STAR FLEET PERSONNEL COMMAND FILE
|Position:||Chief Science Officer|
|Assignment:||USS Dauntless, BC-1553|
|Species:||1/2 Klingon, 1/2 Halanan|
|Height:||157 cm (5 ft. 2 in.)||Weight:||66.7 kg (147 lb.)|
|Eye Color:||Dark brown, almost black|
|Hairstyle:||Long, secured into a bun or braid while on duty, loose off duty.|
|Affiliation:||United Federation of Planets|
|Birthplace:||Deep Space Station K-7|
|Status of Parents:||Unmarried, Father deceased|
Tala Thane was born on Deep Space K-7 just outside the Klingon borders. Daughter of a Halanan ambassador and a Klingon engineer, her early years were spent with her mother traveling with her assigned ship or left on various space stations. Her father had killed himself before she was born, committing the ritual suicide when Bola rejected him after mating.
With no father and a largely absent mother, Tala found herself more often than not alone. Her size and half-breed status made her an easy target for other Klingon children, so she retreated into the world of books and knowledge, much to the dismay of her mother. Frequent beatings did nothing to make Tala any more the warrior her mother dreamed of, but was the catalyst for her running away at the age of 12.
Having stowed aboard an Enolian ship when docked at a space station, Tala gained her freedom from what she saw as oppressive Klingon culture. She befriended the captain of the ship, Prthh, who she imagined as a second father. Prthh used Tala as a spy to gain advantage over his competition when docked, and in return provided her with food, lodging and educational material.
Fearing the same fate as her father, Tala avoided close relationships with men, and decided the rough and rowdy life in trading was too dangerous after her protector, Captain Prthh, was accused of smuggling by a competitor and subsequently imprisoned.
Tala made her way to the nearest space station at the age of 18, where she met Bajoran Vedics and returned to Bajor to study with them. While on Bajor, she found herself unable to reconcile herself with Bajorian faith, and eventually left the monastic life for an academic life.
At age 25 she traveled to Earth to study, and became interested in marine invertebrates. After receiving her Masters Degree in Marine Biology, she began to become dissatisfied with life without the frequent space travel she had become accustomed to, and enrolled in Star Fleet Academy.
Because Tala is uncertain whether her Halanan blood will result in biological bonding should she mate, she has avoided close or romantic relationships with men. She attempts to keep a strong hold on her emotions, since she is wary of her psycho-projective self, which reflects all of the Klingon characteristics her mother would have been proud of.
Academy Major(s): Invertebrate Zoology
Academy Minor(s): Neuroscience, Reproductive xeno-physiology
Hobbies and Pastimes: Invertebrate zoology, especially marine invertebrates, tide pooling on various planets, painting
Short-Term Goals: To continue her research and develop in her field
Long-Term Goals: To create a comprehensive holo-catalog of marine invertebrate species from all known planets
Personality: Dedicated, skeptical, untrusting, opinionated, generally quite and reserved as a defensive behavior, but has a temper when provoked
Sense of Humor: Sarcastic, slapstick
Phobias: Canines, enclosed places
Likes: The ocean, solitude, cultural celebrations, reading (non-fiction), abstract art, poetry
Dislikes: Physical sports, romantic holo-novels
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Men who try to "pick her up"
Achievements: Publication: Mating Behaviors of East Pacific Coast Nudibranchs. Publication: Neuro-response Differences between Aplysia and Nudibranchia in Laboratory Settings. Publication: The Effects of Aplysia Opaline and Ink Secretions on Predators
Disappointments: Never having met her father, not having a religious belief system
Illnesses: Various childhood illnesses
Strengths: Intelligent, clever, determination, ability to adapt to new situations
Weaknesses: Stubborn, suspicious
Fears: Confinement, dark/ enclosed spaces, loosing control/revealing her psycho-projective self
Prejudices: Very judgemental of Klingon life and culture
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Soft tunics, dresses
Distinguishing Features: Tala's features are more Halanan than Klingon, but with some Klingon forehead ridging evident, scarring on both sides of rib area
Friends: Prthh (an Enolian trader who allowed her to stow away on his ship at age 12)
Personal Paradigm Shifts
Most Painful Experience: At the age of 8 Tala was repeatedly struck by her mother with a pain stick. Bola was drunk a the time and said she was trying to "burn some fight into the brat". This was the first time Tala's psycho-projection became evident, and took the pain stick from her surprised mother and turned it back on her. Tala was locked in a closet for three days as punishment.
Best Time: Time spent in meditation on Bajor.
Most Crucial Experience: Running away from her mother at age 12
Role Model: Hypatia, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall
|Cadet||Star Fleet Academy||20803.12||Received Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon|
|Science Officer||USS Drake, CL-2509||20803.12||Promoted to Midshipman
Reassigned to Science Officer
Assigned to USS Drake, CL-2509
|Science Officer||USS Drake, CL-2509||20806.01||Awarded Role Player of the Month|
|Science Officer||USS Drake, CL-2509||20806.01||Promoted to Ensign|
|Science Officer||USS Drake, CL-2509||20808.01||Awarded Role Player of the Month|
|Science Officer||USS Drake, CL-2509||20809.01||Awarded Star Fleet Commendation Medal|
|Science Officer||USS Drake, CL-2509||20809.01||Awarded Role Player of the Month|
|Science Officer||USS Drake, CL-2509||20809.01||Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade|
|Science Officer||USS Drake, CL-2509||20811.01||Role Player of the Month|
|Science Officer||USS Drake, CL-2509||20812.01||Awarded Gold Star|
|Chief Science Officer||USS Drake, CL-2509||20812.04||Reassigned to Chief Science Officer|
|Chief Science Officer||USS Dauntless, BC-1553||20904.17||Transferred to USS Dauntless, BC-1553|
|Chief Science Officer||USS Dauntless, BC-1553||20904.28||Promoted to Lieutenant|
|Chief Science Officer||USS Dauntless, BC-1553||20905.01||Awarded Star Fleet Commendation Medal|
|Service Medals Awarded|
|Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon||1|
|Star Fleet Commendation Medal||2|
|Achievement Medals Awarded|
|Role Player of the Month||4|
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