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Murf

Star Trek Timeline [INTERACTIVE]

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Murf was a gelatinous lifeform who lived in the late 24th century.

Biography

It inhabited the Tars Lamora prison colony until 2383, when it was found by Rok-Tahk. Rok-Tahk gave it the name "Murf" and took it to the USS Protostar. Murf was fond of ingesting random pieces of mechanical equipment. (PRO: "Lost and Found")

At one point, Murf attempted to eat a photon grenade which later detonated inside of it, causing Murf to briefly expand in size before returning to normal, prompting Rok-Tahk to conclude that Murf was indestructible. (PRO: "Kobayashi").

Later still, while the Protostar crew were experimenting with the ship's transporter, Rok-Tahk suggested Murf be the first lifeform to try using the transporter, as its indestructible nature would reduce the risk of an accident. Murf was accidentally beamed out onto the outer hull of the ship, proving it could also survive in the vacuum of space. (PRO: "First Con-tact")

The most impressive feat Murf's biology achieved was to safely act as a living containment vessel for the protostar that powered the Protostar's proto-drive. (PRO: "A Moral Star, Part 1")

Appendices

Appearances

  • PRO: Every episode

Background information

Murf's vocal effects were provided by Dee Bradley Baker.

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