Prime: 22nd Century (Page 2)
- 01 January: The Bank of Andor is founded in Daldorran, Andor—it will eventually become the main repository for UFP hard currency holdings.
- March: The ascendance of Keth epetai-Rivaki to the Klingon Chancellorship begins a new era of Klingon expansionism and prosperity. Known as “the Centenarian,” Keth will live to be just over 100 standard years old, and have the longest known reign of any Klingon chancellor to date.
- 10-21 April: The Human race makes its first venture into interstellar travel with Captain Jonathan Archer at the helm of the Enterprise NX-01. The Enterprise crew’s mission is to return an injured Klingon—the first the Human race has ever encountered—to his people. But when a villainous race of aliens called the Suliban kidnap the Klingon, Archer and his crew must make an unexpected detour into another world to retrieve their precious cargo—and stave off a dangerous diplomatic interstellar crisis.
[ENT-01, ENT-02, ENT #01]
- 24 April
[SNW-05: “Hoshi’s Gift”]
- 02-06 May: As they continue their deep space exploration, the Enterprise crew comes across an alien ship where they discover 15 humanoid corpses that seem to have been part of a scientific experiment. The horrific sight inspires Hoshi to panic and demand a return to Earth, but Archer insists on continuing the mission and finding out more about the abandoned dead. Trouble comes calling when the aliens that were conducting the gruesome experiments return and begin attacking Captain Archer and his team.
- 04 May: In the most tragic incident of piracy to date, the commercial passenger liner S.S. Diana is systematically attacked. Almost 600 passengers and crew are killed and the cargo apparently stolen. The Intrepid, commanded by Captain Henry McKenna, retrieves the remains of the Diana. Within weeks, the Diana Lives! Foundation is established so that people do not forget the tragedy of the ship’s loss.
- [SNW-05: “Remnant”]
- Commander “Trip” Tucker, Ensign Mayweather and Sub-Commander T’Pol go on a survey mission to a seemingly uninhabited Minshara-class planet where a mysterious alien presence sends them into a state of paranoid overdrive. When a violent storm strands them on the planet, Archer must find a way to save his crewmembers before they turn dangerously upon one another.
- When Trip is dispatched to assist an alien ship with its power source problems, he is delighted to have a friendly encounter with Ah’len, one of the ship’s female engineers. But after discovering that their special moment has resulted in his becoming pregnant, he realizes he’s had an unwitting experience with alien sex. Archer and his crew must then try and return the rapidly growing alien baby to its mother.
- The Fazi, whose ultraregulated culture ranges from strict conversation protocols to unvarying building designs, inhabit half of a planet discovered by the Enterprise. But after a disastrous first contact with the ruler of the Fazi, Archer must depend on Vulcan science officer T’Pol and communication specialist Ensign Hoshi Sato to help him mend relations with the people of this planet, and unravel the mystery of the other creatures living on the world.
- The Enterprise crew alters course to investigate the mystery of Terra Nova, a legendary Earth colony whose inhabitants mysteriously disappeared decades ago. But when they arrive, they confront descendents of the colonists who have become more alien than Archer could ever have imagined.
- The Enterprise crew pays a friendly visit to an ancient Vulcan spiritual sanctuary, despite T’Pol‘s concerns that her Human colleagues will be an awkward and disruptive presence there. Upon landing, they discover that the monastery has been forcibly taken over by the Andorians, a paranoid and highly excitable race of aliens with a long history of conflict with the Vulcans. Archer soon discovers that the Enterprise crew has gotten in the middle of an interstellar Pandora’s Box and now must find a way out.
- [BB-01: “Discovery”]
- “A Time to Sow,” Chapter 1.
- Trip learns that T’Pol is transmitting secret messages to a Vulcan ship, which has been shadowing the Enterprise for weeks. Meanwhile, Archer must attempt a dangerous rescue to recover two crewman stranded on a rapidly disintegrating comet.
- “A Time to Sow,” Chapter 2.
- 27-31 July: Captain Archer and the crew discover a fully inhabited, civilized though less advanced Minshara-class planet. Disguised to look like its inhabitants, they pay the planet an exploratory visit where they learn that a pernicious illness is afflicting the local population. As Archer seeks to help them find the malady’s source, he finds himself in a close encounter with a comely female alien.
