Ernie Michael Hauser was a male Human Starfleet officer who served as flight controller on the USS Leviathan. He initially served as an astrometrics scientist, but the death of the Leviathan's previous flight controller forced him to take on the new role.
Early life Edit
Ernie worked with his parents at their restaurant during his childhood, and even had the unique opportunity of naming it; he chose Pike's Kitchen, in honor of his hero, Captain Christopher Pike. Even at the young age of 12, he had aspirations to join Starfleet, stating that "Someday, I'll fly to every one of those twinkling stars."
Starfleet Academy Edit
Service on the USS Leviathan Edit
Ernie and fellow graduates Hannah Freeman, Jason Fredricks, Vance L'eher, and Jhael Onika boarded a shuttlecraft that took them to their first assignment, the USS Leviathan. During the flight, Jhael cited some of the Leviathan's statistics, including its maximum warp velocity as Warp 5.2; Ernie corrected him, stating that the Leviathan could now reach Warp 7 after its recent refit.
He served as an astrometrics scientist for roughly eight months until stardate 83164.0, when the Leviathan came under attack by the IKS Chot, which had used a civilian distress call as bait to lure a Federation ship to them. During the attack, Marvolo Piers, the Leviathan's flight controller, was killed. Ernie later reported to the bridge along with other "replacement" officers, and he took over for Piers.
On stardate 83165.2, the Borg attacked Vega IX. Ernie accompanied Jason and Tala Jones to the surface of the planet to evacuate its inhabitants. In order to do so, they had to bring down a network of transport inhibitors set up by the Borg.
Ernie was promoted to the rank of lieutenant junior grade on stardate 83468.7. Franklin Drake had read Jason's report of Ernie's level-headedness in dealing with the pirates who had attacked the Leviathan in the Drozana system, and believed Ernie to have "innate" commanding abilities. He did warn Ernie, however, that he would have a "head full of grey" by the time he was 30 years old if he continued to always be hard on himself.
Ernie's parents initially wanted him to work at their restaurant with them on Luna. Ernie, however, was more interested in becoming a Starfleet officer than working in a kitchen. His parents later encouraged him to try new things, seeing that their son had strong ambitions beyond their own.
Hannah Freeman Edit
Background and trivia Edit
- Ernie was named and modeled after a generic duty officer from Star Trek Online (he shares this distinction with Sofia Wenner). CaptFredricks decided to use him in Star Trek: Federation Legacy while writing "Khitomer Crisis" in 2012.
- Ernie is one of only four characters to appear in every chapter of Federation Legacy so far (the others being Jason Fredricks, Lucas Wells and Tala Jones). This includes the two chapters in Volume 0.
- With his birthday being 1 December 2385, he is the eldest primary character in Federation Legacy.
Notes and references Edit
|v - e - t||USS Leviathan (NCC-93151)|
|Interior layout||Guest Cabin 7 • Science Lab 6 • Transporter Room 1|
|Command crew|| Jason Fredricks • Tala Jones • Dylyp Azeli • Ernie Hauser • Th'vol Olethla • Lucas Wells • Vance L'eher • Lenerea Mendel • Julia Cromwell • Elisa Flores|
Masc Taggart^ • Jarek Davis^ • Jules Vanden^ • Henry Fuller† • Jhael Onika† • Phil Schrader† • Koja Nara† • Marvolo Piers† • Mars Lionel† • Travis Murray†
|Duty officers|| Charlie Morgan • Hannah Freeman • Kevin Briggs • Walter Bozeman • Will Darrow • Leo Anderson • Andre Leeman • Jonah Willis • Jessik Cameo • T'mar • Nathan • Weller|
Jim O'Donnell† • Thom Lædon† • Don Leffler† • Laarkan† Rhez Keaeling† • John Palmer† • Liza Fré†
|Civilians/Pets||Crusoe • Hercules|
|Command crew||Masc Taggart† • Mercedes McMary†|
|v - e - t||Starfleet Academy, Class of 2408|
|Summa cum laude||Tala Jones|
|Others|| Dylyp Azeli • Ernie Hauser • Lucas Wells • Elisa Flores • Lenerea Mendel • Vance L'eher • Charlie Morgan • Hannah Freeman • Daniel Harvey • Sofia Wenner • Leo Anderson • Raltha Trebor • Jeff Philips • Serov • T'Vrell • Norrg'k • Zarva|