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Kirk kissing Andrea

Kirk and Andrea kiss

A kiss occurred when one person touched lips to another person to share affection. A kiss could also on occasion have other connotations, depending on the situation and the relation between the two individuals. Kisses on the lips usually denoted romantic affection; other regions of the face or head could be romantic, parental or friendly; a kiss on the hand was a chivalrous gesture usually given by men to women. Data once noted that "a kiss usually serves to seal a friendship, or indicate support, attraction, affection." (TNG: "The Ensigns of Command")

Data kissing the Borg Queen

Data kissing the Borg Queen

When the USS Enterprise-E was thrown back in time to 2063, Lieutenant commander Data was captured and seduced by the Borg Queen. She asked if he was familiar with physical forms of pleasure and he replied that he was fully functional in sexuality, programmed in multiple techniques. She asked how long it had been since he'd used them and when he gave a lengthy response, she interrupted by giving him a kiss, which he returned. (Star Trek: First Contact)

Captain Jonathan Archer used a "kiss" as a diversionary tactic in July 2151 when his universal translator malfunctioned and he couldn't understand the Akaali apothecary Riaan any longer. He kissed her intensely and programmed his communicator into the right translation matrix. (ENT: "Civilization")

In 2153, after Commander Charles Tucker III gave Corporal Amanda Cole a Vulcan neuro-pressure session, she kissed him. Tucker stated that it was "unexpected" and Cole replied that there was nothing wrong with unexpected. Tucker agreed, with the caveat that she should have given a little warning. A bit later that same month, Vulcan Sub-Commander T'Pol experienced jealousy at Tucker's relationship with Cole. As the two had a heated discussion regarding the matter, Tucker admitted his own feelings regarding T'Pol and she kissed him. (ENT: "Harbinger")

In 2154, T'Pol, suffering from the effects of addiction to trellium-D, experienced a nightmare in which she kissed Tucker in the shower, only to then lose control of her emotions and attack him. (ENT: "Damage")

In 2155 in the mirror universe, Lieutenant Hoshi Sato was the captain's woman of Captain Maximilian Forrest. When she found him in his quarters reviewing status reports, she stated that his quarters were his sanctuary, turned off his monitor, and kissed him. Later, after Jonathan Archer seized command of the ISS Enterprise in a mutiny, she offered to become captain's woman for him, telling him that tradition stated that whatever belonged to the previous captain was his for the taking. They kissed and as they did so, Sato made a half-hearted attempt to kill him with a knife, and he suggested that it might be better to keep their relationship on a professional level. Still later, Sato secretly betrayed Archer in favor of Sergeant Travis Mayweather. She either poisoned or drugged Archer with a drink and as Archer laid on the floor, clutching his chest in agony, she kissed Mayweather. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly", "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II")

In the alternate reality, Spock developed a relationship with Nyota Uhura. In 2258, following the destruction of Vulcan, Uhura kissed Spock when he returned to the USS Enterprise. She asked him what he needed and he replied that he needed everyone to continue performing admirably. She agreed to this and the two continued kissing. Later, when Spock and James T. Kirk were preparing to beam to the Narada to attempt to prevent the destruction of Earth, Uhura gave Spock a kiss and told him that he had better come back. (Star Trek)

Uhura wishing Chapel well

Uhura saying goodbye to Chapel

In 2266, Nyota Uhura kissed Christine Chapel goodbye on the cheek upon the nurse's departure for Exo III. (TOS: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?")

