|Tom Paris as Captain Proton|
|From:||The Adventures of Captain Proton|
|Occupation:||Protector of Earth|
|Portrayed by:||Tom Paris|
|Played by:||Robert Duncan McNeill|
- "Captain Proton, Spaceman First Class, Protector of Earth, Scourge of Intergalactic Evil, at your service!"
Captain Proton was the protagonist of the holographic novel The Adventures of Captain Proton, a story created by USS Voyager crewmember Tom Paris. In the story, Proton's sidekick is called Buster Kincaid, played by Harry Kim on a number of occasions, and his secretary is named Constance Goodheart. He fought against the "evil forces" of Doctor Chaotica and Queen Arachnia.
Appearances and references
The costume worn by Captain Proton bears striking similarity to that of Commando Cody, especially the control panel on the front.
At least one complete Captain Proton story has been written in the real world, by Dean Wesley Smith, Captain Proton: Defender of the Earth. He presumed that, in the Star Trek universe, the holonovel Captain Proton was adapted from a supposed 1930s pulp magazine, and set out to write and publish that story.