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The Beginnings 2

These stories either feature the Star Trek characters featured in The Cage (such as Captain Christopher Pike, Number One, Lieutenant Spock and Doctor Phillip Boyce) as well as stories about the characters from Star Trek: The Original Series (including Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Sulu and the others) but set before their tour of duty on the Enterprise, ranging from the courtship of Sarek and Amanda to the beginning of the five year mission.

Reminiscing
written by Selek

A look at the first meeting between Sarek and Amanda.

The Logical Choice
written by Elise

After receiving a message from Skon and T’Pau directing him to select a new wife, Sarek reviews the candidates they’ve selected for him and comes to his own logical choice.

It Isn’t Logical
written by Elise

Sarek breaks the news to Amanda about the decision he’s made, but he doesn’t quite get the reaction he expected!

A Family Holiday Surprise
written by Selek, Saidicam and T’Lea

Christmastime on Earth for Spock and his father as they visit Amanda’s parents.

By the Back Door
written by Jim Ausfal

A look at how Montgomery Scott came to be the chief engineer of the fabled starship Enterprise, and at a very special instructor who helped him realize his goals...

First Contact 101
written by D.G. Littleford

Cadet James T. Kirk has a lot to learn at the Academy, including more about himself than he ever expected. Meanwhile, Cadet Spock finds acceptance by his fellow cadets a challenging task. An excellent look at the beginnings of their friendship.

Adventures in Iowa
written by D.G. Littleford

Cadets Jim Kirk and Spock spend a memorable time in the Spring of 2252 during their Easter Liberty Weekend with they visit Majorie Kirk’s farmhouse...

It’s Not Fair
written by biotech, Lisa Evans and Rob Morris

Janice Lester’s painful departure from Starfleet Academy, as seen through her eyes and those of her friends...

Twixt and Tween
written by Rob Morris

Gary Mitchell tries to spare Jim Kirk a painful separating of ways.

Command Potential
written by Donna S. Frelick

Set aboard the U.S.S. Farragut, under the command of Captain Garrovick, Lieutenant James T. Kirk finds himself finally in charge of a landing party mission to a mining planet’s surface. Unfortunately, things don’t go as smoothly as his captain thought it would.

Helmsman
written by Nomad

Following the death of his friend, Captain Kirk must find someone to fill some pretty big shoes.

The Beginning
written by Mary Rottler & Lynn Syck

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.

Artwork by Gamin Davis, Don Harden, Bobbie Hawkins, Joseph Melvin, Christine M. Myers, Bonnie Reitz, and Gennie Summers.

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