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This is a list of personnel who served aboard the Federation starship USS Excelsior.

Named Edit

Crew manifest Edit

Name Rank (final) Position Division Dates Species Note Episode
Lojur Lieutenant commander Helmsman Command 2293 Human Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Rand, Janice Lieutenant junior grade Communications officer Operations
Scott, Montgomery Captain Captain of engineering 2285 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Styles Commanding officer Command
Sulu, Hikaru 2293 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Tuvok Ensign Junior Science officer Sciences Vulcan VOY: "Flashback"
Valtane, Dimitri Lieutenant commander Science officer Human Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Unnamed Edit

Alien crewman Edit

This humanoid Starfleet crewmember was on the bridge next to Dimitri Valtane when the ship was hit by a subspace shock wave caused by the explosion of Praxis. He was also on the bridge when Captain Hikaru Sulu bade farewell to his friends on the USS Enterprise-A after helping to save the Khitomer Conference. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; VOY: "Flashback")

This alien was played by stunt actor Cole McKay in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and replaced by background actor Louis Ortiz in "Flashback".
The name of his species was never given, but he is a member of Pardshay's species.

Bridge crewmembers (2285) Edit

These bridge crewmembers were on duty on the bridge of the Excelsior in 2285 when the ship was ordered to pursuit the Enterprise. They buckled on their seatbelts when Captain Styles ordered to engage the transwarp drive but had to witness the malfunctioning new technology. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

Bridge crewmembers Edit

These eight Starfleet crewmen served on the bridge of the Excelsior when the ship was hit by a subspace shock wave in 2293. They've tried to stabilize the Excelsior and were thrown through the bridge. After the ship left the shock wave they analyzed the actions and found out that the Klingon moon Praxis exploded.

They stood in a row on the bridge when Captain Sulu bade farewell to the crew of the Enterprise-A. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

All eight Starfleet crewmen were played by stunt performers.
One of the crewmen was portrayed by Joycelyn Robinson, who later played Ensign Gates aboard the USS Enterprise-D, better known as Joyce Robinson.

Bridge crewmembers Edit

These Starfleet officers served aboard the Excelsior in 2293. They were on duty on the bridge when the Excelsior discovered the Azure Nebula and met the Klingon Commander Kang, after the Excelsior was hit by the shock wave which was created after Praxis exploded. (VOY: "Flashback")

All bridge crewmembers were played by background performers, who received no credit for their appearance. Uniform parts from L. Stachawiak were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [1]

Bridge security officers Edit

These two security officers were on duty aboard the Excelsior in 2293. They answered a call from Captain Sulu when he saw Kathryn Janeway on the bridge, due to the mind meld with Tuvok. Because of her uniform Sulu thought Janeway was an intruder and called for security. (VOY: "Flashback")

Both actors filmed their scene on Thursday, 4 April 1996 on Paramount Stage 16.
The uniform worn by Sara Hart was sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [2]

Deltan officer Edit

Deltan Excelsior officer

A Deltan bridge officer

This Deltan officer served on the bridge of the Excelsior during the ship's early warp trial periods. She was on the bridge at the time the Excelsior was ordered to prevent the Enterprise from being stolen from spacedock. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

This Deltan was played by an unknown actress.


Engineering crewman Edit

Excelsior engineer, 2285

An engineer

This engineer was working in engineering and was passed by Montgomery Scott who went to the turbolift. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

This crewman was played by an unknown actor.


First officer Edit

Excelsior executive officer

First officer (2285)

The first officer was a Starfleet commander serving as number one to Captain Styles. He sat at the helm in 2285, when the ship's propulsion systems were sabotaged by Scotty, an act which prevented the Excelsior from pursuing the Enterprise out of spacedock. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

The first officer was played by Miguel Ferrer.
He had fun portraying the first officer, early in his acting career. "Being a Star Trek fan from the beginning, it was such a thrill," Ferrer reminisced. "I read for Leonard Nimoy, who was one of my big childhood heroes, and he gave me the role. I got to wear the Starfleet uniform, and there was Mr. Spock directing the picture [....] It was a small part, but one of the great, great thrills of my life. Something that I'll never forget. It was just a great day." [3]
The novel Forged in Fire gives his name as Miguel Darby (β). The Star Trek Customizable Card Game gives his name as Henreid.


Helmsman Edit

Excelsior helmsman, 2285

A female helmsman

The female helmsman was a Starfleet crewman who served at the helm of the Excelsior, when the starship attempted to pursue the Enterprise from spacedock. She coordinated with the executive officer during the ship's failed attempt to engage its transwarp drive. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

This Starfleet officer was played by an unknown actress.


Navigator Edit

This male navigator was a Starfleet officer who served at the navigation console of the Excelsior when the starship made its foray into the Azure Nebula. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; VOY: "Flashback")

Night-shift communications officer Edit

Excelsior communications officer

Night-shift communications officer (2293)

The communications officer was a Starfleet junior lieutenant who served in the communications department of Excelsior in 2293, during Captain Sulu's off hours.

In that year, he woke the captain to inform him of a communiqué from Starfleet Command requesting the whereabouts of starship USS Enterprise-A immediately prior to the Khitomer Conference. Captain Sulu ordered this officer to reply in the negative about Excelsior being in contact with Enterprise-A. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

Christian Slater played this night-duty officer as a cameo role. The character was not named in script or dialogue. His lines were originally intended to be said by the main Excelsior Communications Officer, Janice Rand. Slater was simply credited as "Excelsior Communications Officer" in the closing credits.
This communications officer's appearance was filmed with Star Trek VI's director, Nicholas Meyer, keeping in mind the fact that the part was a cameo for Christian Slater. Said Meyer, "I tried to shoot him in such a way that audiences might be pleasantly confused. 'Was that...?'" (The View from the Bridge - Memories of Star Trek and a Life in Hollywood, hardcover ed., p. 220)
Parts of Slater's costume were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay and were also worn by Michael Snyder. [4]


Security personnel Edit

These two security officers beamed down to Camp Khitomer, along with Captain Sulu, just as Admiral Cartwright attempted to leave the conference prematurely. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

Sleeping crewmembers Edit

These six Excelsior crewmembers were off duty and sleeping in their crew quarters when the ship was hit by the shock wave. They fell off their beds. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

These six stunt performers filmed their stunt scenes on Wednesday 22 May 1991 on Paramount Stage 9 as part of a second unit filming under Stunt Coordinator Don Pike.
Their costumes were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

Tuvok's roommates Edit

These two Starfleet officers shared their quarters on deck 7 aboard the Excelsior with Ensign Tuvok and Dimitri Valtane in 2293. All four officers were part of the gamma shift. (VOY: "Flashback")

Both background actors received no credit for their appearance. The trousers worn by Talon Tears were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [12]

Background information Edit

Engineer Edit

Scene 9 of the final draft script of Star Trek VI included the engineer of the Excelsior. In this short scene in engineering of the ship, the engineer contacted the bridge and asked what was going on up there after the ship was hit by the subspace shock wave. Actor Michael Bofshever received credit for this part in the end credits of the film but this scene ended on the cutting room floor. [13]

According to the call sheet, Bofshever and five background Excelsior crewmembers filmed this scene on Wednesday 12 June 1991 on Paramount Stage 9 on the same set which was also used as engineering of the USS Enterprise-A.

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