In 2267, an accident transported several members of the crew of the USS Enterprise to the ISS Enterprise. There, Captain James T. Kirk posed as his mirror universe counterpart. He had a discussion with Marlena Moreau about her status as captain's woman and whether she could be the woman of a Caesar and they kissed. Later, she stated that she felt humiliated on the Enterprise and he told her that she could be anything she wanted to be. They shared a very passionate kiss and this led her to realize that he was not who he claimed to be. (TOS: "Mirror, Mirror")

Uhura and Kirk kiss

Uhura and Kirk kiss

In 2268, the crew of the USS Enterprise visited the planet Platonius, where they encountered a race of individuals who claimed to follow the philosophies of Plato and called themselves Platonians. They had developed psychokinetic abilities due to the kironide in their food and Parmen attempted to use these abilities to control the ship's crew and force Doctor Leonard McCoy to remain on the planet. As part of this, he staged festivities in which he dressed several of the crew in Greek outfits and forced Nurse Christine Chapel & Spock and Captain James T. Kirk & Lieutenant Nyota Uhura to kiss each other. (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren")

The kiss between Kirk and Uhura became famous for being the "first interracial kiss on American network television," though it was technically "the first kiss between a fictional white male and a fictional black female to premiere on American network television." For more details, see the background information for the episode "Plato's Stepchildren".

In 2354, Benjamin and Jennifer Sisko shared a kiss in a park after talking about the possibility of having a child. The Prophets recreated this scenario in 2369 in the Celestial Temple as part of their observations of linear time which prompted Commander Sisko to explain that "As corporeal entities, Humans find physical touch to cause pleasure." (DS9: "Emissary")

It was traditional for Ferengi that met the Grand Nagus to kiss his staff upon meeting him. (DS9: "The Nagus")

In 2364, the crew of the USS Enterprise-D were afflicted with a polywater intoxication that lowered their natural inhibitions in much the same manner as alcohol. Thus affected, Lieutenant Natasha Yar gave a long kiss to a science division crewman while flirtatiously sashaying down one of the vessel's corridors. Later, Doctor Beverly Crusher attempted to kiss Captain Jean-Luc Picard, but he resisted her advances, managing to hang on to some of his remaining inhibitions. (TNG: "The Naked Now")

Other species also used to kiss such as the Edo on Rubicun III. (TNG: "Justice")

That same year, Counselor Deanna Troi and Wyatt Miller reluctantly agreed to an arranged marriage. Later, Miller asked Troi if she really wished to go through with it. She agreed that she did and, calling himself a very lucky man, he gave a brief kiss, and then they shared a much longer kiss. Later, he again briefly kissed her before beaming away to a Tarellian vessel, where he would have to remain due to those on the ship carrying the Tarellian plague. (TNG: "Haven")

Also that same year, when Commander William T. Riker ran a holographic program featuring the Bourbon Street Barn, he met a holographic brunette named Minuet whom he found attractive. Although both he and she knew that she was a computer-generated image, Riker asked how real she was. She replied that she was as real as he needed her to be and they shared a long kiss. (TNG: "11001001")

In 2366, Ard'rian McKenzie kissed Lieutenant commander Data after his initial efforts in persuading the colonists of Tau Cygna V were less than successful, as she felt that he "appeared to need it." Later, after informing her that he would remember her but that he no feelings of any kind, he kissed her, stating she appeared to need it. She noted that he was rational to the last, as he had seen she was unhappy and did what he concluded would make her feel better. (TNG: "The Ensigns of Command")

That same year, Lieutenant commander Geordi La Forge ran a holographic program that featured a version of Doctor Leah Brahms based on her personality profile analysis by Starfleet. As he worked with her to solve a problem aboard the Enterprise-D, the two became intimate and before La Forge ended his use of the program, they shared a kiss. (TNG: "Booby Trap")

Castillo and Yar kiss

Castillo and Yar kiss

Additionally that same year, in an alternate timeline, Natasha Yar and Richard Castillo kissed as he prepared to beam back to the USS Enterprise-C. (TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise")

Lal kissing Riker

Lal kisses Riker

When Data's "daughter" Lal was in Ten Forward observing how people interacted with one another, she saw two Humans kissing and became alarmed, believing the male was biting the female. Guinan corrected her and explained what kissing was. (TNG: "The Offspring")

That same year, when a replica of Jean-Luc Picard took command of the Enterprise-D, he had an intimate dinner with Doctor Beverly Crusher. He danced with her and then kissed her. She, however, pulled away quickly, not feeling comfortable with the encounter. (TNG: "Allegiance")

