- For other uses, see Bates.
In 2266, when apparent Hytaran spacecraft punctured the hull of the Enterprise, Bates was a member of a security squad that repelled and captured a boarding party with phaser rifles. Because they fought near a hull rupture, the group wore environmental suits during the battle. Their prisoners were not recognized by Hytaran General Ari, and later discovered to be Destans. (TOS comic: "The Third Party")