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Ensign Youngblood was a Starfleet officer who served aboard the USS Enterprise-D from 2364 to 2366.

Service history[]


Youngblood was on duty on the bridge, at an aft station, when the Enterprise-D tried to escape from Q's force field. He later helped evacuate sickbay when saucer separation was engaged. Following the reconnection of the ship, he went shopping in the mall on Farpoint Station. He was also on duty on the bridge when Wesley Crusher entered the command center for the first time. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

He was working in sickbay when Commander Riker brought Deanna Troi for treatment. Like the rest of the crew she was affected by polywater intoxication. (TNG: "The Naked Now")

He was on duty on the bridge when Natasha Yar was abducted by the Ligonian First One Lutan, working at an aft station of the bridge. His work was later overseen by Commander Riker. He also passed the quarters of Geordi La Forge when Data visited him. (TNG: "Code of Honor")

Youngblood, 2364

Youngblood in 2364

He was walking through a corridor and saw Captain Picard carry Lwaxana Troi's heavy suitcase. Later he was on duty on the bridge when the ship was contacted by First Electorine Valeda Innis in orbit of Haven and when Captain Picard made contact with the Tarellians. (TNG: "Haven")

He was sitting at his usual aft bridge console when the Enterprise-D entered a galaxy where thoughts became reality due to tempering by Kosinski and The Traveler, and still was on duty when the ship was safely returned to the Milky Way Galaxy. (TNG: "Where No One Has Gone Before")

Youngblood worked on the bridge when the Enterprise-D encountered a Ferengi D'Kora-class marauder in orbit of Delphi Ardu IV for the first time. He fell asleep on his console when life support was nearly completely down due to an ancient Tkon Empire outpost. (TNG: "The Last Outpost")

Youngblood was on duty on the bridge when the ship encountered the Beta Renner cloud. Like the rest of the bridge crew, he was affected by energy beams rippling all over the bridge. (TNG: "Lonely Among Us")

He was on duty on the bridge when the ship was in orbit of Rubicun III and discussed findings on a PADD with Lieutenant Worf who was working at the security station. (TNG: "Justice")

He was on duty on the bridge when DaiMon Bok returned the USS Stargazer to Captain Picard. (TNG: "The Battle")

Youngblood left a room in a hurry when the ship was approaching Quadra Sigma III. He later served on the bridge after Q had given Riker the powers of the Q. (TNG: "Hide And Q")

Stock footage from "Encounter at Farpoint" was used for this scene.

Youngblood, aft bridge

Youngblood on the bridge

He was manning his regular aft bridge station when the ship was heading to Mordan IV, having Admiral Mark Jameson aboard.. (TNG: "Too Short A Season")

He was on duty on the bridge when the ship was en route to Torona IV and encountering malfunctions. He applauded after Captain Picard successfully delivered his speech to the Jarada. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

Youngblood was on duty on the bridge when an away team found Lore disassembled on Omicron Theta. (TNG: "Datalore")

He walked past the transporter room, carrying a large PADD when an away team was beaming down to Angel I. (TNG: "Angel One")

He again worked on the bridge when the Enterprise-D was approaching Starbase 74. He later walked through a docking port to the starbase when the ship had to be evacuated due to tampering by the Bynars. He again was on duty on the bridge when the ship left the starbase. (TNG: "11001001")

Youngblood was on duty in main engineering when the crew was dealing with the microbrain of Velara III. (TNG: "Home Soil")

He passed Harry Bernard, Sr. and Jr. in a corridor when the ship was about to leave orbit of Aldea. (TNG: "When The Bough Breaks")

He passed Jake Kurland and Wesley Crusher in a corridor while the ship was in orbit of Relva VII. He was later on duty on the bridge when Kurland stole a shuttle. (TNG: "Coming of Age")

He worked on the bridge when an away team beamed over to the Talarian freighter Batris and rescued three Klingon renegades. (TNG: "Heart of Glory")

Youngblood was working on the bridge at an aft station when the ship was in orbit of Minos and was contacted by the Minosian peddler. (TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom")

He worked on the bridge when the Enterprise-D was doing research in the Delos system. When the ship was about to beam aboard Brekkian and Ornaran survivors, Diana Giddings talked to him at a brige aft station. (TNG: "Symbiosis")

Youngblood was also on the bridge when Captain Picard decided to beam down to the surface of Vagra II and rescue Deanna Troi and Ben Prieto from the creature Armus. (TNG: "Skin Of Evil")

When the ship experienced the Manheim Effect in late 2364, he was working on the bridge. (TNG: "We'll Always Have Paris")


Wallace, Youngblood, Bennett

Ensigns Wallace, Youngblood and Bennett

He switched to the command division in early 2365.

