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Encyclopedia > Robert April

Robert M. April is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe, who in some Star Trek media is portrayed as the first captain of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701). The character is commonly identified with the animated series of that franchise. Since it is unknown whether Paramount Studios considers the animated series to be part of the Star Trek canon (contrary to rumor, Paramount has never officially stated its position on the matter), many fans believe this is true of Robert April as well. The officially licenced reference work, The Star Trek Chronology, lists April as being the first captain, which has led to confusion among fans as the Chronology, while incorporating canon elements taken from the Star Trek Universe, is not itself considered canon and the inclusion of April (along with some other animated series details) did not indicate the sanction of Paramount any more than the numerous licensed novels by Pocket Books that featured April and other animated series characters. This is underlined by the fact that a photo of Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, doctored to appear as if he is wearing a Starfleet uniform, was used in the Chronology in a tongue-in-cheek fashion to represent Capt. April. However, the official Star Trek website lists April as the first captain of the Enterprise. A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... http://www. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), following the 2270-2272 refit In the fictional universe of Star Trek, the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701 was the ship in the original NBC TV series Star Trek, which chronicled the vessels most famous assignment, a five-year mission of exploration and dipomacy under... Star Trek: The Animated Series is an animated science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used from 1988 to 1989. ... In the context of fiction, the canon of a fictional universe comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ... Pocket Books is the name of a subdivision of Simon & Schuster publishers. ... Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (born August 19, 1921 in El Paso, Texas, USA - died October 24, 1991 in Santa Monica, California) was an American scriptwriter and producer. ... Starfleet Command In the Star Trek fictional universe, Starfleet is the defense, research, diplomacy, and exploration force of the United Federation of Planets. ... Sarcasm is the making of remarks intended to mock the person referred to (who is normally the person addressed), a situation or thing. ...


When Roddenberry submitted his first proposal for Star Trek to MGM Studios in 1964, his name for the starship commander was "Robert April" (another name, Captain Winter, was also considered). The proposal was rejected, and Star Trek did not become a television reality until later that year when NBC accepted the premise, by which time various changes to the premise had led to the captain's name being changed to Christopher Pike (with more changes to come before series finally began in 1966). For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike Christopher Pike is a fictional character in Star Trek. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ...


In 1974, the writers for the animated series picked up on this early legacy and included Robert April, now a Commodore, in the final episode of the series titled "The Counter-Clock Incident." The character's voice was provided by James Doohan, who also portrayed Montgomery Scott. As mentioned above, Paramount Pictures, upon a request from Roddenberry, decreed that nothing in the animated series was to be considered canon. Since then, scriptwriters for several Trek series, most notably Star Trek: Enterprise have made sport of including subtle references to the animated series but, as of 2004, no official canon reference to Robert April has ever been made. Some sources have noted a Captain April was listed as the first commander of Enterprise in a background display listing ships histories in an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation". This is not yet confirmed. Similarly, there has been a claim that a background display in a Star Trek: Enterprise episode "In a Mirror, Darkly: Part II" also displays his name (or, rather, part of it). This has also not been confirmed. The Counter-Clock Incident is an episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series. ... James Doohan as Scotty on Star Trek James Montgomery Doohan (March 3, 1920 – July 20, 2005) was an Irish-Canadian character and voice actor best known for his portrayal of Scotty in the television and movie series Star Trek. ... Montgomery Scott, nicknamed Scotty, is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used since 2003. ... The starship Enterprise (NX-01) Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ...


Note: Some sources list the character as Robert T. April, including the official Star Trek website, maintained by Paramount Pictures. Most of April's appearances in Star Trek novels give his background as English, hailing from Coventry. April also wears various cardigan sweaters over his Starfleet uniform, due to a rare blood disorder which causes him to feel slightly chilly most of the time. Commander George Kirk, father of Captain James T. Kirk, serves as April's first officer in the early years of the Enterprise. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK... The Precinct in Coventry city centre Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. ... Cardigan could refer to any of the following: the cardigan sweater Cardigan, a town in Wales Cardiganshire, a Welsh county Cardigan, an electoral district in Canada the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, a breed of dog Lord Cardigan, charge of the Light Brigade The Cardigans, a Swedish pop group This is a... Starfleet Command In the Star Trek fictional universe, Starfleet is the defense, research, diplomacy, and exploration force of the United Federation of Planets. ... Insignia of a United States Navy Commander Commander is a military rank used in many navies but not generally in armies or air forces. ... Captain is both a nautical term and a military rank. ... James Tiberius Kirk (William Shatner) was captain of two Starships Enterprise (NCC-1701 and NCC-1701-A) in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... In commercial aviation, the first officer is the second pilot of an aircraft. ...


Further reading

  • Star Trek Chronology: The History of the Future (Pocket Books, 1996; ISBN 0-67-153610-9)

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Robert April - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (415 words)
Robert M. April is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe, who in some Star Trek media is portrayed as the first captain of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701).
The proposal was rejected, and Star Trek did not become a television reality until later that year when NBC accepted the premise, by which time various changes to the premise had led to the captain's name being changed to Christopher Pike (with more changes to come before series finally began in 1966).
In 1974, the writers for the animated series picked up on this early legacy and included Robert April, now a Commodore, in the final episode of the series titled "The Counter-Clock Incident." The character's voice was provided by James Doohan, who also portrayed Montgomery Scott.
J. Robert Oppenheimer, April 22, 1904—February 18, 1967 | By H. A. Bethe | Biographical Memoirs (10474 words)
ROBERT OPPENHEIMER died on 18 February 1967 in Princeton, N. More than any other man, he was responsible for raising American theoretical physics from a provincial adjunct of Europe to world leadership.
Robert Oppenheimer was born on 22 April 1904 in New York.
Robert had one younger brother, Frank, who also became a physicist; he is Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo. Oppenheimer had close ties both with his parents and his brother.
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