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Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Sulu, Uhura, Chekov, Arex, M'ress, Chapel, Riley, Kyle, DeSalle, Palmer, Leslie.

These stories feature the Star Trek characters from The Original Series and The Animated Series, and all stories are set aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, NCC-1701, during the command of Captain James Tiberius Kirk. Look for some of your favorite regulars including Captain Kirk, First Officer Spock, Doctor Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu, Lieutenant Penda Nyota Uhura, Ensign Pavel Chekov, Lieutenant Arex, Lieutenant M'ress, Nurse Christine Chapel, Lieutenant Kevin Riley, Transporter Chief Kyle, Lieutenants DeSalle and Palmer and even Mister Leslie.

Click here for a list of the crew of the Starship Enterprise during the First Mission.
Click here for a list of other starship and Starfleet personnel during this timeframe.

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"Change of Command"

written by D.G. Littleford; set in 2265/66
available in Antares 18
first published in 2009: Antares 18

Captain James T. Kirk takes command of the U.S.S. Enterprise in a wonderful, character-driven piece.

"The Beginning" 

written by Mary Rottler & Lynn Syck; spanning 2265/72 to 2266/01
available in
ORION ARCHIVES 2229-2265  THE BEGINNINGS2
first published in 2006: Antares 14

This story bridges from "The Beginnings" timeframe to the start of the "First Mission" timeframe. Doctor Leonard McCoy joins the beleaguered crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise following its shakedown cruise to the edge of the galaxy.

"The Red Shirt"

written by Ann Zewen; set in 2266/14
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 1
first published in 1999: Antares 3

The story of Kirk and a security officer on a planet where something has gone horribly wrong.

"The Salos Sell-out"

written by Thomas C. Harden; set in 2266/16
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 1
first published in 1979: Stardate 1

Kirk finds that an old friend may be responsible for betraying Federation interests to the Orion-dominated Barrier Alliance.

"Good Luck Charm"

written by Paul Starkey; set in 2266/19
available in ORION ARCHIVES -- 2266-2270 The First Mission5
first published in 2002: Antares 10

While treating an ailing ambassador, McCoy is forced to employ an Alcrani good luck charm in his sickbay.

"First Tour"

written by Patricia Wright; set in 2266/23
available in ANTARES16
first published in 2007: Antares 16

During his first night aboard the Enterprise, Pavel Chekov was determined to find out what sort of man James T. Kirk was...not from his officers, but from his crew.

"The Corbomite Maneuver"

written by Jerry Sohl; set in 2266/25
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While on a star charting mission, the Enterprise encounters a cube-like object that begins to emit dangerous radiation. Upon the destruction of the buoy, the starship encounters an immense spherical ship with plans to destroy the Enterprise.

"To Coin a Phrase"

written by Randall Landers; set in 2266/27
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 1
first published in 1984: Stardate 21

Just how does McCoy know all of the archaic 20th century slang? The answer is one that no one might suspect.

"Mudd's Women"

written by Stephen Kandel; set in 2266/30
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The crew of the Enterprise encounters a galactic con man named Harcourt Fenton Mudd.

"The Hobby Barn Duty"

written by David Lawrence; set in 2266/32
available in ANTARES 18
first published in 2008 as an on-line exclusive

Sulu finds an off-hand remark gets Mister Scott in trouble, and he blames Chekov!

"Muraviov's Law"

written by Diane Doyle; set in 2266/34
available in ANTARES 18
first published in 2008 as an on-line exclusive

Chekov finds everything that possibly could go wrong with a landing party assignment does!

"The Enemy Within"

written by Richard Matheson; set in 2266/36
available on video from Paramount Home Video

A transporter accident separates Captain Kirk into two beings: one good, one evil.

"The Memory Within"  

written by Sally Collard; set in 2266/36
first published in 2012 as an on-line exclusive

Kirk struggles with the aftermath of facing his dark side. He needs Spock's insight and friendship to pull him back from the brink.

"The Man Trap"

written by George Clayton Johnson; set in 2266/38
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While conducting a routine medical survey of two archaeologists, the crew of the Enterprise is repeatedly attacked by a shape-changing salt vampire.

"The Night Watch"

written by d. William Roberts; set in 2266/40
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 1
first published in 1993: Orion 33

A young crewmember finds himself tested under battle conditions during his first time on "The Night Watch."

"The Naked Time"

written by John D.F. Black; set in 2266/42
available on video from Paramount Home Video

A virus infects the Enterprise crew, lowering their inhibitions so that their hidden personality traits surface.

"No Beach to Walk On"

written by Linda McInnis; set in 2266/42 during the events of "The Naked Time"
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 1
first published in 1982: Stardate 14

A look at the feverish mind of James T. Kirk during the events of "The Naked Time."

"Conversion"

written by Cathy German; set in 2266/42 during the events of "The Naked Time"
available in ORION ARCHIVES -- 2266-2270 The First Mission5
first published in 2001: Antares 7

A security guard undergoes a conversion during "The Naked Time."

"Angel Face" 

written by Nomad; set in 2266/42 during the events of "The Naked Time" (framing section set in 2274)
available in ORION ARCHIVES -- 2266-2270 The First Mission5
first published in 2002: Antares 9

Ensign Pavel A. Chekov, newly aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, finds himself swept up into a sexual encounter during the insanity caused by the Psi 2000 virus. Note: Sexual situations.

"Runner"

written by Steven K. Dixon; set in 2266/44
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 1
first published in 1985: Orion 22

The Orions are up to no good, smuggling a controlled substance from Federation territory to the Klingons.

"Charlie X"

written by D.C. Fontana; set in 2266/45
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The Enterprise encounters a young man with immeasurable power and without the self-restraint needed to control them.

"Contact"

written by Jim Ausfahl; set in 2266/46
available in ORION ARCHIVES -- 2266-2270 The First Mission5
first published in 2002: Antares 10

Jim Kirk has his hands full with natives on Dhamar II and the Starfleet official slated to meet with them.

"Balance of Terror"

written by Paul Schneider; set in 2266/50
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The Romulans attack and destroy a series of Federation Outposts along the Neutral Zone. The Enterprise must stop them at all costs, even if it leads to war.

"What Are Little Girls Made of?"

written by Robert Bloch; set in 2266/52
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Captain Kirk, Nurse Chapel and a security team beam down ostensibly to rescue Doctor Roger Korby from Exo III. But Korby is not what he seems to be, and Chapel finds herself torn between her captain and her fiancÚ. And James T. Kirk finds himself at the mercy of Korby, the formidable android Ruk and an android made in his own image.

"Dagger of the Mind"

written by S. Bar-David; set in 2266/54
available on video from Paramount Home Video

An escaped mental patient from the Tantalus Penal Colony prompts an investigation into its operations. Captain Kirk and Doctor Helen Noel find themselves victimized by the power mad Tristan Adams and his Neural Neutralizer.

"Miri"

written by Adrian Spies; set in 2266/56
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Hundreds of lightyears from Earth, the Enterprise crew discover an identical planet that has been stricken by a plague which kills adults and extends the lives of children for hundreds of years. Unfortunately, children eventually mature into adults, and on Miri's planet, that means death.

