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For the mirror universe counterpart, see Reginald Barclay (mirror).

Reginald Endicott Barclay III was a human Starfleet officer who served in the 24th century. After serving aboard the USS Enterprise-D and USS Enterprise-E, he worked on Pathfinder Project and was instrumental in getting the USS Voyager home from the Delta Quadrant.

Early Life and CareerEdit

Reginald Endicott Barclay III, son of Reginald Endicott Barclay II and Alicia Barclay, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, on Earth in 2340.

At the age of 18, Barclay decided not to attend Starfleet Academy and instead took the Master's Degree in Computer Systems at the Daystrom Institute on Earth. Barclay completed his degree in 2362 and was assigned to the USS Zhukov as a systems diagnostic engineer with the rank of lieutenant, junior grade. During his time aboard the Zhukov he was commended for his work by Captain Neil Gleason, but his reclusive behavior was also noted. (TNG video game: Starship Creator)

Aboard the Enterprise-DEdit

After serving for four years aboard the Zhukov, Barclay was transferred to the Enterprise-D in 2366 to serve on Geordi La Forge's staff as a diagnostics engineer. However, Barclay's reclusive behavior soon caught the attention of the Enterprise crew and some crewmen gave him the nickname "Broccoli"; although he prefers-and answers to-"Reg". Attempts to bring Barclay out of his shell by La Forge and Counselor Deanna Troi revealed that Barclay had a case of holodiction, which meant that he was living inside his fantasies on the holodeck. His holodiction was soon cured, following repeated counseling sessions with Troi. But, Reg still had a knack for assisting crewmembers (and their families) with programming holodeck scenarios. (TNG episode: "Hollow Pursuits", SCE eBook: Enigma Ship, TNG episode: "A Fistful of Datas")

By 2367, Barclay's confidence began to grow so much that he enrolled in Beverly Crusher's acting workshop aboard the Enterprise and had several starring roles including Cyrano de Bergerac. A few months later, Barclay's IQ was increased by the Cytherians, as part of their plan to make first contact with the Federation. (TNG episode: "The Nth Degree")

By 2368, Barclay had relapsed slightly and was visiting the holodeck once a week. He was running the Deanna Troi "I am the goddess of the mind" program when Admiral William T. Riker appeared from the future in order to save Troi's life. Riker told Barclay that he was a holodeck failsafe, built to monitor the types of programs that Barclay was using. Barclay then canceled all of his programs and never used the holodeck (recreationally) on the Enterprise again. He did run holodeck maintenance for the rest of his service, aboard the ship. (TNG novel: Imzadi, TNG episode: "Ship in a Bottle")

ST video game: Star Trek: Customizable Card Game listed the Troi character as "The Goddess of Empathy."

Despite his growing confidence, Barclay still had some neuroses. In 2369, Barclay believed he had developed transporter psychosis and was afraid to travel by transporter, but his fear subsided when he used the transporter to rescue the crew of the USS Yosemite. Barclay was also a frequent visitor to sickbay with various illnesses he learned about from the Starfleet Medical Journal. In 2370, Barclay's name was added to the Journal in the form of Barclay's Protomorphosis Syndrome that had devolved the Enterprise's crew. (TNG episodes: "Realm of Fear", "Genesis")

Later that year, Captain Picard ordered Barclay to lead his first away team aboard the shuttlecraft Hawking to install a new generator core in a space station in the Tarvo system. However, Barclay and his team soon end up fighting for their lives in a Vorel trap. (TNG short story: "The Naked Truth")

Jupiter StationEdit

In late 2370, Barclay transferred to Jupiter Station to work under Doctor Lewis Zimmerman on the Emergency Medical Hologram project. While at the station, Barclay also taught classes on warp dynamics to Starfleet Academy cadets who were assigned to the station. (VOY episode: "Projections", SNW short story: "Doctors Three", TNG novel: The Best and the Brightest)

Aboard the Enterprise-EEdit

Barclay served on the Enterprise-E from 2373 to 2375. In 2373, he helped rebuild the Phoenix in 2063 following a Borg attack. (TNG movie: Star Trek: First Contact)

Shortly after returning to their own time, Barclay was ill-at-ease with everything that happened. Riker believed he would ask for a transfer off the ship and take on a less exciting assignment for a while. (TNG novel: Rogue)

In 2375, Barclay helped deal with the Gemworld Crisis on the Enterprise-E shortly after the Dominion War ended. (TNG novel: Gemworld)

Project: VoyagerEdit

In 2375, Barclay began work on the Pathfinder Project. He helped bring its first success with the MIDAS Array in 2376, and he continued to be involved with the program until 2377 when Voyager returned from the Delta Quadrant. (VOY episodes: "Pathfinder", "Life Line", "Inside Man", "Endgame")

