Character Name: Inarr “Steve” Rogg d’Squamos
Ship and Current Post: USS Discovery, Assistant Chief Engineer
Real Name: Cliff Richards III
Part of the World you’re from: Florida, USA
-First, give a little background about your character. About a paragraph about who they are so the readers have a little background. (I’ll use some of this in the opening of the interview)
Inarr Rogg is a Dachlyd, a reptiloid somewhat resembling an upright Terran iguana. The offspring of Glykon Rogg and Inga Ramya, Inarr was hatched and raised aboard a merchant freighter. Inarr was accepted to the StarFleet Academy and began further studies in xenobiology. However, culture clash and adapting to Starfleet life caused the young Dachlyd to drop xenobiology in favor of engineering – a much easier course of study for Inarr to pursue while assimilating. Inarr is proud to be the Academy’s first Dachlyd graduate and hopes, by example, to lead other Dachlyds into Starfleet.
In this edition of “The Gremlin”, we take the turbolift to Deck 8 of the USS Aurora. Her Chief Engineer, Elya Tali, is hard at working making sure the engines and ship’s systems perform at peak efficiency. Thankfully, Lieutenant had some time to answer some of our questions.
Elya was the first Laudean to join Starfleet, and left for the academy just before Duronis II decided to join the Romulan empire instead of the Federation, leaving her isolated from her home planet. Laudeans have a “fielding ability” that allows them to sense energy fields that pass through their body. For this reason, Elya excels at fixing practical engineering problems, which led her to become Chief Engineer aboard the USS Victory, and then transfer to the USS Aurora.
After a few years, it’s time for another edition of “The Gremlin,” where we ask one of the many Engineers around our fleet some questions about their character. It’s a great way to learn more about the tool-pushers in our community.
In this edition, we had the chance to talk with Lieutenant Commander Ethan Brice. As you may recall from an earlier news story about Odd Jobs in the fleet, he currently serves as Research and Development Engineer aboard the USS Independence-A. He was gracious enough to answer some of our questions.
By Nathan Baker
In this, the inaugural post of a, hopefully monthly column, we talk with one of Starbase 118’s well-known members. Dan Tubbe plays Commander Varaan, the Vulcan Commanding Officer of the USS ATLANTIS and a former Chief Engineer of the USS PALADIN.