"Afterimage"

written by Bonnie Reitz; set in 2266/58
available in The Worlds of Bonnie Reitz
first published in 1990: Saurian Brandy Digest #29

Captain Jack Redbeard, scourge of a distant sector of space, finds a unique Human with a special gift that Starfleet wants to exploit.

"The Conscience of the King"

written by Barry Trivers; set in 2266/60
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Investigating the death of his friend, Captain James T. Kirk comes to suspect the leader of a troupe of actor of being the mass murderer Kodos the Executioner.

"A Helping Hand"

written by Susannah; set in 2266/62
first published as an on-line exclusive in 2010

Chekov and McCoy find themselves shanghied on an alien world!

"The Female of the Species" 

written by Susannah; set in 2266/65
first published as an on-line exclusive in 2010

A landing party finds itself inexplicably cut off from communicating with the Enterprise, possibly as a result of the canopy of the enormous trees of the forest into which they've beamed down. The obvious solution is to send Chekov up a tree and try to hail the starship from up above. Unfortunately, that's about the time that a Klingon landing party arrives...

"The Galileo Seven"

written by Oliver Crawford & S. Bar-David; set in 2266/71
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While exploring Murasaki 312, Lieutenant Commander Spock and the science team find themselves stranded on a hostile planet, under attack from its primitive anthropoid natives. Making Kirk's life difficult is Federation Commissioner Ferris who wants to abandon the search.

"Blood Is Thicker"

written by Chris Dickenson; set in 2266/72
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 1
first published in 1990: Orion 29

Captain Kirk beams down to the surface of a planet reportedly inhabited by vampires, and is clearly attacked by something...or someone...someone startlingly familiar. A post-holocaust horror story told by Montgomery Scott is nearly as chilly as what happens to our good captain.

"Court-Martial"

written by Don M. Mankiewicz & Steven W. Carabatsos; set in 2266/73
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Captain Kirk finds himself on trial for ejecting an ion pod before giving the crewman inside a chance to evacuate.

"A Campaign of Whispers"

written by Rob Morris; set in 2266/75
available in ANTARES 15
first published in 2006: Antares 15

A departure from our regular stories, this one looks at the aftermath of the events of "Court-martial" wherein Samuel Cogley defends Benjamin Finney from Areel Shaw’s prosecution. An excellent look at these characters!

"The Menagerie"

written by Gene Roddenberry; set in 2266/77
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Spock commandeers the Enterprise and its former captain, Fleet Captain Pike, for an unauthorized and highly illegal trip to Talos IV, the punishment for which is death.

"What E’er the Course"

written by Diane Doyle; set in 2266/77
available in ANTARES 17
first published in 2008: Antares 17

A look at the events of "The Menagerie" from Chekov and a security guard’s point of view.

"Shore Leave"

written by Theodore Sturgeon; set in 2266/79
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While surveying a class M planet, Doctor McCoy encounters a rather large rabbit and a blonde haired girl who both disappear into a hole in a hedge.

"One Last Goodbye"

written by Nomad; set in 2266/79
available in ANTARES 19
first published in 2010: Antares 19

Angela Martine-Teller has found the Shore Leave planet to be a personal trap she may not be able to escape...

"A Step Forward"

written by Susannah; set in 2266/80
first published as an online exclusive in 2010

An alien race considering the notion of joining the Federation ask for Chekov to help them overcome their differences!

"What Engineers Do"

written by Susannah; set in 2266/81
first published as an online exclusive in 2010

Captain Kirk investigates the mysterious noises in the lower decks!

"The Squire of Gothos"

written by Paul Schneider; set in 2266/83
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise encounter a madman with unlimited power only to find out what a naughty boy he truly is.

"Arena"

written by Gene L. Coon; set in 2266/85
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The Federation outpost on Cestus III has been destroyed. While in pursuit of the attackers, the Enterprise finds itself in uncharted space, facing a powerful alien race who abduct Captain Kirk and force him to combat the captain of the Gorn vessel which destroyed the colony.

"The Alternative Factor"

written by Don Ingalls; set in 2266/87
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The crew of the Enterprise encounter a unique individual who keeps trading places with his counterpart from an alternate universe, and the portal through which is happens threatens the entire universe! 

"Tomorrow Is Yesterday"

written by D.C. Fontana; set in 2266/89
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While returning to Starbase 9, the Enterprise is drawn into an uncharted black star. Pulling away from its gravitational fields propels the starship into a slingshot effect back in time to 1967 where it is mistakenly identified as a UFO! 

"The Return of the Archons"

written by Boris Sobelman; set in 2266/94
available on video from Paramount Home Video

An investigation of the disappearance of the U.S.S. Archon reveals a society controlled by Landru, its people little more than sheep except for one night a year during which their emotions run amok. Kirk and Spock beam down to search for their missing crewman and are captured, only to discover that Landru is actually a computer!

"A Taste of Armageddon"

written by Robert Hamner & Gene L. Coon; set in 2266/97
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Another missing starship, another planet where battles fought via computer have perpetuated a war for hundreds of years. The Eminians are wonderful hosts until the Enterprise is designated "killed" by the computers, forcing the captain to teach the Eminians and Vendikars a valuable lesson: Never let James T. Kirk near your computer!

"Space Seed"

written by Gene L. Coon & Carey Wilber; set in 2267/00
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The Enterprise encounters the S.S. Botany Bay, a sleeper ship filled with refugees from Earth's terrible Eugenics War. But the crew soon discovers that those "refugees" are in fact the genetically-enhanced supermen who started those wars in the first place!

"This Side of Paradise"

written by D.C. Fontana; set in 2267/01
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Ordered to evacuate the Federation colony on Omicron Ceti IV, the crew of the Enterprise encounters resistance from the colonists who are held in control by spores who thrive on the very radiation that prompted the evacuation order. Kirk finds his crew soon turns against him, and it's up to him to get his crew back!

"Rites of Passage"

written by d. William Roberts; set in 2267/04
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 1
first published in 1994: Orion 34

Lieutenant j.g. Shaun Kelsey finds himself in charge of a bunch of Nova cadets during a crisis situation: Kirk is injured and in a coma, and the Romulans have established a base in Federation territory!

"Overreaction"

written by Susannah; set in 2267/05
first published in 2011 as an on-line exclusive

The crew of the Enterprise finds the exploration of a class M planet is far deadlier and treacherous than any they've encountered before.

"The Devil in the Dark"

written by Gene L. Coon; set in 2267/06
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Pergium production on Janus VI has been stopped by attacks on the miners from a creature that emits a caustic acid. Kirk's orders are to get pergium production underway again, but he discovers the creature is actually an intelligent being whose young have been killed by mining operations.

"Errand of Mercy"

written by Gene L. Coon; set in 2267/08
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Tensions with the Klingons are leading to skirmishes. The Enterprise is sent to Organia, the only class M planet in the disputed area, with the hopes that Kirk and Spock can convince the peaceful inhabitants to join the Federation. Before their mission can be accomplished, the Klingons invade the primitive planet. Much to the chagrin of the Organians, Kirk and Spock mount a resistance, forcing the Organians to reveal exactly how "primitive" they truly are.

