STARFLEET DATABASE FILE: Chapel, Christine, MD.
Mid-level Biography Brief Mode
Played By: Majel Barrett
Final Rank: Commander
Assignment: Director of Emergency Operations,
Starfleet Full Name: Christine Chapel
Education: Nursing school, Starfleet Medical
Starfleet Career Summary 2366 --
As brevet ensign, signed aboard U.S.S. Enterprise of
Capt. James T. Kirk as nurse
2367 -- Became head nurse to Enterprise Chief Medical
Officer Leonard McCoy, MD.
2371 -- After five-year mission, promotion to lieutenant
and completion of medical degree, named CMO to Capt. Will Decker
U.S.S. Enterprise until relinquishing title to McCoy for V'Ger
2386 -- As a commander, directed Starfleet Emergency Operations
in wake of whale-song aliens Christine Chapel began her medical
career aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, sacrificing a biology career
with several university degrees in research medicine to search
for her lost
fiance, Dr. Roger Korby, who had been missing for five years,
ever since his last communication on Exo III.
When Korby was found on Exo III in 2266 and subsequently discovered
to be an android, Chapel elects to remain with the starship, where
she became good friends with Uhura and a good friend to Dr. McCoy.
Emotionally, her early shipboard life, as admitted when infected
with the Psi 2000 virus, was marked by an acknowledged unrequited
love for Spock - a ongoing issue which never interfered with her
professional duties. Upon completion of the five-year mission
she finished her own medical degree and was slated by 2270 to
be CMO on the refit
U.S.S. Enterprise under Will Decker. Even so, she willingly stepped
down to allow McCoy's return as CMO for the V'Ger crisis with
Kirk. Some 15 years later, Chapel had won commander's bars by
the time she oversaw responses to the whale-song aliens' "invasion"
as director of Starfleet Emergency Operations.
Shortly thereafter, she had contacted Sarek about speaking on
Kirk's behalf during his inquiry before the Federation Council
for theft and disobeying direct orders related to the Genesis
device and rescue of Spock's body and "katra."