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This page details a counterpart of Keenser in the Kelvin timeline; for the Keenser in the primary universe see Keenser.
"And what did you do anyway? You just stood there like an oyster looking at me!"
Montgomery Scott, 2259[src]

Keenser was a male Roylan who was a Starfleet engineer serving during the 2250s and 2260s.


Early life

Keenser was bigger than a regular Roylans on Royla, causing others to mock him. In 2230, when first contact with his people was made by the Federation Starfleet ship USS Kelvin, Keenser demonstrated his engineering skills to the Kelvin 's first officer, Lieutenant Commander George S. Kirk, and security officer, Lieutenant K'Bentayr, by giving them a complete diagnostic and pinpointing problems. With his parents' best wishes, Keenser was allowed to leave with Kelvin's away team, becoming the first Roylan to leave Royla. He experienced space sickness on the way to Kelvin. (TOS comic: "IDW Star Trek, Issue 14")

Starfleet service

In 2233, in the Kelvin timeline, three months after the destruction of the USS Kelvin, Keenser became the first Roylan to graduate from Starfleet Academy. For the next 25 years, Keenser was assigned to various ships, starbases and strange new worlds before becoming chief engineer of the new research station on Delta Vega. In 2258, Montgomery Scott was assigned to the outpost under Keenser's command. (TOS comic: "IDW Star Trek, Issue 14")

Keenser was Scott's only company for months until they encountered James T. Kirk and Spock, who had both been marooned on the planet. With Spock's assistance Scott was able to modify the outpost's transporter to function as a transwarp transporter and transport himself and Kirk to the USS Enterprise, leaving Keenser with Spock. (TOS movie: Star Trek)

Aboard the Enterprise

After the Enterprise defeated Nero and the Narada, Keenser and Spock Prime were both retrieved from Delta Vega and Keenser joined the Enterprise crew, serving under Scott in engineering. (TOS movie: Star Trek)

Keenser was found by Kirk and Spock, hiding from the Gorn behind some crates. They escorted him to engineering, where a much relieved Scotty was glad to see him alive. Keenser aided them in restoring the ship's engines, albeit slower than Kirk would have liked. (TOS video game: Star Trek)

Also in 2258, Keenser assisted Scott in finding a way to disable a force field emanating from Deneva. The force field had prevented the use of the Enterprise's impulse engines. (TOS - Operation: Annihilate comic: "Part 2")

In 2259, Keenser assisted Scott in finding a solution to the tribble infestation on Earth. He also assisted Scott in retaking control of the Enterprise from Captain Robert April by turning off the Enterprise. Keenser left the Enterprise with Scotty. Both had refused to allow top-secret prototype torpedoes to be loaded on board. Later, at a bar, Scotty and Keenser were contacted by Captain Kirk to investigate coordinates given by the traitor "John Harrison". Keenser was able to convince Scotty to help Kirk. In 2260, Keenser joined the crew as it started its first five-year mission. (TOS - The Truth About Tribbles comic: "Part 2"; TOS - Countdown to Darkness comic: "Issue 4"; TOS movie & novelization: Star Trek Into Darkness)

Five-year mission

In 2262, Keenser subdued Scotty when he was suffering from interphase psychosis. Later he presented Kirk with the calculations to free the Enterprise from the Tholian web trap. He then had a drink with Captain Kirk. (TOS - The Tholian Webs comic: "Part 2")

Keenser working with Scott on the Franklin

Keenser was still on the Enterprise in January of 2263. Suffering from a cold, Scott was worried that Keenser would sneeze on the warp core and cause a core breach, so he sent Keenser to Dr. McCoy. He then went to Yorktown Station. When the Enterprise came under attack by Swarm ships, Keenser helped Scotty in powering up the impulse engines to escape to no avail. After the destruction of the Enterprise at the hands of Krall, Keenser was imprisoned with the other surviving crewmembers on the surface of Altamid at Krall's base. There, he was able to sneeze on a conduit - his nasal mucus melted the surface of the conduit and allowed access to the base's innards, allowing both Sulu and Uhura to briefly escape and investigate Krall's compound. Keenser was rescued by Kirk and Scotty - who nearly hugged Keenser when meeting him. Keenser left Altamid with the others on the USS Franklin. After Krall's defeat, he then attended Kirk's birthday party. (TOS movie: Star Trek Beyond)

Keenser and Scotty then joined Captain Kirk aboard the USS Endeavour in 2263. Keenser then returned to Starbase Yorktown to assist in the construction of the new USS Enterprise-A along with Kevin. (TOS - Boldly Go comics: "Issue 6", "Issue 10")

Circa 2265, he was again assigned to the Delta Vega outpost. However, when the outpost became infested by the native snow slug and polarilla species Starfleet lost contact with the facility and had to send Starfleet special agent Erin Esurance to rescue Keenser. (TOS video game: Delta Vega: Meltdown on the Ice Planet)



  • Keenser was played by Deep Roy in Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond.(Keenser Collectibles)
  • Delta Vega: Meltdown on the Ice Planet was a promotional game for the film Star Trek and Keenser originated from that film, however it is possible the game takes place in the original timeline (it does use the original timeline system of stardates) and that in the alternate timeline Keenser may have continued to serve on the Enterprise into the 2260s.


USS Enterprise (Kelvin timeline NCC-1701) personnel
Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. 0718AmosBomaChapelChapinChekovCordryMae DarwinFromanGaetanoGalliulinHannityHawkinsHendorffJaeJeanineJinKaiKeenserKelsoKirkKyleLatimerLeslieMadelineMarcusMartineMcCoyMcKennaMotoMitchellOlsonPikePuriRandSatineScottSir OldenSpockH. SuluY. SuluSylTomlinsonTyvannaUhuraWadjetZahraunnamed USS Enterprise (Kelvin timeline NCC-1701) personnel USS Enterprise assignment insignia.
see also: • USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnelroster
USS Franklin personnel
Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. Primary universe CormierCrosbyEdisonLeNoblePetersSmithWolffYanovichThomasunamed USS Franklin personnel USS Franklin assignment insignia.
Kelvin timeline KirkSpockScottMcCoySuluChekovUhuraKeenserJaylahunnamed USS Enterprise personnel USS Enterprise assignment insignia.
Endeavour personnel
United Earth, Earth Starfleet Endeavour (NX-class) GoldserS. ReynardSheaE. StilesWinchester Earth emblem. Starfleet emblem.
Federation, Starfleet USS Endeavour (Columbia-class) AbnettB. AlonzoB. BragenM. ChiangCurryE. CutlerP. JanleyT. KimuraI. LegattS. MoneyP. OrtegaPhloxM. ReedA. ch'RevashM. RomaineH. SatoTeskaT'PolB. ValmarZircher UFP emblem image. Starfleet emblem.
USS Endeavour (Icarus-class) Shannon USS Endeavour
(Kelvin timeline)
USS Endeavour (Constitution-class) BernsteinBradsh'DastisarH. EstradaFaranR. GarrettB. GriffinHalseA. KhatamiS. KlisiewiczK. LaMartinaJ. La SalaA. LeoneB. MalmatM. McCormackP. McGibbonB.g. MogMullerNaulsNeelakantaNelsonP. NortonM. RiceRoderickth'ShendilethSikalK. StanoStegbauerThorsenT'PesZhao Sunnamed USS Endeavour (NCC-1895) personnel
USS Endeavour (Nebula-class) J. AmasovC. BarnesN. Kyprios
USS Endeavour personnel roster


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