The character of Guinan on Star Trek the Next Generation (played by Whoopi Goldberg) was named after famed early 20th century performer and nightclub owner Texas Guinan who died of dysentery in 1933 at the age of 49. The character Guinan is of the race El-Aurians. “El-Aurians” derives from the Latin “Auris,” meaning “ear.” This is in reference to Guinan’s character being a good listener and why Soran from Star Trek Generations, who was also of that race, said they were a “race of
Which "Star Trek: The Next Generation" Character Are You. You got: Q. You know it all, you see it all, you control it all, and everyone else is beneath you - at least, you suspect that to be the truth.
From the previous pinner: "Characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation digitally manipulated into costumes and sets from Star Trek: The Original Series." (SEXISM ALERT: I was SO much hoping these were Beverly Crusher's actual legs...!)