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Prisoners of a powerful secret – FOR LIFE!

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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 Gold Key TOS characters.

Regular and recurring

Enterprise senior staff.

James T. Kirk 
Enterprise captain.
Vulcan Enterprise exec and science officer.
Leonard McCoy 
Enterprise chief medical officer.
Montgomery Scott 
Enterprise chief engineer.
Enterprise communications officer.
Pavel Chekov 
Enterprise officer.
Christine Chapel 
Enterprise nurse. On the cover, Chapel inexplicably wears an operations division red uniform.
Enterprise security crewman in the Galileo landing party. Manning had previously appeared in "The Perfect Dream".


Tailen Kahn (β)
Administrative Starfleet admiral. Kahn did not wear a recognizable Starfleet uniform, but was specified to be an admiral. As an administrator, it is possible that Kahn would wear an operations division red uniform, as did Administrative Commodore Stocker.
T'oell (β)
The Quodarian Secretary of Affairs.
Arama (β)
Leader of the Quodarians.
Tonar (β)
Science Lord of Chantil.


Enterprise shuttle.
Quodar (β)
A planet.
Tristas (β)
A neighboring planet.
Chantil (β)
A city on Tristas.
Source of the crystals that help power warp drives.

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