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This page details a counterpart of Keenser in the Kelvin timeline created by Nero's temporal incursion; for the Keenser in the primary universe see Keenser.

Keenser was a male Roylan who was a Starfleet engineer serving during the 2250s and 2260s.


Early lifeEdit

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, Lieutenant Commander George S. Kirk, and security officer, Lieutenant 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")

Starfleet serviceEdit

In 2233, in the alternate timeline, three months after the destruction of the USS Kelvin, Keenser became the first Roylan to graduate from Starfleet Academy. For the next 25 years, Keenser was assigned to various ships, starbases and strange new worlds before becoming Chief Engineer of the new research station on Delta Vega. (TOS comic: "IDW Star Trek, Issue 14")

In 2258, Keenser was given a new engineer at the Starfleet outpost named Montgomery Scott. (TOS comic: "IDW Star Trek, Issue 14")

Keenser was Scott's only company for months until they encountered James T. Kirk and Spock, who had both been marooned on the planet. With Spock's assistance Scott was able to modify the outpost's transporter to function as a transwarp transporter and transport himself and Kirk to the USS Enterprise, leaving Keenser with Spock.

Aboard the EnterpriseEdit

After the Enterprise defeated Nero and the Narada Keenser and Spock Prime were both retrieved from Delta Vega and Keenser joined the Enterprise crew, serving under Scott in engineering. (TOS movie: Star Trek)

Keenser was found by Kirk and Spock, hiding from the Gorn behind some crates. They escorted him to Engineering, where a much relieved Scotty was glad to see him alive. Keenser aided them in restoring the ship's engines, albeit slower than Kirk would have liked. (TOS video game: Star Trek)

Also in 2258, Keenser assisted Scott in finding a way to disable a force field emanating from Deneva. The force field had prevented the use of the Enterprise's impulse engines. (TOS comic: "Operation: Annihilate!, Part 2")

In 2259, Keenser left the Enterprise with Scotty. Both had refused to allow top-secret prototype torpedoes to be loaded on board. At a bar, Scotty and Keenser were then contacted by Captain Kirk to investigate coordinates given by the traitor "John Harrison". Keenser was able to convince Scotty to help him. In 2260, Keenser then joined the crew as it started it's first five-year mission. (TOS movie & novelization: Star Trek Into Darkness)

Scotty & Keenser on USS Franklin

Keenser working with Scott on the Franklin

Keenser was still on the Enterprise in March of 2263. Suffering from a cold, Scott was worried that Keenser would sneeze on the warp core cause a core breach and sent him to Dr. McCoy. He then went to Yorktown Station. After the destruction of the Enterprise at the hands of Krall, Keenser was imprisoned with the other surviving crewmates on the surface of Altamid. There, he was able to sneeze on a conduit - his nasal mucus melted the surface of the conduit and allowed access to the innards, allowing both Sulu and Uhura to briefly escape and investigate Krall's compound. Keenser was rescued by Kirk and Scotty - who nearly hugged Keenser when meeting him. Keenser left Altamid with the others on the USS Franklin. After Krall's defeat, he then attended Kirk's birthday party.(TOS movie: Beyond)

Circa 2265, he was again assigned to the Delta Vega outpost. However, when the outpost became infested by the native snow slug and polarilla species Starfleet lost contact with the facility and had to send Starfleet special agent Erin Esurance to rescue Keenser. (TOS video game: Delta Vega: Meltdown on the Ice Planet)

Appendices Edit


Delta Vega: Meltdown on the Ice Planet was a promotional game for the film Star Trek and Keenser originated from that film, however it is possible the game takes place in the original timeline (it does use the original timeline system of stardates) and that in the alternate timeline Keenser may have continued to serve on the Enterprise into the 2260s.


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see also: • USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnelroster
USS Franklin personnel
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