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Mea 3 (2267)

Mea 3 (2267)
Gender: Female
Species: Eminian
Affiliation: Eminian Union
Played by: Barbara Babcock

Mea 3 was an attaché to the High Council of Eminiar VII. In this capacity, she led a small delegation to receive a landing party that consisted of James T. Kirk, Spock, Yeoman Tamura, and security officers Galloway and Osborne. She escorted them to the High Council, and also warned them they were in grave danger. But before she had a chance to elaborate on that danger, the High Council received them – and Vendikar attacked. That attack included the virtual destruction of the USS Enterprise, realizing Mea's warning, and leading to the imprisonment of the landing party.

Shortly after escaping custody, the landing party encountered Mea again, as she was preparing to perform her socially-mandated duty, and enter a disintegration station. They prevented her from committing suicide, and kept her alive until after Kirk ended the war. Mea was passionate in her defense of the social contract of suicide established to enable her planet and Vendikar to fight their war without damaging the cultures that sustained it. The thought of stepping into a machine that would reduce her to atoms did not faze her, but the thought of real war, and its effects on her society, horrified her. (TOS: "A Taste of Armageddon")

Mea 3 was played by Barbara Babcock.
In an interview which aired during the Sci-Fi Channel's first broadcast of the episode, Barbara Babcock stated that Mea was the daughter of Anan 7. [1]

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