- For other uses, see Pearson.
In 2277, Pearson accompanied Admiral Kirk and Security Chief Galloway on a landing party mission to the Automate-66 pyrex plant on planet Marris V. Pearson later became infected with a contagious bacteria along with most of the crew, and eventually was incapacitated with Morpheus-Nine anesthesia gas and cured with shots of a saline solution and vitamins. (TOS - Star Trek II Short Stories short story: "Wild Card")
- Possibly inspired by former Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson who as Ambassador to the UN proposed the first UN Peace Keeping forces in 1956. The forces had a mandate much like the Prime Directive.