Happy Wednesday, folks.
Don’t be so down. Although the week is half over there is no need to despair. After today there are still two new Daily Sketches for the week.
Star Trek- First Officer week continues, with one of the most mysterious characters in the entire Star Trek mythos. Captain Pike’s First Officer- Number One. The character only appeared in two episodes of the series (the Cage and the Menagerie), she was the un-named intellectual, problem-solving second-in-command serving under Captain Christopher Pike. Her name is never given and debate has raged among fans as to who this character was. In Star Trek: The Early Voyages (a comic books series produced by Marvel Comics in the late 1990s) she was referred to as Lieutenant Commander Robbins. But in the Peter David novels Star Trek: The New Frontier (also released in the late 1990s) it was strongly suggested that Number One was Morgan Primus (also known as Morgan Lefler) an immortal. She frequently changed her name throughout her life, taking new identities each time so that no one would realize her immortality.
Whoever she is, maybe we will never know. But for today she is here on the Daily Sketch.
And, of course, a little trivia. Number One was portrayed by actress Majel Barrett, who went on to play Nurse Chapel on the original series and films, Ambassador Lwaxana Troi on both Star Trek: the Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She also provided the voice over for all the computer systems in every Star Trek series and films. She was also the wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenbery.
See ya later,