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Julienne Cochrane was the Commanding Officer of the USS Tamerlane from 2265 to 2270. (Tamerlane)

PersonalityEdit

Julie was lovingly known by her friends as being "the smallest captain in Starfleet", being just a fraction over one and a half meters tall, and not even weighing 50 kilograms, she was often teased for being the most unimposing figure ever to grace (Or be lost in) the captain's chair.

Julie's personality reflected a dry, singular wit with a cynical spin. Her way of dealing with tension was with wise cracks and humor, a trait most of her crew found endearing.

Despite her physical shortcomings, Julienne was an experienced diplomat and shrewd tactician, both of which led to some of the most colorful events of her career.

Julie is a direct descendant of Zefram Cochrane, something that does not please her. She often feels the shadow of her family legacy weighing heavily upon her. This is further compounded by her startling ineptitude concerning machines. She often dreads First Contact day, when she is usually called upon to make a speech on behalf of her long-dead grandfather.

Julie admired Commander Kie Habu who was the original captain of the Tamerlane and had died in the battle of Donatu V in 2245. Knowing that she was to be assigned to the Tamerlane, Julie discovered that Habu had written a personal diary which had been published as part of a chronicle of war anthology. Reading the diary endeared Julie to Habu. She often felt that the spirit of Habu watched over her ship from beginning to end.

Early Life and CareerEdit

Born and raised on the Tarsus IV colony, Julienne left the colony in 2247 to join Starfleet. She graduated in 2253 and moved to Starfleet Command near Earth, where she met her husband Stron. Together, they had a daughter Sarah, but she died six years later. Julienne moved then to Starship service and served her midshipman's cruise aboard the USS Pontiac.

She met her friend Angelica Bennett during her service on the USS Mars.

She spent four years aboard the USS Defiant, ultimately becoming the ship's navigation officer before being given her own command.

The TamerlaneEdit

Cochrane became the commander of the Tamerlane after the retirement of her previous commander, Daniel Summer. She remained the Tamerlane's commander until the ship left active service in 2270.

Later YearsEdit

Julienne Cochrane 2275

Julienne Cochrane at the breaking up ofTamerlanes hull in 2275

After overseeing the retirement, decommissioning and then breaking up of the Tamerlane, Julienne continued to work for Starfleet, performing various duties, and ultimately being reassigned to another starship.

Family and Personal LifeEdit

Julie's mother, Miyoko died of sudden heart failure in 2265. She remained very close to her father and her sister.

Julie was married at one time to a Vulcan named Stron with whom they had one daughter, Sarah in 2252. Sarah died, however in 2259 from complications of Sandblood Syndrome. (Tamerlane: The Last Night of the Year)

A unique bond existed between Cochrane and her first officer, Angelica Bennett. It stemmed from an incident in Bennett's history in which Cochrane saved Bennett's life.

author's note: As most of Tamerlane is character driven, I'm reluctant to post many spoilers until they are revealed in the episodes themselves

TriviaEdit

  • Julienne Cochrane is the Second person ever to pass the Kobayashi Maru scenario. The other people being (in chronological order): James T. Kirk, Julienne Cochrane, Phoenix Brodi, Ebak Sison

Memorable QuotesEdit

"This is just an elaborate ploy to blow up the bridge."
— Cochrane musing
"...Your little buttons control explody thingies, not Navigational systems, destroyers just weren't built for diplomacy."
— Cochrane to Bennett
"Mostly, I also had a plan that involved screaming and running, this one sounded cooler."
— Replying to Bennett when asked if her plan was playing "chicken" with Klingon cruisers

ChronologyEdit

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