In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Starship Mine", there is a character Devor, a mercenary, who was played by Tim Russ.

In Star Trek: Voyager, there is a character Tuvok, also played by Tim Russ. Did they ever make any story connections between the two?

Note: I found this question but it seems to be about Star Trek: Generations, not TNG.

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    (Don't tell this guy about Jeffrey Combs!) Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 1:01
  • @JohnSensebe imgur.com/gallery/ZlgW7nb Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 1:20
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    He also played the Spaceball who said "We ain't found sh*t!". I believe there's no connection between them and Tuvok.
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 1:25
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    @Richard, I disagree. I've watched every episode of Voyager, and I do believe Tuvok never found sh!t. Also, Tim Russ replaced a guy who briefly appeared in the movie Alien Nation, when it became a series and they expanded on an incident in the movie and couldn't find the original actor. I don't believe that guy had any connection to Tuvok, Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 13:36

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No, absolutely no connection whatsoever.

Tuvok is Vulcan. Devor is not. Completely different species.

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Above: Tim Russ as Devor.

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Above: Tim Russ as Tuvok. Notice the ears.

Also, major plot point:

Devor was killed by the baryon sweep at the end of "Starship Mine", two years before Tuvok and Voyager were stranded in the Delta Quadrant.

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    There should have been a Voyager episode where a transporter accident sends Tuvok to the Enterprise during the events of "Starship Mine." Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 4:12
  • Given that Lore is Data, it's still a valid question.
    – Valorum
    Commented Oct 27, 2018 at 17:29
  • @Valorum: What do you mean by that? Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 21:05
  • "Also, major plot point:" - a "story connection", as asked for in the question, is not restricted to the two somehow being the very same character. One could have the idea of convoluted explanations such as "Devor was a time-travelling clone of Tuvok sent back after Tuvok had rejoined Starfleet and returned to the Alpha quadrant." (And, no, this is not mentioned anywhere in canon or fanon, nor is it something I deem likely or would like to see. Gotta make sure I'm not starting a new rumour here.) Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 21:08
  • @O.R.Mapper - Lore is Data. It was revealed in one of the short stories that Lore is actually a time-shifted Data
    – Valorum
    Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 21:15

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