|Origin:||Evil! Pure and simple by way of the eighth dimension!|
|Current Location:||Wherever I'm currently located.|
|Occupation:||Andorian temporal agent in the guise of a human college student. Shhhh!|
|Favorite Episode:||"In a Mirror, Darkly"|
|Favorite Movie:||Star Trek|
|Favorite Series:||Star Trek: The Next Generation|
|Favorite Regular Actor:||Robert Picardo|
|Favorite Recurring Actor:||Jeffrey Combs|
JULY 21, 1951 – AUGUST 11, 2014
Thank you for the laughs, the tears and the memories,
for your love and generosity and for sharing your gifts with the world.
You will be loved and missed, always.
- This page is dedicated to the memory of Patches (June 1, 1994 – October 7, 2010) and Del Joseph Trame a.k.a. British Naval Dude (April 6, 1973 – September 26, 2010)
The user known as Shran has been a member of Memory Alpha since June of 2005. His real name is Charles (born February 13). His username was chosen in honor of the Andorian character of the same name, played by Jeffrey Combs on Star Trek: Enterprise.
Born in Virginia, Charles has been a Star Trek fan since the early 1990s, beginning with Star Trek: The Next Generation, when he was living in Germany. He has since followed the franchise faithfully, having seen every episode of the original series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Enterprise, most of Voyager, and owns all ten Star Trek films.
Charles considers himself a die-hard "Trekker" (or Trekkie, whichever you consider to be the more obsessed of the two). He believes in the optimistic vision created by Gene Roddenberry, and is obsessed with creating explanations for apparent continuity errors to ensure the Star Trek timeline remains internally consistent. Most importantly, however, he enjoys the good, high-quality entertainment which Trek almost always offers. His love of Trek encompasses all ten feature films and all of the television series (with the exception of the animated series, which he has seen very little of and does not consider fully canon).
He is an alum of Christopher Newport University, where he majored first in Acting and then in Theater Studies. A recent graduate, he currently does very little with the exception surfing the net and watching television (looking for work in NYC figures in there somewhere). Besides Star Trek, he is a huge fanatic of film and TV in general, and is what many people would consider a "film encyclopedia," as he has a vast amount of trivia about all types of movies: the old, the new, and the yet-to-be-released.
Prior to creating an account on June 18th, 2005, Charles contributed numerous times to Memory Alpha. Pages he created as an anonymous user include Clara Sutter and Daniel Sutter. He also contributed to the pages for Jonathan Archer, United Federation of Planets, Klingon, Klingon Empire, and Isabella.
Charles had a less-than-auspicious start as a named member of Memory Alpha. Unfamiliar with the rules and policies of this wiki, he began by adding useless nonsense to a few articles and also blanked articles. However, he was quickly set straight by the likes of Alan del Beccio, and has since become a valued member of Memory Alpha – or so he likes to think. He also likes to think that he's become an expert on the Star Trek universe; however, he admits that he is always learning new, interesting details... but he wouldn't have it any other way.
Charles must be doing something right, since he is now an administrator on Memory Alpha. He was initially nominated for administatorship by Tim Thomason on September 24th and was formally "initiated" by Cid Highwind on November 4th.
On 15 August 2007, Charles became a volunteer writer for TrekMovie.com. Charles assisted the site's founder and operator, Anthony Pascale, with the writing and posting of news from sources outside of trekmovie.com. You can see his first news story, edited by Mr. Pascale, here. Charles wrote the site's CelebWatch column but began been contributing less frequently within a few years due to his busy schedule and factors related to the site. He no longer writes for the site, but would be willing to do so if asked.
Charles was the first person to suggest Chris Pine for the role of James T. Kirk in 2009's Star Trek. He brought Pine up as a possibility at TrekMovie.com (see message 104 here). Among the people who read TrekMovie.com is the film's co-writer, Roberto Orci. Less than three months later, Pine was signed to the role. Coincidence? Maybe... but you never know. ;)
- This user's current MA rank is Lieutenant Commander.
The Pink Skin with a Blue Skin's Name
- Shran does what he does because he loves you, just as he loves all of God's children. Yet, like a spoiled child, you lash out at him out of spite because you have been led astray. For that I say: shame on you, dear sir, shame on you! --Alan del Beccio to a vandal who apparently has a grudge against me for doing my job
Hello, all you happy people. This is Shran, not to be confused with the character Thy'lek Shran (played by Jeffrey Combs), for whom this account was named. However, feel free to call me Chuck (just don't call me blue skin, as that name has been specially reserved for my pal A.J.).
