Guest Characters

The following are characters that appear from time to time or in a specific storyline in Star Trek: Challenger

Starfleet Officials

Fleet Admiral Moira Hathaway
Starfleet Commander-in-Chief

Fleet Admiral Moira Hathaway, is the current Starfleet Commander-in-Chief. She is in her mid-seventies, has tight short silver and white hair and fading blue eyes. She is of a medium build and short stature. Moira Hathaway is an accomplished leader, manager, and Starfleet Officer. She radiated stern efficiency and practicality in her approach to her work. A selection committee of the United Earth Government had appointed Hathaway to the top job back when her predecessor stood down in 2141. Prior to that she had risen through the ranks after being the captain of the SS Emmette, the prototype for the Emmette-class starship one of Earth’s first early warp-explorers, and was a decorated officer.

Admiral Elaine Clark
Starfleet Commander

Admiral Elaine Clark, is the Starfleet Commander and is quite the formidable woman after Fleet Admiral Hathaway. Originally she trained within the United Earth Space Probe Agency before rising through various positions and eventually transferred over to Starfleet in the 2140s. Her role has her commanding all of Starfleet Assets in the Sol Sector as well as running Starfleet Command Headquarters. She is the second highest ranking officer within Starfleet. 

Vice Admiral Gregory Black
Director of Starfleet Security

Vice Admiral Gregory Black, is one of the highest ranking officers within Starfleet after the Commander-in-Chief and Starfleet Commander. Black is known for his strong, forceful approaches in ensuring the work he leads is carried out correctly. A former general in the United States Army, Black was brought into Starfleet in late 2140s to ensure the service was not compromised by any threats. 

Rear Admiral Samuel Gardner
Director of Starfleet Operations

Rear Admiral Sam Gardner, is the current Director of Starfleet Operations. Gardner was tallish man of African American descent that appeared to be in his late forties. In 2151, he was one of a three people short listed to command the first NX-class ship to leave Earth, however Starfleet Command had given that honour to another man instead; Jonathan Archer. Since then he was given a promotion to Commodore and oversaw Starfleet’s efforts in constructing the planned six NX-class ships as well as upgrading Starfleet’s fleet with the latest technologies on offer. For three years he was the Deputy-Director of Starfleet Operations however all of that changed in 2154 when he was promoted to Rear Admiral. He was ordered to take over as Director of Starfleet Operations after the tragic death Vice Admiral Maxwell Forrest, his superior.

Rear Admiral Céline Jacques
Starfleet Surgeon General

Rear Admiral Céline Jacques M.D, Ph.D, is Starfleet's highest ranking medical officer and is in charge of Starfleet Medical. A renowned doctor, researcher and scientist in the medical field, Jacques grew to fame in the 2140s as Starfleet's first female doctor who was part of a deep space mission. Eventually she rose through the ranks and became a member of the admiralty upon her appointment as Starfleet General Surgeon. She is known for her compassion and excellent bedside manner.  

Commodore Erick Nwakanma
Director of Starfleet Corps of Engineers

Commodore Erick Nwakanma, is the current director of the Corps of Engineers. A gifted engineer himself, Nwakanma originally had been one of the lead engineers for the United Earth Space Probe Agency Friendship Probe Program. He transferred to Starfleet shortly after the launch of Friendship Three and has risen through the chain of command to become the head of all Starfleet Engineers. He is also known to teach the odd lecture at Starfleet Training Command too. 

Captain Madison Burton
Commanding Officer, Voyager NV-03

Captain Madison Burton, is the eldest child out of the four Burton siblings and is commanding officer of the starship Voyager (NV-03). She is married to architect Stephen Braddox and the two were to be parents by mid-2155.

Commander Jane Astley
Executive Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief

Commander Jane Astley, is the current executive assistant to Fleet Admiral Hathaway. She is renowned in Starfleet. Astley, even with the rank of commander, had a higher level of security clearance compared to most people and was known to be responsible and a willing confidant to the C-in-C. She was also known for her dry and sharp wit that was complimented with a wicked sense of humour.

Commander Roman Burton
Second Officer & Chief Engineer, Discovery NX-04

Commander Roman Burton, is the third eldest child out of the four Burton siblings and is the current second officer and chief engineer on board the Discovery (NX-04). Previously he served on Columbia (NX-02) as its second engineer. He is currently in a committed relationship with the Discovery‘s armoury officer, Lieutenant Nathan Wallis.

Commander Alex Rodham
First Officer & Chief Helm Officer, Discovery NX-04

Commander Alex Rodham, is the current first officer and chief helm officer on the Discovery (NX-04). He is in a committed relationship with Commander Michael Stanton from Challenger. Alex is a gifted pilot and prior to him joining Discovery was one of the professor teaching flight operations at Starfleet Training Command.

Commander Alexa Hanson
Special Investigations Bureau, Starfleet Security

Commander Alexa Hanson, serves in Starfleet Security working with its Special Investigations Bureau. She is known for her grey eyes carrying a sense of strength and intimidation. In 2155, she assisted the Burtons into the investigation of their father's apparent death. Unknown to many in Starfleet, she was working for Fleet Admiral Hathaway to determine the existence of a shadow operation division within Starfleet. With the Burtons she determined what happened to Doctor Frazer Burton and confirmed the rumours of the secretive agency working within Starfleet. Her codename is Agent Minerva. 

Lieutenant Commander John Callahan
Assistant Professor, Starfleet Training Command

Lieutenant Commander John Callahan, originally joined Challenger (NX-03) shortly after Captain Burton’s promotion as the ship’s armoury officer and third officer. He remained with the ship for a month, however soon realised that his marriage and family needed him back on Earth. He requested a transfer back home to be with them and took up a teaching post at Starfleet Training Command.

