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Star Trek: Discovery — Who Is Number One in Canon?

Ryan Britt Feb 8, 2019

The history of the Rebecca Romijn’s “new” Discovery character predates even Star Trek: The Original Series.

If Star Trek: Discovery is your introduction to the Star Trek franchise, the relevance of Number One (played by Rebecca Romijn in Discovery) beaming aboard the USS Discovery and slipping Captain Pike a digital note might have seemed confusing.

Who is this person? What does she do? And, perhaps, most importantly: Does she have a real name? Here’s everything you need to know about “Number One,” and including her past, present, and possible future in the world of Trek.

Mild spoilers ahead for Star Trek: Discovery Season 2, Episode 4, “An Obal for Charon.” Complete spoilers for the classic episodes “The Cage” and “The Menagerie.”

First up, Number One’s moniker is a huge tradition across the entirety of the Trek franchise, but in fact, began with her. In the rejected

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