Recurrent Themes – Scientists
Scientists are canon and they are important.
Star Trek does not exist without science, and it is of course canon and is terribly important. In addition to canon scientists such as T’Pol, Keiko Ishikawa O’Brien and Spock, my fanfiction also celebrates scientists.
Note – this post will not cover physicians or engineers.
In Between Days
Diana doesn’t really have much of a defined role in science until the E2 kickbacks. She seems to have a bit of a geology background, as she is the one to comment that, at Amity’s North Pole, there are iron pyrite deposits.
She is the Ikaaran Science Officer on Verinold and Esilia‘s ship.
Michelle (Shelby) Pike
Shelby runs the Botany Lab. During the E2 kickbacks, her work becomes extremely important as she is needed for helping to grow fruits, vegetables and grains.
This Ikaaran woman is the Science Officer on Ebrona’s ship.
Francisco (Frank) Ramirez
He is the Science Officer on the Columbia.
During the first kickback, she eventually becomes the Science Officer on the Enterprise.
Kira MacKenzie Sato
He’s really the only denizen of the Mirror Universe whose primary function is science (Andy Miller’s counterpart is eventually promoted to the rank of Science Officer, but the reality is that his function is mainly as the Empress‘s bedroom playmate). Kira, who is the second-born son of Empress Hoshi, and the only child of Aidan MacKenzie, is not exactly gifted, and he’s slated for rule anyway, but he does at least perform this underserved function on the other side of the pond.
When T’Pol leaves Starfleet (after These Are the Voyages, my assumption is that T’Pol is leaving as it’s too painful for her to stay), Lucy steps in although, according to Day of the Dead, she is already aboard. During the events of Take Back the Night, Lucy studies the Daranaeans.
This Science crewman is not as high-ranking as Diana and, as a result, is not placed on the Bridge as often as Diana is.
Times of the HG Wells
Never seen, he is a job candidate with a specialty in ancient sciences.
Mixing it Up
Never seen, he is Rayna Montgomery’s Science teacher.
Necessary for any successful mission, scientists are one of the cornerstones of my fan fiction. There will always be more.