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Marc Okrand devised the Klingon language heard in Star Trek movies and television series beginning with Star Trek III: The Search For Spock in 1984 as well as Vulcan and Romulan dialogue heard in various Star Trek films and TV series. He also created the Atlantean language for the animated feature Atlantis: The Lost Empire. He is the author of The Klingon Dictionary and other books about the language and did the translation for the Klingon opera ’u’ that premiered in The Netherlands in 2010. He has conducted linguistic research as a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and is an associate
producer of the forthcoming documentary Conlanging: The Art of Crafting Tongues.
Ira Steven Behr
Behr was a producer for the third season of Star Trek: The Next generation. Then in 1993, he rejoined the crew as a supervising producer on the new series Star Trek; Deep Space Nine. At the start of the second season, Behr was promoted to co-executive producer. Soon after, co-creator Michael Pillar left and Behr proceeded to replace him as show runner and executive producer. Behr went on to break records by writing more than any other writer ever had with a total of 53 episodes of Deep Space Nine.
Among his many talents, Behr also wrote the humorous book “Rules of Acquisition”, which is the guiding tenets of Ferengi culture. Behr played a large role in the creation of the Ferengi alien race. In time, Ferengi’s became an occasional comic relief for followers. It was not until Deep Space Nine that Ferengi’s were explored in depth. Behr introduced the concept of the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition. He also co-wrote a collection of short stories and fables based on the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition entitled “Legends of the Fenerengi”, which was published by Pocket Books.
Currently, Behr is in the process of writing a documentary on Deep Space 9, which will explore what the show was really about and its lasting impact on the Star Trek franchise and culture.
Hana was known for her role as Molly O'Brien, Miles and Keiko's daughter. She was first seen in the "Rascals" episode on The Next Generation and then went on to do 11 episodes in Deep Space Nine. When Miles O'Brien was made a regular cast member of the spin off series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Hatae's character became a recurring character throughout that series raging from the ages 5-12.
Cirroc born August 7 1978, began his Star Trek career at the early age of 14 years and was known for his role as Jake Sisko, son of Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Lofton is the youngest person ever to appear as a regular on a Star Trek series and was an essential part of the show, making an impact as he grew up on the station, made mischief with Nog, dated for the first time, and was half of one of the closest and most believable father-son relationships in Star Trek. Deep Space Nine ended in 1999 following, Lofton appeared in the web-based fan film mini-series Star Trek: Of Gods and Men. Directed by Tim Russ. Lofton now owns a restaurant, Café Cirroc. Where he not only owns the restaurant; he was fully involved in its creation and now in running it as well as a wine bar named Sara the Wine Bar with his wife Sara.
O'Reilly made his first appearance in the Star Trek franchise with an appearance in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Manhunt". The character he played in that episode has been referred to both as "Tough guy" and "Scarface". He was then cast as the Klingon Gowron in the episode "Reunion" which saw the character become the new Chancellor of the Klingon Empire. O'Reilly had just finished appearing on stage as Edmund in King Lear and saw similarities between the two characters which resulted in him basing Gowron upon the Shakespearian character. The episode was directed by TNG cast member Jonathan Frakes, and O'Reilly later said that he thought he was hired both for the sense of curiosity he brought to the role and a piercing, unsettling gaze he and others referred to as "that crazy loon eyeball thing".
He went on to appear as Gowron over the course of the next decade in several further episodes of The Next Generation, as well as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He also filmed segments for the video game Star Trek: Klingon, which was also directed by Frakes. The game was the first Star Trek game to use real actors, and was awarded the Sci-Fi Universe Reader's Choice Universe Award for Best Achievement in Genre Multi-Media. At the time of filming the game, he had not yet appeared in Deep Space Nine but had heard a rumour that Michael Dorn was joining the cast. Given the relationship between Gowron and Dorn's character, Worf, O'Reilly thought that this might lead to his return to a Star Trek television series too. Both Dorn and O'Reilly reprised their characters together in the series four opening episode "The Way of the Warrior".O'Reilly also appeared as a different Klingon in the Star Trek: The Next Generation Interactive VCR Board Game, a video cassette-based board game. His likeness was used for three action figures, a life-size poster and several lithographs.
After the end of Deep Space Nine, O'Reilly made one further appearance in Star Trek as the character Kago-Darr in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Bounty". He was thankful for the role, as he felt that the writers and producers of the show had created it for him specifically as his family was trying to adapt following the birth of his triplets. After his retirement from acting, he continues to attend Star Trek conventions, including performing in character as Gowron alongside J.G. Hertzler as fellow Klingon Martok.