|Played by:||Don Marshall|
In 2267, Boma was aboard the shuttlecraft Galileo assisting in collecting data on the Murasaki Effect. Boma openly disputed Commander Spock's orders following the shuttle's later crash on planet Taurus II. (TOS: "The Galileo Seven")
In two non-canon Star Trek novels written by Diane Carey, Dreadnought! and Battlestations!, Boma reappeared as a civilian scientist. After the events of "The Galileo Seven", Boma was dismissed from Starfleet, consequent to a court martial hearing called by Montgomery Scott on charges that Boma was openly disrespectful and insubordinate towards Spock. He then entered into a notable scientific career, which included the development of an extremely resilient alloy used in the construction of the Dreadnought-class. Ultimately, however, he got involved in unethical weapons research.
In an apparent contradiction, Boma reappears as an officer in the non-canon novel That Which Divides, by Dayton Ward, as a science officer aboard the USS Huang Zhong. The novel takes place in the year 2269.