In 2267 (Stardate: 2821.5), Mears was assigned to accompany Lieutenant Commander Spock's mission to study the Murasaki 312 phenomenon aboard the shuttlecraft Galileo. Thankfully, Mears survived the Galileo's subsequent crash on Taurus II. (TOS episode & Star Trek 10 novelization: The Galileo Seven)
- Sometime after the events on Taurus II, Mears had dyed her hair blonde and started wearing a gold uniform.
- The comic showed Mears with the rank of Commander, however she was addressed as Yeoman.
In 2278, while the Enterprise was docked for repairs over Mars, Lieutenant Mears and Leonard McCoy took the shuttlecraft Schrodinger to see the Mons Lights phenomenon. A meteor struck their shuttle, and it crashed south of Olympus Mons in a dust storm. Mears was in critical condition – her abdomen had been pierced by shrapnel from the ship's navigation console. McCoy mended contusions to her head and torso, but she needed a sickbay. He left to get help and came across a time traveller named Irum. It sent McCoy back in time to prevent the crash and save Mears – he was able to alter the shuttle's course and avoid the meteor.
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- TOS episode & Star Trek 10 novelization: The Galileo Seven
- TOS - The Modala Imperative comic: "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
- TOS - Strange New Worlds short story: "The Name of the Cat"