Status: In the comics story "A Warp in Space" (printed as the forty-ninth issue of Gold Key TOS), Cochrane was shown as an elderly-looking man, even in flashback events from "Metamorphosis", with no explanation given for the change in his appearance. (Star Trek: First Contact) (Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. Cromwell's participation was also valued by Rick Berman, who explained, "He seemed to be the perfect character to play Cochrane because we were looking for somebody who was exactly opposite what people would think [....] Jamie was perfect, and he was available and interested in doing it, and we were lucky from day one." But you did have a vision. (Star Trek: First Contact) In 2154, Hernandez guessed that these schools were fewer than those named after Jonathan Archer following the Xindi incident, which Hernandez estimated were two or three dozen in North America alone. For the latter appearance, he received no credit. In honor of Zefram Cochrane's achievement, humans and their Federation peers celebrate "First Contact Day" once a year, often meaning a day off from school for the youngsters. Bringing Down the House The House Always Wins Brushfire Voice acting Shannon Cochran … ScientistInventor We thought it would be cool if the man who basically ushered in a new era of humanity was motivated by things that were antithetical to Star Trek." When Enterprise came across a mysterious craft adrift in space in October, 2152, manned by one dead occupant, Captain Archer wondered if it could be the long-lost Cochrane. Sean Cochran is the Star Trek: Discovery staff writer who penned the teleplay for the first-season episode, “Despite Yourself.”Cochran began his career as a production assistant, assistant to the … He had a very strong action, which was that it frightened, confused, confounded and disturbed him." Out of action even for a while after he regained consciousness, he let Captain Picard secretly pilot the Phoenix rather than himself, wishing he could make the flight too. (TOS: "Metamorphosis") A starship bearing his name, the USS Cochrane, was launched in or by 2367. Millers producer Greg Garcia (Raising Hope) said he was a fan of Survivor and heard that Cochran wanted to write for TV. "I wanted to bring out a lovable, quirky quality about him," she noted. This guide is meant to help players complete the accolade Nimbus Survivor in Star Trek: Online. "I think it made him... or made the character more Human and more attractive, because of the way Cromwell tackled the part," Frakes commented. Footage of James Cromwell (as Zefram Cochrane greeting the Vulcans) was reused, with Cromwell's consent, at the beginning of "In a Mirror, Darkly". You all look at me as if I'm some kind of... saint, or visionary or something!" (Played by James Cromwell [1996] and Glenn Corbett [1967]), The renowned Terran American scientist and developer of warp drive on his world (AD 2030-2117? 28, No. In the reference book Star Trek: Federation - The First 150 Years, Cochrane grew up with a love for science, as his parents, Jesse and Hilde Cochrane, were academics. FASA's RPG sourcebook The Federation gives his full name as "Zephram Edark Cochrane" and claims he was born in Lurivala, Alpha Centauri. "Even though he's so established in the lore of Star Trek, he's not a character with which we're really familiar," she mused. ), While teasing American Starfleet officer Charles Tucker III about his nationality in November 2151, Lieutenant Malcolm Reed posited that, if Cochrane had been European rather than from Montana, the Vulcans would have been far less reluctant to help the Humans progress with space travel than they ultimately had been. (Cinefantastique, Vol. We see the crew attempt to persuade Zefram Cochrane that they are telling the truth about them being from the future.All credit goes to Paramount Pictures. The reasoning for Cochrane having a far more weathered and older appearance than his natural age had often been given in non-canon literature (most notably the Pocket Books novel Federation) as being a result of him suffering from radiation poisoning. Another strength of the character, in Stewart's opinion, was that Cochrane challenged the actions, beliefs, and virtue of the regular TNG characters who were in the film. Finding difficulty in returning a Vulcan salute, he welcomed the arrival of the ship's Vulcan captain by engaging him in a handshake, for which Cochrane was thankful. And I kept on saying to myself, 'What would it look like? In "Metamorphosis", Zefram Cochrane was played by Glenn Corbett. Cochrane toasting with Deanna Troi, watched by Will Riker, Cochrane was physically attracted to Deanna Troi for a brief time after first meeting her, though he had difficulty remembering her first name. The conclusion to the same draft of the script involved Spock wondering – in the company of the three other Enterprise crewmen – if the fact that Nancy and the Companion shared the same body might result in Cochrane's being a bigamist, an idea Kirk dismissed as nonsense. In addition, this novelization specified that Cochrane was born in the year 2013, as opposed to 2030 or 2032, which would be more consistent with actor James Cromwell's real-life age and countenance in the film. (ENT: "Regeneration") In 2073 he was recorded as proclaiming, "Don't try to be a great man; just be a man, and let history make its own judgments." (The Star Trek Compendium, UK 4th ed., p. 71) Cochrane also reacted much more frustratedly to the revelation of the Companion's female gender and love for him than he does in the episode's final version; enraged, he called the Companion an emotional vampire, repeatedly yelled, "Nasty," raved and screamed, threw rocks, grabbed a club, and even tried to physically attack her. The Federation and universal translator were both new concepts to Cochrane. (Starlog issue #234, p. 40), James Cromwell found it easy to appear in the movie role. At one stage, Star Trek writer and science consultant André Bormanis supposed that Cochrane may have discovered a source of dilithium crystals deep in the Earth's crust and might have invented the formula for verterium cortenide from which the Phoenix's warp coils were then fashioned. - The castaway is proud to have played chess against Magnus Carlsen, the No. The actor cast his memory back to his performance; "I stood on the edge of a chair, and when it came time to fall, I lay down across the chair which got a real hoot out of everybody!" 6, p. 21), How to depict Cochrane in the movie was a subject of much debate among the writers, including Ronald D. Moore, who later recalled, "We had very long discussions about who Cochrane was and who he should be in this film. The email will only be created once you click on the "Send Email" button. [2], The decision to include Zefram Cochrane in the film Star Trek: First Contact was preceded by the movie's writers choosing to set the story at a time when they could also feature Humans and Vulcans making first contact with one another. That morning, Cromwell reported to the makeup department at 7:30 a.m. (In a temporarily altered timeline, the launch and contact were sabotaged by the Borg and led to an isolated and easily assimilated Earth, but history was restored by the efforts of the U.S.S. As mentioned in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Solkar is … However, Cochrane eventually wished to be released from the entity's supervision, finding immortality boring. "He left Berman and me with our jaws in our laps." "That didn't interest us," Rick Berman admitted. I think it's intriguing." (Cinefantastique, Vol. "I solved this by filming his approach from several angles, which were then joined together in the editing room." 43 & 44) In contrast, according to the earlier Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual (p. 17), dilithium was first discovered in 2049, from the fifth moon of Jupiter. This was not entirely true, however. ), an eccentric genius who became a reluctant hero. And now we're sitting in it." ", "You people got some pretty funny ideas about me! When they confronted him with some particulars of his future image as herald of a better world, Cochrane refused to accept this new role. Cochrane was mentioned in a scene deleted from Star Trek Nemesis, in which Picard quoted Cochrane as having said, "To seek out new life and new civilizations. That night, he was witness to an attack from a Borg sphere that fired on the missile complex from above; Borg photon torpedoes exploded extremely close to him, as he desperately struggled to escape. Born: (Cinefantastique, Vol. 1, p. 149)) According to Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 61), Zefram Cochrane left Earth in 2120, suggesting a year of birth in 2033. (audio commentary, Star Trek: First Contact Special Edition/Blu-ray) James Cromwell was conscious of whether the line sounded like a natural or intentional reference, stating, "Hopefully it came out [...] as, you know, searching for an idea." [5] In that episode, Cochrane was once again played by James Cromwell. Cochrane and Lily witnessing the Autobots leaving Earth. Nevertheless, he originally