He was on duty on the bridge shortly before the crew of the Enterprise-D encountered Nagilum and was present when the being killed Ensign Haskell. He also passed the away team in front of the transporter room. (TNG: "Where Silence Has Lease")

Youngblood walked past Data, Wesley Crusher and Thadiun Okona in a corridor shortly after Okona had been beamed on board. (TNG: "The Outrageous Okona")

He walked past Deanna Troi and Doctor Katherine Pulaski in a corridor when the ship was in orbit of Gagarin IV. (TNG: "Unnatural Selection")

He passed Commander Riker and Lieutenant Worf in a corridor after the former returned from the Klingon Bird-of-Prey IKS Pagh. (TNG: "A Matter Of Honor")

Geordi La Forge nearly ran into Youngblood in a corridor when he was on his way to the bridge to warn the crew about the Iconian probe. (TNG: "Contagion")

Youngblood was walking past Commander Riker's quarters where Kyle Riker was waiting for his son to arrive. (TNG: "The Icarus Factor")

A short while later, he passed Captain Picard and Counselor Troi in a corridor while the two were on their way to the holodeck. (TNG: "Pen Pals")

He passed Data and Captain Picard in a corridor after they had been sharing dinner with Lwaxana Troi (TNG: "Manhunt") and K'Ehleyr when she left a turbolift. (TNG: "The Emissary")

Youngblood walked past Commander Riker and Geordi La Forge in a corridor while the former was on the way to a Strategema match with Sirna Kolrami in Ten Forward. (TNG: "Peak Performance")

Youngblood was part of Commander William T. Riker's memories while being infected on the surface of Surata IV and treated in sickbay. (TNG: "Shades of Gray")

For this episode stock footage of "Heart of Glory" was reused.


Youngblood flirting

Ensign Youngblood and a fellow crewmember

He was sitting at the bar in Ten Forward with a female science division crewmember in early 2366, having a drink. (TNG: "Booby Trap")

He walked past Commander Riker's quarters when the ship was in orbit of Galorndon Core, trying to locate Geordi La Forge on the planet. (TNG: "The Enemy")

Youngblood was playing a game of three-dimensional chess with a fellow crewmember in Ten Forward when the ship was transporting Sovereign Marouk of Acamar III. (TNG: "The Vengeance Factor")

He was having a drink with Ensigns Darien Wallace and Bennett in Ten Forward when he was made aware by Bennett that a woman was looking at him. This was watched by Guinan and Lal; the El-Aurian explained to the android that this was called flirting. A short while later, he was sitting at a table with the woman and kissing her, meanwhile being served drinks by Lal. (TNG: "The Offspring")

The script of the episode refers to him as "a young ensign talking to some buddies".

Youngblood passed the quarters of Tam Elbrun when Deanna Troi entered the rooms. (TNG: "Tin Man")

A holographic recreation of Youngblood was part of Reginald Barclay's programs, specifically the Ten Forward program in which Barclay defeated Commander Riker. (TNG: "Hollow Pursuits")

Alternate timeline[]

Youngblood, alternate timeline

Youngblood from an alternate timeline

In an alternate 2366, created when the USS Enterprise-C traveled forward in time, Youngblood served on the Enterprise-D. He walked past the sickbay door when Captain Rachel Garrett was treated there and visited Ten Forward when Guinan had a talk with Tasha Yar. (TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise")



Background information[]

James G

Becker with Emmanuel Lewis in Webster

Youngblood was portrayed by James G. Becker. He was a regular background actor and stand-in for Jonathan Frakes. He received for almost all of his appearances no on screen credit, except for his appearance in "The Offspring", directed by Frakes.

His character's name was never mentioned on screen but his role was called "Youngblood" behind the scenes. This was revealed in an interview Becker did in The Official Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine issue 3?.

Becker reprised this role for the final Webster episode "Webtrek" in 1989, filmed during the second season of The Next Generation. He shared the scenes filmed on the Enterprise-D bridge with Michael Dorn and fellow stand-ins Dexter Clay and Lorine Mendell.