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Full Name: Janice Rand
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Born: 2242
Affiliation: Federation Starfleet
Sibling(s): Benjamin Rand
Sirri Rand
Children: Annie Rand
Occupation: Starfleet officer
Previous Assignment: Starfleet Command
Assignment: USS Excelsior
Rank: commander

Janice Rand was a human Starfleet officer who had a long career in Starfleet, starting as a Yeoman aboard the USS Enterprise to Commander and Communications Officer aboard the USS Excelsior (NCC-2000).


Early Life and Career

Janice L. Rand (TOS comic: "Blaze of Glory") was born on Earth in 2242 (TOS novelization: Miri). She soon moved off of Earth with her parents, who were explorers, and spent most of her early life aboard ships or stations. (TOS novel: Enterprise: The First Adventure)

At an early age, Janice and her family were travelling when their ship's warp engines blew. They were forced to travel for three years at sub-light speed until they reached the planet Saweoure. Because the family did not have money to spend on repairs, they sold their spaceship and settled on Saweoure, where they were forced into slavery.

One night Janice and her two brothers, Ben and Sirri, managed to escape Saweoure by sneaking aboard a cargo shuttle and hiding in a cargo container. After this the Rands sneaked into the refugee camp on Faience. The Rand children were allowed to stay on Faience and Janice was given legal guardianship of her brothers.

In 2264, Rand signed up as a yeoman for the Starfleet services department. (TOS novel: Enterprise: The First Adventure).

Aboard the Enterprise (NCC-1701)

Shortly after being employed as a yeoman she was dispatched to the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) as Captain James T. Kirk's personal yeoman. In the beginning Rand was very unsure of herself and her abilities, and ended up working constantly on all the paperwork that Captain Kirk gave her.

Kirk and Dr. Leonard McCoy realized that she had problems and assigned her to work with Amelinda Lukarian on designing adverts and posters for the Warp-Speed Classic Vaudeville Company, a job which she enjoyed and started to relax around the captain. (TOS novel: Enterprise: The First Adventure).

Later in 2264, Rand left the Enterprise to undergo more training as a yeoman and was replaced by Barbara Smith. Smith and Kirk never took to each other, with Kirk constantly referring to her as Jones. (TOS - My Brother's Keeper novel: Enterprise)

After leaving the Enterprise, Rand enrolled in Starfleet Academy, where she was captain of the diving team during the 2264-65 academic year. Among the subjects she studied at the Academy were horticulture, xenobotany, biology, and engineering. (ST:CCG expansion: "All Good Things") When Yeoman Smith transferred off the Enterprise in 2265, Rand accepted her old position aboard the ship. (TOS - My Brother's Keeper novel: Enterprise)

In the year that Rand had been away from the Enterprise she had become more professional and more dilligent to her duties, and became close friends with Captain Kirk, while making him eat correctly, and sorting out the essential duties and paperwork. Her professional attitude made her look quite fearsome to midshipmen aboard ship. (TOS episode: "The Corbomite Maneuver"; TOS - The Janus Gate novel: Present Tense).

In 2266, a duplicate of Captain Kirk was created during a transporter malfunction. His bestial and lustful half seduced Rand and attempted to sexually assault her.(TOS novel: Star Trek 8; TOS episode: "The Enemy Within").

Leave of Absence

In 2267, Rand took a leave of absence and left the Enterprise, and gave birth to a daughter, Annie Rand. Unfortunately, Annie died of an unspecified illness two years later, and after some time Janice decided to return to Starfleet. Janice never publicly identified the child's father, and by 2293 Annie's father (possibly James T. Kirk) had died. (TOS novel: The Captain's Daughter).

The Dream Walkers

In 2270, Starfleet had so much faith in Rand that they sent her on a covert mission to monitor the Chuniikites, a race that was engaged in civil war. A few weeks later she was declared missing-in-action, and the crew of the Enterprise began having daydreams of past missions, in which Rand was the common denominator. (TOS comic: "The Dream Walkers").

Starfleet Officer

Starfleet Communications

Chief Petty Officer Janice Rand, USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), in 2272

As of 2271, Janice Rand had transfered to Starfleet's Communications Department, and worked at the department's headquarters in Iceland. When Sulu and Chekov were falsly accused of murder, Janice was essential in keeping Kirk and Uhura updated on information concerning their comrades. (Traitor Winds)

note: This novel gives her rank as "lieutenant", as does "The Dream Walkers".

Return to the Enterprise

In 2272, Janice was assigned to the refitted USS Enterprise as Chief Petty Officer. On one of her first days on duty, while operating the transporter, a malfunction led to the death of Commander Sonak and Admiral Lori Ciana, which traumatised her. (TOS novelization: Star Trek: The Motion Picture).