Return to the Enterprise-EEdit

After 2377, Barclay returned to the Enterprise-E and after 2379, he replaced Geordi La Forge as chief engineer. (TNG video game: Elite Force II)

USS GalenEdit

Barclay AoC German cover

The Galen was fitted with a quantum slipstream drive and assigned to Project Full Circle, a Starfleet expeditionary force sent to explore the Delta Quadrant. In 2381 Barclay was assigned to the USS Galen. (VOY novel: Full Circle)

USS ChallengerEdit

As of 2382, Barclay was involved in a transporter project designed to transport a living person over long distances via the Pathfinder Project. He held the record for longest distance transport when Montgomery Scott ordered that Barclay be reassigned to the Starfleet Corps of Engineers USS Challenger as a mission specialist during the investigation of the derelict Intrepid. After the vessel was hijacked by Berlinghoff Rasmussen and Bok, Barclay was instrumental in returning the crew to the Challenger. When his friend Geordi La Forge was named Captain of the Challenger following Captain Scott's retirement, Barclay agreed to remain aboard as Chief of operations. During his first mission as Chief of Operations, the Challenger investigated the new form of technology known as Trans-slipstream and was transported to NGC-4414 along with the rescued crew of the IRW Stormcrow. Teamed with Romulan engineer Voktra (of whom he developed a romantic interest), the two worked to find a way to escape from the region and participated in an away mission to the derelict USS Hera. Following the destruction of the Challenger in order for the crew to return home, Barclay was returning to Jupiter Station where he expected to be returned to the Voyager fleet in the Delta Quadrant. He also had proposed to Starfleet an increased Romulan presence in exploration missions, which Voktra also proposed to her government. (TNG novel: Indistinguishable from Magic)

Return to USS GalenEdit

Galen was still active in the Delta Quadrant as part of Voyager's fleet by 2385. In November, Data, Shakti and Commander La Forge contacted Galen to discuss duplicating the Doctor's mobile emitter. Barclay, back on Galen, was happy to see his formerly dead friend Data resurrected. The Doctor confirmed the mobile emitter was non-replicable. (TNG novel: The Light Fantastic)

Chronological appearancesEdit

















USS Zhukov personnel
Ufp-emblem R. BarclayD'EmilioN. GleasonE. PressmanReynoldsW.T. RikerM. Verata Starfleet Command logo
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) engineering personnel
Ufp-emblem AleakalaAmpalayonArgyleBarclayBartelBlakeBrackenBrewerBrunerButlerCarpelliClancyCostaDanilovaDella GuardiaDernDuffyEddiesEl'srykFarrellFriedelGomezHessanHubbellKelsoKihnKopfKornblumKwanLa ForgeLeflerLoganLynchMacDougalMcRobbMoezerMyersNaraO'BrienO'ConnorOliverRedbayRobinsonShermanShipleySinghStoneSutterTaurikT'KaalT'LotaVarleyVukcevokWallaceZelenetsky Starfleet Command logo
see also: medical personnelpilots & flight control personneloperations personnelsecurity & tactical personnelsciences personnelsenior staffunnamed
USS Enterprise-E engineering personnel
chief engineers Montgomery ScottGeordi La Forge Ufp-emblem Starfleet Command logo
engineers & technicians AchenR. BarclayM. BarnesR. DanilovaDavisDeCandidoI. EigerFalnam EdrelGallivanJ. GoodnoughM. GranadosHeatonAnh HoangJarkaJutronLinderL'SenLuptowskiMeidatMobeMorelloMun YingNafirNewaurM. ObrechtPinkmanP. PorterPorterRaoB.G. RobinsonSakrystaScholzSonolE. SpitaleTaurikT'BonzT'EamaK. TierneyTomokoVeldonWathiongoWolfe
see also: medical & counseling personneloperations personnelpilots & flight control personnelsecurity & tactical personnelsciences personnelsenior staffmiscellaneousunnamed
USS Galen personnel
Ufp-emblem Clarissa GlennReginald BarclayCress BenoitRanson VelthThe DoctorMichael DrurLynne SelahBenjamin Lawry Starfleet Command logo
Challenger personnel
United Earth, Starfleet Challenger (NX-03) R. DunselE. GrangerHendricksKayeRubin Seal of United Earth United Earth Starfleet Emblem
Federation, Starfleet USS Challenger (NCC-1715) P. Brandy UFPF Challenger Z. BonifayN. KellerS. RingShucorion Ufp-emblem Starfleet Command logo
USS Challenger (NCC-2032) M. Michaels USS Challenger (NCC-71099) R. BarclayL. BrahmsCarolanGuinanT. HuntG. La ForgeNogA. OgawaQat'qaB. RasmussenM. ScottSimmVol

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