- The Enterprise crew is dispatched by Starfleet Command to assist the Fortunate, a Human freight vessel that has been attacked by Nausicaan pirates. On arriving, they are surprised to find that the Fortunate‘s crew is resistant to Archer‘s efforts to help them and determined to seek revenge against their attackers, no matter what the repercussions.
- When the Enterprise is attacked by an unidentified enemy ship, the crew must work frantically to get their new phase canons to operate. Meanwhile, Archer realizes that no one knows Reed well enough to give him a personalized birthday gift.
- 09-10 September: When the Enterprise comes in contact with an alien vessel transporting stargazers to observe a spectacular stellar event, Archer invites them aboard the ship not realizing that Silik, a Suliban enemy, is among them. Archer quickly realizes that Silik is engaged in a nefarious time-travelling mission and must stop him before he can tamper with the course of history.
- The crew discovers a new planet with two races, one in desperate need of medical and scientific assistance. In the course of trying to help, Dr. Phlox recalls his own Denobulan past to address the ethical dilemmas that arise in the present.
- When the Enterprise comes across a wounded Klingon vessel, T’Pol, Hoshi and Reed take a shuttlepod down to investigate. There they are ambushed by a hostile female Klingon who hijacks the shuttlepod, leaving the Enterprise crewmembers dangerously stranded aboard the Klingon vessel. Now it’s up to Archer to take the Klingon under guard and enlist her help in rescuing his crew.
- Archer and the crew are disappointed to discover that T’Pol has been ordered by the Vulcan High Command to leave the Enterprise—and equally frustrated at her seeming indifference to leaving their ranks. T’Pol’s last mission as a Starfleet officer, however, proves eventful when she and Archer are kidnapped by a militant faction on an alien planet and find themselves once again at the mercy of the volatile Andorians.
- 06-12 November: On a routine shuttlepod mission to investigate an asteroid field, Trip and Reed find themselves suddenly cut off from the Enterprise and become convinced that the mothership has been destroyed. With a limited oxygen supply and almost no chance of being rescued, the opposite-minded twosome must battle their annoyance with one another while also coming to terms with their impending demise.
- The Enterprise hosts a group of Vulcans who, unlike T’Pol and the Vulcan High Command, are eager to embrace and experience their own emotions. When one of their rank tempts her to adapt their more free-spirited approach to life, T’Pol finds herself faced with a confusing and intriguing dilemma.
- While exploring an uncharted planet, Enterprise crew members encounter a group of aliens who are hunting down indigenous creatures for recreation. During their exploration, Archer is mesmerized by visions of a woman desperately attempting to communicate with him. The woman’s ethereal distress signal informs Archer that she and others like her are actually the prey of the alien hunters. Heeding her call, Archer levels the playing field against the alien hunters.
- 4 December: When a group of Ferengi thieves, who have traveled as far from the reach of the Ferengi Comerce Authority as possible, stun the Enterprise crew and try to rob the ship, it’s up to Trip to work covertly to stop them. After the Ferengi awaken the Captain to force his assistance in pillaging his ship, Trip secretly reveals to Archer that he has inadvertently escaped the effects of the noxious gas and they work together to try to surreptitiously thwart the robbery and save the crew.
- While exploring a crashed vessel on a desolate planet, the Enterprise crew is haunted by some ghostly figures, and they encounter an alien race that has survived despite insurmountable odds. Trip helps repair their derelict vessel and is befriended by Liana, an attractive humanoid alien who develops feelings for him.
- The Kitjef system is discovered by the Alamo, an early multigenerational exploration vessel. The system is named after their most recently born children, Kit Carson and Jefferson Davis. Only the second world is Class M and will be briefly mined for uranium until superior energy sources become available. It will be used many times for UFP training and test missions.
- Emanuel Tagore is born.
- 31 December
- January: Several cultural exchange programs, including the Student Exchange Program and the Galactic Cultural Exchange, are postponed indefinitely. The reasons include a decreasing interest in the projects and the fear of pirates attacking shipping.
- While exploring a planet, Archer and Mayweather enter a “military zone” and are detained in an internment prison by an alien race called Tandarans, who are at war with the Suliban. While the Enterprise crew’s previous encounters with the Suliban have been disastrous, Archer and Mayweather find themselves sharing a cell with some Suliban detainees who they believe may be wrongly imprisoned.
