Early life[edit | edit source]
Starfleet career[edit | edit source]
As a young officer in Starfleet, she went by the surname Robbins. Pike is interrupted while saying her first name, which starts with "Eure--" (Star Trek: Early Voyages comics)
- Perhaps because being called Number One when NOT first officer would be confusing.
In 2251 she transferred with Christopher Pike to the USS Enterprise and served as his first officer. He addressed her as Number One in this capacity, reviving a traditional nickname used by captains in the maritime navies of Earth for their executive officers. (TOS: "The Menagerie, Part I", "The Menagerie, Part II")
When Pike relinquished command of the Enterprise to James Kirk, Number One was assigned a command of her own. (TOS novel Enterprise: The First Adventure)
In the 24th century, a human immortal called Morgan Primus may be the same person as Number One.
- In the New Frontier novels, Peter David plays with Primus's physical resemblance to Lwaxana Troi, Christine Chapel, Number One, and even the computer's voice—all characters played by Majel Barrett. He has since stated that Primus is not the same person as Chapel.
Alternate continuities[edit | edit source]
Number One was said to be from Betazed, and telepathic, in this continuity.
In 2264, Number One received transfer orders to serve as science officer on the Potemkin. While thwarting the plans of the vampiric alien Akia to take over Enterprise, however, she was killed aboard the shuttlecraft Agamemnon. (Orion Press: Drink Deeply)
Number One was offered command of the USS Lexington in 2261, which she turned down. Three years later, she also turned down command of the USS Antares. When Pike is promoted to fleet captain, she was offered -- and accepted -- command of the Yorktown.
When the incident that cripples Pike occurs in 2266, she and Yorktown are on patrol in the Neutral Zone, but received a communiqué from Commodore Mendez. While Number One traveled to Starbase 11 as quickly as possible, Pike had left orders that no one -- not her, not Philip Boyce, not Robert nor Sarah April -- would be allowed to see him.
Over the next few years, Number One and Dr. Boyce got together once a year to talk about Pike and reminisce. It is not until 2270, after the end of Kirk's five-year mission, that Spock tells them what the Talosians did for Pike. (Paradigm Shift: "No Small Dreams")
Relationships[edit | edit source]
It was revealed during the Talos IV mission that she also harbored an attraction for Pike. She eventually married José Tyler. If she is indeed Morgan Primus, she has a single daughter, Robin Lefler. (Star Trek: New Frontier novels)
|Officers of the starships Enterprise|
||April | Pike | Kirk
Decker | Spock
Spock | Decker
|April | Boyce
Piper | McCoy
|Spock | Chekov
Kyle | Sonak
Decker | Saavik
|Scott||Sulu | Chekov||Giotto | Freeman
Mitchell | H. Sulu
Leslie | Hadley
Kyle | DePaul
Hansen | Spinelli
|Tyler | Kelso | Alden | Bailey
Farrell | Hadley | Riley | Stiles
Latimer | DeSalle | Osborne
Painter | Chekov | Leslie
Haines | Arex | Ilia | DiFalco
|Farrell | Garison|
Hadley | M'Ress
Martine | Palmer
|NX-01 | NX-01 | NCC-1701 | NCC-1701 (alt) | NCC-1701 | NCC-1701-A | NCC-1701-B | NCC-1701-C | NCC-1701-D | NCC-1701-E|
Background information[edit | edit source]
- Number One is portrayed by Majel Barrett Roddenberry in "The Menagerie, Part I" and "Part II", credited as M. Leigh Hudec.