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John Paul Lona portrayed Ambassador Runepp in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fourth season episode "The Muse". He received the guest spot by winning a "Design an Alien" contest promoted by Playmates Toys for which he designed the make-up for the character's species, the Rasiinians.

Lona has also illustrated several Star Wars comic books and roleplaying games. The ships he designed include the YT-450a, the Wolden-class and the Imperial Repair Ship.

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