Into the Void

Captain Calhoun and Commander Shelby face their greatest ally . . . or most formidable enemy!

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  • Stardate 50923.1
  • Released July 1997

Roll call: The crew of the U.S.S. Excalibur:

Captain Mackenzie Calhoun: An unorthodox, decisive young captain who loves his crew and his ship, and loves testing their limits even more.

Commander Shelby: A woman of strong opinions and strong values, Shelby never hesitated to tell her captains when she thought they were wrong, and Mackenzie Calhoun won’t be any exception.

Burgoyne 172: The chief engineer of the Excalibur, with the decisiveness of Calhoun, the strength of Shelby, and the gender of both. Burgoyne is a Hermat, and when s/he sets hir sights on you, s/he isn’t an easy . . . person . . . to refuse.

As the Thallonian Empire succumbs to violence and insurrection, the U.S.S. Excalibur prepares to launch on her humanitarian mission of mercy. But her departure is destined to be a memorable one, as Calhoun contends with an unexpected stowaway, a stormy relationship with his crew, and—light-years away—frightened refugees aboard a dying ship.

Written by: Peter David


Guest Cast:


It was a race unlike any that Si Cwan had seen before . . .

Its skin look like thick, dark leather, and it was clutching Si Cwan in a massive three-fingered hand. He didn’t know what this creature was capable of, and he didn’t want to take the time to find out. He drove both heels into the creature’s face, staggering it by a grand total of about an inch and a half. Then the creature spoke to him:

“I am Excalibur security chief Zak Kebron,” the creature said, “and you are under arrest.”

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