A respirator, life support mask or breathing apparatus was a device that allowed the user to breathe for a short period in unhealthy environments.
Human field equipmentEdit
A life support mask filtered out harmful components from most atmospheric conditions. An associated power pack and fresh filter provided about 12 hours of service. (FASA RPG module: Spacelanes: The Magazine of Interstellar Trade)
It adjusted atmospheric pressurize and temperature to class M conditions for the wearer. Commercial variants were available to the public. (FASA RPG modules: Trader Captains and Merchant Princes, 1st edition, 2nd edition)
Benzites wore a type of respirator to prevent asphyxiation when outside of the Benar atmosphere, until 2372. (Decipher RPG modules: Worlds, Aliens) The change occurred from genetic engineering. (Star Trek Adventures RPG module: Beta Quadrant Sourcebook)
The Klingon life support mask was designed as a full helmet with a slot below the chin to insert replaceable oxygen cartridges. It could filter mild toxic gases. (FASA RPG module: Star Fleet Intelligence Manual)
In 2020, James Kirk (whose mind was in Shaun Christopher's body), Alice Fontana, and Zoe Querez used respirators to breathe after Marcus O'Herlihy intentionally started a fire aboard the USS Lewis & Clark. (TOS novel: The Rings of Time)
In 2269, a landing party from the USS Enterprise wore respirators while exploring a planet that had been drained of life energy by the Hollow Planet entity, blocking two centuries of dust buildup in the air. (TOS - New Visions comic: "The Hunger")
In 2270, a shuttlecraft crew from the Enterprise wore life support masks while on the surface of Aleph III to visit Genetics Research Station 17. (FASA RPG - Adventure Book module: Again, Troublesome Tribbles)
In 2266, Christine Chapel used a portable respirator on Joe Tormolen to supplement his reduced breathing rate in surgery, but it wasn't able to reverse his declining condition. (TOS episode: "The Naked Time")
In 2268, Chief Engineer Bersh glov Mog ordered everyone in engineering to don respirators during a Tholian attack that breached the hull of the USS Endeavour, unaware that he and his team were fatally exposed to radiation. (VAN novel: Storming Heaven)
After being caught in an explosion on the bridge, Montgomery Scott's mouth and nose were quickly covered with a portable respirator by Leonard McCoy, who then assessed his internal bleeding, fractured skull and electrical burns. (TOS novel: The Weight of Worlds)
In 2285, Peter Preston, Montgomery Scott and other engineer crew quickly put on respirators following an unexpected attack on the Enterprise by the USS Reliant. (TOS movie & novelization: The Wrath of Khan)
After sustaining severe injuries during the Borg Invasion of 2381, Elias Vaughn was put on a respirator. In 2382, his daughter Prynn Tenmei authorised Julian Bashir to remove it and allow her father to die. (ST - Typhon Pact novels: Zero Sum Game, Rough Beasts of Empire, Plagues of Night)
- TOS episode: "The Naked Time"
- TOS movie: The Motion Picture
- TOS movie & novelization: The Wrath of Khan
- TOS movie: The Voyage Home
- TOS movie: The Undiscovered Country
- TNG episode: "The Price"
- TNG episode: "Coming of Age"
- ENT episode: "The Xindi"
- ENT episode: "Stratagem"
- ENT episode: "Cold Station 12"
- DSC episode: "Project Daedalus"
- TOS novel: The Entropy Effect
- TOS novel: The Weight of Worlds
- TOS novel: Ex Machina
- TOS novel: The Rings of Time
- TOS - New Visions comic: "The Hunger"
- DS9 novel: The Heart of the Warrior
- VOY novel: Cybersong
- TNG - The Sky's the Limit short story: "Acts of Compassion"
- TAS episode: "The Pirates of Orion"
- VAN novel: Storming Heaven
- ST - Destiny novel: Gods of Night
- FASA RPG module: Spacelanes: The Magazine of Interstellar Trade
- FASA RPG modules: Trader Captains and Merchant Princes, 1st edition, 2nd edition
- FASA RPG module: Cadet's Orientation Sourcebook
- FASA RPG - Adventure Book module: Again, Troublesome Tribbles
- FASA RPG module: Star Fleet Intelligence Manual
- Decipher RPG module: Worlds
- Decipher RPG module: Aliens
- Star Trek Adventures RPG module: Core Rulebook
- Star Trek Adventures RPG module: Beta Quadrant Sourcebook
- Star Trek Adventures RPG module: Strange New Worlds: Mission Compendium Vol. 2