"The City on the Edge of Forever"

written by Harlan Ellison; set in 2267/11
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While investigating waves of space-time displacement, McCoy is accidentally injected with a drug known to cause insanity. While pursuing the doctor on the surface of a dead planet, the crew of the Enterprise discover The Guardian of Forever, a construct that serves as a portal to ages long past. The doctor leaps through the portal back into 1930, and history is changed. Kirk and Spock leap through as well in order to set right whatever it was that McCoy changed.

"Errors on the Edge of Forever"

written by Sally Collard; set in 2267/14
first published in December 2012 as an on-line exclusive

In this follow up, Spock comes to the conclusion that his analysis resulted in heart-wrenching pain in both his friends: Kirk and McCoy. He is forced to turn to a kind soul to help him from making even more mistakes. An outstanding first-person Spock story!

"Operation--Annihilate!"

written by Steven W. Carabatsos; set in 2267/15
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Kirk and his crew are investigating a wave of madness sweeping across part of the galaxy. Its cause? Flying parasitical creatures which force their victims to their will. Its victims? The entire planet of Deneva is infected, and his brother and sister-in-law have died from the "infection." Spock is infected, and it's a race against time to find a cure, or Kirk will be forced to destroy the entire planet!

"Growing Up Together" 

written by Rob Morris; spanning from 2267/16 - 2295/55
available in ORION ARCHIVES -- 2266-2270 The First Mission5
first published in 2002: Antares 9

Over the years, Denevan survivor Peter Kirk matures as does a member of the Enterprise crew.

"Finnegan's Challenge"

written by Diane Doyle; set in 2267/21
available in ORION ARCHIVES -- 2266-2270 The First Mission5
first published in 2006: Antares 14

When Starbase 6 plays host to the Enterprise crew on shore leave, Seamus Finnegan has no choice but to lay down the baseball mitt before his former plebe, James T. Kirk...

"Wait a Minute"

written by Ann Zewen; set in 2267/24
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 6
first published in 1992: Idylls 8

Pavel Chekov awakens to discover he has quite a unique gift...

"Catspaw"

written by Robert Bloch; set in 2267/25
available on video from Paramount Home Video

A landing party to Pyris VII falls victim to invaders from outside the galaxy who seem to delight in inflicting pain and terror on them. A Halloween episode if there ever were one!

"Not That Green"

written by Diane Doyle; set in 2267/25
available in ANTARES 18
first published in 2008 as an on-line exclusive

Winner of Honorable Mention for the 2008 Orion Press Writer's Challenge Contest

Set during the events of "Catspaw," this short story reflects Pavel Chekov's perspective during the crisis on Pyris VII.

"Metamorphosis"

written by Gene L. Coon; set in 2267/27
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While transporting the ailing Commissioner Nancy Hedford, the shuttlecraft carrying Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the Commissioner crashes on a small planetoid, forced down by a gaseous entity. On the planet's surface, they encounter Zefram Cochrane, the inventor of the warp drive!

"Crossed Signals"

written by Jill Thomasson; set in 2267/28
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 6
first published in 1992: Idylls 8

A new crewmember aboard the Enterprise finds herself drawn to Leonard McCoy. Unfortunately, he can't seem to get past blaming her subtle advances (flowers here, a note there) on the captain!

"Friday's Child"

written by D.C. Fontana; set in 2267/29
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While negotiating topaline mineral rights with High Teer Akaar of the Ten Tribes of Capella IV, Kirk, Spock and McCoy find themselves caught up in a political struggle. The Capellans culture is much different than that of the Federation, and the Starfleet officers commit a "crime," forcing them to flee with the assassinated High Teer's pregnant  wife, pursued by the new High Teer Moab and his Klingon "advisor" who has helped Moab in exchange for topaline rights for the Klingons.

"The Prize"

written by Patricia Wright; set in 2267/30
available in ANTARES 17
first published in 2008: Antares 17

Pavel Chekov finds his early morning swim interrupted by an admirer...

"Who Mourns for Adonais?"

written by Gilbert Ralston; set in 2267/31
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While surveying Pollux IV, the crew of the Enterprise encounters the Greek god Apollo!

"Amok Time"

written by Theodore Sturgeon; set in 2267/32
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Spock finds himself caught up in the plak tow, the "blood fever." He must return to Vulcan for plak tow, the "time of mating," or die. Kirk   violates orders to get his first officer and friend to Vulcan, only to find himself facing the Vulcan in hand-to-hand combat to the death!

"Winged Demons"

written by Jill Thomasson; set in 2267/33
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 6
first published in 1994: Idylls 10

The relationship of Leonard McCoy and Jennifer Malone which began with "Crossed Signals" continues. But this time, things aren’t so idyllic when, on an alien planet, the Enterprise landing party encounters a race of gargoyles.

"Music of the Night"

written by Ann Zewen; set in 2267/34 during the events of "The Doomsday Machine"
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 1
first published in 1997: Antares 1

We learn why Uhura wasn't on duty during that episode, and how close she came to losing her life in a struggle with a powerful entity.

"The Doomsday Machine"

written by Norman Spinrad; set in 2267/35
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The crew of the Enterprise engages in battle with both a planet-killing berserker from another galaxy and with a revenge-driven commodore whose crew perished in a previous encounter with the doomsday device. Working from the commodore's crippled ship, Jim Kirk struggles to defeat an indestructible weapon of  mass devastation!

The Mindsweeper

written by Donna S. Frelick; set in 2267/36
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 1
first published in 1993 as a novella

James T. Kirk resigns after allegations of sexual impropriety. Meanwhile, a merchant ship captain finds a plot against the Federation and turns to one disgraced starship captain for help.

"What Navigators Do"

written by Patricia Wright; set in 2267/44
available in ANTARES 15
first published in 2006: Antares 15

In an attempt to win a race against the crew of the Valiant, Captain Kirk has placed command of their schooner in the hands of Pavel Chekov who may or may not be up to the task at hand...

"Wolf in the Fold"

written by Robert Bloch; set in 2267/45
available on video from Paramount Home Video

An incorporeal being comes aboard the Enterprise to wreak havoc and generate as much terror as it can, terror which it feeds upon! Kirk, Spock, McCoy and Scotty do battle literally with Jack the Ripper!

"The Changeling"

written by John Meredyth Lucas; set in 2267/46
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The Enterprise comes under attack from Nomad, an Earth-launched deep space probe with a programming problem: instead of seeking out new life and new civilizations, it now seeks perfect life and sterilizes all biological imperfections. Another computer for Kirk to out-think.

"Something to Remind You"

written by Deborah A. Bailey; set in 2267/47
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 1
first published in 2000: Antares 4

A look at what Uhura must’ve gone through following her re-education.

"Friendship's Song"

written by Valerie A. Phillips; flashback set in 2267/47
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 1
first published in 1992: Orion 31

Another look at what Uhura must’ve gone through following her re-education and who was there to help her.

"The Apple"

written by Max Ehrlich; set in 2267/48
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The primitive society of Gamma Trianguli IV is ruled by Vaal, a Rock-Zilla looking super computer. Calling Captain Kirk!

