Tongo "Herbert" Rad was a male Catullan, the son of the Catullan ambassador to the Federation. He also inherited his father's extraordinary abilities in the field of space studies.


In 2269, Rad had become a follower of Dr. Sevrin and his search for the planet Eden . Rad and Sevrin follower then stole the USS Aurora. Enroute, their ship exploded, but not before they were beamed aboard the USS Enterprise. Onboard, they then freed Sevrin from the Enterprise and then they found Eden. However, the planet turned out to be a deathtrap filled with poisonous fruit and acid ground. He was then rescued once again by the Enterprise. (TOS episode: "The Way to Eden")

17 years later, Rad was then sent to Christophi IX to act as watchdog for Captain James T. Kirk. (TOS comic: "Getaway")

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