In the year 2268, Hodin had Odona meet with Starfleet Captain James T. Kirk on a mock-up of his starship, the USS Enterprise. Once contact was established, she would then contract Vegan choriomeningitis using Kirk's blood, a disease which Kirk had been cured of, but which still remained in his bloodstream. Odona's father then planned for the fatal disease to be spread amongst the inhabitants of Gideon in an attempt to reduce the population, as the Gideon people were immune to all diseases on their planet.
Odana was played by actress Sharon Acker. Although the original script spelled her name "Odana", the episode credits and all subsequent novelizations and reference works have used the spelling "Odona".
Appearances and referencesEdit
- ST reference: Encyclopedia
- ST reference: Captain Kirk's Guide to Women
- ST reference: Star Trek Compendium
- ST website: StarTrek.com