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Favorite yeoman

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Janice Rand is without a doubt the most famous of the many yeoman who appeared on Star Trek but is she your favorite? Memory Alpha has a list you can look through if you have never had a reason to think about this before. Personally, I am partial to Yeoman Colt from "The Cage" and Yeoman Smith from "Where No Man Has Gone Before," although if I recall correctly Smith had absolutely no lines of dialogue.

The only other yeoman I remember strongly from episodes of Star Trek are Martha Landon ("The Apple") and Tonia Barrows ("Shore Leave").

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Yeoman Thompson from "By Any Other Name" had probably the worst death of a yeoman on TOS. In fact, I think she was the only one to die on screen since Pike stated his yeoman was killed prior to the events on "The Cage."

Also there was the Lieutenant on "The Squire of Gothos," and the other one on "Who Mourns for Adonais?" I'm not sure if their official rank was that of yeoman, but still notable.

Also, I'm sure there were male yeomans somewhere. I know Pike said something about Colt and muttering about "someone assigning him a female yeoman" but it seems all we saw on screen were female.

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I don't know. I never really thought about the yeomen other than Rand because they so rarely had anything to do. I have to give points for the hair. No everyone can walk around with that mound of hair without losing her balance. It would have been interesting to see where the character would have been taken had Grace Lee Whitney not had her drug problems.

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I agree with DMD... besides Rand (who was pretty much a recurring character) I never paid any attention top the yeomans.

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About the only things they did was carry around tricorders to record readings, log entries, and hand Kirk the pad to sign off on log entries, reports, etc. Also they were there to ease the sexual tension of the male crew members (captains and command staff mostly) and made good targets for aliens to kill.

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