on 2 May 1990. His death occurred just five days before the episode premiered.
Saul Rubinek, a Star Trek fan who had been in contact with (his friend) director Timothy Bond, called hoping to arrange a set visit. He was then asked by Bond to take over the Fajo role, which he accepted. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion)