M'Ress - Feline communications
officer on the animated sci-fi spin-off
series STAR TREK:THE ANIMATED SERIES/NBC/1973-75. M'Ress
(pronounced: Mmm-ress) is a human-sized bipedal
female cat with a thick orange mane, long tail, large amber eyes
and a soft purring voice (Majel Barrett). An inhabitant of
the planet Cait in the Lynx Constellation, M'Ress joined the crew
of the USS Enterprise in the year 2269. Her previous
assignment was aboard the USS Hood.
M'Ress's interests are galactic history, anthropology and
free-form poetry. He character debuted on episode "The
Survivor." and later appeared in "Once Upon a Planet", "Mudd's
Passion", "The Eye of the Beholder", "Bem" and "Practical Joker."
On "Mudd's Passion," a love potion accidentally infiltrated the
ship's ventilation system and M'Ress and Lt. Montgomery Scott
became romantic partners while under the potion's influence.
||Scotty, you're absolutely
||Wow, you sure are coming on to
me. And with a dumb line, no less.
||You know what they say, "While
the Captain's away, the cat will play."
||Make that two dumb lines.
M'Ress later joined the crew of the USS Trident (in the
"Star Trek: New Frontier" novels published in 1997 by Pocket
Books). Her character had earlier appeared in the 1984 DC Comics,
Star Trek #37 and subsequent issues (39, 40, 46-53, 55).
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