Outside of Star Trek (as explained in my nifty little intro above), my interests encompass all sorts of films and TV shows. I also have an eclectic taste in music and can pretty much stand all of it with the exception of "boy bands" and most country. I'm practically obsessed with movie soundtracks. Like William Shatner, I love horses, and like Jonathan Archer, I love dogs. I'm also an amateur story/screenwriter and I often write my own movie reviews (normally for LiveJournal). And that's pretty much all you need to know about me... in fact, that may have been too much. Heh, sorry!
- This user page was originally created on 18 June 2005 at 13:41 (UTC).
At present, I own the following Star Trek DVDs:
Currently on Memory Alpha
The majority of my work has been in expanding those articles for Trek actors and actresses. I take an extreme interest in what performers have done outside of Trek, and research as much as possible to point out their major works and all the appearances with other Trek performers I can find. For a list of currently unwritten performer pages, check out this page here, initially created by Tough Little Ship.
I'll also be working on the performers pages for each of the shows (with the exception of TAS) and will also be editing and creating pages for individual performers. So far I've done a lot of 'em, although only the biggest edits & additions will be listed in my "major contribution" list below. In addition, I am currently compiling and adding series credits for each individual season of each show. Thus far, I've added complete credits for DS9 seasons one through four, ENT Season 4, and VOY Season 2.
I will also be responsible for updating the "Latest News" section on the Main Page. In addition, I will take it upon myself to update the Star Trek when new information is released. I have already added numerous bits of information over the months and recently did an extensive overhaul to make it look more like an encyclopedia article rather than a report. It should be noted, however, that much of the information there is courtesy of TrekMovie.com, which is the best Star Trek news site out there, IMHO. Actually, it's not just an opinion... it's fact. Deal with it. ;)
My other duties on MA include deleting old IP user talk pages (a task shared with Alan and, sometimes, Jaz), deleting those pages and images voted for deletion here, here, here, and here (I also clean up those pages). I also help take care of those pages to be merged and I also update the wanted pages template. Naturally, I'm not the only one who does these things – this is a community effort after all – but they are among my own "personal duties", if you will.
Where the Regulars Are
Television shows on which regular Star Trek actors are currently working.
- TOS: N/A
- LeVar Burton - starring as Paul Haley on Perception (TNT, Tuesdays@10pm; returns next summer)
- Michael Dorn - recurring role as Dr. Carter Burke on Castle (ABC, Mondays@10pm)
- Jonathan Frakes - recurring director on NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Tuesdays@9pm)
- Gates McFadden - recurring role as Judge Mallory Jacobs on Franklin & Bash (TNT, Wednesdays@9pm; returns next summer)
- Marina Sirtis - recurring role as Oril Elbaz on NCIS (CBS, Tuesdays@8pm)
- Patrick Stewart - recurring voice-over role as CIA Director Bullock on American Dad (FOX, Sundays@9:30pm ET)
- Wil Wheaton - recurring role as Wil Wheaton on The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursdays@8pm)
- Rene Auberjonois - voice of McLeish on Pound Puppies (The Hub, Saturdays@9:30am)
- Colm Meaney - starring as Thomas "Doc" Durant on Hell on Wheels (AMC, Saturdays@9pm; awaiting fourth-season renewal)
- Alexander Siddig - recurring roles as Al-Rahim on Da Vinci's Demons (Starz; returns in 2014) and as Minos on Atlantis (BBC America; premieres Saturday, Nov. 23)
- Nana Visitor - frequent voice-over work on Family Guy (FOX, Sundays@9pm)
- Kate Mulgrew - starring as Galina "Red" Reznikov on Orange is the New Orange (Netflix) and as Kove on NTSF:SD:SUV:: (Adult Swim, Thursdays@12:15am; returns next summer)
- Tim Russ - directing online comedy series Bloomers (bloomerstheseries.com)
- Jeri Ryan - recurring role on Helix (Syfy; premieres January 2014)
- John Billingsley - starring as Dr. William Crispin on Intelligence (CBS, Mondays@10pm; premieres Feb. 24)
Trek In Memoriam
This section is dedicated to those contributors of the Star Trek universe who have passed away recently. (Yes, this will include those involved with The Animated Series and even the abandoned Phase II.)
