Memory Alpha
Memory Alpha

Peter Kirk was a male Human civilian in the 23rd century. He was the son of George and Aurelan Kirk. His uncle was Starfleet Captain James T. Kirk.

In 2265, Peter saw his uncle off when he began his five-year mission of exploration in command of the USS Enterprise. Peter was with his father, mother, and two brothers. (TOS: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?")

In 2266, he lived with his parents at the Deneva colony. Late that year, travelers from Ingraham B brought flying parasites to the colony; over the next eight months, these parasites infiltrated and overwhelmed the colony, infecting nearly everyone. By the time of the Enterprise's 2267 visit, Peter and Aurelan were infected and George had died, presumably resisting the parasites' control. Though Captain Kirk discovered how to destroy the parasites in time to save Peter and the colony, his discovery came too late to save Aurelan.

Peter had two siblings, but they had both passed by the time of the neural parasite invasion of Deneva. (TOS: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", "Operation -- Annihilate!")


Background information

Deleted scene with Peter Kirk in captain's chair

Peter Kirk was portrayed by Craig Hundley.

A filmed scene cut from this episode featured dialogue between Kirk and his nephew Peter. The dialogue concerned Peter's returning to Deneva to live with Sam Kirk's partner. [1]


Peter Kirk was a major character in the novel Sarek by A.C. Crispin. The novel depicted him as a young man at Starfleet Academy.

In Operation: Annihilate, Part 1 and 2, his alternate reality counterpart survives and is not orphaned.

External links