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Lieutenant Hansen

Lieutenant Hansen
Gender: Male
Species: Human
Affiliation: Starfleet
Rank: Lieutenant
Occupation: Starfleet officer
Status: Active (2267)
Played by: Hagan Beggs

Lieutenant Hansen was a Starfleet officer who served as a helmsman aboard the USS Enterprise in 2267.

In that year, Hansen was at the helm when the Enterprise encountered an extremely powerful ion storm, during which the ship's records officer, Lieutenant Commander Ben Finney, was apparently killed. Later, as the Enterprise was trapped in a decaying orbit over Starbase 11, Hansen manned the helm as Captain Kirk initiated attempts to repair the ship's primary energy circuits, which had been sabotaged by Finney. (TOS: "Court Martial")

Later that year, during a return visit to Starbase 11, Hansen was placed in temporary command of the Enterprise when Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Commander Spock, Kirk's first officer, transported to the surface in order to investigate a mysterious message apparently sent from the base. Spock later relieved Hansen of command during his attempt to illegally transport Fleet Captain Christopher Pike to Talos IV. When Spock was forced to confess his subterfuge, he transferred command back to Hansen, who subsequently transferred it to Kirk, upon Kirk's return to the ship. (TOS: "The Menagerie, Part I")

Lieutenant Hansen was played by Hagan Beggs. He later recalled, "I believe I was removed from the helmsman position because they decided to have more of a flavor than the basic North American white person. They went with someone else." Talking approximately twenty years after appearing as Hansen, Beggs speculated, "I don't think those who are avidly interested in Star Trek would put me together [with Lt. Hansen] at all. I'm bald now, and in those days, I had hair." (Starlog #130)
Lieutenant Hansen could be an ancestor of Seven of Nine, due to Seven's real name being Annika Hansen. This is possible, but may not be true.

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