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Tuvok
Lieutenant Commander Tuvok
Species: Vulcan
Gender: Male
Home planet: Vulcan
Affiliation: Starfleet
Posting: USS Excelsior science officer
USS Voyager chief of security and tactical officer
Rank: Lieutenant
Lieutenant commander
Portrayed by: Tim Russ

Lieutenant Commander Tuvok, played by Tim Russ, is a character on the television series Star Trek: Voyager. He is the first black Vulcan character seen on a Star Trek television series. Image File history File links Tuvok. ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... It has been suggested that Tplana-hath be merged into this article or section. ... Gender in common usage refers to the sexual distinction between male and female. ... The shield and spear of the Roman god Mars, which is also the alchemical symbol for iron, represents the male sex. ... The planet Vulcan viewed from orbit. ... 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 Excelsior in 2293 The USS Excelsior is a starship in the Star Trek fictional universe. ... The USS Voyager (NCC-74656) is an Intrepid class starship in the Star Trek fictional universe. ... Lieutenant is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... Lieutenant Commander is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Lieutenant Commander is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The starship Voyager (NCC-74656), an Intrepid-class starship. ... It has been suggested that Tplana-hath be merged into this article or section. ...


On Voyager, Tuvok serves as the ship's chief of security and tactical officer.

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Overview

Tuvok was born in the mid-23rd century on Vulcanis, a lunar colony belonging to the Vulcan people. The 23rd century of the anno Domini (common) era will span the years 2201–2300 of the Gregorian calendar. ... An artists rendering of a lunar base. ...


Tuvok attended Starfleet Academy in San Francisco. Upon graduation, he was commissioned an Ensign at age 29, serving as Junior Science Officer on the USS Excelsior, under Captain Hikaru Sulu (seen in the episode "Flashback"). Tuvok distinguished himself during the Khitomer Incident. The official logo of Starfleet Academy, circa 2370. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Ensign of the Imperial Japanese Navy. ... The USS Excelsior in 2293 The USS Excelsior is a starship in the Star Trek fictional universe. ... Hikaru Sulu is a fictional character, played by George Takei, in the original Star Trek series. ... Flashback is the name of the 44th episode of Star Trek: Voyager, the second episode of the third season. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Khitomer (QItomer in Klingon) is a planet on the Klingon side of their border with the Romulan Star Empire, where historic peace talks (known as the Khitomer Accords) occurred between the two empires and the Federation in 2293. ...


During his early service with Starfleet, Tuvok became increasingly uncomfortable associating with non-Vulcans, and he resigned his Starfleet commission in order to undergo the Kolinahr on Vulcan, a process which allowed him to purge his emotions. After six years of Kolinahr, Tuvok began experiencing pon farr, which led to his marriage to T'Pel. In the fictional Star Trek universe, kolinahr (pronounced: ko·li·naar) is the Vulcan ritual by which all remaining vestigial emotions are purged and the discipline whereby this is maintained. ... Pon farr is a condition in the fictional Star Trek universe that induces the desire to mate in an adult Vulcan. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, TPel (a Vulcan female) was the wife of Tuvok, the head of security and chief tactical officer on USS Voyager. ...


Eighty years later, after much self-examination, Tuvok rejoined Starfleet as a training instructor at Starfleet Academy. After a few years teaching cadets, Tuvok was briefly assigned to the USS Billings under Captain Kathryn Janeway, until both Janeway and Tuvok were assigned to the USS Wyoming and then the Intrepid-class starship USS Voyager, as Security & Tactical Officer. The official logo of Starfleet Academy, circa 2370. ... Kathryn Janeway (Born: May 20, 2332 in Bloomington, Indiana), played by Kate Mulgrew, is a Starfleet officer in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... The USS Voyager (NCC-74656) is an Intrepid class starship in the Star Trek fictional universe. ...


In 2371, Tuvok is assigned to infiltrate the Maquis organization aboard Chakotay's Maquis vessel. During the mission, Tuvok's identity is uncovered by a Maquis intelligence agent, who uses Tuvok as a laboratory specimen for mind-control experiments. While Tuvok is conscious throughout the experiments, the agent wipes his memory when he has finished, ensuring that Tuvok is unable to remember any details. Following the ordeal, Tuvok is released back amongst the Maquis. During an incident invloving the Maquis ship and the USS Voyager, both vessels are unwillingly transported to the Delta Quadrant by the enigmatic Caretaker. When the Maquis ship is destroyed by crashing into a Kazon ship to save USS Voyager , Tuvok is transported off the ship with a handful of other survivors, and resumes his duties as Security & Tactical Officer. In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Maquis were a resistance movement made mostly of humans that refused to give up the colony planets that they lived on after they were ceded to the Cardassians as part of the treaty to end the war between the Federation and the Cardassian... Chakotay (born 2326) is a fictional character of the Star Trek universe, played by Robert Beltran, and was the second-in-command of the USS Voyager, to Kathryn Janeway in the science fiction television series Star Trek: Voyager. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The USS Voyager (NCC-74656) is an Intrepid class starship in the Star Trek fictional universe. ... In the fictional Star Trek series, the Milky Way Galaxy is divided into four quadrants, which are further subdivided into sectors. ... Caretaker was the first episode of the television series Star Trek: Voyager. ... Kazon Emblem In the Star Trek fictional universe, the Kazon are a Delta Quadrant race. ... The USS Voyager (NCC-74656) is an Intrepid class starship in the Star Trek fictional universe. ...


