"Oh, that wasn't a compliment. Until today, I always considered your people warm and sensual."
"I can be warm and sensual..."
Prior to Voyager's departure from Deep Space 9, Stadi piloted a shuttlecraft carrying Tom Paris, who was joining the crew as an informant on the Maquis. He found her attractive but she declined his advances.
Following this, Stadi was at the helm when the ship became caught in a displacement wave during its mission to locate a Maquis ship in the Badlands. Despite her attempts to escape it, the ship was subsequently pulled in and transported 70,000 light years across the galaxy to the Delta Quadrant.
Due to the extreme turbulence caused by the displacement wave, Lieutenant Stadi was killed instantly at her station. (VOY: "Caretaker") She was later replaced at Voyager's conn by Tom Paris. (VOY: "Parallax")
Background information Edit
Stadi was played by actress Alicia Coppola.
In the first draft script of "Caretaker", Stadi was referred to as "an attractive Betazoid Lieutenant".
Stadi appears as a selectable crewmember in the non-canon video game Star Trek: Starship Creator, in which her first name is given as Veronica. Her biography in the game states she entered Starfleet Academy in the year 2364, graduating in 2368, in the 96th percentile. It goes on to say she obtained her third-level pilot certificate and was assigned to the Mars-Saturn run in the Sol system where she had what was considered the best overall on-time record in five years and was excellent in navigating the Sol system's asteroid belt. Futhermore, in 2369, Stadi was promoted to lieutenant junior grade and was assigned as a test pilot aboard the prototype USS Intrepid where she increased pilot efficiency by 33%. While piloting the Intrepid on a test run near Alpha Draconis in 2370, the starship encountered a previously uncharted quantum filament, at which time Stadi managed to maneuver around the filament, thereby saving the ship. The game also states her interests included astropaleontology and classic Betazoid literature, and reveals she was only "severely injured" when Voyager was pulled into the Delta Quadrant, going on to serve as Tom Paris' relief.
In an alternate timeline featured in the Star Trek: Myriad Universes novella A Gutted World, Voyager was never stranded in the Delta Quadrant and Stadi served as its conn officer until it was destroyed by the Cardassians in 2373.