Starfleet Command

Lieutenant Janice Rand at Starfleet Headquarters in 2286

Following the Enterprise's return to Earth in 2278, Rand decided to undergo officer training, and was made an ensign in 2281. She worked in her lieutenant grades a stint at Earth Spacedock in 2285, where she witnessed close-up the Enterprise's battle damage from the Mutara sector. Immediately after, she was assigned to Starbase 1 where she worked for the communications division, and was later assigned to Starfleet Command in 2286. (VOY episode: "Flashback"; TOS movie: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock TOS movie: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home).

note: The "Star Trek Voyager Companion" claims that "It took Janice Rand three years to be promoted from yeoman to ensign", placing her promotion sometime in 2269. This is supported by the fact that Rand's comment in "Flashback" was made in response to Tuvok's offer to serve tea to Captain Hikaru Sulu. Also, it coincides with Rand being a lieutenant in "Traitor Winds" and "The Dream Walkers". Nonetheless, this would seem to conflict with her rank in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture".

Aboard the Excelsior

Lt. Commander Janice Rand, USS Excelsior (NCC-2000) in 2293

When Captain Hikaru Sulu assumed command of the USS Excelsior in 2288, Sulu requested that newly-promoted Lieutenant Commander Rand be assigned to the Excelsior as communications officer, and she remained at that post for the rest of her career. (TOS novels: Starfleet Academy, War Dragons; TLE novel: The Sundered)

Discrepancy note: In the DC Comics story Tests of Courage and all DC stories featuring the Excelsior crew that followed, Rand is referred to as Sulu's first officer.

In 2293, Rand attended James T. Kirk's memorial service in the grounds of Starfleet Academy, along with many other former Enterprise crewmembers. (TOS - Crucible novel: The Fire and the Rose).


By the 24th century, Janice Rand had a descendant in the form of Athena Rand who was a science officer and commander of the USS Saratoga and was present in the Battle of Wolf 359 in 2367. Athena also had a nephew who was Lieutenant Josh Rand who was a crew member of the USS Voyager. (VOY comic: "Ghosts")



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  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (credited as "Woman in Cafeteria)
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country


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Janice Rand was a Starfleet crewman and later officer, serving aboard the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), at Earth Spacedock, at Starfleet Command and aboard the USS Excelsior throughout her career.

Rand was born in 2232 and enlisted in Starfleet at an early age. She joined the Enterprise in 2266 and served as Captain James Kirk's Yeoman during this time, and Kirk both respected her and had an attraction to her. (TOS: "The Corbomite Maneuver")

She was popular amongst the crew, only second to Nyota Uhura, who was her close friend. Rand also felt sorry for Charles Evans, an orphan given extraordinary powers by the Thasians. (TOS: "Charlie X")

Despite her attraction to Kirk, and vice versa, the two never took their relationship beyond the professional level, and Rand left the Enterprise in early 2267. (TOS: "Balance of Terror", "Miri", "The Naked Time", "The Conscience of the King")

Under Captain Willard Decker's command, Rand was the refit Enterprise's transporter chief as of 2272. After the V'Ger incident, she elected to remain aboard the Enterprise, now under Admiral Kirk's command. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

Sometime between 2272 and 2290, Rand transferred to both Earth Spacedock and Starfleet Command. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

After this, she trained to become an officer and gained the rank of ensign after three years. By 2290, she held the rank of lieutenant junior grade and was the Excelsior's communications officer under Captain Hikaru Sulu. (VOY: "Flashback"; Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)


Fanon history

Star Trek: New Voyages

In 2269, Rand returned to the Enterprise as a full lieutenant and was placed in command of the vessel during its skirmish with an alien vessel. (STNV: "Come What May")

Star Trek: Hidden Frontier

Janice Rand must have had at least one child, because her granddaughter served as a vice admiral in Starfleet in the late 24th century. (HF: "Things Fall Apart")

External links

Star Trek: Phase II
Episodes: Released: "Come What May" | "In Harm's Way" | "To Serve All My Days" | "World Enough and Time"
In Production: "Blood and Fire, Part 1" | "Blood and Fire, Part 2" | "Enemy: Starfleet" | "Kitumba"
Pre-Production: "The Child" | "The Sky Above, The Mudd Below"
Vignettes: "Center Seat"
Related Media: Star Trek: First Voyages | Star Trek: New Voyages eMagazine | Star Trek: New Voyages podcast
Characters: James T. Kirk | Spock | Leonard McCoy | Hikaru Sulu | Montgomery Scott | Pavel Chekov | Nyota Uhura | Vincent DeSalle | Janice Rand | Christine Chapel | Kargh
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