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For the mirror universe counterpart, see Reginald Barclay (mirror).

Reginald Endicott Barclay III was a human Starfleet officer who served in the 24th century. After serving aboard the USS Enterprise-D and USS Enterprise-E, he worked on Pathfinder Project and was instrumental in getting the USS Voyager home from the Delta Quadrant.


Early Life and Career[]

Reginald Endicott Barclay III, son of Reginald Endicott Barclay II and Alicia Barclay, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, on Earth in 2340.

At the age of 18, Barclay decided not to attend Starfleet Academy and instead took the Master's Degree in Computer Systems at the Daystrom Institute on Earth. Barclay completed his degree in 2362 and was assigned to the USS Zhukov as a systems diagnostic engineer with the rank of lieutenant, junior grade. During his time aboard the Zhukov he was commended for his work by Captain Neil Gleason, but his reclusive behavior was also noted. (TNG video game: Starship Creator)

Aboard the Enterprise-D[]

After serving for four years aboard the Zhukov, Barclay was transferred to the Enterprise-D in 2366 to serve on Geordi La Forge's staff as a diagnostics engineer. However, Barclay's reclusive behavior soon caught the attention of the Enterprise crew and some crewmen gave him the nickname "Broccoli"; although he prefers-and answers to-"Reg". Attempts to bring Barclay out of his shell by La Forge and Counselor Deanna Troi revealed that Barclay had a case of holodiction, which meant that he was living inside his fantasies on the holodeck. His holodiction was soon cured, following repeated counseling sessions with Troi. But, Reg still had a knack for assisting crewmembers (and their families) with programming holodeck scenarios. (TNG episode: "Hollow Pursuits", SCE eBook: Enigma Ship, TNG episode: "A Fistful of Datas")

By 2367, Barclay's confidence began to grow so much that he enrolled in Beverly Crusher's acting workshop aboard the Enterprise and had several starring roles including Cyrano de Bergerac. A few months later, Barclay's IQ was increased by the Cytherians, as part of their plan to make first contact with the Federation. (TNG episode: "The Nth Degree")

By 2368, Barclay had relapsed slightly and was visiting the holodeck once a week. He was running the Deanna Troi "I am the goddess of the mind" program when Admiral William T. Riker appeared from the future in order to save Troi's life. Riker told Barclay that he was a holodeck failsafe, built to monitor the types of programs that Barclay was using. Barclay then canceled all of his programs and never used the holodeck (recreationally) on the Enterprise again. He did run holodeck maintenance for the rest of his service, aboard the ship. (TNG novel: Imzadi, TNG episode: "Ship in a Bottle")

The Star Trek Customizable Card Game listed the Troi character as "The Goddess of Empathy."

Despite his growing confidence, Barclay still had some neuroses. In 2369, Barclay believed he had developed transporter psychosis and was afraid to travel by transporter, but his fear subsided when he used the transporter to rescue the crew of the USS Yosemite. Barclay was also a frequent visitor to sickbay with various illnesses he learned about from the Starfleet Medical Journal. In 2370, Barclay's name was added to the Journal in the form of Barclay's Protomorphosis Syndrome that had devolved the Enterprise{'}s crew. (TNG episodes: "Realm of Fear", "Genesis")

Later that year, Captain Picard ordered Barclay to lead his first away team aboard the shuttlecraft Hawking to install a new generator core in a space station in the Tarvo system. However, Barclay and his team soon end up fighting for their lives in a Vorel trap. (TNG short story: "The Naked Truth")

Jupiter Station[]

In late 2370, Barclay transferred to Jupiter Station to work under Doctor Lewis Zimmerman on the Emergency Medical Hologram project. While at the station, Barclay also taught classes on warp dynamics to Starfleet Academy cadets who were assigned to the station. (VOY episode: "Projections", TOS - Strange New Worlds II short story: "Doctors Three", TNG novel: The Best and the Brightest)

Return to the Enterprise-D[]

In 2371, Barclay had transferred back to the Enterprise-D, where he was assigned when Admiral Leonard McCoy came aboard and wrested command from, and subsequently relinquished command to Captain Picard. Captain Picard soon after took the ship into Romulan space on a rescue mission to retrieve his senior officers, who had been captured in a failed attempt to retrieve Captain Montgomery Scott, who had, in turn, been captured in a failed attempt to retrieve Ambassador Spock. (TNG novel: Crossover)

Aboard the Enterprise-E[]

Barclay was assigned to the newly launched USS Enterprise-E in 2372. In that year, he worked closely with Lieutenant Padraig Daniels and his team from the Division of Planetary Operations to set up a system on the Enterprise to scan Federation ships and installations for signs of a Dominion explosive device, following the bombing of the Antwerp Conference. (TNG - Slings and Arrows eBook: The Oppressor's Wrong)

In 2373, he helped rebuild the Phoenix in 2063 following a Borg attack. (TNG movie: Star Trek: First Contact)

Shortly after returning to their own time, Barclay was ill-at-ease with everything that happened. Riker believed he would ask for a transfer off the ship and take on a less exciting assignment for a while. (TNG novel: Rogue)

