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Gerald Novak was a human man who lived in the 23rd century. He served in Starfleet as a captain.

On stardate 1412.7, Novak was in command of the Federation starship USS Alfred North Whitehead when it conducted the first exploration of what became known as the Novak system. Novak used command privilege to name the star after his family and the planets after family members, including the gas giant Cathy and its moons Abigail, Charlotte and Gerald. (TOS novella: The Vulcan Treasure)