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Star Trek: Diplomatic Relations is an audio drama series created by Front Line Productions, currently produced by Hidden Frontier Productions. It follows the Federation Diplomatic Corps. In the Terran year 2384, a new world joins the United Federation of Planets. Tahn-Los holds many secrets, and It falls to newly appointed Ambassador Jessica Kingsley and her staff to unravel them. On 24 June 2016, the producers announced they were suspending production indefinitely. () On July 6th, the producers announced that they would resume production under the leadership of Henglaar, M.D. producer David W. Hill. ()
A class M world located in the Alpha Quadrant. Similar to Tahn-Los, Angel One's government and society was primarily matriarchal, as well as highly segregated, with the females holding positions of power and authority, as the males were smaller, weaker and considered less capable than the females. Ursula Kellin is a citizen of Angel One, the product of a union between a female inhabitant and a terran survivor of a crashed freighter, the Odin.
The repositories were a series of massive underground storage facilities, each dedicated to a different facet of Tahn-Lana culture. The types of storage medium varied widely, from printed to holographic storage media. How the repositories came to be was a great mystery, until recently, when a Presever obelisk was discovered in one of the repositories. Prior to this, the Preservers were known only to interact with humans. Not all the repositories were simply inoccuous storage facilities. One carried chemical, as well as biological warfare agents. That facility was well over 1000 years of age, and one storage vessel had begun to fail. Chemical agents entered into the ground water and plantlife, infecting one tribe of Hie-Linn, decimating the populace. It was only through the efforts of the Federation Diplomatic Corps, as well as Federation One, that the facility was discovered and decommissioned.
A class M world located in the Alpha Quadrant. Primarily a matriarchal society, the planet has a long history of internal conflict, referred to as "The Great Wars of Past Time." Sometime in their recent past the planet was occupied and stripped of resources by the Ferengi. Recently the world has achieved member status in the Federation.
(Played by Glen Smith) A male human Starfleet Officer. Commander Sa'ad Al Zaid was the Defense Attache assigned to the Federation Embassy on Tahn-Los. A former security officer, Al-Zaid led several combat teams during the Federation's brief clash with the Klingons, as well as the war with the Dominion.
(Played by Michael Hudson) A Bajoran male assigned as the economic and commerce attache to the Federation Embassy on Tahn-Los. Osen's hobby is computer science, a talent that has come in handy on at least one occaision on Tahn-Los.
(Played by Alex Matthews) A male El-Aurian Starfleet Officer. Lieutenant Kieran Azhan was a Linguistics and Behavioral specialist assigned to Chiron station in the Charybdis sector. LT Azhan is on temporary duty to Tahn-Los at the request of Ambassador Kingsley. His assignment entails investigating the preserver obelisk found in one of the repositories. Despite being from a race of listeners, Azhan's personality is caustic, bordering on contemptuous. Azhan is also a Section 31 operative on separate orders, though his second objective is the same as the first, save that he reports his discoveries directly to the section.
(Played by Lauren Davies) A female Betazoid. Ms Brennan serves as the Agricultural Attache assigned to the Federation Embassy on Tahn-Los. Ms Brennan had spent a considerable time in the countryside, forming relations with the rural Tahn-Lana.
(Played by Holly Bednar) First Representative of the High Curia. Recently elected leader of the Tahn-Lana. Prior to her appointment as First, Es'Laan was the Hie'Linn representative. Her first meetings with Acting Chief of Mission Sovik did not go well, and she was not favorably disposed towards the Federation. All that changed when she saw how hard the Federation in general, and Ambassador Jessica Kingsley and her staff in particular worked to save the Hie-Linn tribe that had been poisoned from an ancient underground chemical/biological weapons storage facility. From that point on, not only did she embrace joining the Federation, but became close friends with Jessica Kingsley. It was hers, as well as the Princess Regent's voice that encouraged the Federation to appoint Ambassador Kingsley to Chief of mission at Tahn-Los.
Gregson, Phillip, M.D.Edit
(Played by Nick Beckwith) A male human assigned as the Health Attache to the Federation Embassy on Tahn-Los. Doctor Gregson was an amateur xeno-archaeologist, and studied the repositories in his off time. He was initially assigned to the staff of Ambassador Kingsley during her tour of the Briar Patch worlds, as one of her advisors. Before that, he was assigned as a member of the Federation Relief Agency detachment sent to Tahn\'Los after they were made a protectorate of the Federation Dr Gregson made it a point to study Tahn-Lana physiology at length, something that would prove crucial when during a tour of the planet he, along with Ambassador Kingsley and Yiela Norien encountered a tribe of Hie-Linn stricken with a mysterious illness.
(Played by Barbara Puder/Kim Gianopoulous) A female human. Ambassador at large to the United Federation of Planets. A career diplomat with over 30 years of service, Ambassador Kingsley was well thought of inside, as well as outside diplomatic circles. She was even on close friendly terms with a Klingon General, Korg. At the request of newly added member world Tahn'Los, Kingsley was appointed as Chief of Mission for the Federation Embassy on the planet. Jessica attended Starfleet Academy, but it was an uncomfortable fit for her, and she dropped out. While there, she formed a life long friendship with another Cadet, Dalonis Tohre. After leaving the Academy, Jessica joined the Diplomatic Corps, working her way through the ranks up to the position of Ambassador at large. She is divorced, and a mother of two. Her older daughter, Megan, is an Astrophysicist stationed at Starbase 350. Her youngest child, Seth, still lives at home. Ambassador Kingsley feels torn between her growing concern that Starfleet, as well as the Federation are growing too militaristic, and her growing affection for the the Tahn-Lana as a people. She was so highly thought of, by order of the Princess Regent, Jessica was conferred with the title "Lady Envoy".
(Played by Sharon Savene) A female Angellian/Human assigned as the Science Attache to the Federation Embassy on Tahn-Los. She was one of the children born from the union between one of the survivors of a crashed Terran freighter, the Odin, and a female inhabitant of planet Angel One. TNG: "Angel One" Because of this, Ursula is more progressive minded than other, more traditionlly raised Angellians. Ursula clashed with Lieutenant Kieran Azhan shortly after his arrival on planet. She had come to assist him with the investigation of the Preserver artifacts when he causticly dismissed her.
(Played by Heather Ashleigh) A female human Starfleet Offiicer. Ensign Megan Kingsley was the daughter of Ambassador Jessica Kingsley and assigned to Starbase 350. A Science specialist, her current research involved studying Astrophysics.
Kingsley Seth AdamEdit
(Played by Christopher Redding) A male human, and adolescent son to Ambassador Jessica Kingsley. Seth was a bit of an adrenaline junkie with a penchant for dangerous misadventures. He had been banned from the holodeck by his mother after he went orbital skydiving with the safeties off. Despite this he was attuned to his mother's moods and was able provide some solace in the form of herb tea.
Li'Prit Archduke Vren'KaEdit
(Played by David Robertson) A Tahn-Lana male asssigned to the Federation Embassy as the Liason Officer. First Cousin to the Princess Regent herself, the Archduke did not make a favorable first impression, barging into Ambassador Kingsley's office without permission, claiming he was not bound by any rules, answering only to the Princess Regent. He also expressed contempt towards the Ambassador, claiming he found the appointment of a female "insulting". Despite his distaste for Ambassador Kingsley, he held the Princess Regent in high regard. When she was taken hostage by the Shri'ti Levah, his sole concern when he took charge of the emergency command center was her safe return, to the exclusion of the other hostages.
Mey'Lii of the Royal BloodEdit
(Played by Heather Ashleigh) The Princess Regent, and symbolic leader of Tahn-Los. Though very young, The Princess is viewed as a strong minded and capable young woman, dedicated to bringing freedom and equality to all her people, male and female.
(Played by Jennifer Cole) A female Bolian assignned as the Political Attache to the Federation Embassy on Tahn-Los. Previous to that, she was a political analyst for the Federation President, before being assigned as a political advisor to Ambassador Kingsley during her tour of the Federation worlds near and around the Briar Patch. Norien was not a fan of low-tech rustic living, as indicated by her personal distaste when visiting the Hie-Linn settlement.
(Played by Karl Puder) A male Vulcan assigned as Deputy Chief of Mission on Tahn Los. Hand picked by the head of the Diplomatic Corps as envoy to Tahn-Los, prior to its entry into the Federation. Sovik was chosen because of his very high rate of success. It was anticipated that Sovik would assume the post of Ambassador upon membership. Sovik did not make a favorable impression among the passionate Tahn-Lana, being a cold logical Vulcan, and was passed over for the post in favor of Ambassador Kingsley.
A Male Andorian serving as Public Affairs attache to the Federation Embassy on Tahn-Los
(Played by Mike Skurr) Second Representative of the High Curia. Timaht did not support membership with the Federation, preferring instead having Tahn-Los remain a protectorate, free of Federation oversight. Despite his adversarial relationship with First Representative Es'Laan, she still appointed him second representative, based on the age-old adage, 'Keep your friends close, and your enemies, even closer'.
(Played by Andrew Foster) A human male Starfleet Officer. Captain Dalonis Tohre was a Starfleet Judge Advocate General Corps Officer assigned to Starbase 590 in sector 438. He and Jessica Kingsley attended Starfleet Academy together prior to her dropping out. They formed a lifelong friendship, to the point Ambassador Kingsley has made repeated requests for him to join her staff. He agreed to join her staff temporarily as she opened the embassy on Tahn-Los
Named after the Tahn-Lana philosopher and their founder, The Hie-Linn are tribes of Tahn-Lana nomads, travelling one of the continents. The Hie-Linn believe in living with harmony with the environment avoiding altering and/or contaminating the places they visit. Despite their rustic, low-tech lifestyle, they do have an elected representative to the high curia, who also happens to be the First Representative Rrin'Se Eslaan.
The primary governing body on the planet Tahn-Los. The representatives on the High Curia are elected, but are numerical addressed. (First representative, Third representative)
Translated to "Army of Male Supremacy" The Shriti Levah are deicated to reorganizing the Tahn-Lana government into a male-dominated society. They are determined to attain this goal through acts of terrorism. They are responsible for multiple attacks across the planet.
"Where Starfleet ends, we begin."
"Ensign, I'm not old enough to be a ma'am just yet!" - Ambassador Jessica Kingsley
"Mister Azhan, sometimes investigating from behind a desk is simply not enough." - LCDR Yanis Caed
"Methinks the man doth protest too much" - Captain Dalonis Tohre
- 1. Rapprochment (14th April 2008)
- 2. Agrément (8th January 2009)
- 3. Accession
- 4. Detente (Unreleased)
- 5. Asylum (Unreleased)
- 6. Modus Vivendi (Unreleased)
- 7. Diplomatic Immunity (Unreleased)
- 8. Entente (Unreleased)
- 9. Casus Belli (Unreleased)
- 10. Breaking Relations (Unreleased)