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Encyclopedia > Tasha Yar
Natasha Yar
Image:Crosby a.jpg
A publicity shot of Lieutenant Tasha Yar
Species: Human
Gender: female
Eye color: blue
Home planet: Turkana IV
Affiliation: Starfleet
Posting: Enterprise-D chief of security and chief tactical officer
Rank: Lieutenant
Portrayed by: Denise Crosby

Lieutenant Natasha Yar, played by Denise Crosby, is a Starfleet officer in the fictional Star Trek universe. She serves as chief of security aboard the USS Enterprise-D during Star Trek: The Next Generation's first season. Lieutenant is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... In the Star Trek science fiction universe, Humans/Terrans (Homo sapiens sapiens) are one of the races undertaking interstellar travel. ... Gender often refers to the distinctions between males and females in common usage. ... The hand mirror and comb of the Roman Goddess Venus is often used to represent the female sex. ... Eye color is a polygenic trait and is determined primarily by the amount and type of pigments present in the eyes iris. ... Turkana is a remote province in the East african nation of Kenya, and the name of an ethnic group in kenya. ... 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 USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) (or Enterprise-D, to distinguish it from prior starships with the same name) is a 24th century starship in the Star Trek fictional universe and the principal setting of the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. ... Lieutenant is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... Denise Michelle Crosby (born November 24, 1957, in Hollywood, California) is an American actress who is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Security Chief Tasha Yar on the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Lieutenant is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... Denise Michelle Crosby (born November 24, 1957, in Hollywood, California) is an American actress who is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Security Chief Tasha Yar on the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... 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 current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction franchise. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) (or Enterprise-D, to distinguish it from prior starships with the same name) is a 24th century starship in the Star Trek fictional universe and the principal setting of the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ...


Overview

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Yar's backstory was elaborated on in the fourth-season TNG episode, "Legacy", which features her previously unmentioned sister, Ishara Yar. The Enterprise meets Ishara, Tasha Yars sister. ... Ishara Yar is a character in Star Trek: The Next Generation who appeared in the episode Legacy. She was portrayed by Beth Toussaint. ...


Yar was born on Turkana IV, a colony that fell into chaos and eventually severed ties to the United Federation of Planets (TNG: "Legacy"). Tasha learned to defend herself on the streets and avoid rape gangs (TNG: "Where No One Has Gone Before"). She left Turkana IV at age 15, leaving her younger sister, behind (TNG: "Legacy"). She later attended Starfleet Academy. Turkana is a remote province in the East african nation of Kenya, and the name of an ethnic group in kenya. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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 Enterprise meets Ishara, Tasha Yars sister. ... A gang is a group of individuals who share a common identity and, in current usage, engage in illegal activities. ... Where No One Has Gone Before is a first season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... The official logo of Starfleet Academy, circa 2370. ...


After watching Yar cross a minefield to save a colonist, Jean-Luc Picard requested that she be assigned to his next command (TNG: "Legacy"). She later became chief of security and chief tactical officer aboard the USS Enterprise-D (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint"). Captain Jean-Luc Picard (July 13, 2305-) is a fictional Starfleet officer in the Star Trek TV series and films. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) (or Enterprise-D, to distinguish it from prior starships with the same name) is a 24th century starship in the Star Trek fictional universe and the principal setting of the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. ... Encounter at Farpoint was the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ...


While the Enterprise crew is under the influence of a contaminant that causes people to lose control of their behavior, Tasha and Lieutenant Commander Data become sexually intimate (TNG: "The Naked Now"). Lieutenant Commander is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... Data,[1] portrayed by Brent Spiner, is a character in the Star Trek fictional universe. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Eventually, on an away mission, en entity known as Armus kills Yar on Vagra II as a demonstration of his power (TNG: "Skin of Evil"). Lieutenant Worf replaces her as chief tactical and security officer (TNG: "The Child"). This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Skin of Evil is a first season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, first broadcast April 25, 1988. ... Worf (Klingon: worIv) is a Klingon Starfleet officer in the Star Trek fictional universe. ... The Child is the first episode of the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ...


