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Encyclopedia > Charles Tucker III
Charles 'Trip' Tucker
Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker III
Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker III
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Eye color: Blue
Date of death: October 10, 2161 (?)
Home planet: Earth
Affiliation: Starfleet
Posting: Enterprise chief engineer
Columbia chief engineer
Rank: Commander
Portrayed by: Connor Trinneer

Commander Charles Tucker III, (2121-2161) known as Trip (for "triple", since he is the third generation of his family to be called Charles Tucker), is a fictional character in the television series Star Trek: Enterprise. Tucker is the chief engineer on the NX-01 Enterprise and also briefly served as chief engineer of the Columbia (NX-02). He is played by Connor Trinneer. This work is copyrighted. ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... Trinomial name Homo sapiens sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Humans, or human beings, are bipedal primates belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin: wise man or knowing man) under the family Hominidae (the great apes). ... Gender often refers to the distinctions between males and females in common usage. ... The shield and spear of the Roman God Mars are often used to represent the male sex In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova). ... Eye color is a polygenic trait and is determined primarily by the amount and type of pigments present in the eyes iris. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, 2161 is the year in which the human, Andorian, Vulcan, Tellarite, and several other species align to form the United Federation of Planets. ... Adjectives: Terrestrial, Terran, Telluric, Tellurian, Earthly Atmosphere Surface pressure: 101. ... Starfleet Command symbol In the fictional universe of Star Trek, Starfleet is the paramilitary defense, research, diplomacy, and exploration force of the United Federation of Planets (UFP) with – as of the late 24th century – hundreds of starships and starbases at its disposal. ... The Enterprise (NX-01) is a starship in the Star Trek fictional universe commanded by Captain Jonathan Archer. ... Commander is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... Connor Trinneer as Commander Charles Trip Tucker on Star Trek: Enterprise Connor Trinneer (born March 19, 1969 in Walla Walla, Washington) is an American television actor. ... (Redirected from 2121) (21st century - 22nd century - 23rd century - other centuries) The twenty-second century comprises the years 2101 to 2200. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, 2161 is the year in which the human, Andorian, Vulcan, Tellarite, and several other species align to form the United Federation of Planets. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... The starship Enterprise (NX-01) Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ... The Enterprise (NX-01) is a starship in the Star Trek fictional universe commanded by Captain Jonathan Archer. ... Columbia (NX-02) an NX class starship in the Star Trek fictional universe which is featured on the television series Star Trek: Enterprise. ... Connor Trinneer as Commander Charles Trip Tucker on Star Trek: Enterprise Connor Trinneer (born March 19, 1969 in Walla Walla, Washington) is an American television actor. ...

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Biography

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Charles Tucker first met Jonathan Archer about a decade prior to the launch of Enterprise when the two worked together on an early Warp 3 prototype vessel built on Archer's father's Warp engine design. This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ...


While a very knowledgeable engineer, he can be rash and "illogical", a fact that early on caused friction between Tucker and Enterprise's Vulcan science officer, T'Pol. During the first year of Enterprise's mission, Tucker found himself coping with situations no Starfleet engineer had ever coped with, and was a key player in the vessel finally achieving its then-record breaking speed of Warp 5. Tucker also had to contend with a more dubious honor when he become the first pregnant human male, in the episode "Unexpected" (an event T'Pol continued to tease him about months later). It has been suggested that Tplana-hath be merged into this article or section. ... Commander TPol is a fictional character played by Jolene Blalock in Star Trek: Enterprise. ... Starfleet Command symbol In the fictional universe of Star Trek, Starfleet is the paramilitary defense, research, diplomacy, and exploration force of the United Federation of Planets (UFP) with – as of the late 24th century – hundreds of starships and starbases at its disposal. ...


Tucker was also not against enjoying the occasional romantic liaison, including one with an exotic alien princess (as seen in the second season episode "Precious Cargo"). When challenged about these dalliances, Tucker's stock phrase was "I was a perfect gentleman."


