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"Yeoman Figgs" is a short story published in the anthology Strange New Worlds V in May 2002. It was written by Mark Murata and focuses on a young crewmember's first mission aboard the USS Enterprise.

Publisher's description[edit | edit source]

Teaser in Voyages of Imagination
A yeoman had a "red shirt" day on a planetary excursion.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Vonda Figgs, a new yeoman on the Enterprise, is assigned to a landing party making a first survey of the planet Hydra Epsilon III. Exploring with security guard Rojas, she is lured by a carnivorous plant that draws in its prey by generating hunger in them. The plants kill Rojas and another security guard but Figgs is saved by Kirk, Spock and Rand and recovers aboard the Enterprise.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Gervase FiggsVonda FiggsJames T. KirkKlinskyLeonard McCoyJanice RandRojasSpockunnamed USS Enterprise personnel (2260s) (transporter operator)
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Hyannis Figgs

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)

Locations[edit | edit source]

Hydra Epsilon III
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Earth (Iowa, Springfield, Missouri)

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

HumanVulcan

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

StarfleetStarfleet Academy

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

biobedcommunicatorcomputerphasertransportertransporter padtricorderviewscreen

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

captaincrewmandancerdoctorfarmermusicianscience officersculptorsecurity guardtransporter operatoryeoman

Other references[edit | edit source]

acidairassignment patchatmospherebeamberrybilliardsbirdbraincellcherrycolonycomputercornduty rosterfarmFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)fertilizergravityhairHydra Epsilon III flytraphydrocarbonhypnosislanding partylogmapmathematicsmineralminutenitrogenoxygenplantpork chopquartersrankrecreation roomsciencesecuritysickbaysoilStarfleet ranksStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)transporter roomtreeunderwearuniverseVenus flytrapwater

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Chronology[edit | edit source]

  • The appearance of Janice Rand places this story prior to her departure in 2267.

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Related stories[edit | edit source]

Connections[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous story:
Legal Action
Strange New Worlds V
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Next story:
The Shoulders of Giants
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Miri
Pocket Next Adventure:
The Conscience of the King
Previous Adventure:
The Conscience of the King
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
The Galileo Seven


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