In 2375, Barclay helped deal with the Gemworld Crisis on the Enterprise-E shortly after the Dominion War ended. (TNG novel: Gemworld)

Project: Voyager[]

In 2375, Barclay began work on the Pathfinder Project. He helped bring its first success with the MIDAS Array in 2376, and he continued to be involved with the program until 2377 when Voyager returned from the Delta Quadrant. (VOY episodes: "Pathfinder", "Life Line", "Inside Man", "Endgame")

Return to the Enterprise-E[]

In 2380, he temporarily replaced Geordi La Forge as chief engineer during the Exomorph crisis. (TNG video game: Elite Force II)

USS Galen[]

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The Galen was fitted with a quantum slipstream drive and assigned to Project Full Circle, a Starfleet expeditionary force sent to explore the Delta Quadrant. In 2381 Barclay was assigned to the USS Galen. (VOY novel: Full Circle)

USS Challenger[]

As of 2382, Barclay was involved in a transporter project designed to transport a living person over long distances via the Pathfinder Project. He held the record for longest distance transport when Montgomery Scott ordered that Barclay be reassigned to the Starfleet Corps of Engineers USS Challenger as a mission specialist during the investigation of the derelict Intrepid. After the vessel was hijacked by Berlinghoff Rasmussen and Bok, Barclay was instrumental in returning the crew to the Challenger. When his friend Geordi La Forge was named Captain of the Challenger following Captain Scott's retirement, Barclay agreed to remain aboard as chief of operations. During his first mission as such, the Challenger investigated the new form of technology known as trans-slipstream and was transported to NGC-4414 along with the rescued crew of the IRW Stormcrow. Teamed with Romulan engineer Voktra (of whom he developed a romantic interest), the two worked to find a way to escape from the region and participated in an away mission to the derelict USS Hera. Following the destruction of the Challenger in order for the crew to return home, Barclay returned to Jupiter Station where he expected to be returned to the Voyager fleet in the Delta Quadrant. He also had proposed to Starfleet an increased Romulan presence in exploration missions, which Voktra also proposed to her government. (TNG novel: Indistinguishable from Magic)

Return to the USS Galen[]

Galen was still active in the Delta Quadrant as part of Voyager's fleet by 2385. In November, Data, Shakti and Commander La Forge contacted Galen to discuss duplicating the Doctor's mobile emitter. Barclay, back on Galen, was happy to see his formerly dead friend Data resurrected. The Doctor confirmed the mobile emitter was non-replicable. (TNG novel: The Light Fantastic)

Starfleet service record[]

location assignment dates rank or rate assignment insignia rank insignia
USS Zhukov engineer 2362-2366 lieutenant junior grade Assignment badge. Collar insignia.
Collar insignia.
USS Enterprise-D 2366-2370
Jupiter Station engineer / instructor 2370-2372
Assignment badge. Collar insignia.
USS Enterprise-E engineer 2372-2375 lieutenant Collar insignia.
Collar insignia.
Pathfinder Project 2375-2377
Jupiter Station holographic engineer 2378-2381
USS Galen engineer / holographic specialist 2381-2383
USS Challenger engineer 2383 lieutenant commander Collar insignia.
chief of operations / second officer
USS Galen engineer / holographic specialist 2383 onward



USS Zhukov personnel
Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. R. BarclayD'EmilioN. GleasonE. PressmanReynoldsW.T. RikerM. Verata Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) engineering personnel
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see also: medical personnelpilots & flight control personneloperations personnelsecurity & tactical personnelsciences personnelsenior staffunnamed
USS Enterprise-E engineering personnel
chief engineers Montgomery ScottGeordi La Forge Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
engineers & technicians AchenR. BarclayM. BarnesBetaiR. DanilovaDavisDeCandidoI. EigerFalnam EdrelGallivanJ. GoodnoughM. GranadosHeatonAnh HoangJarkaJutronLinderL'SenLuptowskiMeidatMobeMorelloMun YingNafirNewaurM. ObrechtPinkmanP. PorterPorterRaoB.G. RobinsonSakrystaScholzSonolE. SpitaleTaurikT'BonzT'EamaK. TierneyTomokoVeldonWathiongoWolfeK. ZydhekW. Zydhek
see also: medical & counseling personneloperations personnelpilots & flight control personnelsecurity & tactical personnelsciences personnelsenior staffmiscellaneousunnamed
USS Galen personnel
Emblem of the United Federation of Planets Clarissa GlennReginald BarclayCress BenoitRanson VelthThe DoctorMichael DrurLynne SelahBenjamin Lawry Seal of the Federation Starfleet
Challenger personnel
United Earth, Starfleet Challenger (NX-03) R. DunselE. GrangerHendricksKayeRubin United Earth seal. Starfleet emblem.
Federation, Starfleet USS Challenger (NCC-1715) P. Brandy UFPF Challenger Z. BonifayN. KellerS. RingShucorionZoa UFP emblem image. Starfleet emblem.
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