Ian Quincy Knapp
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|Ian Quincy Knapp|
|Star Trek: Hidden Frontier publicity photo|
|Full Name:||Ian Quincy Knapp|
|Sibling(s):|| John Edward Knapp|
|Children:|| Traya Knapp|
|Occupation:||Retired Starfleet Officer|
|Previous Assignment:|| Commanding Officer,|
|Final Assignment:|| Commanding Officer,|
Starbase Deep Space 12
|Rank:||Rear Admiral (retired)|
Knapp, as a Commodore, when he was commander of Deep Space 12.
Star Trek: Hidden Frontier publicity photo
Rear Admiral Ian Quincy Knapp commanded Deep Space 12 and the Starfleet task forces assigned there during the length of the Tholian-Breen Conflict. During the Dominion War, he commanded the USS Devonshire in the Federation's first encounter with the Grey Confederacy. After the Grey's psionic attack, Knapp took time to recover and to mourn the loss of his brother and family. Since discovering he had a daughter, Traya Knapp, he worked hard to raise her aboard the Deep Space 12.
In 2366, he had a relationship with a woman who became the mother of his daughter, Traya. (HF 2.07 - "Fire In The Heart") When she inquired about a dog, Knapp already feeling overwhelmed told her no, but thought about getting her a less-maintenance pet such as a Corvan gilvo. Counselor Elbrey tried to argue against the gilvo feeling that the dog would be better, but Knapp didn't want his daughter to control his life. (HF 2.08 - "Coward's Death") He became frustrated over the fact that Traya had to grow up fast while as a slave. He felt that her childhood was taken away and he just wanted her to be a kid. (HF 3.03 - "Heroes")
The death of his brother has left Knapp scarred and deeply cynical. Ian would enjoy an occasional Romulan Ale, in which he acquired from his brother's dealer. (HF 2.02 - "Yesterday's Excelsior") He had difficulties accepting his brother's death and it nearly cost him his career. (HF 2.08 - "Coward's Death") Ian doesn't like to talk about his past, but has sought out Counselor Myra Elbrey's advice from time to time, especially in regarding his daughter. His personal tragedies stemming from death of loved ones gives him motivation to try and protect the ones around him. (HF 2.07 - "Fire In The Heart")
He was concerned with Crewman Thalek's condition and offered to spar with him to help him cope with his depression. It did not take long for him to be able to adjust having his daughter around, even to the point of starting to miss her while on patrol. (HF 2.08 - "Coward's Death")
Captain of the Devonshire
In 2375 during the final push of the Dominion War, Knapp, commanding the Devonshire, was ordered to chase two enemy ships into the McAllister C-5 Nebula. Taking two other ships with him, the USS Tiananmen and the USS Rutledge, he pursued the enemy vessels into the nebula, only to run headlong into the Grey Confederacy. After a brief but violent battle, the ship was sacrificed in an effort to prevent the Grey from ambushing the unsuspecting fleet located minutes away in clear space. (HF 1.01 - "Enemy Unknown, Part 1")
Captain of the Excelsior
Eighteen months after the Grey attack, Knapp was given command of the USS Excelsior, a Galaxy III-class starship assigned to Deep Space 12. He also relieved his old friend Jennifer Cole of command of DS12, assuming command of Briar Patch operations and the work on Ba'ku. He displeased about the fact the majority of his new crew are mostly green and fresh out of the Academy. (HF 1.02 - "Enemy Unknown, Part 2") Knapp led a Starfleet task force at the Battle of Devron, during which he was captured by the Grey, and his mind was taken over by them until a psionic inhibitor developed by Rayvan, Lieutenant Toby Witczak, and Doctor Henglaar. Knapp was rescued and he led the fleet back to DS12. (HF 1.03 - "Enemy Unknown, Part 3")
