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Tamal was a Human male, alive during the late-24th century.

At some point after 2369, Tamal met rogue Starfleet officer Thomas Riker who recruited him into the renegade Maquis.

In 2371, Tamal was part of Riker's plan to steal the USS Defiant from Deep Space 9 and take it to the Orias system in search of a secret Cardassian base. When Riker surrendered himself to the Cardassians, Tamal, along with Kalita and the other Maquis conspirators, returned to Federation space aboard the Defiant, where they were taken into custody. (DS9: "Defiant")


Background informationEdit

Tamal was played by actor Michael Canavan in his first of three Star Trek appearances.

The script for "Defiant" states the pronunciation of his name as "TUH-mal". [1]


The Star Trek Customizable Card Game suggests Tamal was a petty officer on USS Gandhi when he was recruited to the Maquis by Riker.

In the Slings and Arrows eBook A Weary Life, Tamal and his fellow Maquis are to be transported to Starbase 375, and from there to Earth in order to stand trial. However, their runabout is intercepted by a Maquis cell led by Maass and they escape captivity. Tamal later joins Maass's cell, but dies just months later. The story takes place in the year 2372.

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