- For other uses, see Olson.
Olson was a Human male, and a Starfleet officer in the 23rd century of an alternate reality created by Nero's temporal incursion.
In 2255, Olson served as chief engineer on the USS Farragut during the Starfleet Academy Zeta Fleet Training Exercise. (TOS - Starfleet Academy novel: The Gemini Agent)
- Olson's name is misspelled "Olsen" in The Gemini Agent.
In 2258, Olson served as chief engineer of the USS Enterprise until his death on a mission to disable the plasma drill being used by Nero to attack Vulcan. (TOS movie & novelization: Star Trek)
In the film, actor Greg Ellis played the character of Olson speaking with a northern English accent typical of the Manchester-Lancashire area of the UK.