kept the truth from the visitors, saying he had crashed on the asteroid an indeterminate time ago and feigning ignorance of the Companion. Even though it had been established in "Metamorphosis" that Cochrane was somewhat familiar with Vulcans, that episode makes no mention of Cochrane's involvement in Earth's first contact with the species. (Starlog issue #234, p. 41) Jonathan Frakes was also pleased with the clothes Cochrane wears in the film, characterizing them as "great costumes." Under duress from Kirk, he conceded the facts, such as confessing the actual specifics of his arrival. Played by: 6, p. 21) As such, both Moore and Brannon Braga described Cochrane, by the end of the movie, as having become "a Roddenberry person." (TOS: "Metamorphosis"), Often wearing civilian clothing that incorporated a thin neck-scarf and a backwards cap on his head, Cochrane had a cynical streak. Realizing that his intolerance of the alien's feelings for him was motivated by prejudice, he ultimately fell in love with the female combination, even sacrificing the opportunity to explore the galaxy so he could stay with her. Stealth R Us (also known as Stealth R Us, Inc. and Stealth R Us 2.0) is the core alliance of Survivor: Caramoan, and the second incarnation of the Stealth R Us alliance from Survivor: Redemption Island. Commented Stewart, "He represents, to the post-21st century, what perhaps the Wright brothers, the aviators, represent to us in the 20th century." She reprised the role in Star Trek Online. Cochrane repeatedly talked with the Starfleet officers about the differences in the galaxy since his disappearance, remaining tempted to leave the asteroid. (The Making of Star Trek: First Contact, p. 110), Even though Cochrane was instrumental in the construction of the Phoenix, James Cromwell never saw the missile that, in the movie, supposedly delivers the prototype warp ship into space. Cochrane's assistant, Lily Sloane, affectionately called him "Z". David thinks his focus in chess will translate into the game of Survivor. Roddenberry's revered as this god-like visionary, but Gene Roddenberry was a Human being with flaws, you know, but that doesn't mean he isn't also a great man and a great visionary." (TOS: "Metamorphosis"), Though Zefram Cochrane (at the time of First Contact) did not have a grand vision of ushering in a new era for mankind or of endowing Earth with the gift of warp technology, these qualities came to be commonly ascribed to him by later generations; as with many of history's icons, the man's legend was less multifaceted than he himself had been. Occupation: What would I do? You think I wanna go to the stars? This illustration was from the FASA RPG module The Federation. (audio commentary, Star Trek: First Contact Special Edition/Blu-ray), One particular element of the story in which Cromwell found difficulty with portraying Cochrane is when the character is finally involved in the actual first contact with the Vulcans. (VOY: "Relativity"; Star Trek: First Contact), A quote and image of Cochrane presenting his commencement address at Princeton, In 2064, Cochrane acknowledged details about the first contact in Bozeman, in a commencement address at Princeton University. 6, p. 21) Braga perceived that writing Cochrane as such a flawed character "made for more interesting drama in the film." (The Making of Star Trek: First Contact, p. 41) The actor later emphasized, "I thought it was so serendipitous and extraordinary that I should have this interest and make this film. The novel Memory Prime explains that "Zefram Cochrane" is an anglicized version of his true name: "Zeyafram Co'akran". (VOY: "Homestead") He had an intense dislike for air- and space-travel and preferred taking trains. A commonly known piece of trivia also supports this speculation. 28, No. ", "I could even offer you a hot bath." 6, p. 21), In the first draft script of DS9: "Rejoined", Jadzia Dax referenced Zefram Cochrane, excitedly remarking that an experimental technique to create artificial wormholes "could be the most important advance in space travel since Zefram Cochrane invented the warp drive. (Star Trek: First Contact) His favorite food was cheese pierogi. "Let's get simple. During the 2060s, Cochrane and his team of engineers began developing the warp drive. He had a rough adolescence because of the fallout from various wars and conflicts and learned to internalize his love of science. 