Captain Knapp was a part of the Tzenkethi Coalition negotiations at DS12. (HF 1.04 - "Two Hours") Soon thereafter, his first meeting with his new executive officer, Commander Elizabeth Shelby did not go smoothly. Knapp was suspicious of her motivations in accepting the assignment. He also had to remind her that she needed flag experience before getting a command. (HF 1.05 - "Perihelion") At a later conference, Captain Knapp was to give a keynote speech but instead successfully forced the surrender of a Tzenkethi vessel that attempted to force its way to Ba'ku. Shortly thereafter, after a battle at a Tzenkethi colony world, Captain Knapp field-promoted Wesley Crusher to the rank of Lieutenant and give him the position of Second Officer. (HF 1.06 - "Echoes")
Knapp attended a meeting between Admiral Alynna Nechayev and Princess Illiana of Tren'La regarding Federation aid to Tren'La. (HF 2.01 - "Refugees") Knapp and Admiral Nechayev later successfully negotiated a peace accord on the station, prompting Knapp to invite Nechayeve to have a drink with him in celebration. (HF 2.02 - "Yesterday's Excelsior")
The Excelsior served as Knapp's flagship while he acted as commander of DS12, until Admiral Nechayev assumed command. Knapp continued to command Excelsior until Starfleet Command decided it would best serve relations with the Dominion to relieve Knapp of his command, pending the findings of a Board of Inquiry. Earlier in the year, he had been implicated in and exonerated of the death of a Dominion Ambassador by an informal hearing. (HF 2.03 - "Old Wound" and HF 2.09 - "Worst Fears, Part 1")
Knapp met with Ensign Artim Ibanya to discuss the results of the study on the metaphasic radiation of Ba'ku. He passed the report on to Admiral Nechayev and acknowledged Ibanya's good work and wrote a recommendation for the ensign. He, eventually, offered a position on the Excelsior to Ibanya. (HF 2.06 - "To The Stars") He sent Lieutenant Luko on a mission to rescue his daughter, Traya Knapp, from an Orion Syndicate slave camp. He took the Excelsior away from her normal patrol route which led to the vessel's encounter with Grey fighters. He met his daughter for this first time when she was brought on board. While attempting to get back to the bridge, he was stuck on deck 18. While en route to the bridge, he met up with Luko who appraised him of the situation with the ship. He decided to go help engineering, but told Luko to look after his daughter. Knapp thanked Luko for his help in retrieving Traya. He, also, apologized to Shelby for not letting her in on the mission. (HF 2.07 - "Fire In The Heart", HF 2.09 - "Worst Fears, Part 1", HF 3.02 - "Worst Fears, Part 3", and HF 3.03 - "Heroes")
He took a personal interest in Thalek's case and he sided with Thalek about his condition. He talked with Elbrey about the case and argued that Thalek should decide on what he should do himself. (HF 2.08 - "Coward's Death") Due to his actions that led to the Excelsior being disabled, he was relieved of his command by Admiral Nechayev. He moved on to the station with his daughter. He went to Admiral Nechayev to talk out of sending the fleet against the Grey. He assumed that the board of inquiry was another attempt to smooth over relations with the Dominion. (HF 2.09 - "Worst Fears, Part 1")
Commander Shelby took temporary command of Excelsior. Knapp used auxiliary vessels and a museum NX class vessel to ram into the Grey battleships. He has been studying the Tren'La Fold-ship with Illiana and he decided to use Kaz's fold-ship to trap the battleships in a pocket fold. The attempt was successful, but Knapp was, also, trapped in the pocket fold. Prior to his leaving, Knapp acknowledged Nechayev that they work well together, but after the mess was done, he won't be coming over for tea. He, also, asked that she make sure Traya was taken care of. His actions were praised by Nechayev and she considered him a hero. (HF 3.01 - "Worst Fears, Part 2" and HF 3.03 - "Heroes") He was rescued by Shelby and Aris, but Aris took his position so that the Grey would not be released. After his rescue, he met with Nechayev where she told him that she cancelled the board of inquiry. He decided to retire from Starfleet to raise his daughter, but Nechayev gave him command of Deep Space 12 with a promotion to Commodore. (HF 3.02 - "Worst Fears, Part 3" and HF 3.03 - "Heroes")
