tos*

me:

you:

we are both equally complex, equally valid versions of the same wonderful character. there is no rivalry or competition between us. we provide assistance for each other in the same timeline, and always care for the other’s best interests. 

for some reason, others seem to take great pleasure in pitting us against each other, but we are both beyond such pathetic displays of emotion without constructive purpose. 

and so, to you, my alternate universe counterpart, since my customary farewell would appear oddly self-serving, i shall simply say….good luck.

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[From pictures above: Janice Rand in Star Trek TOS, The Motion Picture, The Search For Spock, The Voyage Home, The Undiscovered Country, and Star Trek Voyager)

“Janice Rand was a female Human Starfleet officer in the 23rd century. She began her service career in the operations division in the mid-2260s. Rand was a non-commissioned officer serving aboard the USS Enterprise in 2266, under the command of Captain James T. Kirk. She was assigned as the captain’s personal yeoman by Starfleet Headquarters. In the mid-2270s, Chief Petty Officer Rand was a transporter chief. In 2286, Rand was a communications officer assigned to Starfleet Command on Earth. In 2293, Lieutenant junior grade Rand was a communications officer on the USS Excelsior, under the command of Captain Hikaru Sulu. Sometime before this year, she had completed her officer training, and was promoted in three years to ensign” (x)

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“Number One was born and bred for her job. I had developed my own backstory for her that on her planet, she was raised in a litter, so she was raised for her job. But she had heart. I think you’d have found as she developed that she would have showed that heart. There would have been lots of places to go with that. It was terribly disappointing to not play her because I knew who she was.” -Majel Barrett