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Sato, Hoshi, Ensign (Linda Park) -

Hoshi Sato     Communications Officer for the Enterprise NX-01.  An expert in exo-linguistics.
    She has a natural affinity for picking up languages.

    Favorite Foods:
    Pizza  -  as it is made at Fiorella's on Fountain Street in San Francisco.
    Soba noodles.                                           "Exile" [ENT]

    Grandfather - Michio Sato.  He's the last person Hoshi was truly close to, but he died a long time ago.
                                                                 "Exile" [ENT]

Grandmother - Hoshi told her grandmother that her stomach was a little unsettled every time that she
    tried to serve her soba noodles.  Now, soba noodles are one of Hoshi's favorite foods.
                                                                  "Exile" [ENT]

July 9th, 2129:  Born in Kyoto, Japan.  She was the second child in a family of three.
                                                                  (on computer screen) "In a Mirror Darkly, part 2" [ENT]

    Sato showed from an early age that she was gifted.  Most of her childhood
    was spent with private tutors, learning languages. She did not have the
    opportunity to become very close to anyone. To her, it was often normal
    to spend an entire day virtually alone. This feeling of isolation stayed with
    her her entire life; even as an adult surround by other people, she still felt
    alone.  The reason she studies languages is to try to make connections to
    other people and cultures. The last person she was really close to was her
    grandfather, Michio Sato.    "Exile" [ENT]

    Hoshi told her grandmother that her stomach was a little unsettled every
    time that she tried to serve her soba noodles.  Now, soba noodles are one
    of Hoshi's favorite foods.    "Exile" [ENT]

    She was never called to the principle's office.
                                  "The Council" [ENT]

    When in the 12th grade she had a penpal in Brisbane, Australia.   For her it was
    a window into a world with strange sounding names.
                                  "Dear Doctor" [ENT]

    Hoshi acquires a black belt in Aikido.
                                                            "Observer Effect" [ENT]

    Hoshi joins Starfleet and is assigned Serial Number: SA-037-0198-CL.
                                                            (on computer screen) "In a Mirror Darkly, part 2" [ENT]

    In her second month of Starfleet training, Hoshi was discharged for breaking her CO's arm, over a dispute
    about a weekend poker game which she had organised for new recruits. Starfleet allowed her back in on
    probation as they needed language experts.
                                                             "Observer Effect" [ENT]

    Hoshi spends three years in Starfleet training, and graduates second in her class.  She takes zero-gee
    training, and though she doesn't like it, she "bites her lip" and gets through it.  No problems were
    recorded in her transcript.  On both her training tours she had portside quarters.  She is cleared on
    the operation of EM sidearms and Class 3 pulse rifles.
                                                                "Fight or Flight" [ENT]

    Hoshi has good memories of the pizza from Fiorella's on Fountain Street in San Fransisco.
                                                                "Exile" [ENT]

    Hoshi takes a leave of absence from Starfleet to teach at Amazon University in Brazil.
                                                                "Broken Bow" [ENT]

    Hoshi, along with two other teachers, once took a hydroskim ride to a small tributary of the
    Amazon to see the wild life, such as pink dolphins, sloths, and more specifically all kinds of snakes,
    including anacondas. They gave her the creeps, like the aliens they've met on Enterprise.
                                                               "Fight or Flight" [ENT]

    Before leaving Earth she had learned 38 languages.
                                  "Two Days and Two Nights" [ENT]

2151:  While a university professor in Brazil, she took a commission aboard the Enterprise as communications
    officer to have the chance to experience new alien languages, in particular: Klingon.  She was somewhat
    leery of travelling on the ship especially at warp speed.
                                                                 "Broken Bow" [ENT]
    She was Archer's first choice for the position aboard NX-01.
                                                               "Fight or Flight" [ENT]

When the Klingon courier Klaang regained consciousness aboard Enterprise en route to the Klingon homeworld
    of Q'onoS, it was her job to not only glean any information that might help the mission, but to calm him
    down and let him know he was not among enemies. Later, once Klaang was rescued from the Suliban and
    returned to Q'onoS, Hoshi was able to facilitate enough communication between the Klingons and Archer to
    complete the mission without incident.
                                                                 "Broken Bow" [ENT]

