Location: In orbit of Jutus
Speed: Standard Orbit
Shields: Nominal
Hull: Nominal
Systems: All Systems Nominal

Bridging The Gap
Episode 11 - Family Matters
Stardate 73834.3
MD005 0900 hrs

Lieutenant Junior Grade Alexander Foulkes

Name Alexander Foulkes

Rank Lieutenant Junior Grade


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 31

Physical Appearance

Height 6"0'
Weight 12.5st
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Physical Description Alexander is of average height and maintains the standard level of fitness required of any Starfleet officer. His hair is thick and dark brown in colour. Keeping to the professionalism required of him while on duty, it is usually neatly swept up and to the right. If you happen across Alexander while off duty he tends to wear clothes for comfort rather than style, similarly his hair is usually left to its own devices. His uniform is usually as well prepared as any officer, with rare mishaps depending on the activities of the previous night.


Spouse None
Children None
Father Paul Foulkes 65
Mother Julie Foulkes (Deceased)
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) Hannah Foulkes (Deceased)
Other Family Alexander has very little family on both his mother and father's side of the family. He has some distant cousins scattered throughout the Federation with whom he rarely speaks to, as well as his fathers three brothers on Earth, none of which have had children.

Personality & Traits

General Overview Alexander is described by most in a simple but effective term, 'easy going'. He is generally open minded and optimistic in most situations and tries to keep a sarcastic and witty sense of humour. Alex is also easy to excite and has a great enthusiasm for his job, which is clear to see by his colleagues. Though usually harmless, this has often been unwittingly portrayed in such a way as to appear overbearing and reactive. This does ring true in certain situations, as even though he is easy to get along with in most scenarios, there are certain topics and situations that can irritate Alex to such an extent that a rare negative side to him makes an appearance.
Strengths & Weaknesses Alexander's optimistic and objective approach to most situations allows him to generally perform as best as he can, trying his best in the majority of scenarios. This optimism (often viewed as being unrealistic), combined with his often failing attempts at humour, have often resulted in him clashing with colleagues, especially Vulcans. Furthermore, should he find a fellow shipmate being disruptive or 'not pulling their weight' in some fashion, he will not be afraid to speak his mind. This has landed him in some trouble in the past due to way he has confronted others about his grievances.

Alexander has a great enthusiasm for his position on the ship and the skill set required to fulfill it. He's always had a passion for exploring the vast emptiness of space and even from a young age could be found experimenting with old sensor arrays and scanning equipment. Now in his adulthood and equipped with Starfleet Academy training and the resources of an entire starship, his skills in Astrometrics have come to light. Throughout his time in the academy however, the amount of time spent studying other areas significantly lacked, such as in general security and medical procedures.
Ambitions Prior to enlisting in the fleet, Alexander had always dreamed of founding his own space exploration institute which was entirely independent of Starfleet, but remained in the Federation. His father, who had served in Starfleet for many decades, convinced him his dreams could be achieved by climbing the ladder in Starfleet. He now works hard to lead a science venture of his own within the 47th.

As such, Alexander had always aspired to follow in his father's footsteps by joining Starfleet, but unlike his father, he always took Starfleet's mission of exploration to heart. His main ambition is to be the namesake of astronomical discovery aboard a well founded Scientific vessel, while also progressing in rank aboard the ship and in starfleet as a whole.
Hobbies & Interests Alexander spends much of his spare time divided between precious holodeck time in sports games and the bar. As a very social man, he tries to include others in all his hobbies, whether it be spending his spare time constructing the most obscure sensor arrays imaginable to simply spending some time playing old Earth board games at the bar with a pint of the best synthahol.

Personal History Alexander was born on the British Isles on Earth. He lived out his childhood there with his mother while his father was working aboard the Earth Spacedock. From a very young age he developed a keen interest in exploring what little wilderness remained and loved playing with old tricorders his father brought him while on leave.

When Alex was 20 he applied to Starfleet Academy, but his application was rejected on medical grounds. Several months prior to his first academy application, his mother and younger sister had suddenly passed away after being involved in an extremely rare transporter accident. After living with his mother and sister alone for most of his childhood, this greatly affected Alexander. His usually joyful personality was crushed and his mental health in general began to decline. It was this that forced the academy to decline his initial application and refer him to a Federation counselor.

It took Alexander several years to fully overcome this trauma and make a successful academy application, but still he found work in with civilian organisations serving on trade vessels, freighters and small exploration ships in basic roles in operations and science. When he did apply for the academy a second time, he passed his all entrance exams once again, and most importantly his mental health evaluation.

During his time in the academy he found his true calling in Astrometrics. He originally entered courses geared towards operations, but his instructors' keen eyes saw his talent lied elsewhere and directed him towards the Science faculty, specifically the Stellar Cartography and Astrometrics academies. Overall he spent 9 years at the academy, the first two studying and training and operations, before transferring to Science.
Service Record Starfleet Service Record: Foulkes, Alexander.

2386 - Graduated Starfleet Academy and commissioned as Ensign to Starbase 86 in the Vulcan Sector as Junior Astrometrics Officer.
2390 - Posted to the USS Everett, Rhode Island Class as Astrometrics Officer.
2394 - Requested transfer from the USS Pioneer, Intrepid Class as Astrometrics Officer.