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Morrison As ‘Number One’? [UPDATED: Or Maybe Kirk’s Mom?] November 14, 2007

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Rumor,ST09 Cast , trackback

UPDATED. Although J.J. Abrams has confirmed that House’s Jennifer Morrison is in Star Trek, he didn’t confirm her part beyond saying it is not Yeoman Rand. Speculation has focused on a number of known Trek characters, such as Carol Marcus, Kirk’s mother and ‘Number One.’ Now there are two competing rumors ‘confirming’ who she will playing. SyFy Portal is reporting a rumor that Morrison will play “Number One,” the first officer to Captain Pike (played by Bruce Greenwood). While IESB is reporting that Morrison will play a ‘pregnant’ Winona Kirk opposite Chris Hemsworth’s George Kirk Sr.

Like Pike, Number One was only seen in unaired pilot “The Cage” which was re-used as flashback scenes for “The Menagerie.” The character was originally played by Majel Barrett Roddenberry (credited as M. Leigh Hudec). Kirk’s mother has never been seen on screen, but has been a character in many Trek novels where she got the name ‘Winona.’

Much has been made about Morrison’s recent change to blond hair (making some guess that she would be playing Marcus or Rand), but SyFy quote’s their source saying:

Everyone wants to speculate on what roles these actors are taken on because of their looks, but they should actually be paying more attention to what might be meatier roles. What’s nice is that Number One will actually have a name

The once (Barrett Roddenberry) and future (Morrison) Number Ones?

More on Morrison as Number One at SyFy Portal, or Morrison as Kirk’s Mom at IESB.


1. Bald is Beautiful - Picard for President! - November 14, 2007

First! Ha!

2. Bald is Beautiful - Picard for President! - November 14, 2007

Okay so my wife caught me looking at Morrison’s blondie pic on the other post. Hahaha. I said “it’s okay, this is Star Trek”. She was not fooled!

Picard/Marcus 2008
“Because scientists R2Cool”

3. lwr - November 14, 2007

1: no…you’re number one!

pun intended.

4. cd - November 14, 2007

Unless they make her blonde, or she was completely out of costume in the spy shots, I would still tend to think she is Carol Marcus. But what do I know? In this version of star trek, Number One could be blonde.

5. Kevin - November 14, 2007

Number One with blond hair? Eh… I dunno about that one. I still say she is Winona Kirk.

6. Gary Lee - November 14, 2007

With changing her hair to blond I think she is playing Nurse Chapel .

7. T Negative - November 14, 2007

More and more it seems that this movie has a lot of Pre-Kirk stuff going on in it. We have Pike, Number One, Spock and possibly more Pike era people??. Perhaps it won’t be until we are well into the movie before we see Kirk, Bones, Scotty etc.


8. Daoud - November 14, 2007

Why not have it both ways?

As a brunette, she’ll portray Number One, “Morgana Chapel”…

As a blonde, she’ll portray her bleached-blonde twin sister, “Christine Chapel”…

Two for the price of one actress!

9. Sam Belil - November 14, 2007

I say Angelina Jolie should be #1, NOT because she is an A-Lister, because I can’t see anyone else projecting that “icey exterior” that Number One projected any better than her.

10. Daoud - November 14, 2007

There’s a picture easily photoshopped… into… wait, it already looks like she’s wearing one of T’Pol’s catsuits… standing on a holodeck…. yikes… and wow…

11. CmdrR - November 14, 2007

Am I nuts or is there no real news in this news? Other than that Number One gets a name.

It just shows how starved for info we are, and there’s more than a year left to wait!

12. Ben - November 14, 2007

whatever part Jennifer Morrison gets – let her part be BIG

she’s so lovely and very sexy

+ appeartently her natural hair color is “blond”ish
She only made them dark in order to have better chances for getting the House role some years back. That’s what I’ve read on another site.

13. Thorny - November 14, 2007

12. Ben…

Morrison was a brunette in 1999 for “Stir of Echoes” (she played the dead girl.)

14. mada101 - November 14, 2007

I don’t think that hair colour is much to go by when guessing who she is playing. From the speculation and tiny fragments of evidence that we have had so far, it looks like the movie is going to be playing it fast and loose with canon. If they’re not even keeping the Enteprise the same, do you think they’ll care what colour hair Nurse Chapel, Carol Marcus or Number One has? :-P

15. doubleofive - November 14, 2007

As I watched her in House last night, all I could think of was “Carol Marcus”. Number 1 was just too stiff a role for her. She deserves to have had Kirk.

