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Ruk (TOS10)

Ruk (TOS10)
Species Exo III android
First Appearance TOS10 (20 Oct 1966)
Portrayed by Ted Cassidy
Prime Timeline
(The root of all realities)

The Exo III androids were originally created by the inhabitants of Exo III after their star began to steadily fade, forcing them underground to avoid the frigid conditions on the surface. Finding their creators illogical and ultimately self-destructive, the androids rebelled, killing their creators. All but one, Ruk, was deactivated or destroyed by 2261, when Roger Korby—nearly dead from exposure to the surface conditions—found Ruk. Using the machines that Ruk had maintained for millennia, Korby transferred his mind into an android body. He then used the machines to create a doppelgänger of his deceased colleague, Dr. Brown, as well as a female companion, Andrea. When the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 arrived in orbit of the planet on Stardate 2712.4, Korby created a duplicate of Captain James T. Kirk, and attempted to use the ship to infiltrate the Federation with androids. Kirk violently rebelled against Korby's plan, resulting in the deaths of all of the androids, including Ruk.[1]

Notes and References

  1. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "What Are Little Girls Made Of?". Star Trek, season 1, episode 7 (Production number 10). Directed by James Goldstone. Written by Robert Bloch. Desilu Productions. 20 October 1966.