Charlie Evans

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Charlie Evans
Charlie Evans (TOS08)

Charlie Evans (TOS08)
Species Human
Sex Male
Born 2249
First Appearance TOS08 (15 Sep 1966)
Portrayed by Robert Walker
Prime Timeline
(The root of all realities)

Charlie Evans was the sole survivor when the transport vessel he was aboard crashed on Thasus in 2252. Charlie, who was only three years old at the time, had limited supplies and a handful of microtapes to learn from. The Thasians, who preferred to isolate themselves to the point that their existence was considered to be a rumor, revealed themselves to the boy, and granted him the ability to use powers like their own in order to help him survive in the harsh environment.

Charlie was rescued fourteen years later by the U.S.S. Antares NCC-501. The Antares' Captain Ramart rushed to get Charlie off of his ship as quickly as possible, having grown fearful of the boy's abilities in the short time he was aboard the ship, and when Ramart thought the Antares was far enough away to be safe from Charlie, he attempted to contact the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, in order to warn Captain Kirk, but Charlie — intent on reaching Colony Alpha V, where he had relatives waiting to take him in — caused the baffle plate on the ship's reactor to disappear, destroying the ship.

Charlie displayed an impressive range of powers, able to make objects and even people appear or disappear at will, as well as the ability to cause them to change form, such as when he turned Yeoman Tina Lawton into an iguana. His abilities had limits, however, and Charlie became vulnerable when Kirk and the Enterprise crew forced him to take direct control of the ship's systems. The Thasians approached the Enterprise soon thereafter, retrieving Charlie for safekeeping on Thasus, and undoing the damage that he had caused aboard the Enterprise. The Antares, however, was beyond their ability to restore.[1]

Notes and References

  1. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Charlie X". Star Trek, season 1, episode 2 (Production number 08). Directed by Lawrence Dobkin. Story by Gene Roddenberry. Teleplay by D.C. Fontana. Desilu Productions. 15 September 1966.