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"Roger is a very determined man. He'd find a way to live."
– Christine Chapel, 2266 ("What Are Little Girls Made Of?")

Dr. Roger Korby was a male Human civilian in the 23rd century. He was a renowned medical archaeologist, described by Spock as the "Pasteur of archaeological medicine", and professor.


Early careerEdit

Korby's translations of medical records found in ruins on Orion revolutionized Federation immunological techniques in the 23rd century. These were required reading at Starfleet Academy.

He was a professor before his expedition to Exo III. He taught that "freedom of movement and choice produced the Human spirit". He became romantic with one of his students, Christine Chapel, who became his fiancée.

Exo IIIEdit

In or shortly before 2261, Korby led an expedition to Exo III, where he was badly injured by exposure to the planet's bitter cold. He lived long enough to discover the ancient android civilization there. Using their techniques, he constructed an android body into which he transferred his consciousness. His ruined corporeal form expired that year, but his consciousness survived for over five years as an android. Although he claimed to be the same as an android as he had been as a man, there is evidence that this was not the case; his fiancée, Christine Chapel, was appalled by his callous disregard for the lives of others, and by his plans to selectively introduce android replicas into Federation society. In 2266, his android body was destroyed, leaving open the question of when he had actually died. (TOS: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?")

Roger Korby was played by actor Michael Strong.
When Korby's image was introduced in the script of "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", he was referred to as "an intelligent-looking, but strong-faced man in his late-forties, with a self-assured and commanding presence himself."[1]
On his archival picture, Korby was wearing a turtleneck shirt left over from the two pilots. It might indicate that he was a member of Starfleet at some point.

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