16. Oceanhopper - November 14, 2007

Well, she was blonde in the most recent pic. Given the whole silly stereotype about dumb blondes, etc, (which is obviously cobblers, but is a stereotype that Hollywood generally perpetuates) why would they dye her hair from its usual brunette to blonde for a role of a non-nonsense first officer like Number One?

I think it more likely that with Hollywood’s attitude that she is love interest for someone.

17. karanadon - November 14, 2007

hey…considering i pasted the syfy portal link on the morrison is not rand thread can i get a lil credit? pretty please? =)

but yeah…who knows…she could be wearing a wig for the role…

god this guessing of casting is so complicated…so many choices that could be argued for, and in so many ways…

18. Greg2600 - November 14, 2007

A 30 year old first officer? I don’t think so.

19. Gary Lee - November 14, 2007

What if Winona Ryder is playing Number One not Spock’s mother?

20. Cugel the Clever - November 14, 2007

It’s ridiculous how so many people are obsessing about whether or not the new actors are identical in appearance to the original ones.


What does matter is that they are good actors, have the right physical presence, and are given a good script with which to work.

All of the trekkies and trekkers will attend this film no matter what – that’s a lock. The success or failure of the film (and the prospect of sequels!) will entirely depend upon whether it draws a lot of non-trek fans. Therefore, Abrams is doing his best to hire good ACTING talent as the first priority.

I’d much rather have a crew that bears no physical resemblance to the original gang and have a great acting, story, design, and FX; instead of having a bunch of TOS clones who can’t act.

21. T'POW! - November 14, 2007

When will these imbeciles stop posting this “First!” sh*t? Are we supposed to jump with joy for you because you were first to post? Will you win a prize? Will you be lauded for ever more, by all of us out here? No, people just think “you’re a twat”.

Anyway, onto Morrison, I would be surprised if she was Number One as her hair ( presumably dyed brighter blonde for the Star Trek role ) would indicate she is playing another role. I think Kirk’s mom or Carol Marcus is the best bet…but I guess we’ll have to wait and see…

22. Dennis Bailey - November 14, 2007

It seems reasonable that, if a significant part of the film features Spock serving aboard the Enterprise under Pike, then the character of “Number One” would probably appear in the script and that the actor playing her would have a good deal of screen time.

23. CmdrR - November 14, 2007

Chapel went from blonde to dark in season three.

24. mada101 - November 14, 2007

#20, I don’t think it’s fair to say that all Trekkies and Trekkers will see the film no matter what. There are several groups who have little to no interest in this film for various reasons (lost interest in Trek, not TOS fans, only want a total reboot, film not sticking to canon etc.).

25. valentine - November 14, 2007

Yeah, but she’s blonde now though. The only way that it would work, and I’m HOPING this is what they do because it would be an awesome touch is if she’s playing both Nurse Chapel AND Number One, just like how Majel Barrett played both characters.

26. Captain Amazing!! - November 14, 2007

Unless she was not in costume wearing a coat to cover up her regular clothes so no one would be able to see them like the other cast members in the spy shots, she’s NOT a crew member at all in the movie. What we could see of her outfit under the coat (collar, shoes, etc) would seem to suggest she was playing someone who works in a lab unless J.J. has decided to include white uniforms aboard the Enterprise.

Of course, on the other hand…Number One could have dyed her hair. Personally I think that’s pushing it. I’d prefer to see a few things stay the same.

I could see her as Carol Marcus. More than I could as Number One.

As far as the character’s name is concerned, has it occurred to anyone that J.J. might be planning to make Number One and Christine Chapel sisters since Majel played both?

27. DavidJ - November 14, 2007

I know blonde is Morrison’s natural color, but I like her SO much better as a brunette.

28. FREAKAZOID - November 14, 2007

At least we will finally get a name to go with the infamous Number One!

29. Iowagirl - November 14, 2007

By way of exception, this isn’t about canon – it’s about women dyeing their hair. They will still do that in the 23th century.

30. Captain Amazing!! - November 14, 2007

Incidentally…this “source” says we should be looking at the meatier roles rather than the actors’ looks to figure this stuff out. Okay, first of all how in the world are WE supposed to know what roles are meatier? Has anyone here actually read the script? I think not.

