Ship of the Line

The first voyage of the Starship Enterprise 1701-E!

GN-29 Cover

  • Stardate 49827.5
  • Released October 1997

Ship of the Line tells the story of the first voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E, under the command of Morgan Bateson. Captain Bateson, a man from the 23rd century now living in the 24th, sees what no one else can see: that the Klingon Empire is building its forces and preparing to strike against the Federation. Seizing his one chance, Bateson takes the U.S.S. Enterprise on a mission to counter the Klingon threat, only to be thwarted by his enemy, a Klingon who has nursed a grudge against Bateson for decades. Standing in the way of Bateson’s scheme and the Klingons’ plan is Captain Jean-Luc Picard who, faced with the toughest decision of his career, must choose whether to take back command of the U.S.S. Enterprise or let the torch pass to yet another next generation!

Written by Diane Carey


Guest Cast:


“Yes!” Kozara sang out in his ages-ago voice.

“Listen, all of you! Gaylon! Zulish! Veg! Kuru! All of you—you will help me! We will stay together and escape failure’s maw with a victory such as none has ever seen! Our enemy has returned! No Klingon will deny us the chance to defeat him! We will snatch our names back from the gullet of shame!”

A spontaneous cry of willingness rose from the crew, blasting forth like the shot of some great old weapon. In a moment, in an instant, their enemy was back and they were warriors again. Their shame could become their monument!

On the crest of this unexpected turn, Kozara squared his shoulders, raised his chin, lifted both his hands and fanned them, and turned to Zaidan.

“This I promise, I vow, I swear to my son,” he blazed. “On the blood of our fathers, there will never be another Enterprise!”

Sunday, September 6th, 2009 Books, Logs, Next Generation

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