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Corporal R. Richards in 2154

Corporal R. Richards in 2154
Gender: Male
Species: Human
Affiliation: Military Assault Command Operations
Rank: Corporal
Occupation: MACO
Status: Alive (2154)
Played by: Paul Sklar

Corporal R. Richards was a MACO assigned to Enterprise for its mission into the Delphic Expanse between 2153 and 2155.

In September of 2153, Richards participated in the mission to rescue Captain Jonathan Archer, Commander Tucker, and Kessick from the trellium mining planet. (ENT: "The Xindi")

Later that month, he unsuccessfully assisted in an attempt to stop a Xindi-Reptilian boarding party from retrieving Rajiin. (ENT: "Rajiin")

That November, Richards was shot by a Triannon hijacker while defending the ship. (ENT: "Chosen Realm")

Paul Sklar, The Augments

Corporal R. Richards and Arik Soong

R. Richards took part in the combat exercise between the MACO's and several Earth Starfleet officers due to a conflict between Major Hayes and Lieutenant Reed. His opponent was Subcommander T'Pol, who knocked him several times to the ground. At one point, when T'Pol was put off guard by the behavior of Commander Tucker and Amanda Cole, Richard knocked T'Pol to the ground. (ENT: "Harbinger")

In 2154, Richards was among the MACO commando which beamed on board the Illyrian starship to steal the necessary equipment for Enterprise and had to face several Illyrian guards. (ENT: "Damage")

Corporal Richards was also part of the rescue team for Hoshi Sato and beamed on board the Xindi Insectoid ship. During the following shootout with the Xindi-Insectoids, MACO S. Money was wounded and Richards beamed alongside Money back to Enterprise. (ENT: "Countdown")

Jermaine Soto, Babel One

Corporal R. Richards in 2155

When Enterprise tried to destroy the Xindi superweapon, three Sphere Builders appeared on board the Earth Starfleet ship and damaged it heavily. Richards was part of the commando which tried to stop them but was not successful. (ENT: "Zero Hour")

Also in 2154 he was part of a MACO contingent who tried to stop a group of Augments from rescuing their "father," Dr. Arik Soong. He was hit by a disruptor shot. (ENT: "Borderland")

Later that year, he escorted Arik Soong to his quarters alongside Jonathan Archer when he was attacked by the rogue Augment Malik. (ENT: "The Augments")

The same year, Corporal Richards guarded the quarters of the Andorians Shran and Talas on board Enterprise. Talas tried to seduce him but when he resisted, she knocked him unconscious after both shared a hand-to-hand combat. (ENT: "Babel One")

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R. Richards was primarily portrayed by stunt actor Paul Sklar, who received no credit for his appearances. Due to re-use of costumes and name tags, Jermaine Soto also portrayed Corporal R. Richards in the fourth season episode "Babel One". His name was not mentioned on-screen, but his tag and rank insignia can be clearly seen. [1]

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