Second, why do we need to try to figure this out anyway when the powers that be will reveal them to us soon enough?

31. valentine - November 14, 2007


It doesn’t make sense that they would go out of their way to change the character’s hair colour, though. Especially since up until recently, the actress was brunette anyway. I stand by my theory that she’s playing Chapel and Number One, and that her scenes as Chapel are being filmed first so she had to bleach her hair, and then will dye it again when she films her scenes as Number One.

32. Pragmaticus - November 14, 2007

Seriously, who’s to say what hair color someone might have at a specific point in their lives? Look at the Lindsays and the Britneys of the world. Their hair color’s changed multiple times.

And thank God they’re giving her a name instead of that stupid Number One moniker. It’s made her sound like a freaking android for 40 years.

33. Captain Amazing!! - November 14, 2007

As far as meatier roles are concerned, we can speculate on which ones will be till we turn blue in the face or the cows come home whichever comes first…doesn’t mean we’re on to something.

Number One could always be someone who sits there and takes orders saying, “Aye, sir.” for all we know. I’m sure there’s more to her in this than that, but again…it’s all rumor and speculation until J.J. decides to tell us what’s up.

34. Captain Amazing!! - November 14, 2007

I still like the Carol Marcus idea/rumor.

35. TB - November 14, 2007

She’s the right age for Number One in The Cage era, but if Pike is Fiftyish in this film then Number One has to be just slightly younger, say mid to late forties.

I can’t believe Jennifer’s natural hair color is blond. She is classically beautiful as a brunette, but looks kind of slutty as a blond (and I don’t mean slutty in a good way, but more like the trailer trash variety).

36. valentine - November 14, 2007

Now that I think about it, this doesn’t really make any sense: Bruce Greenwood is a decade older than Jeffrey Hunter was when he played Pike in “The Cage” and it clearly shows on his face, so it’s mostly safe to assume that we will be seeing Pike about a decade after the pilot takes place, but since Jennifer Morrison is 27, that would make Number One 17-ish when the pilot took place, which clearly isn’t the case.

37. valentine - November 14, 2007


Oh wow… you beat me to it. Great minds think alike, I guess.

38. Bald is Beautiful - Picard for President! - November 14, 2007

21. T’POW! – November 14, 2007
When will these imbeciles stop posting this “First!” sh*t?

Hey man, relax. It’s a free country so be cool. And nice language you have there. Do you kiss you mother with that mouth? Just sayin.

Hair color: brunettes are taken more seriously than blondes and that’s too bad but the way it is. But it’s like a thirty minute job to change the color to whatever she wants, so it really doesn’t matter, does it? JJ gets what JJ wants!

Picard/Marcus 2008
“Because Scientists R2Cool”

39. Johnny Ice - November 14, 2007

I hope its true.. i prefer number one character then Carol Marcus. Also it doesn’t matter what hair-color she has and if XI is truely a remake or reboot i hope she will remain as regular bridge member.
Kirk , number one & Spock

40. The Master - November 14, 2007

Ringer for Number One, she can alos paly Nurse Chapel, as did Majel Baret, played may roles on TOS and TNG

41. Red Shirt - November 14, 2007

I still have to chuckle when I see Iowagirl pop into the boards. I feel like one of the nerds in Shatner’s classic SNL “Get a Life” who is hit with the “I mean, have any of you ever kissed a girl?”

I have often wondered what a gal at ComicCon or a Trek Convention feels like. She’s gotta like being able to have the pick of the litter!

Yes, this is the ORIGINAL Red Shirt. Not that pesky, no space “Redshirt” that has popped up here recently. Double dumb ass on him! ;)

42. Mr. Atoz - November 14, 2007

I’m curious to see what the female crew members will be wearing under
Pike. (If in fact we see a good portion of the E during Pike’s command.)

Will they be wearing Black pants with velour sweaters?
Or, a Skirted uniform?

Personnally, I dont care. Just make the hot chicks look good!

43. The Master - November 14, 2007

I think they should wear those hot minis.

