|Janice Rand in 2266|
|Actor:||Grace Lee Whitney|
|Stationed:||USS Excelsior (NCC-2000|
|Siblings:||Benjamin Rand, Sirri Rand|
|Relatives:||Josh Rand, Athena Rand (descendants)|
Janice L. Rand was a Starfleet non-commissioned officer, and later commissioned officer, on active duty in at least the 23rd century. Rand served aboard the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), at Earth Spacedock, at Starfleet Command and aboard the USS Excelsior. (Star Trek: The Original Series)
Rand was born in 2242.
- James Blish's adaptation of "Miri" states that she was 24 during the events of the episode.
As a non-commissioned officer, Janice Rand underwent two years of training at Starfleet (as opposed to the four for commissioned officers) and was a petty officer first class upon completion of that training.
- Unbeknownst to Starfleet, due to a family trip taken at high-impulse speeds years before, and the resulting time-dilatation effects, Rand was subjectively much younger than she was in objective time. When she was assigned to Enterprise in 2264, she was only 16 years old. (TOS novel: Enterprise: The First Adventure)
Janice Rand was originally assigned to the Enterprise's quartermaster department, then was reassigned as yeoman to the new captain, James T. Kirk, in 2264. She initially lacked confidence due to her secret. She also had a roommate who intimidated her. (Enterprise: The First Adventure)
- It is assumed Rand left Enterprise for a time, presumably for further training, as she did not appear in TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before".
She was popular amongst the Enterprise crew, only second to Nyota Uhura, her close friend. Rand also felt sorry for Charles Evans, a 17-year-old orphan given extraordinary powers by the Thasians. (TOS: "Charlie X")
Despite the mutual attraction between Kirk and Rand, the two never took their relationship beyond the professional level, and Rand left the Enterprise. (TOS: "Balance of Terror", "Miri", "The Naked Time", "The Conscience of the King")
After Enterprise's refit in the early 2270s, Rand was in the engineering/operations division as transporter chief. After the V'Ger incident, she elected to remain aboard the Enterprise, now under Admiral Kirk's command. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)
Sometime between 2273 and 2285, Rand transferred to both Earth Spacedock and Starfleet Command. During the "Whalesong Crisis," she worked at Emergency Operations in San Francisco with Christine Chapel. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)
After this, she trained to become an officer and gained the rank of ensign after three years. (Mentioned in VOY: "Flashback") Rand held the rank of lieutenant junior grade and was the Excelsior's communications officer under Captain Hikaru Sulu in 2293. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)
- Despite on-screen evidence of her uniform rank pins, Rand is addressed by both Tuvok and Sulu as commander in "Flashback". Pocket Books and fan continuities also have her as commander by the time she was assigned to Excelsior as of late 2289. (Star Trek: Excelsior novel: Forged in Fire)
After the transporter accident that killed Sonak and Lori Ciana, Janice Rand felt that Kirk no longer trusted her, so she transferred to Starfleet San Francisco. To Rand's surprise, she was accepted to Starfleet Academy Command Staff College. (Orion Press: "Changes")
During the "Whalesong Crisis", she was a communications officer at Starfleet Command's Emergency Operations (EMOPS).
On USS Excelsior, under Captain Hikaru Sulu, in 2290 and for at least five years thereafter, Rand was both chief communications officer and executive officer. ("...Is Yet Revenge", "Never Forget", "Spider's Lair", A Little Family Secret, bortaS choQ, Chekov's Enterprise)
Rand would later opine to Nyota Uhura and Christine Chapel: "I never in all my time aboard the Enterprise felt a part of 'the family' .... I've never felt a part of anything no matter where I've been posted, other than as a part of history." (Chekov's Enterprise)
|Officers of the starship Excelsior|
NCC-2000 (Orion Press}:
|Styles | Sulu||Rand | Floyd||Lojur||Lojur | Fulton||Jaeger | Harden | Parker||Valtane | Jordan | Tork||Cord||Maliszewski||Farley | Peterson||Brai|
Janice Rand must have had at least one child, because her, Alice Rand, served as a vice admiral in Starfleet in the late 24th century. (HF: "The Widening Gyre"; THC: "Obsessions"; Star Trek: Operation Beta Shield, et. al)
Roughly 30 years later, when Rand and Sulu served on Excelsior together, and Demora was visiting the ship, Rand teased Sulu, "Don't look so worried," and he mock-threatened to bust her back to yeoman if she said that one more time. ("World Enough and Time")
By 2301, Commander Rand had been promoted to the post of first officer aboard the Excelsior, then under the command of Captain Nyota Uhura. The two women would serve together in those positions for ten years.
Around the time of the Tomed Incident in 2311, Commander Rand was killed aboard the Excelsior. Her death was mourned by Captains Uhura and Chekov, and by Commander Saavik, who succeeded her as first officer. ("Tomorrow's Excelsior")
- Janice Rand article at Memory Alpha, the canon Star Trek wiki.
- Janice Rand article at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek wiki.
|Star Trek: Phase II|
|Episodes:||Released: "Come What May" | "In Harm's Way" | "To Serve All My Days" | "World Enough and Time" | "Blood and Fire, Part 1" | "Blood and Fire, Part 2" | "Enemy: Starfleet" | "The Child" | "Kitumba" | "Mind-Sifter" | "The Holiest Thing" |
In Production: "The Holiest Thing" | "Origins: The Protracted Man" | "Bread and Savagery" | "Torment of Destiny"
|Vignettes:||"Center Seat" | "No-Win Scenario" | "Going Boldly"|
|Related Media:||Star Trek: First Voyages | Star Trek: New Voyages eMagazine | Star Trek: New Voyages podcast|
|Characters:||James T. Kirk | Spock | Leonard McCoy | Hikaru Sulu | Montgomery Scott | Pavel Chekov | Nyota Uhura | Vincent DeSalle | Janice Rand | Christine Chapel | Kargh|
|Actors:||James Cawley | Jeff Quinn | Ben Tolpin | Brandon Stacy | John Kelley | Charles Root | Andy Bray | Jonathan Zungre | John Lim | J.T. Tepnapa | Julienne Irons | Kim Stinger | Ron Boyd | Meghan King Johnson | Shannon Giles|