"Russian Machine"

written by Diane Doyle; set in 2267/49
available in ANTARES 19
first published in 2009 as an on-line exclusive

Ensign Pavel Chekov finds he has more in common with Mister Spock than he previously thought.

"Mirror, Mirror"

written by Jerome Bixby; set in 2267/50
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Kirk, Uhura, McCoy and Scotty find themselves in a Mirror Universe, where their counterparts are despicably evil, and where the crew advances in rank by assassination.

"Fool Me Twice"

written by Rob Morris; set in 2267/50
to be available in ANTARES 17
to be published in April 2008: Antares 17

During the events of "Mirror, Mirror," in our universe, Spock has to turn to one of the mirror-universe officers for help...

"Letter to an Absent Son"

written by Joanne K. Seward; set in 22267/51
available in ORION ARCHIVES -- 2266-2270 The First Mission5
first published in 2002: Antares 10

Prior to the events of "Journey to Babel," Amanda writes her son.

"The Deadly Years"

written by David P. Harmon; set in 2267/52
available on video from Paramount Home Video

An investigation at the science survey team on Gamma Hydra IV results in radiation poisoning of Kirk, Spock, McCoy and Scotty. The senior officers of the Enterprise begin aging rapidly, forcing Commodore Stocker of Starbase 12 to assume command and violate the Romulan Neutral Zone!

"Favorite Things"

written by Diane Doyle;  set in 2267/53
first published on-line in 2009

Following the events of "The Deadly Years," Lieutenant Uhura decides to check in our her favorite navigator.

"Beating the Alternative "

written by Rob Morris;  set in 2267/53
available in ORION ARCHIVES -- 2266-2270 The First Mission5
first published in 2004: Antares 13

The command crew of the Enterprise comes to grips with the aftereffects from the events of "The Deadly Years."

"The Wait"

written by Chris Dickenson; set in 2267/54
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 1
first published in 1989: Idylls 3

Uhura and Sulu are trapped in a chamber, awaiting rescue. Sulu finally gets Uhura to discuss what happened to her in the Mirror universe and why she's been so distant from him since.

"I, Mudd"

written by Stephen Kandel; set in 2267/55
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Galactic con man Harry Mudd is back, this time assisting androids in a takeover of the Enterprise. Their goal? They want to take care of Humanity, much as they took care of those who constructed them eons ago.

"The Present"

written by Susannah; set in 2267/56
first published in 2010 as an on-line exclusive

Following shore-leave at Starbase 14, the Enterprise is confronted by a hostile race bent on retrieving an item stolen from their homeworld.

"An Introduction to Exploration"

written by Susannah; set in 2267/57
first published in 2010 as an on-line exclusive

While en route to an alien planet, several Enterprise officers (including Spock, Chekov and Uhura) suddenly appear to have died at their stations! The only possible answer may be in a nearby gas giant....

"The Trouble With Tribbles"

written by David Gerrold; set in 2267/59
available on video from Paramount Home Video

They're cute, they're furry, they're delightful, and they're hungry for Federation grain! Captain Kirk deals with Captain Koloth, a Klingon spy,  an arrogant Federation commissioner and an ever-increasing problem!

"Last  Picked"

written by Cathy German; set in 2267/60
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 1
first published in 2000: Antares 4

Doctor Leonard McCoy tries his best to keep up with Kirk and Spock during a landing party adventure.

"Missing in Action"
written by Patricia Wright; set in 2267/61
available in ANTARES16
first published in 2007: Antares 16

James T. Kirk is not the sort of man to leave one of his officers behind...

"Bread and Circuses"

written by Gene Roddenberry & Gene L. Coon; set in 2267/62
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While investigating the disappearance of the S.S. Beagle, the Enterprise crew discover a planet where Rome never fell. Its 20th century populace enjoys televised gladiatorial games while seeking to put down a religious rebellion, and Captain Kirk's crew is captured under the direction of the missing ship's captain who has significantly violated the Prime Directive.

"The Wreck of the Aurora Borealis"

written by Cathy German; set in 2267/63
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 2
first published in 2000: Antares 5

The Enterprise crew encounters a rather unique creature with a rather expensive taste.

"Banshee!"

written by Mary Schuttler; set in 2267/65
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 2
first published in 2000: Antares 6

A chilling tale of a Scottish spirit aboard the Enterprise.

"Journey to Babel"

written by D.C. Fontana; set in 2267/68
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The Enterprise is ferrying delegates to a peace conference on Babel when it comes under fire. Meanwhile, Spock's father, with whom he hasn't spoken with in years, is stricken by a heart attack, and James T. Kirk is assaulted by a knife-wielding intruder!

"A Private Little War"

written by Gene Roddenberry; set in 2267/72
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While testing the native plants of the planet Neural for medicinal purposes, the landing party comes under attack. The peaceful, primitive Villagers have been armed with flintlocks! Spock is badly wounded, and Kirk and McCoy beam down to find a Klingon "advisor" behind this change in the balance of power.

"The Gamesters of Triskelion"

written by Margaret Armen; set in 2267/74
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Kirk, Uhura and Chekov find themselves gladiators on a planet where the dominant three life forms force others to fight for their wagering and entertainment.

"The McAulliffe Rescue"

written by Christina Schinella; set in 2267/76
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 2
first published in 1992: Orion 32

The starship Enterprise receives a distress call from a civilian science ship, the S.S. McAulliffe. A landing party beams down to investigate the crash site and encounters a being who is torn between Humanity and the alien race who befriends her.

"Obsession"

written by Art Wallace; set in 2267/78
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Following the deaths of his landing party, Kirk pursues a cloud-like creature with a taste for Human blood.

"The Immunity Syndrome"

written by Robert Sabaroff; set in 2267/80
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The Enterprise  encounters a giant space-going amoebae which has killed the crew of the Intrepid.

"An Error"

written by Ster Julie; set in 2266/81
available in ANTARES 18
first published in 2008 as an on-line exclusive

The First Prize Winner of the 2008 Orion Press Writer's Challenge Contest

Immediately following the events of "The Immunity Syndrome," Starfleet tries to assign the Enterprise to yet another mission.

"A Piece of the Action"

written by David P. Harmon & Gene L. Coon; set in 2267/82
available on video from Paramount Home Video

On Beta Iotia II, James T. Kirk, Spock and Doctor McCoy find themselves caught up in a society which has modeled itself after the Chicago Mobs of the 1920's!

"Unexpected Sparks"

written by Chris Dickenson; set in 2267/83
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 5
first published in 1990: Idylls 4

During a Halloween masquerade party, Hikaru Sulu finds himself unexpectedly drawn to a fellow officer!

"Paragraph 17"

written by Anna Perotti; set in 2267/84
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 2
first published in 2000: Antares 5

The title is a reference to an often disregarded Starfleet Regulation, and how not adhering to it can lead to an unpleasant surprise.

"Dear Mom"

written by Cathy German; set in 2267/84
available in
ORION ARCHIVES -- 2266-2270 The First Mission5
first published in 2001: Antares 7

A young woman writes a letter home, not realizing it'll be the last one she ever sends.

"By Any Other Name"

written by D.C. Fontana & Jerome Bixby; set in 2267/85
available on video from Paramount Home Video

An advance guard of invaders from the Andromeda galaxy capture the Enterprise and its crew as a part of their plan to conquer the Milkyway.

