Sep. 08, 1966
60 min.
NBC TV Network

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Star Trek: The Original Series

Set in the 23rd century. Earth has survived World War III and has moved on to explore the stars. Humanity has allied itself with alien races and formed the United Federation of Planets, and Star Fleet serves as its exploratory and military branch. James T.Kirk the Captain of the Starship Enterprise explores the galaxy with a crew of 430.

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Janice Rand was born in 2232, joined Starfleet at a relatively young age, and continued to serve for almost thirty years. In 2266, she served aboard the USS Enterprise under the command of Captain James T. Kirk as the Captain's yeoman. Rand's quarters were first in room "3C 46" on Deck 12, and later room "3F 125".

Yeoman Rand was among the most [/b]popular members of the Enterprise's crew, second only to Lieutenant Uhura, who was her good friend. She was known for her compassion and thoughtfulness toward others.

An artist by hobby, Janice had several paintings she created hanging in her quarters aboard the Enterprise.

When an evil duplicate of Captain Kirk was created during a transporter malfunction, his bestial and lustful half was drawn to Rand. The duplicate attempted to sexually assault Rand she not only defended herself, but left a large scratch on the duplicate's face, which helped the crew differentiate between the two Kirk "halves". Later the two halves of Kirk were merged together in the transporter.

Later that year, orphaned teenager Charles Evans came aboard the Enterprise. The troubled boy drew out Rand's maternal instincts, and she quickly befriended Evans, hoping to help him ease back into regular life. Evans, the sole survivor of a transport crash, had little experience with other humans and quickly became infatuated with Rand. Unsure how to deal with Evans' crush, Rand asked Captain Kirk to speak to the boy on her behalf. Soon thereafter, the Enterprise crew discovered Evans' secret - while Evans was alone on Thasus, the mysterious Thasian race had taken pity on the boy and granted Evans special powers. In a fit of anger and pique, Evans used these superhuman abilities against the crew, turning one crewwoman into a lizard and removing the faces of some junior officers. Eventually the Thasians realised he was gone and that his behaviour was unacceptable and took him back to Thasus and put right the mischief he had caused. Go here for more detail

Kirk and Rand repeatedly felt an attraction for one another, but resisted discussing or acting on their feelings openly. During one mission, Rand, Kirk and other members of a landing party were trapped on a planet where only children survived; adults quickly developed a wasting disease. When Rand became upset, Kirk embraced and consoled her. A teenage girl whom the team had befriended, Miri, felt that Rand was her "competition" and briefly betrayed the landing party. After a waterborne virus spread through the Enterprise, affecting the emotions of the crew, Kirk confessed to Spock that he had "a beautiful yeoman". He told Rand that in other circumstances, they might have had a life together.

Rand transferred from the Enterprise in early 2267.

Later Career

Transporter Chief in 2273 Starfleet Headquarters in 2286

In 2273 Rand returned to the Enterprise, which was now under the command of Captain Willard Decker. While the ship underwent refit in spacedock, Rand served as the transporter chief. She remained aboard the ship after the V'Ger incident, when the Enterprise embarked on its second five-year mission of exploration, again captained by now-Admiral Kirk. (see Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

After the Enterprise returned to Earth, Rand transferred to Earth Spacedock. (see Star Trek III: The Search for Spock) When an alien probe menaced Earth in 2286, she was working at Starfleet Command. (see Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

Janice Rand received officer training and was promoted to ensign after three years.

In 2290, Commander Rand was assigned as communications officer to the USS Excelsior, under the command of Captain Hikaru Sulu.

In 2293,Captain Sulu violated his orders to rescue Captain Kirk and Dr. Leonard McCoy from the Klingon prison colony Rura Penthe. Rand understood his motivations and agreed with his decision. She even chided Ensign Tuvok for questioning the captain's decision.

The Excelsior later played a key role in the Khitomer Peace Conference that same year, by assisting the USS Enterprise-A in its battle with General Chang's prototype Klingon Bird-of-Prey, thereby preventing the assassination of the Federation President and Klingon Chancellor Azetbur. (see Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

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02x05 - The Apple
Season 2, Episode 05
02x26 - Assignment: Earth
Season 2, Episode 26
02x06 - The Doomsday Machine
Season 2, Episode 06
01x20 - Court Martial
Season 1, Episode 20
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