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Saru was a male Kelpien Starfleet officer who lived during the mid-23rd century. He served on board at least two Federation starships, the USS Shenzhou and the USS Discovery.
Saru eventually joined Starfleet, and became the first Kelpien to do so. (DIS: "The Vulcan Hello")
Science officer of the USS ShenzhouEdit
In 2249, Saru had obtained the rank of lieutenant and was serving in the sciences division aboard the USS Shenzhou under Captain Philippa Georgiou as a bridge officer. He was present when Michael Burnham arrived on the starship. (DIS: "Battle at the Binary Stars")
By 2256, he had been promoted to lieutenant commander and worked as the ship's chief science officer. (DIS: "The Vulcan Hello")
That year, Saru participated in the Battle of the Binary Stars, and later evacuated the Shenzhou with the remaining crew after the death of Captain Georgiou. (DIS: "Battle at the Binary Stars")
First officer of the USS DiscoveryEdit
About six months later, Saru had been promoted to commander, transferred to the command division, and made first officer of the USS Discovery under Gabriel Lorca. (DIS: "Context Is for Kings")
Background information Edit
Saru was played by actor Doug Jones.
In Desperate Hours by David Mack it is revealed that Saru is from a world called Kelpia and that he was rescued from that world by Starfleet officers.
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