John Tiberius Glen

Authored by David Fergusson
Biographic Information
  • Position: Captain on USS Merrimack
  • Rank: Captain
  • Species: Human (British)
  • Weight: 161 lbs
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Age: 35

Character Biography

John is square-jawed, courageous and somewhat dim. He is human, all male, with white European ancestry, mainly Scottish and English, though he has lived on Alpha Centauri for most of his childhood, and so has an indeterminable accent. He was a little over five feet ten inches tall, about 161 pounds, has broad shoulders and is of a muscular build. He has striking deep blue eyes, no noticeable disabilities and a Romanesque nose. He still retains a full head of fair hair. Though there had been stories of a cosmetic hair transplant by a Ferengi surgeon on Riga, this was actually merely a rumour, most likely started by his old balding friend from the Academy, Commander Tom Webb. Tom Webb spent some time at Earth Station McKinley. Tom Webb went on to join some officially nonexistent clandestine organization within Starfleet Intelligence.
His father was called James and his mother was Eunice. James had gone bald in his early thirties.

He has a brother, Samuel, known as Sam, who has two sons. He has a sister, Janice Hopkins, who has a daughter, Faith. Faith is John’s yeoman aboard the Merrimack. John rescued Faith from a cult that her mother was involved with. He has never forgiven Klingons for the murder of Janice’s wife, his brother-in-law and Faith’s father.
He is human of white European (British/Scottish) decent. He was born on Alpha Centauri. Back on Alpha Centauri he used to be a member of the chapter of the Gaelic Isles Society. Some were Scottish, some were of Scottish descent, and some were just interested in various areas of Scottish culture. His community was afflicted with Alpha Leg syndrome, a high-stepping, foot-slapping style, due to drinking moonshine. That’s besides the ulcers and blindness that resulted. They did not get supply ships as regularly as they should.

He enlisted as a pilot and vividly remembers his first mission. After a few months he then quickly moved into Command posts. Those first few weeks out of the simulator and flying by the seat of his pants in dogfights were still his most exciting Starfleet experiences.

In the Academy he studied Optics, and he knows next to nothing about biochemistry and geochemistry.

He has had an interest in archaeology, at the very least he wonders about all these civilisations that were present in the galaxy before we even ventured into space.
His service record shows USS Yorktown - Ensign /USS Hathaway - Lieutenant/ served in the Academy as a Lieutenant / USS Sirius – XO and Commander/ USS Merrimack – CO and Captain.

He has been awarded the Federation Citation of Honour (FCH) and the Starfleet medal of Valour (MV).

He took over the Merrimack following the murder of Captain Bordeaux by Klingon assassins. His first Captain aboard the USS Yorktown was also killed by Klingons.
Although he often claims to be married and estranged, he was never actually married to Dr. Andromeda du Astra, the mother of his son, Iain. Iain was conceived after a single night of passion. Andromeda left the Merrimack after the birth of their son and went to live with her mother in France, Earth. Glen has never seen Andromeda or Iain since. He wishes he had made more effort with previous relationships, although there is no specific thing he did wrong in his relationship with Andromeda.

He has had several other old girlfriends: Antonia Banks, Ruth Hearn, Carol Gibson, Susan Manning, Charlotte Pearce, Miriam Odell, and Sofia Cobb. Some of them had been quite serious. He was once stranded with Ruth on a Luna shuttle. He had a special day in Paris with Sofia. He had a holiday with Antonia, which they spent as typical tourists; walking among the hanging gardens of Ekkaia, stopping by the Museum of Izurite Antiquity and visiting the Crystal Mountains. She had wanted him to propose to her, but she was a spoilt brat whose diplomat father had always let her have her own way. Angrily, she had accused him of stringing her along for a year, and caused a scene in their hotel, even bringing up the subject of Faith Hopkins yet again.

He has been given somewhat of a reputation as a “ladies man” based upon the number of former girlfriends and acquaintances, although he feels that is not very fair. There has always only been one female in his life, and that is the USS Merrimack. He did love Andromeda and he has strong feeling for the Romulan Commander Andone, the mother of the future Starfleet Captain Andone.

His very first assignment as an Ensign aboard the USS Yorktown involved relocating a small segment of natives from a primitive alien culture on a dying planet.
Later he was charged with illegally dealing with the leader of a colony on planet Theta VII called Caleb Nattrass who was a mass murderer and only taken power by force. A disease rife on the planet was found to really be a biogenic weapon that he had developed himself, but had neglected to develop enough antidotes.
He once had to transport six Orion slave girls to Earth. The trip took two weeks. The crew discipline was difficult to say the least.
Glen once had to negotiate in a hostage situation. A Tellarite had taken an Andorian hostage at Starbase 16. He knew the Starfleet procedures, but he knew also that they rarely worked precisely according to plan. His solution was risky but novel.

Until meeting Commander Andone, he had only met a Romulan once before, at some preliminary meetings into the future possibility of mutually developing a planet located within the Neutral Zone. He was only a junior officer then and not part of the senior delegation. He next met Romulans when the Merrimack was called to negotiate a truce over a territorial dispute between the Tholians and the Romulans.

He has a cat aboard ship called Ginger. Faith Hopkins feeds and cares for it. It generally is to be found sleeping in the Warp Coils.
An inventory of his possessions went he came aboard would include seven cases of strong Andorian Ale, some assorted examples of Tellarite glass sculptures, two peace travel mugs, a book entitled “First and Last Romulans” by Arthur Winsford, miscellaneous old suitcases in various states of repair, a set of crystal wine glasses, overflowing crates of old printed leaflets, a worn horse riding saddle, an antique music player and some “Rolling Stones” Vinyl albums, two watercolour Vulcan landscape paintings, twenty-four data memory cards, a physical book entitled “Three Men in a Boat”, two racquetball rackets, an antique fencing sword, two egg cups in the shape of chickens, a 3D Chess set missing a black pawn, a baseball hat, a map of Risa, a carry-case for a domestic cat, a “welcome home” banner, a book entitled “Cooking for Starfleet Cadets”, a dead potted plant, a bone china tea set, a Korean hat, a cuddly toy, and a wide variety of other small items.

John Glen considered himself a bit of an amateur archaeologist too. However, he had never been on an actual ‘dig,’ and his experience was limited to visiting museums such as the Museum of Izurite Antiquity within hanging gardens of Ekkaia, and the Starfleet Museum on Alpha Centauri where he had once seen a Romulan Vrelnec.

He makes a point to know the names of every member of his crew.

Recent Posts
Location Board When View
Main Sim - Lecture Hall 2A - William's lecture on Believing in six impossible things before breakfast: Physics on the edges of Known Space. USS Merrimack 23 hours, 3 minutes ago View
Main Sim - Starfleet Academy - Reporting Back to Vice-Admiral Commandant Bradbury USS Merrimack 23 hours, 32 minutes ago View
Main Sim - Starfleet Academy - Reporting Back to Vice-Admiral Commandant Bradbury USS Merrimack 4 days, 12 hours ago View
Main Sim - Starfleet Academy - Reporting Back to Vice-Admiral Commandant Bradbury USS Merrimack 5 days, 1 hour ago View
Main Sim - Lecture Hall 2A - William's lecture on Believing in six impossible things before breakfast: Physics on the edges of Known Space. USS Merrimack 6 days, 10 hours ago View
Main Sim - Starfleet Academy - Reporting Back to Vice-Admiral Commandant Bradbury USS Merrimack 1 week ago View
Main Sim - Lecture Hall 2B - Tiastri's lecture on Beyond Warp 9 USS Merrimack 1 week, 2 days ago View
Main Sim - Lecture Hall 2A - William's lecture on Believing in six impossible things before breakfast: Physics on the edges of Known Space. USS Merrimack 1 week, 2 days ago View
Main Sim - Starfleet Academy - Reporting Back to Vice-Admiral Commandant Bradbury USS Merrimack 1 week, 2 days ago View
Main Sim - Starfleet Academy - Red Squad's Surprise Inspection USS Merrimack 2 weeks ago View
Main Sim - Starfleet Academy - Red Squad's Surprise Inspection USS Merrimack 2 weeks, 2 days ago View
Main Sim - Lecture Hall 2B - Tiastri's lecture on Beyond Warp 9 - TAG Melissa USS Merrimack 2 weeks, 2 days ago View
Main Sim - Starfleet Academy - Red Squad's Surprise Inspection USS Merrimack 2 weeks, 2 days ago View
Diamond Beach (Open RP, All welcome.) USS Merrimack 2 weeks, 2 days ago View
Main Sim - Starfleet Academy - Red Squad's Surprise Inspection USS Merrimack 2 weeks, 4 days ago View
Main Sim - Lecture Hall 2B - Tiastri's lecture on Beyond Warp 9 - TAG Melissa USS Merrimack 2 weeks, 4 days ago View
Main Sim - Lecture Hall 2A - William's lecture on Believing in six impossible things before breakfast: Physics on the edges of Known Space. USS Merrimack 2 weeks, 4 days ago View
Main Sim - Lecture HAll 2B - Tiastri's lecture on Beyond Warp 9 USS Merrimack 2 weeks, 6 days ago View
Main Sim - Starfleet Academy - Red Squad's Surprise Inspection USS Merrimack 2 weeks, 6 days ago View
Main Sim - Starfleet Academy - Red Squad's Surprise Inspection USS Merrimack 3 weeks, 1 day ago View

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