|Michael Ansara||Actor who played Kang in TOS: "Day of the Dove", DS9: "Blood Oath" and VOY: "Flashback" and Jeyal in DS9: "The Muse"||04-15-1922||07-31-2013|
|Susan Rossitto||Stuntwoman and stunt actress who played one of the transwarp humans in VOY: "Threshold"||12-15-1956||06-30-2013|
|Victor Lundin||Actor who played a Klingon lieutenant in TOS: "Errand of Mercy"||06-15-1930||06-29-2013|
|Buddy Garion||Actor who played Karf in TOS: "A Piece of the Action"||??-??-????||06-27-2013|
|Mike Gray||Producer on TNG Season 2 and co-writer of TNG: "Unnatural Selection"||10-26-1935||04-30-2013|
|James Mees||Set decorator on TNG, VOY and ENT||08-10-1955||03-29-2013|
|Peter Duryea||Actor who played Lieutenant José Tyler in TOS: "The Cage"||07-14-1939||03-24-2013|
|Malachi Throne||Actor who played José I. Mendez, Pardek and the voice of The Keeper||12-01-1928||03-13-2013|
|David Gibbs||Aerial coordinator on Star Trek: Insurrection||08-16-1953||02-10-2013|
|Robin Sachs||Actor who played General Valen in the VOY: "The Void"||02-05-1951||02-01-2013|
|Leslie Frankenheimer||Set decorator for VOY Season 2||10-02-1948||01-22-2013|
|David Richard Ellis||Stunt double for Laurence Luckinbill on Star Trek V: The Final Frontier||09-08-1952||01-07-2013|
|Jesco von Puttkamer||Aerospace engineer who served as special science adviser on Star Trek: The Motion Picture||09-22-1933||12-27-2012|
|Winrich Kolbe||Director of multiple episodes of TNG, DS9 and VOY and of ENT: "Silent Enemy"||08-09-1940||09-??-2012|
|Lance LeGault||Actor who played Captain K'Temoc in TNG: "The Emissary"||05-02-1935||09-10-2012|
|Rosemarie Baio||Actress who played the widow in TNG: "Elementary, Dear Data"||03-03-1937||08-31-2012|
|William Windom||Actor who played Commodore Matt Decker in TOS: "The Doomsday Machine"||09-28-1923||08-16-2012|
|Biff Elliot||Actor who played Schmitter in TOS: "The Devil in the Dark"||07-26-1923||08-15-2012|
|Tony Epper||Stuntman and stunt actor who appeared as a drunken Klingon in DS9: "Apocalypse Rising"||10-01-1938||07-21-2012|
|Richard Lynch||Actor who played Arctus Baran in TNG: "Gambit, Part I" and "Gambit, Part II"||02-12-1940||06-19-2012|
|Matthew Yuricich||Matte artist on Star Trek: The Motion Picture||01-19-1923||05-28-2012|
|George Murdock||Actor who played "God" in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Admiral J.P. Hanson in TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds" and "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II"||06-25-1930||04-30-2012|
|Joel Goldsmith||Sound effects artist on Star Trek: The Motion Picture and composer of additional music for Star Trek: First Contact||11-19-1957||04-29-2012|
|Charles Washburn||Assistant director on TOS and TNG Season 1||05-01-1938||04-13-2012|
|Ralph Ferraro||Orchestrator on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home||07-03-1929||04-03-2012|
|Garry Walberg||Actor who played Commander Hansen in TOS: "Balance of Terror"||06-10-1921||03-27-2012|
|Warren Stevens||Actor who played Rojan in TOS: "By Any Other Name"||11-02-1919||03-27-2012|
|Ralph McQuarrie||Conceptual artist on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home||06-13-1929||03-03-2012|
|Phillip Richard Allen||Actor who played Captain J.T. Esteban in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock||03-26-1939||03-01-2012|
|Ian Abercrombie||Actor who played Abbot in VOY: "Someone to Watch Over Me" and Milo in VOY: "Spirit Folk"||09-11-1934||01-26-2012|
|Morgan Jones||Actor who played Col. Jack Nesvig in TOS: "Assignment: Earth"||06-15-1928||01-13-2012|
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