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Morgan Bateson

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Morgan Bateson, a 23rd/24th century Starfleet officer, was the former captain of the USS Bozeman.

Starfleet careerEdit

Bateson graduated from Starfleet Academy in 2260.

USS BozemanEdit

In 2278 the Bozeman became trapped in a temporal causality loop until freed by the USS Enterprise-D in 2368. (TNG: "Cause and Effect") Bateson remained in command of the Bozeman through 2372, when the ship went in for a major refit and overhaul, leading to the next assignment for Bateson and his crew.


Bateson was given temporary command of the Enterprise-E during its shakedown. He resumed command of the Bozeman in 2373 following its refit. (TNG novel: Ships of the Line)


Star Trek: LexingtonEdit

Bateson served on the Hermes-class scout USS Cody in the mid-2260s.

As a lieutenant, Bateson served under Commodore Robert Wesley as senior navigator when he was reassigned to the USS Lexington following the M-5 fiasco. While serving on the Lexington, he developed a friendship with Lieutenant Aliz Bathory and a romantic relationship with Lieutenant Jennifer Watley. (Star Trek: Lexington)

Tales of the USS BluefinEdit

Continuing in Starfleet, Bateson retained command of the Bozeman in the Border Service, eventually rising to the rank of Rear Admiral.

Following his promotion, Bateson was assigned as Chief of Border Cutter Operations near the Badlands, headquartered at Star Station Echo. (Star Trek: Tales of the USS Bluefin)

Star Trek: UnityEdit

Bateson was still in command of the Bozeman up until 2376 when he commanded the vessel during the Battle of Sol. (Star Trek: Unity (crossover))


Bateson, having difficulties adjusting to life in the 24th century, was introduced by his counselor to Montgomery Scott. They maintained a friendship throughout the 2370s and 2380s. (TNG comic: "Out of Time", DC Special #2, Star Trek novels: Ship of the Line, Spectre)

Attracted to each other by ties of nostalgia, Bateson and Captain Elizabeth Shelby were good friends, with Shelby looking up to him as something of a father figure. In the aftermath of the failed coup attempt by Admiral Leyton, the two renewed their acquaintance. Bateson told Shelby a humorous story about her grandmother (Aliz Bathory) and Lieutenant Watley that took place on Argelius. They saw each other as a connection to the past: Bateson saw in Shelby the legacy of his former commanding officer and of his good friend, Aliz, while Shelby saw in Bateson a look into the lives and souls of the grandparents that she never knew. (Star Trek: Sutherland)

Joseph Akinola, captain of the USS Bluefin, an Albacore-class border cutter, served under Admiral Bateson in the Badlands. The two men enjoyed a friendly relationship based on mutual respect. (Tales of the USS Bluefin)

Officers of the starships Enterprise
NCC-1701-E: Bateson | Picard Riker | Madden | Worf Crusher Data | Elfiki Data | Kadohata La Forge Daniels | Vale | Worf Hawk | Perim | Branson
NX-01 | NX-01 | NCC-1701 | NCC-1701 (alt) | NCC-1701 | NCC-1701-A | NCC-1701-B | NCC-1701-C | NCC-1701-D | NCC-1701-E

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