Janel Tyler was a cover identity designed by the Krill soldier, and former school teacher, Teleya. During Teleya's period as Janel Tyler, Tyler was a Human Lieutenant Science Officer and dark matter cartographer serving in the Planetary Union.
Creation of "Janel Tyler"[edit | edit source]
After Teleya escaped prison in Union space, she joined the Krill military and was assigned to an unnamed Krill destroyer. She volunteered for a mission to infiltrate the Union as a spy to capture a captain. According to Teleya: "Lieutenant Tyler was designed to be the ideal Union officer and the perfect lure."
- Tyler had been an "explorer at heart" since she was a kid, she followed her childhood dreams to visit uncharted space and contact new species.
- Tyler was a Human, a lieutenant in the Union, and a dark matter cartographer.
Career[edit | edit source]
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Janel began quietly dating Captain Ed Mercer some time on or shortly after August 2420. Teleya later said it was easy to attract Ed because he was "simplistic and easily manipulated." In October, Janel's co-worker Lieutenant Morris tells her that she had a "glow;" and she and Ed agreed to publicize their relationship. Their relationship lasted until Ed's capture several days later.
Capture of Ed Mercer[edit | edit source]
In October 2420, Ed and Janel took a trip by shuttle to Sensoria 2. However, Janel led Ed into Krill hands. Krill soldiers feigned torturing Janel until Ed divulged his Command Codes after which Janel returned to her form of Teleya.
Production[edit | edit source]
The name of the character underwent several changes. In the original draft, Tyler's name was "Janet Miller." A Fox press release from late December listed her name as "Janel Gillis," which may be an error or reflect a later draft name.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Episode: Ja'loja
- Teleya: "Choosing you was my idea." Episode 2x04: Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes
- Episode 2x04: Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes
- Episode 2x01: Ja'loja
- Episode 1x05: Pria
- Episode 2x02: Primal Urges
- Episode 2x03: Home
- Twitter post. Feb. 26, 2018. Deleted.
- ORVILLE, THE. The Futon Critic. Last accessed Dec. 30, 2018.