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"Captain, what do they want from us? What kind of people are they?"
– Leslie Thompson, 2268 ("By Any Other Name")

Yeoman Leslie Thompson was a Starfleet crew member on the USS Enterprise, serving under Captain James T. Kirk.

Thompson was a member of the landing party that encountered the Kelvan Milky Way Expedition on an unnamed class M planet in 2268 on stardate 4657.5.

To demonstrate his power to Kirk, Kelvan leader Rojan ordered Hanar to reduce Thompson into a dehydrated porous cuboctahedron solid, the size of a Human fist, composed of Thompson's base minerals which represented the "distilled" essence of Thompson's being. Rojan crushed and crumbled the solid in his right hand, killing Thompson, leaving nothing but powdery dust remains on the ground.

After her death, Kirk found himself unable to get the image of her crushed remains out of his mind. (TOS: "By Any Other Name")

Thompson was played by actress Julie Cobb, who had the dubious distinction of being the first and only female redshirt to die in the classic series.
The Star Trek: Waypoint tale "Legacy" expands the history of Leslie Thompson.

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