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Chief Petty Officer Garison was a male Human Starfleet enlisted crewmember in the 23rd century. He served in the operations division aboard the USS Enterprise in 2254 under the command of Captain Christopher Pike. Garison was one of the ship's communications officers.

That same year, Garison was at his station when the Enterprise intercepted the distress call from the SS Columbia. He was among all of the Talos IV landing parties, where he carried a large radio backpack. He was among the initial landing party that discovered the illusory Columbia camp, then later during Una's failed attempt to use a laser cannon to shear off the rock-face to gain entry into the Talosian's underground settlement. He was also meant to join the third party, which was attempting to transport into the Talosian's underground settlement, but was prevented by the Talosians, who only allowed the transport of Una and J.M. Colt.

After the incident in the transporter room, Garison returned to the bridge, where he took up the navigator's position (while Jose Tyler moved over to the helm position) and operated the intercraft as Spock made said announcement that the ship was going to escape Talos. However, the Talosians felt otherwise and disabled the Enterprise. Garison later watched as Spock disassembled the helm/navigation console to determine the cause of the ship's malfunction, and moments later, when the Talosians accessed the ship's library computer, he ran over to the science station to observed information being reviewed.

Garison returned to the transporter room with Spock when it was determined that the transporter controls came back on. He was about return to the bridge, when it was discovered that all power had returned to the ship, but stopped as the transporter powered up, returning Colt and Una.

Following the return of Pike and crew to the bridge, he took up his position at the communication's station as the ship departed Talos. (TOS: "The Cage")

By 2258, Garison's position as communications officer would be filled by Lieutenant Nicola. (DIS: "Such Sweet Sorrow")

Footage of his experience aboard the Enterprise under Captain Pike during the original visit to Talos IV, from thirteen years prior, was transmitted from that planet during Spock's fictional court martial aboard the same ship in 2267. (TOS: "The Menagerie, Part I", "The Menagerie, Part II")


Background information

Garison was played by actor Adam Roarke.

In the 6 October 1964 draft of the script he was referred to simply as the "First Crewman" who was at "the Communication Station". Though, by the 20 November 1964 draft he was identified as "Bridge CPO Garison" (and still alternately in several scenes as still "First Crewman".

His name was alternately spelled "Garrison" on one call sheet from 8 December 1964, a spelling that was also used in the Star Trek Encyclopedia.

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