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First time anywhere!
Kirk's days at Starfleet Academy!

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Canon characters listed below are linked to the main article about them. Non-canon characters are not linked, but those that recurred, appearing or being mentioned in more than one story, are defined further in DC TOS characters.

Regular and recurring characters

James T. Kirk 
Future Enterprise captain. Broke up with his girlfriend Ruth the night before going to Starfleet Academy.
George Samuel Kirk 
James Kirk's older brother. Dating Aurelan.
Matt Decker 
Strategy professor. He was later seen as a Commodore in "The Doomsday Machine".
Benjamin Finney 
Dean of Students. Later encountered in "Court Martial".
Gary Mitchell 
Slob of a roommate, next encountered in "Where No Man Has Gone Before".
Third-year student adviser. Practical joker. Next encountered in "Shore Leave".
Carol Marcus 
Science major at the Academy. Pushed toward Kirk by Mitchell. They later started a relationship. Later encountered in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
Upperclasswoman. Close friend of Carol Marcus.
Classmate of Kirk and Mitchell.
Girlfriend of Kirk until they broke up the night before he left for the Academy. She moved to San Francisco to be near him at the end of the first term and they got back together as a couple.

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