28, No. 28, No. "He nailed it," Director Jonathan Frakes raved. But you did have a vision. However, it was soon learned that the pilot was a Human from the 31st century whose Earth vessel had suffered a critical disaster, in which he had been killed, while visiting the 22nd century. The book … He made several sexual advances on her, though these were spurned, Troi drunkenly concluding he was "nuts." "He left Berman and me with our jaws in our laps." 68 & 69), The inclusion of a distinctive-looking hat was at the request of Rick Berman, after Deborah Everton had incorporated the headgear in her original sketch for Cochrane's costume. This illustration was from the FASA RPG module The Federation. (The Making of Star Trek: First Contact, p. 16), Having discarded the concept of Cochrane changing by being revived, the writers now dealt with their impulse to have Cochrane undergo a character arc, in the course of the movie, by attempting to imply that he becomes the man whom the Enterprise-E crew expects him to be. 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." Would I perspire? That's immanently playable. Occupation: (Star Trek Monthly issue 106, p. 18). FASA's RPG sourcebook The Federation gives his full name as "Zephram Edark Cochrane" and claims he was born in Lurivala, Alpha Centauri. He first appeared on the 23rd season of Survivor, Survivor: South Pacific… Cochrane was born in the 2030s. Zefram Cochrane on his historic warp flight with Riker and La Forge. 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. 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. (TOS: "Metamorphosis"; ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II" library computer file) In a state of tiredness and dying from old age, he chose to die in space. (TOS: \"Metamorphosis\"; ENT: \"In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II\" library computer file) His place of birth was Montana, North America, Earth. The Cochrane deceleration, a well-known battle maneuver in the 23rd century, was also named in his honor. (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. According to Berman, the role would have needed to be considerably rewritten if Hanks had been able to accomplish it. (ENT: "Home") One academic institution was called Zefram Cochrane High School. (Starlog issue #234, p. 41) Jonathan Frakes was also pleased with the clothes Cochrane wears in the film, characterizing them as "great costumes." 28, No. Cochrane repeatedly talked with the Starfleet officers about the differences in the galaxy since his disappearance, remaining tempted to leave the asteroid. (Cinefantastique, Vol. (ENT: "Regeneration"), In time, Cochrane resigned himself to the role history had apparently written for him, rather than maintaining the more fantastical truth of what had happened. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 109, p. 52) Given that Cochrane had been written as an eccentric genius famed for being a pivotal figure in Human history, Everton wanted to represent the character's kookiness in his costuming, without making him too repulsive to the film's audience. (ENT: "Vox Sola"), By 2152, Cochrane's involvement in First Contact was well known among school children and a statue of him had been built in Bozeman. ", "What was it they used to call it? "And I looked at him as just me. Commented Stewart, "He represents, to the post-21st century, what perhaps the Wright brothers, the aviators, represent to us in the 20th century." Where Zephram Cochrane appears in the dawn of World War III, Star Trek, and in Star Trek: the Next Generation. 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. The problem for both CBS and Survivor is that John Cochran is currently an employee of the network, having been a writer for shows like The Millers, Kevin Can Wait, and currently Star Trek: … 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. The idea that the event took place immediately after Cochrane's first warp flight – a sequence of incidents first established in the film First Contact – followed from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "First Contact"; that installment presented the Federation as customarily initiating first contact only with species that were evidently on the cusp of warp drive technology. - David's inspiration in life is Mr. Spock from Star Trek … (ENT: "Shuttlepod One"), Cochrane's circumstances were somewhat affected by World War III, gaining him at least minimal knowledge of ECON, one of the aggressors in that conflict. (Star Trek novel: Federation) At least in the 2230s, the assignment patch for the USS Kelvin was based on the Cochrane delta. He claimed it had involved "a group of cybernetic creatures from the future" which had been repelled by a group of Humans who had come from the same era. Bring Cochrane into the story," stated Ronald D. Moore. (TOS: "Metamorphosis") His body was never recovered and he was presumed dead. I loved Cochrane's costume because it let me be me, or let me play Cochrane." (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion (3rd ed., p. 323)) Brannon Braga concurred, "We realized in subsequent drafts that this is an interesting character. Around 2073, give or take a year, he offered one of his more famous quotes: "Don't try to be a great man ... just be a man. 1 ranked player in the world. (Star Trek Monthly issue 22, pp. Millers producer Greg Garcia (Raising Hope) said he was a fan of Survivor and heard that Cochran wanted to write for TV. Shannon Cochran is an American actor known for portraying Sirella on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.