"Comeuppance"

written by Cathy German; set in 2267/87
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 2
first published in 2000: Antares 5

A Federation reporter finds herself following up on the events of "By Any Other Name."

"Only So Much"

written by Cathy German; set in 2267/90
available in ORION ARCHIVES -- 2266-2270 The First Mission5
first published in 2001: Antares 7

McCoy is disturbed by the fact that Jim Kirk finds it difficult to accept that he's incapable of controlling bad things that happen to the people in his charge.

"Directive Prime"

written by Jim Ausfahl; set in 2267/92
available in Antares 19
first published as an on-line exclusive in 2009

McCoy is disturbed by the fact that Jim Kirk finds it difficult to accept that he's incapable of controlling bad things that happen to the people in his charge.

"Return to Tomorrow"

written by John Kingsbridge; set in 2267/94
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Captain Kirk, Mister Spock and Doctor Ann Mulhall exchange their bodies with beings of superior intellect. But what if those beings decide to keep their bodies?

"Patterns of Force"

written by John Meredyth Lucas; set in 2267/95
available on video from Paramount Home Video

In search of a Starfleet cultural observer, Captain Kirk discovers Professor John Gill has interfered with the Ekosian society, directing them down the path of Nazism.

"The Ultimate Computer"

written by D.C. Fontana; set in 2267/96
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Starfleet decides to test a new multitronic computer system aboard the Enterprise. Obviously, they haven't been keeping up with the ship's logs or Kirk's record on computers.

"Legacy for Tomorrow"

written by Ann Zewen; set in 2268/85
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 5
first published in 1991: Idylls 6

Dr. Anne Mulhall is pregnant, a "gift" from Sargon and Thalassa. Will Mulhall allow the father (a certain starship captain) to share in the birth of their child? Note: Sexual situations and themes.

"The Omega Glory"

written by Gene Roddenberry; set in 2267/98
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The Enterprise encounters the Exeter in orbit aboard Omega IV. The landing party learns the ship's crew was decimated by plague, and beam down to the planet below where they find Captain Ron Tracey is interfering in the planet's culture by helping the Kohms in their battles with the Yangs.

"The Lesson"

written by Cathy German; set in 2267/99
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 2
first published in 2000: Antares 5

A Starfleet observer finds herself in the midst of a battle with aliens, with her friends, herself, and learns a vital lesson.

"Another Such Victory"

written by Rob Morris; set following in 2268/01
available in
ORION ARCHIVES -- 2266-2270 The First Mission5
first published in 2002: Antares 10

A sequel to "The Ultimate Computer." Commodore Robert Wesley reflects on the events that lead to a major decision for his career.

"Meeting At Xanadu"

written by Alex Rosen; set in 2268/01
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 2
first published in 1980: Stardate 3

A reclusive history professor has information which the Federation needs and which the Romulans don't want disclosed.

"Assignment: Earth"

written by Art Wallace; set in 2268/03
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The Enterprise travels back to 1968 for a cultural survey mission, only to find a Human beaming from a distant star system. Does he plan to interfere with history? Just who is the mysterious Gary Seven?

"One of Those Things"

written by Angela Solomon; set in 2268/09
available in print in
ORION ARCHIVES -- 2266-2270 The First Mission5
first published in 2003: Antares 11

McCoy comes to grip with a tragedy.

In the Line of Duty

written by Nicole Comtet; set in 2268/10
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 2
first published as a novella in 1999

Kirk, Spock and the male Enterprise crewmembers find themselves held in disdain by the Cygnetian delegation, which is comprised entirely of women.

"Spectre of the Gun"

written by Gene L. Coon; set in 2268/30
available on video from Paramount Home Video

On orders from the Starfleet, the Enterprise violates Melkotian space only to have its crew snatched from the ship and forced to face the Earps during the Gunfight at the OK Corral.

"Elaan of Troyius"

written by John Meredyth Lucas; set in 2268/31
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Elaas and Troyius have agreed to end their hostilities toward each other. The Dohlman of Elaas is set to marry the Crown Price of Troyius, barring conflicts with the Troyan ambassador, a Klingon battlecruiser, a traitor amongst her guards and the captain of the Enterprise who has fallen under the spell of her biological charms.

"Whatever Your Heart Desires"

written by Ann Zewen; set in 2268/32
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 5
first published in 1996: Interludes 1

Following their successful mission to Troyius, Uhura and Chapel beam down for a little shopping before their next assignment. Uhura comes across a rather unique bottle and a rather unique being...

"Out on a Limb"

written by Leigh Hall; set in 2268/33
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 2
first published in 1998: Antares 2

A landing party discovers a rather unique world, and a creature which has the best of intentions.

"The Paradise Syndrome"

written by Margaret Armen; set in 2268/35
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While seeking to prevent an asteroid from destroying an inhabitant planet populated by Native Americans, James T. Kirk loses his memory and "goes native." All the while, Spock and the crew of the Enterprise seek to divert the asteroid and save the planet and their captain who is trapped there.

"After Paradise"

written by  Caroline Kummer; set in 2268/66
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 3
first published in 2000: Antares 6

A wonderful story which nicely tidies up the events of "The Paradise Syndrome" and leads to a surprise revelation about a subsequent episode.

"The Enterprise Incident"

written by D.C. Fontana; set in 2268/69
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Appearing to be going insane, Captain Kirk takes the Enterprise into Romulan territory where the starship is promptly captured by three Romulan ships. Spock is seemingly making a deal with the attractive Romulan commander when he is forced to kill Captain Kirk!

"And the Children Shall Lead"

written by Edward J. Lasko; set in 2268/71
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Rumors of a demon from long ago fail to stop the Starnes expedition to Triacus. Unfortunately, the rumors are proven to be true as the Gorgon takes control of their children and eventually the crew of the Enterprise.

"To Explore"

written by Rob Morris; set in 2268/72
available in print in ORION ARCHIVES -- 2266-2270 The First Mission5
first published in 2003: Antares 11

A sequel to "And the Children Shall Lead"; Tommy Starnes faces up to the tragedy caused by the Gorgon.

"Not a Bad Day's Work"

written by Chris Dickenson; set in 2268/73
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 3
first published in 1990: Orion 29

Scotty and McCoy try to rescue a child trapped in a cave-in.

"Spock's Brain"

written by Gene L. Coon; set in 2268/74
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The Enterprise encounters an ion-powered starship, and a beautiful woman beams aboard, rending the entire crew unconscious. They awaken to find that Spock's brain has been stolen, and they must find it and return it before his body dies!

"The Sonic Maneuver"

written by Sera Graham; set in 2268/75
available in Antares 18
first published in online in 2008

Leonard McCoy finds things curiouser and curiouser until he's victimized by the 'sonic maneuver'...

"Is There in Truth, No Beauty?"

written by Jean Lisette Aroeste; set in 2268/77
available on video from Paramount Home Video

One look at a Medusan can drive a man mad. So when Larry Marvick, one of the designers of the Enterprise, attempts to murder Medusan Ambassador Kollos, he goes insane. He commandeers Engineering and takes the ship literally to where no man has gone before. It's up to Spock to mindmeld with the ambassador to pilot the ship back to known space.

