Star Trek Expanded Universe

Daniel Hunter (service number SC 880-401) was the first officer of the USS Intrepid. (Star Trek: Intrepid) He was promoted to Captain after his predecessor's untimely death. (Star Trek: Intrepid)

Early life and career[]

Daniel Hunter was born on Luna Colony in 2340 (Terran calendar). His father was a Merchant Service spacer, and his mother a diplomatic aide.

Family and personal life[]

An explorer at heart, Daniel Hunter was a hands-on officer who chafed at inactivity. While a poor delegator, he was an excellent team player. When off-duty, he was usually found in the holodeck, enjoying the ambiance of the mess hall, or learning to play the trumpet.


Hunter previously served with Commodore Aaron Prentice aboard the USS Nokoni and the two remained good friends. Prentice was the only reason Captain Talath did not replace Hunter as Executive Officer. For his part, Hunter was equally ambivalent towards Talath, considering her a martinet overly obsessed with the chain of command.

Maintains a friendly rivalry with Elizabeth Shelby, Captain of the USS Excelsior. The two often play subspace chess, with Hunter routinely losing.

Memorable quotes[]

"I was in command. It was my call, my responsibility!"
— "Heavy Lies the Crown"
"We're Starfleet, you idiot!"
— "Heavy Lies the Crown"
"Baseball? Never heard of it. Is it anything like cricket?"
— "Orphans of War"
"Look, it's just common sense. If you're a small, gelatinous life-form, you don't sit on the buffet table."
— Captain Daniel Hunter, on a "misunderstanding" at a diplomatic dinner. (Star Trek: Operation Beta Shield)


  • 2340: Born in Armstrong City, Luna Colony.
  • 2358: Enters Starfleet Academy.
  • 2362: Graduates Starfleet Academy. Assigned to the USS Stargazer as a biologist.
  • 2363: Promoted to Lieutenant (JG). Qualifies as field medic.
  • 2365: Completes Bridge Officer Training Program. Promoted to Lieutenant (SG)
  • 2366: Assigned to USS Gallant as Mission Operations Officer.
  • 2368: Becomes Second Officer aboard USS Gallant.
  • 2370: Promoted to Lieutenant-Commander. Assigned as second officer aboard USS Nokoni.
  • 2373: Promoted to Commander. Assigned to USS Discovery as first officer.
  • 2375: Assigned to USS Intrepid as first officer.
  • 2380: Promoted to Captain, and assigned command of USS Intrepid.

Background information[]

Nick Cook as Hunter