In the script of "The Galileo Seven", Mears was described as "a pretty, young, fresh-faced girl." In ultimately discarded material from the teleplay, she was to have reacted in revulsion upon seeing one of several anthropoids living on Taurus II, then spoke disapprovingly at Boma suggesting that the creatures likewise probably didn't like the look of the Galileo crewmembers, a statement Mears felt was too "understanding" of Boma.
Mears does make an appearance, however, in Agents of Yesterday, the third expansion to Star Trek Online. By 2270, Mears has been promoted to ensign and serves on a Pioneer-class vessel (the 23rd century Starfleet player character's starting ship). Mears joins the landing party during a return trip to Taurus II to rescue survivors of a downed Federation science vessel, and uses her experience from her previous visit to assist the player character and the crash survivors in escaping back to the ship.