44. Dennis Bailey - November 14, 2007

#35:”(and I don’t mean slutty in a good way…”

Good Lord, how the language changes… :lol:

45. Cugel the Clever - November 14, 2007


You are losing touch with reality. This film is not an ode to the original actors who played the characters – it is an ode to the story itself and to the concept of Star Trek. The only reason that Majel Barrett played two roles in TOS is that she was Roddenberry’s girlfriend so he found a role for her in the original (failed) pilot and a different role in the eventual successful series. Abrams is not going to be stupid enough to pander to the extreme trekkies who won’t tolerate ANY change to the appearance of their favourites. The majority of mainstream Trek fans and non-fans (who Abrams is trying to attract) would simply laugh at the idea of a single actress playing two such different roles as Number One and Nurse Chapel in the same movie.

46. Michael Foote - November 14, 2007

Is it just me or does anyone else think she would make a smokin’ hot red head? Ok, so I think she is real cute in general.

47. Cugel the Clever - November 14, 2007

# 42

If a female crewmember is “under” Pike, they likely won’t be wearing anything :-P

48. RLD - November 14, 2007

In a nod to Majel Barrett why not name the character of “Number One,”
Commander Leigh Hudec?

49. CmdrR - November 14, 2007

Others can be first.
I’m sexiest.

50. CmdrR - November 14, 2007

OK, so we’re all agreed, Morrison will play Number One, Chapel and the Computer Voice, and will marry JJ.
Got it.

51. YUBinit - November 14, 2007

Well they NEED a Number One when the whole production already smells of number two. Or did someone already beat me to that punn? I’m not sure… I skimmed over them.

52. Diabolik - November 14, 2007

She would be perfect for Number One, but not for Nurse Chapel, there is not enough physical resemblance.

53. ACR - November 14, 2007

Will they be wearing anything under Pike? We know they wouldn’t if they were under Kirk. . . (wolf whistle).

54. Diabolik - November 14, 2007

Just kidding in my above post, thought I’d get some of you going! :)

55. Cugel the Clever - November 14, 2007

Oh, and don’t forget – Morrison will also play Lwaxana Troi and M’Ress in the movie. And, as a special surprise, the Enterprise will face a Shadow warship and she’ll appear as Lady Morella of the Centauri.

Maybe then Valentine will be happy.

56. RaveOnEd - November 14, 2007

I think it would work, hair color notwithstanding.

Boy, that location shoot last week sure is confusing! It went from people speculating it was TNG era back to the Pike/Kirk transition era.

If she is Number One, then why wasn’t Pike there? Or could this be a side effect of the Talos IV and Rigel VII experiences, that Pike sends her on assignments more now because he’s leery of what he may come across next?

(BTW, folks, lets also keep in mind not to feed the trolls…)

57. CmdrR - November 14, 2007

Morrison then has to produce some cable sci-fi shows that vaguely echo Trek, and appear as a saloon hooker in the remake of West World. Jeez, she’s gonna be busy.

58. Mr. Atoz - November 14, 2007


Actually, if they wear mini skirts…
I’ve said to much already!

59. Charles Trotter - November 14, 2007

If true, it’s kinda disappointing. Morrison is perfect for Carol Marcus. Plus, if she’s playing Number One, what is she doing with blond hair? Oy!

60. Diabolik - November 14, 2007

You know, people DO wear wigs in movies….. shock!

61. CmdrR - November 14, 2007

To quote James Bond, “As long as the collar and cuffs match.”

62. Juli - November 14, 2007

Ok, to quash this speculation once and for all:

She did not dye her hair blond for a trek role. She’s a natural blond, and as her role on House has now been reduced, she’s stopped dying it brown. It’s still perfectly possible she could be playing Carol Marcus or Nurse Chapel, but she did not “dye her hair blond to fill one of these roles. “

63. Bald is Beautiful - Picard for President! - November 14, 2007

60. Diabolik – November 14, 2007
You know, people DO wear wigs in movies….. shock!

Yes, the Shat certainly does. :-)


Picard/Marcus 2008
“Because Scientists R2Cool”

64. Pragmaticus - November 14, 2007

63 – Now that’s just unnecessary.

65. Charles Trotter - November 14, 2007

#60 Diabolik — yes, but she just went from brunette to blond, now she has to wear a brunette wig? I say again… oy!

66. Thorny - November 14, 2007

62. Juli… “She did not dye her hair blond for a trek role.”

Semantics. She didn’t “dye her hair blonde”, no, but she did go BACK to being a blonde over the summer and she hasn’t said why publicly. Winning the role of Christine Chapel or Carol Marcus would be a very good reason to have gone blonde.