The death of his sister Elizabeth in the Xindi attack on Earth left Tucker emotionally scarred and unable to sleep without experiencing vivid nightmares. At the request of Dr. Phlox, he agreed to undergo Vulcan neuropressure treatments with T'Pol. Although the treatments required very intimate contact between the two, there was no signs at first of anything beyond a professional relationship developing between the officers. The Xindi are an alien race in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... In common current usage, the term nightmare refers to dreams of particular intensity, with content that the sleeper finds disturbing, related either to physiological causes, such as a high fever, or to psychological ones, such as unusual trauma or stress in the sleepers life. ... Doctor Phlox is a fictional character in the television series Star Trek: Enterprise played by John Billingsley. ...


At a crucial point during the Xindi mission, Tucker suffered a potentially fatal injury. The only way to save his life was to create a clone in order to harvest needed brain cells. The clone, named Sim, grew to adulthood over only a few days and many of the crew became fond of him, in particular T'Pol who actually kissed Sim after he confessed to being attracted to T'Pol — but adding that he was uncertain whether those feelings were his own or Trip's. Against Sim's objections, Archer ordered him to undergo the medical procedure to extract the needed cells in order to save Trip's life, even though this proved fatal to Sim. (The episode in which this occurs, "Similitude", is one of the most controversial in all of Star Trek history). Sim, short for simulated, is a clone of NX-01 Enterprise chief engineer Charles Trip Tucker. ... Similitude is the title of an episode from the third season of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise. ...


As the Xindi mission progressed, Tucker found himself growing closer to T'Pol, and the two briefly became lovers (an event T'Pol later dismissed as an experiment, though the real cause was a side-effect of her addiction to the substance Trellium D which affected her emotional judgement). Later, however, the two found themselves continuing a somewhat clandestine relationship. The Xindi are an alien race in the fictional Star Trek universe. ...


Tucker realized he was in love with T'Pol during a trip to Vulcan with her after the Xindi mission, during which she decided to marry Koss in an arranged marriage. Although T'Pol's mother encouraged Trip to express his feelings to her daughter, Trip chose not to do so. Later, following the annulment of her marriage to Koss, Trip considered becoming involved with her again, however T'Pol told him that she was not interested in reviving their relationship. In "Observer Effect", T'Pol expressed great concern for Trip, suggesting her feelings for him remained strong, despite her claims to the contrary.


In 2154, during a mission to prevent a Romulan automated marauder from starting a war, Trip determined that his emotional attraction to T'Pol was negatively affecting his ability to do his job. After the mission he requested, and received, a transfer to the new Warp 5 starship, the Columbia (NX-02) under the command of Captain Erika Hernandez. Within two days of his assignment to the vessel, several of Columbia's engineering crew request transfers. During this period, Tucker began experiencing vivid daydreams involving T'Pol, not realizing that she was actually unintentionally communicating with him via a newly discovered mental ability that was unlocked when she began performing mind melds. In the episode "Bound", it was revealed that Tucker and T'Pol had somehow psychically bonded when they had made love a year earlier, although this link didn't apparently manifest itself right away. Romulans are a fictional alien species in the Star Trek universe. ... Columbia (NX-02) an NX class starship in the Star Trek fictional universe which is featured on the television series Star Trek: Enterprise. ... Captain Erika Hernandez is a character in the fictional Star Trek universe, introduced in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode, Home. She is portrayed by Ada Maris. ... A daydream is a form of consciousness that involves a low level of conscious activity. ...


During the events of the episode "Divergence", Tucker was temporarily reassigned to Enterprise in order to facilitate repairs following a run-in with the Klingons. He subsequently submitted a request to Captain Hernandez asking to return to Enterprise full-time, a request that was presumably granted. Not long after, Tucker and T'Pol reestablished their relationship. This article is about the fictional race. ...


Tucker served as Archer's chief engineer for a full decade, and prepared to transfer to one of the newly-built Warp 7-capable starships following the decommission of Enterprise in 2161, which was to coincide with the signing of the United Federation of Planets charter. The finale episode "These Are the Voyages..." revealed that Trip and T'Pol ended their romantic relationship at some point after the events of "Terra Prime", for reasons as yet unrevealed. Despite this, the two remained close and Trip had to reassure T'Pol that the decommissioning of Enterprise and their reassignment to different vessels, would not have any bearing on their friendship. This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ...


During a brief mission prior to the decommissioning of Enterprise, Tucker gave up his life in order to prevent Archer from being killed by a group of aliens that had invaded the ship. He was the only member of the original NX-01 command crew not to survive to see Archer sign the charter of the United Federation of Planets. This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ...


