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Officially, '''Nicholas Batali''' was the chief [[Operations manager]] of the {{class|Sovereign}} starship {{uss|Yagami|NCC-78334}}. Unofficially, he was a member of the [[Omega Force (special operations)|Omega Force]], a highly-trained team of Starfleet officers whose primary mission is to handle cases involving the [[Omega molecule]] and other matters where a fully-crewed starship is inappropriate. (''[[Star Trek: Omega Force]]'')
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Officially, '''Nicholas Batali''' is the chief [[Operations manager]] of the {{class|Sovereign}} starship {{uss|Yagami|NCC-78334}}. Unofficially, he was a member of the [[Omega Force (special operations)|Omega Force]], a highly-trained team of Starfleet officers whose primary mission is to handle cases involving the [[Omega molecule]] and other matters where a fully-crewed starship is inappropriate. (''[[Star Trek: Omega Force]]'')
   
 
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Revision as of 17:36, 17 February 2009

Officially, Nicholas Batali is the chief Operations manager of the Sovereign-class starship USS Yagami. Unofficially, he was a member of the Omega Force, a highly-trained team of Starfleet officers whose primary mission is to handle cases involving the Omega molecule and other matters where a fully-crewed starship is inappropriate. (Star Trek: Omega Force)

Service jacket


Background

Originally, Nicholas' last name was Pacitti, in honor of Joanna Pacitti, an actress-singer-songwriter who was fired from the 20th anniversary revival of the classic Broadway musical Annie.

However, once the facts behind Pacitti's dismissal from the 8th season of the US reality television series American Idol came to light, Star Trek: Omega Force author William Raymer severed all ties to Pacitti and renamed the character in honor of Mario Batali, a noted Italian chef and cast member on the TV series Iron Chef America.

After the character's renaming, aspects of Iron Chef Batali's background, such as birthdate (September 9) and birthplace (Yakima, Washington) were integrated into Lieutenant J.G. Batali's background.