Lieutenant Seth Burton
Chief Helm Officer, Republic NV-02

Lieutenant Seth Burton, is the youngest sibling of the Burton family and is the current chief helm officer on board the Republic (NV-02).

Ensign Ezrah Alcott
Former Chief Helm Officer, Challenger NX-03

Ensign Ezrah Alcott, originally joined Challenger (NX-03) at the start of her mission as her chief helm officer. After being seriously injured as well as experiencing PTSD from being kidnapped by the Orion Syndicate, Alcott returned to Earth to recover.

MACO Officials

General George Casey
MACO Supreme Commander

General George Casey, is the supreme commander of the Military Assault Command Operations. Casey is a strong man both in presence in and physical attributes. He is well respected by those under his command and those who interact with him. Casey is a strong supporter of MACO units supporting Starfleet.

United Earth Commonwealth Officials

President Lydia Littlejohn
Head of State, United Earth Commonwealth

President Lydia Littlejohn, is the current Head of State for the United Earth Commonwealth and the de-facto Commander-in-Chief of all Earth forces. She is a highly popular figure.

Prime Minister Nathan Samuels
Head of Government, United Earth Commonwealth

Prime Minister Nathan Samuels, is the current Head of Government for the United Earth Commonwealth. Samuels oversaw the clear-up operations of the Terra Prime insurgency during 2154.

Deputy Prime Minister Kalinda Malik
United Earth Commonwealth

Deputy Prime Minister Kalinda Malik, is one of the most senior members of the United Earth Cabinet. Kalinda Malik is of Indian decent and had been Samuels’ running mate in the last general election. She held the parliamentary seat for central India and had been a MP for almost seven years now. A former professor of politics, similar to Secretary Campbell, Earth’s press labelled the two women as Samuels’ two most powerful women in the cabinet.

Secretary of State Madilyn Campbell
Department of Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, United Earth Commonwealth

Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Secretary of State Madilyn Campbell is one of Earth’s famed diplomats and politicians. Being the former Ambassador to Denobula, she is an excellent negotiator and public speaker. Her wit and intelligence make her favourable with many of Earth’s allies.

Secretary of State Haroun al-Rashid
Department of Interior Office, United Earth Commonwealth
Home (Interior Office) Secretary of State Haroun al-Rashid is an Arabic politician that had been part of the Earth delegates for the talks for the Coalition of Planets in 2155. He was also considered one of Prime Minister Samuels’ closets political allies and friends.
Secretary of Stark Matthew Stark
Department of Defence, United Earth Commonwealth

Defence Secretary of State Matthew Stark, is an American from California in his early forties. He was the Member of Parliament for the west coast constituency of the United States. The former Chief Executive Officer of a successful international munitions company, he decided to run for Parliament at the request of Samuels in the previous general election. Now his wife ran the company while he worked as Earth’s Defence Secretary, many in the press believed there would be a conflict of interest in him having the position but his wife, along with the governing board of their company had agreed not to re-sign their contract with Earth’s defence agencies while he held the office. Since his wife succeeded him, she had pushed the company to begin researching in the fields of energy and communication advancement. They were now becoming one of Earth’s rising companies in these industries

Other Humans

Doctor Fraser Burton

Doctor Fraser Burton, was one of Earth’s leading physicists and used to work at Cambridge University. He was the husband of Professor Lynette Burton and father to Madison, Lloyd, Roman and Seth Burton. Fraser’s was as famous as Henry Archer and Zefram Cochrane. During the end of 2155, Burton was killed during a shuttlecraft accident.

Professor Dame Lynette Burton
Professor Dame Lynette Burton, is a retired exo-archaeologist of Oxford University. She is currently CEO of a charity organisation that supports a range of projects. She was the wife of Doctor Fraser Burton and is mother to Madison, Lloyd, Roman and Seth Burton.

Andorian Empire Officials

Chancellor Chamargerit zh’Thacker
Head of State & Government, Andorian Empire

Chancellor Chamargerit zh’Thacker, is the Andorian ambassador to Earth and one of the lead diplomats for the Andorian delegation for the Coalition Compact. A former general in the Andorian Imperial Guard, she currently holds an honouree rank of general and in early 2155 campaigned to become the next Andorian Chancellor. Her campaign was successful and she was appointed to the chancellorship later on in the year. Six months into office and was seen as one of the most progressive and liberal leaders to take the top spot in the Empire. She enacted a number of social and economic transformation for the Andorian people. Furthermore, she went on to strengthen the ties between Andoria and its Coalition partners.

United Planets of Tellar Officials

Ambassador Kora gym Gouth
Ambassador to Earth
Ambassador Kora gym Gouth, is the Tellarite ambassador to Earth and led the Tellarite delegation in the talks over the Coalition Compact. She is one of the few Tellarite politicians who appeared to be amicable.

Vulcan Confederacy Officials

Ambassador Soron
Vulcan Ambassador to Earth
Ambassador Soron, is the Vulcan ambassador to Earth after his predecessor, Soval, was made the Foreign Minister for the Vulcan government. Soron had been a member of Soval’s staff for years, gaining the position of an envoy prior to him gaining his ambassadorship.

Denobulan Fellowship Republic Officials

Premier Nerlox
Head of State & Government, Denobulan Fellowship Republic

Premier Nerlox, is the head of state and government for the Denobulan Fellowship Republic. His party has the largest number of seats in the Denobulan Congress. He is close friends with Secretary Campbell of Earth.