For the ensign with a similar name, please see Bennet (Ensign).

Ensign Bennett was a 24th century Starfleet helmsman aboard the USS Enterprise-D.

Service history Edit

2364 Edit

Bennett took over for Data at ops in early 2364 when the Enterprise-D encountered Q for the first time and a saucer separation was performed. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

A little later, Bennett was affected by the polywater intoxication and was on duty on the bridge when Doctor Beverly Crusher finally administered the antidote. When the senior staff returned to duty, Bennett was working at the science station next to Data. Judging by how he reacted, it's possible he overheard Natasha Yar make a comment about a personal situation between herself and Data. (TNG: "The Naked Now")

He was working on the bridge at an aft console when security chief Tasha Yar was abducted by the Ligonian leader Lutan. (TNG: "Code of Honor")

He was standing guard outside the room where the banquet honoring Deanna Troi's and Wyatt Miller's wedding was held. (TNG: "Haven")

Bennett was working on the bridge when Kosinski and The Traveler conducted tests on the warp drive of the Enterprise-D and transported the ship to the end of the universe. (TNG: "Where No One Has Gone Before")

He was manning a bridge station when the ship was in orbit of Delphi Ardu IV and fell asleep over his console when the life support system lost power. (TNG: "The Last Outpost")

He was on duty on the bridge when the ship encountered the Beta Renner cloud. He later took part in a briefing in the observation lounge. (TNG: "Lonely Among Us")

He manned the ops when the ship was in orbit of Rubicun III and an aft station when the crew made contact with the Edo God. (TNG: "Justice")

He was also working on the bridge when Captain Picard, under the influence of a Ferengi thought maker, prepared to attack the Enterprise-D from aboard the USS Stargazer. (TNG: "The Battle")

Bennett was hurrying through a corridor when the ship was approaching Quadra Sigma III for a rescue mission. (TNG: "Hide and Q")

Bennett passed Wesley Crusher and the away team which beamed to the surface of Angel I in front of the transporter room. Later, he worked on the bridge when the captain gave the command of the ship to Geordi La Forge. (TNG: "Angel One")

He was beamed to Starbase 74, together with Wesley Crusher, when the ship had to be evacuated due to tampering by the Bynars. (TNG: "11001001")

Bennett was on duty on the bridge when the ship went into orbit of Velara III and guarded Kurt Mandl when he was aboard the ship. (TNG: "Home Soil")

He walked through a corridor shortly after Harry Bernard bumped into Commander William T. Riker and again later, when several abducted children were rescued from the Aldeans. (TNG: "When The Bough Breaks")

He was also on duty on the bridge when the ship was in orbit of Relva VII, (TNG: "Coming of Age") shortly after rescuing three Klingon from the Talarian freighter Batris, (TNG: "Heart of Glory") and when the Enterprise was conducting studies of Delos. (TNG: "Symbiosis")

Bennett was working on the bridge shortly after the ship received a distress signal from Ben Prieto and Deanna Troi, who had crash-landed with a shuttlecraft on Vagra II and paused for a moment, when he heard Armus speak. (TNG: "Skin of Evil")

He was also working on the bridge when the ship experienced a time loop caused by experiments by Doctor Paul Manheim, and filling in for Data when the android went to sickbay to check on Manheim. (TNG: "We'll Always Have Paris")

Bennett was roaming the corridors and passed Captain Picard, Commander Riker and Admiral Gregory Quinn when the Enterprise-D returned to Earth to investigate hints of a conspiracy within Starfleet. (TNG: "Conspiracy")

He was working on the bridge when the ship discovered a cryonics satellite from the late 20th century and shortly thereafter encountered the Romulans. (TNG: "The Neutral Zone")

2365 Edit

Bennett, 2365

Bennett in 2365

Bennett worked on the bridge when the captain decided to switch off the auto-destruct system after encountering Nagilum. (TNG: "Where Silence Has Lease")

When the crew encountered Thadiun Okona in his ship Erstwhile at the beginning of the year 2365, Bennett was on duty on the bridge, manning one of the aft stations. Later he was working at the ops station until he was relieved by Data. (TNG: "The Outrageous Okona")

He was on duty on the bridge when the ship was in orbit of Gagarin IV. (TNG: "Unnatural Selection")

Bennett was on duty at an aft station on the bridge when the Benzite Mendon was manning an adjacent station and was quite startled by his behavior. (TNG: "A Matter Of Honor")

He was on duty on the bridge and working on an aft station when Anya and Salia came on board and passed the delegation moments later in a corridor. (TNG: "The Dauphin")

Geordi La Forge nearly ran into Bennett in a corridor when he was on his way to the bridge to warn the crew about the Iconian probe. (TNG: "Contagion")

Bennett was on duty in main engineering when Commander Riker's father, Kyle Riker, came aboard the ship in 2365, (TNG: "The Icarus Factor") and again when the ship encountered the Pakled ship Mondor. (TNG: "Samaritan Snare")

He passed Captain Picard and Counselor Troi in a corridor and greeted Darien Wallace. (TNG: "Pen Pals")

