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For the alternate reality counterpart, please see Winona Kirk (alternate reality).

Winona Kirk was the wife of Starfleet officer George Kirk and the mother of George Samuel Kirk and James T. Kirk.

When George was an adolescent, he owned a BX-70 motorcycle and Kirk would put Winona on the back of it which would drive her nuts. (Star Trek Beyond)

In 2233, she was aboard the USS Kelvin while her husband served as first officer. They named their second son after her father James and her husband's father Tiberius. (Star Trek)

She had five grandchildren, three from her son George Samuel, and two from her son, James. (TOS: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", "The Paradise Syndrome"; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

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In the 2009 film Star Trek, Winona Kirk was portrayed by Jennifer Morrison.

The name "Winona" originated in Vonda N. McIntyre's TOS novel Enterprise: The First Adventure, and became canon with its inclusion in the 2009 film.

In the script of Star Trek, Winona Kirk was referred to as a twenty-five year-old as of 2233, suggesting she was born in 2208. [1]

Star Trek writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci revealed Winona, at least as they thought of her, was a Starfleet officer, hence her presence aboard the Kelvin. [2]

She may have a brother, since James T. Kirk said he was staying at his uncle's farm in Star Trek Generations. It was never made clear which of his parents had a sibling, though, or if he was just using the term for a long-time family friend. In Star Trek, an uncle Frank was cut from the script and reworked into Winona's new husband heard in the film.

She may also have been the grandmother that Peter Kirk could have lived with had he so chosen following the events on Deneva. This individual was mentioned in a deleted scene from (TOS: "Operation -- Annihilate!")[3]

Apocrypha Edit

Information from several of the novels and short-stories states she was born in 2210 and was of Sioux descent. Star Trek II: Biographies gave her name as "Marjorie Wimpole."

In the TOS novel The Janus Gate: Past Prologue, Winona accompanied George on his assignment to the planet Grex in 2247. They left the planet when a civil war broke out one year later and moved back to their farm in Riverside.

In the novels Enterprise: The First Adventure and Final Frontier, Winona left Earth in 2259 after the death of her husband to stay with her eldest son in Deneva. She was present during the change of command ceremony when Christopher Pike passed command of the USS Enterprise to her son James T. Kirk in 2264.

According to Time for Yesterday, she died in a fire on the family farm in Riverside, Iowa on June 2, 2283. She was cremated and her ashes were placed in a crypt in a chapel at her hometown of Riverside.

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