Well folks, here it is, the premise for my fanfic Star Trek Maverick.
Please let me know what you think, and if there are any continuity
discrepancies (or spelling problems -- you'll see)
Setting - 25 years after the events in Star Trek Nemesis
The events in 'nemesis' and in the dominion war have led to not only
a restructuring of the United Federation of Planets, but an
integration of the Klingon, Romulan, Bajoran, Cardassian, and
Ferengi into the Allied Galactic Federation (organized in such a way
that each empire or government is still a group unto themselves, but
they now answer to the AGF, such as the Romulan Senate, the Klingon
High Council and Emperor, etc.). The integrations are slow, and, as
in all times of extreme social change, there are not only upheavals,
but uprisings as well. Rebel and terrorist groups have given way to
a growing black market and organized crime. But as things change,
things still stay the same. Starfleet is still very much the power
that it was, if not greater, but now, is combined with the Klingon,
Romulan, and Cardassian fleets and armadas. Also, with combining
efforts, sciences and technologies, comes new advances, and, for the
last decade, scientists from throughout the new federation have been
working toward a new type of vessel with a new technology which
would blow ordinary warp drive out of the water, to no end. Then,
after five years of nothing, a 20 year old Cardassian girl named
Z'Drell Luran, who was a prodigy, invented the "slingshot" drive,
which would, when combined with the warp drive, generate a wormhole
along a line-of-sight trajectory, allowing a vessel to traverse
distances in seconds that could only be previously reached in a
matter of hours at maximum warp. With this new technology comes the
new Zeta Squadron of the new Quantum Class of ships, led by the
first out of the assembly bay, the prototype USS Maverick NCC-
12785. Of course, with this prototype class ship comes a whole new
crew, the best and brightest that the New Starfleet has to offer.
After the last few years of training missions, four years worth of
newly and recently graduated cadets comprise the Maverick's entire
crew save one; her captain, a 55 year veteran Trill captain Barani
Lo'Ken. The Maverick is a small ship with a crew of less than fifty.
(I'm still working out the exact designs of the ship, but,
basically, what I'm thinking is to have the body egg shaped, like
the saucer section of the Voyager, with the twin warp
nacells/necells/nay-cells[anyone know how to spell that word?]
tucked just under the port and starboard edges of the ship, and
hinged so that they can tuck up under the belly of the ship inline
with the dorsal slingshot neysell [now I'm not even trying to spell
it right] to activate the slingshot drive, all three of these . . .
you know whats would be on a wing unit detachable from the body of
the ship in case of overload or malfunction or other general screw
Our story opens just prior to her maiden voyage, where we meet her
crew. The second in command is K`Tar Morei, a Bajorean boy who was,
at 15, the youngest graduate of Starfleet Academy in history, and
now, at 19, is the youngest first officer in fleet history as well.
The Second Officer and Chief Science Officer is Valcius J'Rok, a 22
year old Romulan son of an ex-senator-turned-federation-objector,
who joined up mostly to annoy his father.
The Chief Engineer is Stewart 'Mac' McKenzie, 21,a technical genius
who, at 6, was captured by the borg, assimilated into the collective
and had over 65% of his body replaced with robotics and implants,
and then at 9 was rescued by a freighter pilot who later legally
adopted him. Over 98% of the borg technology has been removed from
Stewart's body, over half of it by him, and has been replaced by him
with devices of his own creation. He is confined to a wheel chair.
The Ship's doctor is Xota Freen, 23, the first Ferengi medical
officer in Starfleet, also the first Ferengi woman in Starfleet, and
a member of the Ferengi Women`s Suffrage Movement.
The Chief of Security and Tactical is Lilian Riker, 20, (yes, that
Riker, who is now Admiral, also Troi's daughter, too) twice as tough
as her father and twice as beautiful as her mother. The first non-
Klingon to compete in a batlef [spelling] tournement (she placed
Chief Navigator is K'Arkana, 20, daughter of (now emperor) Worf (and
Ezri). She and Lilian have been best friends all through the academy.
Upon her initial test voyage, the ship is attacked by pirates
immediately after leaving it's artificial wormhole, it's crew
knocked out, and stripped for parts. The power wing, warp core, and
computer processing core are all taken, the ship is left floating
dead, and the captain is mortally wounded.
The Doctor manages to save the Captain's symbiote for the time
being, but as there are no other whole trill on board, the only one
who can carry it is K'Arkana, but her genetics complicate things and
instead of her personality merging with those of the previous hosts,
her personality remains intact, but the personalities of the
previous hosts are manifesting themselves as hallucinations. To
begin with, only Barani is appearing to K'Arkana, but others are
beginning to come out, and some are haunting her.
Meanwhile, Morei is not ready to take the reigns, and Valcius is
fighting him for control.
Mac manages to find a temporary replacement for the processor core;
his own brain. He also manages to use the shield generators to
create a small, low level warp field to help them get home faster.
They have no long range sensors, communications, or munitions.
Now they have to get home, or to the nearest friendly system.