Who’s Dr Roger Korby in Star Trek? Minor spoilers for the brand new episode of Unusual New Worlds season 2 forward.
As a prequel to the unique Star Trek TV collection with William Shatner as Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Spock, Unusual New Worlds has loads of connections to the lore and continuity of the ’60s collection. This implies we get frequent appearances from Star Trek characters who we’ve seen or heard from earlier than.
Within the new episode of Unusual New Worlds (which noticed the crew of the Star Trek starship burst out into musical track) followers may have noticed the point out to Dr Roger Korby. However the place do we all know him from, and the way does he hook up with Nurse Chapel’s story within the Star Trek timeline?
Who’s Dr Roger Korby in Star Trek Unusual New Worlds?
Dr Roger Korby was a specialist within the discipline of archaeological drugs, who ran a fellowship program which candidates may apply for with the intention to conduct vital analysis alongside him.
In Star Trek Unusual New Worlds season 2, Nurse Chapel applies to Dr Korby’s fellowship of archaeological drugs program, and is accepted onto his course.
Up to now, although, we haven’t seen Dr Roger Korby himself within the collection, however as Chapel prepares to go away the Enterprise it solely looks as if a matter of time. Fortunately, till then, we now have our information from seeing Dr Roger Korby in TOS to allow us to see into the long run.
Dr Roger Korby’s Star Trek backstory defined
As a famend scientist and professor, Korby led the archaeological drugs fellowship program and he carried out many search missions, together with the expedition on the planet Exo III roughly within the yr 2261.
Throughout this expedition, Korby was crushed down by the tough environments and almost died. Nevertheless, he was in a position to uncover historic expertise which allowed him to switch his consciousness into an android physique. He lived on this synthetic physique (not not like Jean-Luc Picard afterward in his life) for the following 5 years.
Below the command of Captain Kirk, the USS Enterprise discovered Roger Korby on Exo III. Nevertheless, Korby had a plan to show people into androids, which resulted in Kirk’s intervention, finally resulting in the android-Korby’s destruction.
Previous to his switch to an android physique and subsequent dying, Korby and Chapel had begun a romantic relationship throughout her time on his fellowship program and so they grew to become engaged. With the romantic plotline in Unusual New Worlds season 2 between Chapel and Spock, this guarantees to make issues much more sophisticated.
That’s all we now have on Roger Korby to this point, however we’re anticipating to study a lot extra about him as Chapel departs the Enterprise in Unusual New Worlds. For extra on the present, learn our Star Trek Unusual New Worlds season 2 overview, in addition to our interview with Anson Mount and Rebecca Romijn.
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