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Encyclopedia > Zefram Cochrane
Zefram Cochrane
Zefram Cochrane as portrayed by James Cromwell in Star Trek: First Contact
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Date of death: Unknown (disappeared in 2117)
Home planet: Earth
Portrayed by: Glenn Corbett
James Cromwell

Zefram Cochrane is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe created by Gene Roddenberry. Portrayed by Glenn Corbett on television and James Cromwell in a motion picture, Cochrane is the first human to travel at warp speed. Cochrane's flight in 2063 garners the Vulcans' attention, leading to humanity's first contact with aliens. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940), sometimes credited as Jamie Cromwell, is an Academy Award-nominated American television and film actor. ... Star Trek: First Contact (Paramount Pictures, 1996; see also 1996 in film), is the eighth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... The hierarchy of scientific classification. ... 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) in the family Hominidae (the great apes). ... 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. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... Glenn Corbett as Zefram Cochrane Glenn Corbett (August 17, 1930-January 16, 1993) was an American actor born Glenn Rothenburg in El Monte, California. ... James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940), sometimes credited as Jamie Cromwell, is an Academy Award-nominated American television and film actor. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American scriptwriter and producer. ... Glenn Corbett as Zefram Cochrane Glenn Corbett (August 17, 1930-January 16, 1993) was an American actor born Glenn Rothenburg in El Monte, California. ... James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940), sometimes credited as Jamie Cromwell, is an Academy Award-nominated American television and film actor. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that Tplana-hath be merged into this article or section. ... An early approach to the topic, H. G. Wells War of the Worlds First contact is a common science-fictional theme about the first meeting between humans and aliens, or, more broadly, of any sentient races first encounter with another one. ...


Corbett played the character for his first appearance in the Star Trek episode "Metamorphosis". Cromwell played Cochrane in the film Star Trek: First Contact and the Star Trek: Enterprise pilot, "Broken Bow". First Contact footage of Cromwell as Cochrane was used in the Enterprise episode "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part I", along with new footage of an identically-dressed actor whose face is not shown. 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. ... For other works by this name, see Metamorphosis (disambiguation). ... Star Trek: First Contact (Paramount Pictures, 1996; see also 1996 in film), is the eighth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... The starship Enterprise (NX-01) Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ... Broken Bow is the pilot episode (episode number 001 (Paramount Pictures, n. ... In a Mirror, Darkly is a two-part episode of Star Trek: Enterprise. ...


Tom Hanks, the original choice to play Cochrane in First Contact, had to withdraw because the Trek production conflicted with filming That Thing You Do!.[citation needed] Other sources state that he withdrew when the producers declined to rewrite the Cochrane role to make it of equal importance with that of Captain Jean-Luc Picard.[citation needed] This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... That Thing You Do! is a 1996 film, written and directed by Tom Hanks. ... Captain is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... Captain Jean-Luc Picard, played by Patrick Stewart, is a character from the Star Trek franchise who appears in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation, in the movies Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection, and Star Trek: Nemesis, and makes a cameo appearence in...

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Flight, disappearance and rediscovery

In 2053, Zefram Cochrane began construction of humanity's first warp-capable vessel, the Phoenix, in Bozeman, Montana.[1] According to his dialog in First Contact, he started the project for financial gain.[1] The Phoenix In the science fiction series, Star Trek, the Phoenix was the first man-made spacecraft to travel beyond the speed of light. ... Bozeman is a city in southwestern Montana, USA. It is the county seat of Gallatin County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked...


On April 5, 2063 at 11:15 AM, Cochrane makes Earth's first warp flight, playing Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride" during blast-off.[1] His warp signature is detected by a Vulcan survey ship, the T'Plana Hath, which then makes peaceful first contact with humans, including Cochrane, at the Phoenix's launch site.[1] In the Mirror Universe, rather than reciprocating the Vulcans' peaceful greeting, Cochrane and the other humans kill the Vulcans and loot their ship. is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that The Sparrows be merged into this article or section. ... Magic Carpet Ride is a rock song written by John Kay and Rushton Moreve from the band Steppenwolf. ... The Mirror Universe (MU) is a fictional parallel universe in which the plots of several Star Trek television episodes take place, named for Mirror, Mirror, the original series episode in which it first appeared. ...

Glenn Corbett as Zefram Cochrane in "Metamorphosis"

Cochrane was presumed dead after disappearing from Alpha Centauri in 2117.[1] In the TOS episode "Metamorphosis," James T. Kirk, Spock, and Leonard McCoy find Cochrane living on an asteroid with a being he calls Companion, an ethereal presence of pure energy who rejuvenated the aged, dying Cochrane more than a century before, and has held him captive — and in a state of youth and vigor — ever since.[1] Traveling with the three Starfleet officers is an ill Federation commissioner.[1] The Companion, who loves Cochrane, merges with the commissioner, ridding her of her illness and providing the companion with a corporeal form.[1] The combined entity no longer has power to force Cochrane to stay with her, but Cochrane chooses to stay out of love and gratitude. Before departing, the Starfleet trio promise not to reveal Cochrane's existence.[1] This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Glenn Corbett as Zefram Cochrane Glenn Corbett (August 17, 1930-January 16, 1993) was an American actor born Glenn Rothenburg in El Monte, California. ... For other works by this name, see Metamorphosis (disambiguation). ... Alpha Centauri (α Cen / α Centauri, also known as Rigil Kentaurus), is the brightest star system in the southern constellation of Centaurus. ... James Tiberius Kirk, played by William Shatner, is the main character in the original Star Trek television series and the films based on it. ... For other uses, see Spock (disambiguation). ... Dr. Leonard H. McCoy (nicknamed Bones), played by DeForest Kelley, is a character in the original Star Trek series, and the first six Star Trek films. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Federation

In the novel Federation by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, whose publication predated the release of First Contact by two years, Zefram Cochrane's story is told in a different fashion: his warp experiments are the result of a mysterious billionaire's financial and idealistic support in the period between the Eugenics Wars and World War III; his self-identification with Alpha Centauri results from it being the destination of his first warp voyage and his subsequent founding role in the first colony in the system; and his life's story beyond his encounter with Kirk at Gamma Canaris in "Metamorphosis" is depicted up to his death during the events of the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.[2] The Eugenics Wars are a backstory event in the Star Trek fictional universe. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, World War III is a nuclear war that devastated much of Earth which took place during the mid-21st century. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Okuda, Mike and Denise Okuda, with Debbie Mirek (1999). The Star Trek Encyclopedia. Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-53609-5. 
  2. ^ Reeves-Stevens, Judith and Garfield (1994-11-1). Federation, Star Trek. Pocket Books. ISBN 0671894226. 

Michael Okuda is an graphic designer who is best known for his work on Star Trek. ... The Star Trek Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide to the Future is an encyclopedia of all things related to Star Trek. ... Pocket Books is the name of a subdivision of Simon & Schuster publishers. ...

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Zefram Cochrane - definition of Zefram Cochrane in Encyclopedia (527 words)
Zefram Cochrane is a fictional character from the Star Trek universe who invented the warp drive in 2063, bringing faster-than-light travel technology to humanity.
Cochrane was played by Glenn Corbett in the episode Metamorphosis of Star Trek: The Original Series and by James Cromwell in the film Star Trek: First Contact.
In the original series, no direct explanation is given as to what was on Cochrane's mind when he was striving to build the first faster-than-light ship in Earth's history, but the subtext leads to the conclusion that his intentions were noble at the very least.
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