- A strange, symbiotic alien creature boards the Enterprise capturing a few of the crew members, including Archer and Trip, and cocoons them in its web feeding off their bodies to survive. With the captured crewmembers’ lives in jeopardy, Hoshi, under T’Pol‘s command, faces her biggest challenge by trying to find a way to communicate with the lifeform in order to return it to its home planet.
- 07-09 February: When a Vulcan ambassador is accused of secretive criminal misconduct, the Enterprise is asked to transport her back to the Vulcans. Following an attack by a corrupt alien race, T’Pol defends the Ambassador and, for the first time, asks Archer for his help.
- 12-14 February: When Archer and Trip are invited to a desert-like planet by an alien leader after they help fix his ship, they discover he is a terrorist who has lured them onto his planet under false pretenses.
- 18-20 February: When the crew takes shore leave on the famous pleasure planet of Risa, Archer has a mysterious encounter with an alien woman; Hoshi has a surprising romantic rendezvous; Mayweather has a rock-climbing accident; and Trip and Reed go clubbing only to end the evening as unwitting victims of robbery.
- 25-26 February
- [SNW-06: “Cabin E-14″]
- Starfleet orders the Enterprise to return home when the crew seemingly causes the destruction of an alien planet they were exploring. Archer is visited by former crew member Daniels, who traveled through time to warn him that the Suliban are trying to sabotage the Enterprise‘s mission, and the two travel through time to try to thwart the Suliban’s plans. Intent on stopping Archer and the Enterprise‘s mission, the Suliban take the crew hostage when it is discovered that Archer has mysteriously disappeared off the ship. While stuck in the decimated remains of the 31st century, Archer and Daniels work to find a way to get back to the Enterprise; and Daniels worries that the future existence of the Federation may be in jeopardy as a result of his impulsive action to remove Archer from the Enterprise, forever changing the course of history.
[ENT-26, ENT-27, ENT #03]
- On Omega IV it is the Year of the Red Bird (plus or minus 5 years).
- 15 April: T’Pol tells Archer and Trip a story about her great-grandmother T’Mir and three other Vulcans who made first contact with Humans after crash landing in a small Pennsylvania town in the 1950s. T’Pol’s story shocks Archer and Trip because her account is much earlier and very different from what history books reported.
- After unwittingly wandering into a minefield in Romulan territory, the Enterprise becomes trapped when struck by an undetonated mine. When Reed takes a space walk to try to defuse the mine, he inadvertently gets pinned to the outer hull and Archer must chose between saving Reed or abiding by the Romulans‘ orders to depart their space immediately.
- The Enterprise, in desperate need of extensive repairs, docks with a mysterious, high-tech, automated space station that inexplicably and amazingly fixes everything, making it almost too good to be true. While waiting for the repairs to be completed, the Enterprise crew searches the unmanned space station and discovers its unique and horrifying power source.
- Archer spends a fretful night in Sickbay with Dr. Phlox after Porthos, Archer’s pet beagle, picks up a deadly virus on an alien planet. While the crew believes Archer’s increased stress level is due to Porthos’ illness, Dr. Phlox suspects it may have to do with Archer’s repressed sexual tension and urges Archer to discuss it with T’Pol.
[SNW-05: “The Shoulders of Giants”]
- [SNW-09: “Rounding a Corner Already Turned”]
- When the Enterprise is in need of fuel, Archer discovers a desolate mining colony that is being controlled by Klingon marauders who are bullying the colonists and hoarding their fuel. After Archer discovers the problem, the crew trains the colonists to defend themselves and prepare for a final showdown against their Klingon oppressors.
- T’Pol brings Archer with her on a top-secret mission when she is dispatched by the Vulcan High Command to capture a fugitive that has eluded their authorities for nearly two decades. Meanwhile, T’Pol reveals to Archer a dark and violent secret that she repressed, and Trip, who fills in for Archer while he is away, finds the weight of being the captain hard to bear.
- Reed accidentally leaves his communicator on a pre-warp alien planet during a visit, and when he returns with Archer to retrieve the crucial technology, they are captured by soldiers who accuse them of being enemy spies. Meanwhile, Trip and Mayweather use the cloaking technology of the damaged Suliban Cell-Ship they had previously captured in an attempt to rescue Archer and Reed before they are executed.
- Sub-Commander T’Pol finds her life threatened. She reacts, draws her phase pistol and kills. It was a simple act of self-defense. Or was it? Has she, as others imply, forsaken the teachings of Surak?