At that time, Voyager also picks up two Delta Quadrant natives, Neelix, a Talaxian, and his girlfriend Kes, from Ocampa. Tuvok recognizes Kes' psionic abilities and helps her develop them. Tuvok learns to tolerate Neelix's overly friendly and emotional behavior. Later, a transporter accident fuses Tuvok and Neelix together into a new humanoid appropriately named "Tuvix". They are eventually restored to their individual forms under the orders of Captain Janeway, using a procedure devised by the EMH and chief engineer B'Elanna Torres. Tuvok still has issues with Neelix after the experience and many of them are raised again in the episode "Riddles". The two eventually become friends, though it is more apparent from Neelix's end. Neelix is a fictional character in the television show Star Trek: Voyager, played by Ethan Phillips. ... The Talaxian is a humanoid civilization in the Star Trek universe native to the planet Talax in the Delta Quadrant. ... Kes is a character in the Star Trek fictional universe, played by Jennifer Lien in the television series Star Trek: Voyager. ... Ocampa is the home planet of the Ocampans, a fictional race of elf-like humanoids in the science fiction television series Star Trek: Voyager. ... Tuvix is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe. ... In the Star Trek fictional universe, the Emergency Medical Hologram or EMH (full name: EMH Program AK-1 Diagnostic and Surgical Subroutine Omega-323) is a holographic program intended to support or replace medical personnel aboard a Starfleet vessel or installation in case of emergency. ... BElanna Torres, played by Roxann Dawson in Star Trek: Voyager, is a character in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Riddles is an episode of Star Trek: Voyager, the sixth episode of the sixth season. ...


At the opening of the 4th season episode "Revulsion", relatively dated 2374, Tuvok is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Revulsion is an episode from the fourth season of Star Trek: Voyager. ... In the Royal Navy, United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, a lieutenant commander (lieutenant-commander or Lt Cdr in the RN) is a commissioned officer superior to a lieutenant and inferior to a commander. ...


It is learned during the final episode of the series that Tuvok suffers from a degenerative neurological disease, which can only be cured by undergoing a "mind-meld" with a family member. In 2377, he is still well enough to perform his duties. But, sadly, in his elderly years, the disease finally ravages Tuvok's mind. However, in order to save Tuvok from this inevitable future, Captain Janeway's future-self changes history, by finding a way to return the Voyager crew to the Alpha Quadrant back in 2378, the time before his disease worsens. Upon returning to the Alpha Quadrant Tuvok is joined by his eldest son Sek on Voyager. There Sek performs the fal-tor-voh with his father and stops the progression of the disease. Thus an alternate future is created.


Personality

A full Vulcan, Tuvok has a complex personality, with internal conflict. Despite his undergoing the Kolinahr, there is a fair amount of evidence to suggest that he never entirely gained emotional control, and feels bitterness over his Vulcan heritage. He is also shown to exhibit subdued moments of annoyance, anger, self-doubt and even sarcasm.


Despite this internal conflict, he is shown on numerous occasions to be capable of great nobility and altruism.


Relationships

T'Pel is the wife of Tuvok. They married in 2304. They have three sons and one daughter.


T'Pel is featured in the Voyager episodes "Persistence of Vision" and "Bliss", both times when Tuvok is hallucinating. A holographic version of T'Pel is featured in "Body and Soul". She is played by actress Marva Hicks. Persistence of Vision is the 23rd episode of Star Trek: Voyager, the seventh episode in the second season. ... Bliss is a fifth season episode of Star Trek: Voyager, first broadcast on February 10, 1999. ... Spoiler warning: // Trouble The Delta Flyer, occupied by Seven of Nine, The Doctor, and Ensign Harry Kim, flies by a comet that contains primitive DNA. The Doctor beams a small sample of it on board. ...


Trivia

The "Upright Citizens Brigade" on Comedy Central made references to Tuvok in the final episode of their first season. In this episode, Little Donnie carries a Tuvok doll with him, and repeatedly expresses his wish that Tuvok will "find his way home." In the DVD commentary to the episode, the cast members reveal that the doll which Little Donny repeatedly refers to as "Tuvok" is in fact a Geordi La Forge doll which was missing its visor. The Upright Citizens Brigade is an improvisational comedy and sketch comedy group that emerged from Chicagos ImprovOlympic in 1990. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States and, as of October 19, 2006, in Poland[1], of January 15, 2007 in Germany[2], of April 30, 2007 in the Netherlands[3] and in Italy of May 1. ... Geordi La Forge is a regular character in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, played by LeVar Burton. ...


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Lieutennant Commander Tuvok (866 words)
Earlier in his career Tuvok served on the U.S.S. Wyoming and was a teacher and cadet trainer at Starfleet Academy for 16 years before joining Janeway's crew on her ship prior to the U.S.S. Voyager; for a brief time he was on leave with a temporary assignment at Jupiter Station.
In his personal life, Tuvok is a devoted parent and husband - his wife was in labor for 96 hours with their third child - and engages his interest in the traditional Vulcan lute, playing it for his children when they could not fall asleep at bedtime.
Tuvok also is an expert botanist with growing orchids a specialty he continues in his own quarters, practices the Keethara meditation routine, and began his interest in the Vulcan game kal-toh with master studies at age 5.
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