And I question her motivation for being a brunette being “House”. She was a brunette back in 1999 in “Stir of Echoes”, so the Allison Cameron role on “House” (begun in 2004) doesn’t seem to be a valid explanation.

67. Levois - November 14, 2007

The idea of a mysteious enigmative first officer could have worked in the 60s. Not sure it would work today. Who knows it wouldn’t have worked then either. It wouldn’t fly because # One was a woman.

68. Etha Williams - November 14, 2007

Sirtis wore a wig for all of TNG, and she wasn’t even a reimagining of an existing character…that’s what I call unnecessary (especially since, IMHO, Troi’s hair kind of sucked until she straightened it). Kate Mulgrew wore wigs for most (if not all) of Voyager as well. So making Morrison wear a wig in order to look more like an already existing character wouldn’t be a stretch at all.

Of course it is possible that Number 1 died her hair blonde, but she strikes me as the type who (like Morrison allegedly did for her House auditions) would keep her hair darker in order to be taken more seriously (assuming those stereotypes carried over into the 23rd century…which based on Pike’s reactions to her on the bridge in The Cage wouldn’t be surprising). I don’t think it’s a shallow thing, its a strategic move. Everyone — especially women — are judged on their appearances, and if you can use that to your advantage (or at least to minimize your disadvantage), I don’t see that there’s so much wrong with it.

69. Etha Williams - November 14, 2007

#15 — Also re: it being a stiff role for her — she plays a soft character (complete with make-up to make her features appear softer) in House, doesn’t mean that she couldn’t pull off a “stiffer” role — still, I agree that she’d be a great Chapel or Marcus.

(On that subject, was anyone else amazed at the breadth of types of characters Majel played — stiff Number 1, soft and caring Chapel, and bubbly over-the-top Lwaxana?)

70. ShawnP - November 14, 2007


Are you insinuating that that’s not the Shat’s real hair? For shame…

71. Etha Williams - November 14, 2007

I hate to post 3 times in a row, and I try not to do this so I’m very sorry, but I didn’t notice #67 when I posted previously.

Regarding mysterious enigmatic (female) 1st officer not working today — I wouldn’t say I’m representative of my age group, but FWIW, as a 20-yr old female, Number 1 was my favorite part of The Cage…I wanted the episode to go on and on just so I could watch her. Not sure exactly what captivated me about her, but I loved her. Incidentally, my 19-yr old male friend (who doesn’t even like Trek much) felt the same. So it might work.

72. Jon (30) - November 14, 2007

The name “number one” has a narcissistic vibe to it.Too much like “look out for number one”, or “take care of number one”. It never really fit Riker either(maybe because Riker was so milquetoast).IMO whenever they used the term”number one” it seemed contrived.There’s something sinister about that name too.almost like they’d be assigned to do the captain’s dirty work.Sorta like a Darth Vader type of person.I hope this “number one”has some brass knuckles in her back pocket.

73. pcumby - November 14, 2007

First! Oh, wait…

74. Gary Lee - November 14, 2007

56# Has it right, Greenwood (Pike) doesn’t start filming until a few weeks. So why would Number One be there without Captain Pike? She has to be Carol Marcus, Nurse Chapel or Kirk’s mother. But with not hearing about Nurse Chapel casting back with Sulu, Scotty and the rest I would say it’s Carol Marcus or Kirk’s mother now.

75. trekmaster - November 14, 2007

she seems to be carol marcus…look at her face. and carol marcus WAS blonde…number one was not

76. Etha Williams - November 14, 2007

#74 — There could be scenes with #1 without Pike — landing party expeditions, etc. Because of her House filming schedule, they might be trying to get as many of those out of the way as possible.

77. Bald is Beautiful - Picard for President! - November 14, 2007

^71 Etha,

Number One was a smart woman who took herself seriously. Obviously, she made sacrifices for her career and one of those was foregoing a family. But everyone around her took her seriously, too, which is common now but maybe not so common back then in the conformist early 1960s. That is what intrigues me about Number One. We don’t get to learn much about her in The Cage. But what does she do off-duty? What is her academic specialty? Did she ever kill anyone? Executive officer seems a pretty high rank and there must be lots of stories behind it.

78. Pragmaticus - November 14, 2007

74 – Honestly, is Nurse Chapel anywhere near as iconic as any of the 7 main characters? She’s just not in the same league.