Her next encounter with the Enterprise-D, however, occurs later, when a temporal distortion causes the Enterprise-C to travel to the 24th century, disappearing in the middle of a losing fight to protect the Klingon colony on Narendra III from Romulan attackers. As a result, the events of "Skin of Evil" have not occured, and Yar lives and serves aboard the Enterprise in an alternate timeline in which the Federation is losing a war with the Klingon Empire. Believing that one ship's sacrifice could have prevented the war, Picard orders the Enterprise-C to return to its original time. Yar, learning from the time-sensitive Guinan that - in the original timeline - she died "an empty death" "without purpose", travels back with the Enterprise-C (TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise"). Captured by the Romulans, she agreed to be a Romulan general's consort in exchange for her captors sparing the other Enterprise-C survivors' lives. She and a Romulan general had a daughter, Sela. The Romulans executed Yar when she tried to escape captivity with Sela. Sela went on to become a Romulan military officer (TNG: "Redemption, Part II"). USS Enterprise (NCC 1701-C) In the fictional Star Trek universe, the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C was the fifth Federation Starship Enterprise to carry that name. ... This article is about the fictional race. ... A Klingon outpost planet that was attacked by a squadron of Romulan warbirds in the year 2344. ... Romulans are a fictional alien species in the Star Trek universe. ... Guinan is a character in the Star Trek universe played by Whoopi Goldberg. ... Yesterdays Enterprise is an episode of the 3rd season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... A consort is somebodys spouse, usually a royalty. ... Sela is a fictional character on Star Trek: The Next Generation, the daughter of an alternate timeline version of Tasha Yar and a Romulan official. ... Redemption is the name of a two-part Star Trek: The Next Generation episode. ...

Spoilers end here.

Trivia

  • Denise Crosby returned to TNG as Yar during All Good Things..., the series finale, reprising her role in scenes that take place during the first days of the Enterprise-D's mission.
  • Originally, the Natasha Yar character was to be called "Macha Hernandez" and was set to be played by Jenette Goldstein. Goldstein was replaced by Marina Sirtis. At that time, Denise Crosby was set to play Deanna Troi, but she and Sirtis switched roles before production on the series commenced. This information is revealed in, but not limited to, the special features included with the season one DVD set.
  • Between her roles as Yar and Sela, and factoring in archive footage in "Shades of Gray", Crosby appears in every TNG season except the sixth.
  • Although "Skin of Evil" aired after "Symbiosis", the latter was filmed later, and was the last episode Crosby filmed. Crosby is visible in the background of one scene waving goodbye at the camera.
  • The Star Trek Encyclopedia lists Tasha Yar as being of Ukrainian descent.
  • Tasha Yar was originally inspired by the character Lt. Vasquez from Aliens.

All Good Things. ... Jenette Goldstein as Pvt. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Commander Deanna Troi is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe, played by the actress Marina Sirtis in the series Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG), Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise (the latter two only in guest appearances), and in several Star Trek films. ... Shades of Gray is the last episode of the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Symbiosis is a first season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, first broadcast April 18, 1988. ... The Star Trek Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide to the Future is an encyclopedia of all things related to Star Trek. ... Aliens in the plural may refer to more than one of several types of aliens, such as extraterrestrial beings or those foreign to a place The Aliens was the name of Roky Ericksons backing band Aliens is a 1986 film starring Sigourney Weaver and the sequel to Alien Aliens...

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Natasha Yar - Memory Alpha (2543 words)
Tasha was born in 2337 on the failed colony world of Turkana IV.
Tasha was killed in late 2364 on the planet Vagra II.
Tasha said she considered Picard to be like a father, but she was unable to tell for sure because she had never had a father.
Cast Biographies Tasha (259 words)
Ukrainian in descent, Yar was born on a failed Federation colony on planet Turkana IV.
Yar was killed in late 2364 while participating in a rescue mission on planet Vagra II.
Tasha, knowing her line of work entailed considerable risk, left a holographic farewell to her comrades in which she thanked her shipmates for being part of her life.
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