    She had trouble sleeping when assigned quarters on the Enterprise on E-deck, starboard section 5 because
    on both her training tours she had portside quarters.  - so she asked the captain and receiveed permission
    to switch with ensign Porter  in order to be on the port side of the ship.
                                                               "Fight or Flight" [ENT]
    It appears that what she ended up with is actually a room with no windows.
                                                               "Fallen Hero" [ENT]

Not long after, Enterprise made the grisly discovery of a ship filled with alien corpses, drained of fluids.
    Hoshi's immediate reaction was terror, which disturbed her in terms of her own professionalism. She
    considered the possibility that she simply isn't cut out for deep space exploration, even coming to the
    point of asking Archer for a transfer off the ship.  But she managed to overcome her fears and
    insecurities enough to re-board the eerie ship and decipher the controls to send out a distress call to the
    victims' fellow beings. When they arrived, she was able to break the language barrier and make first-
    contact with this new race, the Axanar, and communicate that humans were not responsible for the
    massacre, aiding in establishing favorable relations with another new race.
                                                               "Fight or Flight" [ENT]

Along with her communications duties, Hoshi is also able to keep an eye on other vital
                      systems. For example, when the Suliban Silik had infiltrated Enterprise disguised as a
                      religious pilgrim, it was Hoshi who noticed when he attempted to bypass the lockout
                      codes in Shuttlepod Launch Bay One.
                                                                "Cold Front" [ENT]

Implicitly trusted by Captain Archer, Hoshi was entrusted to do some research into the
                      private life of Malcolm Reed, specifically his favorite foods for a planned surprise birthday
                      celebration. She methodically approached the task like a detective, discreetly contacting
                      his loved ones and even subtly trying to get information directly out of Reed, which led
                      to a temporary misunderstanding, as Reed misinterpreted her enquiries as romantic
                      overtures. In the end, thanks to help from Dr. Phlox, she successfully was able to
                      deduce Reed's favorite food (pineapple) and satisfy Archer's request.
    Sato misses cooking and has a hotplate in her quarters.  She can make enchiladas.
                                                               "Silent Enemy" [ENT]

    She handles the ship's mail.  Dr. Phlox is teaching her to speak Denobulan.
                                                               "Dear Doctor" [ENT]

    Trains with Lt. Reed for phase pistol clearance.  Hit-to-miss ratio is still below 50%.  She didn't have
    much trouble with the EM-33 as compared to phase pistols.  When she was stranded along with Reed
    and T'Pol aboard a derelict Klingon vessel sinking slowly into a Class-9 gas giant, she was rattled, but
    with T'Pol's help was able to maintain her cool enough to focus on the task at hand: that of deciphering
    the ship's logs, controls and readouts so that they could get the ship running under its own power.
                                                                "Sleeping Dogs" [ENT]

Hoshi's skills were applied to communicating with a
                      strange creature that had taken up residence in a Shuttlepod Bay and had trapped
                      several crew members, including Captain Archer. In addition to attempting to learn a
                      new language, the organism communicated almost telepathically, forcing Hoshi to
                      improvise a solution, saving not only the crew members, but the creature as well.
                                                                    "Vox Sola" [ENT]

Hoshi donated the use of her personal quarters to a visiting Vulcan ambassador.
                                                                    "Fallen Hero" [ENT]

    She felt she was beginning to rely too heavily on the UT when she went to Risa, and determined that
    she would take some time to practice her languages and perhaps pick up some new ones.  At this time
    Hoshi knows "about 40" languages.  She claims never to have encountered one she couldn't learn,
    although it took "months" to master the conjugations of Klingon.
                                                                "Two Days and Two Nights" [ENT]

Phlox is currently teaching her Denobulan; according to his wife Feezal, Hoshi's accent is very good.
                                                                 "Stigma" [ENT]

Hoshi says Dr. Phlox has taken care of her on many occasions, so when Phlox was infected by the
    mysterious nanoprobes from hostile cybernetic beings, Hoshi offered to keep him company while he
    worked on the cure.                              "Regeneration" [ENT]

2152:  During her first experience with the transporter, Hoshi imagined she was starting to disappear
    after returning to Enterprise, and that aliens were attempting to destroy the ship. While attempting to
    stop them, she materialized on Enterprise and discovered she had imagined it all whilst being the caught
    in the pattern buffer for several seconds.
                                                                "Vanishing Point" [ENT]