He stood guard in front of the cargo bay where the Bringloidi took refuge while they were transported to Mariposa. (TNG: "Up The Long Ladder")

He was manning the ops station in late 2365 when Zakdorn Sirna Kolrami was on board the Enterprise-D and the ship was engaged in a Starfleet battle simulation with the USS Hathaway under the command of William T. Riker. (TNG: "Peak Performance")

Bennett was part of Commander Riker's memories while being infected on the surface of Surata IV and treated in sickbay. (TNG: "Shades of Gray")

2366 Edit

Bennett 2366

Ensign Bennett in 2366

He ordered a drink at the bar in Ten Forward but the Acamarian Gatherer Brull took his glass. (TNG: "The Vengeance Factor")

Bennett was manning the security station on the bridge when the ship was in orbit of Angosia III in early 2366. (TNG: "The Hunted")

He served at the conn station when the Calamarain attacked Q when he was temporarily turned into a Human later that year. (TNG: "Deja Q")

Bennett manned the conn when the crew was investigating the explosion of the Tanuga IV research station. (TNG: "A Matter of Perspective")

He was having a drink with Ensigns Darien Wallace and Youngblood in Ten Forward when he made Youngblood aware that a woman was looking at them. This was watched by Guinan and Lal and the El-Aurian explained to the android that this was called flirting. (TNG: "The Offspring")

In 2366, he was on duty at the conn shortly after Captain Picard had served as a mediator in a trade dispute between the Gemarians and the Dachlyds. Picard ordered him to set course for Starbase 12. (TNG: "Captain's Holiday")

He was serving at the conn when the crew was trying to establish contact with Gomtuu (TNG: "Tin Man") and was replaced by Wesley Crusher when the Enterprise-D located the whereabouts of Commander Riker, Deanna Troi, and Lwaxana Troi aboard the Krayton. (TNG: "Ménage à Troi")

Bennett was at the conn when the ship was rendezvousing with an Zalkonian vessel and experienced the suffocating weapon of the Zalkonians. (TNG: "Transfigurations")

Footage from this episode with Bennett sitting at the conn and Data at ops was often re-used in later episode when stock footage of the main viewer was needed.

He worked at the conn again a short time later when the Enterprise-D was engaging a Borg cube in late 2366. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds")

2367 Edit

Wallace, Youngblood, Bennett

Ensigns Wallace, Youngblood, and Bennett

Bennett passed Commander Riker in front of the transporter room when the away team was beamed back from the Borg cube. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II")

He was at the conn again in early 2367, when the Enterprise-D was coming to the rescue of the Arcos. (TNG: "Legacy")

He walked through a corridor a little later that year and passed Worf and young Alexander Rozhenko. (TNG: "Reunion")

He manned the conn station on the bridge when the Enterprise-D arrived at Alpha Onias III and an away team was beamed down to the surface. (TNG: "Future Imperfect")

Bennett was manning the conn when Captain Picard gave the Malcorians Mirasta Yale and Chancellor Avel Durken a tour of the ship. (TNG: "First Contact")

Bennett was present in the interrogation room during the hearings of Captain Picard and Crewman Simon Tarses presided by Admiral Norah Satie. (TNG: "The Drumhead")

Bennett was manning the conn when the star Praxillus went nova due to a failed experiment by Doctor Timicin of Kaelon II and was ordered by Captain Picard to leave the system at a velocity of warp 2. (TNG: "Half a Life")

Stock footage from "Transfigurations" was used for this scene and an unknown actor provided the words "Aye, sir." during post-production. Fellow background regular Joyce Robinson manned the conn during regular filming.

2368 Edit

Bennett at the conn

Ensign Bennett at the conn in 2368

Bennett manned the conn when Captain Picard told Chancellor Gowron about his plan to form a blockade for the Romulan supply ships during the Klingon Civil War. (TNG: "Redemption II")

Stock footage from the episode "First Contact" was used for this episode.

He was on duty on the bridge, manning the conn, when Doctor Kila Marr killed the Crystalline Entity with a continuous graviton pulse. (TNG: "Silicon Avatar")

Again, stock footage from "First Contact" was used for this scene.

He was again on duty on the bridge, manning the conn, when the Enterprise-D was able to contact Junior adjutant B'iJik and Zakdorn quartermaster Klim Dokachin and when the Enterprise-D destroyed an unidentified combat vessel. (TNG: "Unification I")

This was again stock footage from the episode "First Contact".

2370 Edit

He was manning the conn when the ship was in orbit of Caldos in 2370. (TNG: "Sub Rosa")

This was again stock footage from the episode "First Contact".

Memorable quotes Edit

"Aye, sir." (TNG: "Deja Q", "Half a Life")

Background information Edit

Ensign Bennett was played by regular extra and Brent Spiner's stand-in Tim McCormack, who received no on-screen credit for his appearances. He was seen in many episodes of the first four TNG seasons, usually at the conn, and was finally called out by name by Picard in the episode "Captain's Holiday".

Appearances Edit

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