79. Etha Williams - November 14, 2007

#77 — Yes, I agree that everyone around her took her seriously, but I don’t think it was a totally easy relationship to maintain. In “The Cage,” there’s that one scene with the female yeoman where Pike says something like, “I just can’t get used to having a woman on the bridge,” then pauses, and says, “You’re different, of course, Number One.” Obviously she had to do something to be considered “different,” and that’s one of the things that interests me about her.

Or the time when Pike leaves her at the helm because they need the most experienced officers on the bridge — though I believe that’s why he did it and she accepted the decision, there seemed to be a certain resentment/concern in her reaction to his words that suggested she wasn’t so sure.

I think Number One was a marvelously complex portrayal of a character and its a shame her character was so short lived…hopefully we’ll see much more of her in the movie.

80. Crusade2267 - November 14, 2007

What’s nice is that Number One will actually have a name

This is where I get my Trek Purity hat on. For forty years, she’s been Number one, and only now are they thinking of naming her? Let her stay Number One.

81. CmdrR - November 14, 2007

Wouldn’t it be great if her name turned out to be Una.

82. Charley W - November 14, 2007

A nice injoke would be to have the same actress play Number One, Chapel, and/or do the computer voice (or have Majel voice the computer again! How IS her voice nowadays?).

83. Stanky McFibberich - November 14, 2007

How about don’t give her a name. Just as Sulu and Uhura and whoever else that was referred to only in that way on the series should not be given first names either.
And let’s see if we can cram in about 30 or 40 more incidental and/or semi-regular characters in there if we can.

84. Holo J - November 14, 2007

If they do give Number one a name, I was thinking it would be quite nice if they called her Barrett for her second name in recognition of Majel Barrett “The First Lady” of Star Trek who first portrayed her.

It will be interesting to see what they come up with for her name in the end though, I believe the first name of Timmy is already taken ;O)

85. Scott - November 14, 2007

Long before there was a Trek named Star, the term “Number One” was used in the navy to denote the ship’s second in command. Roddenberry just used it as a nod to naval history. I like things like that about Star Trek.

Scott B. out.

86. Pragmaticus - November 14, 2007

Oh lord. I’ll admit to being a very recently-converted Trekker, but please, I do hope that Kirk’s mom’s name of “Winona” isn’t that sacred in canon. With Winona Ryder in the cast, having a character with the name Winona would just be extraordinarily weird. This is something I’d like to see changed or omitted. Perhaps Kirk’s mom won’t be called by her first name, and we’d only see the name “Winona Kirk” in the credits.

87. Pragmaticus - November 14, 2007

84 – How about Emily (M. Leigh) Barrett?

88. Charles Trotter - November 14, 2007

Maybe a pregnant Carol Marcus? :-\

89. Richard Daystrom - November 14, 2007

Is everybody forgetting the blond just shown in the episode “The Deadly Years” Can’t remember her name as my medication has just kicked in. Just saw it this past weekend. Damn, the Shat was smooth!

90. Richard Daystrom - November 14, 2007

Dr. Janet Wallace. She is blond,

91. USS SANTA - November 14, 2007

She’s going to make a wonderful Winona Kirk. Can hardly wait to see her giving birth to James.

92. Smitty - November 14, 2007

#85 Exactly and let’s not forget Picard regularly referred to Riker as Number One too.


93. Daoud - November 14, 2007

Oh…. yuck.

Number One is …. Winona Kirk. It all makes sense now.

That’s why she refused to use her name. She left George Kirk, Sr…. George raised the boys Sam and Jim on the farm in Riverside, Iowa, while she went back into space.

94. FYI: "First" is LAME. - November 14, 2007

She fits the bill for Number One, looks-wise.

All of these denials about who’s playing Yeoman Rand have created a mystique about a role that is likely to be relatively minor.

That aside, I can’t wait to find out who’s playing Yeoman Rand!!!

If there’s one role that should be cast as an insanely hot chick, it’s Yeoman Rand. After all, she has to live up to Kirk’s sexually tense line, “If I find out who gave me a female yeoman….”

They’ll not have an easy time finding someone hotter than Rachel Nichols, however, which is not to imply that I think that the lovely Miss Nichols should necessarily play Yeoman Rand.

95. John Trumbull - November 14, 2007

Personally, I’ve always liked the idea that “Number One” WAS her name.

96. Jon (30) - November 14, 2007

81. Very clever play on “number one”,as Una translated means ‘one’.I hope the screenwriters read that.Unique name.The only person I knew with that name was a 97 year old lady of northern european ancestry.

