- This page details Keenser in the primary universe; for the Keenser in the alternate reality created by Nero's temporal incursion see Keenser (alternate reality).
Keenser was bigger than a regular Roylan on Royla, making him mocked by others. In 2230, after first contact with his people was made by the Federation Starfleet ship USS Kelvin, Keenser demonstrated his engineering skills to the Kelvin 's first officer, Lt. Cmdr. George S. Kirk, and security officer, Lt. K'Bentayr, by giving them a complete diagnostic and pinpointing the problem. With his parents' best wishes, Keenser was allowed to leave with Kelvin's away team to become the first of his people to leave. He experienced space sickness on the way to Kelvin. (TOS comic: "IDW Star Trek, Issue 14")