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"Starboard and mid-ship weapons show ready."
– Fields, 2266 ("Balance of Terror")

Fields was a male Human Starfleet enlisted crewmember in the 23rd century. He served aboard the USS Enterprise between 2266 and 2267 under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, during a historic five-year mission which the starship undertook.

In 2266, Fields was assigned to the forward phaser control room as a phaser specialist. When the Enterprise went to condition red upon news of a Romulan Bird-of-Prey attacking Outpost 4, all crewmembers reported to battle stations. Fields, along with Brenner, reported on the readiness of the weapon batteries. He was injured by radiation burns, when the Enterprise destroyed an atomic weapon, and reported to sickbay for treatment. (TOS: "Balance of Terror")

Fields in a commmand division uniform

Later that year, he reported a suspicious engineering crewman on deck 14, when there was a shipwide search for escaped mental patient Simon Van Gelder. (TOS: "Dagger of the Mind")

Later that same year, he was attached to a security detachment when the children of Miri were discovered. (TOS: "Miri")

In 2267, he was aboard the Enterprise when the ship discovered the SS Botany Bay. (TOS: "Space Seed")



Background information

Fields was played by regular extra John Arndt, after having previously played Crewman Sturgeon in "The Man Trap".

The name Fields originated from the source's script. The cast list written for the "Balance of Terror" referred to him as a crewman (in common with Brenner). Similarly, although not referenced on screen, Paul Schneider's script for "Balance of Terror" named this character (along with Brenner) as a "phaser specialist".

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