Zak Kebron was a 24th century Brikarian man, a Starfleet officer serving in the late 24th century. Kebron served on the USS Ranger under Captain Yuri Danilov and on both the USS Excalibur (NCC-26517) and the USS Excalibur (NCC-26517-A), under Captain Mackenzie Calhoun.
He was born on planet Brikar Prime as just simply "Zak" within the Clan Kebron to Mol Zebron and Tel Zebron.
Kebron entered Starfleet Academy in the year 2357, as only the third Brikar to be accepted to that institution. Upon arrival at the Academy campus in San Francisco, but before checking in, Kebron picked a fight with the Academy's first Klingon recruit, Worf Rozhenko.
Kebron's people had a history of conflict with the Klingon Empire, and he considered all Klingons to be cold blooded killers. The Academy dealt with this situation by making Kebron and Worf roommates, forcing them to work out their differences. (TNG - Starfleet Academy novel: Worf's First Adventure)
Kebron's squadron (which consisted of Worf, Soleta of Vulcan, and humans Mark McHenry and Tania Tobias) were part of an Academy attachment that was on the planet Dantar IV when the colony was attacked by the Brikar, who had briefly declared war on the Federation. (TNG - Starfleet Academy novels: Line of Fire, Survival)
Kebron eventually graduated, becoming the first Brikar in Starfleet. (NF - No Limits short story: "Waiting for G'Doh, or, How I Learned to Stop Moving and Hate People")
- The claim that Kebron was the first Brikar in Starfleet comes from the story introduction for "Waiting for G'Doh," and not from the actual text of any story. Though it is possible the only other two Brikars in the Academy never graduated.
In 2361, Kebron was assigned to the USS Ranger as a security officer under Chief of security Lieutenant commander Raka. Kebron went undercover as a park statue on the planet Iban in order to apprehend a Federation bureaucrat who was selling military secrets to the Cardassian Union. Although that mission didn't go as planned, Kebron managed to save the life of Iban Prime Minister Niad from an assassination attempt. (NF - No Limits short story: "Waiting for G'Doh, or, How I Learned to Stop Moving and Hate People")
- According to the Coda miniseries, events taking place after a temporal attack in the year 2373 are in an alternate reality known as the First Splinter timeline. It is unclear how much the divergence changed Kebron's history from what would have happened in the prime timeline up to that point.
In 2373, Kebron became the Security and Tactical officer aboard the USS Excalibur (NCC-26517) under Captain Mackenzie Calhoun. The Excalibur's mission was to provide aid, comfort and stability to the residents of Sector 221-G, formerly known as the Thallonian Empire. Also on the Excalibur were his Academy classmates, Soleta and Mark McHenry.
Kebron got off on the wrong foot with Thallonian "Ambassador" Si Cwan after Cwan stowed away onboard the Excalibur without Kebron's knowledge. However, Kebron's animosity toward Cwan did not deter him from defending Cwan, whose enemies attempted to assassinate him. (NF novels: Into the Void, The Two-Front War, End Game)
Kebron served as the Excalibur's security chief until the vessel's destruction early in the year 2376.
Shortly after the destruction of the Excalibur, Kebron and McHenry went on an undercover assignment on the planet Liten, where they had an encounter with the entity known as Q. It was here that Kebron came to the realization that McHenry was hiding something about his true nature. Kebron began an intense investigation of his Academy friend, who turned out to be a blood relative of the Being known as Apollo. (NF novels: Dark Allies, Requiem, Being Human)
Shortly after the launch of the ship, Kebron started to under go a metamorphosis in which large portions of his rock-like skin began to peel away, eventually revealing a new 'skin' underneath. This was part of the Brikar maturation process. Kebron described it as moving past adolescence and into adulthood. The old surly, taciturn Kebron was replaced by a friendly and talkative Kebron. (NF novels: Being Human, Gods Above)
Kebron continued to serve as the new Excalibur's security chief throughout the brief war with the Selelvians and the Tholian Assembly. By 2379, Kebron was doing double-duty as both security chief, and head Counselor.
Kebron eventually retired from Starfleet, returned home to Brikar and started a family. In the year 2525, Kebron's son, Cal, was given an assignment by his school mentor to study "the glories of war" by interviewing his father about his experiences in the Dominion War. Kebron instead gave his son a lesson about the waste, pain, and futility of war, much to the dismay of Cal's mentor. (NF - Tales of the Dominion War short story: "Stone Cold Truths")
|USS Excalibur personnel|
|USS Excalibur (2240s)||R. Bannock|
|USS Excalibur (NCC-1664)||T. Haleakala-LoBrutto • A. Harris • J.T. Kirk • H. Ogden • Thonen • M. Walsh|
|USS Excalibur II||Preye|
|USS Excalibur (NCC-26517)||Argyle • R. Beth • Boyajian • Burgoyne 172 • M. Calhoun • M. Christiano • Howard • M. Gold • Hecht • M. Houle • Janos • Z. Kebron • M. Korsmo • Kothari • K. Kurdziel • G. La Forge • R. Lefler • Lowe • Martins • Maxwell • M. McHenry • Meyer • C. Mitchell • Morgen • W. Morrison • K. Mueller • Ramirez • W.T. Riker • B.G. Robinson • Scannel • Selar • Shastakovich • E.P. Shelby • Soleta • Somak • R. Takahashi • Torelli • T'Shanik • D. Voyskunsky • P. Watson • M. Wilkarah • Yates|
|USS Excalibur (NCC-26517-A)||Burgoyne 172 • M. Calhoun • Candido • Dreyfuss • Janos • Z. Kebron • R. Lefler • M. McHenry • Selar • E.P. Shelby • Soleta • T. Tobias • Xy|