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Lieutenant Commander Michael Argyle (also known as Terence Argyle) was one of four officers to serve as chief engineer on the starship USS Enterprise-D in the year 2364. (TNG - The Lost Era novel: The Buried Age)

Aboard the Enterprise

Argyle served as one of the USS Enterprise-D's two chief engineers under Captain Thomas Halloway in 2363, splitting his duties with Sarah MacDougal. He oversaw the shakedown cruise of the Enterprise, and was naturally over-protective of the ship's engines in the early days of their voyages. When Captain Jean-Luc Picard ordered that the Enterprise proceed to maximum warp speed, Argyle was very unhappy, but carried out his orders and got the ship to exceed warp 9.7. (TNG novelization: Encounter at Farpoint; TNG novel: The Buried Age; TNG short story: "Meet with Triumph and Disaster")

As one of the chief engineers aboard, Argyle personally oversaw Kosinski's warp speed experiments, even though he didn't trust Kosinski with the warp engines, believing his equations to be ridiculous. Ultimately, he was proved correct as the enhancements in engine performance were due to his assistant, The Traveler. (TNG episode: "Where No One Has Gone Before")

Argyle was assigned to take command of the saucer module when Captain Picard ordered a saucer separation to increase the odds of escaping from an alien creature. (TNG novel: Ghost Ship)

Argyle was also called into sickbay several weeks later, to oversee the construction of Lieutenant Commander Data's "brother", Lore, who had been recovered on Omicron Theta. (TNG episode: "Datalore")

Later Career

After leaving the Enterprise, Argyle served as chief engineer aboard the USS Repulse under Captain Ariel Taggert. From the Repulse, he went to the USS Excalibur under Captain Morgan Korsmo. Argyle was killed on the Excalibur during the Borg incursion of Federation space in 2367. (TNG novel: Vendetta)

Discrepancy Note: In TNG comic: "Suspect", Argyle's first name was "Terence", and he was assassinated in 2371 by a Zortai with a grudge against the chief engineers of the Enterprise.

Alternate timelines and realities

In an alternate timeline, Argyle was the female chief engineer of the USS Enterprise-D. She was infamous for never wanting to take a physical, but was convinced by Nurse Geordi La Forge. (TNG novel: Q-Squared)

In another alternate timeline in which the Borg prevented the retrieval of Jean-Luc Picard, Argyle continued to serve as chief engineer of the Enterprise and was killed during a raid on Earth. (TNG comic: "The Worst of Both Worlds")

In an alternate reality, Argyle was the chief engineer of the United Earth Space Probe Agency vessel Enterprise before it was captured by the Klingon Empire and became the IKS Qu'. He was decapitated by the Klingons. By 2380, Captain Picard was the only surviving member of the original crew. (TNG novel: Q & A)


Chief engineers of the starships Enterprise
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USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A)
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USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) BuonarrotiJennings
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USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) (alternate realities) ArgyleCrusher Starfleet 2360s insignia.jpg
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USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) (alternate realities) ArgyleCrusher Starfleet 2370s insignia.jpg
ISS Enterprise (NX-01) Tucker Emblem of the Terran Empire.
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701) ScottDeSalle
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ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) O'Brien
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USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) engineering personnel
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USS Excalibur personnel
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USS Excalibur (NCC-26517-A) Burgoyne 172M. CalhounCandidoDreyfussJanosZ. KebronR. LeflerM. McHenrySelarE.P. ShelbySoletaT. TobiasXy

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