- 14 August: On a “typical” day on the Enterprise, the crew finds their routine tasks turn into uncharacteristically strange obsessions over trivial matters. The crew’s increasingly erratic and often humorous behavior includes: Archer‘s preoccupation with writing the preface of a biography about his father; Trip‘s fixation on adjusting the captain’s chair to perfection; Hoshi‘s obsession with her cooking; and Reed‘s concern with a Tactical Alert.
- Following her first experience in the transporter, a series of eerie events leads Hoshi to question whether she is the same person. Feeling fearful and helpless, Hoshi becomes unsure of herself, wondering if she is losing her mind, if the transporter has somehow changed her, or if there is an alien threat behind all of these bizarre happenings suddenly taking place.
- 12 September: Trip Tucker boards an alien cargo vessel to help repair a stasis pod holding a beautiful woman in suspended animation. When the woman accidentally awakes, she reveals she’s not a passenger, but a prisoner.
- 18 September: When a lethal neutronic storm approaches faster than the Enterprise can escape, the entire crew takes shelter in the most heavily shielded part of the ship—the maintenance shafts inside the warp nacelles—for several days. They also provide refuge to a group of aliens who aren’t entirely upfront about themselves.
- Trip Tucker is alone on a test mission aboard Shuttlepod One when he is fired upon by a territorial alien and forced to land on the night side of a moon. As he tries in vain to contact the Enterprise, he discovers his alien foe has also made an emergency landing nearby, and the two nemeses must contend with each other as the extremely hot rising sun threatens their survival.
- While the Enterprise visits a planet where an Interspecies Medical Exchange conference is taking place, Dr. Phlox tries to obtain research on a terminal disease from the Vulcan contingent there. But he must not reveal that T’Pol has contracted this disease, because that knowledge would forever stigmatize her among her people.
- [SNW-08: “Insanity”]
- Open conflict erupts between the Vulcans and Andorians over a small terraformed planet that both sides make claim to. In the midst of the skirmish, the Vulcans announce they wish to discuss terms for a cease-fire, but Imperial Guard officer Shran believes the only one he can trust to mediate such a negotiation is Jonathan Archer, so the captain and his ship are called into the fray.
- Far beyond where any Earth vessel has ventured before, the Enterprise crew is shocked to find a small craft adrift in space that contains what appears to be a Human corpse. Trip Tucker and Malcolm Reed discover the craft holds some strange secrets, and the mystery deepens when the Suliban arrive making claim to the salvage. On top of that, Captain Archer is confronted by the Tholians, who also aggressively try to procure the enigmatic vessel.
- Upon leaving the Enolian homeworld in a shuttlepod, Archer and Tucker are mistakenly arrested and placed on a prisoner transport vessel bound for the penal colony Canamar. Before the error can be rectified, one of the alien inmates engineers a takeover of the transport, leading Archer to engage in a dangerous gambit.
- 21 November: Starfleet‘s 155th Combat Squadron, currently on recreational leave, is caught in a surprise attack at the site of the unfinished Outer Sector Defense Outpost 4. A major sensor failure at the outpost permits a squadron of pirate cruisers to sneak up and catch the squadron unprepared for combat. Though the pirates left the incomplete base untouched, they destroyed eleven of the squadron’s twelve starships. Enemy losses are believed to be very light.
- When the Enterprise is enveloped by a vast alien vessel filled with a species that appear only as wisps of vapor, these non-corporeal alien beings capture the Enterprise and take solid form by invading various crew members’ bodies to learn more about the Humans, or so they say. In an attempt to get back control of the Enterprise and to have his crew members’ lost souls returned to their appropriate bodies, Archer enlists T’Pol‘s powers of mind control to determine what the aliens really want.
- [SNW-06: “Savior”]
- Archer stands trial before a Klingon Tribunal that has charged him with firing on a Klingon warship and providing aid to refugees on the run from the Klingon Empire, for which the punishment is death. When the prosecution paints a skewed and violent picture of the events in question, Archer challenges his appointed Klingon legal counsel to buck their cruel justice system and let him present his side of the story in the hopes that he will prevail. In the process, Archer learns that Klingons haven’t always been a warrior society and that there are Klingons who want to lead a more peaceful existence.
- Archer‘s fictional about Porthos, told in the Captain’s Table, is set at this time.
[TCT: “Have Beagle, Will Travel: The Legend of Porthos”]