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The '''Taylor family''' consisted of [[Jane Taylor]] and her [[parents]].
| image = Jane Taylor.jpg
| imagecap = Jane Taylor
| gender = Female
| species = [[Human]]
| affiliation = [[Earth]] [[Starfleet]]
| rank = [[Crewman]] 2nd Class
| occupation = [[EPS control specialist]]
| status = Deceased
| datestatus = 2154
| died = [[2154]]
| actor = [[Kipleigh Brown]]
'''Jane Taylor''' was a [[Human]] [[Gender|female]] who served in [[Starfleet]] during the mid-[[22nd century]]. Considered a gifted [[engineer]], [[Charles Tucker III]] pulled her from ''[[Saratoga]]'' to serve on {{EnterpriseNX|Enterprise}}'s [[engineering]] team. Jane [[Death|died]] in [[2154]] after an [[Xindi]] attack severely damaged ''Enterprise''.
== Career ==
In [[2154]], [[Trip Tucker]] wrote the parents a letter to tell of their [[daughter]]'s [[death|passing]]. ({{ENT|The Forgotten}})
Taylor served aboard ''Enterprise'' for three [[year]]s, presumably from its launch in [[2151]] until her [[death]] in [[2154]]. Prior to this, she served on the ''[[Saratoga]]''. [[Commander]] [[Charles Tucker III|Tucker]] pulled her off to be on ''Enterprise'', making [[Captain]] [[Brody]] angry. She was considered a gifted [[engineer]], and was particularly adept at repairing fused [[power relay]]s (especially those which Tucker was unable to isolate himself).
Taylor was one of eighteen [[crew]]members (affectionately referred to by Captain [[Jonathan Archer]] as "The 18") killed by the [[Xindi]] during the [[Battle of Azati Prime]] in [[February]] of 2154. The section she was in (identified as either [[NX class decks|section]] 6 or 7 of C [[deck]]) decompressed while she was heading to her station; she died right outside her [[quarters]]. It was said that, had she made it "a few more [[meter]]s," she would have survived the attack.
== Personal relationships ==
Taylor served on [[Michael Rostov]]'s [[engineering]] team, and he frequently played [[practical joke]]s on her. Tucker maintained that one day Taylor would make a fine [[chief engineer]]; she once found a glitch in the [[injector assembly]] that everyone else missed.
Upon Taylor's death at the hands of the Xindi, Commander Tucker was ordered (over his objections) by Captain Archer to compose a personal letter to her parents. Trip had difficulty writing the message and, after at least two false starts, successfully did so only after speaking with Taylor in a [[dream]]. The process was [[emotion]]ally trying but therapeutic for Tucker, ultimately resulting in his coming to terms with the earlier loss of his sister [[Elizabeth Tucker|Elizabeth]].
Taylor kept a framed [[photograph]] (apparently of herself and her parents, though this is unclear) on her desk in her quarters. It was damaged during the Xindi attack in which she was killed. ({{ENT|The Forgotten}})
== Tucker's letter ==
The full text of Commander Tucker's letter to Jane Taylor's parents follows:
''Mr. and Mrs. Taylor: By the time you get this, [[Starfleet]] will have already told you about Jane. Since I worked so closely with her, I wanted to add my personal condolences. I have to confess, I've been putting off writing this for a while. I convinced myself that my duties on Enterprise took precedence. But the truth is, I didn't want to face the fact that someone so young, with so much promise, could just be gone. But I'm facing it now. And I found myself thinking how important she was to me. She was a great engineer. And she was my friend. She won't be forgotten.''
== Background information ==
Jane Taylor was portrayed by [[Kipleigh Brown]] and only made one appearance, in {{ENT|The Forgotten}}.
Though Taylor was referred to in dialog as "crewman" and her [[Starfleet uniform (22nd century)|uniform]] [[rank insignia]] were those of [[enlisted]] personnel, she appeared to have her own quarters, which was unusual for noncoms during this period. ({{film|6}}) In addition, Tucker believed she was on her way to becoming a chief engineer, although this is not entirely impossible for an enlisted person (see [[Miles O'Brien]]).
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Revision as of 13:08, October 26, 2015

The Taylor family consisted of Jane Taylor and her parents.

In 2154, Trip Tucker wrote the parents a letter to tell of their daughter's passing. (ENT: "The Forgotten")

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