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Encyclopedia > Janice Rand
Janice Rand
Yeoman Janice Rand
Yeoman Janice Rand
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Affiliation: Starfleet
Posting: USS Enterprise yeoman
Starfleet Command
USS Excelsior communications officer
Rank: unspecified,
Commander
Portrayed by: Grace Lee Whitney

Yeoman Janice Rand, played by Grace Lee Whitney, is a character in the original Star Trek series. The character subsequently appears in several Star Trek films and in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Species (disambiguation). ... This article is about modern humans. ... Gender in common usage refers to the sexual distinction between male and female. ... For other uses, see Female (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The USS Enterprise, (NCC-1701) is a fictional starship in the television series Star Trek, which chronicles the vessels most famous assignment, its Five-Year mission. ... Starfleet Command In the fictional world of Star Trek, Starfleet Command is the headquarters of Starfleet, the directorate of exploration and defense for the United Federation of Planets. ... The USS Excelsior in 2293 The USS Excelsior is a starship in the Star Trek fictional universe. ... Enlisted are non-commissioned ranks of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... Commander is a commissioned Starfleet officer rank in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Grace Lee Whitney greets a fan at a Star Trek convention (circa 1978). ... Grace Lee Whitney greets a fan at a Star Trek convention (circa 1978). ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... The starship Voyager (NCC-74656), an Intrepid-class starship. ...

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Depiction

Rand serves as yeoman to Captain James T. Kirk aboard the USS Enterprise in the first half of the first seaon of The Original Series. A mutual attraction is suggested between her and Captain Kirk in episodes such as "The Naked Time", "The Enemy Within", and "Miri". Rand's character disappeared halfway into the first season, appearing in eight episodes altogether. Yeoman is a word with several modern and historical meanings. ... Captain is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... James Tiberius Kirk, played by William Shatner, is the main character in the original Star Trek television series and the films based on it. ... The USS Enterprise, (NCC-1701) is a fictional starship in the television series Star Trek, which chronicles the vessels most famous assignment, its Five-Year mission. ...


Rand next appeared in the 1979 film Star Trek: The Motion Picture as a transporter operator and non-commissioned officer,[1] and is seen as an officer in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. She is the communications officer aboard the USS Excelsior in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and in the Voyager episode "Flashback". Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount Pictures, 1979; see also 1979 in film) is the first feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series and is released on Friday, December 7. ... A non-commissioned officer (sometimes noncommissioned officer), also known as an NCO or Noncom, is an enlisted member of an armed force who has been given authority by a commissioned officer. ... Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Paramount Pictures, 1984; see also 1984 in film) is the third feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Paramount Pictures, 1986; see also 1986 in film) is the fourth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... The USS Excelsior in 2293 The USS Excelsior is a starship in the Star Trek fictional universe. ... Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Paramount Pictures, 1991; see also 1991 in film) is the sixth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ...


Vonda N. McIntyre's novel Enterprise: The First Adventure suggests that Rand lied about her age in order to enlist in Starfleet and was only 17 at the start of Kirk's five-year mission. In Peter David's novel The Captain's Daughter, Rand tells Captain Sulu that she left Starfleet for a period of time to raise a daughter, Annie. The child's father was a "Starfleet officer on the fast track to greatness" who never knew about the child. Annie became ill and died at the age of 2; after this traumatic event, Rand rejoined Starfleet. Vonda N. McIntyre {born 1948) is an American science fiction writer. ... Peter Allen David (often abbreviated PAD) (born September 23, 1956) is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels. ...


Departure

Whitney was fired during the filming of the first season.[2] The last episode she filmed was "The Conscience of the King", in which Rand makes a brief appearance. The Conscience of the King is an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. ...


The reasons for Whitney's departure from the show are unclear. She was, at the time, suffering from alcoholism and sexual addiction; some sources have suggested she was fired for this reason.[citation needed] Whitney in the 1980s identified these as possible causes for her firing,[3] but she claims in her autobiography that she never let these interfere with her work.[citation needed] Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... Sexual addiction (sexual compulsion)—a postulated form of psychological addiction—is a hotly debated topic with numerous critics and evidence on both sides of the debate. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


The official reason given to Whitney was that the character limited romantic possibilities for Captain Kirk.[4] Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's biography suggests that it was simply a budget cutback.[5] In Whitney's autobiography, she alleges that an unnamed TV executive made a sexual assault against her, and draws a link between this and her sacking a few days later.[6] Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American scriptwriter and producer. ...


Cultural impact

Rand was lampooned by Victoria Jackson when William Shatner guest hosted Saturday Night Live. In the skit, the Enterprise had been converted into a rotating space-restaurant and Rand was one of the crew who now worked on the ship as a waitress. Jan Hooks, Dolly Parton, and Jackson in a 1989 SNL sketch. ... William Alan Shatner (born on March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor who gained fame for playing James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ... This article is about the American television series. ...


References

  1. ^ Roddenberry, Gene and Sackett, Susan (1980). The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Pocket Books. 
  2. ^ Anthony Wynn (2007). Talkin' Trek and Other Stories. BearManor Media. ISBN 1593930747. 
  3. ^ Allan Asherman (1988). The Star Trek Interview Book. Titan Books. ISBN 1852861045. 
  4. ^ Herbert F. Solow and Robert H. Justman (1996). Inside Star Trek: The Real Story. Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-00974-5. 
  5. ^ Alexander, David (1994). Star Trek Creator: The Authorized Biography of Gene Roddenberry. Roc. ISBN 0-451-45440-5. 
  6. ^ Grace Lee Whitney and Jim Denney. The Longest Trek: My Tour of the Galaxy. Quill Driver Books. ISBN 1884956033. 

Anthony Wynn Anthony Wynn (born 1962, Eugene, Oregon) is an American author and playwright. ... Herbert F. Solow has worked in Hollywood as a producer, director, production manager, talent agent, and writer. ... Robert H. Justman has worked in Hollywood as a producer, director, production manager, assistant director, and production assistant since the early 1950s. ... Grace Lee Whitney greets a fan at a Star Trek convention (circa 1978). ...

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