Beyond a shadow of a doubt, Newt is the most brilliant member of the crew. He is also the youngest – a childlike savant prone to random (often nonsensical) fits of genius. Not only does he keep the ship running, the life-support on, and the magma-core from overheating during “long-jumps,” but analyzes any and all chemicals, elements and/or oddities discovered by the crew. One never knows what random space rock may contain the secret to everlasting energy, and a replacement for the grossly inefficient magma system. But Newt is one DiSaurian who means to find out.  For him, science beats strength every day of the week.