2152, Aug 12-15:  When chef became ill, Sato eagerly took on the galley duties.  She passed on the orange
    "Minaran spinach" picked up on Risa, which the crew considers inedible, and instead elected to make
    one of her grandmother's specialties [later specified as: oden].  Because she was being affected by the
    radiation from a nearby black hole, she became obsessed with the preparation of this dish.
                                                                "Singularity" [ENT]

After the ship refit, it appears that Hoshi has been moved into quarters which are twice as big, and now
    has windows again.                               "Exile" [ENT]
October 2153:  Sato was telepathically contacted by Tarquin, an exile residing on a nearby planet. He
    told Sato that she had a unique mind, one of a few that he could connect to on a deep level. He tried to
    force her to stay with him in exchange for providing Enterprise with information on the Xindi, but she
    refused, despite his claims that he understood her loneliness better than anyone ever could.
                                                                "Exile" [ENT]

February 2154:  Hoshi was kidnapped by Commander Dolim.  The Reptilian Xindi used neural parasites on
    her to compel her to decipher the Aquatic language launch and activation codes on the Xindi weapon
    designed to destroy Earth.  She fought bravely against them, scrambling the codes further and even
    attempting to kill herself to prevent them from gaining access to the codes. The Reptillians eventually
    forced her to comply and she decrypted the codes.  Hoshi was subsequently rescued by a team of MACOs
    led by Major Hayes.                            "The Council" [ENT], "Countdown" [ENT]

2154:  Although she was still sufferring from the effects of the parasites, Captain Archer insisted that she
    accompany his team in their attempt to destroy the weapon. She was successful in decrypting Degra's
    schematics for the weapon and the inversion sequence for its reactor, which made it possible to destroy
    it before it destroyed Earth.                  "Zero Hour" [ENT]

Some months after the ship's return to Earth, Hoshi was infected with a silicon based virus while part
    of a landing party on a planet's surface, looking for salvage amongst Klingon waste. While quarantined
    in the decontamination chamber and in a delirous state, she displayed skill in decrypting the locking
    sequence for doors on the entire deck, causing a ship-wide quarantine breach alert. Although Hoshi
    initially died due to the virus, she was cured by two Organian observers, who were watching the
    crew's reaction to the virus.             "Observer Effect" [ENT]

2161:  After the Federation dedication ceremony Hoshi was planning to take a couple weeks to attend
    the receptions, including about a week to clear out the linguistics database before returning to Brazil.
                                                             "These are the Voyages" [ENT]

ca. 2166:  Hoshi's rank at the time of her retirement was Lieutenant Commander.  After leaving Starfleet,
    in her late thirties Sato created the linguacode translation matrix, which is still in use aboard Federation
    starships in Kirk's time.                    (on computer screen) "In a Mirror Darkly, part 2" [ENT]

Alternate Timelines:
2165:  In an alternate timeline where Earth was destroyed by the Xindi, Sato had been promoted
     to lieutenant by 2165 and was the executive officer of Enterprise. She was killed that year
     when the bridge of Enterprise was destroyed in a Xindi attack in the Ceti Alpha system.
                                                               "Twilight" [ENT]

In another timeline where Enterprise inadvertantly traveled to 2037, Hoshi had two children: a boy named
    Toru and a girl named Yoshiko. She had died by the year 2154.
                                                               "E²" [ENT]

Text from Bio on Defiant's Computer screen:
(taken from a posting by Mike Sussman, the episode writer, on Trek BBS.)

Serial Number: SA-037-0198-CL
Rank at retirement: Lieutenant Commander
Former Assignment: Communications and Protocol officer, Enterprise NX-01
Birthplace: Kyoto, Japan, Earth

Hoshi Sato served as translator, and protocol and communications
officer on Starfleet's first warp five starship, Enterprise
NX-01. Born in Kyoto, Japan on July 9th, 2129, she was the
second child in a family of three. After leaving Starfleet in
her late thirties, Sato created the linguacode translation
matrix, which is still in use aboard Federation starships today.

And the section not shown on screen :

Tragically, Hoshi and her family were among the four thousand
people who died on Tarsus Four in 2246 when a food shortage
caused by an exotic fungus threatened the colony's population.
Governor Kodos ordered the deaths of Sato and the others in
order to save the rest of the colony. She was buried in Kyoto
with her husband, Takashi Kimura.


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