These three technicians worked on the bridge of the Sutherland shortly before its departure from Starbase 234. They witnessed the first conflict between Data and Christopher Hobson. (TNG: "Redemption II")
According to writer Ronald D. Moore in an extra feature on the DS9 Season 6 DVD, the Sutherland crew was to have been a more regular element on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The concept, according to Moore, was that the Sutherland maintained a number of Hawaiian and Polynesian traditions, and would have appeared when a script called for "wacky party guys". Originally, the fire dancer seen in "You Are Cordially Invited" was to have been joined by an even more elaborate Polynesian band than the small triplet seen. Financial considerations, however, restrained Moore's love note to Polynesia.