Family

In 2153, Tucker lost his sister, Elizabeth, in the Xindi attack on Earth which destroyed his hometown of Panama City, Florida. In a first season episode, " Fusion," Tucker revealed he had a brother who he practiced "dancing with," although we never saw him. His parents survived the attack and later relocated to Mississippi; they were invited to attend the signing of the UFP treaty in 2161, and kept their promise to attend even after Trip's death. T'Pol requested the opportunity to meet them at this occasion, but it's not known if she did. Little is known of Trip's parents except Archer described them as being "eccentric." The Xindi are an alien race in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Location in Bay County Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Bay County Incorporated 1909 Mayor Lauren DeGeorge Area    - City 69. ... Fusion is the 16th episode (production #117) of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise. ...


At least three offspring have — directly or indirectly — been linked to Tucker:


In 2151, Tucker was accidentally impregnanted by a Xyrillian female, but had the unborn fetus transplated into another Xyrillian before it was born. The offspring was not genetically related to Trip as Xyrillian reproduction only utilizes the mother's genes. No further information about this offspring has been revealed. (Episode: "Unexpected") A human fetus A fetus (or foetus, or fœtus – see below) is a developing mammal after the embryonic stage and before birth. ... Unexpected is the 4th episode (production #105) of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise. ...


In an alternate timeline shown in the episode " E²", at some point following an incident that sent Enterprise back to the year 2037, Tucker and T'Pol marry and have a son, Lorian, whose fate after the restoration of the timeline has yet to be revealed. E² is the title of an episode from the third season of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise. ...


In 2155, in the episode "Demons", Tucker learns that he has a six-month-old daughter, the mother apparently being T'Pol. It was revealed that the daughter was cloned using Trip and T'Pol's DNA stolen from the Enterprise by an infiltrator. The cloning procedure was improperly executed, however, and the daughter — whom T'Pol named Elizabeth after Trip's sister — died soon after being rescued. The child's death left Tucker emotionally devastated as T'Pol — herself emotionally drained — tried to comfort him. Demons is the title of a Star Trek: Enterprise television episode from season four. ... The structure of part of a DNA double helix Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions for the development and function of living organisms. ...


Alternate timelines

In the alternate timeline seen in "Twilight", Tucker becomes the captain of Enterprise following the incapacitation of Jonathan Archer and the resignation from Starfleet of T'Pol. He is killed when Enterprise's bridge is destroyed soon before Archer resets the timeline. This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ...


As stated above, the episode "E²" takes place in another altered timeline, however except for the fact that Lorian is the son of T'Pol and Trip, little else is revealed of the alternate Trip except that he is long deceased (the cause apparently was a tragic one, but not specified in the episode) by the time Lorian's version of Enterprise rendezvous with its namesake.


Mirror Universe

In the Mirror Universe, Tucker is the chief engineer of the ISS Enterprise, but is badly disfigured because of heavy delta ray radiation emanating from his Enterprise's engines. This version of Tucker has an ongoing sexual relationship with the Mirror T'Pol, who once exploited this relationship in her attempt to sabotage the Enterprise - she used a mind meld to implant a post-hypnotic suggestion in Tucker's mind. It is implied this isn't the first time she has used him in this way. Tucker is subsequently caught and tortured in the Agony booth, but vehemently denies any wrongdoing, insisting that he has always been loyal. This version of Tucker, along with much of the ISS Enterprise crew, travels to the USS Defiant (NCC-1764) - which had been discovered in the Mirror Universe - and tries to get the ship working to further the Mirror Jonathan Archer's attempt to take over the Terran Empire. Trip successfully foils a plot by the mirror Phlox to sabotage key systems aboard the Defiant. In the Star Trek television series, the Mirror Universe is an alternate reality. ... Warning: Todd has gone crazy in his Test Cell 1, thus an Alert has been posted to find the Radioactive , Spartan Lover, Buddy Walking Freak of Nature. ... Commander TPol is a fictional character played by Jolene Blalock in Star Trek: Enterprise. ... Vulcans are a humanoid species in the fictional Star Trek universe who reside on the planet Vulcan and are noted for their attempt to live by reason and logic. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, an agony booth is a device from the Mirror Universe reality, in use by the Terran Empire. ... U.S.S. Defiant NCC-1764 In the Star Trek universe, the USS Defiant (NCC-1764) was one of the original 12 Federation Constitution-class starships. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... The official emblem of the Terran Empire The Terran Empire is, in the fictional universe of Star Trek, the Mirror Universe counterpart of the United Federation of Planets. ... Doctor Phlox is a fictional character in the television series Star Trek: Enterprise played by John Billingsley. ...


