From Hidden Frontier
|Star Trek: Hidden Frontier publicity photo|
|Full Name:||Andrew J. Barrett|
|Marital Status:||Relationship (S'Tal)|
|Previous Assignment:||Chief Flight Control Officer, USS Excelsior|
|Assignment:||Executive Officer, USS Excelsior|
|Rank:||Commander (Field Promotion)|
Barrett was raised on an Earth colony, where his father served as a colony security officer who never so much as fired a weapon in all his years of service. His father's commitment inspired young Andrew to attend Starfleet Academy. ("Imminent Danger")
Barrett has developed romantic feelings for S'Tal ("Addictions"), who initially rebuffed his advances, later admitting that he is a friend, then finally beginning a relationship with him. ("Homeport")
Barrett attended the Academy alongside his best friends, Ro Nevin and Brad Rawlins. He received some minor infractions at the Academy, but otherwise a spotless record. (HF 1.02 - "Enemy Unknown, Part 2") He, also, graduated with Matt McCabe. (HF 3.05 "Modus Operandi")
While there, he garnered a reputation as something of a ladies' man and heart breaker. In one instance, a former girlfriend conspired with her cousin to pick him up at a bar in San Francisco and lead him to a secluded area where she made off with his clothes. He was forced to return to the Academy campus and seek Ro's help to get back into the dorm without being seen by any members of Red Squad, who presumably would have teased him about the incident. ("Darkest Night")
Barrett was posted to the Excelsior in 2377, an Ensign, fresh out of Starfleet Academy. The casualties of the Dominion War led to bright but young officers like him assuming what would normally be senior staff positions aboard a starship. Ensign Barrett was assigned as the Chief of Operations. (HF 1.02 - "Enemy Unknown, Part 2") Barrett relayed sensor information during the Battle of Devron. (HF 1.03 - "Enemy Unknown, Part 3")
Barrett was temporarily assigned the USS Independence as a Flight Control Officer. He went back in time to 1912 with the Independence because of a temporal anomaly. He was killed when the Independence self-destructed to keep the rogue Federation time ship from killing some of the survivors of the RMS Titanic. His death was temporary as the timeline was restored with the Independence's destruction. (HF 1.04 - "Two Hours")
In 2378, Barrett was temporarily at the tactical station, when the ship was under attack by Grey fighters. After the Excelsior was heavily damaged, Captain Knapp sent him and Ro down to engineering to assist Robin Lefler. He started to get worried after losing contact with the bridge. He was sent to repair the phaser cannon because he was the fastest runner available in engineering. (HF 2.07 - "Fire In The Heart")
His tenure aboard Excelsior has challenged him because of his encounters with war and death for the first time. In his first assignment commanding an Away Team, he lost an Away Team member, and was forced to kill an attacking Tholian. His resulting feelings of guilt led him to question his continued effectiveness as a Starfleet officer. His friends Ro and S'Tal helped him successfully confront those feelings. (HF 5.01 - "Imminent Danger") On a shore leave/camping trip on Centris III, Barrett, Ro, and Aster were attacked by Grey. Barrett was wounded and nearly died. (HF 5.03 - "Darkest Night")
While on an undercover mission to retrieve a hidden tetrahedron key on the Orion Syndicate's home world, Barrett succumbed to an attack by rogue telepath Milo Surgant. He was feared captured or dead, listed officially as Missing in Action. ("Vigil")
Barrett returned, but was under mental control ("Things Fall Apart") facilitating the kidnap of Lt Ro Nevin before falling into a brief coma ("The Center Cannot Hold"). He revived and was free of the mental control once the controlling implants were removed, and returned to duty as the Excelsior faced off against the Starfleet/Grey hybrid.
By the time of Ro Nevin's marriage to Corey Aster, Barrett has been promoted to Lieutenant Commander, and transferred to Command division, filling the role of Chief Flight Control Officer.
- Actor Tyler Bosserman was a regular for Season 1, and then became a recurring character for Season 2. He joined the full cast again from Season 3 until the end of Season 5. After this he again became less available, and the character exited the show, though in an ambiguous fashion for possible return later on. This occurred in Season 7.
- Arthur Bosserman, who was the first incarnation of Ro Nevin, is Tyler Bosserman's brother.
Commander Barrett was also referred to on-screen in the following episodes: