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This page contains information regarding Star Trek: Lower Decks, and thus may contain spoilers.

Commander Jack Ransom was a male Human Starfleet officer that served as first officer under Captain Carol Freeman on the USS Cerritos in 2380. (LD: "Second Contact") His birthday was July 16th. (LD: "Moist Vessel")

Starfleet career

Ransom had extensive experience leading away missions, especially missions that seemed like "a walk in the park" before taking a sudden turn towards disastrous. Ransom listed facing horned gorillas, sentient tar, and "spores that make you hook up with your best friend's sister."

He further prided his history of "classic, Jack Ransom-peace brokering." (LD: "Temporal Edict")

Ransom's affinity for joysticks in "Envoys" and preference for landing manually in "Temporal Edict" may suggest a previous assignment as helmsman.

USS Cerritos

In 2380, Ransom served as Captain Carol Freeman's first officer aboard the USS Cerritos. That year, he led ground-based elements of a second contact mission to the capital planet of the Galar system, before being bitten by a Galardonian insect and bringing a rage virus aboard the ship. (LD: "Second Contact")

While Ensign Sam Rutherford was considering a transfer to the command division, Commander Ransom observed his performance during two command trainer holodeck programs. (LD: "Envoys")

Ransom and Mariner in prison together

Ransom and Mariner debate rank and protocol in a prison on Gelrak V

Ransom led a gift giving-mission to Gelrak V shortly after they had been signed into the Federation, when an incident led to the team being attacked and imprisoned. While being pitted against Vindor in a match to the death, Ransom stabbed Beckett Mariner to prevent her from being able to fight so he could defend his team. Vindor conceded the match, freeing the team. (LD: "Temporal Edict")

Personal interests

Ransom practiced martial arts, had a large collection of free weights, and was a fan of the double-fist punch. (LD: "Temporal Edict")

Memorable quotes

"Oh, what happened? Where am I? And… did I eat flesh?"
"Uh, hardly any."

- Jack Ransom and Ensign Tendi, after the former returned to normal (LD: "Second Contact")

"In thousands of simulations that has literally never happened before. Let's try another one, on a ship with even MORE children!"

- Jack Ransom, after watching Sam Rutherford spectacularly fail Command Trainer 4 (LD: "Envoys")



Background information

Jack Ransom was voiced by Jerry O'Connell.

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