Mar 31

Star Trek and Resurrection


So here is a list off the top of my head of characters come back to life in Star Trek pre-Discovery. They may be doo g it more, but I believe because it fits their theme. (Not all cages are a prison nor all loss eternal.) I’m sure I am missing some. Can you think of others?


Kirk Amok Time

Scotty The Changling

Spock The Search for Spock

Picard Tapestry

Harry Kim Emanations and Deadlock

Data /B-4

Data Times Arrow

Neelix Mortal Coil

Miles O’Brien Visionary

Everyone TNG Cause and Effect

Tasha Yar Yesterday’s Enterprise

Ballard Ashes to Ashes

Sisko The Visitor


Kirk in the episode where the woman takes over his body. Isn't he basically dead in that one. Sorry can't remember the name.


Archer, Hoshi and Reed s2 ep1 get infected by alien retrovirus that turns them into aliens


Imo losing control of your body in star trek is similar enough to being dead that it could be considered the same as to effect psychologically.

Is it really only twice for Harry Kim? It feels like it should be more than that!

Might be more. This was off the top of my head.

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