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"How many sciences are there?"
"There are currently 196 branches of science. Is there one you would like to know more about?"
"I've got my work cut out for me."
– Rok-Tahk and the CR-721 computer voice, 2384 ("Asylum")

Rok-Tahk, or simply Rok, was a young Brikar female who lived during the late 24th century.


The Monster

Rok's first job

Early in her life, Rok was part of a slave show in which due to her physique she played The Monster, as opposed to The Hero, whom she had to fight and lose to during each performance. At first, the young Brikar was happy with her lot but eventually grew dissatisfied with her role as a savage beast. One day, she sabotaged the show, trying to assume the role of the hero, but was later sold to a Kazon slaver as "people didn't come from all around to see a Monster be a Hero". (PRO: "Preludes")

Eventually, she was bought by The Diviner and imprisoned as an Unwanted at the Tars Lamora prison colony until she escaped aboard the newly-discovered Federation starship USS Protostar. (PRO: "Lost and Found")

Due to her youth and living as a prisoner for so long, the nutri-goop fed to the Unwanted was the only food she could ever remember eating. (PRO: "Starstruck")

Rok discovered her passion for science when the ship was overtaken by some sort of temporal anomaly, which caused an oscillating time differential between the sections of the ship. For Jankom Pog, time moved extremely fast, but for Rok, time moved at an extremely slow rate, making ten minutes seem like an eternity. Knowing that Rok was their only hope to fix the damaged warp core, Hologram Janeway tried to talk Rok through it, only for her to panic and shut the hologram down. Later, Rok tried in vain to call Janeway back, only to be told by the ship's computer that her program was gone. Seemingly alone, Rok wandered through the ship and soon discovered a transphasic message from Gwyn, who apologized for pressuring Rok to play the unwanted part of security officer. Gwyn told Rok that she could be much more by digging deep into her potential to save them all. The schematics for the warp matrix were attached to the message, as well as the location of the dilithium coupler. Though Rok insisted that she couldn't do it, she decided to try and used the computer to teach herself about quantum science and computer engineering, and she was able to successfully build a warp matrix and restore Janeway's program. (PRO: "Time Amok")

Rok-Tahk in uniform

Rok-Tahk in Protostar uniform

She continued to prove her mettle as a scientist when she successfully jump-started the Rev-12's disabled engine at Tars Lamora, and again when she successfully calculated the jump from the deteriorating CR-721 relay station to the Protostar. (PRO: "A Moral Star, Part 2", "Asylum") She also assisted Zero in removing Dal R'El's epigenetic dermal implant, obtained at Noble Isle, before his genetic changes became permanent. (PRO: "Masquerade")

Eventually, thanks to the Living construct, which was onboard the Protostar with the intention of destroying Starfleet from within, the Protostar crew no longer had control of the ship, and was headed for the heart of Federation space, where it was met by an armada of Starfleet vessels. When Starfleet vessels, contaminated by the Living construct, began attacking one another, Dal decided that the only solution was to destroy the Protostar. When Pog stated that that would destroy everything in this solar system, Rok countered that it wouldn't if they set the ship to explode as it was going into proto-drive. Unfortunately, since the self-destruct was off-line, the core would need to be detonated manually. Dal volunteered to go down with the ship. but Holo Janeway declared that she should be the one to stay behind.

As Rok and the others escaped on a bare-bones shuttle that Rok built using the vehicle replicator, the Protostar destroyed itself in mid-jump, disabling the Living construct.

A month later, the Protostar crew made it to Starfleet Headquarters on Earth. where they found themselves in front of a Starfleet tribunal where they faced various criminal charges, such as stealing a Federation starship. Vice admiral Kathryn Janeway argued on their behalf that the kids did everything in in an effort to warn Starfleet. thanks to the admiral's impassioned speech, all criminal charges were dropped and although they weren't allowed immediate entrance into Starfleet Academy as they hoped, the crew, with the exception of Gwyn who'd decided to go to Solum to try to unite her people, would be permitted to serve under the admiral as Warrant officers-in-training.

During her orientation, Rok was encouraged by a Starfleet Academy instructor, Doctor Erin Macdonald. to pursue a career in Exobiology. (PRO: "Supernova, Part 2")

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Rok-Tahk (Holograms All the Way Down)



Background information[]

Rok-Tahk is voiced by Rylee Alazraqui when using the universal translator, and by Brook Chalmers when growling in the Brikar language in "Lost and Found", "Preludes", and "Supernova, Part 1".

Her species was initially not stated on-screen, but was revealed on her official Nickelodeon description (see below) as "Brikarian", and later by the showrunners to be Brikar. [1] The latter was later confirmed onscreen in "Asylum".

According to her official Nickelodeon description:

Don't be fooled by her huge, rocky exterior – this uncommonly clever 8-year-old girl is a gentle Brikarian giant. She's mostly shy, except when it comes to her love of animals. Rok-Tahk believes in equality for all and dreams of being a Science Officer. She's on a mission to keep things fair for the entire crew, even though they think she'd make a better Security Officer. [2]

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