"Field of Illusion"

written by Sharon Pillsbury; set in 2268/79
available in ORION ARCHIVES -- 2266-2270 The First Mission5
first published in 1991: Tantalus 2

While on shore leave on a rustic planet, James T. Kirk contracts Vegan choriomeningitis, taking him and Spock to death's very door! Will the Enterprise return from its resupply mission to Starbase 10 in time? An excellent story steeped in the true hurt-comfort tradition!

"The Empath"

written by Joyce Musket; set in 2268/81
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While attempting to retrieve the science team observing the Minaran sun which is about to go nova, Kirk, Spock and McCoy find the scientists were tortured to death. The Vians who now plan to conduct their heinous experiments on the Enterprise senior officers, but why?

"Greater Love Hath No Man"

written by Nomad; set in 2268/81, just after the events of "The Empath"
available in ORION ARCHIVES -- 2266-2270 The First Mission5
first published in 2006: Antares 14

Spock and McCoy discuss why the doctor chose to sacrifice himself to the Vians...despite the logic of letting Spock do it...and giving Spock something to think about...

"There Would Be Others" 

written by Cathy German; set in 2268/82
available in ORION ARCHIVES -- 2266-2270 The First Mission5
first published in 2002: Antares 9

McCoy has to deal with a severe injury to Spock during a landing party to an arboreal planet.

"The Unexplained"

written by Mary Schuttler; set in 2268/83
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 3
first published in 2000: Antares 6

A Ouija board brings forth a painful and terrifying memory in the Enterprise captain.

"The Tholian Web"

written by Judy Burns & Chet Richards; set in 2268/84
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The Enterprise encounters the starship Defiant which is trapped in an interspatial sink. Discovering its crew killed each other from the insanity caused by exposure to interphase, the landing party attempt to return to the Enterprise, losing Captain Kirk. Spock races against time to rescue his captain as the Tholians take objection to their presence in their territory.

"The Float"

written by Cathy German; set in 2268/84 (during "The Tholian Web")
available in
ORION ARCHIVES -- 2266-2270 The First Mission5
first published in 2002: Antares 10

What went through James T. Kirk’s mind during his time trapped in interphase?

"The Music Box"

written by Ann Zewen; set in 2268/85
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 3
first published in 1990: Orion 29

McCoy contracts xenopolycythemia, and his condition causes him to commit a rash act that he truly comes to regret.

"For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky"

written by Rick Vollaerts; set in 2268/86
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The U.S.S. Enterprise encounters Yonada, an asteroid-sized ship whose inhabitants are unknowingly on a collision course with Daran V. Meanwhile, Leonard McCoy is stricken with  xenopolycythemia and chooses to leave Starfleet and joined the doomed population.

"The Day of the Dove"

written by Jerome Bixby; set in 2268/90
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Answering a distress call from the colony on Beta XIIA, the landing party is captured by Klingons. Beaming up, the tables are turned on the Klingons, but soon things are out of control. An alien entity which feeds on hate itself is manipulating events. Can Kirk and Spock convince the Klingons and their own shipmates to lay down their arms?

"Tomb of Fear"

written by Jill Thomasson; set in 2268/91
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 3
first published in 1992: Orion 31

Captain Kirk, Mister Spock and Doctor McCoy beam down to a desert planet filled with Egyptian-styled ruins to ascertain the status of an archaeological team stationed there some time earlier, only to find that they have been dispatched by a rather murderous creature...a creature which is now pursuing its new prey: the Enterprise officers.

"Cloud of Insanity"

written by Diane Doyle; set in 2268/92
available in Antares 17
first published in 2008: Antares 17

Pavel Chekov questions his own sanity following the events of the past few weeks wherein he lost is mind during the Enterprise's encounter with the interphase, and when he was possessed by the hate-consuming energy being.

"Plato's Stepchildren"

written by Meyer Dolinsky; set in 2268/93
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Answering a distress call from Platonius, Kirk, Spock and McCoy beam down only to be captured by the domineering Platonians who use telekinesis in an attempt to force Kirk and Spock to abandon McCoy.

"Fairy Tale Ending"

written by Joanne K. Seward; set in 2268/95
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 3
first published in 1995: Orion 35

A group of cadets find their posting on the Enterprise different than they imagined it to be. At first, confusing, then boring, and lastly potentially lethal. 

"Wink of an Eye"

written by Arthur Heinemann; set in 2268/97
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While answering a distress call from the planet Scalos, a landing party finds the planet abandoned. Suddenly, a crewman is gone, and the ship's systems begin crashing. Without warning, Captain Kirk disappears leaving Spock, McCoy and Scotty to solve this crisis!

"That Which Survives"

written by John Meredyth Lucas; set in 2269/01
available on video from Paramount Home Video

A ghost planet? Not hardly, but a landing party beams down only to find themselves stranded from the apparent destruction of the Enterprise. That being bad enough, suddenly a beautiful alien woman has started stalking them, killing them one by one.

"Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"

written by Oliver Crawford; set in 2269/03
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The crew of the Enterprise finds their ship the battleground between two Cherons whose primary problem with each other is their opposite skin coloring. 

"Whom Gods Destroy"

written by Lee Erwin; set in 2269/05
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Fleet Captain Garth of Izar has gone dangerously insane and, using shape-shifting powers taught to him by the Antosians, has taken over the Elba II Treatment Center for the Dangerously Insane. And when Kirk and Spock beam down to transfer a new medicine, Garth captures them. His goal: the Enterprise itself!

"The Mark of Gideon"

written by George F. Slavin & Stanley Adams; set in 2269/07
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Gideon is supposed to be a paradise, but because its population refuses to practice birth control, it's become overrun with its people who basically live thousands of years. Now its government has the ultimate plan: convince the population to begin killing itself and using James T. Kirk as the source for the only infectious disease that can kill them.

"The Kenederis Incident" 

written by Jim Ausfahl; set in 2269/09
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 3
first published in 1998: Antares 2

The Enterprise tries to render aid to a civilization beset with a strange and seemingly incurable plague.

"The Lights of Zetar"

written by Jeremy Tarcher & Shari Lewis; set in 2269/11
available on video from Paramount Home Video

A unique lifeform refuses to die, and is in search of a new host. Finding a suitable body on the Enterprise, Lieutenant Mira Romaine, the aliens attack the starship. But they run into opposition from the crew, and especially Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott.

"The Cloud Minders"

written by Margaret Armen; set in 2269/13
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Federation member planet Stratos has a caste system and a civil war on its hands. Both sides agreed to a temporary truce, and Captain Kirk and Commander Spock beam down to retrieve zeinite, which is needed to stop a plague elsewhere. The miners, known as Troglytes, use the opportunity to try to capture them in order to force social change but fail. However, Kirk and Spock decide to take a closer look at the situation, and it's not pretty...

"The Way to Eden"

written by Arthur Heinemann; set in 2269/15
available on video from Paramount Home Video

A yacht full of space hippies come aboard the Enterprise, and one of them is Chekov's old girlfriend. They seek the mythical planet Eden, and unfortunately for them, they find it.

"Rigelian Fever"

written by Diane Doyle; set in 2269/20
available in print in ANTARES16
first published in 2007: Antares 16

After visiting the planet Scorbinius, Pavel Chekov unknowingly infects the Enterprise crew with a deadly plague!

"Requiem for Methuselah"

written by Jerome Bixby; set in 2269/21
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The Enterprise is a plague ship, and Kirk, Spock and McCoy beam down to Holberg 917G to find a cure. In addition to the ryetalyn they need, they encounter a rather unique individual, his ward and his robot servant.

"Persephone's Dance"

written by Mike S. Bagneski; set in 2269/22
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 3
first published in 1996: Orion 36

The crew of the Enterprise races against time as they try to terraform a dead planet into a living world. But other dangers await them, as a pair of civilian scientists soon discover.

"The Ride of the Valkyries"

written by Nicole Comtet; set in 2269/24
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 3
first published in 1999: Antares 3

Uhura and Spock attend a Wagnerian opera only to find themselves—along with Sulu and Palmer—on what amounts to an excellent adventure.

"The Savage Curtain"

written by Gene Roddenberry & Arthur Heinemann; set in 2269/26
available on video from Paramount Home Video

On the molten lava planet of Excalbia, Kirk and Spock are paired with Abraham Lincoln and Surak of Vulcan to do battle against four of history's greatest villains.

"The Man Behind the Curtain"

written by Rob Morris; set in 2269/26
available in Antares 17
first published in 2008: Antares 17

Still confused and upset by the Excalbian duplicates of Lincoln and Surak, Kirk and Spock turn to McCoy for answers, but does he have them?

"All Our Yesterdays"

written by Jean Lisette Aroeste; set in 2269/27
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While investigating the disappearance of the civilization on Sarpeidon, Kirk is thrown back into the time of their Dark Ages. Spock and McCoy pursue him and end up thrown back into the Sarpeidon Ice Age where they meet up with a political prisoner with a cruel sentence.

"A Walking Shadow"

written by Rob Morris; set in 2269/27 (a sequel to "All Our Yesterdays")
available in Antares 17
first published in 2008: Antares 17

The bridge crew learns the reason why Beta Niobe went nova, and it shakes them to their very cores.

"Complications"

written by Jill Thomasson; set in 2269/27 (a sequel to "All Our Yesterdays")
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 6
first published in 1995: Tantalus 8

It’s complications of the heart for Spock as he attempts to recover from the love and loss of Zarabeth. But it’s complications of a more deadly sort for McCoy.

"The Emancipator of Trill"

written by D.G. Littleford; set in 2269/30
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 3
first published in 1999: Antares 3

Starfleet Command dispatches Captain James "Tomcat" Kirk at the behest of the Trill ambassador. Imagine the reaction of Starfleet’s finest when they learn of the nature of the Trill symbionts.

"Turnabout Intruder"

written by Arthur H. Singer; set in 2269/32
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Janice Lester uses the mind transference technology she finds on Camus II to exchange bodies with James T. Kirk in order to gain command of the starship Enterprise.

"Crowded Theater"

written by Rob Morris; set in 2269/33
available in ORION ARCHIVES -- 2266-2270 The First Mission5
first published in 2002: Antares 10

James T. Kirk deals with his security department following the events of "Turnabout Intruder."

"The Curtained Sleep"

written by Ann Zewen; set in 2269/34
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 4
first published in 1989: Idylls 3

A sequel to "Turnabout Intruder." James T. Kirk finds himself trouble by his dreams wherein he is a female victimized by, sexism, chauvinism and even rape! Note: Sexual situations and themes.

"The Ambassador's Taxi"

written by Jim Ausfahl, set in 2269/35
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 3
first published in 2000: Antares 6

A wonderfully wry and almost comic adventure of the Enterprise crew (and its chief medical officer) as they deal with one of those oh-so-alien ambassadors whose presence aboard the ship is dangerous for everyone concerned.

"Completion"

written by Linda McInnis; set in 2269/36
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 3
first published in 1980: Stardate 7

A sequel to "Wink of an Eye." The Enterprise's visit to Scalos changes the relationship between two people. 

"I Grieve with Thee"

written by Chris Dickenson; set in 2269/39
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 3
first published in 1989: Idylls 3

A sequel to "All Our Yesterdays." McCoy helps Spock to confront his feelings about Zarabeth.

"More Tribbles, More Troubles"

written by David Gerrold; set in 2269/40
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The crew of the Enterprise find Cyranno Jones and his ever growing tribbles fleeing from the Klingons who are out for revenge.

"The Infinite Vulcan"

written by Walter Koenig; set in 2269/41
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Doctor Keniclius 5, a giant-sized clone of a refugee from Earth's Eugenics War, has cloned a giant-sized version of Spock in order to force peace on a galaxy he's long since out of step with.

"Negotiating with Havatari"

written by Jim Ausfahl; set in 2269/42
available in Antares 17
first published in 2008: Antares 17

The Enterprise is carrying an ambassador to complete delicate negotiations with an exotic, socially challenging life form—and finds itself unexpectedly plagued by exotic life forms that appear and disappear without warning. Can the beleagered crew of the Enterprise pull off the negotiations despite the intruders?

"Yesteryear"

written by D.C. Fontana; set in 2269/44
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Spock and Kirk return from an expedition in time to an Enterprise that doesn't recognize who the Vulcan is. It turns out that while in the distant past, one of the scientists conducted research on recent Vulcan history and changed the past. It's up to Spock himself to set things right.

"Beyond the Farthest Star"

written by Samuel A. Peeples; set in 2269/46
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The Enterprise is drawn into a gravity well to find an old relic alien starship whose captain scuttled his own ship to save it from the entity which had taken it over. This same entity soon takes over the Enterprise, and James T. Kirk is forced to make a drastic decision of his own.

"The Survivor"

written by James Schmerer; set in 2269/49
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The Enterprise encounters what appears to be Carter Winston, a renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist, whose fiancee, Lieutenant Ann Nored of Security, is on board. Unfortunately, something's wrong, and she knows it.

"Winter Hunt"

written by Crystal Perry; set in 2269/51
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 4
first published in 1999: Antares 3

James T. Kirk is kidnapped by thugs who want to hold him ransom. Fortunately, they forget the reputation of the man they’ve captured and of his friends who will go to great lengths to rescue him.

"The Lorelei Signal"

written by Margaret Armen; set in 2269/53
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The men of the Enterprise suddenly become complacent as they receive a transmission from Taurus II, and it's up to the women of the starship to save the day.

"Turn Back Time"

written by Christina Schinella; set in 2269/55
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 5
first published in 1991: Tantalus 2

The Enterprise is dispatched to Alba III--located near the Klingon Neutral Zone--to investigate the loss of a Federation mining colony. Are the Klingons behind this attack?

"One of Our Planets Is Missing"

written by Marc Daniels; set in 2269/57
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While investigating a mysterious cloud of gaseous matter in Federation space, the crew of the Enterprise is stunned to find it is a enormously large living creature that feeds on planets. And it's heading for the Federation colony planet of Mantilles for lunch!

