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Kal Dano was a scientist from the mid-27th century who invented the Tox Uthat, a quantum phase inhibitor that could halt all nuclear fusion within a star.

When two Vorgon criminals, Ajur and Boratus, attempted to steal the Uthat, Dano traveled back in time to the 22nd century and hid it on the planet Risa, where it would remain undiscovered until the year 2366. (TNG: "Captain's Holiday")


Background information

This character was only mentioned in dialogue.

According to the script, Kal Dano's name was pronounced as "CAL DAY-no". [1]


The corpse of the time traveler

According to the novel Watching the Clock, Kal Dano was a Shirna scientist who invented the Tox Uthat to destroy the Vorgon home system in the past, before the Vorgons developed the warp drive. The Vorgons intercepted him and he was killed evading pursuit.

According to the computer game Star Trek Online, the pilot of the Earth vessel found by the crew of Enterprise NX-01 in "Future Tense" is Kal Dano, who is voiced in the game by Jason Charles Miller. Kal Dano is revealed to have Human, Vulcan, and Lukari ancestry, and travels back in time to prevent the destruction of the Lukari homeworld by using the Tox Uthat to destabilize the Lukari sun. His travel pod was given to him by Daniels, a temporal agent, in order to ensure his proper place in history. Kal Dano later joins with the player to unsuccessfully prevent the Tholians from destabilizing the Na'kuhl sun, and became lost in time after his ship was damaged, resulting in his death and discovery by Enterprise.

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