Commander of Deep Space 12
He took command of the station in an effort to find a suitable environment to raise his daughter. He talked with his daughter about Aris and what happened in the pocket fold. (HF 3.02 - "Worst Fears, Part 3" and HF 3.03 - "Heroes") He met with Commodore Cole about what happened to the Saratoga and the news of Commander Jason Munoz's death. He decided to spend some time with his daughter by going to Browder IV on the USS Independence, which took him to Sector 415. Because of a Tzenkethi raid in the Browder System, he spent some considerable time with his daughter, where she thanked him for rescuing her and taking her in. After the Independence's supply runs were completed, he gave the ship an assignment to go to the Tzenkethi home world on a diplomatic mission. (HF 3.03 - "Heroes") He gave a moving speech at Munoz's funeral. (HF 3.06 - "In Memory Of") He attended a meeting with Son'a ambassador O'Faur about the Cardassian shipyard that was built at the edge of the Briar Patch. (HF 3.05 "Modus Operandi")
But Nechayev relies on his experience as a commander many a time, and he has commanded various missions on the Saratoga and Antietam in defense of the station and the Briar Patch itself. His relationship with Nechayev changes with his mood, but the two generally work well together, even though he has rubbed several people the wrong way, most notably President Vindenpawl of Vreijheid IV.
Knapp was promoted to Admiral in 2382 during the Tholian War. He oversees the task forces assigned to Deep Space 12 during the length of that conflict and is in charge of planning for war operations in and near the Briar Patch. He also helped fortify the alliance between the major Alpha Quadrant powers who have forces located in the Briar Patch, to fight against Siroc's Tholian/Breen forces. Shortly after the kidnap of his daughter by Siroc, he left Starfleet to search for her, although the effort proved unsuccessful. He recruited Lieutenant Jenna McFarland to assist in his search, as well as Pelas, a Cardassian boy who inadvertently helped in Traya's kidnap.
After returning to Deep Space 12, Pelas was arrested by Starfleet authorities. Knapp learned that his daughter had been rescued from Siroc's clutches by personnel from the U.S.S. Helena, under command of Captain Tolian Naros.("The Center Cannot Hold") As Deep Space 12 was evacuated during a Tholian attack, Knapp released Pelas and gave him a ship, as well as the Helena's coordinates at the Grey Dyson Sphere, to find Traya.
With persuasion from McFarland, Knapp took command of a Federation/Grey hybrid ship, built by Cmdr. Will Martinez at the New Grey Research Facility, and managed to destroy the Grey released from fold space, when they ran out of Tholians and turned on DS12. When Knapp and his crew lost control of the hybrid ship, the Admiral ejected the bridge module to save the lives of his crew as the ship itself folded out of the Ba'ku system. When the Briar Patch disappeared, following the destruction of the Grey and their Dyson Sphere, Knapp was finally reunited with his daughter. Six months later, Knapp attended the wedding of Lt. Cmdr. Ro Nevin and Lt. Cmdr. Corey Aster, and later sent the U.S.S. Excelsior to make contact with new races previously unknown in the Briar Patch. ("Its Hour Come Round At Last")
When the Archein invasion of the galaxy began, Romulan Proconsul Yeshva approached Knapp on DS12 for assistance in dealing with the threat. Knapp dispatched a slipstream-equipped probe to Andromeda to gather information on the Archeins' artificial wormhole. He later dispatched two ships to that distant galaxy to destroy the wormhole - the I.K.S. R'kag, and the USS Odyssey, under command of Captain T'Lek. The mission was successful, but the Odyssey did not return. ('Iliad')
- This character's middle name is an homage to "Peter Quincy Taggart", the captain of the "NSEA Protector" in the film Galaxy Quest.
Rear Admiral Knapp is also referred to in the following episodes: