Topa is born as a female sometime in late 2419 or very early 2420. Largely through the efforts of the father, Klyden, Topa undergoes sex reassignment surgery on the planet Moclus and becomes male.
Command Performance Edit
Main article: Command Performance.Bortus lays an egg and incubates it for 21 days. At the end of the episode the egg hatches. The parents are shocked to see the newborn is female, extremely rare among Moclans.
About a GirlEdit
Main article: About a Girl.Fearing their female child would be outcast by Moclan society, Bortus and Klyden petition Doctor Claire Finn for sex reassignment surgery. She refuses, so the couple unsuccessfully appeals to Captain Ed Mercer to order Finn to perform the operation. Mercer denies the appeal.
After watching the film Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Bortus changes his mind and opposes the surgery, but Klyden is adamant the procedure take place. The disagreement leads to a formal trial on the planet Moclus. The jury finds in favor of Klyden, and the surgery is performed by Moclan doctors the following day.
Later, alone in their quarters, Bortus and Klyden name their baby Topa.
Cupid's Dagger Edit
Main article: Cupid's Dagger.Klyden and Bortus take Topa to the Medical Bay for vaccinations. Bortus complains to Finn that the baby cries incessantly.
- Episode One: Old Wounds (mentioned only)
- Episode Two: Command Performance (as an egg)
- Episode Three: About a Girl
- Episode Four: If the Stars Should Appear
- Episode Nine: Cupid's Dagger
- Episode Twelve: Mad Idolatry (mentioned only)
- ↑ National Broadcasting Company. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. NBC. 1964.