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Eric Holmman

Authored by Daniel Lerner
Biographic Information
  • Position: Executive Officer on USS Challenger
  • Rank: Commander
  • Species: Human - Californian
  • Weight: 180 lbs
  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Age: 37
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Character Biography

Eric Holmman was born and raised on Earth, in La Jolla, California. Holmman’s parents were both faculty members at University of California, San Diego. They were both marine biologists (which is how they met). Holmman has one sister, Jennifer, who is three years his junior (even though she has had to take on the role of being an “older” sister to Holmman due his… hijinks).

Sadly, Holmman’s mother died in a in a laboratory accident when Holmman was nine years old. Holmman’s father died from Darnay’s disease when Holmman was nineteen years old. Besides his sister Jennifer, Holmman remaining family consists of two first cousins and various extended family members.

At school, Holmman was known for his mathematical abilities, which he always took seriously. However, Holmman’s pursuits were quite different from what one would expect from someone with Holmman’s academic achievements. Holmman was a regular surfer off the shores of La Jolla. He was also known for his rock climbing, early (failed) attempts at anti-gravity sailing, and an illicit sky-diving event that Holmman’s sister still holds over her brother’s head. Overall, Holmman was known by his family and friends for his general jovial, non-serious attitude.

No one is really sure what led Holmman to join Starfleet Academy. Holmman has refused to comment on the rumour that he joined on a bet, on the basis that he “won’t comment on rumours”. (Holmman has also refused to comment on the rumour that he started the rumour that he joined the Academy on a bet…)

At the Academy, Holmman became known for his work on quantum fluctuation modulations. However, Holmman himself was more interested in piloting. In fact, the Academy instructors initially had difficulty getting Holmman to take his studies seriously (although Holmman seemed to have very little difficulty getting high marks in the science courses - especially ones that were mathematically-inclined. Holmman’s attitude seemed to change following the death of his father, and it became clear that Holmman had dedicated himself to becoming a Starfleet officer.

Following graduation, Holmman served as a science officer onboard the USS Tran’Loc, where he generally received the reluctant approval of his superiors. At one point, Holmman’s XO made a comment that in Holmman’s Starfleet file that Holmman was more of a surfer than a Starfleet officer. However, Holmman’s CO at the time disagreed, saying that Holmman had proved himself aboard the Tran’Loc, and had the makings of a future command officer. Holmman was investigated for being involved in a fight with Starfleet officers from another ship during shore leave. However, the investigation ultimately came to the conclusion that Holmman had tried to de-escalate the situation was only acting in self-defence. Holmman was cleared of all wrong doing.

Following his tour on the Tran’Loc, Holmman was transferred to Starfleet Headquarters. There, Holmman assisted with the design for the next-generation of deflector shields. Holmman’s specific role was in quantum fluctuation modulation, his specialty from the Academy. During this time, Holmman was promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade). Holmman also increased his rating as a pilot during this time.

Holmman’s next position was on the USS Pottsdown, initially as the second-in-command of the science department, but later as Chief Science Officer (with a promotion to full Lieutenant). While on the Pottsdown, Holmman became known as someone willing to get in the middle of the action, and didn’t act like your typical science officer. Again, the Pottsdown’s CO only had good things to say about Holmman’s role on the Pottsdown. The XO, on the other hand, had very little to add to Holmman’s Starfleet file…

Holmman remained on the Pottsdown, earning an additional promotion to Lieutenant Commander. He took a secondment to Starfleet Academy where he became a field science instructor. During his secondment, Holmman continued to increase the ships he was rated to pilot. Holmman also passed an advanced tactics course while on his secondment.

Upon returning to the Pottsdown, Holmman was assigned as the ship’s second officer in addition to his duties as Chief Science Officer. He was noted as taking the lead role in the Pottsdown’s first-contact mission.

Holmman was recently promoted to Commander and assigned as Executive Officer of Academy’s training ship, USS Challenger.

While serving as XO of the Challenger, Holmman was briefly the suspect in the murder of a junior officer. A ship-wide investigation ultimately found the actual perpetrator (who had created an elaborate ploy to frame the XO), and Holmman was cleared entirely.

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