Kalita was a member of the Maquis resistance movement, based out of a settlement in the Demilitarized Zone.

In 2370, her superior cell leader was Macias. Kalita was highly critical and suspicious of new recruits to the Maquis. She kept a close eye on Ro Laren, a Starfleet officer, after she was brought to the Maquis settlement, sharing quarters with her. She later accompanied Ro on a mission to obtain medical kits by raiding the USS Enterprise-D in the Topin system. Ro's apparent ability to fool the Federation sensor buoys and penetrate the Enterprise-D shields were enough to impress Kalita and convince her that Ro was genuinely willing to help their cause. After Ro defected to the Maquis near the Hurgora nebula, she abandoned her ship and transported to Kalita's vessel. (TNG: "Preemptive Strike")

In 2371, Kalita worked with Thomas Riker on a plan to steal the USS Defiant from the station Deep Space 9. Together with Tamal she was beamed aboard the ship by Riker after he stunned Major Kira Nerys. She manned the helm during the Defiant strikes on Cardassian outposts and planets. After the Defiant was forced to stand down near the Orias system, Kalita returned to Federation space with the Defiant and was taken into custody. (DS9: "Defiant")


Background information

Kalita was played by actress Shannon Cochran who later appeared as the characters Sirella in the episode "You Are Cordially Invited" and Tal'aura in Star Trek Nemesis.

For the episode "Defiant", she filmed her scenes between Thurs day 6 October 1994 and Friday 7 October 1994 and Monday 10 October 1994 and Tuesday 11 October 1994 on Paramount Stage 18 and her makeup artist was Dean Gates.


The Slings and Arrows eBook novel A Weary Life featured Kalita and her time following the episode "Defiant".

The Star Trek Customizable Card Game featured Kalita on cards in the releases CCG: Deep Space Nine, CCG: Necessary Evil, CCG: Reflections 2.0, CCG: What You Leave Behind and identifies her as a trained Maquis pilot. [1][2][3]

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