The Talaxian named Neelix is one of the main characters in Star Trek Voyager:

enter image description here

His duties on board the ship range from chef, to ambassador and ship's moral officer. Also, through-out the seasons we get to know a lot about his interests (mainly throwing parties, cooking and hooking up with alien babes...), his family, his planet etc, but we never learn his age, something a tad strange as actually in one episode he was preoccupied with Tuvok's age!

Out of universe, his Memory Alpha biography doesn't seem to mention his age and I don't remember any of the producers discussing this (but I could be wrong).

So my question is: Do we know how old Neelix is?

Both canon and EU sources/quotes will be accepted.

  • 1
    at least fifteen (given he was present for the events at rinax in 2356) though i suspect significantly older. also shouldn't that really say alien babies? – Ummdustry Jun 10 '18 at 16:42
  • 2
    @Ummdustry Perhaps, if you consider Kes ;) Otherwise, it's correct as it is. – Rebel-Scum Jun 10 '18 at 16:52
  • 2
    Memory-Beta (referencing various EU novels) gives his birthdate as 2337 – Valorum Jun 10 '18 at 20:05
  • 1
    Pathways by Jeri Taylor covers Neelix's childhood and early experiences up to meeting Voyager. It's probably in there somewhere... I just bought an ebook copy but I haven't found it yet. – Ross Presser Jul 30 '18 at 4:11
  • 1
    I remember he got real old, real quickly like, during Voyager's run. – Paul D. Waite Sep 25 at 15:09

According to Memory Beta article about Neelix:

Neelix was born in 2337 on Rinax in the Delta Quadrant's Talax system, a son of Eximar and Axa. Following the slaughter of his entire family by the Haakonians in 2355, Neelix became a spacegoing trader until a fortunate encounter with Voyager in 2371, which saw him become guide, cook and morale officer, and "ambassador" for the Federation starship. Neelix remained aboard until 2377, when he joined with a group of Talaxians thousands of light-years away from Talax. (VOY episode & novelization: Caretaker; VOY episodes: "Parallax", "Jetrel", "Homestead"; VOY novel: Pathways)

So, when he joined Voyager in 2371, he was 34 years old.

  • 2
    And what is their source? (Like, quote from the original novel?) – Jenayah Sep 25 at 14:31
  • As was discussed in above comments, it is mentioned in Pathways (which I have unfortunately not yet read). Just seen the question and remember having read this when I checked up on Neelix recently. – Shade Sep 25 at 14:32

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.