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BarBara Ann Luna (born 2 March 1939; age 81) portrayed Lieutenant Marlena Moreau, as well as her mirror universe counterpart, in the Star Trek: The Original Series second season episode "Mirror, Mirror". She was born in New York City, to a Filipino father and a Hungarian mother. She also has Spanish and Italian roots.

She filmed her scenes on Tuesday 25 July 1967, Thursday 27 July 1967, Friday 28 July 1967 and Friday 11 August 1967 at Desilu Stage 9.

Luna was once a regular on the the daytime soap opera One Life to Live playing leading man Cord Roberts' scheming mother Maria from 1986 through 1987. She has also appeared in several episodes of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Mission: Impossible (which, like the original Trek series, was produced by Desilu) and Fantasy Island (starring Ricardo Montalban). She also appeared in one episode of T.J. Hooker, a series which starred TOS actor William Shatner.

Her feature film credits include Mail Order Bride (1964, with Paul Fix), Ship of Fools (1965, with Michael Dunn) and Firecreek (1968, with Gary Lockwood and Morgan Woodward).

In 2004, Luna portrayed Veronica in the Star Trek: New Voyages (now Star Trek: Phase II) episode "In Harm's Way" and appeared alongside fellow Trek performers William Windom, James Cawley, Jeffery Quinn, Malachi Throne, John Carrigan, Sam Witwer, and Leslie Hoffman. The story for this episode was written by Doug Drexler. In 2008, she portrayed Alersa in the Star Trek: Phase II episode "Enemy Starfleet".

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Star Trek interview Edit

  • "The Captain's Woman", Pat Jankiewicz, Starlog, issue 235, February 1996, pp. 79-81

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