In 1938, a radio play by Ben Russell is aired over the Barnard Broadcasting System as part of The Adventures of Captain Proton series. Dr. Chaotica has stolen one of the Orbs of Bajor. After a visit to Station Number Nine, Captain Proton and his crew pursue Chaotica toward the Celestial Temple. Their ship is sucked into a wormhole which takes them to the other side of the galaxy. Jem'Hadar soldiers teleport onto the ship and kidnap Constance Goodheart, Proton's secretary. Proton then receives a message from Chaotica, who informs him that he is holding Constance hostage and forces Proton to proceed to an asteroid, where he and Buster Kincaid are taken prisoner. Chaotica plans to lead the Jem'Hadar, the vanguard of the Dominion's invasion army, through the wormhole to conquer the Incorporated Planets. Proton, Kincaid and Constance escape with the stolen orb and make their way back through the wormhole, which they close with their Super-Destructo Beam. However, Constance has been replaced with a shape-shifting Founder, whom Chaotica orders to disable the space station's defenses and reopen the wormhole for the invasion fleet...
- Evelyn Ankers/Constance Goodheart • Peter Collyer/Captain Proton • Charles Correll/Ben Sisko • Norris Goff/Jem'Hadar • Raymond Hayashi/Buster Kincaid • Boris Karnov/Chaotica • Chester Lauck/Jem'Hadar • Ken Stiles/Announcer • Conrad Williams/Narrator
Starships and vehicles
- Badlands • Bajor • Celestial Temple • Deep Space Sector • Denorios Belt • Earth • Station Number Nine
Races and cultures
States and organizations
Technology and weapons
Ranks and titles
- 1938 • The Adventures of Captain Proton • Alta-Schweitzer • apple • asteroid • Barnard Broadcasting System • Captain Proton Magazine • galaxy • ion • Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy • language • The Mercury Theatre on the Air • movie • music • neutron • orb • orbit • planet • protectorate • religion • science • secretary • space • temple • The War of the Worlds • water • wormhole
- Dean Wesley Smith has written two Captain Proton adventures: VOY novel: Captain Proton: Defender of the Earth and VOY short story: "The Space Vortex of Doom".
- The unnamed female Founder may be the Female Changeling.
- As pointed out in Voyages of Imagination, Benny Russell would have been too young to have written this play in 1938; thus "Ben Russell" may be a different person.
- Although the play is supposedly broadcast in 1938, it uses the term "wormhole", which was not coined until 1957.
- DS9 episode: "Far Beyond the Stars"
- VOY episode: "Night"
- VOY episode: "Thirty Days"
- VOY episode: "Bride of Chaotica!"
- VOY episode: "Shattered"
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Isolation Ward 4
Disappearance on 21st Street
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