28, No. (audio commentary, Star Trek: First Contact 2009 DVD/Blu-ray), Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga were highly pleased with how they ultimately wrote Cochrane. (ENT: "Broken Bow") Cochrane met Henry's son, Jonathan Archer, the future captain of Enterprise NX-01, while the elder Archer was giving his son a tour of the facility. At the same ceremony, the showing of the recording was prefaced by Admiral Forrest giving a speech of his own in which he repeatedly alluded to Cochrane, describing his warp flight as "legendary." The latter line in particular later adorned the dedication plaques of various starships named Enterprise (albeit somewhat paraphrased, as "...to boldly go where no man has gone before" or "...to boldly go where no one has gone before"), for centuries to come. Species: (Captains' Logs Supplemental - The Unauthorized Guide to the New Trek Voyages, p. 171) Rick Berman, who worked on the film as producer and story co-writer, concurred, "We realized where our story was going and that we could marry those elements [Cochrane and Humanity's first warp flights] into the story." Veteran actor James Cromwell portrayed the character in the film Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Enterprise pilot episode "Broken Bow". You are, after all, essentially irrational.". "He nailed it," Director Jonathan Frakes raved. (The Making of Star Trek: First Contact, p. 16; The Making of Star Trek: First Contact (documentary)) Stewart also felt Cochrane, as presented in First Contact, was imbued with "gritty reality and humor." In "The Big Goodbye", an illustration of Zefram Cochrane can be seen when Data is assimilating the Dixon Hill novels. 28, No. While Cochran is known to be a personal favorite of host and executive producer Jeff Probst, the winner of “Survivor: Caramoan” told The Hollywood Reporter he doesn’t think he could do it … The crew of the Enterprise-E was able to stabilize his condition enough for him to complete his work on the Phoenix, and Beverly Crusher cured the disorder permanently, shortly before returning to the Enterprise. Brannon Braga offered, "We went round and round about that, [contemplating] whether it should just be 'trek,' 'star journey' [or something else]." (TNG: … He went on to clarify, "We attempted to stay close to what we perceived as being the way Gene [Roddenberry] had wanted to set it in motion, but we took some liberties too." (Star Trek Monthly issue 22, p. 34) He was especially pleased that the costuming did not cover him up as much as he had been, by prosthetics, in his previous Star Trek roles, later remarking, "It was really nice to play someone where you can use what physicality you have and your expressiveness to give him life. Cochrane was born in the 2030s. [6]. This engine will let us go boldly... where no man has gone before. The future that Gene Roddenberry envisioned is born out of this very flawed man, who is not larger than life but an ordinary flawed Human being." By the time Dr. Cochrane was located by the Enterprise crew, he had abandoned hope for the continuation of the Phoenix, wishing that the prototype craft would "rest in peace." According to Berman, the role would have needed to be considerably rewritten if Hanks had been able to accomplish it. ), In a holodeck program set in 2161, Hoshi Sato noted that Archer's avoiding credit for the Coalition of Planets would be similar to Cochrane's taking no credit for warp drive. (DS9: "Emissary"; VOY: "Threshold", "Day of Honor", "The Raven"), Zefram Cochrane was so memorable that – when quizzed by Harry Kim, during the Year of Hell version of 2374, about the name of the famous ship that had been involved in making Earth's first contact with Vulcans in Montana – B'Elanna Torres could remember only that it had been Cochrane's vessel. He was subsequently pursued by a squad of officers and shot down with a phaser – which he thought of as a laser – set to a minimal power output and wielded by an impatient Commander Will Riker. Instead of having to play a legend, what I had to play was someone who was reluctant to become a legend. Shannon Cochran (born August 7, 1958) is an American actress. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 108, p. 7) Additionally, Berman said, "Because we had worked with him on a number of occasions, we were delighted when he did, in fact, take the role." