Starfleet Nurse onboard the
U.S.S. Enterprise while under the command of Captain James Kirk. Chapel held the rank of
was an excellent officer and served in Sickbay under Chief Medical Officer Leonard McCoy.
Nurse Chapel came on board the Enterprise in 2266 in search of her fiance Dr. Roger Korby, and
remained on the starship as head nurse. While under the effects of the Psi 2000 virus, Chapel became very
amorous towards Mister Spock. After that incident, Chapel fell in love with Spock, though he made it
clear to her that they had no future together.
On stardate 5483.7, while under the influence of the women of Taurus II, the male crewmembers of the
Enterprise were incapacitated enough by the "siren's song" to nessecitate that
Lieutenant Uhura assume command of the ship. Uhura assigned Chapel as acting
Chief Medical Officer. She and Uhura then led an all-woman landing party that beamed down to
Taurus II to rescue Kirk, Spock, and Dr. McCoy. ("The Lorelei Signal") In 2369,
Christine Chapel obtained a love potion from Harry Mudd and she used it on Spock. For a time he was
in love with her but the effects of the drug were only temporary. ("Mudd's Passion")
While in a miniaturized state, Nurse Chapel assisted Dr. McCoy mend Mr. Sulu's
broken leg. ("The Terratin Incident") After Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock were
mutated into water breathers on stardate 5499.9, Nurse Chapel assisted Dr. McCoy when he reversed
their mutations.("The Ambergris Element")
Although the character of Nurse Chapel appeared in only nine episodes of the
animated series: "Beyond the Farthest Star", "The Lorelei Signal", "The Survivor", "The Magicks of Megas-tu", "Mudd's Passion", "The Terratin Incident", "The Ambergris Element", "The Pirates of Orion" and "Albatross", she was the main focus in "Mudd's Passion". Chapel didn't appear in any second season episodes at all. Majel Barrett portrayed Nurse Chapel in the live action Star Trek series as well, and she also provided the voices for several other characters in the Animated Star Trek series including Lieutenant M'Ress and the voice of the ship's computer.