|Character Name||David Kano|
|Played by||Clifton Jones|
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Age 32, born 1967. He is usually addressed by his surname. He took part in an experimental programme on Earth to link the memory and calculating ability of a computer to the thinking ability of the human brain. A complex of fibre sensors was implanted in the cortex of his brain: the other 3 subjects ended up as cabbages, but Kano was the success story (Guardian Of Piri).
Kano is the computer expert (replacing Ouma in Breakaway). He addresses the computer as "she", and is defensive of others criticising computer errors: Black Sun, Guardian Of Piri, The Last Sunset, The Testament Of Arkadia. An Eagle pilot in The Full Circle, he assumes command in Mission Of The Darians. Other interests include chess, which he has programmed computer to play: he plays Mathias in Black Sun and Koenig in Dragon's Domain. He reveals a temper in Missing Link.
Kano featured in 23 episodes of Year 1 (not Breakaway).
"Commander. Alpha cannot survive without computer." (Black Sun)
"You clumsy fool! Is it so difficult to carry a tray of coffee?" (Missing Link),
"I swore I'd never go through this again" (Guardian Of Piri),
"Computer never tells stories." (The Last Sunset)
"I hate backseat drivers." (The Full Circle)
"Destruction of Alpha..imminent" (The Infernal Machine),
"Computer's not a crystal ball, Commander. She can only predict on specific data." (The Testament Of Arkadia)
"Don't worry, it can only get worse." (The Testament Of Arkadia)
Copyright Martin Willey