97. Commodore Robert M. April (Serial # 38-107-129) - November 14, 2007

Hey, what if she has the nickname “Number One” because she was the first sister onboard the ship. Nurse Chapel is “Number Two”. :-) It could make sense. Maybe Number One means more than just first officer, or maybe it only meant “Number One” sister?

98. Pragmaticus - November 14, 2007

95 – But honestly, wouldn’t that make her sound less than human? Like she was a machine or a piece of property? I don’t think that’s what Gene Roddenberry had in mind. It doesn’t fit with his vision of equality. No, I think she needs a name, otherwise her character is devalued.

99. Paul - November 14, 2007

Isn’t her actual name Eureka Morgan Robbins or something like that? ;-)

100. The Vulcanista - November 14, 2007

#99 and everyone else, NAME THAT NUMBER ONE so that it can be revealed here at for the very first time ever!

Number One’s real name is _____________________ (you fill in the blank!)

And totally OT, there’s water falling from the sky in ATL!

“I’m frightened, Captain!”

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

101. Red Shirt - November 14, 2007

Her name is Knum Behrwon, didn’t everyone here already know that? Shame on you, and you call yourself Trekkies! Loosely translated, her name is Sanskrit for “One who sleeps with show creator, eventually marriages show creator, and later, executive produces so-so sci-fi fare like Andromeda.” Like I said, LOOSELY translated.

102. Red Shirt - November 14, 2007

Sorry, that was supposed to be “marries.” Guess I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue!

103. Joseph Brown - November 14, 2007

I believe that or something similar was the name “Number One” (maybe EuniceP was eventually given in the Star Trek: Early Voyages comic book series. Personally, I’m a bit on the fence has far as whether “Number One” (assuming she’s even in the film) should be called anything other than “Number One”. On the one hand, it would be really nice to finally know her name. The character deserves to have a given name. Then again, I wouldn’t mind her name actually being “Number One” as a nod to D.C. Fontana’s novel “Vulcan’s Glory”.

104. TrekNerd - November 14, 2007

#15: “She deserves to have had Kirk.”

As his mother or his lover?

105. TrekNerd - November 14, 2007

By the way, Jonathan Frakes wears a toupee, also.

Several years ago, when his Web site was active, I saw a picture of him behind the scenes directing something, and he had a shock of hair combed back over but not covering his bald spot.

106. Joseph Brown - November 14, 2007

Oops, I forgot to make something clear. The “that” that I’m referring to is the name that #99 gave Eureka Morgan Robbins. Another thing is I think Morgan was her first name in Star Trek: New Frontier. In Early Voyages, I believe it was Eunice Robbins or at least Memory Alpha says that was her name.

107. FlyingTigress - November 14, 2007


How about “M. Leigh Hudec”?

108. The Vulcanista - November 14, 2007

Red Shirt has the right idea.

Thanks for playing, but I’m really wanting to see what outrageous combo of names y’all can come up with, a name so bad that it’s the reason why she was forever known as “Number One.”

Do not — I REPEAT– do not take this seriously! Do not refer to novels. Do not invoke canon. This is strictly for fun.

I’ll go next: Number One’s real name is Shaniqua Shanaynay Beeblebrox.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

109. Pragmaticus - November 14, 2007

I’m going with Emily Barrett. Or Emily Barnett.

110. Chance - November 14, 2007

Okay, from a rumor I heard Kirk’s mother (in the movie) is pregnant. Now imagine this with me….The Romulans (or a group) has realized that they can travel back in time…what better time to kill kirk than when his mother in preggers with him, that would give Kirk’s mother a pretty big role in the film cause she would get carried with the Romulans through time…and kirk was a blondie…so Morrison’s new hair colour would go along….just a thought.


111. Commodore Redshirt - November 14, 2007

Dear Red [space] Shirt

I was playing nice, so I’m not “all smiles” about your post #41… [it was this close to a flame except there was an almost clever ST reference]

…and I guess your attempt at humor [#101,102] is not going to make the Great Bird or his family smile either.

I’ve been visiting this site for months and I only stressed the difference between us when I am posting to the same thread as you. I have done so in a good natured way pointing out that there were always many “Redshirts” in any good landing party.

That said, I am going to change my name so that people don’t ever think one of your “funny” posts belongs to me.