Novels

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In the framing story of the Enterprise novel, Last Full Measure, officially released in May 2006 but available for purchase in April, it is revealed that Tucker did not actually die in the events of "These Are The Voyages", but survived and lived to be over 120 years of age (Trip meets the young James T. Kirk and family). The details of this plot point were revealed in the novel The Good That Men Do (written, as was Last Full Measure, by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin). In that novel, Trip becomes impatient to do something about the coming Romulan threat to Earth, even though Starfleet has ordered the NX-01 to return home to Earth to bolster the upcoming formation of the 'Coalition of Planets' (a precusor to the Federation). Trip's crewmate, Malcolm Reed, puts him in touch with Harris, Reed's contact within Section 31. Trip agrees to an undercover mission into Romulan territory to find and neutralize the Romulans' new Warp 7 engine, which is faster than any other warp drive in existence and would undoubtedly endanger the whole quadrant. Trip is successful, but in the process he learns that the Vulcans and Romulans were once one species. Trip reluctantly agrees to remain officially "dead", lest this secret become public and thereby endanger the newly formed Coalition. Also, the novel suggests that Trip's extended lifespan is partly due to the genetic engineering he receives in order to pass as Romulan. A frame story (also frame tale, frame narrative, etc) is a narrative technique whereby a main story is composed, at least in part, for the purpose of organizing a set of shorter stories, each of which is a story within a story. ... These Are the Voyages. ... James Tiberius Kirk (2233 - 2293/2371), played by William Shatner, is the leading character in the original Star Trek TV series and the films based on it. ... Romulans are a fictional alien species in the Star Trek universe. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Malcolm Reed (born September 2) is the fictional British officer on the Enterprise, in the TV series Star Trek: Enterprise. ... Section 31 is the unofficial designation of a rogue and officially nonexistent intelligence and defense organization resembling secret police or a black-ops organization in the Star Trek fictional universe. ...


As with most Star Trek books, this novel's canon status is debatable.


Quotes

  • "Warp 5... that's Neptune and back in six minutes!" - Archer and Trip musing about the capabilities of this new ship they've been assigned to.
  • "Where no dog has gone before!" - Upon noting Porthos' heading straight for the nearest tree when accompanying an away team on a mission.

Trivia

  • Trip Tucker is from Florida and speaks with a distinct Southern accent. During a chat moderated by startrek.com (02/14/2002) Trineer revealed he based Tucker's accent on that of the central Arkansas/Missouri regions of the United States. Trineer himself speaks with a distinct Washington-state accent with undertones of Kansas thrown in.
  • A man of unexpected talents, it is known that Trip enjoys playing the harmonica. He is also knowledgeable about the ancient Oriental board game, Go and actually has a Go board in his cabin (he is seen playing the game with the title character of the episode "Cogenitor").
  • Trip is also fond of movies as he is responsible for choosing movies for the ship's "movie night". His knowledge of poetry appears not to extend far beyond limericks, however.
  • He is also an expert scuba diver, who taught Archer how to dive. In 2161, his quarters were decorated with photographs of sports such as scuba diving and fishing, and he also had a model of the Frankenstein Monster.

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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Charles Tucker III (1565 words)
Commander Charles Tucker III, known as Trip (for "triple", since he is the third generation of his family to be called Charles Tucker), is a fictional character in the television series Star Trek: Enterprise.
As the Xindi mission progressed, Tucker found himself growing closer to T'Pol, and the two briefly became lovers (an event T'Pol later dismissed as an experiment, though the real cause was a side-effect of her addiction to the substance Trellium D which affected her emotional judgement).
Tucker served as Archer's chief engineer for a full decade, and prepared to transfer to one of the newly-built Warp 7-capable starships following the decommission of Enterprise in 2161, which was to coincide with the signing of the United Federation of Planets charter.
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