(written from a Production point of view)
Tom Purser is a construction worker who worked on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Insurrection, and Star Trek: Enterprise. He also worked as construction foreman on the 1996 video game Star Trek: Klingon.
Purser's named appeared throughout the Star Trek productions. Among the people and items named after him are:
- T. Purser Hardware and Plumbing in "Storm Front"
- T.C. Purser in "The Big Goodbye"
- Purseronite in "Rascals"
- T. Purser in Star Trek: Enterprise (set artwork)
- Tom Purser in "Violations" and "All Good Things..."
- Purser's Planet in "Inheritance"
Beside his work on Star Trek, he also worked as construction worker and coordinator on the crime comedy Clue (1985, with Wilbur Finks and Les Gobruegge), the pilot episode of Mr. Sunshine (2011, with Donald S. Foster), the crime drama The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), and the television series Enlightened (2011).