So from here on in, instead of being Disrupter-Bait and ending up with Bones saying “He’s Dead Jim!”, I will be the crazy Commodore that places everyone in mortal danger…

I am Commodore Redshirt [formally “Redshirt and NEVER “Red Shirt”]

Oh R.S., please be very careful on your next landing party! The odds are not good!

112. TB - November 15, 2007

Let me say this one more time: Jennifer Morrison is too young to play Number One, at least to Bruce Greenwood’s Pike. Number one would be in her mid to late forties by the time Kirk takes over command.

Regarding hair color, I think Jennifer dyed it (or let it go back to) blonde for that cable TV movie she did over the summer about the death of Princess Dianna.

113. TB - November 15, 2007

I repeat, Jennifer Morrison is too young to play Number One to Greenwood’s Pike. Number One would be in her mid to late forties by the time Kik takes command.

I suspect Jennifer dyed (or let her hair color go back to) blond for the cable TV movie she did over the summer about the death of Princess Dianna.

114. TB - November 15, 2007

Sorry, didn’t mean to double up the post.

115. Cervantes - November 15, 2007

Whoever she play in this topsy-turvey reboot, at least she is easier on the eyes than Simon Pegg…

116. The Master - November 15, 2007

Do I herae a vote for edithe Keeler? If we beleive the rumor thatthe the Guardian of Foreevr is involved>

117. Pragmaticus - November 15, 2007

116 – I can tell you right now, there is no way in hell that we will ever see Edith Keeler ever again.

118. The Master - November 15, 2007

117 We can remember this is time travel, they could go back in time before she is killed in the auto accident. and before McCoy meets up with her. Perhaps it is the romulan nero who convince her to be a nazis supporter ( remember spock was looking at various news articles to see how she impacted history, if she lived) perhaps the romulans had a hand in her destiny, which persumably would have led to no Captain Kirk and starfleet) perhaps we could see the meeting where that transformation takes place and the young Spock is seen in the background to take care of Nero or one of his goons.

That is just a thought.

119. Etha Williams - November 15, 2007

For number 1’s name:

1 name, 5 letters:


120. Johnny Ice - November 15, 2007

(quote,,but since Jennifer Morrison is 27, that would make Number One 17-ish when the pilot took place, which clearly isn’t the case.,,

Jennifer Morrison is too young to play Number One to Greenwood’s Pike. Number One would be in her mid to late forties by the time Kik takes command quete).

People scould take into consideration that Star Trek takes place in the 23th century. Surely they have found a way to slow down aging. So f.e. if Number one was in her 27ish(like Morrison) in the cage(2254) she would be in her late thirties when Kirk takes command(2265). However her physical appearance hasn’t changed that from the cage.

121. TB - November 15, 2007

120. If that’s the case, what happened to Pike & the rest of the older Admirals & so forth? C’mon, I doubt if she’s playing Number One & I’m still pretty skeptical about all this time travel business. If the Guardian of Forever is in this film then apparently Harlan Elison’s going to sue Paramount’s pants off. Jennifer is on the same set with Quinto’s Spock so what does that tell us, if anything? Also, Winnona Ryder has an appropriate look for a Vulcan so why is she playing Spock’s human mother? Questions…questions…& more questions….

122. The Master - November 15, 2007

Because one of them is playing Edith Keeler and the other is alos playing spock’s pan far partner from spock’s brain.

123. Mr. Whatever Man - November 15, 2007

I dunno who she’s playin…but she’s hot! Scorchin hot…and I’d like to take a sonic shower with her!

124. The Vulcanista - November 15, 2007

#122 “…and the other is alos playing spock’s pan far partner from spock’s brain.”
Is that the one where Jack and Hurley save Zpock and Young Kirk from the man-eating tropical polar bears that were raised by the Romulans?

Oh, wait. That isn’t right, is it? ;-)

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

PS: apologizing in advance if this double-posts.

125. Holo J - November 16, 2007

87. Pragmaticus

yeah that would work for me.

126. The Master - November 16, 2007

Yes that is the one. I like those Maneating tropical polar bears, the can be quite charming , if you give them a chance. ;)
back at you Vulcanista

But no really Vulcanista that’s the one where Spock thinks he kills Kirk. in the fight to the death.

127. The Vulcanista - November 16, 2007


Then that would be “Amok Time,” my fav of all time. :-)

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

128. Closet Trekker - November 17, 2007

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