Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Powers / Skills
Making racist jokes about Klingons.
Keep peace from breaking out.
Type of Villain
They all look alike.
~ Samno trading racist remarks on the Klingons with Burke
Thomas Samno is a minor antagonist in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
He was portrayed by the late Alan Marcus.
An enlisted member of the
Federation Starfleet, by 2293 Samno was a yeoman on the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) under the command of Captain James T. Kirk. He was a member of the Khitomer Conspiracy, a collection of people who did not want to see the Federation and the Klingon Empire become allies.
He worked with Crewman
Harlan Burke. After Chancellor Gorkon was brought on board the Enterprise Samno and Burke traded racist remarks regarding the Klingons before they realized fellow conspiracy member Valeris was still in the room. (Not only that, but both Spock and the Klingons heard them due to their sensitive hearing). Valeris asked the two men if they had work to do, and ordered them to set about preparing to assassinate Gorkon.
Later that night, after Gorkon had returned to his ship, Klingon General
Chang had his cloaked bird of prey fire on Gorkon's ship Qo'noS 1 in a way that made it appear that Enterprise had fired upon Qo'noS 1. During the confusion Samno and Burke beamed aboard Qo'noS 1, which had experienced gravity failure. The two men wore suits and magnetic boots. The pair located Gorkon and fatally wounded him with a phaser.
A few days later, Valeris realized that Spock and the senior staff of the
Enterprise would soon determine that Samno and Burke had been the assassins. Knowing that Samno would expose her and the other conspirators, she lured him and Burke to a corridor, where she killed them with a phaser on stun at close range. Samno's death lead to Valeris being exposed as the traitor.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture: : V'Ger Klingons ( Barak )
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: Augments ( & Khan Joachim)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock: Klingons ( , Kruge Torg, Maltz) | Valkris
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home: | Whale Probe Kamarag
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier: | The One Klingons ( Klaa & Vixis) | Sybok
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country: Khitomer Conspiracy ( , General Chang Nanclus, Valeris, Admiral Cartwright, Patrick West, Harlan Burke, Thomas Samno)
Star Trek Generations: | Tolian Soran Klingons ( Lursa & B'Etor)
Star Trek: First Contact: The Borg ( ) Borg Queen
Star Trek: Insurrection: Son'a ( & Ahdar Ru'afo Gallatin) | Matthew Dougherty
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