Also that same year, when captain Jean-Luc Picard took a vacation on the planet Risa, Vash kissed him, stating that it was good to see him again, even though they had never met. When he encountered her again, he told her that he preferred to be acquainted with the women that he kissed and spurned her apparent advances. Later, however, when the two of them were on adventure, he himself initiated a kiss, even though he felt sure she was "trouble." Later, as he prepared to return to the Enterprise, they shared one last kiss, him telling her to stay out of trouble. (TNG: "Captain's Holiday") When the two met again in 2367, they again shared several kisses. (TNG: "Qpid")

Additionally in 2366, when Lieutenant Reginald Barclay confided his frustrations regarding his treatment on the USS Enterprise-D to a holographic version of Counselor Deanna Troi, she gave him a shoulder massage and then kissed him. While he enjoyed the kiss, he decided he was in the mood for something "a little more unusual" and ran a different program in which Troi appeared as an exotic "Goddess of Empathy." (TNG: "Hollow Pursuits")

In 2367, Lieutenant junior grade Jenna D'Sora kissed Lieutenant Commander Data twice in the Enterprise-D torpedo bay after beginning to develop romantic feelings for him. Data described the second kiss to Guinan as being very passionate. Later, when she found his attempt at a "lovers' quarrel" artificial, she asked him to kiss her. He did, and she asked what he was just thinking. When he gave her a lengthy list which included herself but also many other things, she replied somewhat sarcastically that she was glad she was in there somewhere. (TNG: "In Theory")

In 2368, William T. Riker kissed Deanna Troi in an erotic fantasy forced upon her in a telepathic memory invasion by the Ullian Jev. He then fondled one of her breasts before changing into Jev himself. (TNG: "Violations")

Shortly after, that same year, Troi became romantically involved with Aaron Conor, the leader of the genetically-engineered society on Moab IV. During an unguarded moment, the two of them caressed each other and then kissed. Deanna Troi stated that what they were doing was wrong. Conor playfully agreed that it was "terribly wrong" and moved in for another kiss, which Troi submitted to. Angry with herself, she later told him that she would not be able to see him again, as there was no way that things would end happily for them. (TNG: "The Masterpiece Society")

A bit later that same year, the personal memories of the crew of the Enterprise-D were suppressed by a Satarran agent, Kieran MacDuff. During this time, both William T. Riker and Deanna Troi visited Troi's quarters where, due to her empathic abilities, Troi felt familiar feelings of pleasure. Before leaving, she gave him a peck on the cheek. Riker then visited his own quarters, where he found Ro Laren waiting for him. Though the two were normally antagonistic towards each other, robbed of their memories they had become friendly towards each other and even a bit romantic. She told him that she did not like the way her own quarters were decorated and suggested that she remain in his. He asked what would happened if he snored in his sleep. She kissed him and asked him what made him think he was going to get any sleep. (TNG: "Conundrum")

Still later that year, an individual named Soren, a member of the J'naii struck up an affair with William T. Riker. Such a romance was forbidden among members the species, who were androgynous and eschewed the concept of gender. Despite this, J'naii identified as female and the two of them shared a kiss while exploring the plant life of J'naii. Their action was discovered and J'naii was made to undergo psychotectic treatment to "correct" the condition. (TNG: "The Outcast")

In 2369, when Deanna Troi was made into a receptacle for the negative emotions of Ambassador Ves Alkar, her mental condition began deteriorating rapidly and she experienced tense feelings of sexually possessive jealous rage. When confronted by William T. Riker regarding her behavior, she twice kissed him briefly, but when he pulled away, she scratched his neck, drawing blood. Later, after Troi had been freed from Alkar's influence, Troi and Riker shared a brief kiss in Troi's quarters. (TNG: "Man Of The People")

That same year, Captain Jean-Luc Picard became involved in a relationship with Lieutenant commander Nella Daren. The two took to playing music together and Daren led Picard to a spot within a Jefferies tube that she described as being the most acoustically perfect spot on the Enterprise-D. They played together for a while and Geordi La Forge heard their music in engineering below, but when Data joined him, he could not hear it, as the two had broken off to engage in a passionate kiss. Later, after Picard expressed discomfort when they were encountered by a fellow crewmember in a turbolift, Nella said that she thought she had misread him:"One kiss and you're off to find somebody else." He assured her that he wasn't given to casual relationships. Later, after he shared with her the details of his experience living the life of a man from the planet Kataan, they kissed once more. The two later shared one last kiss before Daren transferred off the Enterprise. (TNG: "Lessons")

In 2370, Commander Benjamin Sisko fell in love with a woman named Fenna who, unknown to him, was actually a telepathic projection of Nidell. After Sisko met Nidell for the first time, he had an encounter with Fenna and questioned her regarding the fact that they looked exactly alike. Fenna stated that she was looking for him and they kissed, only for her to then disappear in front of his eyes. (DS9: "Second Sight")

A kiss could sometimes be given to show love for a family member, such as one's child or wife. In 2370, a replicant of Chief Miles O'Brien tried to give Molly O'Brien a good morning kiss, only for her to spurn it, her apparently being aware that something was wrong. Later, the same replicant kissed Keiko O'Brien, only for her to back away, leading him to suspect that something was wrong. (DS9: "Whispers")

That same year, in the mirror universe, the mirror Benjamin Sisko attempted to kiss Major Kira Nerys, but he was interrupted by the mirror Miles O'Brien before he could actually do so. (DS9: "Crossover")

Also that same year, the Iyaaran ambassador Voval, in the guise of the Human woman "Anna," kissed Jean-Luc Picard, telling him that she loved him as part of a ruse to try to study the concept of love. (TNG: "Liaisons")

Kes and Neelix kiss

Kes and Neelix kiss in 2371

In 2371, in the mirror universe, the mirror Jadzia Dax gave Benjamin Sisko a long passionate kiss, believing him to be the mirror Sisko and having missed him, but then slapped him for letting her believe that he was dead. Later, after Sisko had infiltrated Terok Nor, he kissed the Intendant, telling her he was happy to see her, and the Intendant called him "the same old Benjamin." (DS9: "Through the Looking Glass")

The Doctor and Freya kiss

The Doctor and Freya kiss

The Doctor had his first kiss ever with the holographic character Freya while running the holographic program Beowulf. (VOY: "Heroes and Demons")

That same year, Commander Chakotay observed two crewmembers of the USS Voyager kissing in a turbolift in what he described as "an example of indiscreet shipboard fraternization." The incident led him to speak with Captain Kathryn Janeway regarding the possibility of developing a policy regarding fraternization on board the ship, though Janeway was wary of the idea, as Starfleet was reluctant to regulate peoples' personal lives. (VOY: "Elogium")

Also that same year, Gathorel Labin attempted to kiss Kathryn Janeway while she was on shore leave on the planet Sikaris, but he was interrupted by Ensign Harry Kim, who had an exciting discovery to report. Later, he kissed Janeway's hand as he tried to persuade her that she and the crew of Voyager should settle on Sikaris. (VOY: "Prime Factors")

In 2372, Lieutenant commander Jadzia Dax and Major Kira Nerys participated in a holosuite program based on King Arthur's Court in Camelot. In the program, Lancelot kissed Major Kira and she knocked him out, as she was playing a married woman and was unfamiliar with the storyline. Not long after this, Captain Benjamin Sisko and Kasidy Yates kissed before Sisko left Deep Space 9 for a mission on the USS Defiant. (DS9: "The Way of the Warrior")

Lenara Kahn and Jadzia Dax kiss

Kahn and Dax kiss

That same year, Jadzia Dax was reunited with the Kahn symbiont, as Lenara Kahn. One of the Dax symbiont's previous hosts, Torias, was married to Kahn's previous host, Nilani. Despite a strict Trill taboo regarding Reassociation, Jadzia attempted to rekindle their previous romance and the two shared a passionate kiss. (DS9: "Rejoined")

The kiss between Dax and Kahn was the first same-sex kiss in Star Trek history and was considered highly controversial. The kiss was cut from the broadcast of at least one U.S. southern affiliate and generated at least a couple of angry phone calls. For more details, see the background information for the episode "Rejoined".

In Doctor Julian Bashir's holoprogram, Julian Bashir, Secret Agent, the character Caprice kissed Bashir after being saved by him. Later, in the same program, when Falcon threatened to kill Bashir, Anastasia Komananov (replaced with the image of Kira Nerys at the time), asked for one last kiss with him. This was actually cover, however, to allow Bashir time to detach an earring that was used as a bomb knock out Falcon. Later in the program, Bashir and his companion, Elim Garak, were taken hostage by Hippocrates Noah. As Honey Bare came to check on some lasers that were part of Noah's plan to destroy Earth, Bashir seduced her into a kiss and to give him her hairpin so that he could use it to unlock his and Garak's handcuffs. Garak commented "Kiss the girl, get the key. They never taught me that in the Obsidian Order." (DS9: "Our Man Bashir")

In 2373, when Bashir ruined some Idran hybrids planted by Keiko O'Brien by over-watering, Miles suggested to Molly, "I think you and I should both go to the airlock and welcome Mummy back. And then after we've hugged and kissed, you can tell her what happened," but Molly wouldn't have any of it. Upon Keiko's return, it transpired that she had been possessed by a Pah-wraith from the Bajoran Fire Caves. She forced Miles to kiss her in order to maintain the appearance that nothing was out of the ordinary. (DS9: "The Assignment")

That same year, when Lieutenant commander Worf was about to leave on a dangerous mission to the Gamma Quadrant, he and Lieutenant commander Jadzia Dax shared a kiss. She then commented "Have a glorious death. Or don't. It's up to you." (DS9: "In Purgatory's Shadow")

Also that same year, Elim Garak and Tora Ziyal shared a kiss after Garak told her a story about his having made a life for himself on Deep Space 9, just before she left the station for Bajor. A kiss was a common part of a wedding ceremony once the bride and groom were declared to married. Rom and Leeta shared a kiss at their wedding following Benjamin Sisko's declaration that they were married. Not long after, Jadzia Dax gave Worf a kiss prior to Worf's leaving Deep Space 9 to serve on the IKS Rotarran. (DS9: "Call to Arms")

In Seska's altered version of Lieutenant Tuvok's Insurrection Alpha holoprogram, when a holographic version of Captain Kathryn Janeway accidentally killed herself with a compression phaser rifle that had been modified by the holographic Seska, the holographic Commander Chakotay declared that she was an incredible woman and kissed her. (VOY: "Worst Case Scenario")

Worf kisses the bride

Worf kisses the bride

In 2374, Worf and Jadzia Dax shared a kiss at their wedding following Sirella's declaration that they were married. (DS9: "You Are Cordially Invited")

That same year, when Hirogen took control of the USS Voyager and placed the member's of the ship's crew into holographic scenarios, Seven of Nine, believing herself to be a lounge singer in the night club Le Coeur de Lion sang "Wrong / Would it wrong to kiss / Seeing I feel like this / Would it be wrong to try?" from the song "It Can't Be Wrong". (VOY: "The Killing Game") Later, during that same simulation, Lieutenant Tom Paris, believing himself to be Bobby Davis, recalled a kiss he had shared with Brigitte (Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres's holographic alter ego) during the courtroom scene of the film I'm No Angel. Brigitte admitted that the film itself was not exactly burned into her memory, but she did remember the kiss. (VOY: "The Killing Game, Part II")

Odo and Kira's first kiss

Odo and Kira's dramatic first kiss

Also that same year, Odo and Kira Nerys got into an argument on the Promenade regarding her relationship with Shakaar Edon and their own burgeoning relationship with each other. Nerys demanded that they discuss what was happening over dinner and when Odo asked what would happen afterward, she sarcastically suggested that they could go dancing. Odo then suggested that she might expect to kiss him after a date, and she agreed that she might. To this, Odo replied that they should kiss then and there. When Kira did not object, he grabbed her and they shared a passionate kiss. (DS9: "His Way")

Later that same year, Odo began making plans to celebrate the one month anniversary of his first date with Kira at the suggestion of Quark. Upon further consideration, however, he decided to celebrate the one month anniversary of their first kiss instead, as their first date had ended badly. This sent Quark into a panic, as he had arranged affairs to distract Odo from an illegal business transaction he was conducting, smuggling Denevan crystals. He was delighted when Odo told him that he had again changed his plans as Kira felt that it would be more appropriate to celebrate their first date. Secretly, Odo was fully aware of Quark's plan, but felt he owed Quark. (DS9: "The Sound of Her Voice")

In 2375, Commanders Chakotay and Valerie Archer (a member of Species 8472 in Human disguise) shared a kiss, ostensibly as part of 8472's training to learn more about the Human species. In actuality, however, the kiss was a ruse initiated by Archer to obtain a sample of Chakotay's DNA, as the 8472 replica of Boothby had become suspicious regarding Chakotay's true nature. Later, however, after the crew of USS Voyager and Species 8472 made peace, the two shared another kiss. The Archer replica asked if it was any better than the last time and Chakotay described her as a "quick study." (VOY: "In the Flesh")

That same year, Doctor Julian Bashir successfully cured Sarina Douglas, a fellow genetically enhanced Human, of catalepsy. Bashir began to develop feelings for her, and as she expressed her worries about where she would go now that she was cured, he suggested that she might not have to go anywhere and kissed her. Douglas, however, was not ready to be in a relationship and decided to leave to Deep Space 9. Before she did, however, the two shared another kiss. (DS9: "Chrysalis")

Also that same year, Captain Kathryn Janeway and the supposed Devore Imperium defector Kashyk shared a passionate kiss before Kashyk left Voyager, allegedly to shield them from an inspection team by taking command of the team himself. (VOY: "Counterpoint")

In 2376, The Doctor fantasized about Seven of Nine giving him a lingering kiss on the cheek in a daydream in which he became the Emergency Command Hologram. Later, after he was awarded the Starfleet Medal of Commendation for his part in stopping a raid of Voyager by the Hierarchy, Seven actually did gave him a kiss on the cheek. She stated, however, that it was a platonic gesture and that he shouldn't expect him to pose for her, a reference to another of his daydreams in which he had painted her in the nude. (VOY: "Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy")

That same year, Ensign Lyndsay Ballard returned to Voyager after being resuscitated by the Kobali. She resumed her friendship with Harry Kim, only to later learn that he had long harbored romantic feelings for her. He told her that he would very much like to kiss her and she responded with a favorite Klingon saying of hers, "Own the day," and then they kissed. (VOY: "Ashes to Ashes")

Also that same year, B'Elanna Torres crash landed on a L-Class planet where she encountered a playwright named Kelis who created a play based on the adventures of USS Voyager. At one point, Kelis's draft for the play contained a large amount of kissing, including Captain Kathryn Janeway kissing Commander Chakotay, Lieutenant Tom Paris kissing Seven of Nine and Ensign Harry Kim kissing the Delaney sisters. Torres was not impressed by this and suggested a new direction for the play, leading Kelis to come up with a new idea in which Captain Janeway argued passionately with the Borg Queen for peace. Torres felt that this idea was "much better than all that kissing." (VOY: "Muse")

In 2378, while on their fourth date, Commander Chakotay and Seven of Nine shared their first kiss. Seven initiated the kiss, explaining that she wanted to alleviate the tension because she had been told that anticipation of the first kiss is often uncomfortable. Chakotay asked what she had been told about the second kiss and she replied that she would have to check the database, but he interrupted her by initiating the second kiss. (VOY: "Endgame")

A kiss was also described in the lyrics of the song heroes, which was used as incidental music in "Children of Mars".

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