, voiced by Majel Barrett
, was a recurring character on The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek
, which aired on NBC
from 1973 to 1974. The character M'Ress is of the race Caitian
, and remains the only Caitian character to appear in any Star Trek
storylines, although one is briefly seen in the courtroom scene at the conclusion of The Voyage Home
The character "M'Ress" was a female Starfleet
officer assigned to the engineering section of the "USS Enterprise
" under the command of Captain James T. Kirk
. She also occasionally assumes the role of relief communications officer. M'Ress was Caitian
: a felinoid race with long, thick orange fur and yellow eyes. She spoke softly and has a cat-like purring quality to her voice. "M'Ress" was depicted to not wear shoes and had four digits on each paw and a cat-like tail that would often get caught and pinched as the doors on the "Enterprise"
automatically closed behind her.
The name of the Caitian's homeworld is Cait
according to a biography of Lt. M'ress published by (the Gene Roddenberry
/Majel Barrett run) Lincoln Enterprises
M'Ress' first appeared in the "Star Trek: The Animated Series"
episode "The Survivor
". She appeared in a total of six episodes: "The Survivor", "Once Upon a Planet
", "Mudd's Passion
", "The Eye of the Beholder
" and "The......