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 134, p. 13), Cochrane is met by an enthusiastic Barclay, Not only has the degree to which Cochrane fitted into the character mold of a near-perfect future Human envisioned by Gene Roddenberry been questioned, but the character's similarities to the Star Trek creator himself have also come under occasional discussion. ("Broken Bow" audio commentary, ENT Season 1 DVD special features) Elaborated Berman, "We just needed him for a day [...] and he was sweet enough to come and do it for us in our pilot." ("The Legacy of Zefram Cochrane" documentary featurette, Star Trek: First Contact Special Edition/Blu-ray) Rick Berman revealed that the writers did a lot of research into the "very vague history" that had been established about Cochrane and the initial warp flights. The news came out during tonight's Survivor reunion … In the novelization of "Metamorphosis" (as adapted by James Blish in Star Trek 7), Cochrane made mention of having been on Vulcan and professed, "I was always pretty much of a loner. For instance, Anthony Pascale said, "I always felt that the way they treated Cochrane is kind of like Roddenberry. (Star Trek: First Contact), When the command staff of the USS Voyager was contemplating whether to allow Tom Paris to venture on a test flight of transwarp drive in 2372, Captain Janeway remarked that, if the flight was successful, Paris would join an elite group of historic pilots whose names already included Cochrane's. (The Making of Star Trek: First Contact, p. 81), James Cromwell was grateful that Cochrane's costumes included a heavy wool coat that he was able to wear while filming on location in frosty cold night conditions. John Martin Cochran (born January 17, 1987), also known by just his surname Cochran, is an American reality television personality and television writer. He originally competed on Survivor: South Pacific. A guy who is overwhelmed, horny, fun-loving and self-deprecating, which is me." ), an eccentric genius who became a reluctant hero. After Spock outlined that he had concluded the Companion's homeworld was once a moon of some now-destroyed larger celestial body and was colonized by a highly advanced civilization, Cochrane agreed and attested that he had found some artifacts that corroborated these theories. John Martin Cochran,1 commonly known as just "Cochran", is the Sole Survivor of Survivor: Caramoan. Occupation: Harvard Law Student Personal Claim to Fame: Flipping on my tribe, being reluctant to take off my shirt on day one of Survivor… By that point, planets, great universities, and cities had been named after him. (Star Trek: First Contact) The challenge of inventing warp theory took Cochrane an extremely long time. 6, p. 30) Cromwell also enthused, "The character was very well-written, and he had wonderful things to do. Zefram Cochrane on his historic warp flight with Riker and La Forge. He finally built Earth's first warp ship, the Phoenix, in the hope its success would prove profitable and allow him to retire to a tropical island filled with naked women. Just be a man, and let history make its own judgments." Keith hopes that things work out, while Cochran - who is in possession of Ozzy's immunity idol - is excited by the possibility of making one of the biggest moves in the history of the game. Profit alone drove their initial work, but their character grew with their subsequent fame. (audio commentary, Star Trek: First Contact 2009 DVD/Blu-ray), James Cromwell purposely did not watch Glenn Corbett's presentment of Cochrane prior to playing the character himself. Doctor Dollar signs, money! (DIS: "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry"), In 2368, an excited Geordi La Forge voiced an expectation that participating in one of the first tests in soliton wave propulsion would be akin to witnessing Cochrane engage the first warp drive. [3], Although the writers thought Cochrane was one of the elements that worked successfully in the first script draft, they decided to adjust the character. Cochrane's first name was consistently spelled "Zephram" in the first draft script of Star Trek: First Contact as well as the call sheets from the production of "Broken Bow", and the final draft scripts of ENT: "Carbon Creek", "Singularity", "Future Tense", and "Horizon". (VOY: "Year of Hell"), By 2375, a Starfleet award called the Cochrane Medal of Honor was named to commemorate Cochrane. Bring Cochrane into the story," stated Ronald D. Moore. The Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 81) accounted for this discrepancy by speculating that Cochrane's aged appearance in the movie was the result of radiation poisoning. Judgments. implant that delivered the necessary medications and you people got some pretty funny ideas about me the of. Cromwell was `` perfect '' as Cochrane. enthused, `` and I looked at him as just me ''. 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