DEL JOSEPH TRAME a.k.a. BRITISH NAVAL DUDE
APRIL 6, 1973–SEPTEMBER 26, 2010
|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|
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 will be assisting 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 currently writes the site's CelebWatch column, though he has been contributing less frequently due to his busy schedule.
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.
- This user is a certified vandal hunter!
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.
- Jonathan Frakes - recurring director on Leverage (TNT, Wednesdays@9pm; returns in the summer)
- Marina Sirtis - recurring role on Make It Or Break It (ABC Family, Mondays@9pm)
- Patrick Stewart - recurring voice-over role as CIA Director Bullock on American Dad (FOX, Sundays@9:30pm ET)
- Wil Wheaton - recurring voice-over role as Mike Morningstar / Darkstar on Ben 10: Alien Force (Cartoon Network, Fridays@8:30pm)
- Nana Visitor - frequent voice-over work on Family Guy (FOX, Sundays@9pm)
- Robert Beltran - recurring role as Jerry Flute on Big Love (HBO, Sundays@9pm)
- Roxann Dawson - producing and directing Cold Case (CBS, Sundays@9pm ET)
- Robert Duncan McNeill - producing and directing Chuck (NBC, Mondays@8pm ET)
- Kate Mulgrew - recurring role as Mrs. Jeannie Flanagan on Mercy (NBC, Wednesdays@8pm)
- Tim Russ - recurring role as Principal Franklin on iCarly (Nickelodeon, Fridays@whenever it airs)
- Jeri Ryan - recurring role as Tara Cole on Leverage (TNT, Wednesdays@9pm; returns in the summer)
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.)
|Ralph McQuarrie||Conceptual artist on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home||06-13-1929||03-03-2012|
|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|
|Robert Easton||Actor who played a Klingon judge in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country||11-23-1930||12-16-2011|
|John Neville||Actor who played Isaac Newton in TNG: "Descent"||05-02-1925||11-19-2011|
|Gene S. Cantamessa||Sound mixer on Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country||02-17-1931||11-08-2011|
|Wyatt Knight||Actor who played a Relva III technician in TNG: "Coming of Age"||01-20-1955||10-26-2011|
|Andrew Laszlo||Cinematographer on Star Trek V: The Final Frontier||01-12-1926||10-07-2011|
|Paul Kent||Actor who played Cmdr. Beach in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan||10-13-1930||10-07-2011|
|Charles Napier||Actor who played Adam in TOS: "The Way to Eden" and Rex Denning in DS9: "Little Green Men"||04-12-1936||10-05-2011|
|Peter E. Berger||Editor of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek Generations, and Star Trek: Insurrection||05-30-1944||09-22-2011|
|Victor Paul||Stuntman who played a Klingon in TOS: "Day of the Dove" and was a stunt double in TNG: "We'll Always Have Paris"||01-15-1927||09-13-2011|
|Jack Hayes||Orchestrator on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek||02-08-1919||08-24-2011|
|Reza Badiyi||Director of five Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes||04-17-1930||08-20-2011|
|Chip Mayer||Actor who played Ryan in DS9: "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang"||02-21-1954||07-23-2011|
|Fred Steiner||Composer for TOS, additional composer on Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and composer of TNG: "Code of Honor"||02-24-1923||06-23-2011|
|Bill Hickey||Starfleet Uniforms founder who was an extra in Star Trek: The Motion Picture||07-08-1947||06-15-2011|
|Lightning Bear||Stuntman on TOS, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock||10-07-1947||06-11-2011|
|William Campbell||Actor who played Trelane and Koloth||10-30-1923||04-28-2011|
|Michael Sarrazin||Actor who played Trevean in DS9: "The Quickening"||05-22-1940||04-17-2011|
|Jerry Finnerman||Cinematographer for TOS||12-17-1921||04-06-2011|
|Bill Varney||Supervising Re-recording Mixer on Star Trek: The Motion Picture||01-22-1934||04-02-2011|
|Paul Baxley||Stuntman and actor on TOS||09-24-1923||03-04-2011|
|Jay Crimp||Actor who appeared in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and TNG: "The Battle"||04-09-1951||02-28-2011|
|Kenneth Mars||Actor who played Colyus in DS9: "Shadowplay"||04-04-1935||02-12-2011|
|Don Peterman||Cinematographer of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home||01-03-1932||02-05-2011|
|Richard C. Datin, Jr.||Scale model maker on TOS||10-10-1929||01-24-2011|
- NOTE: According to IMDb, Richard Debolt, who died 13 October 2010, was a camera and mechanical designer on Star Trek: The Motion Picture. I can find no verification for this claim.
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