"The Tholian Contact" 

written by Jim Ausfahl; set in 2269/59
available in Antares 18
first published in 2009: Antares 18

While trying to learn more about the Tholians, the Enterprise is called upon to ferry two aliens to a newly-established Tholian colony. And that's where the trouble began...

"Mudd's Passion"

written by Stephen Kandel; set in 2269/60
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Love crystals are Harry Mudd's new merchandise, but unlike many of his previous enterprises, these things really work! But look out for those side effects!

"The Magicks of Megas-tu"

written by Larry Brody; set in 2269/62
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Traveling to the center of the galaxy, the Enterprise encounters a space-time continuum where the rules of our universe fail to exist and magic is the norm! And just exactly who is this pan-like entity that calls himself Lucien?

"The Time Trap"

written by Joyce Perry; set in 2269/64
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While evading a pack of Klingon battlecruisers, the Enterprise and the battlecruiser captained by Commander Kor end up trapped in a pocket of space-time with ships going back to the beginning of time!

"To Heal Old Wounds"

written by Mary L. Barnes; set in 2269/66
available in Antares19
first published in 2009 as an on-line exclusive

Leonard McCoy and an old friend work to solve the murder mystery behind the Petros mining operations on Beta Arae.

"The Slaver Weapon"

written by Larry Niven; set in 2269/68
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Using the warp shuttlecraft Copernicus, Spock, Uhura and Sulu are transporting a Slaver-made stasis box when they're captured Kzinti "privateers." Once the box is open, they discover a weapon of unbelievable power. Can the Enterprise officers stop them from using it against the Federation?

"The Jihad"

written by Stephen Kandel; set in 2269/70
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The Vedala call Kirk, Spock and a rather motley group of other specialists for a special mission: to prevent the Skorr from launching a jihad against the galaxy.

"Love, Shaun"

written by d. William Roberts; set in 2269/71
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 4
first published in 1996: Orion 36

Shaun Kelsey faces his greatest challenge: romance.

"The Ambergris Element"

written by Margaret Armen; set in 2269/72
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The aquashuttle is attacked by a sea serpent, and Kirk and Spock find themselves transformed into water-breathers!

"Once Upon a Planet"

written by Len Jenson & Chuck Menville; set in 2269/74
available on video from Paramount Home Video

During a return to the Shore Leave planet, Lieutenant Uhura finds herself captured by the master computer and her friends under attack by the simulacra!

"The Terratin Incident"

written by Paul Schneider; set in 2269/78
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While in orbit above an inhospitable, the crew of the Enterprise finds themselves shrinking all the way down to the point that they can no longer operate their systems!

"Serendipity"

written by Amanda Cassity; set in 2269/80
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 4
first published in 1992: Orion 32

The Federation has established contact with a star system. The Enterprise is dispatched to ferry ambassadors from a starbase while Kirk, Spock and McCoy are proceeding to the planet's surface via shuttlecraft. The Galileo comes under attack, and it makes a forced landing on a neighboring planet. Meanwhile, their attackers are searching for them and waiting for the unsuspecting Enterprise to return.

"The Eye of the Beholder"

written by David P. Harmon; set in 2269/82
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Searching for the crew of the science ship Ariel, the landing party from the Enterprise find themselves in an alien zoo!

"Bem"

written by David Gerrold; set in 2269/84
available on video from Paramount Home Video

A Pandronian comes aboard the Enterprise to test the crew to see if the Federation is worthy of joining. Unfortunately, he creates more havoc when he violates the Prime Directive and annoys a local deity!

"Albatross"

written by Dario Finelli; set in 2269/86
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While touring Dramia, the planetary police arrest Doctor McCoy and accuse the Enterprise chief medical officer of causing a devastating plague on their nearby colony twenty-two years ago!

"The Pirates of Orion"

written by Howard Weinstein; set in 2269/88
available on video from Paramount Home Video

Spock succumbs to a rare disease, and Kirk pulls every string he can to get a vital medicine for him. But when Orion pirates hijack the S.S. Huron and its cargo, Captain Kirk goes after them with a vengeance.

"The Practical Joker"

written by Chuck Menville; set in 2269/90
available on video from Paramount Home Video

After passing through a cloud of loosely associated subatomic particles, the Enterprise computer becomes a dangerous practical joker!

"How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth"

written by Russell Bates & David Wise; set in 2269/94
available on video from Paramount Home Video

While investigating a space probe of unknown origin, the crew of the Enterprise encounters a being claiming to be the ancient Aztec god, Kukulkan!

"The Counter-clock Incident"

written by John Culver; set in 2269/96
available on video from Paramount Home Video

The Enterprise finds itself in another universe where time flows backward. It's space-time dampeners unable to compensate, the crew find themselves growing younger and younger, to the point that they're reduced to children!

"Turnabout Vengeance"

written by Nomad; set in 2269/98
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 4
first published in 1979: Where No Man Has Gone Before 1; later reprinted in 1988: Orion 26

Janice Lester has returned to seek revenge on the man she blames for her present confinement: James T. Kirk.

"The Adventure of the Vulcan Detective"

written by Terry Endres; set in 2270/00
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 4
first published in 1980: Stardate 7

Scotty plays Doctor Watson to Spock's Sherlock Holmes as they try to determine the culprits behind a jewel theft.

"Plague!"

written by Randall Landers; set in 2270/02
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 4
first published in 1979: Stardate 1

McCoy is forced to solve a medical mystery before the crew succumbs to a plague.

"A Matter of Trust"

written by Thomas Harden, Randall Landers and Kevin Morgan; set in 2270/08
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 4
first published in 1981: Stardate 9

The Enterprise apparently destroyed, Kirk and his landing party find themselves marooned on a planet with Romulan landing party. Can they learn to work together against a force which keeps bringing their dead back to life?

"The Once and Future Kirk"

written by Nomad; set in 2270/10
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 4
first published in 1979 in Richard G. Pollet's fanzine, Captain's Log, Voyage 3; published in its original, unedited form in 1981: Stardate 10

James T. Kirk is trapped in his nightmares by the Klingons!

"First Class"

written by Caroline R. Kummer; set in 2270/12
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 4
first published in 1998: Antares 2

Captain Kirk and Mister Spock encounter a pair of cadets who are all too familiar to them both.

"The Price of Peace"

written by Randall Landers; set in 2270/13
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 4
first published in 1979: Where No Man Has Gone Before 1; later reprinted in 1988: Orion 26

Federation colonists on a distant world find themselves with Romulan saboteurs, and it's up to the crew of the Enterprise to solve the mystery.

"Trapped"

written by Pamela J. Corsa; set in 2270/15
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2266-2270 The First Mission 4
first published in 1992: Orion 31

While McCoy is deep in a coma from an extreme reaction to a medication, Kirk and Spock must solve the mystery behind a forcefield which has immobilized the Enterprise.

No Cold Wind

written by Ann Zewen; set in 2270/20
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2270 No Cold Wind
first published as a novella in 1990

Set at the end of the five year mission, and after Spock is seemingly killed, James T. Kirk resigns from Starfleet and joins a privateer crew. Commander Scott soon decides he never wants command of a vessel as the Enterprise faces an invasion of our galaxy!.

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