The Keeper (Mirror)

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The Keeper
The Keeper (2258) (DSC 23)

The Keeper (2258) (DSC 23)
Species Talosian
Sex Male[1]
Portrayed by Meg Wyllie (TOS 00, 15-16)
Malachi Throne (Voice) (TOS 00, 15-16)
Rob Brownstein (DSC 23)

Referred to as "magistrate" by other Talosians, the "Keeper," as he was referred to by Captain Christopher Pike, served as a spokesperson for the Talosians when dealing with Pike and their other Terrans captives in 2254. The Keeper wore an authoritative-looking jeweled pendant around his neck, possibly as a symbol of authority. When the Talosians realized that Humans would not be able to adapt to a life in captivity, no matter how pleasant or benevolent, the Keeper released them.[2] Shortly afterward, Terran Emperor Philippa Georgiou ordered the orbtal bombardment of Talos IV in order to kill all of the Talosians "and their stupid, Talosian singing plants.[3] Given the nature of Talosian mental abilities, it is unclear whether the attack was successful.

Notes and References

  1. The Talosians were played by women, with voices dubbed over by male actors, to provide an additional sense of "alienness" to the characters. Nevertheless, the Keeper was referred to as a male in the script to "The Cage," and the role was later portrayed by a male actor in Star Trek: Discovery.
  2. Heinig, Jess (Line Developer). "Mirror Universe: Through a Glass Darkly." Star Trek Roleplaying Game, Book 8. Written by Matthew Colville, Kenneth Hite, Steven S. Long, Don Mappin, Christian Moore, and Owen Seyler. Art by Blake Beasley, Paul "Prof" Herbert, Norman Lao, and Kieran Yanner. Decipher, Inc., 2005.
  3. Fuller, Bryan & Roddenberry, Eugene & Roth, Trevor & Goldsman, Akiva & Kadin, Heather & Berg, Gretchen J. & Harberts, Aaron & Kurtzman, Alex (Executive Producers). "If Memory Serves." Star Trek: Discovery, Season 2, Episode 8. Directed by T.J. Scott. Written by Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie. CBS Entertainment, 7 March 2019.