Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
- See Quinn for other articles with titles that contain, either by relationship or by coincidence, this character's surname.
He was stationed at Starbase 20 by the year 2360 and met with Jean-Luc Picard and Ariel over the possibility of sending an expedition to what was believed to be a stasis field that hid a number of Manraloth. Admiral Quinn whilst sympathetic to allowing Ariel to find her people noted the complexity of dispatching a Starfleet ship due to the fact that the region was contested space as it bordered the territory of the Breen and Sheliak. However, he ultimately relented and authorised the launch of the expedition despite his misgivings of the genetically engineered nature of Ariel. (TLE novel: The Buried Age)
Quinn was one of the first to suspect a conspiracy building against the Federation in 2364. That year, he and his chief aide, Lieutenant Commander Dexter Remmick, met the USS Enterprise at Relva VII, where Quinn took the opportunity to investigate the recent actions of his old friend, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, to ensure he had not been compromised. After the investigation was completed, Quinn revealed his fears to Picard, and offered to promote Picard to Rear Admiral and make him the commandant of Starfleet Academy, in order to have him on Earth. Picard declined the offer, feeling he could serve Quinn better on the Enterprise. (TNG episode: "Coming of Age")
A short time later, Quinn was infected by one of the parasites responsible for the plot against the Federation. In late 2364 Picard, having new suspicions of a conspiracy, returned to Starfleet Command on Earth to speak with Quinn. When Quinn dismissed these new concerns, Picard feared Quinn had been compromised. Quinn later attacked Commander William Riker and two other officers, and after being subdued, Dr. Beverly Crusher discovered the parasite. With this discovery, Picard and Riker were able to destroy the spawnmother, causing the parasites to vacate Quinn and all their other victims' bodies. (TNG episode: "Conspiracy")
Following this experience, Quinn had made a report on the parasite infiltration, which was entered into the classified file XENO-02884/1. Colonel Kira Nerys read this report aboard the USS Gryphon when the parasites returned in 2376. (DS9 - Mission Gamma novel: Lesser Evil)
In 2371 Quinn visited the Enterprise-D once more to brief the crew on recent hostile Tholian activity. He later returned to Earth and liaised with Picard on the Enterprise via subspace to try and figure out the cause of the Tholian attacks. (TNG comics: "The First Casualty", "The Dying of the Light", "Ceremony of Innocence")
By 2380, Admiral Quinn had retired from active service, and had written a memoir, Knowledge Isn't Always Power. He appeared as a guest panelist on an October 2380 edition of Illuminating the City of Light to discuss Federation President Nanietta Bacco's first year in office. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)
Starfleet service recordEdit
|location||assignment||dates||rank or rate||assignment insignia||rank insignia|
|Starfleet Command||flag officer||circa 2364||rear admiral lower half|
|circa 2371||rear admiral upper half|
|circa 2375|| rear admiral upper half|